Ferd0, 03 Jan 2011I had this phone for 2 years and I have to say I am very dissapointed and frustrated. The phon... moreI completely agree with your argument, LG should at least offer more firmware updates, even an old android port (which is possible because of the similarity in hardware and chips between various other phones running android), but no, nothing. Us customers have to suffer with a phone that always hangs and doesn't have any applications or widgets readily available, I think we should all complain.
I had this phone for 2 years and I have to say I am very dissapointed and frustrated. The phone features excellent screen resolution, sound quality (for music and calls) and has a very good camera. However, there are many many things that this phone lacks or needs improvement.
1)the OS is extremely inflexible, useless and hangs constantly
2) the cube-type interface is complete rubish. I never ever ended up using any of the other "sides" of the cube just the shortcut menu. Therefore, the interface is extremely useless.
3)scrolling down contacts is horrible and hard to do
4)the phone lies right in your face when it says that it can play divX videos in high resolution. While the phone has a resolution of 400x800, vidX videos that are higher in resolution than 320x240 will not be played. Absolute rubish! I had to convert my video files to a specific file such as MPEG-4 in order for it to be played. There is no flexibility in regards to which video formats can be played. A complete waste of screen resolution.
5) sound and music are very good, however the interface for the music player is bad and there is no easy way to change a song. One would have to unlock the phone, choose the music player and change the song when all that was needed was a sigle side button to change the song.
This phone calls itself a "media power house", however it fails to deliver, maybe except in the music department where the sound is good. The video aspect is rubish. If you are looking for a good looking phone with a decent camera, good music player and a sturdy design then this is the phone for your. If you like smartphones and a phone that has the edge then keep looking.
rini, 25 Dec 2010i want to purchase lg km900 areana.let me know how was this?can i purchase itDont buy its the worst phone ever
I have installed Windows 7 and its awesome.new icons and colorful borders and wifi and bluetoth icon.MY ARENA WAS REBORNED
Anonymous, 25 Dec 2010I bought this phone for 5 days. The battery last 30 hours (not 300 hrs. as specified). I made... more3X factory reset will help you a lot if your phone has hangs problem.
if yours is sim free one you'd better never change with other provider otherwise the hangs problem will be back again.
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can anyone tell me please how is the quality of the recorded voice in videos recorded by arena?is the recorded sound is weak such as lg kp500?
i want to purchase lg km900 areana.let me know how was this?can i purchase it
I bought this phone for 5 days. The battery last 30 hours (not 300 hrs. as specified). I made a few calls totally for less than 30 minutes and using wifi less than 10 minutes. Battery is the HEART of a phone, no battery, any fancy features equal none. Besides this phone HANG easily, it hangs a few times within this few days already.
Im getting the lg arena for crimbo. I played with it online (http://www.lge.com.au/mobile/arena/emulator/) and hope that its great. Crimbo in 3 days!
PERNiE, 30 Nov 2010regarding with the battery problem,i suggest you to turn your network setting 3g to 2g because... morehow do you save battery life by switching from 3g to 2g?? how do you do that on arena?
clientelle, 09 Dec 2010is this really true that youtube can be watched through wifi in km900 now? where to go?yeah sure, you can watch youtube mobile videos from this phone. There's dedicated google menu in arena, include mobile youtube.
After turn on and connect the wifi then tap youtube in the google menu (in the main menu).
my official lastest firmware doesnt need configure setting to get connected with wifi. Its automatic.
for more discusion bout wifi you can read this :
woody, 05 Dec 2010it depends on your unit firmware version. with early firmware version you cant watch youtube ... moreis this really true that youtube can be watched through wifi in km900 now? where to go?