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LG Secret Review

LG Secret

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To facilitate this function, the phone comes with a few factory preset text and multimedia templates and you can edit them or add new ones of course. For text input, you can use either the T9 or the triple-tap method, and in contrast to most touch phones, the small touch display cannot visualize a virtual keyboard.

Messaging - LG Secret Review
LG Secret Review
Email client setup - LG Secret Review
LG Secret Review

Messaging

 

Email client setup

 


The phone is equipped with an IMAP/POP3 email client, but we are disappointed since the settings have to be manually configured (although step-by-step). In order to set even a popular mail like Yahoo! or Gmail, you’ll have to know the addresses of the outgoing/incoming mail servers and their specific requirements (if any). In 2008, we expect the manufacturer to have introduced a phone with preset settings (at least for the most popular mail servers), requiring from the user to enter only his login information.


Connectivity:

At least for the moment, Secret is a phone created for the European market. Considering what happened with the previous entries from the Black Label series if this one proves to be successful, we can expect it to become available in the U.S. The phone is tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) with 3G at 2100 MHz and HSDPA 3.6 Mbps support. Locally, it can be connected to a PC via a USB cable or Bluetooth 2.0, also used for pairing with other wireless accessories.

When you are in the coverage area of a 3G network, you can easily visit and load heavy sites, relying on the fast HSDPA support.


LG Secret Review
LG Secret Review
LG Secret Review
LG Secret Review
LG Secret Review
LG Secret Review
LG Secret Review
LG Secret Review

Secret renders pages with no problem. Nevertheless, nowadays, this is not something impressive as in the past. In order for a browser to be considered a good one, it not only has to load pages as on a computer, but it has to provide a user-friendly navigation. Secret offers a few personalization options, but even using the one we selected as the most appropriate (a minimap appears when scrolling), the navigation is sluggish. You cannot select the precise zoom-in level and very often, the text will not fit on the screen, requiring you to constantly scroll left and right. In addition, it appears that the browser itself is pretty heavy since even when all other active processes have been terminated, it still doesn’t run smooth. We can say it’s good, but it is behind the competition. Used in a top model, it could have been better, for which LG gets all the blame.

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PhoneArena rating:
5Average
Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size4.04 x 2.00 x 0.46 inches
(102.8 x 50.8 x 11.8 mm)
4.09 oz  (116 g)
Battery800 mAh, 3.81 hours talk time

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