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.
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
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?
Conclusion: On paper the KM900 Arena is a very comprehensive offering, meeting pretty much all the tech specs you could want. The S-Class user interface is also pretty good, pulling together all of the features of the phone nicely.
Pros: User interface, feature set, build quality, screen quality, audio quality, bundled headphones are pretty good
Cons: Accelerometer doesn't always play nice, questionable third party software support, Wi-Fi doesn't support all data tasks, screen not so good in bright conditions
Excerpt: Le LG KM900 Arena est un téléphone mobile haut de gamme, compatible 3G+, WiFi, A-GPS et Bluetooth 2.1. Il est équipé d’un superbe écran tactile d’une résolution de 480x800 pixels, pour 16 millions de couleurs. La grande nouveauté du LG Arena vient de son interface tactile baptisée « S-Class ».
Conclusion: Die Entwickler des Arenas haben den Focus auf eine möglichst intuitive und dabei optisch eindrucksvolle Bedienung gelegt. Das ist ihnen in weiten Teilen auch gelungen. Die Bedienung über den kapazitiven 3-Zoll-Touchscreen geht flott von der Hand.