LG Cookie ReviewLG Cookie 8.5
Compared to previous LG models, the home screen has went through a slight evolution here. It has 7 Widgets: calendar, notes, clock, world clock showing 2 cities; music player; FM radio; Slideshow with pictures. Unfortunately there is no option to add more Widgets. In addition, the ones displayed on the screen can be aligned by shaking the phone, which is due to the accelerometer. Besides this new feature, there is something much more interesting. With a horizontal slip of the finger from one end of the display to the other you can switch to a different home screen (figuratively speaking), as in the LG PRADA II. Instead of Widgets you can set up to 9 contacts for speed dial. We must admit that we like this novelty quite a lot because it saves time and is easy to use. By pressing the middle button below the display, the familiar menu with two tabs appears. In the first one you can put up to 9 shortcuts to functions of your choice and shift them, and the second tab shows the currently running programs and you can stop or start them without having to scroll through the menus. This is something like a partial multitasking, because not all applications can be left working in the background, such as games for example.
There weren't any themes that completely change the looks of the inteface. There was only one for the main menu. However, it didn't change much and simply adds a different transition appearance of the four categories on the right of the screen.
Phonebook and Organizer:
The phonebook can hold up to 1000 contacts with multiple numbers and you can set a picture/ photo, ringtone, date of birth, e-mail, address, etc. for each person. What is more interesting is that when typing text, you can rotate the phone horizontally and the numeric keypad will become a full QWERTY or you can start the handwriting recognition. You can look contacts up by first and last name, and by dialing a number. After entering the first three digits a box appears with a search result; just click the arrow on the right to get more results (if there are other matches).
The organizer's functionality will fully satisfy the needs of a typical user who does not need specific business options. You will have a handy calendar which can be viewed by day, week or month, so that you can easily see the upcoming events and organize your time. Naturally, you have alarms, as each one can be set to be active on certain days of the week. However, some people need help in order to wake up on time and not be late for work. If you need to do calculations, even if they involve sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, etc., you can rely on the calculator. Apart from it you will have handy an Unit Converter. Some people need to know, for example, what time it is at the other end of the world. In this case you can rely on the World Clock, which is actually quite nice and has a pleasant interface
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2. bicapz (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
I have purchased this phone about 2 weeks ago, with the price of IDR 2,600,000, or approximately U.S. $ 237. I think this phone is very good especially with the facilities offered with a very affordable price. The Flash User Interface is very interesting and easy to use, it also features touchscreen is very good. Music player is also quite good, unfortunately there is no flash on the camera and the battery capacity is too small for a phone with a screen of that, but in general this phone is very good. Well done again LG!
4. supermaryo (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Apr 2009)
i have an N81 8GB but, i'm planning to buy LG cookie? which is better n81 or cookie?
5. ferdifarmadi (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)
I'm going to trade off my Sony Ericsson W610i with LG Cookie... I'm looking for budget phones with good sound quality for playing my MP3 collections. Is the sound quality of the Cookie better than w610i? (Or at least the same, considering it's a touch screen phone)
6. mcmikey (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jun 2009)
Thanks for the comprehensive review. I've been looking for a decent review and yours is the best one!
7. luka (unregistered)
its great and i have installed an iphone 4 theme on it it rocks!