LG KS20 Review
LG KS20 is a Windows Mobile 6 Professional device and as a whole, its software and possibilities are almost entirely identical to the other phones using the same operating system. Nothing will surprise you if you have previously used the OS. Therefore you should bear in mind that certain problems and positive features of theirs are valid not only for the phone or make’s models, but for the models using this operating system (WM6 Professional), too.
The people from LG have modified the interface by adding a toolbar with four shortcut buttons (Menu, Dialer, Messaging menu and in our case a Vodafone menu) in the bottom of the Home Screen, like in the PRADA and the Viewty. Their purpose is to provide fast access to Menu, Dialer, Messaging menu and in this case, Vodafone menu, thus considerately facilitating work with the device. The Menu is divided in five groups –: 1)Phone functions, 2)Vodafone menu, 3)Multimedia menu, 4)Organizer, 5)Settings. There are shortcuts to the most frequently used functions in each of them, but unfortunately adding other icons in these menus is not possible.
The KS20’s phonebook is not any different than those of other WM6 based phones. It has no restriction on the amount of contact that can be added. When you open the phonebook all contacts are displayed as a list; each field consists of the name and the number of the contact, while a letter placed beside them indicates what the type of the number is (w – work; m – mobile, etc.). Pictures are not displayed even if there is one attached to the contact.
Too bad that’s not the case when adding a new name to the phonebook; the device offers way too many capabilities, including multiple work and home numbers, but there’s only one for mobile –something quite inconvenient as that’s exactly where we wanted to add multiple numbers to. The numerous addresses, e-mail and other address fields confuse you even further – it would have been a lot easier if the most frequently used fields are highlighted in some way. We would choose this to be done with the Name, Picture, Mobile number and e-mail fields and thus finding them would have been easy, eliminating the need to go through the long list.
Personal photos and ringtones can be assigned to each contact; there’s no restriction on the size of the pictures but they are visualized in very small size even on an incoming call – we think they are useless. You can also add a note to each contact.
You can dial a number not included in your contacts by inputting its numbers. The phone doesn’t have a numeric keyboard and a virtual one is visualized when the Answer button is pressed. Here you can input the desired number. Information on the last dialed/received numbers will be displayed and you can call them by pressing the green receiver again.
Pressing the buttons you will start imputing the digits of a possible number, but at the same time you will search the phone book as if imputing a text by a predictive text input system. So, to call John you can press 5-6-4-6 and the matching contacts will be visualized in the list.
The next tab in this menu is the clock; there is a field called Visiting next to it which can be used as a World Clock – select another location and the phone starts using its local time. The clock has an option to be displayed on the title bar of all the menus, which is handy.
In the Start menu you can find your electronic calendar where you can save your appointments. They have fields for subject, starting/ending time/all day event, location, notes. You can use options like: reminder (PRIOR NOTICE 1/5/10/15/30/45 minutes, 1/2/3/4/5/6 hour/day/week), recurrence (Once, Every (same-day-of-the-week), Day (same-date) of every month, Every (same date-and-month) for every year, sensitivity (normal, personal, private, confidential). You can also add attendees (required or optional) from your contacts where e-mail addresses have been added and where meeting requests will be sent.
Examining the calendar can be done by day/week/month/year and you can choose starting day for the week and the week duration (5-6-7-day week). The appointments for the day are clearly shown in their time limits, so you can see your free time at a glance.
The Calculator is simple but its buttons are relatively big and can easily be pressed with your fingers. Features like scientific calculator and unit converter are missing.
Search is an application searching in all files in the phone. You can specify certain types of files (calendar / contacts / excel / messaging / notes / etc), but the best option is All Data which will rummage everything in your phone.
File Explorer is the mobile alternative of Explorer in Windows environment with computers. We use it to view the phone memory, including the system folders of the device which feels like working on a PC.
great phone can wait to have it ;-)
I have it...it's crap...DON'T GET IT! Full of problems!
2. gaara (unregistered)
3. bart (unregistered)
Why Skype can only be used for chatting?
4. Massimo (unregistered)
I'm sorry but I can't believe the KS20 (utms) loads web pages slower that the X600 (gprs)...
5. Mikael Holmberg (unregistered)
Are you sure voice calling with skype failed because of poor ram availibility? Couldnt it have been poor network coverage? Do you know the upload speed capacity of the device?
6. Q (unregistered)
Is it true that phone mic is muting when switching between 2g and 3g and it can't be used? and what about gapi support (I have heard most of games are not working at all)?
7. odiakos (unregistered)
is it possible to download a program on this device to enable tv viewing or should i opt for the LG vu if i want that capability?
8. Nokia user (unregistered)
is the phone reliable? i planed to buy one smart phone,anyone can help.If compare with BB 8320 which one is more worth it?tks everyone.
9. meisder (unregistered)
The phone is absolute terrible. I own one since 3 month. The menu is damm slow, and if you are lucky, the standby will be 16-18hours But if you want also to use it as phone, you have to recharge it after latest 8hours. What a terrible phone. The homepage from Lg is also only pure horror. Never ending redirects, links to non existing pages, absolut no support page for this phone (just a short tech spec page). Damm, I wish I had never bought this terrible phone Meisder
Why not: 1- A data backup available directly to the memory card? 2- A direct definition of saving data and media directly to the memory card? All this was highly useful in case of reinitialization...
12. JohnnyBoy (unregistered)
I hate this phone! I smashed it into a million pieces. It's only use is a stress toy. It sucks ballz!
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