LG KU970 Shine ReviewLG KU970 7
The Landscape camera interface will start up in 4 seconds after holding the button placed on its right side. In standby regime you have somewhat incomprehensible icons indicating the settings status, which you can change by the options menu. You have 7 different resolutions among which some optimized for HomeScreen and Contact (caller ID), with the greatest possible being 1600х1200 pixels (almost 2 megapixels) and 3 possible compression options. Among the other settings are White Balance and color effects. There are 2 options for the camera sound while shooting but it cannot be switched off.
Since this is an auto-focusing camera, it takes it 2-3 seconds prior shooting to focus the object in the middle of the visor. After shooting it takes 4 to 5 seconds for recording a photo with the highest possible quality and then you can shoot again.
The noise brought in the photos by the sensor is a great problem of the Shine camera. Even in bright sunshine the photos are noisy and this spoils the detail. Most of them are a little underexposured and with strong contrast. Shooting indoors under faint light gives very poor results and we advise you not to use the camera in such conditions. A problem with the white balance appears under artificial light, too.
The music player is not like the one of the latest Walkman phone but still it works well. You can use play-lists to arrange the music saved in the phone memory. The music is played through the inbuilt speaker providing a very pleasant sound but not loud enough, so you may miss a call in a noisy environment. You can use the earpieces to listen to your music independently. The A2DP support provides a possibility for you to connect to wireless stereo earpieces using Bluetooth and listen through them.
LG KU970 supports Java MIDP 2.0 and some Java applications, that is, 6 DEMO games, came reloaded with our phone. Unfortunately none of the versions is full.