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LG KF700 Review

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LG KF700 Review
No matter how many various features a phone has, its main purpose should be making calls with good sound quality. Regrettably, KF700’s performance was mediocre. The sound in the receiver varies (louder-quieter) and the voices are sharp and sometimes hard to understand. On the other end of the line the situation is better – the inconsistent sound quality is not present here and even though your voice is heard as somewhat monotonous, it is easy to understand.

The loudspeaker is useless, because you will not understand anything your collocutor is saying.

According to LG, KF700’s battery should provide 3 hours of talking or 14 days in a standby mode. Our tests proved those specifications with the phone giving up after a day and a half, including talking for over an hour, 30 minutes of surfing the Internet and wasting a lot of time  with Thomsons & Touch. Nevertheless we feel that the battery is weak and do not recommend it to heavy talkers.

Conclusion:

Overall, we are disappointed by the KF700. The three different navigation modes promised, are basically inapplicable and you’ll have to use mainly the touch screen. All the other functions are average (except the good browser), and on top of that it has unattractive design.

However, when compared to the direct competition in the face of mid-level touch phones like Samsung F700 and F490, it performed very well and its interface is much more user-friendly.

If you still want to use the regular hardware keyboard, KF700 is just for you. If not, Viewty is a much better solution (at almost the same price) – you’ll get a better camera and great multimedia features.

Pros

  • 3.0” touch display with great sensitivity
  • A good web browser

Cons

  • Mediocre sound quality during a talk
  • Disappointing camera
  • Average media players
  • Unattractive design
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. eprice12 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Dec 2008)


I bought a KF 700 about one month ago. The monitor is extremely power demanding. I used the factory setting and talked a few calls, took a few photos with flash and listened about 1 hr mp3, it lasted less than one day and needed recharging! Secondly, it is easy to accidentally touch the screen when using a certain function. This will interrupt the function in use and change to other undesired function. Moreover, the monitor becomes dim very soon so as to save power. This means that one needs to touch it again and again from time to time in order to makes the monitor visible if he wants to continue to use it. The photos’ quality (3.2 M) is much worse than the ones taken using SE K750i which the camera’s pixels is 2M only! I missed my K750i very much. L Worst of all, it has only one short cut key(unless I don't know the others, if any). This makes using functions (e.g. alarm/calendar) of the phone very troublesome and time consuming. I regret very much to have bought KF 700. I shall sell it soon and will not buy LG phones in the near future.

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 480 pixels (179 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size4.01 x 2.00 x 0.57 inches
(102 x 51 x 14.5 mm)
3.77 oz  (107 g)
Battery900 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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