Likes: Stylish, Value for money, Great function, Good Camera
Dislikes: Some lag time, Battery Life
LG was never a popular brand for mobile phones. But they are creating phones that are increasingly user friendly and stylish, yet maintaing an affordable price.
The LG secrets is the epitomy of what LG has hope to achieve in their phone for the past 5 years. The LG Secret KF750 is part of LG’s Black Label Series phone. It’s motto: “Style that Last”
Looks wise, Secrets is a solid and attractive phone. This is one phone which uses material previously only found in higher end cars. Tampered glass, leather and Carbon Fibre. The feel is solid enough, unlike some of the slide phones which feels like they’ll break anytime.
I’m typically skeptical of slide phones, as the sliding mechanism tend to get cranky over time. My LG set has been with me for over 6 months now and well, I still love the way it slides open each time.
There is a four-way navigation pad that surrounds the center key which are touch-sensitive. It is keenly sensitive and the phone vibrates with stylish lighting of neon light to let you know when you have tap a key. A small problem I sometime encouter is the touch sensitive key being activated when it touches my face while holding the phone to my ear. This sometimes put my call on hold. I overcome this problem by putting the phone slightly away from my face.
Secrets hold a 5 megapixel camera that is surprisingly good and clear. The auto focus function take a little long (about 1.5 to 2 secs) compared to the Sony Erricson phones. But picture quality wise, it’s as good as a C902.
While there is noo Xenon Flash, the LED flash is pleasantly bright enough for most shots and I’ve a good time with it. The night function works well, with the regret that the phone’s slim size means it cannot be place on a table top for a more steady shot.
Video taking is even more attractive at 120 frames per second. LG secrets comes with several editing tools and a movie maker. Most people would use their computers for these editing, but it can be fun at times to spontaneously make a slideshow complete with music on the train or on the bus.
Secrets comes with a weird touch screen function which is activated with the “touch media” function. Which means touch screen can only be used for Music, FM radio, Photos, Documents and Games. Most Exciting are the accelerometer-based game which works a little like a mini Wii on Hand phone. Just make sure your secrets don’t fly off your hands.
LG secrets is sturdy to carry and can withstand small knocks with no problem. The battery life however last a mere 48 hours generally. If you use the accelerometer games or camera, then expect to charge it every night. Signal Strength is not fantastic with secrets and you need to consider seriously if the signal strength at your area is a problem. Otherwise, it should work well in most city areas.
One major complaint I have is the the phone then to lag a little (about 0.3- 0.5 secs), especially when the touch buttons are used. That being said, with so many function and great looks at a wonderful price, that’s something I can live happily with.