Performance:

Navigating through the menus and opening applications are almost always accompanied by a slight lag, but in time you’ll get used to it and it you’ll see that it’s not that bad.

The sound quality during a talk is good at both ends of the line. You and your collocutor will hear loud and clear voices even when in noisier environments. Unfortunately, the loudspeaker is too quiet which makes it useless.

According to the official data, the battery should provide up to 6 hours of talks or 450 hours in standby mode. The values indicated are lower than the ones of Sony Ericsson C905 or Motorola ZN5, but overall are good.

Conclusion:

As a 5-megapixel cameraphone, LG KC550 performs worse than the best ones available on the market. However, the pictures are good for such a low price. Multimedia wise it has the advantage to reproduce videos in DVD resolution on a big screen via the TV-out.

At the end of the day, the combination of a “not so bad camera”, good multimedia features, and affordable price, transform KC550 in a quite good offer for the average user. The closest alternative in price is Viewty, which delivers a similar picture quality but on a larger screen and DivX support. However, if you are only interested in a good camera and not such functionality as we mentioned above, Samsung G600 is a better choice at an even lower price.

Pros

  • Very good detail level in daylight pictures
  • Plays and records videos in DVD resolution
  • Good balance between price and features
  • Good sound during a talk

Cons

  • Useless Internet browser
  • Not a global phone and no 3G support
  • The display is almost useless in direct sunlight
  • Average music sound quality
  • No TV-out cable included in the package
  • Lag when navigating through the menus and opening applications

PhoneArena Rating:

7.3

User Rating:

6.5
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4 Comments

1. unregistered

it is clone of n95 iphone and sony cybershot eriksuns

2. xen_nsu unregistered

yeah cool

3. unregistered

It's not capable of 30 fps at any resolution. Always 15 fps.

4. unregistered

It's capable of 30 fps since the 10g software update
KC550
  • Display 2.4" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 0.012 GB
  • Battery 900 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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