Similar to the iPhone’s browser, you can view full-sized Web pages at a reduced size and then zoom in on the sections you want to see properly. When it comes to stills the camera shoots at 5 megapixels, making the Viewty a top-end mobile for the digital photography fan. Frontal VGA video call and rear Sony 5. The bottom and top parts of the headset host no controls. While the touchscreen is prone to fingerprints and scratches, it is very attractive. But then LG has already gone a bit weird with phones called Chocolate, Shine and Prada, the latter the immediate predecessor to this handset, so why should we be surprised that the next step is a phone whose name is an entirely made up word?

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LG KU990 Viewty review

Continue to next page 01 Yes, you could mention the iPhone at this point as a comparator. The KU comes with a 5-megapixel camera lf xenon flash but there’s l cover. If you are listening to music or looking at any screen with a menu that extends off the bottom of the viewable area, you can use it for scrolling.

This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat With the Viewty’s vibrations, you get a confirmation every time.

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The left side of the KU is far more interesting in terms of controls, since it incorporates the camera shutter key, the hardware keylock button, which is otherwise used to take pictures with image stabilization, and – finally a hardware slider key, that changes camera modes between still camera, video camera and image gallery. It feels nice and comfortable to hold. Look at the photos While the touchscreen is prone to fingerprints and scratches, it is very attractive.


On top of this, it has the ability to upload videos directly to YouTube and to shoot video at frames per second, which allows you to slow it down and watch it in slow-motion, as seen in the clip below. This page was last updated: The display deals well under bright sunlight, though no display by whatever manufacturer has so far managed to beat Nokia in this respect.

From the back the KU looks like a standalone digital camera. It can also play DivX video so you could encode downloads into that format and play away.

Call records 40 dialed, 40 received, 40 missed calls. Press the button ku90 the bottom right, support open and close, it is easy to use. It’s ingeniously hidden under a sliding cover.

Positioned at the top-left section of the back of the handset is the KU’s star feature, a 5-megapixel camera, which disappointingly isn’t protected by a lens cover.

At first we weren’t entirely sure why this was necessary but it’s actually great for capturing fast-moving action and then viewing it in slow motion, as shown in the video earlier. It’s quite innovative and looks great, but we’re not convinced that it’s that convenient after all, to have your stylus dangle alongside the handset in everyday use.

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The higher capacity SDHC viwety are not supported, which is a shame as microSD cards in this format are already available at 8GB capacity and set to go higher still. Social media links Find us on Facebook Connect with us on Twitter. How your privacy gets cooked by those restaurant waitlist apps.


The LG Viewty KU might sound like it’s a digital photo frame but it’s actually LG’s latest camera phone that features an impressive 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and xenon flash. Dialling and messaging is straightforward via a numeric or alphabetic keypad that works identically to a standard mobile phone keypad minus the mechanical keys, and is aided by the vibrating feedback feature.

There’s no Wi-Fi, which is a shame but if you’re on a flat-rate data plan then we think HSDPA is a better option, otherwise watch out as data charges can be hefty. Mentioning memo brings us onto another neat feature — lh recognition. LG KU Viewty review: The phone’s main selling point was its 5-megapixel digital camera with Schneider Kreuznach optics, Xenon flash, autofocusand a digital image stabilizer.

Around the camera lens, which has no protective cover of any sort, you will find the strobe flash, the focus assist light and the loudspeaker. The only point of interest at the bottom is the microphone pinhole, while ki990 top offers the back cover release button and the stylish hand or neck strap eyelet.

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It’s an interesting concept but not always easy to press and we would have preferred a standard rocker key. A fantastic camera phone that ought to rival the iPhone Rating: The best Black Friday deals of The messaging interface also allows for handwriting input but we found it slower than just tapping the virtual keypad. Specifications are subject to change without notice.