LG Renoir Review26
The Renoir has rich multimedia functionality but it is a phone after all, and we were happy with its above average performance as such. The sound at both ends of the line is loud enough, and despite being slightly muffled, the voices are realistic and clear. The speakerphone, however, is totally useless even in a quiet room.
We weren’t very impressed with the operating speed of the device. As we mentioned before, the menu transitions should have been faster and there were a few “choppy” moments as well. We even had the same experience with the original LG games, which means that the Renoir hasn’t been fully optimized. Additional lag can be noticed when opening the gallery or sorting tracks in the music player. Overall, not the best we’ve seen.
LG’s Renoir KC910 is a good model, but it worth it? We would have to say it is not. The 8-megapixel camera and the rich functionality would be really attractive to the consumer if there was no competition in the class. However, in the world we are living in the mobile industry is characterized by dynamic development in all aspects and we all know that only the best live to see another day.
We think that the rival Pixon is better because of the better software as a whole. The Renoir is not bad, but we get the feeling that its production was rushed so LG would be able to compete with its South Korean rival. Samsung’s Pixon is slightly better at everything, including the camera, the video playback, the music player, texting and the sensitivity of the display. However, if you don't like the geek look of the Pixon, the Renoir is a good alternative.