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LG ARENA KM900 Review

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The messages menu has been through some major changes. Getting in takes you right to incoming messages, grouped by date. A button at the top sends you into your outbox, your sent messages folder or drafts and… Oh, My! You can read all messages sent to or by a specific contact in threaded mode. It seems LG has finally paid attention to what customers demand. You can directly reply to an incoming message from your inbox and there´s a separate button to get down to typing away a response. You also have a nice icon that lets you attach a file in a snap. It´s located at the bottom to you right and it does come in really handy.

You can read all messages sent to or by a specific contact in threaded mode on the LG ARENA KM900 - LG ARENA KM900 Review
You can read all messages sent to or by a specific contact in threaded mode on the LG ARENA KM900 - LG ARENA KM900 Review
You can read all messages sent to or by a specific contact in threaded mode on the LG ARENA KM900 - LG ARENA KM900 Review
You can read all messages sent to or by a specific contact in threaded mode on the LG ARENA KM900 - LG ARENA KM900 Review
You can read all messages sent to or by a specific contact in threaded mode on the LG ARENA KM900 - LG ARENA KM900 Review

You can read all messages sent to or by a specific contact in threaded mode on the LG ARENA KM900


Setting up your email account is easy, especially if you happen to use any of the mainstream email providers like Gmail, Yahoo etc., since the settings are preloaded onto the phone. Unfortunately this doesn´t hold true when it comes to personal email servers like ours, but let´s not forget that such specific cases are hard to handle and save a few specialized business devices like BlackBerry, not many phones have such a function. The good news is the LG ARENA KM900 supports Microsoft Exchange server sync of emails, contacts and calendar.

All these cool things would´ve been wasted if the keypad was below par. Fortunately it´s up to the task even if all buttons are a bit smaller than we hoped they would be, especially if you´re intent on using both your hands to type.

LG ARENA KM900 Review
LG ARENA KM900 Review
QWERTY keyboard - LG ARENA KM900 Review
  

QWERTY keyboard



Connectivity:

So, let´s start up with the things we dislike. Despite the LG ARENA KM900 is quad-band GSM and therefore usable all over the world, its 3G functionality is only suitable for Europe and Asia. If you happen to be on another  continent, you better search for a hotspot and use Wi-Fi to attain to higher bandwidth.

The built-in browser is really good, although it needs some finishing touches if it´s to pose a threat to the Apple´s mobile Safari. Multi-touch is used to zoom in on things, pretty much the same way as on the iPhone and even if less smooth, it´s far better than the implementation on PRADA II. Actually, it´s exactly speed and fast response that the browser needs in order to catch up with the market leader. The other issue we encountered was that text formatting failed to properly adjust itself to the zoom level and we often ended up with hyperlinks lapping over the page content. Apparently we would have to wait a bit longer for the LG ARENA KM900 to edge the iPhone out of its number one position on the web surfing phone top list. Let´s now take a look at how the ARENA handles multimedia and find the answer to the question “Is the Apple´s marvelous device still the best for music and video buffs?”

LG ARENA KM900 Review
LG ARENA KM900 Review
The built-in browser of LG ARENA KM900 is really good - LG ARENA KM900 Review
The built-in browser of LG ARENA KM900 is really good - LG ARENA KM900 Review

The built-in browser of LG ARENA KM900 is really good


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PhoneArena rating:
8.5Excellent
Display3.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (311 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size4.17 x 2.18 x 0.47 inches
(105.9 x 55.3 x 11.9 mm)
3.70 oz  (105 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 3.83 hours talk time

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