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LG KC910 Renoir review

 Review: October 2008  
 

Last updated June 2009

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: The LG Renoir is the first 8 megapixel touchscreen phone. Added benefits include 3G video calling, a high quality video camera with slow motion effects, an MP3 player, an FM radio, Dolby Mobile, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps for broadband internet speeds, Assisted-GPS and an 8GB memory card. This is one of the most powerful multimedia devices ever created.

Best buy: LG KC910 Renoir from Amazon Marketplace UK (£102.93)

 

The LG KC910, released at the end of October 2008, is the replacement for the LG Viewty. We loved the Viewty, and we love the KC910 too! The KC910 is nicknamed the "Renoir". Renoir was a famous impressionist painter (you knew that, didn't you?) and so the name gives us a clue that the KC910 is a pioneering imaging device. It's LG's first phone to have an 8 megapixel camera, and it pushes the highly capable photographic capabilities of the Viewty to new heights.

The Renoir looks very similar to the Viewty. It's a flat touchscreen phone that's slightly larger than the Viewty, but more compact than the iPhone 3G. Weighing 110g, it's a fairly weighty phone, but feels about right for its size. Remember that heavier phones are better for taking photos, as you can hold them steadier. The size of the phone also gives space for a large LCD display - an important factor in a camera phone, and a fact that also makes the touchscreen user interface easier to use. The screen is exactly the same size as the Viewty in fact - 3 inches across, with a high resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. We like the touchscreen user interface very much. It uses haptic (vibration) feedback to confirm that you've pressed a "button" on the virtual screen. New users may take a little while to get up to speed, but after some practice you should be able to text just as quickly as using a numeric keypad. Some things may be slightly trickier, but the sheer pleasure of using a virtual on-screen QWERTY keyboard and buttons more than compensates for this. The phone also supports T9 predictive text via a virtual keypad, and you can use handwriting recognition if you prefer. There are real buttons below the touchscreen, so you should have no problem turning the phone on and answering calls!

The Renoir launches one full year after the Viewty, and LG haven't been lazing about these past 12 months - far from it. There are many improvements and new features in the Renoir. Headlining these is the upgrade of the camera to 8 megapixels. This makes the Renoir into a superb camera phone, with a high quality Schneider-Kreuznach lens, autofocus, xenon flash and new features such as face tracking and beauty shot. The xenon flash is a much more powerful flash than conventional LED flashes, and gives substantially improved after-dark shots, especially when used with the camera sensitivity at its maximum setting of ISO 1600 . Beauty Shot is a very innovative feature that automatically detects faces, brightens them and removes spots and other imperfections. Now all your friends can be as beautiful as you already are! Another camera feature makes imaginative use of the touchscreen UI. Called Touch Shot, it enables you to focus on an object by touching it on screen. The shutter fires when you remove your finger from the screen. The result of all this new technology and gadgets is that the Renoir can easily take pictures that are good enough to print. It may not beat a dedicated digital camera, but with photos this good, will anyone care? The Renoir also features an outstanding video camera too. With the ability to capture video at 120 frames per second, you can then playback in slow motion for fun or special effects. 3G video calling is also supported.

But there's much more to the KC910 than just its camera. This is the first mobile to feature Dolby Mobile. This brand new technology from Dolby processes sound to enhance music, in particular by boosting bass output. The music player can play virtually all popular digital music formats including MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC++ & WMA. It can also play back video in DivX and Xvid formats so that you can watch movies on your phone. An FM radio is built in too, so you have a very wide range of music and video options available.

We're delighted to see that the Renoir has even more memory than the Viewty, which was already pretty well endowed. The Renoir has 100 MB of built-in memory, and comes supplied with an 8GB microSD memory card too. This is capable of storing around 2,000 MP3 tracks, or even more if you use a compressed format such as WMA. The maximum phonebook capacity has been increased too, up to 1,000 entries.

The connectivity options of the Renoir are excellent as well. It's one of the few phone to offer full speed HSDPA, giving download speeds up to 7.2 Mbps. In addition to the standard USB and Bluetooth connections, it's also WiFi-enabled, so you can connect wirelessly to a home or office network, or access a WiFi hotspot in your local cafe or pub. The combination of fast internet access and the super-large LCD screen makes the Renoir a formidable platform for mobile internet access. Whether you're web browsing or accessing email, the Renoir is a good device to be using. The email application supports attachments, and you can view TXT, PDF, DOC, PPT & XLS documents on the phone. It may not beat a BlackBerry if you're a corporate emailer, but for many users it will be an excellent choice. The Renoir makes web information available using so-called Widgets. Widgets can be used to display live content such as the local weather forecast.

If all this was not enough, the Renoir also comes with Assisted GPS. This puts it on a par with the very highest spec phones out there - the Nokia N96, The Samsung Omnia and the Sony Ericsson X1. Unlike its competitors, the LG isn't a smartphone, and this is both its strength and a weakness. It means that the user interface is fast and responsive, and that the operating system is a lot more stable. It also means that the number of applications that you can download is limited. But with a phone that already does so much out of the box, we think that most users will be happy. Just one thing: the quoted battery life of the KC910 is significantly shorter than the Viewty, and when you consider how many things the phone does, it isn't really surprising. Just bear this in mind when you choose your phone.

We are super-impressed with the KC910 Renoir. It's definitely a candidate for phone of the year 2008, and was one of the biggest sellers in the 2008/2009 winter season.


LG KC910 Renoir features include:

  • 8 megapixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens, autofocus and xenon flash
  • Video recording (MPEG4, 320 x 240 pixels, 120 frames/second)
  • 3G video calling (VGA camera, 30 frames/second)
  • Touch sensitive screen: TFT LCD, 262k colours, 240 x 400 pixels (3 inches)
  • Music player (MP3/AAC/AAC+/AAC++/WMA formats) with Dolby Mobile
  • FM radio
  • Assisted GPS with geo-tagging of photos
  • Speakerphone
  • Voice recording
  • Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
  • T9 predictive text
  • Document viewer (TXT, PDF, DOC, PPT, XLS)
  • Ringtones: 72 voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
  • Wallpaper
  • Java 2.0 games
  • Phonebook (1000 names)
  • Memory: 100 Mbytes plus 8 Gbyte microSD memory card
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, Bluetooth 1.2, WiFi
  • Internet: WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 12, EDGE, 3G HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
  • Vibration alert
  • Triband (GSM 900/1800/1900) plus 3G HSDPA
  • Size: 108 x 55 x 14.5 mm
  • Weight: 110g
  • Talktime: 3 hours
  • Battery standby: 264 hours

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LG KC910 Renoir user reviews

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Reviewed by guy from UK on 22nd Aug 2011
Worst phone ever. Cannot take photos as one day it just stopped and left hannging on the "loading" screen and only way out is to remove the battery. Does not recoginise the memory card. Goes into standby too quickly, and locks. Interface is garbage and sloooow to scroll photos in thumbnail view. I'd rate zero if that were possible. If you by for camera; we warned it will break one day.
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Reviewed by sharra from UK on 13th Aug 2011
lovee it!
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Reviewed by Annomous from UK on 10th Aug 2011
i was gifted this phone and i was very pleased, i think its an excellent phone and has got an excellent camera... if you buy this phonne you will have no problems ... and will enjoy using it. Good Phone or should i say Wxcellent phone.
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Reviewed by Branden from UK on 7th Aug 2011
the camera is amazing but the touch screen is terrible :P get an iphone nothing beats it!!!!
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Reviewed by Tapan K Sarma from UK on 25th Jul 2011
I brought it 5 months back. My priority was GPS. But it does not work! IN menu no button is there to lunch GPS. In settings menu, only ask AGPS or something. Very Very unhappy
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Reviewed by O Harrow from UK on 12th May 2011
The Worst mobile I ever owned. Although it says it's tri-band - its not - won't work in the USA - extremely annoying as I spend 2/3rds of the month in the US!!! I had to take my old mobile with me to use for the whole 18months of the contract. Despite many calls to LG in the beginning, they assured me the phone was fine and would work 'next time' i went to the US. only after 14month suffering, did someone actually tell me that the phone would never work in the states as it was only dual band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT! why not tell me in the beginning!!!
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Reply by Kava from Australia on 23rd Feb 2014
Mine works in the US on the AT&T network. I had to unlock it first, which Virgin did for free.

Reviewed by Sassy Lylie from UK on 10th Apr 2011
This phone is rubbish
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Reviewed by luke from UK on 17th Feb 2011
this is a wind-up phone. but you can't wind it up when the batteries don't work. the humour is worth 2 stars though, hence the score. lg i salute you.
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Reviewed by Crs from UK on 26th Nov 2010
IT wiped my memory card, which really upset me as I was just about to get some pictures of my cat who had recently died from it. LG couldn't have given less that all my photos had been lost. They just said 'OH its an issue we know about'. Its been very reliable, but the camera is rubbish. My Nokia N95 was so much better. Think I'm going to steer clear of LG phones now.
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Reviewed by Adam from UK on 18th Nov 2010
I got this phone last year and this was my first ever touch phone. What attracted me to it was the 8 mp camera. The phone I had previously was the Nokia N95 and that had a great camera on it so I wanted somthing that was going to be on a par with the Nokia camera or even better. However the camera isn't as good as you would think. It is a good camera however the nokia N95 took better quality pictures. The video quality was terrible, it was all blocky. Apart from that the phone was working fine for the first couple of months then aspects of it started to not function properly. The earphones stopped working for no reason and I was angry about this as I use phones as mp3 players a lot. I started to receive texts days later after they have been sent. This was not the network, it was the phone because I have never had this problem before. Somtimes found it hard to send texts as well. At the last couple of months of my contract the phone's touch screen totally stopped working so in the end I had to get a cheap one until my contract ran out. In all I think it was a good phone if it didn't break for no reason.
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Reviewed by TL Sankar from UK on 28th Oct 2010
+ camera good in n8 + pwrful Xenon + excellent in video clarity - except abv 3, all r -
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Reviewed by sav from UK on 26th Sep 2010
Got this phone almost 17 months and it's the worse phone ever can't wait to get rid. It cuts off wen talking to people says it's turned off wen it isn't takes for ever on internet wen it wants to work. It's also been back to shop to get sorted and still no better.
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Reviewed by Jennifer from UK on 19th Sep 2010
Battery is Very Very Poor..., Goes off in 1Hr...
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Reviewed by Cherri from UK on 27th Jul 2010
Having read all the reviews I have to completely disagree with the negative comments posted about this phone, I've had the Renoir now for over 12 months and still to this day think it's the best phone I've ever had. I've never had problems with the battery, mine still lasts 2 days before it needs charging again and I use it alot, it doesn't switch itself off, it's not slow, the camera is the best feature of the phone, it saves me going out and buying a digital camera, the picture quality is amazing. Touch screen has never had to be re-calibrated since i've had it, it never freezes, it's never slow, the camera never freezes. Th comments below do not do this phone justice, every phone has it's faults, there is no perfect phone....if you have a fault with it, send it back (within warranty!) Texting on a touch screen is generally difficult anyway because I have big fingers so I rotate and use the querty keyboard, much easier. I've never had a problem with bad signal and I travel all over the country. The ringing tone is quiet for a phone but then I knew that when I bought it because I was told so but it's still not a negative point. I would recommend this phone to anyone, in fact I'm about to buy my daughter one for her birthday.
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Reviewed by Daddy Fat Sax from UK on 24th Jul 2010
I've had this phone for 12 months now and i've got to say that it is really poor. The touchscreen is horrible, its so unresponsive. Its slow, the camera is good but not amazing. Internet browing is poor, again very slow. Music on the phone is probably the worst on anyu phone. Everything is mixed up. If your looking of games, apps etc, forget it this phone has none. There is nothing good about this phone, and right now its broke, it shuts down on its own. I can charge it to the max but it'll still shut down. And it shuts off automatically when doing anything that the phone is for as in make phone calls, text, music etc. The worst phone ever.
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Reviewed by Rob from UK on 12th Jul 2010
Good points but mainly bad points, battery useless and whole phone is slow
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Reviewed by Jason from UK on 6th Jul 2010
Originally I loved this phone. Then the warranty ended and the problems began. All the freezes and faults that have already been mentioned, now the touch screen has completly died making the phone USELESS!!!! I still have 8 months of my contract left with a phone that is a paperweight!! Oh yeah battery died at about 13mths old and so hard to get a genuine part I ended up getting a non gen part cause it was quicker and easier, retailers were telling me to go on ebay to find a genuine part!! It is going to cost me more but im going back to a nokia or sony cause ive never had a prob with those, my nokia from 5yrs ago still has its original battery!!! TRY HARDER LG <1 star
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Reviewed by LOVE IT! from UK on 22nd Jun 2010
i love this phone, and i use all of the apps on it, i love the camera because my my camera runs out of charge i just use my phone camera, and the music is great, and its really easy to use, the best thing about it is, i am on pay-as-you go, and i dont get free internet, but i found out that you can use Wi-Fi for free, which is great:) i think you should get this phone, i chose it over the blackberry and am still happy i got it :)
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Reviewed by Caz from UK on 9th Jun 2010
Had this phone for approx 1 year and quite like it until now. Recently developed the same problems with the battery that many are complaining about and now i'm sick of it! Battery now lasts only a couple of hours, even less if used to send more than a few texts or call someone for more than a couple of minutes. Now using an old phone instead, can't wait until my contract ends!
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Reviewed by pw/RENOIR from UK on 5th Jun 2010
freaking phone! i only have for 6 months and my battery is dead and my screen is not working anymore! i regret choosing this phone for my new line! damn renoir!
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Reviewed by cesar from UK on 2nd Jun 2010
the phone works well ... The camara freezes every other day...
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Reviewed by YORKIE from UK on 1st Jun 2010
I've had the LG Renoir now for coming up to 18 months. Not a bad phone all in all.After 8 months had a problem with the battery and had to charge it about 10 times a day and couldn't make a call without phone shutting down. Got a new battery and all was great until a couple of months later when it had the same problem. Now on my 3rd battery and looking forward to contract end to get a new phone. Recently phone problems as in unable to send messages or to enter other files as the touch screen is automatically going to phone book and dialling one person as unable to ring anyone else.
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Reviewed by Steve from UK on 25th May 2010
Warning - The touch screen will develop an ever worsening and eventually crippling fault - Good luck trying to repair!!! PS I loved it when it worked!!
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Reviewed by shalinder from UK on 24th May 2010
I am impressed to this mobile
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Reviewed by Jack, Sheffield, Uk from UK on 21st May 2010
Only thing that stands out to me about this phone is the camera. Apart from that, disappointing.
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Reviewed by Kava Crosson-Elturan from UK on 20th May 2010
My phone's been fine in the first 2 months of ownership. It sounds like a lot of the problems listed below stem from battery aging effects. I'll just buy a new battery if it starts acting up. I'm a Java developer and have been making my own apps for this phone, which is working brilliantly. It's a bit tricky installing some more complex java apps such as we-travel's GPS nav system. Complaints: 1. Installation of big java packages should be a no-brainer one-click deal 2. When scrolling through lists, all too often items are selected when you hesitate with the scrolling 3. slowwww DIVX converter required to load vids (doesn't take straight AVIs) 4. Call quality is low (not sure if that's a network prob, I'm with Virgin AU) 5. Some carriers don't include general permissions for running unverified java programs (but mine does, so neutral on this) 6. Browser doesn't allow image saving 7. Camera makes stupid noise when focused and again when pic taken, EVEN WITH SILENT MODE ON! wtf... Praises: 1. Nice quality and very capable phone 2. Acceptably fast processor for a small device (est. around 188MHz, equivalent to a 1996 PC) 3. Easy to develop java apps for 4. Lots of online support reference material 5. Engineering menu available (google it + KC910) 6. I got soaked with a saltwater wave, it got a little wet and didn't die 7. Way better than my old clamshell... 8. Texting is easy when you rotate 90° QWERTY 9. Way cheaper than the iPhone, and open to developers (read: lots of free content!) 10. Browser loaded my blog through WIFI pretty well except youtube content (there's a separate youTube app)
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Reviewed by from UK on 10th May 2010
dont buy!!!! my touch went after 7 week and my mates have had the same problem
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Reviewed by Nina from UK on 8th May 2010
Bought the phone has great features such as the camera, video and wifi. however about 6 months down the road the battery has turned out to be faulty. wheneven the phone is taken off the charger(mains) the phone switchs off when connected to wifi, using camera,calling and texting. i thought a phone at this price would have a longer battery life...overall am not too impressed!!
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Reviewed by paul lewis from UK on 24th Apr 2010
Bought this phone 2nd hand of ebay paid £50 for it and its the best £50 i spent. Touch screen is fine if you use the stylus camera is top notch music player A1 Internet experiance a dream I would gladly reccomend this phone
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Reviewed by Cat from UK on 16th Apr 2010
I have this phone and I really regret buying it. It's costing me £25 a month for a heap of junk. So im using an old nokia just so I can text people as it's extreamly irratating to do so on a LG Renoir. Like a lot of people, when I text people I do it at lightning speed and this is imposible to do on this phone as it can't keep up with you. The camera is good. But it's extremly slow when playing music or viewing vidoes/images. I sent mine off for repair a few months ago as it decided to not let me read any of my texts. It's not back yet and now I miss it :/ was hoping they would send me a new phone but I havn't heard anything from then in 3 months! daym!
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Reviewed by Pete from UK on 6th Apr 2010
I previously reviewed the Renoir 3 days into ownership and was initially impressed. Am I still? Well ... yes :) but then I haven't had any problems with mine. Other than the usual gripes about slow menus and sometimes poor battery life. Although the camera quality is excellent (for a camera/phone), there are a few camera functions that are irritating - blink detection if your subject is stood in front of a moving object (just switch it off - blink detection that is, not the moving object). And probably the most irritating ... the flash ... yes you can switch it off, but then it just seems to automatically switch itself back on for the next shot ... so annoying! Battery life in low/no-signal areas is pitiful - standby time is often reduced to about 2 - 3 hours. Other than that, I still think the phone is great. Ok, so if you are phoning an automated call handler (press 1 for ...) then yes you do have to constantly keep unlocking your phone (which is annoying), but it 's a touch-screen phone that otherwise you'd be pressing to the side of your head and could be activating all sorts of unknown options ... how do other phones handle this? (I don't honestly know - this is my first touch-screen phone). As far as I'm concerned it's a trade-off I'm willing to make to have the convenience of a big LCD-touch-screen :) Not had any problems with the PC software - it IS a bit clunky and could certainly do with being radically updated, but it's not as bad as some I've used in the past. Can't understand why this phone seems to have dropped off the face of the earth though!
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Reviewed by gaz from UK on 30th Mar 2010
simply put this phone is rubbish, the camera was broken after 2 weeks and the gps never worked i have had 4 lg phones in the past and all of them seemed to be cheaply made and did not last very long and they were not dropped, abused etc no not very good i will go back to trusty nokias.
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Reviewed by Soph from UK on 29th Mar 2010
terrible phone. after having it a few months, and taking good care of it. camera doesn't work, it denies having a memory card, when there is nothing wrong with the memory card. sometimes i dont receive texts for a whole day or more, sometimes my texts dont send, sometimes calls dont work, sometimes it turns itself off, and it freezes all the time
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Reviewed by franky from UK on 3rd Mar 2010
i love this phone best phone ive had xxx
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Reviewed by Payam from UK on 2nd Mar 2010
Yeah, It's Kind of rubbish, Touch Screen usually have problem after one year and hope the guaranty change it otherwise u should pay for touch, Quality of touch screen is poor and the Sensitivity is poor. sometimes it didn't work as u want. camera is like good 5 Mega pixel and the space that is shown in the screen is smaller than the picture that it get (means u don't see some thing in the scrren but when u shoot and look at the picture u see it's taken more space) and sometimes sms go to out box and stay in sending mode and u can't cancel or delete it !!! u can't delete most recently used sms number even with master reset (from system menu) !!! sometimes it's reset for many times for itself and is happy !!!
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Reviewed by Paul from UK on 26th Feb 2010
It makes me cry and the reasons have been said before
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Reviewed by cinda from UK on 26th Feb 2010
Rubish phone. I have it on a two year contract and i feel like crying every time i use it. Its horrible. I had it for 3 weeks and my screen broke. I took out inshurence on it and LG still tryed to charge me £60 for a new screen (Ended up getting it fixed by a locol shop for £40) The phone ALWAYS freezes on me (little blue dots apear on the screen) ... The only way to make it work again is to take the back of and the battery out and switch it back on... Nothing seems to work right on it apart from the camra, Its the best thing on the phone. Thats the about the only thing its good far. I'm going to sell it and bye a new phone i'v only had it about 4 month and i hate it. Wish i'd have never got it (spare of the moment thing, wanted a new phone there and then and didnt bother looking around) Wouldnt recomend LG phones to anyone. AWFULL PHONE!
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Reviewed by rebecca musollari from UK on 23rd Feb 2010
i think its a great phone i love the wi fi on it its the best phone i have had to date as my parents got it for my birthday
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Reviewed by Tom from UK on 20th Feb 2010
Possabilty the worst phone EVER CONS Camera macro mode refuses to focus Camera very slow to turn on - meaning too late you've missed he shot you'd hoped for Camera washes out any colour with the flash Can't take photos at night due to this Music player doesn't recognise tags Music Player doesn't Recognise album art Music Player sounds dreadful Music Player scans the entire memory card EVERY time you shuffle - 8gbs of tunes can take up to 3 mins!!!! Touch screen is unresponsive Randomly turns itself off - even with flashed up-to-date S/W Battery life is awful - tried differnet batteries no difference No S/W updates on 3 to fix any of the problems] PROS ............I'm nearly at the end of my 18 month contract and I can change phones DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND NEVER USE THIS PHONE READ THE OTHER REVIEWS AS THEY HIGHLIGHT POINTS I CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO MAKE BUT THEY ARE ALL TRUE RUN RUN RUN AWAY TO ANY OTHER BRAND LG ARE THE PITS AND SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR THIS RUBBISH BIT OF HARDWARE - TRULY AWFUL
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Reviewed by mark from UK on 18th Feb 2010
had it for yonks, no problems with it, absolutely fantastic phone! the best communications/personal audio and video/8mp camera device ever! although the standard headphones were a bit, er, cheap lol. replaced them with a pair of nice sony ones haha. kept tellin everyone i'll never get a touchscreen, until this monster come along.
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Reviewed by owen from UK on 13th Feb 2010
dont buy one of theses phones!!! its the worse phone ive ever had screens terible, keeps switching its self off,slow and just not responsive enough, limted battery life only a day at max!!! it freezing up dont waste your money on one~!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Abbie from UK on 12th Feb 2010
i hate this phone! GPS does not work neither does joging buddy. Everytime i go onto the internet the screen would crackle and reboot itself. The camera worked fine for a while then went fuzzy. Everytime i go to update the software, i would never work! DON'T BUY THIS PHONE!
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Reviewed by curto from UK on 11th Feb 2010
I am pretty happy whith my renoir but it is too sensitive on installing aplications, it doesn't accept them
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Reviewed by unknown from UK on 9th Feb 2010
Just a warning to those who have this phone on contract, CANCEL. The phone battery is seriously awful, mine has got to the point where if won't even last half a day. It keeps freezing, turning itself off, rings people without you doing anything, the scroll function is a pain and even though the camera is 8 megapixel the pictures can often turn out blurred. I'd also never have a touchscreen phone after this, as the keypad is terrible. It does come with an 8 GB memory card but takes forever to load anything you put on it. I've also had problems with it deleting all my photos and music and also have had serious problems getting the PC suite to work. So overall I wouldn't even bother looking at this phone.
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Reviewed by Mick from UK on 3rd Feb 2010
I Purchased the Renoir for the camera side of it, that works well although slow in response. The other features do not add up to expectations, The profiles section packed up after 11 months. I took it to the supplier and I am still waiting for the return after three months with the service agent, the back up is terrible. I would definitely not recommend this phone to anyone. The touch screen is very fickle and has a mind of its own sometimes. If any one wants to buy one mines up for sale.
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Reviewed by Rex from UK on 3rd Feb 2010
Impossible to use touch screen, horrible OS and WONT SYNC WITH A MAC..... but they dont tell u that. Lots of little things make this a painful phone to use. LG are no help and not good to deal with either. Dont go there!
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Reviewed by cal from UK on 31st Jan 2010
terrible, screen wrecked with scratches and colours are all wrong, shadows menu buttons all wrong colours. i have done nothing with it but take it round in spacious soft pockets and schoolbags, with plenty space. in short. unreliable.
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Reviewed by Ross from UK on 28th Jan 2010
OK good camera good memory rubbish OS had this phone replaced around times for software issues, phone switching off on a full battery for reason, not charging, weird noises on earpiece etc.. Basicly good features but worst phone I have EVER owned
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Reviewed by kate b from UK on 26th Jan 2010
don't buy one - i have REALLY looked after mine, only for the camera to deteriorate into fuzziness and the speaker to rattle shortly after. can't hear music, people i'm talking to, better to get something simple instead!
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Reviewed by Catherine from UK on 25th Jan 2010
I loved this phone when I first got it. But now I really hate it. It's so hard to use the touch screen, unless you have nails. If I didn't have a long thumb nail I would not be able to use this phone at all. I don't even reply to texts anymore because it takes to long, and you don't get better with practise, the touch screen is just..stupid. The camara is meant to be good quality but my old phone with a 3.0mp camera taked better photographs, It is ok though. Like the last comment says, handsfree is terrible, it's so hard to put the phone on speaker or to turn hands free on etc... If you put a lot of music on like I do so I can play in on my car CD player you will notice the more music you have on the slower your whole phone goes, I hate ringing people on it to, when you scroll through your contacts you end up pressting someone elses name and ringing the wrong person. Its Krap!! Other than them points though it is a good phone. I like the way the main screen is with those few extra bits at the bottoms you can put on your screen? Apps are they called? Well on most touch screen phones I have seen they have them on the left side and you have to scroll up and down to see them, I dont like it :)
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Reviewed by unhappy customer from UK on 23rd Jan 2010
wouldnt recommend it anyone reason being it freezes all the time and switches off when ever it wants. the battery life is disgustingly low and the phone is very slow and texting is hell. DO NOT GET THIS PHONE IM SERIOUS!!!!
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Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 20th Jan 2010
I have been using this phone for over a year now. I posted a review ages ago. It really has been very good. I am on a 3 contract that I am happy with too. This is best phone I have had. It has some little design quirks but nothing that is not easy to work around or live with. Interestingly I went into Carphone Warehouse recently and asked what I should upgrade it too and they said it really was not worth upgrading at the moment and best to wait until Easter. I was well impressed at this refreshing honesty. Well dome Mr Sales Guy in Sheffield, may you go far.
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Reviewed by Aimee Walker, Derbyshore from UK on 18th Jan 2010
I hate this phone now, was alright till last few days, i cant use the whole of my touch screen at all and i have to send it off 2 o2 store to repair it :( i dont recommend it x
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Reviewed by John Taylor from UK on 14th Jan 2010
this phone is absolutely rubbish! when i finish with my contract i will see to it that i burn it in my back garden while laughing gleefully....bliss!
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Reviewed by Russell B from UK on 12th Jan 2010
It looks like all the reviewer has done is to read the specification and features list, and then write about it. It seems that he or she hasn't even seen one, let alone used or played with one. Don't be fooled by 'Dolby Mobile', this is a complete con. It is nothing more than a bass boost and a treble cut feature, that when listened through good quality headphones, makes the quality of music sound pathetic, like an AM radio. It is purely there to give some 'meat' to the sound produced by the phone's own single speaker. The picture gallery and the music payer take forever to load. I don't know where the reviewer got the information from that the phone was fast and responsive, it most certainly is NOT! The touchscreen is, by a million miles, the absolute WORST feature of this phone I have ever had the displeasure to experience. The web browsing experience is slow and flaky in operation, with pages often not loading until you try again. This can happen on WiFi as well as via mobile network. The number of touchscreen presses needed to access any of the features makes this the most irritating piece of nonsense you would ever want to use. The KC910 has now been completely brushed under the carpet by LG as though it was an embarrassment to them that they ever released such a mess of a product. Notice how it became hurriedly overshadowed by the swift introduction of the Arena! The KC910 Renoir is now a dead duck. Pity really, because the camera is possibly the one redeeming feature of the phone,the picture quality being actually quite good. Sorry, I have to give it one star as this site does not let you give a zero star rating.
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Reviewed by Tom Seedham from UK on 11th Jan 2010
I really enjoyed using the renoir for the first 6months or so, but now the menu's and scrolling has become painfully slow. Excellant camera probably the best ive seen on a phone so far. messaging becomes annoying, keep pressing the change language button by accident and that hasnt changed over the 6 months ive had the phone. overrall good phone but a pain in the backside to use after a while.
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Reviewed by Mike Oxsaw from UK on 10th Jan 2010
I've got to say that this must be the absolute worst piece of technology to be labelled a "mobile phone" (I should qualify this by adding that I've been in mobile phone operations all over the world since the days of analogue networks). Many have already covered the drawbacks and the few positives that the phone may possess can only really appeal to a 3 year old. Avoid.
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Reviewed by Villiiee from UK on 9th Jan 2010
Woah I Had That Phonee. Got It The Day It Camee Owt ((Likee Over A Year Agoee)) Buh I Lovee Itt!! Its Well Great And Hass A Well Kool Cameraa!! :) HaaHaa Greatestt Fonee Evah Apart From Me New Onee Recomemd It Tuu AniiOnee :D xx Ohh It Jus Needs Too Be More Abusablee I Likee Too Throw Thiings But This Breaks If I Throw It!! :(
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Reviewed by Chris from UK on 6th Jan 2010
I hate it! The touch screen is terrible. It crashes and has to reboot. Yo cant really customize it, you cant add theme. The interface is confusing and irritatingly slow. The camera is great but once again the interface is rubbish.
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Reviewed by Luke from UK on 3rd Jan 2010
A quite spectacularly awful phone. DO NOT BUY. Where do I begin? One of the reasons I bought this phone was because the Pixon - the phone I wanted - was withdrawn from the UK market so I ended up settling for second best, and what a mistake. The touch screen interface is extremely difficult to use and makes texting so labourious that I usually gave up and called the person. This wouldn't be a problem in itself except that the phone regularly dropped calls and, to add further insult, beeps loudly in your ear to warn you when it does. So, it's not much cop as a phone, perhaps it excels in other areas? Nope. The camera claims 8MP and Schneider Kreuznak (or something) optics but the start up time is very slow meaning you end up missing the thing you want to photograph. When you train it on a stationary object the photos it takes are of an acceptable quality as long as background light levels are high. Otherwise the shots are grainy, often blurred and colour resolution is poor. Using the flash does not help. Video is okay but suffers in the same way as taking photos if ambient light is low. Viewing photos you have taken is painful too - I timed it and it took over a minute to open the gallery. The web browser is not good either. I didn't have any problems accessing the internet but turning on wifi is slow and detection isn't automatic(??). Controls during browsing are completely alien. Scrolling is quite nice but zooming and scaling are just bizarre - if you press and hold the touch screen it zooms, sometimes by 40-45%, sometimes by 2% and it makes these rules up as it goes along. It doesn't optimise websites (even WAP and mobile sites) to the size of the screen so sometimes you have to scroll left and right to read text. The DivX movies are a nice touch but I defy anyone to convert many of these as it takes approximately an hour for one movie using the bundled software. Even if you do have the patience to do this (I did) the battery life is so short that you won't make it to the end of a movie before it needs to be charged. On the subject of charging, LG need to learn that people may want to charge the phone while they have headphones in (not possible as they use the same jack) and proprietary headphone sockets are not cool (there is a 3.5mm jack on the hands-free but why can this not plug straight into the phone?). This adds another layer of frustration when watching video because the on board speakers are terrible. Even at full volume they're barely audible. MP3 playback is good, if only on the bundled headphones, but I would have preferred a reasonable start-up time (again well over a minute) to the embarrassing animation they refer to as a 'visualisation'. The customisable home screen is nice but even this has its faults. You're limited to about 6 widgets (one of which is the clock which is next to useless as the time is permanently displayed in the top right corner) and apart from the calendar I didn't find one that worked well. I could go on - the bundled software is some of the worst I have used and made my computer crash, the phone software itself is not very stable and removing the battery and restarting became a frequent activity - but I will end with this: I 'upgraded' to this from my Nokia N95 and I am now back using an N95. This phone has shaken my confidence in LG phones and LG electronics generally and reinforced my belief that there are only 3 manufacturers worth bothering with - Nokia, Sony-Ericsson and, now, Apple. Seriously this is an abysmal phone phone best avoided.
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Reviewed by sascha from UK on 3rd Jan 2010
I have this phone, i understand fully how to use it, but I hate it and I would never recommend it to anyone! Its too slow, the touchscreen only works properly when its in the mood (which is not often). The volume is very quiet and the sms tone does not play personalised tones all the way through, the list goes on but i will leave it there :) P.S. I miss having a keypad!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Mr Jot from UK on 1st Jan 2010
I received this phone as I had numerous problems with C905 although they were trivial matters. Firstly its a decent camera but if you are not used to a touchscreen then dont bother. Battery life isnt too bad but having to use the stylus does hack you off a bit. In a nutshell if I had the choice again of this and a C905 I would pick the C905. Im due to only have this phone for one month till I get my I Phone so to be honest im glad , Still should get £100 on e bay for this towards it .
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Reviewed by Ellie from UK on 28th Dec 2009
I admit it is a good phone, I have had it for about 5-6months now I think and unfortunately my battary has died, I will charge it fully and then be on the phone for 5mins and it will have run out of battary, I have done some research and it seems to happen to a few people, so be aweare!
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Reviewed by chloe from UK on 21st Dec 2009
get this phone it is absoloiutley fantastic!!!!
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Reviewed by gammo from UK on 19th Dec 2009
Rubbish, dont get one. the only good thing, it plays divx films.
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Reviewed by Liam from UK on 14th Dec 2009
The worst phone in history, i had it for 2 weeks and loved it, but as soon as you put your photos and music on the phone, it takes atleast 5 minutes to load up, you need to have half a finger to use the touch screen the icons are so small, even on the highest setting you need the pen for every utility, an when you lose the pen, you will have to buy a new one, the speakers are ok, but do crackle badly, and it surely can't be a 8 mega pixel camera because the quality is awful. If you have any sense avoid this phone at all costs.
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Reviewed by chloe from UK on 12th Dec 2009
my friend has this phone and it is absolutly amazing. you can get really good signal and it has every app you want. it has a keyboard and keypad to text on and i love it. all i was wondering is how much is it becausehe phone websites it has all details about the phone but not its price :/ x
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Reviewed by Chalochesu from UK on 10th Dec 2009
I had this phone from the Orange shop about 8months ago, so 10 mths of contract left !!!! And I cannot wait. Only had Sony Erricsons before.....should have stuck to them. The Renoir is a brilliant Camera BUT a worthless phone.Many times I have nearly destroyed mine due to freezing or mysteriously reverting to Emergency calls Only for no reason and then 10 minutes later in the same spot it is fine. This is the best Camera on a fone I have had but as a phone the WORST. Back to SE next time.
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Reviewed by Pete from UK on 9th Dec 2009
not sure how this has such a good rating. In the 12 months I had this phone, I have had it replaced 3 times. Battery life is acceptable altho one of the reasons for one of the exchanges was erratic battery readings and the phone shutting off claiming battery was dead, only to be put on charge and claim it was full only 5 minutes later! Camera is excellent, *when it works* both of my first two phones suffered from getting stuck on the loading screen when trying to access the camera. This apparently is a common problem. Also it appears LG could not be bothered with the widgets, while competitors are making sure you can add extra things to your main screen and extra widgets, LG have no downloadable content at all. Java not being full screen is a big let down too, whats the point in a huge touch screen, if all the content for it has the silly panel taking up about a 5th of it with navigation arrows that are not needed. While this can be hacked and the apps made full screen, it doesnt solve the problem on apps that dont support the resolution. All in all, an awful phone and put me completely off LG.
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Reviewed by Chamikara from UK on 8th Dec 2009
Never, Never ever buy this phone. If you are just making calls and browsing it's fine, otherwise always go for a phone with a proper OS like Symbian, Blackberry or Windows.
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Reviewed by geotheemo from UK on 2nd Dec 2009
up until now i have had no problems with my renoir. i have had it for 8 months but now it keeps going on to a blank screen and the battery life is getting unbearable. my battery can be fully charged then i will make a two minute phone call and it will start beeping low battery in my ear. if i lock the phone and leave it for half an hour it will tell me i have a full battery again but as soon as i start using it again sure enough its beeping with low battery. if you want a camera or mp3 player its fine but if you want to surf the web or play a game definitely do not get this phone!!
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Reviewed by Sam from UK on 1st Dec 2009
Had this phone for 4 months now and absolutely love it....Sorry to start on a negative but ive got to defend a good phone from crticism it doesnt deserve. The negative comments are generally from people who want to have a high-tech phone but lack the capacity to use it. You can hardly blame the phone for not working how you want it when you dont know how to use it in the first place. The icons/buttons are a fair reasonable size and are perfectly fine for practical sensible use...unless you are visually impaired or have sausages for fingers (for which reason they have also supplied a stylus). Trashing the phone is hardly justifiable as a means of venting frustration at your own inability to use it. Having said that there is no perfect phone and there may well have been problems with some service providers or defects within certain models but this phone, generally, IS FANTASTIC. The user interface is great, the camera is brilliant, the media facilities are excellent, to name a few. And it is also durable as I have dropped my old iphone and smashed it but Ive also dropped this (not on purpose obviously) and its fine. It does have flaws too...the battery life would be 4/5 as it could be improved. The organiser on the phone is basic as the calendar cant really do much in terms of adding notes/reminders/birthdays/meetings. The camera settings are resetted every time you close it so its a bit of hassle changing them every time you decide to open the camera. The flash setting cant be set to flash every time, but when the phone sees fit. The manual shutter at the back of the phone isn't ideal as it can prove to be impractical. The organisation of the phones media such as the images for example in the gallery folder is poor. The range on the volume is limited as it doesn't go very quiet but not at all loud. These minor flaws are not outweighed by the positives, which are far more to name but the point of writing this view is that possible customers who are considering buying this phone can see the good and bad side of it and make their own balanced decision. No manufacturer/ salesperson is going to advertise the flaws and it is unfair for you to buy it not knowing what you're getting so hope you can see what you're in for as Im sure you'll see the shining positives from the sales reps anyway...and its not just hype ;)
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Reviewed by cHIKA from UK on 26th Nov 2009
I have been using this phone since Dec 2008. For the past 4 months its been a nightmare. I lose signal in between call. I could barely hear the other party while talking..., especially when I put the phone to the ear. Maybe they expect me to always use the phone handsfree. Apart from the camera, this phone is simply rubbish and the O2 from who I bought the phone is not helping matters. My advice..., get a phone, but definitely not this one.
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Reviewed by james from UK on 19th Nov 2009
i got this phone it a bit slow compared to some other phone out there ..it freezes and i on my second one but that might just be me .i recomend this phone and at the same time i don't because it good but not good :)
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Reviewed by KeZa from UK on 11th Nov 2009
The renoir is brilliant at everything apart from being a phone, looses signa, cuts off callers and admits an ear piercing beep when it does all this. locks while on a call, and rings people I don't want to call. If you need a camera or an MP3 brilliant, if you need a phone buy summit else.
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Reviewed by lisa from UK on 11th Nov 2009
ive had my renoir for 8 months and hate it its the worst phone ive had it doesnt charge, it cuts out mid phone call, and now its knocking its turning its self off the volume is quiet ive sent it back 3 times and each replacement i get seems to be worse than the phone before
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Reviewed by Neel from UK on 10th Nov 2009
I have owned about 15 phones and I would say that this is a great phone, although not as well built as i thought, i dropped it and the metal ring around the camera broke off.. just need to find some glue now. N
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Reviewed by Leonie from UK on 8th Nov 2009
I had the Viewty and I loved it, I was quite sad when my contract was due up and I had to get a new one. I chose the renoir believing it was an upgrade of the viewty. It is not. My biggest gripe is that HORRIBLE material on the back. I cannot touch the phone without plastic covering the back. It's that type of texture that makes my skin crawl. I despise this phone. My first Renoir had to be sent back for repair within a month. I got it back still broken (phones4u's fault!). This was in February. My second Renoir is awful. The phone takes forever to get into anything. I've sold the phone onto envirophone and I'm using a basic blackberry until my contract runs down this time. iphone here i come.
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Reviewed by box standard from UK on 3rd Nov 2009
best phone ever, i got it 3 months ago and it was busted dead as a dodo, it couldnt have been more dead had it been in a coffin buried 6 feet under. 2weeks later got my replacement phone and took it out of the box, charged it up switched it on made a call and the phone restarted, tried to make a call again phone restarted and came back on with a blank screen, after many attempts i took it into the shop, they said its knackered and asked if i had dropped it or jumped on it from a great height (strange question i know, anyway they took it and i got a new one, this one switched on and off about 20 times in the space of an hour,and then failed to work ever again.. back it went and i got yet another one, guess what it didnt even switched on.. i chucked it against the wall with as much force as possible and smashed it.. took it back got my money back and have been using my trusty old nokia 3310 since, no dropped calls, no switching off and restarting. If you want to be tearing your hair out and suffering bouts of extreme depression then get this phone, if not get another mobile
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Reviewed by Dave from UK on 1st Nov 2009
I've had this phone for about three months now and I hate it. The software on the phone is some nasty LG java rubbish which has many minor but annoying glitches. The software provided for synchronising with a PC when I plug the phone in causes my machine to blue screen 70 - 80% of time. The key lock comes off way too easily when not in use so that it keeps making calls in my pocket. Scrolling through menus is difficult as the screen is not sensitive enough. Often there is an annoying lag between pressing a button and the phone actually doing something. I've had a lot of phones in my time and the LG Renoir is by far the worst. I would certainly NOT recommend it to anybody.
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Reviewed by karen from UK on 30th Oct 2009
I loved my fone for thr first eight months easy to use great for txting and taking photos. I hate changing phones but loved this straight away, however since then i have had mothing but problems my fone stopped charging and dropped calls then kept crashing i have had four replacement fones and all of them are having the same problem.
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Reviewed by Jade from UK on 24th Oct 2009
Hmmm... Average. Looks nice but battery runs out awfully quick. The camera is good, but thats if your battery dont run out before you can actually take a picture. I have had 4 replacements of this phone as the screen just blanks out or the battery goes too quickly!
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Reviewed by paul from UK on 23rd Oct 2009
had this nearly 8 months now when it works its a good phone. text messaging is to awkward constantly pressing wrong key or changing language without actually wanting to. works well with head phones but volume without is very poor. camera is good. a right nightmare when on a call if u need to press button on an automated call as screen constantly locks itself after just a few seconds. also i hate to imagine how many times it has made phone calls whilst being in my pocket even though screen was locked when i put it in there. it also keeps freezing and turning itself off and on or saying to many applications running when only looking at 1 thing. this is my second one now as first one wouldn't connect to internet. when this phone works it is a really good phone just wish volume was louder for music.
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Reviewed by ross from UK on 17th Oct 2009
phone is average and if you think you need fingers like needles get a pen the camera is great its not the loudest phone ever and turning it on and off takes ages it unlocks in your pocket you take it out to text or check the time and your calling somone? you try and take it out of your pocket when someones calling you(dunno if any1 else has done this)and you accidently press the hang-up button but.. it does look very nice the camera is great blurry when you zoom to much though to be honest its a camera that can call and text people you'd be better off getting a different phone hope this helps
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Reviewed by M Stevens from UK on 16th Oct 2009
This is the most unreliable phone I have ever owned. 9 months old, it has been repaired 5 times. Touch screen replaced, Camera replaced, Failed to work after auto firmware update, Speaker failed (sounded like a can of nails. Speaker failed again no volume. LG pushed this phone out too quick, to try and get the drop on other manufactures.
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Reviewed by JJHALL from UK on 15th Oct 2009
I love this phone. It looks fantastic and does everything I want it to do. :) I am definately looking forward to seeing LGs latest model. It never crashes and I can see it clearly in harsh sunlight. The touch screan is beautiful and very easy to use.I cannot understand about the pinpricks remark. Mines easy!
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Reviewed by Ronen from UK on 2nd Oct 2009
I Love it. It's a camera with a phone. Very intuitive and the touch screen is very accurate. Excellent - Superb - Beautiful phone.
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Reviewed by kevin from UK on 1st Oct 2009
i put a cd on the phones and it says unknown artist. add a further cd and it mixes the whole lot ( tracks ) ionto one file so i cant have named seperate albums on the siil phone. I hate hate it. been trying for 12 months of and on. Can i put single named albums on this phone or do i need a better phone.
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Reviewed by Harry from UK on 25th Sep 2009
Can somone help me the phone somehow changed its language to SPANISH while it was in my pocket please please please help i need it Email: Harryw_boi@hotmail.co.uk
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Reviewed by Renoir Disgust from UK on 18th Sep 2009
Touch Screen responds when Renoir like other wise no operation,typical Disgusting issue is when selecting one menu the output will be anything it feels like opening. O2 support is poor very poor . Touch screen alignement is impossible at this stage. Waste of Money for me.Never again
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Reviewed by MARKUS from UK on 9th Sep 2009
The phone is awsome I have had for 4 months working briliant except 1 thing i can tell u poeple Lg renoir hardly works with 8gB SLOW Sometimes don't even work proppely. I prefere people u to use the 4GB memory card for extra speed because renoir hardly works with 8 Gb after using it for few months.
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Reviewed by wally b from UK on 8th Sep 2009
Amazing phone, cant go wrong with this phone blud
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Reviewed by Georgia Eddy from UK on 29th Aug 2009
had this phone about 7 months and im in love with it except today the bit of the camera saying the make and auto/manual focus came un-stuck so tried to re-glue it and now the camera wont open :( i am seriousley annoyed and upset as i use the camera more than anything else on the phone! i am now asking if any body knows how to un-stick it???
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Reviewed by becki lavery from UK on 27th Aug 2009
when i first got the phone i couldnt fault it but now after having it 9 months i really cant stand it, the battery is dodgey one minuet it could be full next its saying low battery, everytime i try to ring someone it just turns its self off and i have to plug my charger in for it to turn back on, at random times it will not recongnise my memory card, and yes i have to admit the camera is great but overall i would say awful!
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Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 21st Aug 2009
I've had this phone for around 8 months now I can't stand it any more. It crashes constantly, turns itself off all the time, and turns off most of the time when I plug in the charger. It also seems to think my memory card isn't inserted sometimes and goes back to default. I thought maybe I just got the odd dodgy phone but a friend of mine got one as well and she's returned it 3 times now and has had the same problems with each one. The features on it are brilliant though I have to admit. The camera is great and the wifi and everything else work brilliantly.
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Reviewed by Matt Pike from UK on 18th Aug 2009
Awesome phone, does everything you could ever want and more, I just put American Psycho film on there, amazing, the only phone better is the Pixon 12 due to the better quality screen, me bro has one and we compared pics, but its only noticable when you zoom really in, I mean, who wants to zoom that far in ? make no mistake this is the best phone on the market and I will NOT be swapping it for another for a very long time indeed, 100/100 :)
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Reviewed by Shel from UK on 17th Aug 2009
I’ve had this phone for nearly 9 months so have had a good chance to have a play around with al the features. As a touch screen phone it does take a little while to get used to, it does come with a stylus but I opted not to use it, it also comes with a screen cover already on and a replacement one should you decide to replace it…after about 2 weeks the first one started to bubble off so I thought right I will change the cover…ha that was interesting. Even though I used my glasses cloth to make sure there were no specs of dust it was ridiculous trying to get the thing stuck in place with no lumps or bumps so ended up jus not using it and found that the screen sensitivity did improve. For general menu functionality it is quite good once you practice a bit and you’ll find your way round which is the same with any new phone. My only niggle is that it comes with two themes and you can’t download anymore without hacking the phone and some shady software…so I opted for a no go with that. Memory wise it is expandable and you can get a good amount of music, pics and videos on there and still have loads left. Will say that I think by default it saves all music and pics to the handset memory which after a while can cause the phone to slow down but I rectified that by moving everything to the memory card. Making calls is easy enough, even though it is touchscreen you can navigate the menu while on a call which is always useful. One of the main things that attracted me to this phone, was at the time I bought it it was one of the phones with a high end camera and in all honesty I feel a little bit let down. I previously had a sony ericsson with a 5mp camera and thought this would be a step up in a good way…if you are into taking set pictures then this camera is very good, if you are into spur of the moment, not always goin to be in a well lit area with a steady hand etc then this phone struggles, in all honesty I preferred my old camera phone. I also found it very annoying that once you have changed the settings on the camera if you go out then go back into camera mode you will have to reset them all again as it doesn’t save. Oh and recording video…well it is now safe to say that I do not use this function anymore which is quite annoying! The sound is VERY tinny. I go to quite a lot of gigs and wow the sound is absolutely atrocious to the point that I had to mute the sound jus so I c ould watch the video without being deafened by some insane squeeling. Being aware that it is a touch screen phone it is obviously going to take up some battery…i will admit that I can be quite a heavy user of my mobile with a few calls and usually quite a lot of texts thoughout the day. 9 months into my contract I am faced with having to buy a new battery as my phone is constantly turning off. I can’t even get through a text sometimes without it jus going off without warning. Batteries only have a 6 month warranty period as they are considered to be consumable goods…well I have to say then that I am not impressed and if I had the money I would buy a different phone. My old sony ericsson faced the same amount of calls and texts and still could last up to 2 days without charging after being used for about 15 months. This one even at its peak needed to be charged every day and that is after I have turned on power save functions and turned down the brightness of the handset. Overall I would say it is a sleek phone with lots of features, if you are not too bothered about taking pics in all conditions it still works a treat, the only thing I would say to look out for is the battery life and consider how much you are going to use it!
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Reviewed by Harleu from UK on 15th Aug 2009
I absolutey love this phone !! I tried it in the shop and really want to get it. Although it's a bit pricey I think it's definetly great value for money and after reading this review I'm 100% convinced that this is the phone for me. I've had the lg chocolate before and I think that was an amazing phone but you couldn't buy a memory card and for me that's a problem as I love my music! Since then I've always had Sony ericssons and I think they are great as music phones, but if you don't get a cybershot one, the quality of the camera can be bad. So thanks LG for another great phone !! :D
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Reviewed by jack from UK on 13th Aug 2009
this phone has a beautiful deisign and thats all i could really say thats good about he phone bad points.i no this does not matter to some people but it does to me you cant reli get a feel for it if you no what i mean and the camra and video is very overated i had a LG secret and that has a 5 megapixel camra and it looks even betta than the LG KC910 the video is basicly the same as a 5 mega pixel camra as well and the kypad for texting or whatever your prefrance is horrible too small for hands and you just feeli reli slow when typing with the styleist so my advice get rid of it and by the nokia 5800 a supurb phone great touch features and the camra is great for its megapixel if you agree with me or any quires emial me at wwwjack211@live.co.uk
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Reviewed by amiiee from UK on 12th Aug 2009
could be better i think, the touch screen is very difficult to control- would need to use something other than your fingers if you want it to be accurate enough.
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