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LG U8360 review

 Review: November 2005  
 

Rating: 4 stars

In a nutshell: The LG U8360 is a 3G clamshell phone that is available on the 3 network. It's the first phone from LG with Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

 

It's the best of the 3G LG phones so far. Not only does it have Bluetooth, but it also comes with an expandable memory card and an upgraded 1.3 megapixel camera. These put it a couple of steps ahead of the older LG phones. The U8360 also has a new improved user interface that is graphically driven. Add in capabilities like a 262k colour screen, an MP3 player and a high-quality video camera and you have a very good 3G phone. In terms of specification, the 8360 is on a par with high-end 3G phones like the Samsung Z300 and the Sony Ericsson V800.

Things that we don't like are the STN external display, which is hard to read outdoors, and also the high weight of the phone, although this is due to improved battery life compared with older LG handsets. The camera, although it's 1.3 megapixels isn't the best ever, especially in low light. The speaker volume is also a bit too low. Apart from that it's an excellent phone. Well done LG! The LG U8380 improves upon the design with a TFT external display and 3D stereo sound.


LG U8360 features include:

  • Supports all 3's video mobile services: video calling, video messaging & downloading video clips
  • Internal display: TFT, 262,000 colours, 220 x 176 pixels
  • External display: STN, 65,000 colours, 96 x 96 pixels
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Video camera (VGA resolution - 640 x 480 pixels)
  • Windows Media Player (MP3/video playback)
  • Speakerphone
  • 64-voice polyphonic ringtones
  • Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Email
  • Java games
  • Memory: 32 Mbytes with expandable TransFlash memory card
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB
  • WAP 2.0 browser
  • Triband + 3G
  • Talktime: 220 minutes
  • Video calling: 147 minutes
  • Battery standby: 221 hours
  • Weight: 132g

LG U8360 user reviews

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Reviewed by maurice from barbados on 21st Apr 2014
need other i love it
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Reviewed by maurice from barbados on 6th Oct 2012
i love the phone ,can i have another
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Reviewed by halogyne from ghana from UK on 15th Jan 2011
i have problems downloading applications and games on the internet.
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Reviewed by Peter from UK on 29th Apr 2009
Have this phone ages now and still think its the bee's knee's hope it doesnt ever break id be heart broken! its out lived every other phone ive ever owned (mostly nokia's that die after a year) have bought loads of other lg gizmo's off the back of how pleased i was with the phone and an happy with all of them!
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Reviewed by ahmed from UK on 30th Sep 2008
i like that phone very very very much but plz make some of it to EGYPT can read and wright arabic thank you
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Reviewed by Andy from UK on 5th Aug 2008
Annoying!!! Can't connect to computer. Not a bad phone.... if your from the 1930's.
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Reviewed by jacqui from UK on 3rd Jul 2008
i have had this phone for 1 and a half years. over all it is good. but the front gets scratched very easily. it has been a good phone. but it is very chunky and bulky. it is a good phone that does everything you want a phone to do.
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Reviewed by escape from UK on 18th Jun 2008
I go mountain Biking Almost every day, and my LG goes with me, It has survived very well so far a cracked screen from one of my falls but still works fine after 3 years of this abuse.
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Reviewed by HAMZA.6@HOTMAIL.FR from UK on 13th May 2008
THERE IS A FANTASTIKE
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Reviewed by peter jonsen from UK on 22nd Apr 2008
i find lg tu55o most useless peace of junk i will never buy again the key board gets so hot i cant touch it with my check and the program is not easy to use ive had mine for 4 month and havent been able to down load my txt and email iam going to by motorola my mate recomends
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Reviewed by Claire from UK on 14th Apr 2008
I have had this phone 4 about 2 years and everything has been pretty good except sometimes when i try 2 get stuff by bluetooth from other pplz phones it fails and it also doesnt have speaker phone i have searched EVERYWHERE on it and u cant get it on speaker phone but overall this is a heaps good phone and u should buy it oh yeah one other bad thing about it is it is SOOO fat lol it hardly fits in my pocket bahaha oh well
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Reviewed by John, Shropshire, England from UK on 18th Mar 2008
Volume is fine on mine, good battery life, easy to use, most modern phones are difficult to see in sunlight, as this one is, apart from that, the phone is great, nice size buttons, even has a torch light built in, its just a really good mobile phone, I have had it two years and given away the new contract phones supplied free, that’s how good it is.
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Reviewed by lijo from UK on 7th Mar 2008
Its good comparred to other LG 3 series. But the main problem is its weight.
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Reviewed by n mc bride from UK on 21st Feb 2008
my 8360 started to go wrong after just one year and i can not now charge phone as it turns off if I insert charger also texting is very poor and not easy.
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Reviewed by anjana from UK on 4th Feb 2008
am from srilanka Phone is ok. Evrything i need it has.For those who didnt know, it has a light,when you press sidebutton(lower)and hold it. Camera 1.3 mpx,extra memory,mp3,video file for ringtone for small. amount of money
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Reviewed by D.McEvoy from UK on 3rd Feb 2008
This phone is heavy but that is ok the main trouble I am having is the that the Battery goes down daily and it is only being assembled now for the first time even though it was bought a year ago a gift.I also think it is getting warm during the day --is that normal. I haven't tried out any of the extras but am worried about the battery as the instructions say it will last 220 hours.
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Reviewed by Stephen from UK on 1st Feb 2008
This Phone Sucks! Too Big! Too Heavy! Broke Within A Few Weeks! And It Just Like Sucks Tbh
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Reviewed by tim from UK on 22nd Jan 2008
my phones is great but i have something i wanna know how do u get internet without the 3g network
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Reviewed by David from UK on 11th Jan 2008
The U8360 is a great phone for the price with many features but...... -It is very quiet -When you put a memory card into the phone it makes it slow done and it can take time to do simple tasks -Despite the minor inconveniences it is a pretty tough phone, i've dropped mine several times from fair distances and it has survived undamaged -the buttons are a good size but my volume button on the side only lasted about 6 months before it started to show the effects of aging, it still worked but were unresponsive sometimes -Also the cap that covers the headphone plug is annoying to get off, i ended up removing mine completely!!! and i also found that the headphones can fall out resonably easily. -In conclusion, it is a well priced phone packed full of features that are usually found on the more expensive phones and if you are a gentle and patient person you will enjoy this phone. ps: dont go swimming with it in your pocket :P
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Reviewed by fjfjfjfjf from UK on 15th Sep 2007
its an excellent phone, but it has a farely small memmery.it is a great phone for the price of it
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Reviewed by JM from UK on 18th Jul 2007
This phone is average. Whilst the battery life is decent, the texting is appalling. Not only is it stupidly slow when you try and text anything longer than 3 words, it misses out letters if you are too quick. I don't need bells and whistles on a phone, just a slick texting system, and this hasn't got it. Have sent countless unfinished texts because the back space and send are too close together, and have sent ridiculously worded texts when I haven't noticed that whole parts of words have been missing. Loved the U880; dislike this heavier, bulkier brother.
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Reviewed by Jason P from UK on 27th Jun 2007
Very Stable phone. It is a heavenly phone compared to a u8120. Owned it for a year and a half and had no problems whatsoever.
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Reviewed by Terry from UK on 26th Jun 2007
I'VE BEEN WITH 3 FOR 2 YEARS NOW. I FIRST SIGNED UP WHEN AN UNSCRUPULOUS DOOR TO DOOR SALESMAN CONNED ME WITH A SWAG OF FALSE CLAIMS ABOUT THE PLAN ON OFFER. I FOUND OUT THEY WERE FALSE WHEN I RECEIVED MY FIRST BILL, BUT BY THEN I WAS UNDER CONTRACT AND HENCE POWERLESS. MY EX-WIFE RE-SIGNED WHEN THEY OFFERED HER A FREE NEW HANDSET IN RETURN FOR RENEWING THE CONTRACT FOR ANOTHER 2 YEARS. HER ERICSSON HANDSET HAS BEEN BACK TO THE SHOP 4 TIMES IN 6 MONTHS. SHE HAS REQUESTED ANOTHER MODEL, BUT ALL THEY'LL OFFER HER ARE PHONES THAT ARE KNOWN TO BE NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE. I'VE BEEN WITH A FEW DIFFERENT COMPANIES OVER THE YEARS, BUT I'VE NEVER KNOWN SUCH CONTEMPT FOR CUSTOMERS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PLAN, BY-PASS 3. GO ANYWHERE ELSE BUT 3. THEY ARE THE EPITOME OF CORPORATE GREED.
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Reviewed by Cashis from UK on 14th Jun 2007
I reckon this phone is great, but can someone help me. I want to upload a song or two from my computer to my phone via a USB cable, but I have lost the disc that came with my phone. Is there something i can download that can help me do this? please help
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Reviewed by Sami from UK on 4th Jun 2007
Only a year and a couple of months after receiving the phone, the keypad is losing its funcionability and the phone either turns off randomly or freezes (a couple of times a month). Not impressed.
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Reviewed by Kayla Leigh from UK on 29th May 2007
Haii, I lOVE the phone! especially mine because its GREEN! Umm my only one concern is i don;t know how to download music of my computer onto my phone, could you please help me?
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Reviewed by yes i have got one from UK on 26th May 2007
it has no memory and great graphics all round good phone i have had one for almost loads of years
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Reviewed by Lauren from UK on 17th May 2007
I have had this phone for about a year and it has done me pretty well. The camera and video quality was good and the volume was good enough for me. The battery life sucked but it could have been worse i guess. I had a bit of trouble with reception but it wasnt too bad.. I think it was just the company. Sadly I didn't get to experince all of the phones features because some old biddy stole all of my accesories in the shops (lucky I took the phone out of the box before she got it). I ended up getting another free charger from the shop and my Dad bought me a new battery for it so no real trouble. The only bad thing is I took some photos and videos of my Stepdad and he passed away recently and my phone just died so I've lost them all now because I couldn't put them onto the computer :(. I'm taking it to the shop tomorrow to see what the can do about it. Wish me luck!! Overall though I would have to say it is a pretty good phone and great value for money!
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Reviewed by SANOGO KALIFA from UK on 14th May 2007
I LIVE IN COTE D`IVOIRE. I LOVE THIS MOBILE PHONE BUT I HAVE A PROBLEM TO CONNECT HIM FOR DISPLAYS GAME, INTERNET, MUSIC AND OTHER... MY NUMBER PHONE IS 0022507847631. MY MOBILE NETWORK IS ORANGE COTE D`IVOIRE. I WANT TO GET ALL FUNCTIONS OF THIS MOBILE'
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Reviewed by Trevor from UK on 25th Apr 2007
LG is a nice Brand en at that a nice Phone. I love it but the problem i have with it is the Little memory it has to save my stuff. Otherwise, BRAVO
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Reviewed by andy from UK on 12th Apr 2007
this phone has been great for me! ive had no troubles with it untill a few weeks ago when the casing for the flip part cracked and i was advised not to use it. however its been fixed and ive had no furthur problems. i highly recommend this phone for its quality and price
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Reviewed by Luke from UK on 11th Apr 2007
not a very good phone. freezes all the time, the flip bit of the phone has snapped and now folds all the way back and the battery life is shot. deffinatly not worth the money i paid for it $230 AUD
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Reviewed by Josh from UK on 31st Mar 2007
Good phone Good features Speaker needs to be louder and freezes every now and then I have moved onto a Nokia 6288 recently and loving it. The LG U8360 is a great phone for a really good price
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Reviewed by ollie tyler-elder from UK on 29th Mar 2007
I've had this phone for 18 months and it's clear that it really isn't a great handset compared to more modern phones. The outer casing seems to scratch the screen when closer quickly, the weight is an obvious issue and so is the styling of the thing-there is none! a rather ugly looking thing. the battery life and signal are also pretty awful; yet i have encountered no major problems with it over 18 months which isn't too bad!
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Reviewed by Eleonora from UK on 28th Mar 2007
Good phone but quite unuseful now for Internet Connection with Windows Vista ....
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Reviewed by ziagbala from UK on 21st Mar 2007
this phone is awesome fro the price although it's not that loud and the bluetooth is shot if ur looken for a phone big on features this is the phone
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Reviewed by Mark from Australia on 13th Mar 2007
Agree with the other Mark from Aus about the loudness of the tone but overall this is a great phone for the price
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Reviewed by John Mc from Uk on 12th Mar 2007
I echo what Javhaa (allegedly) from Mongolia says: "Reviewed by Javhaa from Mongolia on 11th Jan 2007 I have bought it few days ago. Everythings ok. But i couldn't connect it to the computer. Everytime syncronization failed. I think there is wrong CD in the box. So i'm looking for good software for Windows Vista. Buttons are not good for texting. They are very slow. I don't want to wait for next letters. Texting speed is slower than me." Its PAINFULLY SLOW a lot of the time. Texting is horrendous. Ive had to adapt my texting style, ie to text at a slower pace, or the phone doesnt keep up. When you write long texts (ie 4 texts long or more) it gets STUPIDLY SLOW. The longer your text the slower the response. Also I cant find where the loudspeaker is??? Despite it being bale to do video calls (which I hate anyway) an obviously using loudspeaker for that, I cant find where to use it on normal calls... Pretty sure it doesnt have it. Ludicrous. Going back to texting its annoying that the phone cant just keep your text stored if you want to do something else (though you can access the menu whilst texting), you either have to actively save it or quit and lose your text. Stick to Nokias or Sony Ericsons.
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Reviewed by Mark from Australia on 12th Mar 2007
Ive had this for a few weeks now,Overall pretty good but volume on the ringtone is low even on the highest level; i have missed calls and msgs thanks to that and the vibration is not being very powerful. Had no trouble downloading pics and mp3s onto it or games.
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Reviewed by Jiten from Nepal on 23rd Feb 2007
it is a good mobile phone with the very goood battery life.but hte problem is that the different formats of the audio doesnt play in the phone(like 'wav' format)
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Reviewed by Harley from Australia on 21st Feb 2007
LG U8360 This Phone is great It features a 1.3 Megapixel camera,Expandable MicroSD memory,Bluetooth,3G video content,262k colour 2inch display & a MP3 player this is about average in todays standards.The digital camera is quiet good the screen shots are above average and theres a few extra camera functions aside including 2x digital zoom,Muli-shot,effects,flash,Self-portrait and swivel action.Theres also Video Capture the video length is unlimited But it does depend on Memory & battery life,The results were good there was pixelation & bad lighting conditions but you will expect this From any phone video unless you pay a lot of money for a higher end video phone. The screen displays were clear & vivid the internal has 262,000 colours TFT with a resolution of 176x220 pixels & measures 31x39mm (2.0inch) this is slightly Smaller than the older 3G models but has a better viewing angle.The external has 65,000 colours cstn with a resolution of 96x96 pixels this display is great for being a cstn type. The LG U8360 is afterall a good handset it works well at all its features & is easy to use it might seem a bit big & heavy but the larger the better if it had been smaller the screen would have decreased ect... i really recommend this phone and its cheap as well!
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Reviewed by brad from australia on 15th Feb 2007
exelent phone all the specs 3g mobile 1.3 megapixel camera, pc sync, bluetooth, games and more
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Reviewed by jiten from Nepal on 11th Feb 2007
Its a good mobile but the color of the Housing of the set depriciates very Quikly
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Reviewed by Elizabeth from Australia on 9th Feb 2007
Hey! This is really great phone... It has everything I need for every day basces... I love the light its good in the dark if you have no lighting in you room... Great for hide and seek! The camera is good 1.3 mpx.. Over all this phone is way better then the Nokia N70... Why you ask? This phone has more features that you cant do on a Nokia N70.. If I had to choose it would be LG U8360... The Nokia N70 maye have a better camera but the LG U8360 has way better video calling... Its a heavy phone, although I didn't mind that too much. Overall I have had a good experience with this phone. Also the best thing is on a LG U8360 if your with 3 you can have MSN.. Go LG!
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Reviewed by pedja from serbia on 8th Feb 2007
Phone is ok. Evrything i need it has.For those who didnt know, it has a light,when you press sidebutton(lower)and hold it. Camera 1.3 mpx,extra memory,mp3,video file for ringtone for small. amount of money
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Reviewed by Ovidiu from Romania, Timisoara on 28th Jan 2007
pretty good phone, but it's got some problems with the signal, i have to say that my lg has been decoded and i'm on vodafone now. battery is good, as a flashlight is excellent. as i been reading reviews i've seen that many people have problems with freezing, well i don't. i bought a transflash, got some games(about 130, not all installed), some music and it's ok, about the camera i'm not very satisfied, compared to other phones like nokia with vga camera, i have to say that it's the same because i downloaded the pictures to my pc and they were very poor quality. overall good phone and trustworthy. cheers all
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Reviewed by Muneer from UK on 21st Jan 2007
I've had this phone for about a year now. At first I didn't like it - flip was annoying (was my first flip-phone) and it used to catch my hair sometimes when making a call which was quite painful. But I got used to it and looking back it is a sterdy phone jam packed with features. Its got cute little features that you don't see on spec lists, for example you can easily turn on the light at the front and use as a torch! I found the PC file transfer feature very useful for transferring songs. The memory size was fine for my needs but most people need more and can buy a T-Flash card (aka MicroSD). Speakerphone is a nice feature - Handsfree without any wires! The negative points of the phone are: I had many problems with reception and I don't know whether it was the phone's fault or my network (3G). Also, battery life was rather poor. It frequently ran out of battery and gave no warning it was low so it just turned itself off silently. Quite annoying discovering it off like that. Its a heavy phone, although I didn't mind that too much. Overall I have had a good experience with this phone.
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Reviewed by thilina from sri lanka on 21st Jan 2007
One of the best phnes i've used.its worth for the amount we are paying.one weaknes the sound level of the speaker is not enough to rock me up.its a great phone.it would b better if its support the common phone softwares as well.Well done LG
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Reviewed by Seany from Australia on 20th Jan 2007
i got this phone for my bday about a week ago and already reckon this phone is excellent for the price and is great value, the camera+video is very good quality especially for a fone. the mp3 player is also good quality, i would recommend this phone to anyone wantiing a gd fone with al the latest features.
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Reviewed by Celia from Australia on 18th Jan 2007
I got this phone a few weeks ago and it is fantastic. The battery lasts for days and days without recharging, the camera is pretty good (for a phone),150 free txts to ANY phone company, tho i think thats only till march but that doesnt matter. The only thing is tho that when i first got the phone i tryed to connect it to my pc but it came up with an error so i called 3 customer care and they said that there is a known glitch in the software and within 10 minutes it was fixed! brilliant phone, and 3 is a great company to be on
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Reviewed by Daniel from Ireland on 17th Jan 2007
In one word: AMAZING. Installed it on my PC within seconds. Once the software is installed connect the phone while the phone is on idle screen. Easy! Coverage with three is amazing and cheap. Camera very good and can swival around. It also has a light for taking pictures in the dark. The user interface is amazingly easy, the planet3 is great. and the battery life is well perfect! I got the phone on Sunday (today wednesday) I have made calls, sent texts, downloaded music/videos, played games and it is STILL on full battery! Highly recomend
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Reviewed by vivilz from ireland on 14th Jan 2007
i got this phone as a christmas present it has really good features but i cant connect it to my laptop,i tried to install it and error kept coming up
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Reviewed by Javhaa from Mongolia on 11th Jan 2007
I have bought it few days ago. Everythings ok. But i couldn't connect it to the computer. Everytime syncronization failed. I think there is wrong CD in the box. So i'm looking for good software for Windows Vista. Buttons are not good for texting. They are very slow. I don't want to wait for next letters. Texting speed is slower than me.
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Reviewed by JESSYKA from VIC,AUSTRALIA on 9th Jan 2007
3 SAYS THEY'RE NUMBER 1 FOR THE LAST YEAR, I BOUGHT THE LG U8360 AND IT CAUSED ME NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS. THEY GOT ME TO CHANGE SETTINGS, GO TO SHOP AFTER SHOP, PEOPLE (3 CARE) WERE TELLING ME ALL DIFFERENT THINGS AND GOT NOTHING! I WAS TOLD TO GO TO ALL DIFFERENT SHOPS AND I GOT NOTHING. THEY GAVE ME THE RUN AROUND FOR OVER A MONTH. THEY'RE WORSE THAN CAR SALESMEN. ONCE YOU LEAVE THE SHOP AFTER PURCHASING A PHONE, YOU'RE WORTH NOTHING MORE THAN A CRACKER. I CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY GET THEIR RATINGS FROM. THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING ABOUT SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC. THEY ONLY WAY I COULD GET SERIVCE WAS IF I WAS ON A CONTRACT WHICH I WASN'T. I WILL NEVER, EVER GO WITH 3 OR LG AGAIN. IT IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS THAT THEY CAN DO THIS TO "VALUED" CUSTOMERS. MY PHONE HAS BEEN OFF AT REPIARS DUE TO 'CALL REJECT' AND 'CALL DIVERT' FOR OVER 4 WEEKS. I GOT LEFT WITH A 4 YEAR OLD SONY ERICSON WHEN MY PHONE WAS LESS THAN 1 YEAR OLD. AND 3 STILL HAVE THE GUTS TO CALL THEMSELF 'NUMBER 1' IS RIDICULOUS. I URGE EVERYONE OUT THERE, CONSIDERING BUYING THIS PHONE WITH 3, DO NOT DO IT. YOU WILL SAVE YOURSELF MONTHS OF TROUBLE IF YOU DON'T GO WITH THIS PHONE/SERVICE. THIS PHONE TO ME, IS WORTH NOTHING. AS SOON AS I GET ENOUGH MONEY, I'M SWAPPING TO A DIFFERENT BRAND AND A DIFFERENT SERVICE. 3 TO ME, IS THE WORST TELEPHONE SERVICER I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. I WILL NEVER TRUST OR BE WITH THEM AGAIN.
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Reviewed by krystah brentheim from australia on 30th Dec 2006
RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!! IVE HAD SO MANY PROBS WITH THIS FONE! 1) POOR NETWORK COVERAGE WHEN USING THE 3 NETWORK (DO NOT GO WITH 3) 2) CALL DIVERT AND INCOMING CALL DIVERT COMES ON EVERY DAY 3) VERY HEAVY, BULKY, NOT COOL 4) BAD SERVICE FROM 3 - I HAVE BEEN PUSHED AROUND BY THEM, TOLD TO GO HERE, GO THERE BLAH BLAH BLAH; STILL WAITING FOR MY FONE - HAS BEEN 4 WEEKS IN REPAIRS. 3 HAS CALLED BE NEUMEROUS TIMES WITH "UPDATS" SAYIN THEY HAVNT FOUND A FAULT ON THE FONE YET! 5) CALLS CUT OUT AUTOMATICALLY 6) FONE SCREEN FREEZES UP OFTEN ****NOT WORTH THE $190 (AUD) AT ALL! I WOULD RATHER USE A DOUGHNUT AS A FONE THAN THIS RUBBISH. DO NOT BUY IT. IT WILL CAUSE U SO MANU PROBS. AM SO ANGRY WITH THE SERVICE, FONE ETC. CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL I GET ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY A NEW FONE - AM GOING TO SWAP TO A NOKIA AND GO WITH OPTUS. 3 AND LG U8360 ARE NOT GOOD SERVICE PEOPLE OR GOOD FONE MAKERS. IF THEY OFFERED MORE HELPFULL SERVICE TO PREPAID CUSTOMERS, IT WOULDN'T BE SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!***** DO NOT PAY FOR IT! GO AND BUY A NOKIA! PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XxXx from Krystah B.
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Reviewed by me from uk on 30th Dec 2006
000000000kkkkkkkkkkk pretty good good bargain at 70 pounds
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Reviewed by Laura Hurley from Ireland on 27th Dec 2006
I only got this phone on xmas day and I already think its excellent!It was not dear.but its big enough and it would,nt suit some people.the buttons are really good 4 texting.i love the style though.the camra is cool cause u can just turn it around if u want 2 take pictures of yourself!
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Reviewed by Polly Mc from Australia on 26th Dec 2006
I have had one outlined problem with this phone. I got the phone on the 12rd of November 2006, 4 days later, I saw a simble on the phone which meant that 'CALL REJECT' was on. I didn't even know what it was until I read the booklet. I called my network provider (3 - Three) and told them what happened - they made me change settings on the phone and it was fine. A couple hours later, the same thing happened, I was advised to go to a 3 shop the next day and get it repaired; as I reported the fault in under 14 days of purchase, I would be able to get a new handset. The same day I got that one; 5 hours later; IT HAPPENED AGAIN! Now, this problem happened for in excess of a month and I got NOTHING from 3. Aboslutely a WASTE of $180. I wouldn't even give this phone 1 star. I guess the only good things on the phone is: good MP3 player, OK picture/video quality, easy to press buttons/type text messages. Please, save yourself the time and DO NOT GET THIS PHONE!
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Reviewed by Mickey from Dee on 18th Dec 2006
I have a lgu8360 and it has done me probably more than fine for ten months now,BUT yesterday my fone started u could say crashing and\or freezing at certain points eventualy not coming on at all i tried another battery and still no go,problem never happened before,i am sure i haven't droped it or got it wet or anything like that lately,only issues i ever had with fone was using LG suite :( that sux,i got around that gettin a 512 mb card and using my cardreader,only thing is takes forever to save a picture or vid to the external mem rather than fone mem(like USB1 & USB2)after you have taken,recorded it.but i still rate this fone!! it's dope!!!
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Reviewed by Georgia.xx from Austrailia on 8th Nov 2006
awsum
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Reviewed by Georgia from Austrailia on 4th Nov 2006
I've read most of these comments and have agreed with soem and disagreed with others. I have a black LGU8360 and i agree that it does get alot of fingerprints and the screen is hard to see in sunlight. However i think the phone menu and keypad is etremly well set up and easy to use. However i've had alot of experience with this phone and some of the other reviewers soudn like they haven't.. so heres my email adress so we can not only disscuss the phone but i can answer questions. georgia1711@hotmail.com
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Reviewed by melissa from australia on 24th Oct 2006
I REALLY LOVE MY PHONE!! EVEN THOUGH I HAVE LOST IT A COULPLE OF TIMES EVEN HAD I STOLEN TWICE!! BUT I LOVE IT!! I TAKE IT EVERYWHERE!! ITS LIKE MY BEST FRIEND YOU COULD SAY HAHA.. LOVE MELISSA XXX
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Reviewed by prince habibu from hababa babibu on 17th Oct 2006
great phone its everything i ever wanted beats all samsung phones for sure
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Reviewed by Josh from Australia on 12th Oct 2006
This phone is awesome it has everything i want in a phone good work LG and 3 network is the best U8360 is the bomb digity
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Reviewed by alex from australia on 10th Oct 2006
this is the best fone eva i swear 3is a relli gud company 4 these things i think every1 should get dis fone
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Reviewed by Pete from Australia on 25th Sep 2006
not a bad phone, the sound good be a bit louder and the internal memory a bit bigger, but all and all i think i got my moneys worth the camera takes some grainy photos but i like the blue tooth and internet features, plus the fact that you can run msn on it makes it worth my while, its a bit heavy and the battery needs charging every 2 days but i guess that depends on how much you use the wap and blue tooth features. the external aerial is annoying as it keeps getting caught up in my pocket, but hey i can live with that. the fact that its a flip phone means that the internal screen might survive a bit longer if i drop it or something all and all im giving this phone 4 stars!
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Reviewed by Casey from Australia on 28th Aug 2006
I luv dis phone it rokz ive had it 4 nearly 4months and i luv it just 1 thing thats annoyin me i dunno how to turn on the light on the front of the phone plz some1 help me email me if u have the answer plz casey_rulz2@hotmail.com
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Reviewed by A from Australia on 14th Aug 2006
this fone is rubbish it just freezes all the time and the battery has to be removed to reset it. it gets really an noying and i regret buying this fone
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Reviewed by london from london on 14th Aug 2006
this phone sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have had bare problems wid the phone and it npt wprth purchasing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by I<3..U! from Australia on 5th Aug 2006
Love the phone! Great sound, great look.. I have got the black one, and it is great (although visible fingerprint marks, but it doesnt worry me..) and the interface is user friendly.. camera is good. The light on the front is so bright! LG is Great!
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Reviewed by Tony from Uc Dai Loi (Australia) on 26th Jul 2006
I gave this phone 5 stars 4mths ago and havn't changed my mind..... still love adding and playing with it especially the gif files off the internet.....I have a fluttering Aussie flag under the clock and a shark that jumps out of the water to eat the stickman fishing on the main screen....favourite song for ring tone...'goodbye cruel world' recording for off...and it works great as a phone too....IF there is a negative it MAY be the camera.....sometimes abit grainy...what the heck the phone is a great accessory, thanks again LG.
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Reviewed by mx.fizz. from Australia on 5th Jul 2006
i relli lyk da fone. its reali good. but i hav problems connecting the phone to my PC lyk it dus not work at all... my fwen hu has an lg fone tried 2 do it but it ddnt work. but other than that its great. can some1 pls help me? tanx luvz ya.xx pls email me at: die_hapi@yahoo.com.au
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Reviewed by Simon23 from UK on 2nd Jul 2006
Having owned my LG8360, for nearly a year. I,ve been offered a free upgrade on the 3 network. I,ll take the free upgrade phone and sell it. No way would I change my current LG u8360 phone. Anyone who's lucky enough to own one of these phones, knows how good they are. total perfection.
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Reviewed by Roxy from America on 30th Jun 2006
If you are wanting to buy this phone but are unsure because it may look a little ugly in the pictures then the dont look at them. It is a great phone. it is a bit heavier than your average phone or a bit bigger but it will fit in your pocket no doubt.its lot of great features the main big feature is that it is with "3" and it is free to browse the internet and there are free music interviews etc. but best of all if your a mad textar then if your with prepaid everytime you recharge you get 150 free sms!!!! it rocks and there are no catches or anything! (P.S with the free sms unlike telstra you can sms ANYONE free not just you "3" mates!)
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Reviewed by Arun from Australia on 28th May 2006
The phone is awesome! however has some downsides to it. I had problems with the software when I first installed the software however 3 customer service were more than happy to help me. Also the handset memory isn't that great however that can be expanded. The camera is great and bluetooth works fine, I love how you are able to put your MP3's onto the phone and use them as tones and the video camera also works like a dream. Overall the phone is good and I will recomend it to anyone. I recommend the black one because personally I think it looks better, however you get alot of fingerprint marks on it but its worth it.
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Reviewed by Arun from Australia on 27th May 2006
It is a good phone the best I have ever had. The camera is good and bluetooth works like a dream. The only downfall of the phone is that I can not syncronise it with my computer to put my Mp3's and videos on. It comes up with com ports not working or cannot connect due to malfunction. I have tried everything turning the phone on and off and all the com ports but it doesn't seem to work. Can some one please help. please e-mail me at white_tiger001@hotmail.com
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Reviewed by C Park from UK on 21st May 2006
Best phone I've owned so far. Robust. Reliable. Excellent range of features. Some minor downsides: 1. Can't figure out how to use speakerphone without video calling - now have Jabra handsfree. 2. Sync with Windows sometimes problematic, supplied software is poor. 3. Can't charge phone from USB 4. Battery life is average, probably quite good compared to other 3G, but needs charging at least every 2-3 days. This is despite a heavy duty Li-polymer power unit. 5. Could be slightly more compact but is a nice size to hold with quality build (unlike motorola/sony). 6. Tomtom satnav can't access the phone addressbook. 7. No voicedial.
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Reviewed by Andrew from Australia on 20th May 2006
I dunno why everyone is complaining with this phone. Pros:Good camera, has bluetooth, a lot of memory(expandable), cheap. Cons: Soft sound, PC problems, lack of games/applications. A $249AUD phone which is good value and I'd recommend it.
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Reviewed by Gail J from UK on 7th May 2006
Decent phone, decent camera and video. Good value for money (on offer for £99 with £30 free airtime). Bluetooth is a bit temperamental on it and connecting to pc was a bit fiddly as the drivers didn't load properly (now sorted and works beautifully). I bought 512mb extra memory with an SD adapter and have got plenty of music on there now and the sound quality is really good although the volume could be a bit louder on both headset and phone speaker. All in all a good phone.
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Reviewed by dan from england on 1st May 2006
good phone, but the memory is poor, i want to buy a memory card for it, but i cant find the slot for the card, any one know? if any answers please email me at floating_like_a_boat@hotmail.co.uk
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Reviewed by D. G. Sarwar from Bangladesh on 26th Apr 2006
Everything is O.K. except the antena and it's weight
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Reviewed by Ahmad from England on 18th Apr 2006
i think it is a good phone but has a few rubbish things in it but it is a good phone overall.
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Reviewed by Tony from Uc Dai Loi (Australia) on 17th Apr 2006
'tis only the 5th phone I've ever owned but by far,far the best......and so it should be the way technology is going....I've had it 4wks but were 'bush' for 3 so didn't PLAY with it till yesterday....connected AND synchronized 1st time to laptop....PC wouldn't....this led me to this feedback site....sounds simple but connect the phone to the PC before turning ON...then click the desk top icon near the clock on XP and bingo has been fine since.....Mp3 ringtone out of My Music, private vids. now on the 'phone also....I'm over 55 so it is not hard! Well done LG....I'm yours
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Reviewed by alec davis from UK on 14th Apr 2006
I wouldn't give this even 1 star. Dreadful phone with an appalling network! (3G) Flimsy and heavy, extremely slow to switch on and generally uncomfortable to use. Get a camera if you want to take photographs, mp3 player if you want music etc, get a simple phone and GET A LIFE! I'm going to sell this heap if I can find anyone mug enough to buy the thing and cut my losses. It could do service as a door stop or a house brick. Steer well clear of this nasty, heavy, bulky monster...
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Reviewed by S from UK on 23rd Mar 2006
Mostly happy with this phone, only things I feel that are letting it down is the weight of it and the ringer volume, missed lots of calls whilst out shopping due to not being able to hear it.
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Reviewed by mr blobby from papua new guinea on 16th Mar 2006
flimsy snappable pthetic ringtones rubbish phone buy if you wanna get a new 1 da nxt day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by sahida from uk on 4th Mar 2006
people who dont know how to use the speaker on the lg u8360 its simple, dial the number then press the key on the far left of your phone which is next to the message key. Keep it pressed in for a couple off secs. To switch of speaker do the same. Hope this helps you all.
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Reviewed by paul from australia on 17th Feb 2006
great phone has everythiing i need + more.i just wish someone had told me that i need windows xp or 2000 to dowload mp3s. but still a great phone
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Reviewed by David Ho from UK on 14th Feb 2006
GOOD FONE BUT ! THE CAMERA IS A LOAD OF RUBBISH PLUS 22 MB INTERNAL MEMORY CANT HOLD NOTHING BUT TWO OR THREE POLYPHONIC RING TONEZZ OTHER THAN THAT ITS SUX ! !
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Reviewed by David Ho from Australia on 9th Feb 2006
Almost perfect except for two small points (as I see them). The 1st being the battery life not as good as promised (much better the past two 3g phones but still not that good when comparing with 2.5g phones) and the 2nd being that (unbeknown to me when I decided to purchase the phone) it doesn’t support voice tags so no voice dialling - this is a pain when using a handsfree unit in the car and had I known this I may not have opted for the LG over the V3X (past two phones being Motorola’s). I for one just assumed such an advanced phone would support voice tags and it was a real surprise when (after checking with 3 customer services that this was the case) to me (that’ll teach me – lesson learnt). Another small quirk I have found is with the supplied computer software, this being that to get the LG U880 and the computer (both of them – yes I have two) connect one has to turn off the phone then turn on again to get the com ports to work – as yet not software updates – that I can find – have been released. The above said this is a super phone and the battery life is still pretty good compared to previous 3g phones and would recommend it to anyone. Having been with 3 since they started in the UK the improvement in both handsets and reception is phenomenal and one wonders where it’s going next – no point in the phones getting smaller – not for me in any case as 1) I have normal fingers and 2) the screen needs to be of a decent size to take advantage of the 3 services and video calling.
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Reviewed by amy from australia on 29th Jan 2006
this is an awsum fone!! but ill tel u wat ive realized?? all u wingerz out there who say this fone is a waste of money n time r from overseas!! ahahahaha. awsum fone.defnitly werth it. mwah
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Reviewed by Raja Kashif from Pakistan on 24th Jan 2006
Thats avery good mobile.I have very impresed by it's sound and result of camra.But i don't know what is T Flash.please tell me.And who i can lock any folder
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Reviewed by *<> Emma**~ from australia on 20th Jan 2006
the fone is heaps cool , i have a black one! i have 2 say it gets tuns of fingerprints tho! all the features are cool but i am having heaps of troble with the mp3 ive read how to do but my computer wont let me wen i connect (com port) it wont let me ive tried all the different com numbers and it just wont let me !!!! please help me somebody write back 2 emma!!!!!!!! PS lovven the videos cam n nite vision on camera
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Reviewed by saiful kmn from brunei darussalam on 20th Jan 2006
This phone is totally cool!! It has all d necessary features of a modern gadget; mp3, camera, u name it, u can even 4get it s a fone. I recommend d green 1, becos it stands out from other fon brands. d flash can even b used as a light source with 1 touch of button. go wit da best- choose lg u8360.
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Reviewed by Jessica from Australia on 18th Jan 2006
All the features on this phone are great and most are easy to use as soon as i figured out that you upload photos through LG phone manager it was a breeze to use. But I'm having trouble working out how to use speaker phone and downloading music to the phone I've lost my guide so thats not the phones fault is it?? I love that it comes in Green because flip phones don't have changeable covers. Blue tooth was incredably easy to use and also it protects your privacy because you need to enter your code the frist time you send somthing to a person so they arn't reciving things that arn't theres. Sound quality is GREAT and the pictures are great to I havn't seen the video on my computer yet so I can't comment on that. All in all its a great buy.
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Reviewed by Kiril Velkov from Bulgariq on 18th Jan 2006
Nice Phone buuuut that java there's ... something wrong here. ... Cant compile jar files into games or apps. Is there any solution about this??? Please help , need 2 use the phone as remote control for winamp ...
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Reviewed by LEO from OZ on 16th Jan 2006
THIS PHONE IS GREAT.I LOVE THE EXTRAS.MP3 SOUNDS FANTASTIC THE CAMERA &VIDEO ARE FUN TO USE .I DONT KNOW HOW ANYONE COULD WHINGE ABOUT IT. DONT FORGET IT IS A PHONE FIRST..THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD WAS CONECTING TO PC AND DOWNLOADING MUSIC ,BUT THE PEOPLE AT 3 HELPLINE TALKED ME THOUGH IT FOR 45 MIN NOW I FIND IT SOOOO EASY TO USE .LEARNING TO USE IT CAN BE A BIT LIKE LEARNING TO RIDE A BIKE BUT ITS WELL WORTH IT IN THE END..GOT TO GO NOW GONNA WATCH A RACE LIVE ON MY PHONE.I GOT A HOT TIP..BYE..
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Reviewed by dob_rock from Bulgaria on 16th Jan 2006
It`s a perfect phone, I`m totaly loving it. It has everything you cold possibly want gfom a mobile phone and even more! The camera takes perfect pictures in daylight and in night mode the pictures are good enough too. The mp3 player is crystal clear when you listen from the stereo handsfree. Downloading to your pc and uploading to the telephone via blootooth or the USB cable is a piece of cake. I don`t know how is the 3G technology cause in Bulgaria it is still not very popular and is too expensive but I`m using the phone as a normal GSM and it totaly beats most of them with its functionality. P.S. The green version RULES !!!
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Reviewed by Kim from Australia on 14th Jan 2006
I love this phone, one of the best I've ever bought And for you people who can't install, just plug the usb in the computer and the add hardware thingy will come up, just click next and follow the prompt, near the end it will say windows logo does not support this blah blah...just click yes and your set, there should be 2 installations!! also just check the manual on the cd geez, its under USB installation helo, PEOPLE READ!!! Phones excellent!
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Reviewed by Monika from Australia on 14th Jan 2006
In response to the people having trouble putting MP3s on the Lg u8360! When you install the software that comes with your phone onto your computer, open "LG Phone Manager". Once it opens click CONTENTS. Then on the left hand side click LG Phone - it should be under 'My Computer'. Once you loacte it (it's easy!!!) click Connect - top left hand corner under file. Once your phone connects, the phones contents are displayed into folders (just like they are displayed in 'My stuff': Images, Sounds, Videos etc. Click on Sounds and paste in the MP3 you want. If you want to put the MP3s onto your External Memory Card - the same thing applies. I believe there will be a folder for it - I have not tested it though as I do not have a memory card yet but if you have a new computer, I actually have an MMC/SD slot in the front and I can just pop cards into there, XP notices them and then I just copy things onto it that way. Now, about the phone... it's EXCELLENT! I don't know what you are all complaining about??? Me and my partner got the same phone, he got the black one and I got the lime green one. We both love our phones! If you are like me and hate fingerprints, get the green one - it has a metallic plastic and not a soft plastic like the black one. The camera is GOOD. ALL OF YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT IT NOT WORKING WELL INSIDE - PUT THE FLASH ON! YES! THE PHONE ACTUALLY HAS A FLASH!!! It's called 'LIGHT' in the options! USE IT AND STOP COMPLAINING!!! Also - go to 'WB wb' in options - you can change the place you are at: Daylight, Cloudy, INDOORS etc! When you get a phone check out all the options first before bagging it! It's really annoying especially when you think you know it all! Gr!
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