Sunday, December 27, 2009

Review: LG GW620

This could be my last and final post about my LG GW620! After using the phone for almost 3 weeks, here is my final HONEST verdict of this marvelous phone!

You can totally see what i think from the smile on my face! AHAHAHHAHAHAHA

Ok, serious business now. I'm going to act like some geeky gadget blogger from the US! MUAHAHA! Okok. SERIOUS. (I wonder if you guys take me seriously lor!)

Actually i got a lot of things to say about this phone and it can go on and on and you guys will get bored reading it. Why don't i just...


Ta-dah! The LG GW620 gets a 5 out of 5 Super Mario stars from me! The end.

AHHAHAHAHAHA! Ok, i should seriously stop playing. Here's what i really got to say about the phone :D I will start with the design.

I'm going to be totally bias about the design because I really love phones with slide out Qwerty keypad. This makes typing smses SO MUCH easier and faster.

Being a blogger, I'm used to spending half my time infront of the laptop and typing non-stop. Having a qwerty keypad on my phone makes me feel comfortable typing. Especially a 5 liner keypad which this LG GW620 has. It's just like my actual laptop.

Of course, if you are used to using a touch screen phone, there is a touch screen keypad too. But what's the use of getting a phone with a physical qwerty keypad when all you want is to touch the screen? Kinda defeats the purpose right? -__-

At the top of the phone, other than the on-off/ lock button, you will see a 3.5mm jack that enables you to plug in your own earpiece. I really appreciate phones that allows you to use your own earpiece instead of their default bulky handsfree.

Next up would be the interface. If having one main screen is not enough for you, this LG GW620 has 3. I repeat, 3 main screens for you to put your icons. All you have to do is scroll the main screen left or right to access the other screen.

So instead of going to the menu, you just just place your favourite icon on either one of the 3 main screen for easy access. Talking about menu...

This LG GW620 has 2 different type of menu interface. If you are a LG user or would like something simple and your icons to be sorted out nicely, the LG home menu would be more suitable. But if you are more comfortable with the android menu...

You can choose the Android menu too. Once again, it's all about customization.

Remember how you always have to delete your sms to make space for more OR how you have to look through the whole list just to find what your friend has replied you in the morning? This phone has threaded sms which saves all your sms like a chat log, sorted by name. Isn't it so much neater and convenient?

This phone boast a 5 Megapixel auto focus camera which is amazingly clear compared to other similar phones in the market. There is also a LED flash (which you don't really need because photos still look good even in the dark!) Other features include geo tagging, Face detection, Image stabilizer, beauty shot etc.

Even if the photo turns out to be abit off-colour, there is this AMAZING photo editing function. (Note the word - Amazing) It's like having a mini photoshop on your phone! The AUTO function is more than enough to make your photo "shine" :D

See the difference! The photo on the left is taken from the camera raw, and the one on the right is after using the "auto" editing function! Doesn't the mango dessert look more appetizing? I always use this function to enhance my photos!

The LG GW620 has it's own integrated Social Network Service (SNS) It means you don't have to install twitter or facebook as it's already inside! In fact, you can go to your friend's profile through their phone contact! The updates are REAL TIME! :D

Another unique feature would be the Face tagging. It's just like facebook where you can tag a person's face and it will link to their profile. (In this case, contacts!) All you have to do is just tag a person once, and it can identify the same face in other photos! If you want to call someone, just press on his face in the photo :D

The browser loads exactly like what you see on your computer. The Android OS and Google browser provide one of the fastest web connections. You can also upload pictures and videos in seconds, and stream movies without lag!

This phone is LG's first android phone. There is this android market which holds thousands of applications for you to download and customize your phone. A simple analogy would be this phone is an empty pail, and you fill it with what you need. It's just like the iPhone application store. For me, I install MSN, twitter and games!

Android is acquired by Google, so there is like Google apps such as Youtube where you can view youtube videos on the go! (Plus you can plug in your own earpiece!)

Other Google app would be the Google Map! It's REALLY useful when you need to find the location of a place! However there are limitations to it. You need to be connected through data usage or WIFI for it to work, other than that. It's perfect.

Battery life is consider good. Claire's LG can last her for 2 and a half days with normal usage and frequent use of WIFI and data. However mine last for only 1 day due to my constant usage of my data plan to watch videos and go online.

Watch this cute introduction video of the LG GW620! (Damn cute can!)

Having said so much about the phone. Here's my final verdict.
Disclaimer: I'm not raving about the phone because I'm paid to advertise for this phone, but i'm saying this because this phone is one of the best phone that i have ever use. I bet the other 5 bloggers would agree with me.
My verdict: This phone is practical, and user friendly. Love the combination of a touch screen and Qwerty keypad. It has everything for someone like me. Perfect with a data plan. Battery life may seem abit short, but at least it last for a day.

If I have to rate it out of 5 stars,

I would still give it 5 out of 5 Super Mario stars :D