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LG Shine KE970

LG Shine (model: KE970) is a handset in LG's premium Black Label series of mobile phones. Shine - a stunning, full-metal bodied slider phone - offers...

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Review of "LG Shine KE970"

published 28/04/2008 | Haxrskilz
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Pro Beautiful phone, great applications, great calling features.
Cons Gets dirty easily, scrolling is difficult, texting is slow.
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"Black OR Pink!"

This Christmas, I tore off the wrapping paper to find a beautifully simply decorated box, closed uniquely using magnets. Within the box I found a pink phone and numerous accessories. I know what you're thinking. Pink. But this phone is black! I hear you cry. Yes, I know it's black. But mine is pink, and I love it. Not only does it have numerous helpful features within the phone; alarm clocks, various connecting devices, video and camera - but the phone also had a neat reflective screen which came in great handy when I had no mirror available. So what, you say, why would a male need such a phone?

Here's why.. This phone is a masterpiece of modern art in the form of a phone. The applications are smoothly made, and each roll of the scroller makes the phone seem like something totally out of this world. The graphics on the phone are fantastic, voices and sound are perfectly clear as well as having a neat sliding motion that looks stunning pulled from a pocket and flicked out.
The battery seems to be never ending, although admittedly, when the battery is low, it gives fair warning via noises and full screen messages so that there is no way you can miss it or any important calls.
This phone has more qualities than I have time to mention! Honestly, it's a beautiful phone, and deserves an owner who would care for it, as well as use it properly.

As with all phones, there are some negative sides, for example, although the camera has numerous settings that can barely be found on some more expensive camera's, the pictures are slow to take, and quite blurred unless the phone is perfectly still.
The scroller at the top of the keypad makes it difficult to accurately choose on the menu, and so it is often easier to use the keypad instead.

Other than that, there is little more to say about the phone other than the screen gets dirty rather easily, so it would be best to keep the screen cleaner that should come within the box attached to the phone, rather than using anything else that may damage the screen.
(Also, I've dropped mine on numerous occasions, and it's yet to stop working. ;])

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  • lilyellowfish published 28/04/2008
    Certainly looks like a nice phone xx
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Product Information : LG Shine KE970

Manufacturer's product description

LG Shine (model: KE970) is a handset in LG's premium Black Label series of mobile phones. Shine - a stunning, full-metal bodied slider phone - offers mobile users the best of both worlds with amazing looks and a high technical specification including expandable memory (MicroSD card) and an auto focus camera. When closed, Shine oozes sophistication with a perfectly reflective 2.2" screen. Slide open the super-thin brushed metal body and the 'magic mirror' full color screen comes to life, while Shine's keys are bathed in a cool blue light. Access to Shine's menu system is by an easy-to-use multi-function scroll key. Also, Shine's equipped with a comprehensive media player with multi-codec support (MP3, WAV and ACC++) and real spectrum display. Shine supports GPRS and EDGE network compatibility, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

Product Details

Product Description: LG Shine KE970 - GSM - mobile phone, LG Shine KE970 - gold - GSM - mobile phone, LG Shine KE970 - silver - GSM - mobile phone

Product Type: Mobile phone

Service Provider: Not specified

Form Factor: Slider

Dimensions (WxDxH): 51 mm x 14 mm x 100 mm

Weight: 119 g

Technology: GSM

Band: Tri Band

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Display: LCD display - colour - TFT, LCD display - colour - 2.2" - TFT

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, MP3 , MPEG-4, 3GP

Supported Memory Card: Micro SD Card

Talk Time: Up to 160 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 280 hours

Colour: Gold, Silver


MPN: Lg SHINE, LG SHINE KE970 gold, KE970, LG KE970 Shine Silver

Product Type: Mobile phone

Form Factor: Slider

Integrated Components: Digital camera, FM radio, digital player

Aerial: Internal

Width: 51 mm

Depth: 14 mm

Height: 100 mm

Weight: 119 g

Body Material: Metal

Body Colour: Gold, Silver


Technology: GSM

Band: Tri Band

Service Provider: Not specified

Software Platforms Supported: Java MIDP 2.0, Java

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, EMS, SMS

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0

Messaging & Data Features: XHTML Browser, PDF support, Microsoft Word support, Microsoft Excel support, Microsoft PowerPoint support

Downloadable Content: Themes, ring tones


Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Bluetooth Profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)

Communication Features: Mobile Email client

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Call timer, vibrating alert

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty: 40

Ring Tone Formats: WAV, MP3, AAC

Additional Features: Intelligent Typing (T9), SIM application toolkit (STK)


Personal Information Management: Synchronization with PC, reminder, alarm clock

Phone Book Entries Qty: 1000

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, MP3

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4, 3GP


User Memory: 50 MB, 5 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: Micro SD Card

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

Still Image Resolutions: 1600 x 1200

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Digital Zoom: 2

Digital Video Formats: 3gp


Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT

Display Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels

Colour Depth: 262,144 colours

Diagonal Size: 2.2"


Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 800 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 160 min ¦ Standby - up to 280 hrs


Included Accessories: Hand strap, headset, USB cable, power adapter


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