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LG KS360 - LG KS360

By Sandra Vogel



Our Score:


What will you be typing? Well, this phone does support mobile email so you could tap out messages, but with tri-band GSM, GPRS and EDGE on hand but no 3G you could find this is not the ideal handset for that task. No, you are most likely to tap out SMS messages, use IM and do a spot of social networking.

My review sample was hardwired to Orange and the left softkey had links to, among other things, Orange Messenger for IM and to ‘social networks’. Choose the latter and you go online where there are links to bebo, Facebook and Myspace - you also get links to Flickr, YouTube and, er, Dating Direct.

There is a warning at the YouTube link about it being data intensive, which might help you avoid racking up a huge phone bill. Also likely to turn you off is the fact that over a non 3G connection videos come down slowly.

I found the keyboard a little fiddly to get used to. The keys are well spaced but they aren’t very well raised from the backplate. I never did get totally accurate when working with the pads of my thumbs. I was much more accurate using the nails on my thumbs as I could sight the keys I wanted rather than find them by touch. I never got up to very fast speeds though. In comparison with other phone keyboards this one doesn’t rate too highly on ergonomics.

The already mentioned screen is sharp and bright. It measures 2.4in across diagonal corners and its 240 x 320 pixels and 262,000 colours are up to the job. The overall size of this phone when the keyboard is put away makes the screen seem larger than it really is – which is no bad thing. For the record, then, the KS360 measures 101.5mm tall, 51mm wide and 16.8mm thick. I weighs it at 110g.

Music playback is catered for by on board software. This is fairly rudimentary. It can’t manage playlists or show album art, and there aren’t even controls for shuffle or repeat so you are left selecting tunes to listen to one at a time.

Tracks stored on a microSD card (the slot is on the right edge of the casing) have to be in a folder called Sounds if the software is to find them. You’ll probably need to use a card as there is just 15MB of memory built in. My review sample didn’t come with a headset so I couldn’t try this, but I can report that the connector is proprietary so you’ll need a converter for your own favourite earphones.

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September 12, 2008, 6:40 am

Sure you didn't check out that Dating Direct link Sandra! ;)


September 12, 2008, 4:21 pm

Have to say I really liked this handset when I got the chance to try it out at an LG launch. I feel a little sorry for it!


September 25, 2008, 4:30 pm

... remind me of Tmobile G1 android truly

well at least it's 5mp


October 1, 2008, 4:09 pm

I have this phone, and its the best phone ive had so far. I have had the new LG KF600 and this one is better by far. The battery life is a lot better, I can type well on it (but I do work on keyboards for a living so its an easy use). Yes the internet is a little slow but the words are clear, also the camara is good ive took great pictures, the only down fall is it doesnt have a light and make sure you dont shake too much when taking the photo. You cant get many accessories for this phone, as I am finding it hard to get a case for it. Its a bargen for the price I got it for on the orange website for 㿨. I would recomend it to anyone who is a big texter like me.

Stacey - Louise

October 27, 2008, 12:56 am

I have this phone..

And the music player DOES have repeat and shuffle functions.


January 27, 2009, 12:52 pm

can someone please tell me if the case comes off? i want to know so if i buy it, i can change it from red to pink- for example.


June 26, 2009, 10:49 pm

here, you can also use the touch pad for texting,

just press the button that doesnt have a number on it on the touch screen and there you have it


November 2, 2009, 4:36 am

I have this phone and have since christmas 2008 and it sucks, it turns itself off in the middle of texts, when its sending messages when i'm listening to th music player, so i have to listen to the songs individually. I've literally just charged it till it's full and its nearly flat again.

My phone reset itself! I use my phone as an alarm and nearly missed an important lecture, it has its days when it's brilliant but most o the time its more of a burden, like i cant find the pic i took for my boyfriend, yet its my display picture!!!

either mines faulty or there's something wrong with this phone, and i'm not the only one whose found this with the KS360


January 7, 2010, 2:38 am

This phone Is crap I say don't get it I have had it for about 1week and it keeps turning it self off freezeing up will not charge deletes all up contacts and after a while it will stay on the lg logo and not start back up and it has been back 3 three time 2. Time the sent it back for repair 1time a new phone and the same happened again it is in repair not and all my friend have had the same problem all nine of my friend trust me don't get it save money get a different phone and all the other lgs iv had has done the same just don't get it :@ my phone is in repair :@might just get a nokia I can relie on them

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