LG’s KF700 is a tri-band GSM handset with 3G support including HSDPA. It has 90MB of user memory and a microSD card slot on its top edge. I got my review sample from O2 who has it exclusively from launch.
Like the last LG handset I reviewed, the KF600, the KF700 is a slider. The dimensions of the two mobiles are very similar. This time around we have a mobile phone that is 102mm tall, 51mm wide and 14.5mm thick. It weights 104g. This is remarkably similar to the KF600’s 101mm x 51mm x 14mm x 107g.
What makes the KF700 distinctive, LG says, is that it has three input methods. First off we have a touchscreen. No surprises there, really, because touchscreens are all the rage at the moment and LG has fully embraced the idea with recent offerings.
Unlike the novel second screen InteractPad on the KF600, though, the touchscreen used here is more run of the mill. There is a single front screen, measuring a generous 3in diagonally, 34mm wide and 67mm tall. It is 240 pixels wide but its height accommodates 480 pixels. That’s a few more pixels of height than were managed in the Viewty, which launched last year.
The screen gives you a little vibrating feedback when you tap its icons, which helps confirm that you’ve actually made a selection. This is always a pleasing feature on a touch-screened mobile.
The user interface design is quite intuitive which should help those who aren’t fond of reading manuals. Which is just as well, really, as my sample from O2 didn’t have a printed manual or one on a CD.
On the main screen there are several tappable areas. Across the bottom row are four icons which take you quickly to call history and the video call screen, contacts, messaging, and the phone’s main menu. Above this row is an O2 branded touchbutton you can use to get onto the web.