Conclusion: As a very basic handset, the KS360 is passable. It will fulfil your texting and calling needs adequately once you get used to the confusing button layout and the cramped Qwerty keyboard. However, for the price, we'd recommend something more along the lines of the INQ Chat 3G which will give you easy social networking and faster connectivity for similar money.
Excerpt: LG KS360 was launched with a specific target in mind, namely youngsters that use their device mainly for texting. Boasting a full QWERTY keyboard and a partial touch display, LG KS360 looks like a toy, which was probably intended by the Korean manufacturer. There aren't many attractive things that the phone throws in for the fans of the brand, but it looks like LG ensured that the device would sell by closing an agreement with Orange for its distribution.
Pros: The highlights of the device are definitely the QWERTY keyboard, the low price, as well as the microSD slot card and the touch screen dialing function. The ergonomic built of the gadget is also worth mentioning together with some of the basic functions, which work within the parameters: Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP support, FM radio and Office document viewer.
Cons: I think the main drawbacks of the device are the low-end camera and the awkward file manager. Also, the autonomy of the battery could have been better. The integrated browser and the small screen are some of the disappointments of the slider as well. Sales Package LG KS360 handset Battery Li-Ion 800 mAh Charger 230V/EU Wired headset USB Cable CD ROM with LG PC Suite.
Conclusion: The KS360 is a noble effort from LG. The feature set is extensive, and the user interface nice and simple. But if you make extensive use of the internet and email, this may not be what the doctor ordered. But its specifications, general performance and price makes this phone a recommended one for anyone on a budget and looking for an all-round device.
Excerpt: Until now, I had never purchased nor used an LG device. I got this device out of a spirit of adventure. The QWERTY keyboard onboard such a mid-tier device was an object of fascination for me. The KS360 has ended up a bundle of surprises, and I bet that you are itching to find out for yourself. So, let’s cut to the chase… 1. GPRS/EDGE 2. 240 x 320 pixel screen + touch dialling 3. 2 megapixel camera (no flash; no autofocus) 4. Side Slider form factor 5. Bluetooth, USB 6.
Excerpt: Every year, to mark my birthday, I treat myself to a new mobile phone. Usually, it is a smartphone. This year, however, I have departed slightly from the regular pattern and gotten myself a mid-tier non-smartphone. While traditionally a Nokia and Sony Ericsson fan, I have been getting quite adventurous for some time now, straying into the territory of other manufacturers, including Palm and Samsung. Well, the adventurous streak in me is apparently still at work.
Excerpt: LG is really trying to capture the youth mid-range market by launching affordable handsets with trendy features that include semi touchscreens, total touchscreens and media capabilities galore. They’ve even managed to squeeze a QWERTY keypad into a small, affordable media-centric handset like the KS360. I’ve been waiting to see how a QWERTY on a lower end handset would work out for a regular user that has no business requirements and use it for simply texting.