LG GT505 - Fluid, Responsive UI, Good Audio Player, Decent Camera

While the LG GT505 is not exactly part of the Cookie budget range, the designing, features and price are nearly identical. The GT505 is an etension of the Cookie range, but hinging towards the pricier end of this spectrum.

Slimmer and lighter than the original KP500 Cookie, this handset has a bit more as far as sophistication parapharnelia is concerned. The 3-inch touchscreen is more responsive, and even though the stylus is not really needed, it exists nevertheless. Docked on one side is a microSD card slot, and on the other is a proprietary all-in-one port meant for the charger, USB and handsfree functions. Also on the same side are the volume/zoom keys, a screen lock, and the shutter release for the 5 MP camera equipped with LED flash.

It is armed with the exact same UI as the Cookie, but to its credit, it's much faster here. The GT505 is also easy on the fingers. Its icons and menus are big enough and can be browsed without the stylus. And like the KP500, the menus have been bunched into four categories, and these make navigating through them very

The full factfi le keyboard is small, but is sharp and responsive after screen calibration. The browser is designed well, but it's kind of tricky to use, and it's the only feature that is a bit of a letdown. The gallery, not really well laid in, just about showcases movies and images in one big pile. You'll have to sort out the files yourself according to type and then hunt for specific files via thumbnail activity.

The music player is great; audio is loud and the clarity is great, and the well laid-out EQ presets add to the overall eff ect. The video player reads MPEG-4 and 3GP fi les quite well. A Muvee application also exists, though it isn't much more than a customizable slide show creator.

Specifications of LG GT505:

  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 107 x 54.5 x 11.8 mm
  • Weight: 98 g
  • Display: 3-inch touch screen
  • Camera: 5 megapixel
  • Memory: microSD
  • Connectivity: WAP, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB
  • Rated talk time: 4 hours

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