Kenny, I'm from Birmingham in the UK!
(1) The best way to view your pictures and to really see the amazing quality is to upload them onto a computer, via bluetooth or the lead included in the pack. You've obviouly found the way to view the pictures in landscape on the phone but I've no idea if you can take away the name of the individual file off the picture. Can you upload onto computer?
(2) The best close up picture I've taken is of a bug in my garden. However, I did this without the flash. Are the pictures important to have them taken in a dim area? Is the flash necessary? Try going into 'Close up' mode and keep trying. Don't zoom in, try putting the lense as close as you want but if the flash is on and the camera is too close, there will obviously be some of the flash that will bounce back.
(3) Not sure about the problems with video settings. I have to admit that I haven't experienced any problems with my phone. The phone is no camcorder and will only ever have some of the capabilities that a camcorder will have so you will have to keep that in mind. Panning around a room in video mode is great to get used to it. Maybe alter the resolution(?) Mine current settings are:- resolution - 320x240, quality - fine, WB - auto, light metering - all. I don't have a problem.
These little hints and tips don't always appear in the user manuals so it is often a case of trial and error.
If anyone would like me to email them some of the pictures I've taken with my KG920 please feel free to email me and I'll forward some over. Proof is in the pudding! I'll ever show some of the first attempts at picture taking too!
Happy to help,
Can somebody PLEASE put up some picture samples with this 5 MP camera phone, be it GSMarena or somebody!
hi kel,,,your post code type letters & numbers are near mine on this forum ...Do you live in cumbria?? Great to see females interested in technology,,gadgets etc,,,the more the merrier
hi, kel! so u r a gal! maybe we can ve some 'gals tok' here!! : )
cam tok of course!!!
(1) i've tried 2 view e taken pics (all my pics r taken in landscape mode) in foto album n external memory (fotos), all pics r reflected in portrait view n worse still, both sides of pics r been trimmed off! using pan-mode (left-right scrolling) 2 view complete pics is unreasonably acceptable. i've alternatively on e cam mode n activate e centre softkey button 2 view pics in landscape mode. here, i encounter a heart-pounding problem! e bottom part of pic is being blocked out by e file name indication! is there anyway i can remove e aforesaid label? they r really an eyesore!! pls is there anyway 2 view 'real' landscape pics?
(2) is there any special skills 2 take beautiful close-up pics w/o e risks of over-exposure (when flash is on) or under-exposure w flash off / brightest level being adjusted 2 brightest in dim environment? i've attempted countless of trials but all down e drain......
(3) is there anyway 2 cx e video frame rate as promoted as 30fps? when settings r tuned 2 e best, e cam doesn't seem 2 be able 2 smoothly catch up w my panning movement (i've moved steadily slow) when i tried 2 take a short video clip around my entire living rm. there's some 'trails' when w my slight movement. overall no pixelation n video looks sharp n clear (colour rendering is good!)but only when i move my cam around or e focused object moved.
i envy u've successfully mastered e skill 2 takin excellent beautiful pics n videos w lg920. i 2 wish 2 be a proud owner of my fone.... alas! thinkin there's still a long way 2 go 4 me. learning 2 take still pics w super steady hand is e entry level capability i've 2 master.
tq 4 spending time reading my long long posting. ve a good day.... cheers!
If you want a phone for the MP3 player I'm afraid I cannot really offer any advice as this feature wasn't one I was considering when I got my KG920. I do not really have any basis of comparison with the MP3 player as my last phones didn't really have the feature. To me though the KG920's sound quality, loud enough speaker volume, adjustment settings etc. seem great but there may be more to the MP3 player that I have not yet discovered as I have been mainly interested in the camera. My dad, who has the K800 took a cracking photo of me on his phone holding my biggest fish yet that I caught, which was good for me as I'm a girl!! But the clarity of his picture was awesome and I couldn't have asked for any better quality. Detail in the 3.2mp seemed the bees knees and I'm so proud to show people that photo, not only because of the fish but also because the shot was excellent. He had previously took video footage and I would say that I personally felt (now comparing to KG920) that this kind of let the phone down slightly. K800 has a great camera (never had the chance to see the flash in use I'm afraid) and so-so video but my personal opinion is I would buy my phone again and again if necessary. I thought I was happy with my Motorola V3 and I was going to buy a normal digital camera for my picture taking but after researching as much as I could find out about the KG920 I knew that this was something I just had to buy. I am thankful to LG for designing such a well-made device as I have a great phone and excellent camera in one. If you're after a specific feature in a phone, such as an MP3 player, see about buying an MP3 player on it's own first. It'll have all the features you want it to and won't take anything away from your next mobile. That's the advice I think I would give.
Thx kel for replying
My problem for this fone is the mp3 player.I now own a sharp 903 and the mp3 player is perfect with a good bass mode.Samsung fones have normally a crap mp3 player due to the ineffective equalizer.What about this fone?How is the loudspeaker?And did you compare the flash of this fone to the k800?
Congrats on getting your new phone!
You've only just got your phone and don't be disheartened at not getting the picture results you hoped to get straight away. It does take some getting used to with all the settings you can select. I've taken photos indoors and outdoors and I've found that the 'Auto' setting gives me a fantastic shot. I didn't think you could adjust the brightness setting itself when taking a picture but I've just learned that you can! When first going into 'Camera mode' the bar comes up at the bottom of the screen, just like in video mode, so you can adjust how bright you want your shot. The bar does disappear after a little while though. Maybe that's something you could have a play with. The blurred pictures will improve the more you play with it. I found that when taking a picture, look at the subject your viewing, hold down the button slightly until the autofocus gets the picture's focus right, wait for the little box in the centre to turn BLUE and press the button a little more and the picture will be taken. I've noticed that if the box turns red you don't get the best picture. If your phone is turned on it's side when taking the picture, your photo will be stored as landscape and the same with video. You can then view them in landscape when looking in your external memory. Keep trying but as I said please don't be disappointed or disheartened at not getting it right straight away. It will get better I promise. Happy to help, Kel
yup! it's me again! sorry i miss out 1 impt quest 2 my below post. how do i get 2 view pics n videos in fullscreen landscape mode? e taken pic appear in portrait n limited 2 e centre square. i read thru e manual but it din mgt 2 find ans 2 my quests. ;(
kel, now share e joy w me! i juz got my set tis morning! i really love it @ 1st sight! i heard people commenting it looks like a toy, nah.... 2 me it's absolutely stunning beautiful.... or should i say it looks 'handsome'! : p besides e joy in owning tis 'precious', there's a couple of serious things i wish 2 cx it out w u! does ur set allows 'brightness adjustment' in still pic mode or it just allows tis feature in video mode? odd enough! sometimes my 'white bal' juz doesn't appear in full choices by appearin only 'auto' option. is tis a firware bug of mine? n is it really crucial 2 always manual select e white bal 2 achieve optimum result? doesn't auto mode good enough? lastly, i encountered GREAT difficulties in takin a nice foto! mostly r blur or fading colour.... i've set all e cam settings 2 it's OPTIMUM qualities n takin w real firm hands! juz cun stop wondering where gone wrong!!!!!!! but watever has been spelled doesn't limit my strong likings 4 e fone! i love LG920!!!!!!
why in sam hell dont the website post a review on awesome fones who dont get that much advertisment!!
One other cool thing about buying this phone is the little lense cleaning wand you get! Screw off the end to reveal a small soft brush that's just the right size for cleaning the lense. Having a lense cover on the phone as well means it's always protected. Phone cases are available (got mine off eBay although it came from Hong Kong) and you can get disks of ringtones, wallpapers etc. for your phone too off eBay.
Messaging speed seems 'normal' to me, although the keys are a little small so it may take a while sending a text until you get used to the buttons! After taking a picture you can set the option to save it automatically, which is what I do. You can then check the external memory to view your photos. This I would say does let the phone down slightly (only slightly and the only fault I would say it has) as viewing the pictures isn't very quick, whether it's in multi view, individual picture select or as a slide show. It can be a bit slow, whether that depends on what size memory card is in there I do not know. I've currently got a 256mb card in my phone, which came with the phone and is branded 'LG', and I'm actually surprised how much stuff can be stored. Having had the phone just over a month and the novelty still being there for me to play with it, I've stored lots of pictures, videos (1 of which is 8 minutes long!) and music tracks and there is still more memory left. I do eventually want to get a bigger sized memory card but not just yet. I think any size memory card can be used, but keep in mind that these cards must be the mini SD cards. Everyone's opinion will be different and it's websites like this that swayed my decision to buy the LG KG920. I think it's great to read other people's views and opinions and I hope my comments help. Ultimately the decision can only be made by yourself and I feel confident that you will like this phone. I love gadgets, electrics, technology and this phone was a 'must have' for me and I've no regrets. Although I was quite lucky in getting my phone at a very good price, I think if I were to buy this phone again I would pay up to £500 for it as the camera alone is such excellent quality and surely must beat some of the top models on the high street today. Kel
tq so much 4 ur help, kel. u've made my day by providing e detailed ans! btw, how u rate fone processor speed in terms messaging n viewfinder returning 2 foto-takin mode? is there really significant lag as wat ve been reviewed? last but not least, wat's e biggest memory capacity e fone can support? i've e 2gb sandisk card. wonder if it can saves me cost 2 buy another lower capacity memory card..... once again! tq 4 replying me.
I use my camera a lot and have never experienced any problems with battery life as I always ensure my phone is fully charged. The good thing is you get a spare battery which can be charged in the docking station when you're using the other in the phone. When you have 2 fully charged batteries there's no stopping the amount of fun you can have taking photos and video. I've never noticed the battery heating up. Video quality is awesome and better than some other phones on the market. Regarding the autofocus on picture taking, I admit that this took some getting used to as there are so many different settings to choose from. My first few pictures looked a bit blurred as I was trying to take a close up shot using zoom but it somehow went a little wrong! Once you get used to the settings this phone has to offer you'll start to appreciate the capabilities of what LG have given this phone. Blowing my own trumpet a bit here, but my pictures now are top quality! I print them off my laptop onto photo paper and frame them and some are on display in my home - that's how good a quality they are! My dad has the K800i and I was thinking of getting one of those when I was waiting for the KG920 to arrive in the UK but I'm so glad I waited. Happy to help, Kel
read tat e batt heats up after 3mins of cam use n sometimes e autofocus is not always accurate. how true u behold e statement fm ur hands-on experience w ur precious set? tx in advance 4 ur prompt reply. actually i'm thinkin of gettin 1 soon when it arrives in my country.
MP3 player is great. Easy to listen to your favourite tunes in excellent sound quality. You can change the equalizer to the different modes set in the phone (pop, jazz, 3D, country, dance, normal, classic) - not sure about any other ones(?). Volume can be adjusted and you even get headphones with the phone with a control on the lead to adjust! Some people may not like this phone but I happen to love it. A couple of my last phones were a Motorola V3 and Sharp GX20 and they've got nothing compared to this one.
Is the mp3 quality good? Is the loudspeaker good compared to other fones?Is it possible to change the equaliser manually or we must use the preset ones?
Thx for any answer.
I have had my phone since the beginning of August and got a great deal on it thanks to the Carphone Warehouse website making a bit of a boo boo on the pricing! I'm on a £25 a month 12 month contract and got the phone for £40!! This is by far the most impressive mobile I have ever had - and I've had a few due to me being a bit of a gadget freak! The picture quality is awesome, cannot complain. Phone call quality is superb, features are great but then every model of phone is different and we always compare. I wanted a phone with a great camera and thanks to LG I have it built in to a very easy to use phone. I bluetooth ringtones, pictures etc. from my laptop and vice versa with ease. Top notch!