LG Viewty Snap GM360 review

Can a featurephone still cut it against the budget Android brigade?

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We've already seen how the LiveSquare screen and the favourite people screen can provide you quick access to your top friends and contacts.

A quick tap on the Contacts icon at the bottom of any of the three main screens gives you access to your full database of contacts, and it's easy to add new contact details to the handset.

Social networking is catered for and there's a fair range of services included.

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You'll have to be patient with them, though. The Twitter application, for example, is a Java app that takes a little while to load. Then you have to wait even longer to log in. There are further periods of waiting to endure if you want to look at mentions, or to search.

It's poor in comparison to Twitter apps on Android handsets.

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There's a dedicated Facebook client too, but this also suffers. It feels slow and clunky in comparison to using Facebook on faster handsets with better, larger and more responsive touch screens. We wouldn't really want to rely on it.

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Still, the handset didn't drop the connection on voice calls, and we had no trouble having a voice-based conversation using the phone.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory60 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Brand NameLG
Battery Talk Time5 Hour
Product ModelGM360 ViewtySnap
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Screen Resolution240 x 400
Weight (Approximate)87 g
Maximum Video Resolution320 x 240
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, EMS
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height108 mm
Width53.1 mm
Depth12 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time300 Hour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product NameGM360 ViewtySnap Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberGM360.AGBRBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk