Summary: The LG Cookie Fresh GS290 offers a decent resistive touchscreen and a smartly built interface. That makes it easy and fun to use. It's not going to trouble the iPhone and other smart phones, but it does offer good value for money
Cons: Low-spec camera; no 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity; occasionally bothersome touchscreen.
Excerpt: The latest in LG’s Cookie jar is the GS290 or Cookie Fresh. It’s designed to offer the younger mobile user all that a mobile phone should without having them break into their savings. But does it deliver on its promises as a budget social networking, multimedia handset? Take a closer look to find out. Form Factor The Cookie range of devices, although they may be similar in features, do tend to make funky statements in the looks department. The Fresh is the same.
Conclusion: The LG Cookie Fresh is a nice touchscreen phone and will satisfy the casual mobile user who wants a basic phone and to use for texting friends and listening to music. Social networking fiends and those who want to surf the web will be disappointed with the slow speeds, and will wish that LtG had left the Cookie Fresh in the oven for a few more minutes.
Summary: The LG Cookie Fresh is a delightful looking touchscreen phone, and one that'll keep Facebook obsessed kids happy on the cheap, but if you ever plan on watching a YouTube clip on the move, sending an email more than one line long or just Googling quickly for the cinema times, it'll quickly frustrate. A touchscreen for tweens only.
Conclusion: As the conclusion to my review I will say a closing statement that unfortunately my opinion is that as a ‘follow on’ handset from the extremely popular original LG Cookie the LG GS290 Cookie Fresh just isn’t a worthy successor to be honest.
Excerpt: The is well built and smart looking, but it won’t set pulses racing. Everything is set out clearly and simply, making it easy to get to grips with. It’s pretty light on features – the lack of 3G is particularly disappointing. The two-megapixel camera and three-inch resistive touch-screen are probably the highlights.
Excerpt: LG’s Cookie phones have done well for themselves around the world on account of their reasonable performance coupled with a light price-tag. The LG Cookie Fresh GS290 is the newest phone to take on the Cookie tag and is looking to win over people looking for an inexpensive touchscreen device.
Conclusion: I must admit, I’ve never been a huge fan of phones from LG, but the GS290 has really impressed me. Despite the crowded main menu screen and below par camera, the phone itself is a really tidy little device. It certainly doesn’t look or feel cheap and the seemingly limitless possibilities for customization make the LG Cookie Fresh (GS290) a real gem of a low-cost phone.