Summary: The phone is a fingerprint magnet!! The material of the phone makes it get dirty very fast and you have to constantly wipe the screen off. I think that is why LG has included the cleaning tool with it which can be attached to the phone.
Summary: My main qualms with Shine have to do with its scrollwheel-based navigation system. While the wheel comes off as clever and stylish upon first glance, in practice it's much less user friendly or accurate than a boring old D-Pad or joystick. The scrollwheel isn't unusable, but its tendency to jump up or down when I pressed it (to select an item) made for many an annoying misstep.
Excerpt: After conquering the mobile market with the Chocolate concept, LG Electronics needed something completely new and revolutionary to "refresh" its handset lineup. This came in the form of LG Shine, the second mobile phone in the Black Label series, which is not black at all. The slider has been the first to feature full-metal body with mirror screen.
Pros: This is the rightful disciple of LG's Chocolate, therefore it has a classy look and average functionality. People that choose to buy LG Shine are mostly thrilled by its marvelous design and less interested by its technical specifications. Besides the great look of the device, LG made a good choice in signing a partnership with Schneider-Kreuznach, as its 2-megapixel camera performs very well under any conditions (except dark environments of course). I should also ment...
Cons: Most of the "baddies" of the phone are software-related and were described above. I could not care less that LG made one of the best-looking devices on the market as long as its firmware has so many bugs (minor and major). Anyway, if we get past these, we are left with a low capacity battery and low functionality of the USB and EDGE connectivity. Also the multimedia part is somewhat tricky to use and doesn't comply to the standards required nowadays. The phone will no...
Excerpt: The brilliant design engineers at LG have done it again. The Shine is sleek, and pocket size. Don't let its small size concern you. Everything is built-in. Antennas, Triple band GSM, MP3, digital camera and browser. Access e-mail, send IM, video messages and more. The Shine is innovative and best of all you get to pick your carrier. Check compatibility for your area.
Excerpt: I haven’t seen LG managing to create any hype around the mobile handset market. Elsewhere in the world things may be different, but in our country LG seems to be synonymous with TVs, refrigerators and microwaves. So after the failure of LG Chocolate, which wasn’t such a great product to begin with, I thought with the Shine the company is trying to make a desperate scramble. But I was wrong! The LG KE970 Shine is different. Let’s start with the form factor.
Excerpt: LG KE970, also known as the Shine, has a very striking design that fits the aura of any high-class or elite individual. But of course this does not only suit aristocrats but trendy and chic people,as well.
Excerpt: LG became something of a fashion phone maker with the "Chocolate" range of handsets and it has continued this trend with the Shine. The KE970 is a slider and it is very slim at a 13.8mm, although it measures 99.8mm tall and 50.6mm wide. It weighs 118g and most of this weigh is because of its metal exterior. If feels very solid, although the grey plastic release button for the rear cover looks out of place and should at least have been chromed.