I've had the Renoir phone now for over a week. The camera is very good - there's no denying that. I've made a few postings in the preview article for the phone on this site.
The user interface is also good. It's not an iPhone and people should not compare it to the touch capabilities of the iPhone or iPod Touch... both of which are in a league of their own. The Renoir's touch-screen UI is better than I thought it would be. Using the number key and QWERTY keyboard is very easy to do. Just like most things, the more you use it the better you'll get.
It's not to say that the Renoir is perfect, however. The phone still has a number of issues that can do with fixing from LG. I hope they go with a true symbian touch UI for their next iteration of the Renoir.
the photo quality more vivid better than get a more megapixels phone
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2008yeee, what about video quality, divx play or record? what about touch screen? what about dolby... moreIn my country C905 price about US$522, INNOV8 about US$690, user interface even without touchscreen I prefer SE, I like SE website information support especially for update software. Sorry about other features beside camera.. yeah you are right.. but it makes price too expensive for the phone. For price vs. feature i think C905 is good to buy.
Here's another full review (although not as detailed) on the Renoir.
The reviewer must really like the device, as she claims it to be "one of the best phones to come out in ages", and ranks it above the Samsung i8510 Innov8. Not to mention the fact that usability of the Renoir was actually reviewed to be BETTER than the Samsung 8MP phones.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2008those are nice photographs, but i think they have too much effect which make them less natural... moreI fully agree with the rankings.The differences between the group is negligible but, the only one that would be sufficient for indoors, low-light, and night time photos is the c905. Otherwise enjoy your A3 size photos of landscape and architecture. Not to mention SE releases firmware upgrades continuously(not always timely)till they have everything optimized. Also the cam-drivers that developers release for SE's are fantastic. SE fanboy or not you can't deny that other than c905 the flashes are garbage and borderline useless..
There is only one of them with Xenon flash, why even bother with any of the others?
boyboy, 07 Nov 2008C905 may not be the best camera result but still the best to buy among them. Don't forget abou... moreyeee, what about video quality, divx play or record? what about touch screen? what about dolby sound quality? what about design?
JiN, 06 Nov 2008check out the Renoir pix on flickr with advanced photographer
http://www.flickr.com/photos/... morethose are nice photographs, but i think they have too much effect which make them less natural.
speaking of fanboys, i wonder why gsmarena comment section is always filled with fanboys (especially SE fanboys), the one which looks like they're ready to pick a fight with anyone who stands against them.
ie, this review's comment section already has fanboys ( 3C6K , M@Ti , 2IBR , jDvD , 43e9 , TIE7 , M7dq , mCSY , v0qx , uEyt , etc) comments which some of them clearly trying to start a fight just because the winner of this review is not SE product.
anybody remember this phone?
i wonder when will it become available.....
first, it's a nice review, i hope this will shut those arrogant fanboys mouth off forever since their so-called-perfect-phones lose in almost every shootouts on the internet.
second, i think gsm arena should add some photos taken using a real digicam (Canon, Fuji, or Nikon) as colour reproduction comparison to those image taken by those cameraphones.
so, Samsung finally wins the shootout, just as expected!
i guess, it's true when people said price never lie.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2008Battery Li-Po 930 mAh (BST-38) a little too weak compare to the other three mobile. Price a... moreuser interface is how easy using the phone, price and support is depend on each countries.
JiN, 06 Nov 2008check out the Renoir pix on flickr taken by advanced photographer:
http://www.flickr.com/ph... moreYeah it should. According to PhoneArena:
It's not an easy conclusion, but the LG Renoir comes out as the most complete device in terms of camera features. The other mobiles are still pretty close, but remain runner-ups.
SE C905: 5/10 • Samsung INNOV8: 8/10 • Samsung Pixon: 6/10 • LG Renoir: 9/10
boyboy, 07 Nov 2008C905 may not be the best camera result but still the best to buy among them. Don't forget abou... moreBattery Li-Po 930 mAh (BST-38) a little too weak compare to the other three mobile.
Price around 460 Euro, not cheaper than the other three.
User interface also not any better. 2.4" is a little too small.
Customer Support... no comment yet. But i believe Samsung's customer support are equally good. LG is improving on this area too.
C905 may not be the best camera result but still the best to buy among them. Don't forget about other factors like price, user interface, support, and other features beside camera.
Viewty Owner, 06 Nov 2008LG Renoir buyers are in for a disappointment. I made the same mistake last year when I boug... moreI for one did not have much of a problem in regards to LG customer support for the Renoir. But I do agree that upgrades were hard to come by. We should reserve judgement for LG consumer support and firmware upgrades for Renoir for now since its too early in the game. What I do know is that LG has been steadily improving in all facets including model design, feature specifications and overall quality. As such, it is only fair to assume that they are hard at work improving upon after sales customer support as well.
check out the Renoir pix on flickr taken by advanced photographer:
what do you think?
honestly, shouldnt this comes to the top?!
check out the Renoir pix on flickr with advanced photographer
what do you think?
doesnt really this should comes to the top?
Viewty Owner, 06 Nov 2008LG Renoir buyers are in for a disappointment.
I made the same mistake last year when I boug... more
sorry but i have the viewty for around a year. and i didnt have any problem with it especially the ones u mentioned!!
and very satisfied in customer service. overall its an excellent phone :)