There is a front camera for video calls, and the lens for the main camera is on the back of the casing. It is a bit of a downer that the lens isn’t kept scratch-safe inside the slide mechanism. It shoots to 3-megapixels and benefits from autofocus, but there is no flash and no self-portrait mirror.
Both indoors and out results were iffy. The coloured dish is a bit lacking in vibrancy and its background should be white rather than the dull off-white it is in the photo.
Outside, the chair photo is not uniformly the brilliant white it should be, and the flower photo reveals a multitude of sins. The flowers are overexposed, and focus is out. The phone was about 15 inches from them and it decided to focus on the slightly further away leaves. Distance shots were more acceptable, but the camera has some very clear limitations.
There’s no Wi-Fi – well you wouldn’t expect that on a mid-range phone, really. Mobile email of the POP variety is supported alongside SMS messaging. Yahoo! OneSearch is built in; an RSS reader supplements the Web browser plus there’s a voice recorder, calendar, to do list, memo tool, alarm, calculator, stopwatch, unit converter, world time utility, date finder (it tells you the date ‘n’ number of days into the future), and LG’s Secret Memo application that lets you protect info with a security code. LG provides a cable so you can connect the phone to a PC.
There’s nothing outstanding about this mobile, and its one headline feature, the D-pad sensor, is a bit iffy. Still, on the other hand, for £90 this isn’t a bad little phone. Just don’t expect too much from its camera.
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