LG Cookie Fresh review

Can a low cost touchscreen handset deliver the goods?

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For a handset with so few advanced features it is perhaps not surprising that the battery life is reasonable. LG has economised and provided just a 900mAh cell, but that seemed to be enough to keep our review sample going for three days of average use.

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If you use the music player or FM radio a lot you may find you need to charge more frequently, though.


The range of organiser features is fairly standard for a handset in this price range.

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There's a calendar to which you can add dates fairly easily, and a task manager that helps you keep a handle on those things that don't have a definite target date.

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There's also LG's Date Finder, which we've seen on other handsets and like the idea of, but can never really find a use for. You can simply ask it what date is a specified number of days after any given date.

For example, what date is 58 days from today? Like we said, we are sure it has potential, but we've never found it.

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You can set multiple alarms, and there's a voice recorder, little memo maker and a drawing panel too, onto which you can make handwritten notes. In addition there's a calculator, unit converter and stopwatch to help you keep your life under control.

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Connecting to your PC is achieved via a USB cable, which comes in the box. LG's PC Suite software is on hand for synchronising calendar and contacts data. Connect the phone and PC and you can install it directly from the handset.

You can synchronise music via a PC link too, though it's just as easy to copy music to a microSD card manually because the handset has no trouble finding it.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Rear Camera Resolution2 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourWhite, Orange
Brand NameLG
Battery Talk Time5.50 Hour
Product ModelGS290 Cookie Fresh
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Screen Resolution240 x 400
Weight (Approximate)89 g
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeMMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, SMS (Short Message Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height108 mm
Width52.9 mm
Depth12.5 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time390 Hour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product NameGS290 Cookie Fresh Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberGS290.AGBRLU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

Like its popular predecessor, the LG Cookie, the new LG Cookie Fresh (GS290) offers creativity and fun to your mobile touchscreen experience. The LG Cookie Fresh not only comes with a smoother and more streamlined style, soft outer grip with rounded edges but also contains easy-to-use functions designed to help users keep in touch with their friends, irrespective of time and place, through a visually dynamic, interactive experience.