LG Viewty Snap GM360 review

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

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Web browsing on the LG Viewty Snap GM360 isn't the best experience you'll ever have.

Neither Wi-Fi nor 3G are featured here and their absence means that all pages are excruciatingly slow to load. Particularly detailed pages, such as the Tech Radar home page, seem to take an age to become readable.

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What's more, the resistive screen is pretty unresponsive when it comes to moving around within a page.

Zooming is annoying too. In principle, you can simply call up the Zoom bar and then sweep it to zoom in and out of a page. However, unless your fingers are very small, you'll find it difficult to get precisely the level of zoom you want.

If you prefer to switch your reading angle, there's no accelerometer, but there is an option to switch into widescreen view. There's also a full screen view option to make the most of the space that's available. Oh, and there's no text reflowing either, so you often have to scroll horizontally to read web pages.

LG viewty snap gm360 web browser

On top of all that, the LG Viewty Snap GM360 actually reset itself a couple of times while we were web browsing. Yes, Opera Mini is hidden away in an apps menu, and this does give a better browsing experience, but it's also hampered by the lack of Wi-Fi and 3G. We doubt you'd want to use the internet on the LG Viewty Snap GM360 at all unless you were really desperate.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
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
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