Sameer, 11 May 2009I have been using this phone for past 2-3 days and i am ready with my verdict. Previouly i had... moreIm not knocking your long review but it is a budget touch screen phone you cant expect too much. LG have evolved with their UI it changes and improves all the time they learn from their mistakes. Take a look at the amazing S Class interface.
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I have been using this phone for past 2-3 days and i am ready with my verdict. Previouly i had Nokia E71(symbian), Samsung i780(Windows), sony touch P91i, etc.
* This is a good toy phone for people who cant afford iphone. They can experience some touch gestures and fun of rotation, sliding, animations, big fonts, and big buttons. Though this screen is not a multi-touch like iphone and is not static charge based, its a resistive pressure sensitive screen with only single touch. But you can still have some guestures like scroll, flip, etc.
* The fonts are big enough so people can read that easily, unlike windows mobile fonts that are tiny enough to carry a lens.
* the screen is bright (256k) then the usual HTC phones (65k). But still you cant see in daylight.
+ sound is good but the quality is not good. IT sounds like you are banging an empty drum.
* The phone is compact and light weight .
* battery life is ok. last for 1.5days with 2hr take time and contast screen playing.
This is my favorite...
1. I think LG designers forget many common-sense things while making this UI. This is not their problem. Its problem with company strategy. LG has not been able to develop an evolving UI platform that they can perfect in each model like nokia. Instead, they do great innovation, but its half thought given. And before they fix bugs and correct their silly mistaks, the model is discontinued and the UI scrapped.
2. Ok.. the qwerty keybord is just a joke. They forget that for a thumb to operate on a touch screen, there is a need of minimum contact area. They have done same mistake Microsoft has done by having a keyborad so tiny, that you remember thier chief everytime you remove that stylus. Microsoft forget that this is a phone and its supposed to be used on the fly in outdoors. But they created a replica of desktop and gave users a stylus to solve their mistakes. The world has changed by iphone who has boldly came out with thumb based interactions. Now each company is just copying them.
3. While typing sms, the screen rotates to landscape for keyboard, but when you try to select receipts, the screen again rotates to portrait, then again to landscape. Perhaps designers forget to keep the interactions in same mode.
4. There is no way to stop that suggested in keyboard mode.
5. In a nutshell, you cant use that keyboard and its there just for a feature checklist.
6. The screen is not that responsive. Many times in contacts or sms or email it dosent respond even after multiple touches.
7. Now my favorite stupid thing - LG designers are so bumb that they have copied a microsoft windows mobile feature in dial pad, but implement to show name matching numbers. Who the hell remembers numbers. If i type a name in dial pad, it should actually match that name in my contact book and show that before i dial. But these guys have done the most stupid thing of matching names by number. Who remembers everyone mobile numbers ? may be they couldn't copy Microsoft as it may be patented.
8. Other funny thing.. the sms and email view screen shows only 2-3 words in one line. There is no space or the font is so big that each line is just 2 words. Will you read a paragraph with 2 words per line. can you read that.. Such a nonsense and mistake.
9. There is no way, to copy a text from email or sms and past somewhere. There is no copy-past in any function. This is now common in every base model of nokia or sonyerricsion.
10. You get a notification of emails or sms but you cant click that. you have to go to menu and get there.
11. i cant add shortcuts to desktop other then just those predefined 4 shortcuts- FM radio, galary, clock, etc.
12. It gives constant error that the there is not space for new emails even if i have set my 2GB card as primary storage. I dont know wht the bug is this.
13. There is no option to reduce the email download limit then 100kb. So each of my 500 emails get downloded and i run out of my data transfter plan. normally Windows mobile and Symbian have 5kb as the limit and here its 100kb. Not much thought given while creating email system. I know its not a business phone. But these are just silly things.
14. The camera is most stupid with 3mp without AutoFocus. There is not focusing. The pictures are blure. Also the video frame rate is just 12fps where is most of nokia is 30fps. This low frame rate give you a cartoon movie shooting.
So what is this phone finally.. Bad camera, terrible sound quality, no sms and emailing. I think its a toy for people who want to play. The practicality of this phone is very limited.
All the best..
i am getting 1 of these phones for my birthday im 11 and im going to be 12 does the phone have alot of memory and does it run out of battery easly ????? is it suitable for my age ????
comment back quick ?????
just got this phone today..can anyone tell me where can i download themes for this phone?
shanee, 11 May 2009i fell inlove with cookie and i'm buying on the last day of May. malinaw po ba ung resolution? ynx@shanee
Yes malinaw. watch this >>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBg2nKjsteY
paris hilton , 11 May 2009can u record phone conversations with this phone ?@paris hilton
Yes it can record call conversation.
Happy mother's day, 10 May 2009Thanks a lot Dude, i'm gonna buy this really soon.
Anyway, where're u from? Can't understand ... moreWelcome dude, sori for my opinion coz im filipino, not good in English.
I said this fone is really good, no doubt about it, i enjoy it so much. You know what i have 4 movies in my cookie. i played 2 movies straight in full charge. Another good to this phone is the headset, more natural sound than all Nokia headset. I have no repent to choose this phone, even my first choice is n73 music edtion. Texting is hard in first use, but when your fingers is into it. its like your typing in phone in keypad. Buy this phone and join the touch generation! its worth it.
i love my cookie!!
to all filipino out there, and still confused to buy this phone. all i can say. it is worth it!!
nice mobil its what i need for pepole how are looking for smart use- saudi arabia
This fone really rocks! I love it!! I was able to download all my favorite music videos...
Hey ! Plz tell me hows the sound quality of cookie and sound of headphones plz tell me who hav cookie
yatin, 11 May 2009hiii i am aoing to buy cookie....i want to know abt the pc connection.......does it connect with pcYes, u can connect to PC
hiii i am aoing to buy cookie....i want to know abt the pc connection.......does it connect with pc
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970i fell inlove with cookie and i'm buying on the last day of May. malinaw po ba ung resolution? ynx
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does the mobile ring loud? I have a LG KS360 and love it! but it doesn't rong loud is the cookie the same?
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970hey kapamilya...your from philippines right...
your saying that your cookie has no problem, like auto restart and some glitch...
did you upgrade your phone firmware???
Why the hell would they make a new phone with 2G. It does'nt make sence..
asdfghjkl, 03 May 2009Hello! I bought my Cookie last Tuesday at the Vodaphone store at Robinson's Ermita for only 10... moreI'm from Bangladesh. I'm 16, incoming collage student & a great COOKIE fan; just like you. I'm gonna buy it.
I really like the two homescreen, widget availablity & drawing pad.