LG KM900 Arena - Shokes And Surprises
I bought this phone in a liquidation sale due to its high end features at low cost of INR 12000 (Against 20000 regular price) from the mobile store in Lucknow and then started the chain of shocks and surprises. Here are those
1. Poor s/w with bug in all available firmwares
2. Different features work with different firmwere
3. Indian firmware 10E has Music Player not working
4. Need more then expert to get Arena working properly
5. Pretty ordanary GPS with poor 1 km selectivity
6. Poor sunlight readablity
7. Poor battery life. Exhausts in a day
8. Mono FM Radio (Even LG KP 106b has stereo)
9. iTunes M4A not played unless corrected
10. Music Player can't sort tracks by Album only
11. Issues with Windows 7 PC Connectivity
1. Extraordanary 3D S-Class UI
2. Dedicated 3D Grapics Accelerator
3. Stunning Multimedia and Gaming Performance
4. Capable 5 MP Camera and D1 Camcoder
5. Inbuilt good Image Editor
6. Preinstalled Movie Maker
7. Excellant Audio Quality
8. Very Nice Ergonomics like iPod Touch
9. Just 105g
10. Good Earplugs
11. Mac support
Use UK Firmware 10P for most stable arena. Do not upgrade firmware your own unless you are trained. Is difficult, need many drivers and settings before doing. 3X Factory reset is rubbish thing. Actually the problem is when factory reset is done, Arena cant erase everything properly hence sometimes manual erases and multiple factory resets may be needed to correct problems. To play M4A, use dBpoweramp M4A utilities to first extract AAC out and then convert it back to M4A. This is a lossless process and takes a second for a song. Arena sounds excellant but do not compare it with N91 or i450. Still better then most of XMs. Use large cone headphones with elevated bass responce to get best possible output. Nokia HS62 worked best for me.
Is it possible LG KM900 purchase & used in Singapore can be used in the Philippines then bring to Canada if it was brought there... does it have to unlock the unit as per area code or simply upgrade the unit & insert SIM ...
Need immediate feedback......
hi, can anyone help me, coz im hving trouble wth my arena, i ordered my phone from other country, and when i received it, i only used it for an hours, when the battery drains and charged it, its only display the start up screen and did not run, i reinstalled the battery and usim, then its appear that way, again and again, pls anyone can help me,. tnx.
my phone is not conecting with pc through mass storage,
n what is divx videos?
n how can i run these video?
n when i click 4 pic then display not enough memory which is not possible?
tell to overcome these,,,,,,,,,thanx
Atif, 18 Jun 2010You can install the firmware 10i by changing country option in LG PC suit III and set it to mi... morebut 3X factory reset I always did by myself.
Could you please tell me if V10i can download a signature opera mini 4.2? N how about the fm transmitter quality?
Atif, 18 Jun 2010You can install the firmware 10i by changing country option in LG PC suit III and set it to mi... moresince last 3 days bug rise again. If I tap "acces point" in the connectivity menu, the phone goes to restart. It because sometimes I changed usim card from different provider as you can see my posts came from some different IP. I always post to this forum from my arena.
it need 2nd 3X fact reset since I got V10h to fix the bug.
I've never upgraded the firmware by myself, LG repair centre did it all, officially n free of charge. But now I have to do it by myself.
woody, 18 Jun 2010http://mobileheart.comthank you very much Woody! :)
Im majid asadolahpoor.i like lg phones because they are relatively cheap and reliable.
woody, 16 Jun 2010My black arena cant get V10i version as the version is for midle east region. My recent V10h ... moreYou can install the firmware 10i by changing country option in LG PC suit III and set it to midddle east then you can download and install firmware into yours phone directly. But i am living in france and even i install 10i and really it is much better than 10h
got my Arena few days ago...
before that, I had Nokia E52 so the batt backup on Arena seems preety poor. how long your batt lasts? mine is good for about 12 hrs with heavy usage... :(
do you know any site where I can download apps? ...beside mobile 9 and getjar... ;)
I bought my KM00 from T-mobile ( UK ) and I'm now in a long vacation in Egypt ,
How can i unlock it to use it in Egypt.
cdpj my, 16 Jun 2010yeah, V10h is much better thn V10e which i upgraded from.
recently it do restart by itself... moreMy black arena cant get V10i version as the version is for midle east region.
My recent V10h isnt perfect, but it is good 1. Since I got it couple month ago, till now still works great. I like to play around with my phone a few hour every day.
there's a mistake on my previous post about search option on music player.
just tap the down arrow on the keypad after typing search word. It works well.
thank to someone at wtc building sby to let me know it.
woody, 15 Jun 2010oh, I dont try to get V10i version yet. Hope to try to get it this week, then I'll tell you th... moreyeah, V10h is much better thn V10e which i upgraded from.
recently it do restart by itself, so i try to find new version of firmware, anyway, i just tried 3X factory reset, so far so good, it look better now.. :)
Stefan, 15 Jun 2010There is not to much activity on crystal forum i haven't received eny answer in regard to my q... moremy friend has had one. But she's miles miles away from me. Yesterday she said, her crystal performance is excelent since she purchased n the factory reset code is the same with arena's.
both phones are S-Class UI.
3X factory reset might solve crystal problem too, but I cant guarantee it.
woody, 14 Jun 2010really sory, I dont have any hand on experience with crystal, dont know the factory reset code... moreThere is not to much activity on crystal forum i haven't received eny answer in regard to my question. I though here are some lg fans who may have had this phone. Going to buy it enyway despite the negative opinions, it's beautiful.
cdpj my, 15 Jun 2010hi woody,
may i know which country should we chose for getting the latest V10i?
as my fi... moreoh, I dont try to get V10i version yet. Hope to try to get it this week, then I'll tell you the result later.
if that version doesnt support your country, you'd better not to get it, otherwise your phone may not work properly.
Just wait for LG release that version which support your country. V10h is good enough, isnt it?