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LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview

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Our LG Cookie Plus GS500 Review is now published - click here to read it.

Interface and Functionality:

We have already mentioned that the most significant changes relate to the interface of the LG Cookie Plus GS500. Actually, the handset utilizes the same interface that powers the LG Pop GD510 and we have reviewed the software already. It´s colourful and allows for certain personalization. For an instance, there is a theme that is exceptionally well suited for kids, similar to the one found on the Samsung Corby S3650. The main menu can look just like that of any device with S-CLASS interface or sport larger icons grouped in separate categories like LG´s previous generation of cell phones equipped with touch-sensitive screens.

The home screen consists of three pages:
-    Widgets – most of them are fairly standard plus there is one that provides quick access to all applications dedicated to social networking;
-    Livesquare – something like a register of your latest calls and messages, but with quite an interesting functionality (you can read more about it in our review of the LG GW520);
-    Your favourite contacts with pictures.

The three pages of the home screen - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview
The three pages of the home screen - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview
The three pages of the home screen - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview

The three pages of the home screen


Portrait mode - The main menu of the LG Cookie Plus GS500 - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview
Landscape mode - The main menu of the LG Cookie Plus GS500 - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview

Portrait mode

Landscape mode

The main menu of the LG Cookie Plus GS500



Our prototype is not equipped with the Twitter, Facebook and My Space applications available with the LG Pop GD510. The main menu of the Cookie Plus, however, features a clearly visible icon for access to the mentioned programs, so we will tell you more about them when we have had the chance to test a final, retail unit of the GS500.

Given the particular performance of the 3-megapixel camera of the original Cookie, we doubt it that the Cookie Plus will be any better in terms of snapshot quality. The available options allow you to take your pick from an effect or two, change the white balance and turn on night mode, but that´s all. The video capture capabilities are also limited and the maximum resolution is QVGA.

Camera interface - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview
Camera interface - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview

Camera interface


Outdoor pictures shot with the LG Cookie Plus GS500 - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview
Outdoor pictures shot with the LG Cookie Plus GS500 - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview
Outdoor pictures shot with the LG Cookie Plus GS500 - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview
Outdoor pictures shot with the LG Cookie Plus GS500 - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview

Outdoor pictures shot with the LG Cookie Plus GS500


Strong light - Indoor pictures - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview
Medium light - Indoor pictures - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview
Low light - Indoor pictures - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Indoor pictures



The audio and video players feature pleasing design. They come with rather simplified functionality and neither of them offers anything more than standard options. As we have already mentioned and unlike the original Cookie, however, the Cookie Plus GS500 is equipped with 3.5mm headphone jack that will allow you to relish your favourite music and FM radio shows using earphones to your own taste.

Audio player - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview
Audio player - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview

Audio player


Video player - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview
Video player - LG Cookie Plus GS500 Preview

Video player





Expectations:

After the huge success of the original Cookie, the sixty-four thousand dollar question is whether or not the LG Cookie Plus GS500 has what it takes to make it big? Will its novelty features prove to be enough to make is equally famous? There are quite a few affordable handsets equipped with touch-sensitive screens on the market today and the situation seems a whole lot different now. The LG Cookie Plus GS500 is expected to hit the shelves at the beginning of March, but its retail price has not been unveiled to date, so we just hope LG provides it with a price tag that indicates something competitive.










Our LG Cookie Plus GS500 Review is now published - click here to read it.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. dhanishtha (unregistered)


I bought Lg cookie plus..It has lots of functions which we get in our budget,and for girl it really very nice cell.

posted on 02 Sep 2011, 03:27

2. abhinav (unregistered)


TELL ME HOW TO GET GPRS SETTING IN LG COOCKIE PLUS GS500V.
PLZ RPL FAST

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size4.21 x 2.07 x 0.45 inches
(107 x 52.5 x 11.5 mm)
3.26 oz  (92 g)
Battery900 mAh, 3.66 hours talk time

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