Just picked it up yesterday on contract. Initial impressions: Sturdy build, intersting 'pancake' design. A couple of details that score a "pass" rather than "best of class" - the power/headphone port is quite stiff and you shove the connector in, with no lock-in; UI interesting but not quite intuitive; If you're deep in a menu and want to get back to home page you have to navigate back by individually pressing the back key repeatedly - no shortcuts; There's a radio widget but no music player widget (or I haven't found it!).
Great camera and video. Music playback fine - Dolby Mobile does make a difference with headphones, but sounds better off when streaming music to bluetooth speakers.
Will give updates when I'm more familiar with it.
LonezMoon, 28 Nov 2008Ahh so sad was thinking of changing my omnia to this phone. But after reading all the review a... moreIf you don't use the wifi, the pixon is better, faster and cheaper than the renoir
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2008In Lexluthers defence, the terminology used 'quirky' was correct,meaning unusual. Given this h... moreYea, it does have a qwerty keyboard. When you rotate it to horizontal screen the qwerty keyboard will automatically shown. As i said, the responsiveness is quite ok. Even though i return the phone after the first day of purchase i still think it is a great phone. Its just that the speaker burst incident kind of turn me off...
Rebecca, 28 Nov 2008QWERTY. It is a QWERTY keyboard, not a "quirky" keyboard. I am embarassed for you! You shouldn... moreIn Lexluthers defence, the terminology used 'quirky' was correct,meaning unusual. Given this handset doesn't have a 'qwerty' keypad. Try not to be so quick to judge!
Anonymous, 28 Nov 2008my goodness, so many flaws in this phone. was waiting so long for this gold and it turn up ... moreI am big NO to European brands especially with the japanese counterpart. The renior has no flaws for me and I love it.
LexLuthor, 27 Nov 2008Superman, I had high hopes for the Renoir, I waited ages to get this handset but was let down ... moreQWERTY. It is a QWERTY keyboard, not a "quirky" keyboard. I am embarassed for you! You shouldn't complain about or even discuss high-tech phones when you clearly have no grasp of basic tech lingo, and are therefore no authority on the subject. Please leave it to the people who actually know what they're talking about.
my goodness, so many flaws in this phone.
was waiting so long for this gold and it turn up to be a crap!
one the best phone out there, very unique without any flaws, it has everything i wanted. I am not into smart phone like HTC and NOKIA because it kind of useless for me, having functions/application which i cannot realy use. This phone gives me absolute multimedia performance as a featured phone.
LonezMoon, 28 Nov 2008Ahh so sad was thinking of changing my omnia to this phone. But after reading all the review a... morego to Pixon thread and find out or:
Ahh so sad was thinking of changing my omnia to this phone. But after reading all the review and knowing that the files size of the photo is only 1.4 - 1.8 which is slightly more then my omnia and so much lesser then my 8mp digital camera.. Think i'll stick with my omnia for a little while more.. (Btw is pixon good even though without the wifi??) Might be getting it anyone got any comment regarding pixon??
thank you guys,it was really helpful to read your reviews. i was about to buy the renoir but will think again. is there any real alternative to the apple iphone in terms of being able to play utube and other flash media?
best camera phone ever. just bouught it had a sony c905 and samsung i5810i rented both cows dung compared to this
Is this handset really that bad??? Was going to buy this phone but spooked now.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2008Hmm... I got my sweet sweet Renoir last saturday 2pm. I was extremely happy about it. The touc... moreThanks for reviewing 3 great phones at a go :) Yes, LG Renoir has a lot of faulty things - f/w and h/w. It was really a rush job just to get into the market to earn some quick $.
I am not surprise LG will come up an updated version of LG Renoir maybe giving a pet name LG Picasso. :)
Big no to Korean phones, eventhough I am a Korean. Only Nokia and SE are REAL phones others are just gimmicks.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Superman, I had high hopes for the Renoir, I waited ages to get this handset but was let down big time! It might work for some people but I want more from a phone than just a good camera. Everything from the quirky keyboard to the interent browser was bad, the software is probably the worst I've ever used . My previous phones have been Nokia and HTC's which both had better looks and more functionality. I know there are probably lots of people who love this phone but from my expierence I recommend people to stay WELL clear and maybe look at the HTC Touch HD or the Iphone 3G.
Got the Renoir this morning and already is boxed up and ready to be exchanged at O2 tomorrow. The only good thing about this phone is the camera as the internet/Email and Music player sucks on this phone. I also have a Ipod Touch so kinda compared the handset to Ipod and the Ipod wins hands down on everything, so tomorrow am getting a IPhone 3g.