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LG Shine Touch review

6.3/10 AVG.
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6.3/10
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The LG Shine Touch currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

LG’s “Shine” line has certainly grown up. For years LG has promoted a line of classy, brushed stainless steel phones that have been stylish alternatives to the predictable and plastic. From basic flips to sliders and now the LG Shine Touch, this franchisee has always offered a unique, minimalist look, an elite and hearty “feel” when holding or using the device, and won many an accolade for quality build materials and performance.

The LG Shine Touch is the latest in this heralded franchisee, offering an exclusive, as of this writing, to Canadians via Rogers Communications, a touch screen phone with virtual QWERTY keypad, tight, optimized feature set, all wrapped up in the now iconic brushed stainless steel that clearly marks this fine phone as part of the aforementioned “Shine” line.

The LG Shine Touch offers 3G speed and simple access to popular applications, such as video, music and more via touch widgets. It also features a 3.0MP camera, video record with Dolby mobile sound and “Life’s Good” moments can be shared online easily with friends and relatives.

Unlike the more powerful smartphones on the market, the LG Shine Touch takes a variety of popular features, optimizes them and makes access as simple as touching a button.

For the true smartphone user, the Shine Touch will be seen as a good looking sports car that lacks the turbo. But for those who truly enjoy owning a phone that looks different, one where you can “feel” the quality each time you touch the brushed metal surface, and want access to certain key features fast, take a serious look at the serious new entry in the “Shine” line from LG.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
3"
Camera
3+ MP



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Screen Size
3"

The LG Shine Touch's screen size is 3 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
40 MB

Internal memory is 40 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are 10.5 days standby time, 300 minutes.

Shine Touch Specs

Overview
Release date January 18, 2010
Regions available Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2
SIM card size
Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Processor
Internal Storage 40 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 300 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 10.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.6 x 5.3 x 1.2 cm (4.2 x 2.1 x 0.5 in)
Weight 105 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
3+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
2x optical
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG KM555

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