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LG Viewty review

8/10 AVG.
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8/10
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The LG Viewty currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

The Viewty Smart has a gorgeous display and a best-of-class user interface.

- GSMArena team, GSMArena
MobileBurn

The Viewty is a very stylish and fashionable phone, trying to take on Apple's mighty iPhone with its large touch-sensitive display and simple form-factor. It builds on these features by including a 5 megapixel camera, 120fps video capture, and HSDPA 3G connectivity, making it a serious contender to...

- Russell Jefferies, MobileBurn


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Common Questions


LG released the Viewty on September 21, 2007.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Viewty user manual here.


LG backs up the Viewty with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Viewty has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
Unknown

The LG Viewty's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

Storage
100 MB

Internal memory is 100 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 13 days standby time.

LG Viewty Specs

Overview
Release date September 21, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 100 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.7 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 13 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.4 x 5.4 x 1.5 cm (4.1 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 112 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
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 Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
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 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Xenon)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, ISO, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, DivX
Video Recording Parameters
400 x 240 pixels
Front Camera
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, DivX
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG KU990

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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

Regular full touch feature phone with a really polished UI and top-notch imaging capabilities

The Viewty Smart has a gorgeous display and a best-of-class user interface. But we've already seen that stuff on the LG Arena so our brief experience with the Viewty was hardly a revelation.

Instead of bringing any revolutionary upgrades, the LG Viewty Smart is there to simply expand the LG S-class portfolio in a camera-centric direction. The LG Arena has quite a nice camera as well, but a 5 megapixel sensor is no longer flagship stuff these days...

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The Viewty Smart has a gorgeous display and a best-of-class user interface. But we've already seen that stuff on the LG Arena so our brief experience with the Viewty was hardly a revelation.

Instead of bringing any revolutionary upgrades, the LG Viewty Smart is there to simply expand the LG S-class portfolio in a camera-centric direction. The LG Arena has quite a nice camera as well, but a 5 megapixel sensor is no longer flagship stuff these days.

Since the LG Viewty Smart retains almost the same compact dimensions as the LG Arena, fitting the bigger camera module, called for a certain downgrade of the other features. In this case, it was obviously the 3.5mm audio jack and the FM transmitter that got axed.

Still, the LG GC900 Viewty Smart certainly has the potential of becoming a bestseller and we really hope to see more of it, once it gets to the final production stage.

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MobileBurn

Very stylish and fashionable phone

from MobileBurn

The Viewty is a very stylish and fashionable phone, trying to take on Apple's mighty iPhone with its large touch-sensitive display and simple form-factor. It builds on these features by including a 5 megapixel camera, 120fps video capture, and HSDPA 3G connectivity, making it a serious contender to the iPhone, which lacks all of these features...

More

The Viewty is a very stylish and fashionable phone, trying to take on Apple's mighty iPhone with its large touch-sensitive display and simple form-factor. It builds on these features by including a 5 megapixel camera, 120fps video capture, and HSDPA 3G connectivity, making it a serious contender to the iPhone, which lacks all of these features.

However, the Viewty's interface doesn't feel as polished as that of the iPhone, and although it is very intuitive and fun to use, it can also be very sluggish at times, especially when trying to enter text. I also wish that the call quality was better and had more volume to it, though, for the most part it was acceptable.

Overall though, the Viewty was great fun to use and packed plenty of handy features. For those who want the awe of the iPhone, the Viewty will not fail to deliver with it's large colorful touch screen, and will out-spec the iPhone in terms of its photographic and data connectivity features. From my time spent with the Viewty I'd give it an overall "Recommended" rating.

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User Reviews


Yahoo

LG viewty

from Yahoo
Pro: It has everything. Con: Very low battery life. It is a very good phone, i have one myself, but the battery life lets it down. It only takes 2 and a half hours to fully charge + it says it will last 16 hours, which is true, for the first couple of months. After about 4 months the batter hardly la...More
Pro: It has everything. Con: Very low battery life. It is a very good phone, i have one myself, but the battery life lets it down. It only takes 2 and a half hours to fully charge + it says it will last 16 hours, which is true, for the first couple of months. After about 4 months the batter hardly last 6 hours. But it is a good phone, with a very good camera. Easy to use, i would recommend it :) Less
Yahoo

excellent

from Yahoo
Pro: good Con: ok light
Yahoo

love it!

from Yahoo
Pro: it has it all!! Con: Its difficult if you are a dummy! Great and sleaky phone!Very complicated and sophisticated,people actually confuse it for a camera, they don't think its a phone!
Yahoo

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from Yahoo
Pro: . Con: . IT'S QUITE SLEEK AND FANCY BUT THE VIBRATION PUTS ME OFF
Yahoo

LGKU990

from Yahoo
Pro: Good features.. one heck of a hi-tech phone Con: low battery life because of its high resolution LGKU990 is a cool phone.. it has good features with its 5 megapixels camera and you can also surf online.. browse documents.. go directly to you tube.. and many more.. on the other hand.. its not tex...More
Pro: Good features.. one heck of a hi-tech phone Con: low battery life because of its high resolution LGKU990 is a cool phone.. it has good features with its 5 megapixels camera and you can also surf online.. browse documents.. go directly to you tube.. and many more.. on the other hand.. its not text friendly or maybe im not yet use to its touchscreen feature.. and its battery life is limited to only 3hours continuous talking.. and with its high resolution its stand by mode can last only upto 200hrs.. overall this phone is worth its price.. i love it! Less

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