Advantages 8 Mega-Pixel Camera
Disadvantages Battery life often criticised
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I recently upgraded my phone as I was nearing the end of my contract with Orange, and my old phone was falling to pieces. In the end I chose the LG KC910 Renoir.
LG is an abbreviation for LuckyGoldstar, and their logo comprises the letters L and G arranged into a face.
It boasts an 8 Mega Pixel camera with autofocus and xenon flash, a secondary inner camera to be used in video calls, and is a smartphone in a candybar form. It is a touch screen, with an accelorometer - as made famous by the iPhone and iPod Touch models.
Within the Communicate menu, there is a menu bar along the right-hand side of the screen featuring "communicate", "entertainment", "utities" and "settings".The communicate menu holds access to dialling, speed dials, address book, call history, new message, new email, messaging and Orange messenger (on my particular handset obviously).voice recorder, and a more button, which takes you to calculator, converter, world clock, stopwatch and jogging buddy.
The settings menu holds access to profiles, screen, phone settings, call settings, touch settings, connectivity, bluetooth and wifi.
Back on the main screen you can go to the gallery, adjust flash, shot mode and exposure.In the video menu, the preview menu is pretty much the same, as is the others menu. On the main menu you can adjust recording speed for slow motion and fast motion recording.
The LG Renoir's box comes with the handset (obviously), earphones, a charger, a data cable, a PC Suite CD-rom, a screen protector, a stylus and wallet that can be attached the phone the same way you would attach a phone charm, and a manual.
But what I can say is that I am overall pretty happy with my handset. The only niggles I do have is that the qwerty keyboard for texting is a little awkward to use if you are not using the stylus, and also the scrolling can be a little bit of a pain again if you are using your finger as a control, but other than that it is a great little phone.
As I mentioned earlier, I got the phone as part of a retention deal with Orange Pay Monthly. My previous contract for my Nokia N73 was £30 on Dolphin 30, with various loyalty discounts and magic numbers here and there.When I looked on the internet, Orange were offering me the phone on the same contract, under the same conditions for the same price, only they wanted me to pay £195 for the handset (apparently this was with a £50 discount). As you might imagine, I had no intentions of paying such a ludicrous amount, so I went in-store to see what they had to say.
When I went to my local Orange branch, the sales assistant was very helpful, even getting out the phone for me to have a play around with, even though he knew I intended to go through Orange retentions to get a good deal. He said that I was unlikely to get a deal any better than the one I had been given online, but I still didn't want to give up.When it got a little closer to the end of my contract, my boyfriend called up the retention line, telling the advisor that I intended to leave Orange if a better deal was not a viable option. They then asked him what phone I wanted, and what sort of deal I was looking at. He told them I wanted the LG Renoir, and they offered me the handset for free on the £30 contract.
We decided to push them further, and eventually got them down to £22 with 400 minutes, unlimited texts and all my magic numbers intact.
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