LG KG920 ReviewLG KG920 5.6
There are additional keys, enabling you to use the phone conveniently as a camera. Apart from those on the front, to the left of the display there are two pairs of shortcuts, while to the left there are three more buttons: the two separate buttons for sound control, which are not active while the camera is being used, and the camera’s shortcut, which is also used as a trigger. The four shortcuts next to the display are used for setting the flash and the self-timer, and for the digital zoom, which is not worth using. It would have been more convenient if the sound control buttons did this job. When the camera is not working, the first pair is shortcuts to the MP3 player and Calendar respectively.
The main keyboard is located on the rotating module and it surprises with the rather strange disposition of the buttons, obviously intended to make it fit in the module. Unusually, the D-pad is in the right-hand side, rather than over the numbers keys, which, in this case, are rather small. The soft buttons are also very small, but all buttons are fun to press and give a tactile feedback. The buttons stand out clearly, which is also due to the space between them, while the orange light ensures that they are seen well also in the dark.
On the reverse side is the camera with the flash, the LED lights and the lid release. It is not active and the software is not activated when it is opened, but anyway the camera detects it and, if you let it go without having removed the lid, the phone will tell you how to do it. The inconvenience is that, after it shows this message, the software will stop and you’ll have to stat it again.
Combining a camera and a phone in one, there’s no way KG920 can avoid the comparatively large size and weight. Although it is pocket-sized, you’ll feel it there and will not forget its presence. It is easily handled and it is easy to work with both vertically, as a phone, and horizontally, as a camera. The main material is plastic, but there are also metal ornaments, which are well-combined and, as a whole, the phone looks good in this respect and is also nice to feel. The structure is extremely stable and even the rotating mechanism does not give you a reason to worry, even after the phone has been used for a few weeks.
The display is just 2 inches, but its resolutions is 240х320 pixels, which is typical for this class and results in a comparatively high DPI ratio and, consequently, a small pixel size, which helps provide smooth images. The screen is bright enough and it is seen well, but it gets fingerprints easily, which can disturb you considerably in bright light. Its colors are authentic, but not too saturated and therefore the pictures look as ‘vivid’ as on some Samsung screens, for example. According to its specification it can visualize 262,000 colors, which is absolutely normal and sufficient.
While there’s nothing on the upper and lower part, to the right there are three plastic lids, covering different couplings. Far down is the miniSD memory slot, which is hot-swappable and its cards can be replaced without switching off the phone. In the middle is the undisguised charger coupling and far up is the headphones coupling. It is LG proprietary, but just like in the case of Chocolate, there is a wire remote control in the set, which is plugged to the phone and the headphones are connected to it by a 3.5 mm stereo jack. This is the solution also applied in Sony Ericsson Walkman phones and maybe this is the best option, apart from having an in-built 3.5 mm/2.5 mm stereo jack.