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LG KU970 Shine Review

LG KU970

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As a result of our tests on how the device functioned as a telephone, LG KU970 was graded high.  Although its range is downright small, the sound quality and volume compensate it and the overall rating is good.  During conversation the sound is very loud and clear in both directions and the only remark is that you hear a little mutedly.  Unfortunately the speakerphone is not quite usable and if you leave the phone on a table you will not hear and be heard well because the speakerphone is turned upwards.


Shine phone is a worthy successor of the Chocolates but unfortunately there are some drawbacks here, too.  Although the appearance is brilliant and the functions are exactly as necessary for a fashion phone, the convenience of use is spoiled by the inconvenient navigation.  With the Chocolates it was the strange touch-sensitive buttons and here it is the 3-directions scroll instead of a 5-directions button.  
The good sound is an important feature of any phone, and Shine does have it.  Functional enough and good-looking, it is a part of a series, which is certainly a hit to become more and more popular on all continents just as it happened with the Chocolates.


  • 3G in the size of the 2G Shine
  • 512 MB Internal Memory
  • Very robust spring assistance for the slider


  • Lack of memory card slot
  • Uncomfortable navigation (scroll) key
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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size3.92 x 1.99 x 0.53 inches
(100 x 50.6 x 13.7 mm)
4.23 oz  (120 g)
Battery800 mAh, 2.4 hours talk time

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