LG KF700 review: A touch of slide, a touch of scroll
Phonebook is the usual good quality stuff
The phonebook capacity offered by the LG KF700 is up to 1000 contacts (unlike the Viewty and its capacity of 500). The phonebook allows storing extensive information on you contacts. You can organize your contacts into caller groups, and you can also assign them a picture and a ringtone.
Scrolling the contacts list actually jumps from letter to letter and allows you to search your contacts alphabetically. You can always use the keypad and search for your contacts via the search box. Search is performed by gradual typing of a contact's name.
And finally, a good thing is that you can opt for displaying the SIM and phone contacts separately.
The LG KF700 deals great with making phone calls, as you have all the rights to expect. The phone dialer is the only place where you have an on-screen numeric keypad for you to enter stuff. In all other cases you will have to use the hardware keypad. Anyways, in either scenario there is no Smart Dialing.
As with any LG handset - the green receiver key takes you to the list of all calls, while you can access the full Call Log from the main menu. Beside your calls register, it also offers a web data counter.
When it comes to loudspeaker volume, it's no news that the KF700 is one good performer. Here is how the LG KF700 stacks alongside some other handsets we've tested recently. More info on our test here.
|Speakerphone test||Voice, dB||Ringing ||Overall score|
|Apple iPhone 3G||66.1||62.1||71.7|
|LG KU990 Viewty||72.0||68.8||77.8|
|LG KF750 Secret||75.6||72.7||82.8||Excellent|
Messaging is intuitive
The LG KF700 supports sending and receiving SMS, MMS, and email messages. Much like the Viewty, SMS and MMS share one and the same editor. There is no virtual keypad here (or handwriting recognition), so you will have to slide out the hardware keypad to type.
In fact, the numeric Call dial pad is the only place where you have an on-screen keypad - for all other purposes you should rely on the hardware one.
When it comes to emails, the LG KF700 deals with them with no hassle whatsoever. Both POP3 and IMAP4 protocols are supported. The maximum attachment size for incoming mail is 300KB. You can set the handset to auto retrieve your new emails at a preset interval with a dedicated setting for roaming. The KF700 native client doesn't support SSL, so you can't setup a Gmail account to work with.
If you want to use Gmail, you will either have to access it online via the browser, or use their Java application, which is already available for LG KF700 (but not pre-installed).