Sigh... I was so looking forward to this phone. But I'm returning mine because of the camera. It's not as good as they want you to believe and I honestly cannot believe people who write here that the camera is excellent.
On the downside:
- Pictures do NOT look like 5mp at all
- Somehow pics taken with flash lack any "sharpness". Hard to decribe, but it is like there's another layer over the pic, as if there's still some protective foil on the lens.
- Pics taken with flash are very BLUE. The camera should be able to correct that. It knows it is taking flash pics.
- Manual focus: well,... that is nearly impossible to do, so quite useless. Basically the scroll wheel is useless.
- Close ups with flash look totally washed out! That is very bad...
On the plus side:
- The KU990 is the best looking phone around these days.
- Touch screen works like a charm.
- Menus are very intuitive.
- The camera is actually pretty fast. Not too much shutter lag (not as fast as the K800i). Only anoying thing is that the shutter sound sounds sometime after the pic has been taken. So you are waiting but the pic is already done. Could be possitive too, because you'll hold your camera steady until you hear the sound.
And yes, I tried every setting and tested it quite thoroughly, but still, it's going back and I'm back to my K800i. So what's next for me? The K850i? No... that phone is just FUGLY if you ask me ;-)
Anyway: for me the camerafunction is quite important, so after using the K800i, this was a big disappointment.
hi there, i completly agree with you regarding the w960i. i have waited TOO long now. and have just started to consider this phone now.
couple of questions if someone could help me:
1)can you have your own background?? e.g. a picture that you have taken using the phone?
2)can you customise the tone when you recieve a text message (because on my samsung d900 you cannot which is highly annoying!!)
thanks for anyone who can help
I was waiting to but the sony w960i, but Ive waited that long for a release date that as now been pushed bak to next year I got fed up and ordered a LG Viewty today, Cant wait to get it.
It will take 9 photos continuous who ever said 7 if u r gona answer a question answer it right ok thank u :)
hey guys. so much better than the i phone in my opinion. its nicer looking its lighter and above all its just a better phone. ok the memory isnt as outstanding as the iphone. but in general, the camera is well better, its scheneider-kreuznach. 5 mp taking 120fs absoloute gem. just out of the viwety training and im in love with this phone...
@unknown (from canada)
Yes you can charg the phone with the usb cable.
can i ask is e viewfinder looking great n vibrant or looking grainy n colour fading n washout n tat`s same 4 e pics n videos output result?
I was told by a senior engineer at Vodafone that LG phones have great potential in terms of Software/UI and design concepts. However, the biggest problems with LG are as follows: (and this is why Vodafone prefer not to stock LG)
1) LG phones have a high rate of hardware faults. Most Nokia's and SE's tend to have software faults or glitches that are easily udated with a software upgrade. However, LG's hardware faults are due to LG sourcing cheap quality components and poor quality control. With this particular phone, faults are likely to happen after 8 months as the touch screens plate is not too secure. Basically, this phone requires EXTREME care and definately insurance. Also, LG could have provided a simple jog dial (wheel) on the side to enable easy scrolling! Its simple things like that which make a device user friendly.
Overall, i like this phone and love the design concept and its imiging ability. It could have been the ultimate phone. However, it was rushed to compete against the Iphone. All it needed was 2 more months to perfect it. What a shame...
i'm from phil. been waiting for this for ages. can u give the details of Telecom Concept ? how to contact them.. thanks !
Did a lil research and found this fone comes to dubai at start of december according to LG. Im pretty much waiting for it myself. Hope its not very costly ;). By the way, does any 8GB memory card goes wid it, or we need to buy a particular one?
just want so straight answers on the battery
life of this phone.good bad,i think which ever one wins is how i,ll make my decision.
I love this phone! Saw it being used in Coffee Prince. Korea has this phone already why not in the Philippines. Did some research and found that Telecom Concept will release this phone in december here. hopefully it will not cost too much.
Hi guys, I live in canada and the one thing im worried about is charging. Can u charge via USB
and will i need an adapter if want to charge it using the travel charger??
someone said that when the memory card begins to fill up, the phone goes slower. Is this a noticable problem, if so, how much; a little while longer or a very significant amount of time?
cheers in advance
I Went To Carphone Warehouse The Other Day And Asked What Is The Highest Memory Card For LG VIEWTY, There Reply Was 4Gb At A Price Of £50...But I Found Something Better An 8GB For £54.40.... Seriously The LG Can Take A 8GB
This Phone Can Take An 8gb Card..
But It Goes Very Slow, This Phone Is Ok, But Not The Best In The World...
It Similar To The Iphone, But Its Also Very Annoying..
It Depends What You Need In A Phone.. If You Need A Phone With A Camera, This Is Your Phone, but If You Need Something With Music Then The Sony Ericsson W910i..
But If You Need Something With Both Music And Camera.. Then I Suggest The Sony Ericsson W960i.. It's A Personal Favourite And Quicker Tha The Iphone
Hey guys I really want to get this viewty but has try to find the tv out cable before buying and can't find anyone one that is selling it.Tryed ebay and asking the mobile shop, none of them has got the tv out cable.
How can LG be so stupid if they release a phone that support tv out,why can't they supply or sell the tv out cable???I mean it's not hard right???.........LG next time try to release your mobile accessories if you want to sell your phone so people can use your phone in true potensial.