Have had this phone since Boxing Day 2008, and can't wait to swap it for a new one. I bought it as I thought that touchscreens are the way forward, and the price of this phone seemed too good to be true. I will never buy an LG phone again, and it will be a long time before I ever consider a touch screen again. I spend half of my time wishing I hadn't sold my old Sony-Ericsson K750i, cos I would have swapped back to it again.
What can I say?:
The touchscreen could be a nice feature, but in reality it makes texting very slow, selecting small buttons on the screen irritating, is difficult to see in the sun without turning the brightness up to the top (see next point), and prevents anyone else using your phone unless they are familiar with the LG touch interface (how would anyone know which buttons to press to make a 999 call, for example).
The battery life is appaling, lasting a fraction of my old SE K750i, and the battery meter makes matters even worse - it stays on 3/3 bars ages, then drops very quickly to 1/3 bars and then empty. Sometimes it even seems to miss out 2/3 bars. Battery life is not helped by Bluetooth that switches itself on, but not off again when you send a file, and using the screen at a brightness that is just about readable in the sun also drains the battery. When the battery is low, the phone makes an annoying, embarrasing beeping alert (every minute I think) until you turn the phone off or charge it. There seems to be no way to turn this alert off, so I have had the phone beeping in class, or waking me up at night, even when it is on silent.
I have also had the phone freeze with a blue screen a few days after buying it. I often find it has turned itself off, and it takes an age to turn it on.
The good things:
Games are good for a laugh (but you will get bored of them soon, and manydownloadable games can't be played because of the lack of a proper keypad)
Camera quality very good (although no flash light)
Touch screen nice to use for some features
PC sync is quick and easy to use
The phone can read PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, which may be useful occasionally.
The large screen it good for watching videos and photos (although not in bright sunlight)
Overall, I would rather spend £100 on many other phones, such as the Nokia 6303 which a relative got recently, or another Sony-Ericsson. Don't buy this thinking that the touch screen will somehow make the phone better than all the others costing the same money or less.
muzic, 21 Sep 2009do we have themes for the phone? err LG and samsung does not support themes
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2009dont no wat 2 get lg cookie or lg ku990 can any1 help ?you should get the LG cookie it is a really really good phone ive got one myself and it works like a dream they are fantastic
Yesterday, I was able to witnessed the greatness of the camera and video of my LG Cookie. I haven't really got hold of that particular function until it was fully tested yesterday when my freinds and I went to the local mall which has an outdoor garden. My friends was also impressed and is dying of envy and thought that it was a 8 megapixel camera when they saw the picture quality. I cannot believe it with my own eyes! It really looks like it was taken using an 8 mega pixel camera!
And after that I decided to take a video with my friends. It was like you are using a digital video camera! it was like in HD! I am so loving this phone!
2 of my Friends actually planned to purcahse this beauty!
I would not trade this to an Iphone I swear!
muzic, 21 Sep 2009open the msg in ur outbox..and it will give u an option to delete the msg..
it happens if u d... moreThanks for the pointers!
It did not work. But for some reason it eventually went through and I have it deleted.
Emir, 16 Sep 2009Hahaha! Pathetic!! My cookie works PERFECT!i have been using this phone for one year stil i have not get any probalme its a very nice phone
should i buy this phone im alowed to get it but should i hmmmmmm??
i have to pureches a new mobile. But i am not sor with
lg kp500 cookie & Samsung Star ??
who is the best. pls Help me.............
Im going to buy a cheap touch phone.I am wondering between star and preston also cookie an viewty.
Which one is better overall?
Emir, 20 Sep 2009Yes it is motion game but not racing! Its roulet game,u will got 2 more games,and one java gam... moreOk...thanks....i saw this fone...the guy in the shop finally showed me a demo...its awesome...but its boring dat we dont hav themes for this fone....where can we download motion sensor games for lg cookie?? i saw mylgcookie website....dats a cool website i guess......n one more drawback is dat u dont hav zooming in his fone....besides dat everything is gr8....such a cool fone....i still hav to wait for 5 dayz to buy it!!!! cant wait....
LG KP500 Cookie is the best choice.
I love my Cookie very much.. Great Phone in Low price
Can anybody tell me which phone is better .I am confused between this three phones
1. lg cookie
2. samsung star
3. nokia 5530
Emir, 16 Sep 2009Hahaha! Pathetic!! My cookie works PERFECT!I am going to get the LG KP500 is it a good choice for some people it is good some others it isnt i want a majority answer.
Is the LG KP500 touch mobile a great social mobile???
i had this phone for almost 2 months now.,, i havent no problem at all,, no hang ups since the firmware version of my phone is up to date.., but after 2 months of using it i was getting bored with it.,, and i also noticed that the body of LG COOKIE is made up of soft plastics, believe me i was able to bend the back battery cover coz the plastics composition is very very soft.. try it with your lg cookie and im sure that you can bend and twist the battery back cove..
SAMSUNG - best in creating stainless design cellphone..
NOKIA - everthing about nokia is good especialy the USER FRIENDLINESS of there product,
SONY ERICSSON - best in MUSIC and CAMERA..,
LG - ADVANCE features, do you remember when n95 release? it is also the release of there LG VIEWTY which is touchscreen...
i sell my LG COOKIE and buy a new one.,, this time i buy a nokia,,.. i tried SONY ERICSON , SAMSUNG AND LG but i decide to come back to NOKIA where i truly enjoy...
well .. this is only my opinion.. ^^,