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LG ARENA KM900 Review

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Performance and Conclusion:

The sound quality of LG ARENA KM900 is really good both ways. - LG ARENA KM900 Review

The sound quality of LG ARENA KM900 is really good both ways.

In-call quality is really good both ways. The only problem we encountered was slightly sharp voices when at full blast. The battery capacity should meet the needs of average consumers with its ability to provide 3.83 hours talk time and 300 hours of operation in standby mode.

You must be wondering if the LG ARENA KM900 is worth it and why it has such a high rating if it´s just another clone. In a nutshell, “Yes”, it is well worth it. But we need to explain away what we mean.  

It is evident that the manufacturer has done well with their new interface. LG seems to have taken similar course and adopted strategy quite reminiscent of what Nokia did with their first touch sensitive screen cell phone – the 5800 XpressMusic. Many people wondered as to why the Finnish company didn´t attack the market offering a high-tech top of the range device, but rather opted for a mainstream cell phone. It was nothing but a market test. And this is exactly what LG seems to be doing with the ARENA – just feeling the market with their new software. Well, it looks like we aren’t the only ones to like it, since the phone has been selling great ever since its official release. Several phones utilizing the S-CLASS 3D interface have already been announced as well, among them a smart phone that we are eagerly anticipating. Let´s hope it proves to be a multimedia monster to snatch the number one headband from the iPhone. The LG ARENA definitely makes for a good cell phone with touch sensitive screen, modern interface, although it disappoints with its multimedia capabilities, especially given the fact that makes manufactured in 2008 can play videos the ARENA can´t.

Pros

  • S-CLASS 3D interface rocks
  • High sound quality during talks
  • Good internet browser capabilities (it´s not Safari, but still…)
  • Far from looking luxurious, the phone looks great

Cons

  • Plays DivX и Xvid, but just at 320 pixel resolution
  • Snapshot quality is not so good
  • Keypad is good, but rather small and typing in with both hands feels uncomfortable
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. McMillian (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Apr 2009)


I want this phone so bad!!!! does anyone know if it's coming to America?

posted on 01 May 2009, 12:46

2. jhonch (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 May 2009)


Do you have the manual guide for this phone?

posted on 01 May 2009, 13:27

3. jhonch (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 May 2009)


Sorry, i found ithttp://manualfile.net/lg-km900-arena.html

posted on 16 Jul 2009, 10:24

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!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2009, 17:02

5. kronos1 (Posts: 11; 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.

posted on 03 Nov 2010, 19:06

6. Le (unregistered)


Which is better: Lg Arena or Omnia 2 /Omnia Lite??
I want to buy one, but I don't know yet.

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 18:53

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.

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Display3.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (311 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size4.17 x 2.18 x 0.47 inches
(105.9 x 55.3 x 11.9 mm)
3.70 oz  (105 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 3.83 hours talk time

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