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LG Cookie KP500

This attractively-priced full touch screen handset is complete with the latest touch technology and features found in the existing high-end full touch...

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Review of "LG Cookie KP500"

published 31/05/2009 | stephenh12
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Pro Light, compact, stylish, easy to use.
Cons Qwerty key board a bit small for fat fingers
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"Lg cookie, very tasty"

The lg cookie (KP500) is the poor mans iphone.
When I felt it was time to get a new phone I thought I would look on the review sites, such as ciao and others and every site seemed to say about the lg cookie, so I scoured the net for the price and found it between £90 - £110, thought not too bad, but then on o2 it was £25 pounds a month on a 24 month contract (600 mins + unlimited texts + ps3).
When I received the phone it came with a battery, charger, usb cable, software to put on the pc to drag and drop pictures, music, etc. also a plastic cover for the touch screen (which I am glad of as I have heard that some touch screens tend to scratch and I cant handle a case, by the time you get it out of the case they have rung of).
When I put the battery in the phone, the first thing I noticed was how light it was. When you turn on the phone you have to do two things, the first is to press a button at the bottom of the phone then there is a button on the touch screen (so it is not that easy to turn it on in you’re pocket). On turning on the phone, after setting the time and calibrating the touch screen the next thing I noticed was how bright the screen was even when out side in the bright sunshine (some phones I’ve had you can not see even in dim light).
Another thing I was worried about was that my fingers were going to be to fat for the buttons on the touch screen but the only time I found this to be problem was, when you do a text message if you turn the phone on its side the text screen turns into a qwerty key board and I found it hard to hit the right button, but they have thought of this by putting a stylus in the base of the phone. Apart from that I found I had no trouble at all with the buttons.
The camera itself is as basic as they say, but myself I have a Nikon D50 for taking pictures of quality, to me a camera on a phone is showing the latest snap shot of you’re toddler not for doing a 12 by 12 poster, as for a flash on a phone surely taking a dozen pictures with flash will take the life out of battery, to me all it is, is a fun thing. When you view you’re pictures if you turn the phone on its side the picture turns into a panoramic view and with a slide of a finger on the screen you can turn the page to the next photo.
The battery life seems very good but still don’t know as my little one keeps hogging the phone for hours, for the games (which she says are very good). It also has the net and e-mail facilities, but to me I have got a laptop to do all that sort of thing, it also has an fm radio, calculator, currency converter, drawing panel (which my little one also likes to draw funny faces on).
The sound is crystal clear on the phone to me, compared with phones I have had in the past, you can also insert an 8gbt micro SD card, extra memory for music, pictures, games, etc.
To be honest I like it, it’s light, compact, stylish, and easy to use, and still finding little treats every time I turn it on, I would recommend this phone to anyone.

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  • Young_1 published 01/05/2010
    Nice review, thanks for writing!
  • becky_tredget published 31/05/2009
    Good Review
  • bohoangel published 31/05/2009
    great review
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Product Information : LG Cookie KP500

Manufacturer's product description

This attractively-priced full touch screen handset is complete with the latest touch technology and features found in the existing high-end full touch screen handsets currently available on the market.

Product Details

Cellular / Technology: GPRS; EDGE

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Cellular / Combined with: 3 MP digital camera; FM radio; MP3 player

Display Type: TFT; 262K colours

Battery / Standby Time: 350

Display Resolution: 240 x 400 pixels

Weight: 87 g

Length: 107 mm

Width: 55 mm

Height: 12 mm

Communications / Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Battery / Talk Time: 3.5

Battery: Li-ion

Battery: Lithium Ion

Manufacturer: LG

Phone Design: Classic, Slate

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic, Slate

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Cellular / Integrated Components: Digital camera; Digital player; FM radio

Long Name: KP500, KP500 Cookie

Cellular / Phone Design: Candybar

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

EAN: 5025743687740; 5038262016038

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 3 Megapixel

Talk Time: Up to 210 minutes

Display: LCD display - colour - 3" - TFT

Standby Time: Up to 350 hours

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Colour: Black, Pink, Black, gold

Service Provider: Vodafone, Not specified

Dimensions (WxDxH): 55 mm x 12 mm x 110 mm

Supported Memory Card: Micro SD Card, microSDHC

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Technology: GSM

Product Type: Mobile phone

Form Factor: Touch

Product Description: LG Cookie KP500 - black - GSM - mobile phone, LG Cookie KP500 - GSM - mobile phone, LG Cookie KP500 - pink - GSM - mobile phone, LG Cookie KP500 - black, gold - GSM - mobile phone

Playback Digital Standards: AAC, MP3 , MPEG-4, H.264, H.263

Band: Tri Band

Phone Features

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty: 64


Included Accessories: Power adapter


Run Time Details: Talk - up to 210 min ¦ Standby - up to 350 hrs

Capacity: 900 mAh, 800 mAh

Technology: Lithium Ion


Type: LCD display - colour

Display Resolution: 240 x 400 pixels

Diagonal Size: 3"

Colour Depth: 262,144 colours

Features: LCD touch screen, wallpaper, screen saver

Technology: TFT

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 3 Megapixel


User Memory: 48 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: Micro SD Card, microSDHC


Personal Information Management: Calendar, calculator, reminder, alarm clock


Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE

Bluetooth Profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)


Handwriting Recognition: Yes

Service Provider: Vodafone, Not specified

Technology: GSM

Input Device(s): Touch screen

Band: Tri Band


Width: 55 mm

Depth: 12 mm

Height: 110 mm

Body Colour: Black, Pink, Black, gold

Aerial: Internal

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Product Type: Mobile phone

MPN: 3003349, KP500, KP500.ANEUAP, KP500P, KP500.ANEUPK, KP500.ADEUGC

Form Factor: Touch

Messaging & Internet

Supported Email Protocols: POP3

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, EMS, SMS

Downloadable Content: Audio files, video files, games, ring tones, screensavers, wallpapers

Media Player

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4, H.264, H.263

Supported Digital Audio Standards: AAC, MP3


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