Sunday, October 14, 2007

LG F9200 Review

Resembling its predecessors, the LG F9100 and F7200, the new F9200 offers a more casual and relaxed design, offering rounded corners and angles rather than strict lines and edges. Measuring 110 x 50 x 25 mm and weighing 134 g, the F9200 is also slightly larger and heavier than the former models, leaning towards the bulky side, but neither abnormally large nor small by mobile standards. Part of the dilemma facing manufacturers is creating a typing device small enough to be easily carried around, yet large enough to type on comfortably. For most consumers, the F9200 should accomplish both.

The all-gray exterior is highlighted with a standard 65K-color LCD, displaying frequently-accessed information such as time, battery strength, and reception status. Below, a 5-Way Keypad is flanked by Send, Clear, End, and Left and Right Soft Keys for quick and convenient access.

Side Keys along the left control the ringtone and speaker volume during standby and calls. On the right, an ear microphone jack allows users to talk through a handsfree headset, while a dedicated Camera Key activates the VGA (0.3-megapixel) camera lens positioned on the back, capable of capturing photos up to 640 x 480 px in size. The Charger Port is located on the bottom.

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