LG KM555 COOKIE

LG KM555 COOKIE Life is Good and with the release of the one of its latest phones LG has proved it all over again! The LG COOKIE KM555 combines class and convenience. This phone has a slim and sleek metallic body that makes a fashion statement. It has a very sensitive,accurate and responsive touchscreen. Moreover it has all the connections one needs like Bluetooth, WiFi, GPRS, EDGE.

Design and Dimensions

The KM555 measures 104.9 x 52.6 x 11.9 mm and just weighs 90 g. It is aesthetically designed in keeping with LG’s tradition. It has a light catching metallic body , an almost mirrored finish that makes one want to caress it! It is available in three colors including black, silver and violet. It also has slim side buttons that jut out of the edges like ribs to offer volume, music, power and camera controls.

Camera

The KM555 comes with a 3 Megapixel camera. However, it does not have flash. The picture quality is good and the camera allows users to take crisp photos and videos. It can speed-shoot up to nine shots at once and also offers a range of photo effects and adjustments. There is a dedicated camera key for convenience.

Basic Features

The new LG KM555 is a touchscreen handset that comes with a high speed 3G, a 3MP camera, music and video players, FM radio and Bluetooth. It comes with two unique features that are absent in most of the smart phones- multitasking and copy paste. It allows several applications to be run at a time. Also, it enables users to select portions of text from a web page and insert them in emails.

LG KM555 COOKIE Side

Interface: The interface of the phone is very simple and easy to understand. It comes wit an acelerator that allows auto rotation.

Phone Book: The phone book of the KM555 can store up to a 1000 entries.

LG KM555 Screen

The KM555 has a 3 inches diagonal TFT touchscreen but most of that is in length and not width. It supports up to 256K colors and its pixel resolution is 240x400 pixls. The screen allows movements that can be performed with only one finger like tapping, scrolling,swiping and pressing. This implies one has to use the scroll bar to zoom.

Keypad and Controls

The LG KM555 does not have a keypad and it takes time to get used to this. An onscreen QWERTY keypad appears when the phone is held in landscape mode. When in portrait mode one has to press each key continuosly to move to the letter options. As this takes a lot of time one can activate the T9. Also, a handwriting box enables one to draw out letters but this is not a viable solution either as the handwriting box is too small.

Audio

Music playback is one of the best features of the LG KM555. The speakers are good and it has Dolbi Presets. One can also enjoy music using the in-built FM radio.

Messaging

The KM555 offers easy to send SMS, MMS, Email and Push Email features. It has the virtual full QWERTY keypad and the standard keypad to allow users the choice to type in their messages in whatever mode they are comfortable in.

Media

The LG KM555 brings constant access to entertainment and puts multimedia options in ones fingertips. The MP3 feature of the phone is probably its best feature. It supports Dolby digital sound options. With the microSD card one can expand the memory considerably and turn the phone into a great MP3 player.

LG KM555 COOKIE Back Also the phone's widgets allows one to manage the phone's features and makes it fun too. It also has some pre-loaded games like Tetris and SIMS3.

Internet

Web browsing in LG KM555 cell phone is not very good. It converts web pages into a more text based version that is tedious to scroll through. However, it has built in Social networking applications with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace. Apart from this they also have a built-in Google application that launches google search, Blogger, Gmail and You tube. Although it is not a 3G phone it connects to the Internet using EDGE. It is a quad band phone that is capable of supporting global roaming.

Storage

Its internal memory is somewhere around 40MB but has a 1GB Micro SD which is expandable up to 32GB.

Connectivity and Data

The LG KM 555 is a quad-band GSM phone that supports GSM 850/900/1800/1900. It also features Bluetooth, A2DP support and a microUSB connectivity. It is fully compatible with GPRS and EDGE and WiFi technologies.

Usability & Performance

The call quality of the phone is reasonable . The music player is also great. The phone works well as a messaging device as it offers an onscreen QWERTY keypad. It also has a good battery life offering a 5.5 hours talk time and a standby time of up to 570 hours.

LG KM555 Phone Specifications

  • Weight: 3.17 oz - 90 g
  • Width: 4.13" - 104.9 mm
  • Height: 2.07" - 52.6 mm
  • Thickness: 0.47" - 11.9 mm
  • Display size: 3"
  • Announced: 2009, November
  • Colors: Black, Silver, Violet
  • Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - HSDPA 850 / 1900 UMTS
  • Screen Resolution: 240 x 400 pixels 262 144 colors, TFT Display
  • Data: GPRS Class 10, EDGE Class 10, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, microUSB, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Memory: microSD, up to 16GB and internal 40 MB
  • Connectivity: USB microUSB, Bluetooth 2.0
  • Web Browser: HTML, XHTML, WAP, XML
  • Media and Music: MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, MIDI MPEG4, 3GP
  • Camera: 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels Resolution
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email
  • Expansion Slot: microSD
  • Tones: Vibration, MP3 ringtones
  • Software Features: Java, MIDP 2.1
  • Other Features: Voice Dialing, Voice Commands, Games, Clock, Alarm, T9, Handsfree, Flash Lite 3.0, Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • US Sar Values: Head: ---, Body: ---
  • Battery: Li-Ion 950 mAh
  • Talk Time: up to 330 mins
  • Standby: up to 570 hours

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Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Attractive design.
  • Great sound quality with Dolbi digital sound options.
  • Ultra sensitive touchscreen ensuring responsive and accurate moves.

Cons:

  • Web browsing is very slow.
  • Absence of keypad.
  • Conclusion

For a budget phone the LG KM 555 is quite good. It does not offer any great surprises but is an above average phone. Its USP is the WiFi and HSDPA. This is a physically attractive phone that offers the right hardware in the right places for taking great pictures and listening to music. This phone is reasonably good and is priced moderately.

2 comments:

  1. Gamefreak143, 20. October 2010, 0:30

    Wow! Its just wow! Absence of keypad maybe a con but km555 is a touchscreen why to expect a keypad? Lets just say its a great phone with affordable price. 🙂

     
  2. LG Phone Lover, 12. November 2010, 10:47

    I love this phone. It is a value buy. I don’t mind the websurfing being slow as I visit mostly text-based sites. It has all the functions for a smartphone for a fraction of the price.

     

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