LG Cookie Review
Demand for mobile phones with touch-sensitive screens has increased a lot during the last year and all kinds of models appeared on the market. However, only a small number of them are intended for the common user, who is not looking for a lot of extras, such as an 8-megapixel camera and GPS, he’d rather want a reasonable price and a modern appearance. LG is trying to reach exactly this group of users with its budget model, which has been given the nice and 'tasty' name Cookie, also known as KP500. According to the company, it offers features inherent in the high-end models, but at an affordable price. In addition, in the package you will find a small box of milk to eat it with - we are just kidding.

If you've seen the 8-megapixel LG Renoir you can find some similarities in the appearance, but Cookie is not as shiny and looks much more unpretentious. The phone is made of plastic, which feels like rubber and creates a pleasant sensation in your hand. A very good balance has been achieved in its size and weight so that the LG is comfortable to hold and very light - only 3.14 OZ. At first we even thought that we had forgotten to put the battery. The large 3-inch TFT display has a resolution of 240x400 pixels, 262k colors, which, just as many screens with such features, ensures a good image at artificial light. The situation is not as good at sunlight and just as in the case with Renoir, if you do not look directly at the KP500, the screen looks almost like a mirror.

The manufacturer boasts that the touchscreen uses the latest technology, which improves sensitivity. After we’ve spent some time with the Cookie, we were convinced that this was really true. Furthermore, there is an option to play different sounds and vibrations when pressing the screen, which contributes to the tangibility. We are very pleased with the screen and can only say "Bravo!". Well, it can eventually become a fingerprint mess, but you’ll be able to use it for a decent period of time before you feel the need to clean it.

You can compare the LG Cookie with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

Below the display there are three buttons, which are similar to those of the Renoir and are easy to feel and press and in the lower right corner there is a telescopic stylus. The latter is removed horizontally and at first this seemed strange to us, because in most phones it is pulled downwards or upwards, but you get used to this after you pull it out 2-3 times. What is interesting on the sides is the key for turning the volume down, because by holding it down the silent profile gets switched on and off. 



1. iff2mastamatt unregistered

Sounds delicious.

3. Antonio1980

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 01, 2009

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2. bicapz

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I have purchased this phone about 2 weeks ago, with the price of IDR 2,600,000, or approximately U.S. $ 237. I think this phone is very good especially with the facilities offered with a very affordable price. The Flash User Interface is very interesting and easy to use, it also features touchscreen is very good. Music player is also quite good, unfortunately there is no flash on the camera and the battery capacity is too small for a phone with a screen of that, but in general this phone is very good. Well done again LG!

4. supermaryo

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 16, 2009

i have an N81 8GB but, i'm planning to buy LG cookie? which is better n81 or cookie?

5. ferdifarmadi

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

I'm going to trade off my Sony Ericsson W610i with LG Cookie... I'm looking for budget phones with good sound quality for playing my MP3 collections. Is the sound quality of the Cookie better than w610i? (Or at least the same, considering it's a touch screen phone)

6. mcmikey

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

Thanks for the comprehensive review. I've been looking for a decent review and yours is the best one!

7. luka unregistered

its great and i have installed an iphone 4 theme on it it rocks!
  • Display 3.0" 240 x 400 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Storage 0.048 GB
  • Battery 900 mAh(3.50h talk time)

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