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Bad: pretty much everything
Comment: the whole phone is a failure i have sadly had mine for too long and i hate it! the headphone "jack" is stupid then phone is so slow and unresponsive
Good: The large touchscreen
Bad: Camera,Streaming (over the internet), loading speed,NO FLASH the camera.
Comment: The LG cookie KP5000 is a stylish phone on the outside but an extremely slow phone on the inside. The software glitches are highly annoying as it slows the screen down and it takes an extremely long time to load. One thing I do like is that you can calibrate the screen so you can use it how you want to. I really DO NOT recommend this phone, I hope i have helped you with the journey of picking the correct phone for you.
Good: Nicely implemented features, great music player and bundled earphones, excellent build quality, mildly but decently responsive screen (even though it broke :( )
Bad: Camera in low light, no 3.5mm jack!! Great media player, easy for texting/ calling etc...
Comment: Though it does have a responsive screen, most resistive screens are flimsy and break easily, which was the case with mine after about 6 months. So theres no point on getting a great phone with a great media player and great apps etc if it simply does not work.
I would say avoid all resistive touch screens. If you want a touch phone, it's got be capacitve of nothing. Buy cheap pay twice!
Good: Small Size, Good First Phone, Music Player, SD Card, Toughness
Bad: Everything else
Comment: It's a nice phone, small, and doesn't weigh alot (only 89g). also it's quite "organized" as in, it has 4 "topics" and within them you have a selection of different things. It would make a great first phone, if you have a slide and you want a cheap touch-screen phone. Also it is quite tough as i have dropped my phone about 10 times, fell over with it in my pocket, and dropped it from my bedroom window. There was hardly any damage, except, a few scratches, and when i fell over, a cracked LCD screen, not the touch. However, the catch is, the touch screen isn't the best in the world, with it being very unresponsive at times. And the Accelerometer is quite crap. You can only get touchscreen games, and in some of them, you get an annoying "numpad" at the base, with 4 arrows and another 2 buttons "ok" and "num". The Accelerometer, is good in some cases, as it allows use of a on-screen QWERTY keyboard. But i personally wouldn't use it for an update on a touchscreen phone. lol
Comment: i h8 this fone!! i own it ryt now and it is absoloubtely rubbish, it runs slow, it needs calibrated all the time and in general it just goes wonky! i wouldnt recommend any1 2 go out and buy 1 because some work and some dont, my 1 broke down COMPLETELY and then i took it in 2 the shop 2 get it fixed, but then when i got it back it was even slower and it had lost all my contacts!! honestly, im only 11 and i wouldnt recommend it! most of my friends have them and some work and some dont theyre very dodgy fones. i would say buy a samsung or a blackberry or something like that, just dont buy an lg cookie!!
Bad: Mostly everything
Comment: I got my LG cookie for christmas, it was fine at first, then after about a month it started getting slow. to unlock it , it can take over 5 seconds, it crashes pretty much every day, so i have to turn it off and on again - takes a few minutes. it freezes quite a lot, you have to take the battery out then put it back in again, and the memory is tiny. the speakers do go quite loud though, and the headphones are good :)
Good: Applications on the screen
Bad: Muvee Studio
Comment: The new LG KP500 is a great new touch screen entertainment phone from LG which although lacks 3G, has a huge range of features which will keep you entertained for a long time. This phone is not only feature filled but it is great looking as well and offers users a stylish and sophisticated handset with fun and entertaining features. The phone is also available in several colours which mean you can enjoy a unique handset with a good range of high quality features from LG. I really like the phone and think it’ll do very well in the mobile phone market.
Good: Sideways view for reading pages, flick scrolling on touchscreen
Bad: Requires patience
Comment: I bought this phone because I wanted a cheap pay-as-you-go touchscreen phone which could go on the internet. The lack of 3G doesn't mean much, it loads pages as quickly as the Nokia E71 which has both 3G and Wi-Fi connections. It doesn't load all the graphics on a screen; and if you've accessed a page after searching for content via Google, then you will more than likely find 'Google has optimised the page for mobile viewing'. That said, I don't care. I wanted to have a phone that enabled me to read books online, which I can with this phone. I can flick through pages and move around them ok, the only problem is that the phone sometimes gets confused and brings up a menu frame or assumes I want to zoom in or out. I couldn't care less about the lack of 3.5mm jack, because no phones that I have ever used ever had one. The lack of Micro SD card in the box was annoying, but you can pick up one for £10 or less on the internet these days. I got a cover for less than £5. There is a lack of apps, also the content on the LG Mobile website needs a mention; it's dire. The music they offer for download on their website (in exchange for points you get when you register your mobile), is largely made up of very unconvincing cover versions of pop music. Most of the wallpapers are not compatible with the Cookie. What what the point LG? I can get any picture I want from anywhere, compress it and put it on my Cookie to use as wallpaper. I can get a memory card, convert my WMA's to MP3's (why doesn't LG PC Suite II do this for me?) and use them as my ringtones. In short, LG has made a half arsed mobile experience; but as it lets me read books on the internet on a decent sized screen for £50, I care even less than LG do.
Good: Stylus as I have big fingers. I like ease of use.
Bad: Not many apps to download. No 3g. Turns on sometimes when not expected.
Comment: I love this phone for day to day use and ease of operation. It's cheap and cheerful and does all I want. I like the built in stylus and would hope that LG incorporate this in newer models as it's a boon for people like me with big fingers, who never fully got to grips with texting on small keypads. One problem I have had is that whilst abroad recently it would not either autochange or let me manually change to other phone company abroad. I just gave up and used an old £10 Nokia. I cannot find out if this was the fault of the VIrgin network or the phone but I won't be taking it abroad again. Shame 'cos it's a lovely phone.
Good: Applications, games, price
Bad: slow, camera
Comment: I bought this phone a few months ago from Carphone Warehouse for £97.00 - a very affordable price for a touch screen phone.
Lets start with the good parts of this phone...
Applications and games - The applications include a fun drawing panel, perfect with the pull-out stylus. The games are good but do get slightly boring after a while!
Price - A very affordable price at under £100 for a touch screen. Compared to the viewty or pixon this is very cheap.
There are other good points in the LG Cookie too.
Now, the negatives...
Speed of operations - The texting, selecting images and menu is very slow. This reason is unknown to me. It takes up to 5 seconds for an image to come up when selected.
Camera - At only 3 megapixels, the camera is a slight let down. With no flash, images are impossible in the dark. The images are grainy and blur easily if moved in the slightest.
Overall, if you want a touch screen phone, for a cheap price with some benefits to it, get the LG Cookie. If you need your phone to be quick and easy to use, either get another touch screen or a simple tablet phone/other phone.
Hope this helps you, if you have any questions for me please ask as I know I have only been brief. Sarah.
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