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LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Preview

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Our LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Review is now published - click here to read it.

LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Preview
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA.
LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Release Date - March 2010

Introduction:


As the original LG Cookie, the phone that foreshadowed the era of the budget touchscreen, proved to be quite a success, the manufacturer naturally seeks to keep this trend alive. The appearance of the LG Cookie Fresh GS290 is a proof of this. It is part of the newly-formed Cookie family. However, what place does it take among the rest of the family members is a tough question, as the Cookie Fresh takes some of the newer features found on the Cookie Plus, but sacrifices others that were initially found on the original. In short, it replaces the 3MP camera found on the first Cookie with a weaker 2MP one, and it lacks 3G, but sports a 3.5mm jack. So, in the final analysis, we can say the LG Cookie Fresh GS290 will be the handset of choice for those who enjoy listening to music while on the move, but would pay as little as possible.


Design:

For good or bad, the LG Cookie Fresh GS290 is the typical affordable touchscreen phone, in terms of design. Its appearance is by no means breathtaking, but it’s not bad either. LG plans to offer it in a plethora of color variations, trying to suit as many consumer tastes as possible.. The plastic, from which it is manufactured, feels fairly cheap, although not unpleasant to touch. It has smooth curves, which make the LG Cookie Fresh GS290 feel natural in the hand.

The LG Cookie Fresh GS290 has smooth curves and feels natural in the hand - LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Preview
The LG Cookie Fresh GS290 has smooth curves and feels natural in the hand - LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Preview
The LG Cookie Fresh GS290 has smooth curves and feels natural in the hand - LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Preview

The LG Cookie Fresh GS290 has smooth curves and feels natural in the hand


LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Preview

You can compare the LG Cookie Fresh GS290 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

The screen measures 3 inches and has a resolution of 240x400 pixels – standard for a budget touch phone. It guarantees a lot of pixelization, so that’s not the best-looking display ever. Still, looking through the preloaded pictures, we found it to be a worthy competitor to every other phone in the same class. As it is resistive, using it will be flawless for female users with longer nails, while the rest will have to put up with the inconveniences this technology provides.

All the keys on our prototype felt nice and we are happy to see the microSD slot is on the left side and allows for memory card hotswapping. In addition to 3.5mm, the Cookie Fresh sports a standard microUSB port for PC connection and charging.


The 3 inch display - LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Preview
LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Preview

The 3 inch display

 
Cookie Fresh has a microUSB port - LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Preview
3.5mm jack is on top - LG Cookie Fresh GS290 Preview

Cookie Fresh has a microUSB port

3.5mm jack is on top



All in all, the LG Cookie Fresh GS290 is what you’d expect it to be – a bit cheap, not very attractive, but still pleasant enough to look at, hold and use, as it conforms to the standards an affordable touchscreen handset has to cover.


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Cassie121 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Mar 2010)


I love your blog and all of the reviews. I am looking to get an iPhone, Droid or Blackberry. I'm not sure which to choose for my b-day in April. I want one that works as well as the VoIP like we have in our office. My boss has been using it for 2 months and we are all very happy. Which phone would you suggest I buy?

posted on 11 Aug 2010, 09:55

2. becky eliott (unregistered)


thanks for the blog on the lg cookie fresh love it

posted on 02 Sep 2010, 05:56

3. shweta saxena (unregistered)


hi i m using lg cookie fresh from two months and facing every day a new problem something is wrong with its software what should i do?

posted on 08 Sep 2010, 05:48

4. Karnam (unregistered)


I'm using LG Cookie Fresh for 2 weeks and it seems every now and then the network goes off........I'm not sure f this problem is only with my handset or is this issue accross. BTW I Airtel connection. Any thoughts?

posted on 13 Dec 2010, 23:10

6. Sainath Avaduta (unregistered)


Hi Shweta, Pl contact LG Service center at Goregaon (w).

posted on 13 Dec 2010, 23:09

5. Sainath Avaduta (unregistered)


I had purchased LG Cookie fresh on 18th July 2010 from Biz Bazar at Lower Parel. Initial period there were no problem with Mobile but from last two weeks, touch screen of mobile is not working. I believe there is only one LG Service center in Mumbai which is at Goregaon. From last two weeks i am in constant touch with LG Service center but they are stating that stock has not come, pl come after few days.
Is LG Service center is listingggggg ? Pl resolve my issue immediately so that i can post good comments for LG. Thanks

posted on 25 Dec 2010, 13:46

7. Mity (unregistered)


I don't have google search in my menu and not browser then web :(.Is a difference between colors? ps.my phone is blue.Thanks!

posted on 21 Aug 2011, 05:45

8. Subhasish (unregistered)


Aa phon asa ha ,lakin sumsung star 2 is better.so choge one lg cookie fresh or sumsung star 2 is same priess.i theik star 2 is best.

posted on 02 Oct 2011, 14:14

9. AnOnYmOuSjAcK (unregistered)


should i sell my lg pop for this? Is the call quality ok? The lg pop sucks... kinda

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:04

10. Ice (unregistered)


do they still sell this? 2011-2012

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.25 x 2.09 x 0.49 inches
(108 x 53 x 12.5 mm)
3.14 oz  (89 g)
Battery900 mAh, 5.83 hours talk time

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