LG KP500 in the Test

Touchscreen phones are commonly considered quite expensive representative of their species. LG shows that there is another way, now with the KP500: for only 229 euros without a contract, the elegant model over the counter moves.

  1. LG KP500 in the test
  2. Data sheet

For the extra cost, there is a three-inch, crisp-sharp display and to a sexy form factor with excellent processing. You are looking for metal parts while in vain, but the fine soft touch surfaces of the KP500 ensuring a good feeling and a secure grip when operating. This fits also the flat design and the low weight of only 91 grams.

Not only the fancy hardware, but also the ease of use, which can be done via finger completely easily almost completely succeeded. LG hid a Bedienstick yet as a precautionary measure at the bottom of the KP500. In addition, only the buttons for the calls and the volume, the Favorites menu and the screen lock are designed as Hardkeys.

Questions about the operation

Also the user interface of the LG, which comes with two different representations of the standby is extremely user-friendly. While the one with widgets, so the program shortcuts for the calendar, music player, or even the notes, is used for speed dialing and is achieved with one simple stroke of the finger across the screen: Here you can represent eight contacts on the display as icon or photo.

Also the remaining operation poses no major issues, only the response to input could go just a tad bit faster. Also the equipment LG can be no slouch and pretty much everything that belongs in this price class de rigueur bought the quad-band phone. So, EDGE and Bluetooth are also on board as an email client and a Web browser.

The user can not only traditionally enter Web addresses or messages about a block of numbers on the display, but also an on-screen QWERTY keyboard in landscape mode. Thanks to motion sensor suffice for this easy-to-turn the KP500, then the prompt will change automatically.

Common goodies on board

The integrated 3-megapixel camera is simply furnished, but it’s good for casual snapshots. A player, as well as the FM radio provide the musical entertainment.

And finally, the LG has still the usual goodies on board, such as calculators, calculator or even a stop watch. A memory card is missing though, but software and a USB data cable for the synchronization with the PC.

Especially given the large and bright display, the KP500 at the endurance results achieved deserves kudos: around 15 days it remains on reception, talks can continue in the E-network up to 7:30 hours. Smaller reception weaknesses are only drawback.

LG KP500

Manufacturer LG
Price €159.00
Rating 323.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

 

 

 

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Touchscreen / multitouch capable /
Qwert keyboard
User interface proprietary
internal memory (MB) 49
Memory card slot MicroSD
Battery type / replaceable battery Li-ion /.
Java engine
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Memory card size
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
DISPLAY
Width x height (mm) 39 x 65
Resolution (pixels) 240 x 400
Number of colors / type 262144 / TFT
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / /
HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps) /
Wi-Fi standard
Bluetooth
Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer / /
Handsfree / headset / A2DP / /
Phone book access, generic access / SIM access / /
USB / storage / charging via USB / /
IrDA / headset connection /
PHONE FUNCTIONS
Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection / /
Situation profile (number) / flight mode 4-6 /.
MESSAGING
SMS / MMS / E-Mail client / /
SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder 500 /.
E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send /
PIM
Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number) 2 / 5 / 2
Appointment management / notes / to do list / /
Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML / /
WEB BROWSER
Web browser / WAP /
CAMERA
Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels) / 3.1
Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light / /
Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS / 320 x 240 / 25
MUSIC AND VIDEO
Music player / FM radio / video player / /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / / K.a..
MULTIMEDIA OTHER
Number games / TV receiver / video telephony 4 / /
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / license / route planner / /
MEASURED VALUES
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) -0.43 / 0,407
ENDURANCE
Stand by time (days) 15
typical endurance (hours) 4:15
Talk time D-network 5:36 am
Talk time E network 7:33 am
Talk time UMTS network 0:00
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Weight (grams) 91
Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm 107 x 56 x 13
TEST RESULTS
Endurance (max. 115) sufficient (64)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 38
Endurance standby (35) 26
Facilities (max. 175) sufficient (113)
System [: (15)] 7
Scope of delivery (10) 4
Display (25) 22
Connectivity (20) 10
Phone functions (15) 12
Messaging (15) 11
PIM (15) 12
Office (5) 4
Web browser (10) 7
Camera (15) 8
Music and video (15) 14
Multimedia miscellaneous (5) 2
Navigation (10) 0
Handling (max. 125) satisfactory (92)
Manageability (40) 37
User interface (60) 39
Processing quality (20) 13
Documentation / support (5) 3
Measured values (max. 85) sufficient (54)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 23
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 0
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 16.5
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 14.5
connect judgment (max. 500 points) sufficient (323)
tested in connect 04/09

 

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