LG Cookie Plus GS500 Review
LG Cookie Plus GS500 Release Date - Q1 2010
LG Cookie KP500 didn’t take long to become the fastest selling model of the company and with more than 10mln units sold in less than 13 months following its market release, nobody was really surprised to see the manufacturer introduce its successor, the LG Cookie Plus GS500 (shortly before MWC 2010 took off). The new device comes with slightly refreshed overall design and a few differences in terms of specifications alongside of its famous predecessor. However, all of them are major, because the new generation handset features 3G functionality, 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB port and revitalized interface.
The LG Cookie Plus GS500 is made from rubberized plastic that is pleasing to touch and exactly the same its ancestor is made from. The overall size of the device has been increased, but its design is more likeable and all told, the GS500 is definitely more appealing than the first Cookie.
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display measures 3 inches again, comes with WQVGA native resolution and utilizes resistive technology, meaning you will have to put up with the disadvantages of the technology. Being effectively unable to, say, use your fingernails to press the screen (because the handset will simply not register the touch) in case you don’t want to exert too much force is one of them.
The three buttons below the screen are now round and raised and we didn’t encounter any issues using them.
We are happy to see the manufacturer’s proprietary port has been replaced by the increasingly common microUSB and the LG Cookie Plus GS500 also features 3.5mm jack located on the top.
1. DerekM (unregistered)
The Autolock config setting does not apply to the phone app. The phone app autolocks in 1-2 seconds. It locks immediatley upon entering phone app. When accessing voice mail, you do not have time to key in your password before it locks. When trying to access '+' menu, it locks so quick you can end up not being able to select the menu item unless you are real quick, then you have to click '+' and try again. Poison is only word to describe this feature, which Telus (and LG) state is 'by design'.