Is there possibility of making message tone last longer? It lasts only for a few seconds and stops (apx 10 sec)
The pictures are oversaturad. Kind of yellow pics. I hate that. Is there anyhow to fix this?
Has any1 done software upgrade?
Great Phone!!! recommended to every1 that want a stylish, camera-performing and great music player sound phone!!! bought it 5 months ago n still goin on smoothly!!! no probs at all till now!! the most careful thing to be considered is to keep it very well as LG phones are very sensitive!! apart from this everything is good!!! ^_^
vivalalove, 07 Jul 2009I bought this phone 5 days ago in pink on Mobile City Online. By the way, is a great site, ver... moreYou sound like a happy bunny with your new phone
Some feed back for you... you say
"FM Radio: i don't get why you have to use the headphone set first in order to hear it loudly on the speakers." ............That's because the antenna is in the headphone lead so you get very poor radio reception if the LG headphone lead is not plugged in.
"Sucks that the headphone jack is the thin kind, not the round ones. So im forced to use the ones LG provides. "..........You can buy adaptors from Ebay for around £1 which will convert from the LG special plug to 3.5mm Jack Plug so you can use any headset you choose. It will only work for MP3 and Phone calls ( as it doesn't have the antenna connectors for Radio and Video out needs extra connections)
"World clock is useless, but sometimes i want to know what time it is around the world. haha :)"......... Yes and it's also inaccurate for 6 months of the year as there is no facility to adjust for 'Daylight saving British summer time)
Anonymous, 30 Apr 2009do you have the imei number you could ask your network if the phone as been uedThank you for this info. Sorry I didnt reply sooner. I will check with Vodafone.
I bought this phone 5 days ago in pink on Mobile City Online. By the way, is a great site, very cheap too. Great phone so far. Im going to give a review on this phone. I haven't gone through the whole details of this phone yet.. i still need to get a sd card. :)
Design: I'd say it's a pretty average phone size. I like the "sliding" of the phone, it's not stiff or weak, it's pretty sturdy. It's not super thin and not too bulky. This phone looks simple to me. Not too many buttons that ruin the sleekness of the 550. The pink color is nice for the girls out there. (I'm a teen by the way) I noticed that the pink wasn't all the way pink. it had a purplish tint to it. but it doesnt really matter to you guys but i just really hate purple. haha okay but it's still pink. It looks exactly like the advertisment pictures the LG company provides. Turn it around and you have a camera! One thing i really like is that the camera is not placed on the sliding part of the phone. Do you know what i mean? its placed directly on the back of the phone. Thats really cool. and it's protected by the slidy thing. also on the back is the speaker.(for the music) Kind of weird to me. So if i want to hear music on the speaker, i'd have to turn my phone around to hear it clearer! Wouldn't it make more sense if the speaker was on the top or side of the phone? hmm? i dont know.
ALSO: it has the keystrap hole on the top right of the phone! :D
Display: It's really plain.(for the girls maybe) 2 themes already in the phone. Black 3d and Black line. BUT why all black! Where is the color! Im going to download some themes on to this phone to bring some life to it. Screen size is average some say. but its pretty big compared to my old phone! the auto-rotate is cool.
1.Games and apps... M-toys,games
4.Multimedia... MP3player,video/camera,FM radio,etc
6.My Stuff... images,sounds,videos,documents
7.Profiles... silent/vibrate/headset/etc options
9.Tools... alarm clock,calculator,stopwatch,unitconverter,world clock
12.Settings... languages/dislpay/etc options
Sound: Is really good. the headphones are good too. Sucks that the headphone jack is the thin kind, not the round ones. So im forced to use the ones LG provides.
Camera: If you know how to use the features properly, then your pictures will be clear. and trust me it is clear! It has lots of options too. It's kinda like a real camera. You hold it horizontally and the camera button is located on the top like a real camera. I find it easier if you press the middle button on the front of the phone. Seems like the camera uses alot of power. So your power bar may go down in just 5-30 mins of camera use. Bad if your going-out cause you waste your powerbar, and then you end up with no power to phone anyone. Sometimes when i activate the camera mode, by sliding the protector thing, nothing happens. So i have to redo that whole process of resliding it. and then it works like normal again. OH, and the camera noise when you take the picture is ANNOYING to me. For the teens, when you're going snap a picture in class, or somewhere quite, there is no options to shut of the shutter noise. SO stupid. unless you like the noise, it's loud too. im not 100% sure if there is somehow to turn off the noise.
Video: Okay i just took a video right now. Its best if you go in a well lit area. the video is alright.
Keypad: The keypad is flat not button-like. If your nails are long, then it's like 0.1% that it'll bother you. Not even noticable though. Keypad is good!
Gaming: is pretty cool. Mtoys gets really boring when you play it too much. Games like darts,baseball,magic 8 ball, hammer throw, maze and fishing. It's sorta like playing with a cheap version of the Wii. Becareful not to throw your phone! You can download games too, i havent done that yet. It comes with 2 games, Extreme skateboard and mini game world.
MP3: Like i said, i still need a sd card. But im pretty sure everything is good. its like a usb, drag and drop, copy and paste things onto the sd card, into the usb cord, and onto your phone! There's also shuffle,repeat,equalizer options. ALSO, you can hear music while scrolling through your menus too.
FM Radio: i don't get why you have to use the headphone set first in order to hear it loudly on the speakers. Pretty dumb. Oh and you can't listen to radio as background music while scrolling through menus. but the MP3 can. Thats dumb also. The radio staions are clear.
Voice Recorder: i dont care really much for this, haven't used it yet.
Battery Life: Is really really good! if you don't use the camera often.
-You can input your own T9 words! cool feature my other phone did not have.
-YES it has T9.
-Has emoticons for texting.
-World clock is useless, but sometimes i want to know what time it is around the world. haha :)
-Muvee Studio is intresting, although i wish there were more options
-Backlight timer options 10-60sec
-The home screen shortcut
-Font sizes for menu dialing and msging!
-You can change the main font
-dialing font style- newspring,lawn,sketchbook
-Standby text is a neat feature
Overall rating 10/10 - my opinion ;)
to KERRON: re using external memory as default.
turn on camera,
choose * key to select save to external memory.
all photos will now save to sd card.
attach fone to pc via usb cable,
two new removable drives will appear on "my computer"
larger of two is sd card
there is a music folder on that drive,
open the music folder and create a new folder called "mp3" in it.
drag n drop music for the fone into this folder from your pc.
all tracks/albums added in this way will show up in the fones media player library.
all other file types automatically save to sd.
hope that helps.
Kerron, 24 Jun 2009can someone please tell me how to make the memory card the primary storage on this device? i a... morePrimary storage for what function?
To store video or camera pictures to sd card open the camera/video, select options then 'save to' then 'external' Then all of your pictures will be stored on the sd card as you take them.
If you transfer anything to any 'My Stuff' folder from computer via USB then drag to the external memory icon not the phone icon.(they appear separately on your computer)
You cannot transfer direct to external via bluetooth.
Contacts, Calendar and Memo can only be stored on the phone
can someone please tell me how to make the memory card the primary storage on this device? i am getting a lot of challenges with this phone.
majid, 22 May 2009i have bout this phone. it written behind it (made by lg) is it korean? yes it is korean
Rayhan, 20 Feb 2009What does it mean by tv out functionality?you can see your pictures, videos or games in tv screen if you connect to tv with cable.
sorry the mistakes, my english is not god.
Got this phone 3 weeks ago no problems so far
great phone highly reccomended
Jesus, 30 May 2009Try Reading your instruction manual jesus, i read my manual. illiterate people are the only one who cant read. i bought this phone unlocked when i went to hawaii, so if anyone can help me how i can access my sd card from this phone please reply. thanks
cleng, 24 May 2009i really having trouble accessing my sd on this phone. this is the worst phone ever! everytime... morei totally agree...worst of the worst! its not reading my sd either. also its very inconvinient when accessing your phone book or contacts.
kG900, 23 May 2009anyone use this phone for almost 1 year? is there any problem?? cause i use my w800i for 3 and... moreYep, got it the week it came out, which was more or less exactly a year ago.
Haven't had any age related problems with it at all, it still works a charm. The only thing to watch out for is that if you drop it it resets the memory card, meaning the card needs to be formatted to work again. Dont know why this happens, but it does :/
Also, I still have to bug where I cant record more than 15 seconds off the highest quality film without it starting to judder. Anyone else's orsay do this? Or does anyone have links for a firmware upgrade?
Trish, 30 Apr 2009I will put this out there; you never know.... My LG KC550 phone disappeared in Yogyakarta, Ind... moreHi again. Further to my earlier message re my missing LG KC550, I have found out that my travel insurance will only pay what I paid for the phone in Indonesia which is a lot less than it costs here in Australia. There is also $100 excess which is deducted from the amount. If anybody found my phone can they please send it to me at 19 Kittyhawk View, Maylands. WA 6051. I would be so grateful and it would be a miracle! You can send it COD (Cash on delivery) or I will send back the cost of postage and a small reward too. I have all the accessories and packaging but no phone. It is most upsetting. My email address is email@example.com if you wish to contact me by email.
I wanna ask something. I bought this cell phone 3 months ago. It's beautiful, but the battery is low every 2 days.. If someone knows how to help me, please write me. This is my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ... Thanks
gabriel, 01 Jun 2009the KC 550 it's a very nice phone and here it goes what i think of it: the camera is the main ... morenow i got the good headset, the one that seals your ears so you can't hear the outside at all, so now it is a very cool phone. thank you for the price LG! :o)