LG ARENA KM900 ReviewLG ARENA 8.5
When it comes to the phonebook of the LG ARENA KM900, a huge leap ahead has been made that the change brought tears to our eyes. Wait, wait, perhaps it´s to do with hay-fever and blossoming trees. Anyway. What´s most important here is that adding contacts no longer feels like a Middle Ages torture. You can see more info fields on the screen, moving up and down between them is adequate, you just need to get used to minimizing the keyboard if you want to go ahead. We hit the go back icon several times ending up losing all information entered.
Searching in your contacts is performed by both parts of the name. Entering digits in the dial pad filters your contacts as well, say 6-3-6 leads to Neo and to the telephone numbers that contain these digits. The only thing we miss is an alphabet column to allow us to quickly navigate up or down through the contact list, the way it´s done on the iPhone or the Samsung Pixon.
As a whole, the organizer of th LG ARENA KM900 is among the most beautiful we have ever seen, but fails to offer more functionality than the competition and its applications are simplified. Let´s start up with the alarm clock. You can set up several different alarms, each of them with its own melody and recurrence pattern. The most appealing thing here is the way you do the setting itself – through a digital or analog clock with its background indicating whether the time you´ve entered is AM or PM. Two rollers appear in digital clock mode that can be turned separately. Well, this is far from being the fastest way to set up specific times, but still it´s quite spectacular. You will see something suchlike when setting the correct date, but you´d have to use three different rollers there. The quick alarm option allows you to set up an alarm clock reminder about something that´ll happen within the next hour.
Calendar (named organizer) can be viewed in a variety of modes – whole month, week, timetable (showing you the events on a specific date and their time allocation), just a list or all scheduled events. You can add a detailed schedule, tasks or mark specific days as bank holidays. We do feel like marking the whole coming week as one and make it off to Hawaii, but we need to go on and finish telling you about the organizer functions of the LG ARENA KM900 before we scoot away.
The list also includes a bunch of other functions like memos, stopwatch, voice recordings (pretty good quality indeed), calculator (with a sophisticated mode available), world clock and set of tools – FM transmitter and unit converter. As you probably rightfully have come to suspect, they all look awesome, especially adding a city into the world clock list. We have been dreaming of such a beautifully depicted globe and a personal jet to travel around it.
1. McMillian (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Apr 2009)
I want this phone so bad!!!! does anyone know if it's coming to America?
3. jhonch (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 May 2009)
Sorry, i found ithttp://manualfile.net/lg-km900-arena.html
4. benjack (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jul 2009)
I bought the phone a month ago or so, and I sent it back one week later because it was so bad that it was almost not usable. The interface is a copy of the iphone, and it is packed with features, but most work badly. A few examples : - in the music player, when you sort by album, it actually sorts by artist name - even with the autofocus, the pictures are blured - you cannot play a youtube video trough the wifi, you have to be connected to the internet trough you phone company - the web browser is so bad that you basically cannot click on links, buttons, or select boxes - and the worst of all, one day it refused to make a phone call saying that this feature was not implemented in the current firmware!!!
5. kronos1 (Posts: 12; Member since: 16 Feb 2009)
Superb phone...extra voice clarity in phone conversations very good camera, had no issues with it...it is 5 months in my possession and so far so good.
6. Le (unregistered)
Which is better: Lg Arena or Omnia 2 /Omnia Lite??
I want to buy one, but I don't know yet.
7. sa (unregistered)
it did well for about six months, but then it went all wierd. it turns off all the time for no reason, and doesnt store many messages at all. now everytime i take a photo or go to look at the photos it turns off. also when i plug it into the computer it disconnnects itself, and the battery life is painfully short.