Summary

Our Score

7/10

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Some of the provided games take further advantage of the accelerometer. When you move into the games area of the phone you have two choices. Just opting for ‘games' itself gives you a skateboard game and Mini Game World - which has seven integrated little games. Choosing ‘M-Toy', on the other hand, gives you six games with which to use the accelerometer. There's one where you chuck darts at a board, one in which you go fishing and another where you guide a ball round a maze, for example. I've seen these games before in the 5-megapixel but all round better featured LG Secret


The KC550 also plays music. With a mere 12MB of internal memory you are going to need a microSD card to make the most of the player, but the good news is that I got nearly ten and a half hours of non-stop music from a full battery charge. After that, the phone refused to play any more, though it still stayed alive for about another hour. LG rates it at 6 hours talktime and 450 hours on standby.

An FM radio with nine presets adds to your musical possibilities but LG's headset uses the aforementioned proprietary connector and is one-piece so you'll need an adaptor to use a 3.5mm set.

In addition to what has already been mentioned you get mobile email, calendar, memo maker, voice recorder, muvee studio for creating a slideshow with music, alarm, calculator, stopwatch, unit converter, world clock and browser.

Verdict

The KC550's 5-megapixel camera sits at the top of its relatively average additional set of features, and the camera itself isn't quite as good as some which share the same raw megapixel rating. But then the LG KC550 isn't as expensive as those better featured alternatives, so if you don't mind its looks and chunkiness and want a reasonable cameraphone it's worth a look.

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