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Good: The camera
Comment: I had this phone and it is rubbish it is the worst phone that I EVER had. The cover is made out of plastic.
I am here to tell you all to not buy this phone.
Good: Camera, Photo Editing
Bad: Battery Life
Comment: Very good camera with multi-shot, extensive image editing options, high-speed video recording, easy upload to Youtube.
Good: The Camera Is Good, Looks Nice, Wi-Fi is Quick.
Bad: It a Really Tacky Plastic, Very Slow For a Smartphone, The Phone All Together is Disapointing
Comment: if your thinking about this phone... well dont. on paper the phone sound amazing, but its not. its quiet battery wont last long after a 30 -40 charges, quiet speaker, its very limited and boring.
Good: Takes great photos, good battery life, responsive touchscren
Bad: Wi-Fi has connectivity issues (can sometimes crash or cut out), quite slow and laggy at times, not much in the way of customisation
Comment: After 18 months with this phone, I've been very impressed, its very strong considering I have dropped it a fair few times and have never had any issues with it.
Touch screen wise its very accurate, although, when reducing text size on the screen it can be hard to select certain points of texts while texting due to low resolution... and stubby fingers.
Due to the low resolution zooming in on web pages is essential and tapping little links takes a lot of practice to get used to.
Although, features wise, its quite impressive, even though some say you don't need a 8mp camera, I don't think this matters, its still a nice feature, after 6mp you cant exactly tell the difference anyway. Also the on board editing software is exactly what you need to edit a quick photo with endless amounts of photo manipulation features etc.
The widgets are also very handy, although, unlike phones in the current market, the Renoir only has one homepage and can seem a bit... crowded if using them all at once... Also quite laggy too.
Over all, its a very good phone to use if you want a multimedia phone with lots of features but be careful, there are better alternatives out there by now, unless 8mp + 120fps camera is a must, I suggest you look at the LG Viewty Smart or even the LG Optimus if you have a bit more money to throw out there
Hope this helps, Luke
Good: The camrea is pretty amazing obviousley because its 8 pixels
Bad: Nothing really special. No wow factor. Just another LG really
Comment: It has its highs and lows just like any pphone however, it dosen't really do anything amazing.
the camera is though one of ts strongest points. Very sharp images even at night, flash s good and has nifty little tricks like smile and blink detection.
The phone itself is more or less a clone of the viewty which I have also had. It is slightly thinner though which is better and clearly has the camera.
The music quality definately maes an impact with the loud speaker at the front with the help of dolby. When you switch off Dolby, you can really sense the absence of the rich sound.
One point which I quite dont understand is why LG didn't put the stylus attached to the phone. why let it hang just like on the viewty. why change it on cookie?
Good: The 8mp camera
Bad: fingerprints, short message tone, lack of games.
Comment: I upgraded to the Renoir from the Viewty and must say I am impressed with my new phone. The user interface is superb the touchscreen is sensitive and reacts quickly to any command. The camera is also a great bit of kit and I have manged to take some great shots with it, and the editing of photos is very easy to use and you get some nice touches.
The 8gb memory card is extreamly useful I can download loads of tracks onto the phone and still have plenty of memory for loads of photos and videos.
I am not keen on having to clean the screen but thats what comes with buying a touchscreen phone so no real hardship there, I don't like the fact that the phone only comes with a few demo games I would of expected at least one or two games embedded on the phone but alas no. My only other bug bear with the phone is something I hated on the Viewty and that is the Meesage tone only rings for 3 seconds no good if like me you like to use downloaded MP3 files for your tones, but thats horses for courses I guess.
Overall this phone is a class act no i phone killer but a great package none the less.
Good: Total feel and ease of use
Bad: The fact that you have to keep it clean
Comment: I have read so many negative reviews about the renoir and cant understand why.
This phone is amazing. The screen is so responsive to a light touch even with a protector in place.
Battery life is a few days but that reduces when watching movies etc.
Speaking of which, i uploaded 15 full length movies using the supplied software and watching them is a dream. I also bluetoothed many of the vista wallpapers from my pc to the phone without any probs at all. The screen is crystal clear.
Some people say the ringing volume is low...i guess that depends on what tone you use because i have had no problem hearing mine. And speaking of tone....talking to someone is as clear as any phone i have used.
It does tend to lock itself but thats not a problem because you dont have to unlock it to receive a call and one touch to unlock for all other functions is not a big deal.
Turning the phone sideways to write mail or texts can be fiddly if you have big fingers but using it upright, the predictive text works a treat.
The camera blows me away. It has so many features and editing tools.
Picture quality is so clear, i couldn't quite believe it.
Unless some people have been unlucky enough to purchase the odd faulty hand set, hence some of the bad reviews, don't let them put you off. They are probably secret iphone dreamers and hate anything that compares to it.
I am not saying the LG renoir is an iphone replacement but half the stuff on the iphone never gets used and the renoir has just the right apps to make it a very user friendly phone with more than most people want.
If you want this phone, dont be put off by some peoples negative reviews.
Make up your own mind because i am really glad i did.
Good: The stylus
Bad: It just doesn't want to work as advertised!
Comment: This is going to be warts and all, honest review.
When I swapped tarrifs, I was offered this phone as an upgrade, moving from a Sony K800i. At first I thought "ooh, nice and hi tech.." The reality was soon clear that LG are more concerned creating a triumph of style over function.
1. The touchscreen seemed to vary in sensitivity from day to day. Some days it worked well, some days it didn't. The stylus looked nice though, being very well constructed.
2. The camera lense was good. But if the touchscreen was having a sensitive day, it'd jump to "send photo to MMS or email" menu without me actually wanting this to happen. When I then backed out of that menu and returned to the camera, all the camera settings would return to default which was very frustrating. I had to write down the settings I wanted to use and keep entering them in, every time this happened.
3. Accessing the internet by GPRS was appalling. The page would either not find the host, or would hang in a much reduced view, completely unusuable. This was despite repeated reset instructions via my service provider.
4. It may have GPS, but it doesn't work on Orange. You can download Orange Maps, but it simply isn't worth the effort. I can say this in complete honesty, as I now have Garmin Mobile XT on my replacement phone which is outstanding.
5.Whenever I was calling an automated service, eg Orange Customer Care or my bank, the phone would auto lock once the call was connected. This would mean having to press the unlock icon (hoping it would work), then pressing the keypad icon (again hoping it would work) before pressing "1" or "2". The phone would then immediately relock again meaning that I'd have to repeat the process for every menu choice. Not funny at all!
6. The MP3 player would only list songs in alphabetical order. What is the point in hyping the phone as having a really good, Dolby equipped, MP3 player when this was a clear design fault.
7. The onscreen qwerty pad was quite good, using T9 to predict and then give you a choice of what words to use.
8. The LG PC Suite Software was less than useless. The phone would connect, then disconnect to the PC, making file transfer a time consuming and annoying experience.
9. There is next to no online support from LG. When I tried upgrading the firmware, following the LG updater software instructions, it crashed my phone, only displaying "LG Mobile, Please Wait...." on the screen. It is now being returned to LG for reflashing.
10. It's impossible to personalise the phone. I either had to put up with Orange's white and orange menu or LG's black and white menu.
I was very disappointed. The phone did not live up to the hype. I did read the instructions, but the majority of the problems that I've described are clearly a result of LG shipping an incomplete product. I would not buy another LG again, given the lack of customer support and over complicated and eventually useless software.
As this phone was free, I didn't lose out, although I chose to purchase an unused, unlocked Nokia N95 8GB. Guess what, it has 3 megapixels less but the camera is far easier to use. I can find contacts instantly. The internet connection works flawlessly and very fast. The GPS in conjunction with Garmin is superb. The software is a dream, works first time and puts LG to shame.
Most importantly, the data transfer mode actually works, enabling me to go into the phone and delete applications that are unwanted.
I wish I'd got this in the first place. Sorry LG, but you've lost a customer.
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