LG need to inproof battery LIFE with a new Firware aswell.....compare to iPhone where is 3,5'' screen and much longer talk time !!!
To LG, 04 May 2009Ok guys, Im going buy this phone in few weeks ( Still waiting in Ireland to be in retail), but... moreDivX movies works fine if you compress 'em... only reason why Arena cant run a "normal" .avi file is because it's so huge.. processor cant keep up.. u just have to use the converter program that comes with the disc and you can watch movies on your arena...
while the flash with youtube might seem a problem it's no less than oyou'll have to be near a Wi-Fi spot..
Mobile youtube player works fine..
Ok guys, Im going buy this phone in few weeks ( Still waiting in Ireland to be in retail), but if LG DO NOT eliminate bugg as No Flash player for Youtube, Bad indoor pics,Problems with Dvix movies and slow Internet Browser.Will never ever recom any of LG phones and will never ever buy anythink from LG not even phones !!!!
Any1 having trouble with the FM transmitter not transmitting any bass sound??
compared to my N78 the Arena sux at that part..
Anonymous, 03 May 2009Well then why mimmic the iphone exterior design AND interface graphics? Look, its a great phon... moreApple what? Iphone what? Iphone = 2 mp toy camera without auto focus, without flash. Iphone = toy = x*#@?$#.
The number of contacts stored in the phone (phonebook) is not listed. There is an upper limit the software can handle - what is this?
Is there a Slovak language for menu in it for European market? Thanks for reply.....How about a listening radio, its good? Was using SE W810i last years... good receiver for radio and good music player aswell, please anyone can compare with Arena ? Many thanks
yeah lg shudda put winmo or symbian on dis fone, or atleaze allow 3rd parrty apps.. and xenon flash, and better battery, and dvb-h, and INFRARED YEAH woohooo!!!!
Anonymous, 03 May 2009Well then why mimmic the iphone exterior design AND interface graphics? Look, its a great phon... moreIt looks like the iPhone? No it looks like a touch screen phone. How else can you design a touch screen phone? And since LG announced their first touchscreen phone before the iPhone does that mean Apple copied the Prada?
Same applies to the UI.
First of all sorry for my English.
Well I am an owner of the new LG Arena. In a brief:
Pros: Excellent screen (3 inch and really colouful/ 16B. colours), excellent "touch-feel", nice display of movies on the phone, awesome sound (dolby), really lightweight and amazing/solid manufacture of the phone itself.
Cons: Doesn't support most known display file formats e.g avi, wmv and others (it plays fine out-of-the-box 3gp and mp4), almost no applications exist for the LG Arena in order to take advantage of its capabilities, the "cube" of the S-Class UI is ridiculous since it is just four pre-installed wallpappers(!) added in order to look like a cube! That means that you cannot really customize it since it doesn't display real-time. The Camera is awfull, the results of indoor taking fotograph are so disapointing that your are prohibited to use it if you want to take a shoot in your room for example (and here I think that GSMArena deliberately aren't showing ANY indoor photograph in their review, because I can't think that nobody really cared to shoot a photo inside a room when they had the phone on their hands for the review!), the Browser is qute sluggish, I had problems installing the latest version of OperaMini 4.2 (OperaMini 3 worked fine), you can read pdf, doc, xml but cannot manipulate them.
Overall: It doesn't do right what is supposed to do. It really isn't a multimedia/camera/mobile hybrid since no applications exist, it doesn't support many file formats and the camera sucks. For the amount of money required, perhaps you should give a chance back to Renoir.
That's all for now, I will come back if I have anything new to post.
Hi - I have just bought this phone and it's great.
I only have one problem: I can connect easily throgh WIFI but I don't know how to connect by the normal GPS system. Can anyone help?
I've been usin the LG Viewty for abt a year now. The camera sucks but the video recording in awesome. How r indoor pics with the Arena? Is the Message Inbox limited to 300 messages like the Viewty?
Carbonize, 30 Apr 2009Just because it looks like th eiPhone does not mean it is meant to compete against it. The iPh... moreWell then why mimmic the iphone exterior design AND interface graphics? Look, its a great phone, but without an OS to capitalize on all that, its just a flashy multimedia toy. iphone is SO much more! Yes you are right iphone is more than just a phone, but this one could have been as well - if they had put android on this it would have a chance of putting a dent in iphone sales. Remember iphone still outsells all winmo phones combined. Multimedia focus is great but there needs to be more substance, coz at the end of the day music is always better on a full stereo, movies are always better on a big screen, pictures are always better from a REAL camera, games always better on a console and the web is always better on a proper pc. So the device needs to have a bit more up its sleeve. Video calling is the only major shortcoming of iphone. The MMS and video recording are in OS 3.0 anyway. And removable battery? Take it to apple for god's sake, it avoids people tampering too much with their fone. You will be so busy with the great apps that you will never want to tamper with the battery etc just for the sake of it.
ricky, 01 May 2009what?! no infrared? suxx!!!Dude name ONE new phone thats come out in the past year that has infra red - move on man, its obsolete! I guess you will want a floppy drive in your next laptop too right, otherwise that one sux as well?
Hi All ...
Is anybody know which O.S base this phone is ..??? Can we install applications in this phone ..???
an se fan, 01 May 2009Hate this phone the secret is far better (had one), don't understand why lg choose to make a c... moreThe secret sux.had one never again. going to get a km 900.Are the km 900 as bad as you say, or are you jealous of your friends?.
have u notice that the s class user interface is different in lg crystal
when an update for arena will come