Excerpt: The first in-depth LG KU990 Viewty review has reached us, courtesy of CNet. After spending the last year or so focusing on designer phones, such as the LG Chocolate and LG Shine, LG are repositioning themselves in the high-tech…
Excerpt: The KU990, better known as the LG Viewty, is LG's high-end touchscreen phone, which houses a large 3-inch LCD display and a xenon-flash assisted 5-megapixel camera. It's available in a variety of colours and metallic finishes, as well as the standard black. What we like It looks and feels like a 'proper' digital camera when you're taking pictures. Pictures taken on the Viewty in daylight look sharp and well balanced.
Conclusion: The device impresses through its stylish design, which will surely attract a lot of potential buyers. I believe that LG did a great job by combining the look of a fashionistas pone with the capabilities of a camera phone. The Flash UI also adds to the unique experience that the phone offers to the owner. Overall, Viewty stands on top of LG's camera phones and probably ranks in top 5 worldwide.
Pros: Besides the high quality camera and amazing Flash UI, I believe that a good point is the fact that LG learns from its previous failures (see KG920) and takes into consideration every feedback that it gets from the users. That will surely make future models better, more stable and faster.
Cons: Unfortunately, I would've expected more from the music part of the phone and was thinking that maybe an operating system would've improve functionality of the device. Also, battery drains pretty fast when phone is used only for talking. Otherwise I believe LG K990 Viewty is a well balanced device that will blow your mind the moment you start using it.
Excerpt: The pocket-friendly 5 MP touchscreen marvel; the LG Viewty Lite is a new cheaper version of the original and expensive LG Viewty. The repackaged and renamed version, has a superb-quality 5 MP camera, but it does lack some basics so it may not win...
Excerpt: You could think of LG's KU990 Viewty, a device with a huge 3" touchscreen display, as LG's take on an iPhone killer. The phone certainly has the specs for it, including a 5MP auto-focus camera. Read on for the details.
Conclusion: It did take a while for me to come around to the ideas behind the Viewty – but now as of Monday, with the device going back tomorrow, I’m almost sad to see it go. Its not smart, and in many ways is very limited compared to the phones I’m used to. But it just works. The touchscreen input – just works, the navigation – just works. It doesn’t do anything particularly special, but everything I really need it to do – it does.
Excerpt: LG has gone from a relatively budget oriented player in the mobile phone market to a company that is something of a fashion icon alongside its Korean counterpart Samsung. The Chocolate and Shine ranges have been very successful for LG, but what we're looking at today has more akin with the Prada phone. The latest model from LG is the KU990 or Viewty is it's also known as.