LG KU990 Viewty Review

By Team Digit | Updated Mar 01 2008
LG KU990 Viewty Review
DIGIT RATING
80 /100
  • design

    80

  • performance

    80

  • value for money

    70

  • features

    80

Verdict

Great looks, a fun UI and ease of use make this a good phone. The touch-screen could have been better, and the jog dial is just bad. At a price of Rs 21,900, it’s a good style statement.

LG KU990 Viewty detailed review



LG Touch?

Every company has a touch screen operated phone and the KU990 is a 3-inch, 3G touch screen phone from LG. The metal plate and the glossy front with chrome borders give the phone a stylish-yet-sturdy look.

You will soon realise that the main menu interface looks and feels a lot like the HTC / iPod Touch and iPhone. You can use either a finger or stylus to slide through menus. There’s no place to store the stylus on the phone though.

There aren’t too many buttons on the phone, primarily because of its touch screen functionality. There is a jog dial on the back of the phone around the camera lens which can be used to scroll through items or change sound volumes. However, this is inconvenient to use, and scrolling through menus using it is especially difficult. Scrolling using the touch-screen is a little cumbersome as well—those with shaky hands might accidently launch an application off and on. There’s a full keyboard on the touch-screen, and it works well with either your fingers or the stylus—our only complaint is the awkwardly-placed spacebar.

 There is a 5 MP camera with a flash, and a standard VGA camera for video calls. The 100 MB internal memory is paltry, but can be supported by the Micro SD card slot. The earpiece is perfect, but the microphone quality is strictly average—expect some minor crackling. The speakerphone is fine, but gives out a high shrieking sound at times. The earphones that are bundled with the phone... err... just get the job done.

Great looks, a fun UI and ease of use make this a good phone. The touch-screen could have been better, and the jog dial is just bad. At a price of Rs 21,900, it’s a good style statement.


RATINGS
Features : 4
Performance : 4
Build quality : 4
Value for Money : 3.5
Overall : 4


Specifications

3-inch screen (240x400), 5 MP Camera, 100 MB memory, MicroSD slot, Dimensions: 103.5 x 54.4 x 14.8 mm, GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Bluetooth.

Contact : LGEIL Pvt. Ltd   
Phone : 91-120-2560900
E-mail : viveksingh@lgindia.com
Web site : www.lgindia.com
Price : Rs 21,900

 

LG KU990 Viewty Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 01 Mar 2008
Market Status: Discontinued

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    NA
  • Camera Camera
    NA
  • Memory Memory
    NA
  • Battery Battery
    NA

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