LG Viewty ReviewLG Viewty 9
Although the menu animations take some time, the menus still load with decent speed and the Viewty is not among the slow phones. However, there will be some waiting when the phone has to read larger information, such as video or music lists. We would have preferred to see some caching of information, that requires manual refreshing, in order to save some waiting, so the phone would act faster in the everyday usage.
We are left with mixed feelings about the sound quality of the Viewty. No matter how feature rich a phone is, it must have good sound during a call, in order to rate well. While the sound strength is very good in both directions, it is not so about the quality. In the earpiece, you’ll hear the voices very sharp, rather monotonous and slightly muffled, which isn’t pleasant for longer conversations. The good news is it is better on the other side, where the voices are very well reproduced and sound realistic and clean.
So, let’s sum the things up: the Viewty looks well, has all that a modern “touch-phone” needs, form-factor – large, high-quality touch display, decent dimensions, and an eye-catching interface. On the other hand, it offers plenty of multimedia features, such as 5-megapixel camera with the best video camcorder found on a phone and DivX playback, which allows watching of high-quality videos. While there are some drawbacks, we think it is an excellent (multimedia) phone.
- Good-looking but easy to use interface
- DivX playback straight out of the box
- The best video camcorder on a phone
- The camera quality is lower than on other 5-megapixel phones
- Doesn't support high-capaciity memory cards
- The music player cannot compete with iPod
- The speaker sound could be better
LG Viewty Review - Performance and Conclusion