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LG Secret review

 Review: June 2008  
 

Last updated June 2009

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In a nutshell: The LG Secret KF750 is a stunningly beautiful superslim phone, with carbon fibre and tempered glass giving it an aura of quality, and the touchscreen controls and "Neon Touch" visuals making it cool to use.

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The LG Secret KF750 is the third in LG's Black Label series - the first two being the Chocolate and the Shine. Like its predecessors, the Secret is a visually stunning phone. The Secret is touchscreen controlled, and uses "Neon Touch". Neon Touch provides a visual response to touch, so you know when you've activated a button. Watch blue lights flicker as you touch the screen - it's great fun for at least the first week of ownership! Not everyone will take to the touchscreen controls, but these kinds of phones have been around for long enough now that many people will have some previous experience of touchscreens.

It's a slide phone, and its claim to fame is that it's the slimmest 5 megapixel camera phone available. In fact at just 11.8mm, it's one of the slimmest slide phones around. Slim phones sometimes have a tendency towards screen damage, but the Secret is constructed from carbon fibre and tempered glass, so ought to be strong enough to survive reasonable amounts of abuse. Despite its slimness, its quite heavy, at 116g, but this helps to give a quality feel.

The camera is excellent, with a specification very similar to that of the excellent Viewty. It uses a 5 megapixel sensor with autofocus, and a macro mode is available for close-ups. One cool feature is "morphing", which lets you edit faces - this is similar to Sony Ericsson's very popular face warp feature. The video camera is good too, recording in Divx format at up to VGA resolution. Like the video camera in the Viewty, you can record at up to 120 frames per second, then play back at a slower rate, for a slow motion effect. The camera also supports video calls, as the Secret is a 3G phone. Another feature worth mentioning out is that the video is Divx compatible, making it easy to download movies and watch them on the phone - and with a good-sized 2.4 inch screen, this isn't as silly as it might sound.

The Secret is well equipped for music, with a music player that supports most popular file formats, as well as an FM radio. With 100 Mbytes of internal memory, you can store up to around 25 songs, but this capacity can easily be expanded by adding a microSD memory card, up to 4 Gbytes (1,000 songs.) Audio quality is high, and the phone can also play MIDI tracks with up to 72 channels.

We've noted that the phone is 3G enabled. It's actually HSDPA-enabled, with download speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps available. In addition to 3G support, it's a quadband phone, supporting GSM 900/1800/1900/2100. The phone comes with a Google package too, making it a reasonably good platform for the mobile internet.

So far so good, but there are a couple of issues that take the edge off this beauty. The first is battery life. Surprise, surprise ... it's a superslim phone and battery life is below average ... have we said this kind of thing before? It's always a trade-off: if you're a heavy user, you'd be better off avoiding superslim phones generally. The other thing is that quite a lot of our users are reporting problems with signal strength. Other minor issues are that the screen is quite hard to read outdoors, and that ringtones can be a little quite. Apart from these issues, the Secret is a lovely phone, and packs in plenty of features too, although it can't compete with the latest phones in this top-end price bracket.

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LG Secret features include:

  • 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, macro, 16x digital zoom and flash
  • Video camera with 120 fps video recording for slow motion playback
  • 3G video calling
  • Display: TFT, 262,000 colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.4 inches)
  • Music player (supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC++ and WMA file formats)
  • FM radio
  • MP3 ringtones (72 voice polyphonic)
  • Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
  • Document viewer
  • Voice recording
  • Speakerphone
  • Java games
  • Memory: 100 Mbytes plus microSD memory card (up to 4 GB)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0
  • Internet: WAP 2.0, EDGE, HSDPA (3.6 Mbps), Google package
  • Quadband
  • Size: 102.8 x 50.8 x 11.8 mm
  • Weight: 116g
  • Battery standby: 260 hours
  • Talktime: 230 minutes

LG Secret user reviews

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Reviewed by Rob S. from UK on 18th Dec 2011
Loved the phone for many of the above qualities. However, found without the extra 4MB - memory far too small for photos/vids etc. also found touch too sensitive when trying to click onto eg. bbc sport football latest scores..forever sliding up and down and thus can be frustratingly annoying!
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Reviewed by Leo from UK on 4th Oct 2011
Very, very good looking... Beautiful default images for wallpaper, not very good with Virgin as you cant make video calls. Signal is to little on internet to post videos onto YouTube and always fails. Low battery life! Great image and video quality. But also very complicated at first usage! Overall, brilliant phone!
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Reviewed by Erick from UK on 2nd Aug 2011
This mobile sets the standards for how a mobile should be constructed. Outstanding build quality and great feature set make this a winner. If you're not requiring apps, wi fi or satellite navigation this device may be all you need. Strongly recommended.
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Reviewed by Edward from UK on 21st Apr 2011
Really poor battery life! Impossible to read (see) the screen in daylight! No worth the money!
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Reviewed by Courtney from UK on 3rd Feb 2011
Worst phone I have ever had and ive had about 7. The touch buttons freeze ALL THE TIME, my number 1 and number 7 button dont work, it turns off randomly, and this part sounds kinda stupid but it bugs me. If it need to text/call someone and im outside in the rain and if ANY water at all gets on it the up and down buttons stop working for about two hours. Also, the camera is not very good and when your listening to voice mails, since its a touch screen your cheek may end up touching some buttons which brings it to save a random number and you usually have to restart the whole voice mail process. So, all in all, I would save your money and invest in a better quality phone. This one looks nice but its a piece of rubbish. OH i almost forgot. Often when your sending texts it freezes and you cant do anything and often when it loses service the left and right buttons stop working for a while. I wish i had someone to tell me this... I HATE THIS PHONE! DO NOOTTTT GET IT!!
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Reviewed by Freya from UK on 7th Dec 2010
I loved this phone! The features are cool and it never broke, and above all served its purpose by making clear phone calls and it was easy to send texts on! Plus, even if I dropped it down stairs it didn't get a single scratch! Then I left it on a coach in New York :( now am stuck with the abysmal LG Intouch Max ...
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Reviewed by maya from UK on 3rd Dec 2010
it is a beutiful phone with a nice cam
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Reviewed by nn from UK on 11th Nov 2010
the touch screen breaks within 6 months and you cannot delete messages.
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Reviewed by val from UK on 27th Sep 2010
Used the phone for 7 months one day for no reason phone displayed insert usim message tried other sim cards but no good. Sent phone to lg for a warranty repair who sub the repair out to another company I am now advised that there is water damage from where I dont know and lg will not repair it. I now have to pay £10.00 to the repair company to get the phone back and they are being cagey about what exactly is damaged woulnt buy lg again.
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Reviewed by stacie from UK on 19th Aug 2010
My husband gave me his LG secret phone about 3 months ago. When he had the phone everytime he lost signal he didnt get text messages until he turned the phone off. Now ive got it, it keeps going funny on me it wont scroll down on the touch screen button or up the side buttons work and sometimes the middle ok button doesnt work. So far this is one of the worst phones ive had does anyone else agree???
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Reviewed by Rebecca from UK on 4th Aug 2010
I have recently got this phone, and there are no problems what so ever. I think people are over reacting. This phone is brilliant! I have no problems with the battery life, the camera is great, messages are excellent, i always have signal (very good aswell) the touch is great! its very slim which is good to put in my pockets, also when the screen goes off its like the screen is a mirror. which is good for us ladies.
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Reviewed by Jamie from UK on 20th Jul 2010
Total junk. Really don't waste your time! Also LG support is Non existent. I'd like to give it less stars.
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Reviewed by leigh from UK on 4th Jul 2010
i've had my phone now since march 09 and have no complaints over battery life, in fact the battery is better than any phone i've ever had. However, over the last week or so i've been receiving texts over an hour after they had been sent and get constantly told that people have attempted to ring me yet i have had no missed calls. the signal is deffinitly becoming a problem!
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Reviewed by chicken pie from UK on 19th May 2010
i think this phone is great. don't know that you lot are on about? it freezings quite awhile, but i love it. its slow but u just have to press the thing like 5 times and it loads straight away. i think the only 2 bad bits are you cant lock your messages so your friends to through your messages and when you use the touch screen, you get all fingerprints on the screen and you cant see it in the sun.
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Reviewed by Aj from UK on 9th May 2010
stopped working after 2 weeks been stuck with it now for 18 month and got nothink ouut of it waste of time
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Reviewed by aff from UK on 5th May 2010
fonez ayt ..had it in for repair once because of the touch-screen lights went away .. cost about £35 to get repaird ..iitz kinda slow battery life is rubbish ..one thing a really hate is that you cant turn off the sent messages so every time youu send a message it getz savd in the sent itemz ..camera iz the rubbish camera ever there iz no point in buying this phone just a waste of your money .. a wouldn't giv this 1 star a wuld giv it none ..
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Reviewed by Ville from UK on 14th Apr 2010
Not happy at all. In the 15 months I've had the phone it's been in for repairs twice. Still waiting for it to come back from 2nd repair. So far in that 15 months its been in being repaired for 5 months- still waiting for parts apparently.... Completely crashed both times and wouldn't turn back on. Really fed up with it.
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Reviewed by sarah from UK on 12th Apr 2010
had the phone for almost a year and i have to say it's the worst phone i've ever bought. it's very unpredictable. the camera may be 5mp but it seems more like 1, it's very slow and takes ages to actually take the picture. when i send a long txt it has turned itself off 3 or 4 times now, i ended up throwing it on the floor, considering it was a 7 page message and i lost the whole thing" battery life started off good, it's now terrible. it doesn't even last a day. not a good phone for txting!!!!!
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Reviewed by Tom from UK on 6th Apr 2010
I've used this phone every day for almost 2 years and it's been outstanding. The carbon fibre back and polycarbonate screen make it extremely durable, the camera is good and packs some really impressive features (such as slow-motion video mode) and the reception and battery life has been fine. The touch screen features are a little gimmicky but I wouldn't really expect anything more from a handset this old. Love it.
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Reviewed by Angela Green from UK on 24th Mar 2010
Absolutely rubbish reception - I want my old brick back! Touch screen is rather slow. Looks good and is hard-wearing but that's about it.
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Reviewed by anna gallego from UK on 22nd Mar 2010
Just had this phone on contract, all you said is true, the battery life is too short, but its beautiful
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Reviewed by jane from UK on 25th Feb 2010
hi i have just brought this phone and i do and dont love ,the camera is not the same as my k8ooi .the pics on the kf750 seem to come too bright not to sure if its me or he phone but when i get the settings right the pics are good .could some one tell how to keep the camera settings to stay the same so i dont have to keep changing them i just want to take pic and not start messy around with the flash .i just want to take one shot and get those funny momments when they happen(ie kids being silly )... i hope all this makes sense to someone ....
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Reviewed by louise from UK on 1st Feb 2010
i have had this phone for 8 months and the touch pad already stuck and i had to take it for repairs but ptherwise it s very good with an excellents camera.the thing that bothers me is that it douesn t have a setting so that when you shut the phone all operations are shut down and sometimes the touch pas is a little slow so i pressure it twice and then it goes back twice which is annoying but all in all it is a good phone.
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Reviewed by anna from UK on 25th Jan 2010
This phone is honestly one of the worst phones I've ever used. The volume for radio, music has suddenly become extremely quiet - and I've adjusted it so it's on level 7 but I can't hear anything. I've also made sure that the call volume is not the issue - nothing works; you're pretty much better off not listening to music or the radio because the frustration in trying to hear anything, and being drowned out by noise (just normal noise, traffic, etc.) outside of the headphones is just excruciating. In addition, battery life is extremely, extremely poor - that is however, something I can deal with - I simply bought another recharger which I keep with me at work. THe other thing that drives me insane about this phone is the insanely poor signal strength. I'm talking about calls that repeatedly drop out within 30 seconds of picking up; or picking up a receiving call and not being able to hear the other side. I've tried re-starting my phone when this occurs, and nothing works - you are pretty much left with ZERO bars of reception until the stupid phone decides to kick in. Actually, another thing that is pretty annoynig about this phone is the fact that whenever you insert the headset receiver thing (what u listen to for music), the phone turns off! THis is also the case for the recharger. No idea what is happening here; sometimes I see a small spark (more like a light - which lasts for less than 1 second) and it turns off. It doesn't even turn on when u press the red button - instead you have to adjust the battery before turning it on. AGain, no idea what is happening here. All these things make me hate this phone and I am so tempted to smash it into pieces, however, I'm on a stupid phone plan and have at least 1 more year to go before I can get a different phone. NEVER LG that's for sure. I was warned, but was persuaded by the nice look of this phone; which I admit it is. But that is pretty much all the phone is - nice to look at; terrible - honestly just terrible to use. maybe other LG phones are better - but honestly, save yourself the trouble and avoid the Secret. I feel the need to explain that I never write reviews, but I actually came on this site because I was googling how to adjust the stupid volume on this phone - as per first complaint :)
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Reviewed by Feebee from UK on 15th Jan 2010
Worst phone I have ever had. On my 3rd new battery, life goes from 24 hours to about 3 hrs withina month. Now it only switches on when plugged in to the charger, so I have to be careful not to switch it off when away from home. Which is a problem due to the number of times it crashes every day. Cant seeem to lock the touch screen, so the phone randomly does stuff whilst closed or whilst you are speaking on it. Touch screen slow to respond. ( I had been warned that LG is just a rebrand for Lucky Goldstar, that dirt cheap TV manufacturer) A huge dissapointment all in all. Am going back to Samsung.
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Reviewed by SHUJAAT from UK on 15th Jan 2010
Its a good ! top no 1 slimst 5 Megapixal Camera phone. And a Music phone also. Best thing is it is unique then the other phones. Motorola V and Z series are number second then the LG secret. Bear in mind ! LG Secret is almost NO1 black label serires phone. If you like Apple I-3G then LG secret is best.
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Reviewed by John from UK on 9th Jan 2010
Same as eveyone else, good phone but battery life vpoor. Anyone had the problem with the phone requiring you to re-enter the SIMM PIN if the battery is allowed to fully deplete, this happens to us all the time.
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Reviewed by Chris2404 from UK on 5th Jan 2010
Had this phone for a year and the back touch button has not worked for the last 3/4 months. The phone randomley scrolls through menu screens by itself and the worst thing is half way through writing any long text message it decides to delete it on me which can be quiet annoying to say the least. On the plus side the phone looks nice but for the price I paid the faults with this phone are not acceptable. I would suggest people avoid this phone.
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Reviewed by Tom from UK on 3rd Jan 2010
well i was happy when i first got this in jan 08 BUT it has terrible battery life after about 10 months it keeps turning off in or when making calls, sending or receiving texts. if you managed to keep it working for 10 months anyway, you will know how terribly slow it is, takes so long to do anything. this makes most of its features a no go zone because i simply dont have the time to wait. response in menus can be slow, and you will find yourself pressing the back button on the touch pad, waiting and pressing it again, only for it to go back twice, which is very frustrating. camera is poor and flash delivers photos that makes you and your friends look undead, which is cool i suppose, if you like white washed faces with plenty of noise, to re-create that nice old looking film grain effect. all bark, very little bite
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Reviewed by Victoria from UK on 1st Jan 2010
do NOT buy this phone. LG is a terrible brand when it comes to phone, any lg phone I know of has broken. I am disappointed in this phone, it was expensive yet after a few months of owning it the touch buttons stop working propperly, they are very tempremental, and you will have difficulty doing the most basic of tasks. It also has a terrible battery. You'd think that with one out of three bars left there'd be a third of the battery left, your wrong. You'd be lucky to get an hour out it. Typically, a full charge lasts a day and a half, which gives you an idea on how unreiable the phones idea of showing you how much battery is left is. Another fault with this phone is the camera. With 5MP and flash function you'd expect decent quality photos but you won't get that. The flash overexposes everything, and without the flash the images are very noisey. On the contrary when you first buy this phone and the buttons function correctly, you can put up with the faults. The music player is adequate and the fm radio a bonus. If you are looking to buy this phone and use it for less that 4 months, I would reccomend it, however, in the longrun this is a phone I would never recommend to anyone.
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Reviewed by lily from UK on 27th Dec 2009
mines gotten really slow, randomly scrolls down the contacts, terrible barrtery life.. it's really not worth the money.
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Reviewed by Adam from UK on 8th Dec 2009
After two months of light usage: Touchscreen lights failed, toughscreen touch failed, central button failed. After a further month: Phone would not make calls. A few days later and the phone GUI decided the English language, in fact all known languages were boring, so instead decided to display all text in an elaborate array of symbols and nonsensical characters, a hard reset fixed this, for an hour at least. Then the phone decided to die, no life at all; at first I though maybe the battery life had just reached an all time low and there was now a usable period of ~0 seconds between charges, but even when plugged in the phone failed to show the smallest hint of life. Quite frankly this is the worst phone I have ever owned, I had it on contract with Orange, who were utterly unforgivable with regards to the manner in which they dealt with my case. (another saga for another day). In short buy this phone at your peril; terrible battery life and a massive compromise in build quality and usability, in short; all in the name of a piece of functionless carbon. fibre
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Reviewed by dannie from UK on 25th Nov 2009
i got this phone on contract wouldnt let me send it back after 6 months the touch keys started naking up then 6 months later it just woulnt switch on wouldnt recomend it. i agree its a lovely phone my brother has the same and his isnt working either and like me he didnt have insurance wilst on contact wich was a shame.
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Reviewed by mr L.G.G from UK on 18th Nov 2009
I FOUND THIS TO BE AN ABSOLUTELEY BEAUTIFUL AND SUPRISINGLY RELIABLE PHONE THAT IS HARDY YET STUNNING!
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Reviewed by Caitlin from UK on 17th Nov 2009
I have had the LG secret for over a year. It was fine for the first 8 months then the left and right touch buttons stopped working, and I can't use either menu left or right button, only up and down, and now even they are starting to become temperemental with only the silver selector button working. hard to read the screen in the sunlight and not a very good battery life. Was great in the beginning, camera is good, but now I'm very frustrated. Buyers beware!
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Reviewed by Annie from UK on 16th Nov 2009
This is the worst phone I have ever had.. Battery life very short, less than a day even without heavy use. I got a second battery, same thing happened. Signal drops in and out all the time, and sometimes I dont get texts for days even though its a full signal and texts out are fine. Also the touch screen starts working when you are on calls, so you can end the call with your ear, or your hair, or it buzzes incessantly as you speak. Would never recommend this to anyone!! Awful!
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Reviewed by carly from UK on 16th Nov 2009
Had the phone for a couple of months now, 1 of the first things i noticed was the battery life like the rest of you and very bad signal. I've always had bad reception in my house so didnt notice how bad the reception was. I have to say more recently i have had problems with the touch screen pads (Neon Touch) it doesnt always respond and at times the screen freezes. This is very poor as you cant then use the phone as you require the usage of the navigation buttons.To resolve I have to turn the phone off and back on again to whip it into action.
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Reviewed by F D from UK on 15th Nov 2009
A good phone when it works, although it is annoying that they made a touchscreen phone that is barely supported by software. The touch-sensitive buttons on my phone broke, and now I have to restart the phone periodically to restore functionality. The text message limit is 1000, and there seems to be no way to actually save them as a backup to the computer (I can only view sms messages on the computer using the PC suite, not save them). The phone is very pretty, but will annoy the hell out of you...pick a different phone if you value your sanity.
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Reviewed by Zuzana from UK on 24th Oct 2009
There is something very wrong with this phone. The battery last for 3 days first 2 month and then suddenly from one day to another it went off. I recharged it full and since that time my battery doesn't last for more than 10 hours though I don't use it too much. In case I make a call longer than 20 min, the battery life shortens down to 8 hours... I though the problem was a battery so bought the new one, however, the problem is exactly the same. The new battery lasts only for half a day...
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Reviewed by jayne from UK on 24th Oct 2009
i have the LG secret and generally it is a gd phone i have had to send it back 2 so far since may for the same problem and the problem has surfaced once again. The main problem i am having is with the touch bottons the up and down buttons work all the time but the 2 side arrows and the left and right select buttons are often not working. it all lights up but some times all of the touch buttons will go completly. this has been fixed once... it can be very difficult to use the phone with out any arrows or selection buttons. and it is very difficult to text. and as i text alot this is a major problem for me.... i havent had a problem with the battery and i feel it last just aslong as many other phones. if u wish to have a practical and reliable phone do not choice the LG secret. and as for signal i hardly ever have signal even in places that other people on the same net work, can get full signal, this was also ment ot have been fixed when i sent the phone bak but yet a gain the problem has happened again..
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Reviewed by Josie from UK on 22nd Oct 2009
Love the features, but hate the battery life, but only $20 to get a new one. And i hate the charger and input. Too easy to break, have had problems keeping it in a position to read the charge. It has died on me i dont know if its the battery but its not reading the charge.it could be my input. All in all i rate it 10/10 for style & features.1/10 for operation.
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Reviewed by megan from UK on 8th Sep 2009
im getting this phone on christmas but my friend got one yesturday itss AWSOMEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Chook from UK on 7th Sep 2009
This phone seems great and the battery life well, for starters people are going on about how the battery is sooooooooooooo shot well the fact is so is it on other phones u cant always get something that is perfetc GOSH!
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Reviewed by josh from UK on 31st Aug 2009
welli had just had to give up my phone the new gd900 because i blocked the puck and had to take the phone back i had a replacement known as the SECRET i think it is great it has amazing sensetive touch and its great how you can slwo things down instantly
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Reviewed by KAREN from UK on 27th Aug 2009
have just got this phone and it think it is rubbish. The battery does not last long I am having to re-charge three times a week. The sound is terrible I have it turned up when I am talking to any one but I have to have it on hands free then it is low (no nothing wrong with my hearing) As for the themes which are in the camera are terrible, this also goes for the sounds they give you when calls come in etc.. When my phone arrived I had no extras I had to buy an adapter for the head phones then the headphones. Plus the usb cable so I could down load my photos that is when I get to take any. Plus I sent for the stylus which was similar to the DSi I had been using I thought the tip would have been rubber to stop it from slipping when scrolling. I give up WHERE IS MY SONY ERRICSON??? a much better phone.
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Reviewed by Anonamus from UK on 26th Aug 2009
This Phone Is Rubbish It Keeps Freezing, Playing Music When People Call Me, And Keeps Saying My Memory Card Aint In There. And When I Just Got The Phone The Rubber Melted. And The Battery Life Aint Good.
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Reviewed by Khalid from UK on 20th Aug 2009
I've had mine just under a year Pros: Camera is decent Looks very nice, constant compliments Cons: Interface is rather slow Battery life isn't too good and my battery indicator was not accurate sometimes it would show 2 out of 3 but just a few minutes later it would completely turn off It has just begun having a few quality issues: Doesn't turn off, unless one removes the battery. Turns off abruptly sometimes when the slider is closed. I would not recommend this phone.
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Reviewed by Dom from UK on 15th Aug 2009
stylish and fun. the carbon fibre makes it look a very expensive phone and not to mention it has cool gadgets to play with!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by ambisHA from UK on 13th Aug 2009
I LVE DIS PHONE IT IS DA BEST BETTER THAN THE LG VIEWTY GD CAMERA VERY SLIM GTEAT GAME AND INTERNET :)
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Reviewed by becky from UK on 2nd Aug 2009
i have had the lg secret since janua ry 2009 and its battery life around 2-3 days. after having the lg secret for almost 8 months my phone will no longer stay on for no longer than an hour and always switches itself of i have now been unable to turn my phone on for 15 days as it is completely dead. i would strongly recommend to everyone that you dont buy this phone. yes it looks great but it is completely rubbish
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Reviewed by Andy in Staffordshire from UK on 26th Jul 2009
PLEASE READ :- IF YOU WANT TO WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED CASH THEN BUY THIS PHONE QUITE POSSIBLEY THE MOST POINTLESS USER UNFRIENDLY PHONE IN THE WORLD . THE TOUCH OPTION IS RUBBISH. IF YOU LIKE TO MESS AROUND FOR ABOUT 20 MINS JUST TO SEND ONE TEXT MESSAGE THEN ITS FOR YOU . THE SCRATCH RESISTANT (JOKE) SCREEN IS ABOUT AS BAD AS THE WHOLE PHONE AS MINE WAS SCRATCHED JUST BUY PUTTING IT INTO A EMPTY POCKET !!! THE ONLY GOOD THING I GOT OUT OF THIS PHONE WAS WHEN I USED IT TO STOP MY WASHING MACHINE VIBRATING BY WEDGING THE PHONE UNDER THE WORKTOP !! AND THATS WHERE ITS STAYING !!!! LONG LIVE NOKIA !
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Reviewed by Mirranda from UK on 21st Jul 2009
hey guys, my names Mirranda and i'm 16. I got the phone for my birthday and used it once and it broke!The quality of the phone is poor which i am really disappointed at because of all the good reviews. the phones looks terrible, like a big brick any teenager would never be seen dead with a phone like that. i love lg phones but the lg secret is a disaster, if i were you don't buy it. hey, everyone's got there own opinion. thanx p.s the worst phone ever. (its so ugly its unbelievable and whats so secret about it)
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Reviewed by Ann Marie from UK on 20th Jul 2009
LG Secret I absolutely love this mobile it has it's faults but then every mobile does. It is fun to use and has a fantastic camera - I have not found any reception problems with it although I would agree that with a lot of touch screen phones it can be hard to read the screen in bright sun light. The battery life is short but you expect that with a slim phone. On the plus side it is a very easy to use phone and you dont need to carry a manual around with you just to navigate the menu. On the whole I would say it is a very good little phone of it's type and the bonus is it is very chic and stylish.
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Reviewed by Joe from UK on 19th Jul 2009
The phone was good... for about 6 months. Then the speaker went, so i couldnt hear people on phone calls but yet it still played music. The whole time it doesnt turn on when i try too i have to come back every hour or so too try again and sometimes i get lucky. Sent it back to vodafone and apparently water damage but i'm not sure. So basically good phone for first 6 months apart from turning on problems.
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Reviewed by Paul from UK on 14th Jul 2009
Great phone-a pleasure to use. A major problem is trying to take a photo outdoors in bright conditions-Unable to see the screen making it virtually useless. However it's a superb phone and one which i like using.
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Reviewed by Cameron from UK on 9th Jul 2009
The phone is very good apart from a few things. Like said earlyer it has a very short battery life and an average reception of signal. The main problem im having is downloading photos onto the computer,and from the computer to the phone! Also the touch buttons tend to fall out of sync which can be very annoying. The camera and video is reasonably good. As LG say the screen is not easily scratched, this must be a lie seeing as my phone was scratched first day by some change in my pocket. Overall it is a good phone with a few problems that could be corrected
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Reviewed by Stephen from UK on 9th Jul 2009
The phone is a great looking phone adn I find that unlike a lot of people my internet (even if it is a little slow) works fine for what I use it for and the music is great to. I love the idea of the touch media games like baseball and darts they are very entertainin. The memory on the phone isnt that good but you can always buy a memory card. I think that you should get the phone because everybody that i have shown has loved it and everybody that has used it has loved it so ITS GOOD!
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Reviewed by Jacobo from UK on 6th Jul 2009
The suit for use the telephone with the comcuper is terrible bad, all the time try to change your outlook contacts, in order to send a message is not posible to selec a user from your mobile list, you have to type, is extremely complicate to install the suit, realy I will get back to my MOT.
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Reviewed by ambisha from UK on 5th Jul 2009
this phone is outstanding it has good looks and great features the camera is excellent and the music player i love it!
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Reviewed by sam from UK on 3rd Jul 2009
an utter shocker. don't buy this phone!
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Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 30th Jun 2009
These phones are dodgy! they freeze up an turn off 4 no apparent reason, the screen is so hard to see in day light, the touch screen is so slow, mine has now stopped sending an recieving messages, and now it wont even turn on an iv only had it for 7 months. Total waste of money. oh an the battery life is SHOCKING!
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Reviewed by no-name from UK on 28th Jun 2009
this is an outsatanding, beautifull phone . it s cool 2 use + texting is quiet i would recommen u 2 go out and buy thins phone now !
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Reviewed by peter edmunds from UK on 25th Jun 2009
What a load of rubbish! at the end of the day a phone is a phone, that is if anyone can get hold of you the reception is TERRIBLE.
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Reviewed by tupac shakur from UK on 25th Jun 2009
i hav this phone and its really nice 2 luk at. the screen has really been scratched up easily.crap reception and battery life. its getting really boring now but i like it because of how nice it is to look at, the equaliser in the music player,camera and the motion sensor games even though its the only motion sensor games that you can get for it!its not fully touchscren but i wish it was:( still luvin it but theres also the issue of the really quiet music player!
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Reviewed by Kayleigh from UK on 23rd Jun 2009
This is easily the worst phone I have ever had! Me and my aunty got the same phone on the same day, and neither of them work properly. The first one I got didn't vibrate, so they gave me a replacement, and this one switches itself off, the lights on the touch pad have gone out, the txting doesnt work properly and it won't register my memory card. The same things have happened to my aunties phone. Also she keeps needing to take the sim card out and put it back in to recieve txts, and the phone has deleted all the second names in her phonebook. The phone looks nice, but its rubbish!
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Reviewed by sarah from UK on 22nd Jun 2009
i was literally just about to send a long txt to someone & it turned off without saving to drafts, load of rubbish. DONT get this.
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Reviewed by Andy from UK on 20th Jun 2009
This is by far the worst phone I have ever owned. I have ahd the phone for almost 8 months now and can honestly say it is a huge downgrade from my k800i. The phone randomly switches off including during calls, the battery life is terrible, the directional touch buttons sometimes refuse to work and they are slow to react, the phone is not intuative at all compared to say an iphone or a k800i etc, the camera is useless because it either uses to much flash or to little, the signal is appauling I have complaints from people all the time about never being able to get hold of me including my boss!, the transfer of pictures etc through the computer is horrible, complicated and slow its just an all round bad phone. If I can convince one person not to buy this phone and get something else then I will be happy avoid avoid avoid!
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Reviewed by Sharon from UK on 17th Jun 2009
PROBLEMS: 1 turns off ramdomly 2 puts you on hold when talking on the phone 3 got slightly damp,now screen black and gone complately off,cant get into anything Really not too happy with the phone!"!Only had it on 10rg December 08
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Reviewed by g man from UK on 10th Jun 2009
its alright but brakes eaisly
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Reviewed by lia from UK on 6th Jun 2009
i've just bought this phone & its being delivered in on the 9th. i decided to go with it rather than the cookie. it looked amazing in the shop & there seems to be more good reveiws than bad. im hoping itl be ok.
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Reviewed by Salma from UK on 3rd Jun 2009
I just bought the lg secret 2 days ago and so far i am loving it, really like the touch media part and love the fact that its half touchscreen. Texting and dialling is normal which is convenient. Love it so far and it luks stunning and sexy.
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Reviewed by Ted from UK on 2nd Jun 2009
Ermm this phone was terrible from after the first couple of months. When ever i'm in a conversation of text messages, the phone will turn off and take atleast 2mins to turn on completely again and that happens every time i recieve a few messages in a minute. Never used touch screen. Games are fun for the first day. Stupid touch buttons just mess up. Battery is poor. UPSIDE IS that this phone is practically indestructible! The tempered glass screen means its so hard to scratch or break. Back cover is solid too and scratches are seen much. Dropped this phone many times from great heights and not a scratch! Software problems basically and as some might know you can't get a software update on this phone unless you get it done professionally which is a waste of time.
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Reviewed by Teresa from UK on 2nd Jun 2009
I love this phone. i have had a lot of phones in my time as i like to be up to date and love gadgets but i would defiantly reccomend this fone to any one. It is very eye catching and does everything you could ask for. Music plays loud and the camera is exceptional. The is only one downfall about this phone the battery life could be alot better but i have managed to cope and im always on the phone. Overall GREATTT
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Reviewed by steve from UK on 2nd Jun 2009
1. screen almost impossible to read in daylight, even with brightness on full. (trade-off due to being scratch proof?) 2. Touch screen is clumsy and many wrong menus open from incorrect button pressing. This would be rectified if your thumbs are the size of a ball point pen. 3. LG software did not work. received no 'support' from LG. My PC does not even recognize when i plug the USB in (have tried countless remedies from various websites). So I am not able to transfer data to PC. 4. can't save any more the two numbers per contact in the phone. The option is there for a 3rd, 4th etc, but disappears after I save it. The process is straight forward, but does not work. Regret buying it. LG's response to my email asking for help was to tell me to take it into local support store. Too bad if there isn't one in the country I'm currently in.
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Reviewed by Chris from UK on 31st May 2009
There is a VERY simple solution to fixing your phone battery life, you just need to make the battery go completely dead, so the phone wont switch on at all, play a few songs, leave the bluetooth on, that sort of thing, and then you just need to charge it for 16 hours. it will work perfectly then.
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Reviewed by Nina from UK on 31st May 2009
Buttons that are meant to light up broke fairly quickly, smaller screen than expected, texting rather difficult and interface is slow and not very quick to respond. Only good thing is the camera.
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Reviewed by lynn from UK on 26th May 2009
I am on my 10th lg secret handset, I ve had nothing but trouble, I ve had 3 brand new ones, and 7 refurbished. The handset is lovely, i really love this phone but I am so sick of the faults. The new one i have just got the sensor has broke and when i charge the phone it turns itself off, i ve had 4 which turn themselves off whilst charging. my hubby has got the same phone and had faults. battery life fine. But i would never get an LG phone again!
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Reviewed by Andy from UK on 24th May 2009
This is mainly a very good phone, but the battery could be better
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Reviewed by Pip from UK on 23rd May 2009
The ABSOLUTE worst phone I've ever had. No wonder they call it the Secret. PC Suite doesn't connect with the phone, don't receive any of my missed calls, messaging is really irritating and the Camera shot noise is very loud. Awful, awful, awful. Getting rid of it ASAP.
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Reviewed by Andy from UK on 22nd May 2009
Good phone with good features. But one question, does anyone know how to zoom in on the camera because ive tried like everything and its not letting me zoom in , please help
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Reviewed by hollie from UK on 22nd May 2009
worst phone ever, nothing but troubel, iv sent mine back because i can not get it on, i press the button to turn it on and it keeps flashin the "lg" sign and aso its not booting up at all. ridiculas.
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Reviewed by Kieran Carpenter from UK on 21st May 2009
Wow..this is a great phone I love it.....How ever the only thing that i did'nt find great was the battery life ...I only lasted 2 and a half days and thats with having called only ONE person..Soooo basically it's a great phone just need to charge it..ALOT! :)
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Reviewed by Michael Stott from UK on 21st May 2009
I've had the LG Secret since 6/12/08. Now I have been reading reviews since I bought the phone and apparently its supposed to be built to last. Maybe this is not so. I dropped my Secret onto a carpet from a very low height, and the chrome surrounding the phone simple snapped. Now I have to put up with it bugging me. About 3 weeks after buying this phone on the Neon Touchpad the top button has gone supremely dim whilst all other buttons are okay. Dissappointing!
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Reviewed by rhiannon from UK on 20th May 2009
I love this phone. I haven't had any problems with either signal or battery which lasts for two to three days and I am a heavy user. The additional features are brilliant and for the first few days just playing the games gives hours of entertaiment which I should mention are motion controlled. The music quality is a lot better than my previous phone however it should be said that it isn't exeptionally loud. I have put this phone through its paces quite litterally with a beating and so far it has survived exeptionally. I would recomend this phone to anybody... unless you are a very VERY heavy caller as I have been on the phone for 4 or 5 hours twice a day very rare for me I should point out, and the phone died on the second call. overall a very good phone.
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Reviewed by ... from UK on 19th May 2009
the most horrible phone ever.. buttons decide when to work or not, its the biggest pile of unreliable junk i've ever owned.
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Reviewed by Henri T' from UK on 16th May 2009
Nice phone....Very nice..BUT the battery is no good. For internet it is very slow... if u using it in the bed it turn the screen automatically... so be strait!!! The camera and picture are good except if the wall is white nearby "yes" all you see is flash Gordon on the image!!! Cannot play as an mp3 when you charging the phone (As it shares the same connection with earplugs/hands free....) and on bright day you need a special vision to see something on the screen... also the phone freeze often when using media player...sometime it write one text on top of another one (when receiving messages while using it)... Otherwise I have to admit, you got Style with it when you out an about “in the club ....” Girl’s like it!!! Si... si.. si. si, C'est tres jolie...!
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Reviewed by John from UK on 13th May 2009
This fone is RUBBISH had it for not even a week and the battery was broken the camera was smudged up as soon as i took a photo and it looks appaling. The time always changed on its own accord, which made me late for everything
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Reviewed by Grace from UK on 11th May 2009
What ever you do dont get this phone i am now on my thrid on of this handset and each phone has had the same faults and i have had to send it back for a replacment. Its really hard to see the screen and use it outside because the screen is really pale.
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Reviewed by bob jakeman from UK on 9th May 2009
have purchased lg 750 secret in december have since returned it three times for repair due to failure of phone to retain charge reliably
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Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 8th May 2009
This is an okay phone i wouldn't ever recomend it to anybody. The phone itself i had no problem with but i wouldn't give it any special prices for looks. I'm selling this phone on in a few days and getting the ultra sexy Lg Viewty... Othervise this phone was alright....
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Reviewed by Ben from hertfordshire from UK on 7th May 2009
ok i think the phone is great apart from the touch sceen that is a nightmare it switchs itself off i cannot change the shortcuts and the battary life is terable.
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Reviewed by kay from UK on 2nd May 2009
phone is ok. it is slow to resond but not as slow as some people have said. the battery life is short but again it is not as bad as some people have said, mine usally last about 2-3 days. however i droped it the other day and it was fine until the day after that when the select buttom stoped working and the on/off button stopped working except to turn it on. its so wired. i dont think i would reccomend it to other people. nokia is the only brand that a would ever buy again...
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Reviewed by Zro from UK on 30th Apr 2009
Very nice phone from a looks standpoint. Had it for just over a month. Battery didn't seem to be an issue for me, but there were times of poor reception (as others have mentioned). My issue is that like most people, I occasionally drop my phone, no matter how careful I am. First time dropping my LG Secret and the entire front piece of glass shattered. So much for tempered glass. The spread of cracks seems to be coming from the hard button on the bottom. iPhone and BB Storm have taken many a drops, and aside from some scratches, they both have come out well....the Secret, not so much. If you never drop your phone, this is a good phone to get, but the quality of materials on this seems to be more for appearance than actual real world usage. Zro
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Reviewed by tony from UK on 29th Apr 2009
my mate gave me his lg secret,is a good phone but i need abit of help,the phone's softwere is set up for o2,iv put a vodafone sim in it,it work's but i cant get on the internet becouse of the softwere can anyone help me..
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Reviewed by icon rider 1000 from UK on 28th Apr 2009
the phone is nice from the outside, i had my phone for like a month, i never dropped it, didnt get wet, i didnt change the factory settings, i didnt use it all the time, and always kept inside the case. now its useless, it just suddenly lost the reception, and i cant use it anymore. i thought maybe was just my line carrier, i put my sim card to another phone and i can make calls no problem. im not gonna trust to any brand of phone anymore, than nokia and sony erricson. my p910i and old nokia phones are still working its best ever i dropped them thousand times and got wet. but still works! sorry lg i was so disapointed.
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Reviewed by john howell from UK on 26th Apr 2009
battery rubbish volume rubbish dont buy it complete waste of money
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Reviewed by Edd from UK on 19th Apr 2009
This phone is poor, at first it seemed all singing an dancing, i was wrong. Its sooo slow to respond to button press sometimes, and ridiculously slow when the wallpaper is an image whose file size is a little larger than normal, you can be waiting 15 seconds for the phone to return to the home screen from any menu screen. The touch screen function ends up pretty useless as it is very unpredictable, the phone has a tiny on board memory, the camera is great outside but terrible indoors at any light, controls and options are fiddly. Not user friendly at all. Had it for 5 months, now the screen has gone insane, turns off and on and looks like it has static like an old tv. Very Poor, very disappointed.
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Reviewed by Sonia Cox from UK on 19th Apr 2009
I have an lg secret for 3 months now and it has been a great phone for me easy to use and great features. The 5 megapixel camera takes great pictures and the sound quality is awesome dont think i would do without it now.
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Reviewed by sundeep from UK on 19th Apr 2009
this phone is shockingly bad...the battery life is poor.If i charge it all night it willnt even last the next day without going dead
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Reviewed by joe from UK on 13th Apr 2009
d screen on my phone cracked very easily
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