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LG T565 Review

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Interface and Software:

The simple, easy to use interface is among the things we like about the LG T565. It offers three customizable home screens, a whole bunch of widgets, and icons that are big enough for any thumb. Sadly, its on-screen keyboard is quite frustrating to use. It is slow, unresponsive, and its keys are way too tiny. Thankfully, switching to a T9 numeric keypad makes typing easier.

The interface of the LG T565 - LG T565 Review
The interface of the LG T565 - LG T565 Review
The interface of the LG T565 - LG T565 Review
The interface of the LG T565 - LG T565 Review

The interface of the LG T565


As far as software is concerned,  you get both Twitter and Facebook clients out of the box, as well as a Windows Live Messenger client. All off them can work in the background too, which is pretty cool . The email client works great with the popular email service providers and supports push email notifications. Sadly, we couldn't get the YouTube client to work.

Calendar - LG T565 Review
Keyboard - LG T565 Review
LG T565 Review

Calendar

Keyboard

 


Internet and Connectivity:

Yes, the little T565 has an HTML browser too! However, it is barely passable. Pages take a while to load, during which time using them is nearly impossible, and the heavier ones fill up its memory, thus failing to render entirely. Besides, pinching to zoom works well when you zoom in, but glitches up when you zoom out. Nevertheless, simpler pages, such as Wikipedia, work absolutely fine. Hooking up to the web is done either over EDGE 2G or Wi-Fi.

The HTML browser - LG T565 Review
The HTML browser - LG T565 Review
The HTML browser - LG T565 Review
The HTML browser - LG T565 Review

The HTML browser



Camera and Multimedia:

Now, we know what you are thinking: this phone probably has a mediocre camera. And you'd be right as the 3-megapixel shooter, with no auto-focus nor flash, takes uninspiring shots that lack detail. Videos look terrible even when viewed on the phone's display.

Camera interface - LG T565 Review
LG T565 Review
Gallery - LG T565 Review

Camera interface

 

Gallery



Outdoor samples taken with the LG T565 - LG T565 Review
Outdoor samples taken with the LG T565 - LG T565 Review
Outdoor samples taken with the LG T565 - LG T565 Review
Outdoor samples taken with the LG T565 - LG T565 Review

Outdoor samples taken with the LG T565


Strong - Indoor samples - LG T565 Review
Medium - Indoor samples - LG T565 Review
Low light - Indoor samples - LG T565 Review

Strong

Medium

Low light

Indoor samples



LG T565 Sample Video:




The built-in music player, on the other hand, works like a charm and even has its own widget for quick access. There is a built-in FM radio as well. The video player can handle MPEG-4 files of resolution up to 320 by 240 pixels.

The built-in music player of the LG T565 works like a charm - LG T565 Review
The built-in music player of the LG T565 works like a charm - LG T565 Review
The built-in music player of the LG T565 works like a charm - LG T565 Review

The built-in music player of the LG T565 works like a charm



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posted on 19 Jan 2012, 08:14 1

1. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


LG should put android on it low end devices. It can be done like the Optimus ME?

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 22:54 1

2. Jyakotu (Posts: 813; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I didn't know they still made feature phones anymore. The last feature phone I owned was an LG Prime before I switched to Sprint. I actually liked it for what it was.

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Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) LCD
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, ARM11 processor
128 MB RAM
Size4.29 x 2.30 x 0.39 inches
(109 x 58.5 x 9.8 mm)
3.33 oz  (94 g)

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