ok to clear things up. The kc910i is definately an upgrade is useability to the kc910. i lost my kc910 and was sent the kc910i as a replacement. Its confusing as LG have released a renoir 8giginal builtb and a renoir i.My renoir came in an kc910 8gb box however when i looked under the battery cover the renoir is an i. Also the i is meant to come with 1 gb or 2gb built in memory! Mine only has the original 100mb of the standard kc910 internal memory. This isnt a problem as i said it comes with an 8gb card which is more than enough and it was a free replacement. I have heard many people say that the gps is pointless in the kc910 and 'i'. It isnt! It fantastic! LG didnt see fit to put a gps suite with talking directions in the phone. However this is advantageous to the customer! I;ll tell you why! Nokia have their own suite 'nokia maps' and they charge you to use it! L.g have no suite and as long as you have an unlimited or high data allowance in your contract you can download 'amaze gps' directly to your phone and its absolutely free to download and use! It works amazingly well! It has vocal prompts and 3d 2d maps or arrows of photographic satelite maps oin most major cities! you can download it through your wap browser at wap.amazegps.com . Some people (especially those with the original kc910) may have some problems downloading. However these can be easily rectified. On the original kc910 the phone sometimes not authenticate and download to the memory card. The way to solve it is to remove your memory card, turn the phone on, go to the browser and download the signed version to your phone. (I works perfectly well if you transfer it to your memory card once downloaded!!
The gps reciever of the renoir is FAR more powerfull than the one i had in my n95! It more often than not can pin point your location through amaze of google mapos when you are indoors and keeps trackl of were you are much better! Very impressive. For best results you are better setting your gps setting to assisted gps (amaze wont work without it!). This will incur data charges but makes it all much ,oree accurate! If you download an internet add on it will be fine. My unlimited internet add on with 3 costs me 5 quid a month and is well worth it!
There are downsides to the renoir such as the fact that it fails to download any application that isnt java. If the phone had adopted an s60 platform such as the n95 n96 and more recently n97 this could be the best phone on the market at the moment. However getjar wap site hosts 1000s of really handy and useful free java based apps ( although due to l.g using their own operating systems a small number fall out with the handset.
i have tried to address the main criticisms of this handset that i have read online as i feel this handset has so many amazing features. last night i downloaded the james bond film quantom of soliace. I then used the divx software, which is on your disk that comes boxed with your hanset and converted with a really simple drag and drop converter. I was then able to put my mini sd in an adapter and transfer it to the card in around 20 seconds. It is now on my handset and it is amazing, full screen (no black lines) dvd quality film on my hanset, add to that, joggimg buddy, geo tagging for pics, 8mp camera with loads of features, fantastic responsive touch screen, more than average battery life, divx, dolby mobile for music, agps and yopu have a handset that wipes the floor with iphone in my opinion. If it had an operating system that was freindlier to apps such as s60 it would be pretty much perfect!
I was wondering if the international version offers Korean language? thx~
How do you increase the recording time on the video.....currently about 20 seconds or so?
Spiros, 08 Sep 2009Can someone give me an acurate answer please if this model is compatible with this leather cas... moreSorry the correct link is : http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/popups/gallery.php?product_id=18126
Can someone give me an acurate answer please if this model is compatible with this leather case (http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/popups/gallery.php?product_id=18126)having in mind that the camera design and size are different compared to KC910? Thanx!
i don't agree with peter because this phone isn't been in market for 8 months and it couldn't been worser then kc910 . Now i made a conclusion that peter doesn't know what he is saying or about which phone is using or he is just throwing bad things about phone that he doesn't posses and he obvius doesn't like lg .
Just bought the renoir, the box say it has an 8g memory internal whereas the spec is saying 1g/2g ? it is a bit confusing do not you agree?
this phone is very great..the video recording is very very clear 120fps,camera also the best,internet a bit laggy
i realy recommend for those who want camera...this is the best fon eva.
does anyone know if this phone can be used as a modem to connect a Mac to the internet? If so, does the software to put on a mac to do this come with the phone or available for download somewhere?
rj, 19 Aug 2009its nice... but icant receive mms .many applications not compatible...pictures are greatRJ,
MMS(GPRS)needs to activate thru your service provider before it can send/rec'd.
its nice... but icant receive mms .many applications not compatible...pictures are great
The Dirty Weeker, 11 Aug 2009I've had this phone for around 8 months now. The connector for my headphones broke through gen... morehey dirty weeker! how did you have it AND using it for 8 months where as it was only released 3 months ago? might been the cookie your using and not this renoir.
PIECE OF OVERPRICED GARBAGE. DO NOT GET THIS PHONE!!!
I have this phone for over 8 months, and the phone is already broke TWICE, build quality is TERRIBLE!! It definitely not worth its price. The hardware is awefully inadequate - it is slow and unresponsive, having to tap atleast twice to THREE TIMES to get a response. DON'T GET THIS PHONE, YOU ARE REGRET IT!!
Anonymous, 10 Aug 2009is this a smart phone? this phone does't like htc phone using window mobile software it just using normal sofeware so it is not a smart phone
I've had this phone for around 8 months now. The connector for my headphones broke through general wear and tear and now everything that runs through headphones (I've tried a few) sounds all muffled and rubbish. Gutted - I've got 16 gigs of music on there!
Anyway, the interface is slow and annoying although reasonably pretty. The touch screen works rather well but again seems to be slightly lagged compared to an iPhone. The camera is fantastic and the flash is a rare treat.
Oh yes - another absolute disaster is the playlists for my music (and I have them stored straight from the CD album ripped) only plays songs in alphabetial order. That is simply an outrage. How did this get past the testing stage?
So in general a fairly cheap and decent phone, with average interface, rubbish music player but good camera and good storage potential.