Excerpt: The mobile division of the Korean giant LG is one of the few handset manufacturers that managed to actually make some profit this year. Basically, the company flooded the market with its mobile devices, so that it could meet as many demands as possible, from high-end users, as well as from mid- and...
Pros: The 5 Megapixel camera is by far the main attraction of the phone, alas the only one. One could also enlist the built-in accelerometer among the positive things, but this is functional in only a few areas of the device.
Cons: The multimedia part is very poorly represented, as in, “almost inexistent.” Crappy sound and no RDS for the radio, as well as the fact that it cannot be ran in the background, place the phone outside the area of interest of music lovers. Lack of 3G connectivity, as well as very low performance wh...
Summary: Finally, to sum it up, the KC 550 with its exceptional 5 MP camera and a low price turns out to be a good competitor. Before you go out and buy one, you should remember that it does not support GPS and isn’t 3G ready. If these don’t matter to you, the KC550, priced at Rs 15,990, is a good deal.
Summary: Slide-n-shoot The glossy black front with shiny metal accents looks good on the LG KC550 while the matte rubber finish at the back of it helps handling and adds on to the good looks. The glossy front is, however, a smudge magnet.
Conclusion: As a 5-megapixel cameraphone, LG KC550 performs worse than the best ones available on the market. However, the pictures are good for such a low price. Multimedia wise it has the advantage to reproduce videos in DVD resolution on a big screen via the TV-out.
Pros: Very good detail level in daylight pictures, Plays and records videos in DVD resolution, Good balance between price and features, Good sound during a talk
Cons: Useless Internet browser, Not a global phone and no 3G support, The display is almost useless in direct sunlight, Average music sound quality, No TV-out cable included in the package, Lag when navigating through the menus and opening applications
Summary: This is another in a growing band of phones with a 5mega pixel camera . While I doubt this will ever replace a digital camera for a photographer but, as everyone always seems to take their mobile phone with them it can be where a digital camera is not.