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LG Viewty Smart (GC900) review

The next-generation of LG camera phone, not an iPhone-wannabe.

Of course, video playback will seriously deplete the battery life. As will excessive use of the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G radios. That said, the LG Viewty Smart has a degree of staying power. It relies on a replaceable and rechargeable 1000mAh cell, which will give you around five hours of talk time; 350 hours of standby.

Software

Considering the storage demands of digital photos, music and videos, the 1.5GB of internal memory on the LG Viewty Smart will quickly get swallowed up. Other core applications will also be chasing a slice, such as: voice recordings, memos, calendar entries, email attachments and games.

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APPS: LG has included a number of small productivity apps, including: a calendar, stopwatch, calculator, world clock and stopwatch

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GAMES: The LG Viewty Smart also features several games, such as Wheel Mania. You spin the wheel by shaking the phone...

The LG Viewty Smart can also store and view Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, not to mention PDFs.

Even an 8GB microSD card will boost the overall storage capacity dramatically, giving you enough space for all manner of multimedia content and any extra apps, widgets or games should they appear. (But I wouldn't hold your breath).

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Built-in Memory1.50 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 900
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Brand NameLG
Battery Talk Time5.50 Hour
Product ModelGC900 Viewty Smart
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Screen Resolution800 x 480
Weight (Approximate)102 g
Maximum Video Resolution720 x 480
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, EMS
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height108.9 mm
Width56.1 mm
Depth12.5 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time330 Hour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product NameGC900 Viewty Smart Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberGC900
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

The GC900 Viewty Smart touch screen phone is a powerful user interface that lets you control an array of mobile media with the touch of your fingertips. The large, 3" touch screen boasts gorgeous viewing possibilities for photos and DivX video. Scroll and play your music with Dolby Mobile. Take high-resolution pictures with the 8 MP digital camera. Browse the Internet. Plan your route with GPS. Everything is just a touch away.