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LG KF300 - LG KF300

By Sandra Vogel

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Summary

Our Score:

7

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The camera shoots images to just 2-megapixels in size, and is, as you might expect from that specification, a bit disappointing. Even at the superfine quality setting, images lacked definition and detail, and the camera had real trouble indoors. The coloured dish, photographed under normal household lights, looks dingy, though colour reproduction is OK. Outside, the chair is reasonably good, though its white is not uniform, and the flower's bright yellow was obviously too much for the sensor to cope with perfectly.

Web browsing is possible but painful. The browser doesn't do zooming or offer a full screen mode, so you have to wait for a page to come through and then use the navi button to browse around. Like I said, painful.

Battery life is pretty good. LG says you will get up to two hours of talk and 200 hours on standby. I had no trouble going for two days between charges with a bit of music listening thrown into the mix. If you want a phone just for infrequent texting and calls you may get quite a bit more.

The range of applications is fairly standard. Over and above what I've already mentioned, there is an FM radio, calendar, memo maker, to do list, voice recorder, mobile email, calculator, stopwatch, unit converter and world clock.

Verdict

The LG KF300 has decent battery life and great ergonomics as far as the hardware is concerned, plus a huge range of font sizes too. I'm not sure the largest fonts are entirely suited to its small screen, but if your eyes need larger fonts you may be happy with the compromise. However, the lack of Wi-Fi and GPS, the awkwardly positioned microSD card slot beneath the battery, and the camera are disappointing.

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coalmoore

December 13, 2010, 4:11 pm

''LG has eschewed the concept of a 3.5mm headset jack on the phone in favour of a proprietary connector that is shared with the mains power adaptor. This is located on the side of the handset, where it is ripe for pocket-snagging. The good news is that just past the microphone there is a 3.5mm jack so you can use LGs own in-ear buds or your own favourite earphones'' ...





I know this was written a while ago, but does it come with a 3.5mm jack to plug in my own headphones or what?

Ed

December 13, 2010, 4:25 pm

I see what you mean: that's not the clearest of explanations. There isn't a headphone jack on the phone but there is an adapter that converts the microUSB socket to a headphone jack.

coalmoore

December 13, 2010, 9:49 pm

Thanks for that Ed. Seems like a nice looking phone too.

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