KS360 Available at Orange
were good enough to send me a free phone to test before its release
on 16th September and I must say having owned another QWERTY phone,
the SPV, I was expecting something just as clunky and impossible
to carry without a belt pouch. You wont believe how happy I was
to see the phone in the flesh, its a really nice comfortable size
that fits in you pocket (101.5 x 51 x 16.8 mm) easily and has a
real nice comfy feel - like a pebble at the beach
camping with its curved
edges and only weighs 108g, I think that you could even make it
skip a few times if you threw it at the water hard enough ;).
The screen is quite a
good size considering the size of the phone with a good 2.4 inches
visible and its touch screen capable when you want to dial a number.
This is great because it means you don't have to open the keypad
to dial your number and can type it straight into the front panel
(it makes a satisfying sounds when you type too which is nice).
An added bonus is that the phone also has a accelerometer so it
can tell which way you are holding the phone and adjusting the picture
accordingly. The model I had was a cobalt blue with a kind of metallic
look but the phone is said to be offered in the future in many different
colours with the obvious pink, black, red and silver in the line.
Camera and Memory
The camera is only a
2 megapixel which is quite low for phones at this time however the
picture quality is perfect for posting pics from the pub up onto
Facebook or emailing to friends which is all I want my camera phone
for. The camera does tend to drink the battery power though especially
when you're using the multi shot function that takes a rapid 9 pictures
ready for you to choose the best one.
The phone memory is 15MB
big so you can take a few pics on there without the need to expand
your memory, but there is a micro SD slot where you can plug in
some more. Unfortunately, it seems that it doesn't want to take
my 8 gig card though, and after reading about it a 4GB card is the
maximum you can plug in. It has been reported that a micro SD wifi
card does also not work. This is a shame as the LG360 does not come
with WIFI and the only way to get onto the net is with data packages
over the Orange network.
The LG Etna does not
have 3G which is a bit silly since it works so well on the internet
and is only compatible with Edge and GPRS networks. You can also
connect your phone to your computer via USB or bluetooth for transferring
files to or from your phone.
Other key features
- Java MIDP 2.0
- MP3 player
- MPEG-4 player
- FM radio
- Photo/video editor
- Built-in hands free
- Voice memo
- Polyphonic (64 channels),
MP3 - Ringtones