I am counting today from the day I purchased my LG Cookie (which also happens to be my secondary phone aside from my E51)...4 days prior to me getting this marvelous piece of invention!
I will share to you what I've experienced with my new LG Cookie through different categories.
So far so good! I am enjoying the feel of it, texting is a thing I am getting used to but with no difficulties. I tried using the QWERTY and its is just right but I am just used to the idea of using the qwerty function. The hand recognition is awesome! I've used it once in awhile and I am impressed with how it works. And scanning messages is so cool by flickering it is great!
The voice reception is brillant! Shifting from handset to Speaker mode does not change the quality of reception unlike other phones.Speed Dial function has a very superb option.
Camera is average and decent. Do not expect to produce a good photo indoors.The Music Player is great and the sound is perfect even you are using the standard headset.There are lots of other full-multimedia features that are included which you need to discover yourself.In total, the multimedia is above average for me except for the camera which is plainly okay.
I am very impressed with all the tools added to this very cute phone. It is reliable and functional..the World Time is so cool that the Globe rotates when locating a City...Awesome! The phones has ATMP (Anti-theft Mobile Programming) which is also standard to most phone nowadays.
Well it is not what I expected..connection is very slow knowing that my previous handset with the same network has a very fast connection. But its okay I have Wi-Fi using my E51. Overall, not recommended for internet browsing.
In conclusion, I can say its a good buy considering the rich feature you can obtain from a very economically-priced handset in the market today. You have the luxury of a touchscreen-ala-Iphone and has the look of a CEO's phone...Lag issue is a rarity. The battery strenght is not all impressive but can be acceptable to some. Recharging takes 2-3 hours of the time daily.So, keep your travel charger handy at all times.
suresh, 26 Aug 2009this has vedio call ?nope, because it's only a 2G handset..
and has no secondary camera
Ok why is this the only phone with an overly complicated Email wizard?
Inglisero, 25 Aug 2009Hi jagat101! Well, I have the black one with grey accent at the side. I was able to see a silv... moreInglisero, I finally gave in yesterday and ordered via Amazon. I got a pretty good deal, converted in Peso it's around PHP7,341 shipped. I got the Vandyke Brown with the red accent..was thinking of getting the Black one but I find it too plain jane, too common for my taste..to each his own I guess). Plus I ordered a black rubberized hard case (so in effect, it will be "black")..to avoid breaking the thin digitizer lens (based form other owners complaints).
I assume that the oem KP500 body somehow flexes/bends a bit when worn in pant pockets (though I have no real plans on doing that..from experience, it's very uncomfortable to pocket a pda style phone, though I plan to use it in shirt pockets).
The way I see it, when the phone is pocketed the hard case will absorb the flexing first (imagine an "egg shell") leaving the main Cookie body intact/firm thus avoiding flexing and breaking the digitizer lens...
i am a mobile shop holder
and the phne i have used the most is kp500 nice handy and smart and good touch
This is very good phone as it has good display and also nice look no problems in these model.You can buy these mobile.
guys,i'm in doubt dat to buy lg kp500i cookie or sony erricson k850i..... i rather likr to have good sound..
jagat101, 25 Aug 2009Which color did you get Inglissero...
In the US, currently I can order the KP500 for PHP8,2... moreHi jagat101! Well, I have the black one with grey accent at the side. I was able to see a silver one ( I was eyeing for it initially ) but upon seeing it and checking it up close and personal...it looks cheap... So black is much elegantly looking....actually looks like IPhone in a way ( my lil bro has a 3gs IPhone and I dont fancy it really )
There is also a black with red accent which also not so good to look at. lol
I so love my baby cookie!
Btw, I'm at a bind if I would get the Samsung S5230/Tocco Lite or the KP500/LG Cookie..but it seems that the Sammy is no less reliable than the Cookie.
With that said, the LG seems to be cheaper now, has more user support/forum help, parts replacement availability (such as Ebay) and available firmware updates in the interwebs for the KP500...looks like I'll be jumping for the Cookie soon.
Inglisero, 25 Aug 2009Finally I have the chance to buy and get this phone today. I was originally planning to get th... moreWhich color did you get Inglissero...
In the US, currently I can order the KP500 for PHP8,228 ($169.99) shipped to my door to CA...
There are TONS of cellfone stores in Manila & Makati. Hope to be back there next year!.. :D
Finally I have the chance to buy and get this phone today. I was originally planning to get this directly from the LG Shop which was recently opened last July @ Robinsons Galleria to be certain that I have decent, reliable, and original LG Cookie.
Alas! I went there and it actually cost more than I expected without a memory card, without an extra screen protector, and without any extra freebies ( which I thought I will be given something for buying directly form their shop lol ) But luckily enough, I was able to discover this teenie little mobile shop which seems and look like legitimate to me...I was offered Php9,400 +1 year warranty with NTC Certified registration,a 2GB external memory, and also a sleek leather case which has an interior silicone covering!
And the version is v10d...and I so loooooving it!
Anonymous, 23 Aug 2009phone's got no special feactures .. display is bad phone camera is bad ... plzzzzzzzzz don't buy it the phone is great!!!
Hi, I was just wondering which one is better the S5600,S5230 or LG500. Can someone please help me make up my mine on which one to buy.
jagat101, 24 Aug 2009I'm on the fence on getting a KP500...after reading several owner complaints on cracked digit... moreyeah it's weird. i've read about atleast 3 reports about cracked screens by putting kp500 in pocket of pants but none about cracked screens by dropping it, despite a lot of users saying they dropped their cookie, some even from as high as shoulder level. i keep my cookie in a leather case though, so dropping it accidentally won't even put a scratch on it. i love my cookie..