Got one last week. Very impressed with the gadget and gadgetry. Camera delivers and holds no punches. Interface user friendly and fast.
Pity about the TV out cable (optional extra). A bit wary of the battery life. Thank goodness it charges via USB cable also. Found PC Synch software cumbersome and slow. Maybe an upgrade will catch up with current trends.
Overall, worthwhile and a major statement from LG. There a new sheriff in town.
Guys, I said I had a K800 and that other SE that had touchscreen's. Like my old phone like the P900 or the P910. just the screen touchsreen seemed higher quality. Anyways i like the LG more and more each day...BUT I played with the iPhone and if the iphone had 5mp it would be the best phone for me, but it don't so it's not for me. The iphone's touchsreen and the phone works alot faster...then anything else i seen,,,see for urselves
i think if u ask anyone in this Viewty page, they will tell u that u made the right decision ;) hahaha
I believe this is a general camera problem. For my phone, it takes bad pictures in poor light quality and the 120 fps video looks terrible in dark environments as well, not to mention the flash is quite useless. I have heard that SE's 3.2 MP camera phones take better pics than most of the 5 MP on the market, so im not sure if Viewty is the only one having problems here. My guess is that N82 and K850 have the same problem where people complain that the quality difference between the 3.2 and 5.1 are barely noticable. hope that helps.
Does anyone have problems with their camera? At 5.1 megapixels, I thought it would be amazing, but the K800i takes better photos than my Viewty - wondering whether to contact 3 about it.. nothing like the photos on the tv advert at all, terrible in poor light, flash turns the pics blue, motion pictures are terrible... just me, or a general problem?
Nah, it's okay, apology accepted. I read his comment and i see what you mean.
Hi can anyone pl tell me if we take out battery and reinsert, all the settings come to default for profile / wallpapers / camera / video etc.
Thanks in advance
Hi, you can add more data to one name in your Viewty address book. Have you got the phone displaying SIM contents? That might be why you only have one number. If you change the address book setting (in Contact Settings / Difplay Data) to handset, you can add tons of stuff to one name.
There's a plus sign ("+") after certain fields, i.e. telephone number, so you can add further numbers. Pw
Nice telephone really a beauty (viewty). My only regret is i cannot add more telephone numbers and other datas in one name of a person. Other than that i am satisfied.
I'm looking to get a new phone the next week and I've spent now 2-3 days reading various reviews on LG Viewty and SE k850. So far being a loyal SE user (F500, K800) I'm fatalistically pissed off of the standart SE menu. Though when comparing to LG I believe SE is far more reliable mobile phones brand. In terms of design, functionality and hi-tech point of view seems like Viewty is far ahead of k850. The only thing that makes me worried about Viewty is the battery life... Will the current happy possessors of LG email me the realistic battery life when used intensively AND normally? Thanks
Yes, the music manager will find all mp3 stored in the sound directories, whatever deep, in main memory and in external memory,
and display them as if they were in one directory. If you select "Music", then "Artists" (or "Albums"...), Viewty allows you to "update the list",
meaning it will search information in all the mp3 to build a database (can take some time).
Once this is done, for each album you can see all the tracks; you can see tracks by authors, by music categories.
Concerning art covers, I dont know. They are not displayed in my case:
- first, my mp3 files do not contain the image tag information,
- second, I have a locked phone without the Internet plan, so the player won't go to Internet to fetch art covers
Conerning the locked phone, I expected to unlock it and go free to install, configure what I want... It will be diffcult, if ever possible, since I discovered LG is not good in the software area, and there is no customer support: you cannot download firmware, no applications; their web sites keep playing flash, playing flash...
and, if their server does not crash, you find nothing to download. Imagine they are selling the Viewty with a Contents manager of 2003, that is crashing with access violation... Indeed, they are little guys. We, on this site, are doing their job!!
I would be happy to learn that I am wrong, meaning there are solutions, but they are only hard to find.
100 apologies, my bad. i read below your post it was "pope" who wrote the k800 was a touchscreen. sorry again. read his post to see what i meant
hi im glad to here your happy with o2 as i work for them in retentions im glad we gave you a good deal.. i have the lg viewty from o2 and i aswel as you love it and got a good deal with o2 after having nokia for 7 years i found it a little tricky after having a few hours testing it out im loving it...
why is mine not accepted? i sent twice already.
i asked if anyone know whether what the message tone and if it can be mp3 tone?
when you used the Mp3 player, did all the tracks automatically appear, and was the album art shown?
thanks for the indepth guide to the 6GB, cleared up a lot of problems i thought there might be :)
hey. anyone know whether if the message tone can be set as mp3 tone? thanks.
Any idea where i can get themes for this baby!
this phone rox and needs customization!!!
Does anyone have an issue with the Y and Z keys on their QWERTY keyboard being switched?
This afternoon I took the risk to buy a 6gb card (ScanDisk microSDHC 6GB, class 4, with USB MicroMate adapter)=>70 euros.
My Viewty accepted it without problems: no crash, no complain. When I looked at the external memory properties, they read like this:
Used: 888064 Kb
Available: 1767712 Kb
Thanks to what I read on this forum, I did not panic. I switched to LG PC Suite in order to start filling the memory. BIG surprise:
- first, this buggy software would report an error on each file copied (so it is impossible to copy a group of files)
- second, on each file copied, I saw available memory decreasing (another post on this forum says nothing changes before we use 4Gb): the available memory counter decreases regularly both in PC Suite and in the Viewty.
- third, copying files with PC Suite is very slow: 1h42min to copy a 517 Mb file
That's where the MicroMate helps. It is a little boring and tricky to have to remove the battery and extract the microSD card and put it in the adapter. Windows XP recognized the new volume in a snap.
So I blasted some directory contents on the new removable drive that appeared in Explorer (to tell the truth, I had to reboot before doing this).
Copying a 587 Mb file with Windows took 5min. So I rapidly copied more than 2 Gb on the card. In Windows, properties read like this:
Used: 2.49 Gb
Available: 3.18 Gb
I unplugged the card and put it back in the Viewty. Now the properties of external memory read like this:
Used: 888064 Kb
Available: 3343040 Kb
I tested some image, sound, and video files burried deep inside a maze of directories: it worked. Displaying images located in external memory shows a latency; mp3 and divx do not seem to suffer.
So, now you know how to feed the Viewty with more than 2 Gb.
(In fact, since the Viewty hardware is able to read the SDHC format, the device should be able to read 32Gb cards)