LG Shine KE970

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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 12/05/2008 | Emzy1591
Member since : 17/07/2007
Reviews : 5
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Pro Sleek design, ease of use, good features
Cons Keys sometimes stick, ringtone could be louder
Look & Feel
Durability & Robustness
Battery standby time
Battery talktime
Value for money

"Shine with the LG Shine"

I recently took out the LG Shine on contract. When i recieved the phone i was firstly really impressed with the way it looked. It was light weight, thin and had the sliding feature which i love in a phone. I also really liked the scroller which i thought was really original.

When i switched it on i found it was really easy to use and fell in love instantly. When i went to send my first text message i found that the keys stick a little bit and they dont always work which is a bit infuriating especially if you really need to send a text. But that doesnt always occur but if you were to buy the phone its something to look out for.

I also found that i was missing alot of calls due to the fact that the ringing volume really isnt all that loud. I put the vibration on so that if its in my bag i can feel it vibrating on my shoulder or in my pocket.

As for the features, the camera is astounding, it takes amazing pictures and is better than my digital camera. The MP3 player is ok however it is the same volume as the ringtone which is rather quiet but if you were to use headphones then it would be easier to listen to.

Also if you like to put your pictures and videos etc onto your PC then with the LG its very easy to transfer what you need to onto your PC.

Overall, the LG Shine is a very nice phone with a few teeny problems but for general use is a really good phone which at the best of times, wont let you down.

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  • digitalsea published 28/05/2008
    nice phone, short but informative review. hey don't know if your interested but i found a similar site for another bit of added income its working quite well for me so just thought u might want to check it out. http://bux.to/?r=castthom cheers tom
  • Emzy1591 published 17/05/2008
    haha, yes!! Im a starbucks lover, and i love the phone. I'd buy it but watch out for some few niggly bits xx
  • Amy69 published 12/05/2008
    Great review.I wanted this phone, and still do! (Do I spy a Starbuck's cup?!) 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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