Interface and Features:

The resistive screen is responsive for the technology, and there are three hardware buttons underneath it – send and end keys, plus a back button in their middle. The UI is executed in a funny cartoonish theme, which is one of two available, making it look like a handset you can easily give to your three year old to enjoy. There are four shortcuts on a dock at the bottom of the first home screen – for entering the dialer, phonebook, messaging and the menu. There is also a pullout menu, containing nine slots for your favorite contacts with pictures. The second homescreen, accessed by swiping in any direction, contains shortcuts to the multimedia and social networking applications on the LG Cookie Lite by default, or can be populated with up to nine widgets, such as weather and memo.

The dialer is simple, and contains two tabs – one towards your phonebook, and one towards the call logs, which includes your communications history, as well as call and data duration counters at the bottom, very handy combination. Messages and email don't appear in threaded view, but rather as a list, and there are two types of text input – portrait number keypad and handwriting recognition, which helps when jotting down Chinese characters. The keyboard supports numerous languages and symbols, depending on the region the phone is sold in. The calendar has month and day views, while the alarm allows for numerous settings, including memo.

The default browser of the LG Cookie Lite has some nice features like RSS feed subscription and text search, but if you feel the urge for something else, there is Opera Mini 5 at your disposal, which will be installed on first use. The handset has Bluetooth and FM radio, but doesn’t include 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity, so you will be browsing at EDGE speeds.

Most basic productivity applications are covered out of the box, such as a file browser, Google Search app, unit converter, voice recorder, and even date counter. The tiny feature phone is a true socialite, offering a combined SNS app, covering Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Microsoft Messenger is the chat program of choice. Apps and games are, of course, Java-based, and the three preinstalled game titles are trial versions.

The multimedia software offers all the basic functionalities we’ve come to expect from feature phones nowadays, and even some more. The camera interface is easy to use, and offers different shooting modes, scenes and adjustments – not that you will be tinkering with them much considering that the phone has a 1.3MP shooter. The captured photos are decent in terms of color, but a bit blurry and lacking detail. Video is in QCIF resolution at 15fps, and is only useful for watching on the phone screen.

The music player supports album sorting by playlists, artists, albums and even genres, but the built-in loudspeaker is weak. In the gallery you can edit photos, add drawings or text easily, which is a very welcome functionality. Entering text in image edit mode calls the landscape keyboard, since the gallery itself appears in a landscape mode.

Performance and Conclusion:

The earspeaker is quite loud, but we were hearing people a bit unclear, while voices came out loud and clear on the other end. The 900mAh battery is rated for 8 hours of talk time.

All in all, the LG Cookie Lite is a pretty decent tiny feature phone, the software of which offers a complete set of most functions we use on a daily basis. The hardware is very basic, but the phone will most likely be priced rock-bottom, so things will even out. The nearest competitor we can think of is the Samsung Champ, with the same 2.4” screen and dual speakers, but LG Cookie Lite looks funnier with its default cartoonish theme.

LG Cookie Lite Video Review:


  • Inexpensive
  • Comes with useful productivity apps
  • Thin and light design


  • Small resistive touchscreen
  • Incoming calls sound a bit distorted
  • Very basic camera

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