Sunday, October 14, 2007

LG CU320 Review

Measuring 97 x 48 x 24 mm and weighing 122 g, the CU320 is also slightly larger and heavier than most devices on the market, offering more bulk to carry around. But then again, the CU320 was designed for a different type of user, those who value functionality over form.

Displaying a brilliant 2-inch LCD, users can view essential information such as network status, time, and battery levels in 262K-colors, also providing indications for incoming calls and messages alerts.

Above, a built-in 1.3-megapixel camera captures photos from front to back, rotating about a 180-degree vertical range. Snapping images with the viewfinder pointed in the same or opposite direction of the lens, awkward angles, self-portraits, or group shots are as simple as turning the lens.

Surrounded by Send, End / Power, Clear, and Left and Right shortcut keys, the 5-way directional keypad also doubles as quick keys to open messages or launch the WAP browser (when held down).

On the left, side keys to control the ringtone and speaker volumes during standby and calls are nearby a TransFlash expansion slot, able to accept cards up to 512 MB in size. Above a headset jack offers handsfree access with optional headphones. On the right, a dedicated Camera Key activates the lens, while a Task Menu Key quickly accesses saved or managed errands. Sliding open to reveal the numeric keypad, the CU320 offers comfortable text messaging or chatting aided by T9 predictive text.

Out of the box, the LG CU320 comes with a standard 1000 mAh Li-Ion Battery, Travel Charger, Quick Start Guide, and User Manual.

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