Excerpt: LG is known to pull no punches when it comes to dazzling designs. And the KF510 looks nothing less than spectacular. A shiny metallic finish, a classy silver strip running around the edge, and a black-gray gradient on the front and back… flamboyance could well be its middle name. The device is thin enough at 104.5 x 49.5 x 10.9 mm, but at 91g it's also a bit heavy for its size. So far so good, but does it live up to its looks? Let's find out.
Conclusion: Put any other phone next to this and it would be like putting a FIAT next to a Ferrari. Actually because this phone's lacking 3G it's more like a Ferrari with a FIAT's engine. There, that's a better analogy.
Pros: Wait a minute that's the LG Shine KE970 isn't it? Actually it's an update of the Shine but this time it comes with touch-sensitive keys and an improved 3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus. It proves a winning formula - the metallic body, LED-illuminated keypad, slick slider action and After Eight-thin 10.9mm body give it an upper-class feel, while the camera takes super-sharp shots, and the integrated music player spits out ear-tickling audio...
Cons: ...as long as you invest in a set of quality third-party headphones and adapter. Seriously, the bundled earbuds do the sound quality about as much justice as a Formula 1 steward. And while this may be upper class in the style stakes, it's definitely only cattle class in the features department with the lack of full-on 3G (there's only EDGE) proving unforgivable.
Summary: LG’s KF510 is an interesting device that provides a well-implemented touchpad control system. The lighting effects are a nice touch, but this isn’t the greatest phone in terms of features. However, it represents good value at this price.
Summary: LG hat mit dem Chocolate Phone die Handy-Sensortasten erstmals in Deutschland eingeführt und dieses Stilelement seit dem immer wieder verwendet. So auch beim Sliderhandy LF510, dessen schlichte Zahlentastatur ebenfalls eindeutig die Design-Handyschrift des Chocolate Phones trägt. Umhüllt wird das KF510 zum Teil von einem Metallkorpus, sodass es auch derbe Stöße locker wegsteckt. Unschön nur, dass der Akkudeckel ein wenig wackelt.