Written on 12/15/2008 06:49:00 AM by poison_ivy
It's been a while since I've handled an LG phone so I thought I might review the LG Cookie or LG KP500 next since it's only about 100 Quid. The LG Cookie mobile phone seems to be the cheapest touchscreen phone in the market today.
The LG Cookie mobile phone has a large 3 inch display with three hardware buttons at the bottom (the call buttons and the menu button). It looks stylish enough and only slightly thinner than the iPhone 3G. As seen in the TV ads, the stylus can be found at the bottom of the phone.
Features and Performance
I'm not expecting a lot from the LG Cookie, I mean, for 100 Quid you can't expect this cheap mobile phone to compete with the iPhone but for those budget conscious individuals who wants in on the touch screen revolution, the LG KP500 may be the perfect phone to start with. The widgets on the LG Cookie reminds me so much of my Samsung Omnia, the only cool thing about it is that when you shake it, the widgets would arrange themselves in proper order(BTW, the LG KP500 has a built in accelerometer). Now I really wish that Samsung would get to that SDK kit for the Omnia so developers would start making new widgets for it.
Since this is the cheapest touchscreen phone in the UK, I didn't bother searching for its processor. If you've already handled the Omnia or the iPhone you know that when you first get hold of the LG KP500 mobile phone, the touch screen action is laggy. You can see how laggy it is when you turn the phone sideways and it would take a while before the LG Cookie goes to landscape mode. I've heard other users say that the phone constantly hangs or resets itself, I only had that once during my two days with it.
Music Player wise, I wasn't disappointed with the LG KP500. The speaker on this mobile phone is superb and it's almost worthy to be called a music phone. You can even update the album info on the LG KP500.
As for the camera, the LG KP500 sports a
The LG KP500, unlike the LG Viewty can't play DiVX videos though it can play MPEG4 videos at 24fps. The screen resolution is excellent though doesn't fare well if you use it on direct sunlight.
The LG Cookie mobile phone has a good browser though it's slow reading web pages, maybe because it's only running on EDGE and has no WiFI or 3G. Too bad but like I said, for 100 Quid, I didn't expect it to have one.
I was actually surprised that I like the LG Cookie. I've heard some bad reviews about this mobile phone but the slow touchscreen response is really a non-issue for me. For those wanting to get into the touch screen action but you're on a limited budget, I would highly recommend the LG Cookie, it has a good music player and a very nice interface. You get what you pay for and for 100 Quid (I keep saying that a lot but the price of this phone just blows me away) the LG KP500 is worth it.
Accessories and Screen Protectors for LG Cookie:
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