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 18/02/2009 | Gems87
Member since : 18/02/2009
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Pro The trendy looking mirror and the camera
Cons difficult to see the screen in sunlight
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"Love this!"

I have had this phone now for just over one year and I have to say that I am extremely impressed with it. It looks trendy with its mirror with looks a lot more shiny then it does on the photos, the mirror is also excellent quality and you can see yourself very clearly in it. The actual phone itself is small and surprisingly thin which makes it easy to fit into your pocket or even a small handbag.

One of my favourite features of this phone is that when you slide it open the buttons glow a nice blue colour and the contrast of this against the shiny silver metal makes it look very pretty and ultra modern.

The camera on this is also excellent, and I have was surprised at how far it can actually zoom in! Its extremly easy to navigate through the menu to get to whatever you want. Although their is a scroll bar which you roll to go up and down lists this can mean you will sometimes skip past messages or contact names you want if your going quite fast but although this is annoying at first you soon get used to it and use it with ease.

The one problem which I have found with this mobile phone is that although the mirror on it is fabulous, it impacts the quality when using it outside as it becomes very difficult to read what is actually on the screen! Another problem I have found is that this phone does not hold many songs, which can be annoying when you are having to delete some songs to fit new ones on! But you can buy a memory card which fits into your phone to resolve this problem.

Personally I feel that this is a good phone that has some good features on it and looks really modern with the chrome finish.

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  • retireduser published 18/02/2009
    Great review and well detailed. ^_^
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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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