Excerpt: With 8GB of memory, a 5-megapixel camera and a super-duper new interface, the LG Arena certainly has a lot to shout about. What we like The LG Arena KM900 looks great, boasting sleek curves and polished surfaces. LG has added a sharp 3-inch display that handles colours well, which we appreciated most when watching video clips or films on it.
Conclusion: As a fan of touch screen devices I was not expecting the Arena to be a great handset to use but it pretty much ticked all the boxes. Although I won’t be going out to buy one I honestly feel that if I had to recommend a phone to someone who did not need a business handset then the LG Arena would certainly be a contender.
Conclusion: In-call quality is really good both ways. The only problem we encountered was slightly sharp voices when at full blast. The battery capacity should meet the needs of average consumers with its ability to provide 3.83 hours talk time and 300 hours of operation in standby mode. You must be wondering if the LG ARENA KM900 is worth it and why it has such a high rating if it´s just another clone. In a nutshell, “Yes”, it is well worth it.
Pros: S-CLASS 3D interface rocks, High sound quality during talks, Good internet browser capabilities (it´s not Safari, but still…), Far from looking luxurious, the phone looks great
Cons: Plays DivX и Xvid, but just at 320 pixel resolution, Snapshot quality is not so good, Keypad is good, but rather small and typing in with both hands feels uncomfortable
Review: LG Arena KM900 S-Class UI touchscreen mobile phone
9 April 2009
Conclusion: Pros Cons
Pros: Elegant slick design, Clear, catchy high resolution WVGA, New S-Class UI is incredibly easy to learn and use, Range of connectivity including A-GPS as well, Dolby Mobile equipped – helps the Arena stand out for both watching movies and music play, A truly multimedia phone, Multi-functional camera that suits both basic and advanced users, even sports movie editing
Cons: LG is not looking to make S-Class an open source platform, therefore unlikely to see more apps in place the future, Not equipped with the best browser for those who enjoy surfing the internet on the go
Excerpt: I loved the LG Renoir. It was therefore with much excitement that I unboxed its successor, the Arena or KM900. The problem is, how do you follow an eight-megapixel cameraphone that boasted pretty much every feature you’d want? Well you throw in a couple you didn’t know you needed, redesign the interface and add 3D graphics just for a little extra wow factor.
Summary: T he LG Arena is a very neat, compact touchscreen phone with a fast and easy operation. Thanks to the new 3D S-Class User Interface and the touchscreen that responds with extreme accuracy, everything works smoothly and simply. The graphics are beautiful. The various start screens provide access to your favorite music, programs and contacts. The built-in GPS antenna and the Google Maps software applications allow you to position your location everywhere and plan a route.
Conclusion: The single biggest let down of the LG Arena KM900, however, is the included web browser. It comes so close to being really usable if it wasn’t for being so slow. Web pages – if you’re willing to wait – do render really well (all of the sites that I tested loaded fully aside from Flash content, which isn’t supported) it just doesn’t feel like you’re always in control.
LG's Arena smartphone boasts an all-new S-Class 3D interface, but can it challenge the iPhone?
Good Gear Guide.au
8 February 2010
Summary: LG definitely deserves some credit for thinking outside the box. The LG Arena offers a wealth of features, but although the new user interface certainly looks fantastic, it sometimes feels sluggish and this affects the user experience.
Pros: Build quality, compact design, excellent display, graphical user interface, responsive touch screen, 3.5mm headphone jack, great list of features
Cons: Slightly sluggish in some areas, keystroke lag when messaging, 3D cube isn’t as intuitive or smooth as it could be, no App Store, TV-out cable not included