Ok had a bit more time to play with this phone and following on from my previous post, here's some other stuff I've discovered:
To anyone having difficulty with the fm transmitter, try plugging in a set of headphones - mine sounded crap until I tried that. In terms of general sound quality and transmission distance, it's now similar to what I get from the itrip on my ipod touch.
Tbh there isn't a whole lot to complain about this phone, though I do find sunlight legibility is a let down - good thing it's usually overcast here in the uk.. heh
Music management on the phone isn't great, but in a way the amazing sound quality makes up for this - it's made my ipod touch somewhat redundant now.. And to all those complaining about the bass, buy a pair of bass heavy earphones like the sennheiser cx300s. Though I personally think it sounds perfect through my Shure SE210s.
The LG PC Suite III is usable.. though the music management bit is quite possibly the worst I've ever used - and that includes the infamous sonic stage.. save yourself some time and just copy it over in the mass storage mode.
Haven't managed to get gps working on google maps (which I had to download separately cos orange removed the original), but it does work pretty well with the free amAze software - really quick too, only about 5-10 seconds to find my location on a cloudy day.
The thing that's most annoying is probably the 300 email limit on a phone with 8gb of storage.. Oh and divx videos only play if they're 240x320 (though I think mp4 and 3gp both support 480x720). Really hope LG will fix these in the next firmware update.
In good lighting, I think the camera is really good, esp for macros. The manual focus and face detection are also pretty neat.
Hope this is useful to some people :) for other info/opinions, search back for my previous post - can't be bothered to type it all again.
I will be buying the phone very soon and I know that it is great. Base with LG Cookie, the phone would be wonderful. Regarding the price, they said that it would be around 25-30K here in the Philippines.
day, 29 Apr 2009Try the slow motion video and compare it to the VIEWTY or RENOIR, and try FM transmitter with ... moreHi, radio would depend on where you are located. This goes to all kinds of mobile phones that has a radio feature. The more radio stations around the more harder to tune-in.
I have the will to buy the LG KM900, but I need to know 3 things before buying it:
1- Is it coming with profiles like Nokia mobile phones?
2- Can I set a tone to the caller?
3- Can I save the messages in the memory card?
Thanks in anticipation.
This phone looks nice. I'm thinking of buying it.
But first, a couple of questions.
How responsive is the keypad? I'm a very fast texter and texting is important to me. On cnet.co.uk, they said in their review that the responsiveness of the keypad is very bad and had a video comparison between the iphone and the km9000 in their video review. I've got a feeling that they might have been using a pre-release version though. Fast texters only please for this question.
Second question. How does it handle delivery reports? As if it was a message like the old Nokia 3310 or as a seperate report like with new Nokias?
Thanks for your answers in advance.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Try the slow motion video and compare it to the VIEWTY or RENOIR, and try FM transmitter with the music player, bad quality, and you pretty much have to be almost touching the radio's ariel for it to pick anything up. The 2 gadgets i got the phone for, they're rubbish, i'm taking mine back. Looks very nice, but fails to meet expectations.
I got my Arena yesterday and so far im very impressed with it. Not sure why people are SO negative about it :S i supose some people will have a moan about everything. I have got it on orange, and the maps that come with it are in french for some reason :S not sure why. But this is no problem as i have put google maps on it and it is working fine :)
prototype, 28 Apr 2009Anyone who opt for iphone are purely due to their low esteem and lack of confident towards one... moreDid you use a free translation website to translate this? I don't know what you are trying to say.
luis, 28 Apr 2009could anyone tell me wen this fone is coming to austria?! or how can i check wen it is?! thnks Just buy the phone from eBay. That way you won't have to wait for it.
luis, 28 Apr 2009could anyone tell me wen this fone is coming to austria?! or how can i check wen it is?! thnks It's already available - check geizhals ;-)
anonymous, 28 Apr 2009is this a better phone than the nokia 5800yes it is, maybe 5x better than nokia 5800....i have used both.
i can't sincronise my phone with my macbook. do anyone knows how can i do it? normally it work with isink but it doesn't work.
Anyone who opt for iphone are purely due to their low esteem and lack of confident towards oneself, they are borrowing apple image to camouflage their true identity...LG an upcoming brand enough flare to dethrone western manufacturer and they should pray harder cause Jap has not really focus in this playing field yet, should they do..i doubt the west can survive, look at the major LCD makers nominated the industry globally, consider toyota was a substandard car 40 years ago.. and now ..comparable to some of the giants... watch out for eastern manufacturer.. they are here to stay...kudos...