LG KU990 Viewty

LG's KU990 Viewty is essentially a entertainment phone and it is very similiar to LG's Prada phone. However, its capabilities are far better than the Prada's edition. Then again, can Viewty replace your digital camera? Find out as we look at LG KU990 Viewty.

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LG KU990 Viewty
  • 5 Megapixels, Autofocus, ISO800, Xenon flash, 2592 x 1944 pixels, 16x digital zoom
  • Secondary camera
  • Record video at 120 fps

  • 3.5G
  • 3" LCD
  • Upload video directly to YouTube

  • Micro SD slot (underneath the battery)
  • FM Radio and Bluetooth A2DP
  • 112g

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The inital look LG Viewty could make you notice the thickness of the phone because it looked bulky. But the classy outlook will more than make up for it. Then you turn phone around and you see a digital camera with large lens. At this moment is where you will realise that it does not come with a lens cover!

With the fiddling of Viewty physcially, the next thing is to check out the navigation aspect especially important with touchscreen phones. For this 3" LCD, the screen is rather responsive and could be set to vibrate with each touch to give users a better feedback. There are also few buttons around the phone, notably the side where the shutter buttion is. Next to the shutter button is the switch to change among preview, still and video mode. One thing constant across reviews is the diffculty to push this switch.

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Next, you should know that LG KU990 Viewty possess probably the best video function in the mobile phone market. Because of the 120 fps ability, you can record fast moving objects and replay in slow motion. Extremely good for sports people. Besides videos, Viewty also takes good photos (superb on the 3" LCD). However, the best of all, Viewty plays DivX! DivX and 3" widescreen on the go!

Our biggest disappointment with Viewty is with its lack of Wi-Fi. We also note that the jog style wheel to adjust the digital zoom (placed with the lens, the large wheel) is diffcult to adjust when taking photos.

The bottomline is LG KU990 will not replace your digital camera. It has no optical zoom and basic manual settings. It would complement your digital camera instead.

So at S$838 (no contract) or S$488 (Singtel 2 year contract) we would not say that LG KU990 Viewty is over-price. If you always lament the video quality of your mobilephone, LG KU990 Viewty could be the solution. Or, you just want to look cool with a touchscreen phone.

Link - LG KU990 Viewty's Official Website

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