Summary: The Renoir’s interface is attractive to look at and usable, but it lacks the sparkle of other platforms, such as Android or Symbian. In terms of its capabilities, as a camera phone it performs best in bright daylight and at low ISOs, but in low light and at higher sensitivities, it all goes horribly wrong. The underpowered flash doesn’t help here either.
Pros: Lightweight and slim, Dolby Mobile audio, Widgets bar, Clear screen, Features.
Cons: No 3.5mm headphone jack, Unresponsive touchscreen, Excessive camera phone image noise at higher sensitivities, Plastic build, Lens protrudes, 3-inch screen not up to competition.
Conclusion: LG’s Renoir KC910 is a good model, but it worth it? We would have to say it is not. The 8-megapixel camera and the rich functionality would be really attractive to the consumer if there was no competition in the class. However, in the world we are living in the mobile industry is characterized by dynamic development in all aspects and we all know that only the best live to see another day. We think that the rival Pixon is better because of the better software as a whole.
Pros: Shiny appearance, Wi-Fi
Cons: Sloppy software, Troubles with some songs and videos, The camera is not as good as the competition, You have to press the display instead of touch it, We never really managed to check our mail
Excerpt: LG has produced some stunning products to look at in recent times, from its kitchen appliances to its television range. Even its phone range has been pretty stunning to look at, if not all that in use. The LG Renoir is served up with the usual tantalising looks, including a sumptuous touchscreen. But can it live up to its billing?
Pros: One of the most recent “ iPhone beaters” – boy, has that phone had a lot of beating since its launch – the Renoir boasts an eight-meg camera with face recognition and xenon flash, eight gigs of onboard storage AND a microSD card slot. Stick that in your smug-pipe and smoke it, Apple. The camera, media player and GPS are all pretty good in their own rights, and the screen is excellent. Icing on top is provided by Dolby sound processing (not as impressive as it, er, sou...
Cons: The Renoir is a very good all-rounder but it feels a bit cheap and doesn’t have any one outstanding feature. The camera can match the Sony Ericsson C905 and Samsung M8800 Pixon for megapixels but not for the quality of results, the touchscreen-based OS and music player are fiddly and annoying compared to the iPhone, while video playback, despite better format support, suffers in comparison to the iPhone or BlackBerry Bold for what optical technicians call “niceness”. ...
Excerpt: The first thing you have to decide with the LG KC910 is whether you are going to view it as the successor to the Viewty or an iPhone killer. The latter it ain’t – the interface isn’t as sleek or intuitive as the Apple device, but it does have some serious advantages – especially if you are a keen snapper, or have a library of DivX files you would like to be able to watch on your phone whilst sweltering on the train.
Pros: 8MP camera, DivX video viewing and Dolby sound
Cons: Interface is a wee bit clunky, on-screen keyboard not always accurate, no 3.5mm jack
Excerpt: L G Renoir KC910 smartphone LG'nin en yeni kozu olarak dikkat çekiyor. Çok fonksiyonlu dokunmatik ekranlı tasarımında kurumsal olduğu kadar kişisel kullanım özellikleri de göz önünde tutulmuş. Tam internet erişimi, e-posta, aGPS ve görüntü görüşme fonksiyonları bu çok yönlü cep telefonun bazı özellikleri arasında yer alıyor.
Excerpt: Le LG KC910, également surnommé LG Renoir, est un téléphone mobile haut de gamme, compatible 3G+, WiFi, GPS et Bluetooth 2.0. Il est équipé d’un superbe écran de 3 pouces, pour une résolution de 240 × 400 pixels. Le grand intérêt du LG Renoir réside également au niveau de son capteur 8 mégapixels autofocus avec un flash au xénon et de nombreuses options de retouche d’image, ainsi qu’une prise de vidéos à 640 × 480 pixels.
Conclusion: Die Gesprächqualität des Renoirs ist etwas dumpf. Dafür geht die Sende-/Empfangsleistung voll in Ordnung. Die PIM-Funktionen des Renoirs - wenn man sie mal so nennen mag - sind auch aufgrund des großen Displays mehr als ausreichend. Die Bedienung über den 3" Touchscreen geht überwiegend flott von der Hand, wenngleich das Renoir manchmal auch etwas hakt.