LG KS360 Mobile Phone

This portable phone is definitely a text heavy mobile phone for the mass market. Full QWERTY keyboards have always been a characteristic that has been reserved for smartphones mainly for commerce as the full QWERTY keyboard is perfect for long email and text messaging work. However, LG has come with a mobile phone that gives you the messaging ease of a QWERTY keyboard but targeted more at the throng market user. So how does a mass market mobile phone with a QWERTY keyboard fare in our test?

First off, the build superiority of the K360 is astonishingly solid. For a throng market mobile phone, LG has managed to make the KS360 as solid as what you would anticipate from higher market mobile phones. The slider feat did not in anyway feel fragile while I was using it and it did not even feel as if I was using it and it did not even feel as if I was holding a model cellular phone. As unyielding as it is, the KS360 is also pretty light for a mobile phone in its league, weighing in at 108 grams which I presume is due to the lack of finest functions you would usually expect from business mobile phones.

The mobile phone also comes with a pretty large 2.4 inches and 256K color screen which is perfect for media viewing especially video. However, as such you do not get a normal twelve-key keypad as the front of the mobile phone is taken up by the screen, two softkeys, navigation keys, call keys, the cancel key and another key to bring up the digital keypad.

Now you might be wondering how to dial out since there is no twelve-key keypad on the mobile phone. Frankly, dialing with the QWERTY keyboard is quite ludicrous but you should not worry too much on that since there is still a 12-key keypad on the mobile phone, albeit a digital one.

Like I said before, there is an input to bring up the digital keypad on the mobile phone and from there you can dial out pretty easily without having to resort to the QWERTY keyboard. The greatest thing about this is that LG has made it so that you experience every button that is pressed via resistive vibrations. I found that there were practically no errors in my dialing as LG did not make the finger-touch function too responsive.

The amusing thing is though the keypad is touch-based, dialing is the only function that applies the touch role of the mobile phone. When you bring up the menu, you could not really select the applications or options by touching them and had to rely back on the navigation keys instead.

One definite thing that did interest me was that the KS360 does provide you email functionalities, as well. Usually a mobile phone of this price point will lack email functionalities, however since the KS360 come with a full QWERTY keyboard the inclusion of emailing functions should be expected.

You can easily set up your email accounts including Gmail though you will require the natty details of your electronic mail servers and such. I was disappointed with the basic WAP 2.0 browser on the mobile phone though. Although connectivity is limited to EDGE and GPRS, LG could have at least given us a better enhanced browser.

The KS360 mobile phone comes with a two mega pixel camera which is fixed focus. Images taken with the camera on the mobile phone were astoundingly decent in good lighting conditions. In fact, better than what I expected the result would be. Media playing on the mobile phone was also pretty first-class as well with music and video being played with decent sound and display quality. It was a disgrace that a 3.5mm audio jack was not added to the mobile phone as it would have made the media playing functions of the mobile phone more enviable.

However, since it is Bluetooth A2DP, you still can use stereo headsets. Also although you could expand up to 4 gigabytes via microSD, I still felt that the insufficient fifteen megabytes of memory on the mobile phone was rather penny-pinching on LGs side. However, that is a small little exasperation I was willing to let through.

In conclusion, I have to say that I was authentically flabbergasted with the KS360. LG has managed to come up with a mass market mobile phone that is perfect for the messaging market which I think in Asia part of the world is pretty huge. At such a low price, the mobile phone is really affordable almost by everyone and the little niggles aside, I’m pretty sure the text passionate users will quickly take a shine to this wonderful mobile phone.