Product Type: LG Electronics mobile phones
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More of a camera than a phone
LG Viewty Lite
Member Name: Jenraux
LG Viewty Lite
Advantages: Great camera, virtual QWERTY keypad for texting, decent voice quality
Disadvantages: Seems to run slow
I received this phone as a gift from a friend, so I don't know how much it cost when it was new.
This phone accomplishes what it was made for well. It can phone, the voice quality is good, it can text, with the ability to overlay a QWERTY keypad on the touch-screen, it has a great camera, 5MP, which is very high quality for a fairly dated phone now. It also has a lower quality front camera.
Other than that it has a few extra bells and whistles, such as 3G and Bluetooth, neither of which I have ever used.
It can have some apps, it doesn't run iOS or Android, but it can have some specific apps installed, I own an Android tablet so I have never found a use for them, and most require you to connect to the internet and pay the expensive fees that network providers charge. There were a couple of games preinstalled that I had a play around with, including Bejeweled, but as I said, I have a tablet for that kind of thing.
The thing that most annoyed me about this phone, is that it seems to run slow. When going through the menus, it sometimes takes a bit of time to load, the menu's and background move at about 3 frames per second, it just feels like the phone wasn't meant to handle the software that was put on it.
Luckily you don't really have to use the menus much for it's function as a phone, the camera is accesible by a single press of a camera button on the phone itself. Text messaging and phoning can be done by tapping the corresponding buttons on the phone's home menu.
To be honest I end up using the camera more than the phone functions themselves, the quality of it is higher than our digital camera (which is quite old now).
This is a decent phone, but I would say to get an Android powered phone nowadays, they aren't too expensive, and getting a non-Android/iOS phone nowadays seems silly.
Summary: A decent phone, but is made irrelevant by recent smartphones
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