LG Cookie Style Review
The resistive screen is fairly responsive, and there are three hardware buttons underneath it – send and end keys, plus a back button in their middle. The user interface is the same as on the LG Cookie Lite, even the default theme is the same cartoonish one, out of the two available. There are four shortcuts on a dock at the bottom of the first home screen – for entering the dialer, phonebook, messaging and the menu. There is also a pullout menu, containing nine slots for your favorite contacts with pictures. The second homescreen, accessed by swiping in any direction, contains shortcuts to the multimedia and social networking applications on the LG Cookie Style by default, and can be populated with up to nine widgets, such as weather update or a music player.
The dialer is simple, and has two tabs – one towards your phonebook, and one towards the call logs, which includes your communications history, as well as call and data duration counters at the bottom, a very handy combination. Messages and email don't appear in threaded view, but rather as a list, and there are two types of text input – portrait number keypad and handwriting recognition, which helps with inputting Chinese characters. The keyboard supports numerous languages and symbols, depending on the region the phone is sold at. The calendar has monthly and daily views and the alarm allows for numerous settings, including a memo.
The default browser of the LG Cookie Style has some nice features like RSS feeds subscription and text search, and if you feel the urge for something else, there is Opera Mini 5 at your disposal, which will be installed on first use. The handset has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio, but doesn’t include 3G connectivity, so you will be browsing at EDGE speeds.
Most basic productivity applications are covered out of the box, such as a file browser, Google Search app, unit converter, voice recorder, and even date counter. The trendy feature phone offers a Java-based SNS app, covering Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. Microsoft Messenger is the chat program of choice, and the three preinstalled game titles are trial versions.
The multimedia software offers all the basic functionalities we’ve come to expect from feature phones nowadays, and even some more. The camera interface is easy to use, and offers different shooting modes, scenes and adjustments – not that it helps the LG Cookie Style take better pictures. The snaps turn out very unfocused, with inaccurate colors and lacking detail, even for a 2MP camera. Video capture produces clips with lowly QCIF resolution at 15fps, but they don't look half-decent even on the phone's screen, let alone a bigger one.
The music player supports album sorting by playlists, artists, albums and even genres, but the built-in loudspeaker produces tinny sounds. In the gallery you can edit photos, add drawings or text easily, which is a very welcome functionality. Entering text in image edit mode calls the landscape keyboard, since the gallery itself appears in a landscape mode.
Performance and Conclusion:
The earspaker has a decent volume, but the voices come out with an echo to them. In contrast, the other party said we sound fine, but the output was a bit low. The 900mAh battery is rated for 8 hours of talk time.
The LG Cookie Style is a pretty feature phone, the included software on which offers a complete set of most functions we use on a daily basis. The handset is lacking 3G, but hopefully the price will make up for it. Samsung Corby has similar specs and functionality, but the LG Cookie Style has a more appealing design.
LG Cookie Style Video Review:
- Pretty design in a number of color combinations
- Thin and light
- Comes with a lot of productivity applications preinstalled
- Mediocre camera
- Resistive touchscreen
1. chinakidoliver.iab posted on 25 Jan 2011, 20:59 0 0
i wish it was in america i will buy it if any1 has it my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
6. jordan.300 posted on 01 Jan 2012, 08:00 0 0
And now you can! Buy it with Tracfone. I have the 500G with a keyboard. So you can now get this phone as the LG 800G!
2. Khandolyyzzah Ryçs (unregistered) posted on 17 May 2011, 18:33 0 0
THIS PHONE LOOKS DELICIOUS MUST WANT AND HAVE
3. www.newyorkforum.us (unregistered) posted on 16 Aug 2011, 22:47 0 0
This is the LG800GHL that Tracfone has running over T-Mobile's network.
4. stonne cold (unregistered) posted on 06 Oct 2011, 23:51 0 0
the coolest phone on earth better than samsung corby2
5. fonefanmark posted on 23 Dec 2011, 21:18 0 0
I love mine! (LG800G tracfone). It replaced a W376g.