I can see the point of giving mobiles names rather than numbers. Names can be descriptive and create a certain cachet. But LG can choose some oddly meaningless names. Take Shine, Chocolate, Prada and Viewty, for example. Only Prada really says much to me, and all it manages to say is ‘fashion brand tie-in’.
Still, LG likes the idea, and now we have the Secret, also known as the LG KF750. It is the third launch in the company’s Black Label series, which also spawned the previously noted Chocolate and Shine.
This is definitely a neat looking mobile. It is a slider, so the number pad is hidden away till you need it. It has a black and chrome livery with a horizontal strip of plastic with a faux leather patterning at the head of the handset. There is more of this on the back alongside a carbon fibre patterning on the battery cover. It is distinctive, though I could easily pass on the faux leather.
The Secret is designed to be tough with carbon fibre used in the body and tempered glass employed for the screen to help with scratch resistance. It is a shame with all that attention to design detail that the screen readily attracts greasy fingermarks.
This is a small and thin mobile. Officially the measurements are 102.8mm tall, 50.8mm wide and 11.8mm thick. And the handset weighs 116g. So it is very much on the neat side for a mobile phone. With the slider opened I measured it at a more generous 137mm tall.
LG has crammed features into this thin phone. They include a 5-megapixel camera with video shooting at 120 frames a second; some nifty video editing capability; music playback and FM radio; support for reading Microsoft documents; and a pre-loaded Google package which caters for Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube video watching. There is 100MB of internal memory and a micro-SD card slot that supports cards up to 4GB. The slot is under the battery cover and is easy to get at.
With all that multimedia on board you’ll be pleased to know that the Secret supports HSDPA as well as being quad-band GSM.