It doesn't have smileys, just the old fashioned emoticons. A wee bit disappointed. Any hints and tips fellow users ?
Someone can tell which processor and which operating system are in this phone? Is it functioning fine with PC synchro for Windows applications, e.g.: outlook, office, .., is the tactil disply is more or less equiv to iPhone? is this Phone has a stylet?
Anonymous, 02 May 2009What is the operating system for this phone?s-class UI based on JAVA
ricky, 01 May 2009what?! no infrared? suxx!!!why do you need infra-red?
Use bluetooth if its for transfering data to other mobiles.
Hate this phone the secret is far better (had one), don't understand why lg choose to make a chinese like iphone copy shamefool product even lg marketing guys says that this phone is an iphone copy!!! but lg will have what they needed iphone now have camcorder, bluetooth 3.0, mms etc thanks to the update 3.0 and a hardware supporting bluetooth 3.0...
Tiran, 30 Apr 2009is this phone has dual sim cardIt's 3 sim card fone buddy!!!
The price mentioned in the review is around 450 dollars. I just saw this phone on sale in Dubai today. 650 dollars!! Is this a rip off or what?
I got this fone on tuesday, its really good, no problems with it at all, and its cheap! Thanks natalie from carphone warehouse for sorting this out 4me x
Hi All ,
I've had the phone for a week now and its great.
Can anyone tell me how you can forward on text messages etc.
Just because it looks like th eiPhone does not mean it is meant to compete against it. The iPhone is a computer trying to be a phone. The Arena is a phone pure and simple.
No video recording
No hotswapping of memory card
No replaceable battery
No video calling
and a screen with around half the pixels of the Arena
It seems to me that in everbody's race to catch iphone, they are only working the multimeda and harware angle. Is that really wha iphone is about? I mean dont get me wrong, this phone is great, but would it not be better with Android or Windows mobile?
Here is my reasoning. The strength of iphone to me is the apps. Soooo many to chose from, and they basically got the whole world developing for them. So to make a fone that even comes close you have to match that somehow. This fone uses its own S Class UI, but they just dont have the position to be able to put out a SDK and have developers swarm it like they did Apple. It will simply be ignored. At least Android and WinMo have some apps and customisability.
I mean i like it, for pure multimedia its awesome, but i cant fork out all that cash for a fone that will only run j2me apps, its just not worth it. I would consider the Samsung omnia HD more of a viable iphone competitor, but i bet even that one won't get much developer attention using that s60 interface. The next big thing will happen either on Android or WinMo. If they had developed it with one of those operating systems, it would have been perfect!
SL, 30 Apr 2009Ok had a bit more time to play with this phone and following on from my previous post, here's ... moreThanks for all the info.. can you also advise if softwares like emoze for push email & fring works on this phone..
Ok had a bit more time to play with this phone and following on from my previous post, here's some other stuff I've discovered:
To anyone having difficulty with the fm transmitter, try plugging in a set of headphones - mine sounded crap until I tried that. In terms of general sound quality and transmission distance, it's now similar to what I get from the itrip on my ipod touch.
Tbh there isn't a whole lot to complain about this phone, though I do find sunlight legibility is a let down - good thing it's usually overcast here in the uk.. heh
Music management on the phone isn't great, but in a way the amazing sound quality makes up for this - it's made my ipod touch somewhat redundant now.. And to all those complaining about the bass, buy a pair of bass heavy earphones like the sennheiser cx300s. Though I personally think it sounds perfect through my Shure SE210s.
The LG PC Suite III is usable.. though the music management bit is quite possibly the worst I've ever used - and that includes the infamous sonic stage.. save yourself some time and just copy it over in the mass storage mode.
Haven't managed to get gps working on google maps (which I had to download separately cos orange removed the original), but it does work pretty well with the free amAze software - really quick too, only about 5-10 seconds to find my location on a cloudy day.
The thing that's most annoying is probably the 300 email limit on a phone with 8gb of storage.. Oh and divx videos only play if they're 240x320 (though I think mp4 and 3gp both support 480x720). Really hope LG will fix these in the next firmware update.
In good lighting, I think the camera is really good, esp for macros. The manual focus and face detection are also pretty neat.
Hope this is useful to some people :) for other info/opinions, search back for my previous post - can't be bothered to type it all again.