Conclusion: Well, this an impressive handset with a stylish and innovative design that we should've expected from LG. It looks even better than the Chocolate and offers more functionality, but unfortunately has the same bugs and even more. Just like its predecessor, LG KE970 will probably "Shine" this year raising the Korean company's revenues until a new Black Label series' handset will be born.
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...
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. I also experienced a little bit of creak on this otherwise solid handset when pressing...
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: 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.
Review: LG's KE970 Shine Slider with Schneider-Kreuznach Lens
21 June 2007
Excerpt: LG has made its Black Label handsets the flagship devices from the company, and has recently expanded the range with the new Shine series. With stainless steel and mirrored surfaces, Sam takes the KE970 Shine slider out for a spin.
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.