The LG Renoir KC910 is a stunning mobile phone or perhaps we should say cameraphone given it offers a variety of quite brilliant features whilst keeping that stylish and sleek look of its predecessor, the LG Viewty. When I first saw it at the LG Renoir Event I attended, I knew straight away that this would be the best looking phone I had owned, even better than the LG Secret! Now after using the phone for just over a month now I have found it to be very strong and can stand up to those long journeys and nights out and the touch screen is beautifully crafted and has great colours which are easy on the eye.
I have worked my way through the menu on the LG Renoir and have found some very useful features. I rarely had to use the manual to look things up as navigating through the menu was very easy and convenient to use. I always feel that a phone is very personal to each person and this phone fits my needs perfectly. Some of the key features which I enjoy using on the LG Renoir are the 8-megapixel digital camera with xenon flash, Wi-Fi internet access, touch screen, geo-tagging, music, radio, GPS (using Google Maps software) and games.
The touchscreen capabilities on the LG Renoir are very responsive and make cycling through the menu so easy. The last phone I had was a Samsung which had no touchscreen capabilities and in my opinion, the touchscreen makes typing text messages and the overall usage of the phone very simple and fast to use.
The only downside to the touch screen I found is when I’m replying to a message, occasionally the response of the touchscreen is a split second slower than if you press a button on a non-touchscreen phone. As a result, I have accidentally pressed it twice and as the send button is directly under the reply button you send a blank message to the receiver. A very small thing but I imagine this is the same on most touchscreen phones, therefore, something which you will get used to very quickly as I have.
I have to say a bit about the LG Renoir 8 mega-pixel digital camera as it’s the best phone camera/cameraphone which I have used. The quality really is there for all to see and I have even stopped taking my digital camera places due to my phone camera being great for taking snaps on the go – it even has a lens cover built into the design, a very useful feature that many mobile phones overlook.
I took the Renoir to a football match the other day to test out the video quality and for capturing videos on the go, it does work really well and offer a lot of options for capturing photos and videos as well as subsequent editing and modification functions. I was also surprised how easy it was to transfer the videos and pictures onto your computer as it only took a couple of minutes using the software provided.
If you like to enjoy media on the go, then you can now leave behind your MP3 player as the music playing features of the LG Renoir include the use of Dolby Mobile, audio processing technology to ensure your music has the best playback possible – this is the first handset on the global market to feature this! If you also like or prefer to enjoy video playback on your mobile phone, then you’re also well catered for since this handset has support for both DivX and Xvid video formats which means you can enjoy high-quality video on the move without having to completely fill your 8GB memory card (included with the handset) since these formats have great compression ensuring file-sizes are kept to a minimum.
Overall after using the LG Renoir KC910 I’m very pleased and have to admit it’s the best mobile phone I have owned to date – I think that because the features are great and suit me down to the ground. It’s very stylish and easy to use even for people who rarely use mobile phones but are looking to buy one. I really do recommend the LG Renoir highly and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed by anything this phone has to offer.
Rich Barker is the founder and editor of Tech-Styling – a website about stylish gadgets and technology, some of his favourites from the past year are the Magnetic Balls (Neocube Alpha), Radio Controlled Nighthawk Helicopter and the iLogic Sound Hat.
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