Conclusion: For LG touch screen phone enthusiasts who have been eagerly waiting for the popular LG Cookie phone to come to a US carrier, the LG Sentio isn’t the answer to your prayers. The LG Sentio is an entry-level touch screen feature phone that carries a $69.99 price with a 2-year contract after rebate. With T-Mobile’s Even More Plan, you have choices to get the phone with just Talk, Talk + Text or Talk + Text + Web plan depending on your budget.
Summary: An MRP of Rs. 9,500 seems a little high, especially when the phone lacks a dedicated QWERTY that is a must for those quick tweets, not to mention the lack of a serious clicker. However, these two grouses aside the Cookie Plus is, for the most part a decent phone. The Samsung Corby Pro makes a stronger statement with a dedicated keypad and a lower price tag. If the Cookie Plus were priced at two grand lower we would swallow it.
Pros: Solid and reasonably compact, Neat looks, Lots of applications to try
Cons: Resistive touchscreen ruins usability, interface sluggish at times, Camera largely cosmetic (no autofocus, flash), Mediocre call quality
Summary: The LG Sentio is a solid device with solid features. Not everyone is a fan of LG and their user interface, but if you're impartial and you want a featurephone that doesn't feel like it's going to fall apart in your purse or pocket, definitely check out the Sentio. It's available now from T-Mobile for $69.99.
Conclusion: We're a bit flabbergasted in LG's offering with the Sentio as it clearly doesn't showcase the true potential of what we've seen out of the Korean company. Out of the three handsets that LG is launching with T-Mobile, the Sentio is blatantly the most well rounded, but pales in comparison to rival options already available on T-Mobile's lineup.
Pros: Great battery life, Compact size
Cons: Mundane looks, Outdated interface, No 3.5mm headset jack
Conclusion: The first Cookie proved to be a smashing success for the manufacturer and it’s only logical to expect its successor will do equally good. However, the market for affordable handsets equipped with touch-sensitive screens has changed dramatically over the last year and the other players have already introduced their own (and quite capable at that) alternatives.
Pros: Good in-call and audio playback quality, 3G support, 3.5mm jack
Cons: The screen could have been more touch-sensitive, Captured videos are practically unusable
Excerpt: The LG Cookie Plus is a candy bar GSM Quad-band phone capable of global roaming. It's also the slightly scaled down version of the LG Renoir ; it offers a 3MP camera instead of 8MP and lacks support for Wi-Fi and GPS. The Cookie Plus has a 3-inch resistive touchscreen capable of rendering 240 x 400 pixel resolution. While that's no longer cause for a floor show the Cookie Plus does provide crisp colors and is easy on the eyes.
Excerpt: The LG GS500 Cookie Plus smartphone is a slight update to the LG Cookie Fresh GS290 with updates to the design and camera and inclusion of 3G support. The LG GS500 Cookie Plus will launch in the UK in the third quarter of 2010.