LG Viewty KU990 functionality and usability: Hands on review part 2
Following on from the LG Viewty KU990 out of the box & Photos: Hands on review part 1 review (READ) we did exactly one week ago and as promised we would give you more reviews about this amazing mobile phone and when we say amazing we mean amazing, we really do mean this because if we had problems you would be the first to know about it.
So far so good when it comes to the LG Viewty KU990 and today’s hands on review is about what we think of functionality and usability. When we received this mobile phone the first thing that is obvious we switched it on and being me did not read any of the manuals for at least two days because my motto is have a play around and when stuck then get the manual out.
When I switched the phone on there were a few set ups needed doing first like the time and date but once all this was done the phone was ready to go DAMN what the heck was that! I just pressed the touchscreen button and it vibrated my finger and what a weird feeling but cool nether the less, this vibration when pressing the icon on the touchscreen is all thanks to the Haptic feedback technology, it is to give you the real feeling as pressing a real button (Very cool indeed, I love it very much).
Watching a fair few videos before getting this phone made me wonder if the touchscreen was any good at all because people seemed to be pressing the screen a number of times to open an application, as far as I am concerned I have had no troubles whatsoever and love the whole feel, it is smooth, prompt and very much easy to use. I let a few people have a play around with the screen functions and not one person flawed it, in fact all I got was responses like “Let me have it, I want it go get another one”, so that says it all really about how much LG Viewty KU990 is much loved.
I will be personally reviewing this phone over the next few weeks if not more to give you an in depth knowledge, first of all lets chat about the messaging. At the bottom of the screen there are four icons which are menu, making calls, messaging and contacts and it the third icon along which is the messaging which once pressed opens up revealing a number of options like Create new message, Inbox, Email, Drafts, Outbox, Sent Items etc.
So I thought ok why not try sending someone a message and let me say I am not the best person when it comes to SMS texts, now pressing the Create new message opens a screen that says Message or email and so I pressed message which then opens up where you can either type in your message the conventional way using the touchscreen numeric keypad or either handwriting screen, handwriting box and my personal favourite which is the keyboard, the reason this is my favourite is because it has a superb QWERTY layout which even for me can send text message at fast speeds, ok I know I will not do the 80 odd words a minute that I can do on a full size keyboard but it is not far from it. All in all it is the QWERTY keyboard that is the most exciting for text freaks.
After I sent a few messages it was on to the putting music on the LG Viewty to see how it pans out, the LG Viewty did not come with a microSD card so I went out and bought one which only cost me Â£20 for 2GB (You can get this much cheaper if you shop around). Instead of using the software that came with the phone to transfer music from my PC to the Viewty I just used the microSD card adaptor which is so easy to use, just plug it in a card slot on the PC and wait for the folder to open, then I created a folder called music and just dragged my music from the PC into that folder, so simple it is unreal.
After putting the microSD card back in the LG Viewty which is my main concern, the reason I say main concern is because the card slot is located inside the phone behind the battery which means each time you wish to take the card out you have to take the back cover off, then the battery to get to it, but please do not let that worry you because the whole of the phone and the way it works will make you forget about this slight problem.
Right now the microSD card is in the LG Viewty KU990 and wish to listen to music, to do this just press the menu icon which opens up showing some icons and buttons on the right, on the right you will see 4 icons showing vertically of which you need to press the second one down, once this is pressed you will see more icons, just click the one that says “Music” it is that simple. You can choose music by recently played, all tracks, playlist, artist, albums genres or shuffle tracks. No need to go into great detail because all I need to say it is superb.
No point in letting you all know about this phone in one review because it is nice to do separate reviews which are more interesting, I have not stopped playing with this phone because it is one of the best I have come across. I have briefly played with the Apple iPhone and to tell you the honest truth I do prefer the LG Viewty KU990 because of the style and simplicity oh and it is cheaper.
I am using this phone all the time now for personal and business so obviously I need internet and email and to me the phone is useless without these, at first had problems getting on the internet when I pressed the browser icon, I tried once then again and again but to no avail. Damn no internet so I phone up my network and they said it will be impossible to get on the net because I need software, now this really did tick me off but thanks to a good friend/source he helped me and now the internet browsing works fine.
Ok so how good is the internet browsing on the LG Viewty? Well in simple terms “Brilliant”, below you will see some pictures of Phones Review on the Viewty. You can zoom in and out and even pin point what part of the page you wish to read which will zoom in on that desired part you have chosen.
Can I actually find anything wrong with this mobile phone? The answer so far is a big fat “NO”.
Moving on and last of all for this review at least is the camera and video which will have a more in depth review pretty soon, but briefly and for now must say the camera is just amazing, crystal clear images and so many options in the camera menu. The video is just as impressive especially the 120 fps bit which takes recordings and plays them back in slow motion.
Phones Review Summary: The LG Viewty KU990 so far one week on is nothing better than the best phone I have ever used in my life and yes I would go as far as definitely recommending it to everyone.
Whilst waiting for the next installment of the LG Viewty KU990 which will be “Part 3” please do take your time to visit ours friends who have plenty of information just for you. First of you can visit the Viewty microsite http://viewty.lgmobile.com/ and secondly please do visit the LG Blog http://www.lgblog.co.uk
Please do sign up to the Phones Review Newsletter where you will be notified of update — Phones Review Newsletter