LG Venus Review
In a nutshell: A dual-screen touch-sensitive user interface
combined with a full numeric keypad makes the LG Venus cool but practical
too. Available in a choice of black, red, pastel pink or shiny pink,
the Venus is a beautiful slide design phone that will definitely turn
heads. It's fully equipped with a 3 megapixel camera, video camera,
MP3 player, FM radio, Bluetooth and up to 8 Gbytes of memory.
Review: February 2008.
With the European launch of the LG KF600 (LG Venus) on 11 February
2008, LG have proven themselves once again to be at the forefront of
innovation in user interface design. At first glance the KF600 looks
just like any other slide phone - the top half has a high quality TFT
screen, with touch-sensitive navigation buttons below, and when you
slide it open, the full numeric keypad is revealed beneath. But what's
really interesting is that the touch-sensitive navigation keys are context
sensitive virtual keys. In other words, the function of the keys changes
depending on what you're trying to do with the phone. LG call this an
This makes the Venus a kind of hybrid between a conventional slide
phone and a touchscreen-driven phone like the LG
Viewty or the Apple iPhone. This
is a brilliant idea - LG have realised that people love touchscreen
user interfaces, but find them awkward for tasks like texting. The Venus
offers the best of both worlds. Take a look at the picture on the right
to see how this works in practice. The pictures show the upper screen
and the lower touchscreen - look how the touchscreen changes depending
on whether you are navigating the top-level menu, playing music or using
the camera. We really like the concept, and it works well in practice.
A neat feature is that you can turn the phone sideways and use the screen
and user interface in landscape mode.
OK, let's take a tour of the rest of the phone. It's quite a chunky
phone to hold, but by no means a brick, and not too heavy either. The
touchscreen looks great in the glossy black finish, but it's also available
in pastel pink, shiny pink and wine red. It's definitely a phone with
wow! factor looks. LG have paid some attention to detail here, because
the Venus comes with a good choice of themes that appear in all menu,
icons, wallpaper and other user interface features.
They haven't skimped on features either. Although the Venus isn't a
3G phone, it has most of the multimedia features that you could want.
The main display is a 262k colour TFT screen with 320 x 240 pixels and
the lower screen (the touchscreen) has 240 x 176 pixels. So in total
the display has 240 x 496 pixels available, making it almost as big
as the iPhone. The camera is rated at 3 megapixels and can't match the
best camera phones currently available, but is perfectly good enough
for snaps. The camera can also record video clips.
The music player works very well. Music quality is good and the main
speaker is loud! The touchscreen interface really does work well here
- you can access all of the music functions without opening the slide.
Support for a Bluetooth-enabled
stereo headset is included and there's plenty of memory available
for storing music: the microSD
card slot can accept cards up to a whopping 8 Gbytes, which is enough
for around 2,000 songs. We're pleased to see the inclusion of an FM
Connectivity is good, with support for both Bluetooth and USB. Battery
life seems to be normal for this type of phone - you can expect to get
a few days of normal use between charges. There's good support for games
too, with the dual screen reminding us of the Nintendo
We've criticised some of LG's touchscreen designs in the past (most
notably the LG Chocolate), but
we are actually big fans of LG, because they aren't afraid to innovate
and most of the time their designs just get steadily better. The LG
Venus might be the best yet (although perhaps the higher-spec Viewty
still has the edge.)
of the LG Venus include:
- 3 mega-pixel camera with autofocus and 2x digital zoom
- Video camera
- Upper display: TFT, 262,000 colours, 320 x 240 pixels (2 inches)
- Lower display: touchscreen TFT, 262,000 colours, 240 x 176 pixels
- MP3 player
- FM radio
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
- Handsfree speaker
- Voice recorder
- Java games
- Internet: Web browser, WAP 2.0, GPRS, EDGE
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB
- Memory: 64 Mbytes plus microSD
memory card slot (expandable to 8 Gbytes)
- Vibration alert
- Size: 101 x 51 x 14 mm
- Weight: 107g
- Talktime: 3 hours
- Battery standby: 300 hours
LG Venus User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Jordan from Canada on 6th Oct 2008
I have the pink version of this phone, and i love it. the only problem
I've had with it is the chrome paint chipping off the sides of the phone,
it turned so ugly. BUt i have now scratched it all off, and rubbed it
off (using nail polish remover, ect) and i love it again
Reviewed by Tom from USA on 2nd Oct 2008
The phone seems ok cosmetically, and I liked the idea of a touch screen,
but I just had my first one replaced because I would not get about 50%
of my calls. After a month of back and forth with verizon and putting
the phone in front of them and showing them that calling the phone yeilded
random results, they gave me a second phone. Now 3 weeks into a new
phone and I've had the same problem. ALSO, this second phone randomly
drops down to 0 bars and drops calls, then will shoot back up to full
service when i close the phone. Phone seems faulty to me, and the Verizon
reps are quick to take it back, so something tells me the bugs were
never worked out of this one. I liked the touch-screen set up for easy
answering/checking messages, but I say keep the framework, change the
Reviewed by rosie from uk on 29th Sep 2008
it was a chose between this and the samsung U800 and stupid as i was
i choose this its rubbish i wish id have had the samsung. word of advice
DO NOT BUY!!!
Reviewed by steve from england on 24th Sep 2008
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, this fone man, cant ask for a better 1 init, love
the lot, cya
Reviewed by Jessica from US on 20th Sep 2008
This phone is cute and i love how it works. Only bad thing is the paint
on the edges has chipped so badly in the past two months! I asked verizon
if they would replace it or give me some paint, but they couldn't do
anything. The texting is okay, but yes if you text a lot i recommend
a QWERTY keyboard! And by the way, i have friends who have LG phones
with chipping paint...although we take care of them! CHIPPED PAINT IS
Reviewed by Peter nduba from Nigeria on 18th Sep
I really love ur products
Reviewed by adam from u.k on 18th Sep 2008
This phone is nice but it keeps shutting itself down after 1 or two
songs. I am on my 3rd one so will have to give up with it. Other than
that its great!
Reviewed by alison from United States on 11th
I've had this phone for a good while and at first I liked it then I
started to really not like it. If you text a lot, like me, this is not
a good phone. After a couple months the buttons are so loud when I text
it sucks! Also the silver trim on the phone started pealing and looks
ugly. The touch screen is also delayed and the camera takes forever
to take a picture! So it was nice for the first month then downhill
from there. If you like texting don't get it!
Reviewed by Jake from Englang on 3rd Sep 2008
i got this phone a couple of days ago and i am really pleased with it,
for me i cant realy fault it, i dont mind about the no mp3 tones for
sms text's or the speed of the internet. Although i will say that if
your looking to buy it for the good camera the shutter speed is pretty
bad, it takes a fair 5 seconds befour the picture takes but apart from
that its an awesome phone and a much needed update to my LG Chocolate,
i recomend this phone to anyone. (who dosnt mind a slow camera)
Reviewed by katie from smith on 30th Aug 2008
this phone is really great it toook me quite a while to get use to it
but i think its fantastic, of course i had some problems but no phone
is perfect. i love it to bits and im glad i bought it !!!
Reviewed by Yum*mum from Newport, Gwent on 29th
I received this phone this morning and its great! Noticed a few times
while ive been playing with it that it takes a while to catch up with
me, but then again im a txtaholic :). I havent tried much out yet because
i had to go straight to work :( Supposed to be going to town tonight.
Might reconsider to have a bit more of a play with it...
Reviewed by kiara from london on 27th Aug 2008
i have had this phone for about 7 months and after the fist 3months
i had many problems with it like texting, droping calls ,battery life
and the internet and others . this phone is nice looking nd takes nice
picz but that about it i am looking to get a blackberry, do not get
this phone its poor and i am with t moblie and they will not replace
or give a new one so do not waste your time with this phone .x
Reviewed by bobbins from england on 25th Aug 2008
Just an update from may-Phone still works fine and i am still happy
with it.seems longer than 3months though!.I will say the software package
for your p.c is poor but you just use the phone in mass storage mode
so trading data is easy enough.
Reviewed by Alexa from USA on 21st Aug 2008
An okay phone, delayed touch screen, didn't have any problems with it
for the first three months, then all of the sudden, it would freeze
in the middle of writing a text. I wouldn't be able to cancel the text
or even turn off the phone, so i had to resort to taking out the battery.
Went to verizon and they replaced it, no questions, however three months
has passed again and i have encountered the same problem. I hope they'll
just give me a small discount on another phone rather than replace this
one, i don't want it anymore.
Reviewed by Charlotte from England on 19th Aug
This phone is OK, I just have a couple of small issues with it. Firstly
the name of a text message sender only appears at the bottom of the
message, so you have to read through the whole text before you actually
find out whos sent it. Secondly, if you write a message that is more
than one text in length then the texting becomes really slow and irritating.
So basicially if you are an avid texter like I am I wouldnt recommend
Reviewed by adam from u.k on 14th Aug 2008
Really nice phone. After a week of use my only problem has been that
the music player sometimes stops after 2-5 songs and restarts itself.Other
than that i cannot find a fault!
Reviewed by Ashley from Canada on 13th Aug 2008
I just bought the phone and i've seen a few pics on the internet of
the menu color being different (Pink, blue and red) Mine came with a
green one and i was wondering if there was anyplace you could download
other colors from. any suggestions?
Reviewed by Alex from Eng on 13th Aug 2008
Madhatter, The alarms are fantastic! You can set and name several alarms,
with the option for mon-fri, mon-sat, etc. You can even have a different
tune for each alarm. I love this phone! (sooo sexy too ;-o
Reviewed by Kieran from UK on 10th Aug 2008
I (L) this phone. I think its designis reat although some features are
Reviewed by sarah from u.k on 9th Aug 2008
you need to charge your phone for around 15 hours at least for the initial
charge..you may have botched your battery up by not doing the initial
charge this phone has been quite good to use!tho the pictures do take
a while to take and its annoying that when your writing a message when
you have the next letter on the same number u have to wait..if you get
wot i mean lol but overall a good phone!
Reviewed by Michael from UK on 7th Aug 2008
I got the phone today, very pleased with it so far. However I cant seem
to change message tone, also when I recieve a text message and click
reply I am only given the multimedia option. I send hundreds of texts
every month so this could become very annoying, I noticed one person
had this problem, does anyone know how to fix this? It would be much
Reviewed by Confuser from England on 7th Aug 2008
I just bought it yesterday and the battery last for 1 day, i only been
on it about 3 hours. Can anyone till me how long you need to charge
it at the begining? I charged mine for about 5 hours 30mins. Is that
enought? 0_o?? The function and everything works well so far, but i
dont know how to change the message tone. Can anyone tell me how do
you change it or you can't change it?
Reviewed by Holly from England on 1st Aug 2008
Hiya, I have had this mobile for around 6 months. I have got on with
it really well. It is fantastic! I love the touchscreen, it took a while
to get used to though! Memory not brilliant, but apart from that...
THUMBS UP LG!!!!!!
Reviewed by kayls from uk on 25th Jul 2008
this phone is good, if you need to move songs, vids, or images to the
external memory (memory card) you have to go on options, file, move
to external memory that is what i got stuck on but other than that it
is a great phone;)
Reviewed by Jeff from South Wales UK on 17th Jul
Just had this phone looks great love the touch screen.The camera is
much better than i expected had the Sony Ericsson 850i previously and
the the photos taken with that were really grainy the photos taken with
the LG Venus are much clearer. I haven't downloaded any music yet so
i can't comment on the sound quality yet. The only proplem i have experienced
are the headphones supplied with the phone have a round head jack but
it says the headphones have to go in the same slot has the phone charger
but this jack will not fit. Is there another slot for the headphones
or have the wrong ones been supplied??? On first impressions and keeping
in mind i have only had the phone 2 days i would give it 5 stars!
Reviewed by Taylor from United States on 13th
Although in the beginning this phone wasn't giving me any problems,
it turns out my phone broke within three months. It is definately not
a very sturdy phone. It often froze up on me, and was very slow. Just
recently the top part of my phone became un- attached from the bottom
part, and was held together by a small piece of film. As usual the people
working at my nearby Verizon store were no help. Now my phone is broken,
and i am unable to purchase a new one, but if i had the chance to, i
would save myself all of the problems, and not buy this phone again.
Just like my mom told me, they make these nice looking phones that all
children my age will want to buy, and then they break. Good money makers
i suppose, but if you're looking for a sturdy, able to use for a long
time, phone, this is not the one.
Reviewed by chris from uk on 6th Jul 2008
this is the best phone i've ever owned. i've had many sonys and nokias
over the years but this phone is in a different class. it looks really
good for a start the chrome effect around the edge is tidy but the size
is just right fits perfectly in the palm of the hand. the camera althogh
3mp gives really clear pics and the flash is very effective. it gives
the reel of being sturdy and well built. the battery life is very good
too as i could use the phone a whole lot in 3 days between charges.
at only £99 on pay as you go i think its a bargain too.
Reviewed by MadHatter from UK on 3rd Jul 2008
Very nice looking phone, but with a few draw backs: No Smileys (the
non-animated type) in text messaging (i rely on these a lot in texting);
Inability to freely pick days for alarms (limited to: Mon-Fri, Sat-Sun,
Mon-Sun, or individual days) might seem minor, but if like me, you rely
on your phone as your alarm clock and work a non-standard shift-pattern
it just doesn't fit in with real life; Animated "emoticons" are so small
and similar virtually impossible to distinguish them; Annoying when
texting that the number you are texting is shown, not the name of the
person, unless you deselect the number first. Generally a nice phone
to look at and to hold, but impractical....probably ideal for the younger
one's who WANT a nice phone and don't NEED a good phone
Reviewed by hayley from england on 30th Jun 2008
hiya i had this phone in may and i hated it. i have heard loads of people
say they love it, but i just couldnt get on with it. after about 2days
i kept getting loads of messages that had nothing to do with me, i took
it into about 3 phone shops and they all said the phone was faulty.
so i wouldnt recommand it. i could only store up to about 3 songs and
4 photos without buying a memory card!
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
30th Jun 2008
Hayley, your phone didn't send you messages! The fault must have been
with your sim card / network. As for memory, the phone has a capacity
to store approximately 16 songs before you need to get a memory card.
Reviewed by Wes from France on 29th Jun 2008
lol i seemed to have the same problem with it lol i can be listening
to music and it'll just switch off. . . really annoying but hey i love
it . . . its a really good phone and the camera is great. there's only
one problem ----> the message tones, you can't change them you have
to use the preset one's. the interface is really easy to use although
its really easy to press the wrong thing just need to get the hang of
things ;)the speaker is really good and quite loud to be honest and
it supports up to 4gb of external memory. not to sure about lg's charging
plus, i had the same one on my lg chocolate and it's really fiddly to
put it and i'm always scared of breaking the pieces of metal inside
lol.... otherwise GREAT phone and well done LG :D
Reviewed by Danii x from England on 28th Jun 2008
Heyyah i hav had this phone for about 2months its a good phone but has
a rubish memory! so it brought a memory card but i cant get it to send
straight to my memory via bluetooth i can only send 2 songs at a time
to the phone memory! Earlier today i was messing around by a river side
i sliped and fell only slightly to the ground and now me screen has
gone all blank so have to buy a new phone now but i dont think i will
get this 1>>>>....x
Reviewed by Bernie from England all the way!!! on
18th Jun 2008
Had this phone from April 2008 sometimes it switches itself off at random
times and the buttons freezes or doesnt work when trying to tx wot a
weired phone ha! apart form that its alrite!!!!!
Reviewed by emma from uk on 11th Jun 2008
hi just got this phone, love it so far. just 1 problem when i want to
reply to txt it only comes up with a mulitmedia option any1 help???
Reviewed by Charly from England on 11th Jun 2008
I love this phone, it looks great, the camera is really good and the
touch screen is excellent.I would definatly recommend it to anyone.
I have had it for around a month, jus one small thing if anyone can
help, when I assign pictures to contact names and they call, the picture
is tiny and id like it to fit the screen or something, any help would
be great, thanks
Reviewed by jord from england on 10th Jun 2008
i had this phone 2 weeks ago so far its fantastic love the touch pad.
it could be louder its too quiet but it dosent matter too much. get
it its fantastic i got mine for £144.95
Reviewed by S from England on 9th Jun 2008
+ Pro's *Camera ,MP3 and texting touch screen features are brilliant
*Touch screen works well on the most part *The overall look of the phone
is solid *Has all the features that you truly need *Customisation of
wallpapers and themes are on the whole, good. *Generally solid and reliable
so far- Calling is crisp and clear, texting is fairly simple, the basics
are covered really well. - Con's *Tricky to use in bright sunlight (you
can't see the screen well at all) *The speakers are tinny after a Walkman
phone *Lack of 3G *You have to buy an extra memory card *Battery life
is a 1.5 days (but it will improve over time, so it isn't too much of
a concern, and I have used it rather a lot in the 3 days I've owned
it) *Powersave feature is annoying as much as it is useful It seems
like there are a lot of negatives, but the positives far outweigh the
negatives. The negatives are just small, pernickety details which don't
completely tarnish the phone. On the whole, the KF600 is a classy, surprisingly
easy to use phone, with some neat features. I would recommend this phone
certainly, well so far anyway... The true test is whether it lasts this
reliably for the whole 18-month contract though. Fingers crossed.
Reviewed by Jessica from Canada on 8th Jun 2008
Bought the phone a few weeks ago after looking around for quite a while
at different phones and absolutely love it. I also recommend reading
through the manual because it does help a lot on how to do things. I
don't have a single complaint about this phone and highly recommend
it to all.
Reviewed by Marjorie from United Kingdom on 7th
Good phone. Can someone help? As I having problems transfering all my
contacts details via bluetooth from a Sony Erickson K800i to the LG
KF600. Am I doing something wrong?
Reviewed by Great from Canada on 7th Jun 2008
It is so good
Reviewed by jakoff from america on 2nd Jun 2008
do not buy this phone after 3 month it will randomly turn off then back
on and the the buttuons stop working after like 4 months!!!
Reviewed by linda from UK on 1st Jun 2008
I love this phone!! It looks and sounds beautiful and is fun to use.
BUT - has anyone else had trouble uploading photos to computer? Any
advice would be appreciated.
Reviewed by jon from england on 29th May 2008
tried this phone out today, just wanted to say how much better it looked
in reality as opposed to in these pics. feels much more solid/well made
than cheap feeling/plasticy samsung soul, also much thinner than i thought
it would be. i am definitely going to get one of these when my current
contract runs out.
Reviewed by tom from england on 27th May 2008
re the below "cant change messsage tone", took me a while. go to 'profiles',
then 'personalise' at the bottom. its all in there. great phone, love
Reviewed by B Jones from England on 26th May 2008
I have had this phone as an upgrade for 4 days. Not a bad design however
sometimes when i try to make a phone call a box pops up saying sim fault
and turns off on me, grrrr. Has anyone else had this problem?
Reviewed by jake aldred from england on 22nd May
love it but cant change my message tone help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Tanya from England on 22nd May 2008
lurrrve it <3
Reviewed by cool dude from england on 22nd May
The phone is fantastic you can not get much better then this.
Reviewed by Lon from Australia on 21st May 2008
I just got this phone! everything works fine except when everyone called
me, the phone just shown the number but not the names, eventho they
are all save in the contact list. all the contact list is in the phone
not the sim card, but it shouldn't make any different should it?. thanks
Reviewed by TrentSC from England on 20th May 2008
I've been using this phone for a couple of days and am generally very
pleased with it. The interface takes a little getting used to for someone
who's been wedded to Motorola for a long time (RAZR then SLVR), but
I'm getting there. The FM radio is pretty good, the MP3 player is fine
and the camera works well, especially when I remember to turn on the
flash. Like others, I bumped into the text message reply issue and called
Orange. Helpful guy on the phone who knew exactly what the issue was
and I'm waiting for the SIM update as I type. Overall I'm very pleased
- I like the design and the interface, it's not too bulky or heavy and
it looks good. I'd prefer a slightly higher volume on the MP3 ringtone
I imported, but you can't have everything!
Reviewed by bobbins from Great Britain on 16th
Had this phone a few days on an orange upgrade having thought long and
hard for a few weeks.After having a good play with the phone and reading
the instructions and also receiving the sim updates I can say up to
now it works fine.Takes a little while to get used to the format having
been using a samsung but I can navigate through the menus easily.Had
the same text message reply problem as in previous reviews but this
was put right when the si m was updated, which i think is the norm when
getting a new phone.Camera seems fine or at least better than my last
one(d900),line clarity is good,text messaging simple,sound quality on
the radio-mp3 player seems very good.Does have a top heavy feel when
the slide is open so the text crazy need to exercise caution.But up
to now everything is good so 4 stars because i have only had it a few
Reviewed by America from UK on 13th May 2008
I have read all the reviews carefully and decided to go out and buy
the phone, so far i have experienced no problems with the phone, only
thing i want to ask is could i swap the orange sim card it came with
for a vodafone one ?
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
13th May 2008
You'll need to find out if your phone is locked to Orange. The easiest
way is probably to take it to a Vodafone shop and ask. Try our unlocking
page if you need help to get it unlocked.
Reviewed by Becky from England on 10th May 2008
Bought this phone this morning having had a Sony Ericsson W850i for
nearly a year and have to say I am mightily impressed! I've read some
bad reviews about the dual screen setup, and at first I had my doubts,
but after a few hours playing around with it, it's like second nature!
The only slight tiny quibble I have is that you can only use zoom in
VGA mode, but the camera is a lot better than what I've been used to.
The speakers are very loud, calls are crystal clear and it's very easy
to import, file and sort pictures, videos and music. Another slight
quibble is that it doesn't say who's text you when it comes up with
'one new message', but that's really just a minor personal thing I got
used to with my previous phones. All in all, though, a fantastic buy!
Reviewed by mark from england on 8th May 2008
This is a great phone i must admit after a few days you have ran out
of features so if you love loads of them maybe this isn't for you. Just
to let Sue know you don't have to press the touchscreen for spaces ect
you just press the number 0 on your keypad and for commas ect just press
the button next to 0. If you want a phone that looks good and is diffrent
from the others go for it!
Reviewed by Sue from England on 3rd May 2008
After reading the details on the phone have to agree it is fab. I got
one today and it has a very good and clear display, only thing not sure
about is when you are writing a text message you have to use the touchpad
screen for spaces, commas etc,and the fone pad section for the letters,
can be a bit annoying; apart from that brilliant - keep it up LG!! You've
converted me from Sony Ericisson!!
Reviewed by Michella from Canada on 2nd May 2008
I just got this phone and i have to say I have had LG phones before
and love them, this one I am already in love with as well. THe only
disadvantages is that there is no flash with the camera, there is no
missed alerts for text messages or missed calls. Other than that this
is a great little phone and I love it and would reccomend it to anyone
thats looking for a hot new little phone!~
Reviewed by lee from England on 30th Apr 2008
think lg need to rethink and sort out there software! bought this phone
sunday! had 3 replacements already because its faulty! now im stuck
with it for 18months! get it right lg poor effort
Reviewed by John from UK on 29th Apr 2008
Great Phone get if you are going to buy a new one. :)
Reviewed by aya from kuwait on 24th Apr 2008
briefly ......... it's perfect
Reviewed by Alex from Australia on 17th Apr 2008
The phone is great. Have had it now for 3 weeks-no problems at all.
Unlike many other phones this phone is FUN. I am one of those who likes
to change phones as i get bored with the look of it. Most phones i have
had are pretty boring, as in very simple. TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT COMPLAIN
ABOUT SMS AND OTHER PROBLEMS-READ THE MANUAL IT HELPS TO SET THE PHONE
UP HOW YOU WANT IT TO OPERATE. This phone is colorfull and fun to play
with. 1. Great interface 2. Great sound quality 3. Great ringing volume
4. Easy to navigate menu 5. Battery life is also great, i listen to
MP3 all day and still have battery 6. Touch screen very responsive 7.
Well built, steardy and nice slide If you want a nice looking phone
with simple to use menu yet fun and "interesting" GET IT.I RATE IT 9.9/10
Reviewed by Bilbo from England on 12th Apr 2008
Excellent phone, bought it for the Misses and she loves it! Easy to
use, looks great and no problems. Battery last pretty well and she keeps
getting loads of comment on how nice her phone is which makes me look
good! : -) Buy one now!
Reviewed by Sarah from Cumbria (UK) on 10th Apr
Problem solved if any one is having a problem like Jonesy and i also
did then dont get put off the phone by reading the review all i did
was phone my network customer services and they said they would send
me the update settings i neva actully recieved them when they said i
would but i finally recieved them last night did what they told me to
do and now my phone is fine! Phone is great LOVE IT!
Reviewed by Sarah from Cumbria (UK) on 9th Apr
well it must be me aswell as Jonesy, i am having the exact same problem
so no need to be so harsh i got this phone yesterday morning and loved
it from the minute i seen it. Then when i was going to reply to a text
i relised i couldnt i could only send multi media messages i thought
it was me doing some thing rong so i came off the message and tryed
it again still no look so i thought maybe the hole point is to restart
your message from scratch but surely not because thats just a long way
round so i thought i would check it out on web and to see Jonesy's comment
i am guessing there must b a dodgy batch going about or something I
rang orange customer services and they said it just needed updated and
they would send me the settings within 15 mins 2 hours later i had nothing
so i rang them back and i still havent had anything, i am going to go
into the shop today to see whats going on but overall I LOVE THIS PHONE
and would def reccomended it! havent relli been keen on LG phones but
thought i would give it a go and it is amazing!
Reviewed by Sinead from London on 7th Apr 2008
Someone please help I've had this phone for about 2 weeks and Im really
struggling to get along with it. I find connecting to the internet really
slow :( The phone looks great but..... I can't seem to find any games
or ringtones to download to it as no website seems to support the phone.
Its limited to the themes that you can have. And finally can someone
please tell me how to send something via bluetooth and get it to save
to the memory card rather than the phone as I keep having too move the
files from the phone to the external memory.
Reviewed by Dee A from England on 6th Apr 2008
I had the same problem as Jonesy. Everytime I tried to reply to a text
the phone would only give me the option of replying by MMS. I had to
call Orange and get a SIM update to fix the problem. I've since sent
the handset back as it's not really for me. I won't slag it off though..it's
a nice handset and will sell well.
Reviewed by Terry from Scotland on 5th Apr 2008
Does anyone know what the heck Jonesy from London is talking about?.To
reply to some one you just press reply and two options come up 'text
messages' or 'multi media message'.You press text message,writes text
and send.How hard is that??.Here is someone who gets a phone and after
ten minutes slagging it off without bothering to get to know the phone
after a few days use.I can only guess they got the phone set up wrong
or maybe they have a bad one.
Reviewed by Jonesy from England on 4th Apr 2008
I got this phone yesterday and already sending it back due to some of
the most silliest pointless things theyve done to the phone like recieving
a SMS text message then pressing reply and it only having multi media
message in the list which means you have to mess around going back to
the main screen and setting up your own sms message and inputting there
number your self.
Reviewed by Steve from England on 3rd Apr 2008
Have just got this phone a few days ago and I love it - the touch screen
is great. The only problem so far is when I set a photo as a wallpaper
it seems to revert back to the default setting after a while - am I
doing something wrong?
Reviewed by Jack from UK on 1st Apr 2008
Got this phone on t-mobile, great camera, great games, features and
great battery life for a phone with so many good features
Reviewed by swifty from UK on 31st Mar 2008
Got this phone on t-mobile a few weeks ago and i love it! the music
player is awesome and the touchscreen pad is cool.It so easy to use
although i agree that it should have been made easier for users to customize
it. I was wondering what the memory limit is though when it comes to
microSD cards, because i wanted to buy a 4GB or 6GB one for the phone
but am unsure if it will work or not??
Reviewed by Neil from England on 27th Mar 2008
I got this phone on Tuesday and so far I have been very impressed. Here's
a quick run down: The phone feels feels really good in the hand. It's
well balanced and build quality is excellent. The Interact pad is extremely
responsive. I thought I'd mention this as I read a few reports that
it takes more than one push to get the desired response. You can customise
the settings of the Interact pad - a light touch of the finger tip gets
the desired result. My main complaint is that removing the battery can
be a bit tricky, but hopefully I won't need to be doing this much. Call
quality is good. Battery lasted 3 days before it needed recharging.
A stylish looking phone which is fun and easy to use.
Reviewed by Richard from UK on 25th Mar 2008
I got this phone last week on Orange..and becuase of the following its
going back. "the pluses" - yes great looking phone, stylish and sometimes
easy to use...feels great in the hand..has wow factor for all of ten
minutes? Graet looking packaging really nice compared to other phone
packaging. Music player is good enough although it sometimes locks up
when trying to play music... unfortunatly "now the negatives" - its
not always that easy to use, its very slow response, had to reboot/restart
it over ten times this weekend due to "network access denied?" or "sim
fault" which according to customer support told me to put my new sim
in..I rang their customer support this morning and ended up rebooting
between each call! (seems like the phone is little flakey to me)....
It has no connection to Microsoft Outlook/Express - I have all my contacts
in there....and have done for years...it requires you to do it in csv
files..not practical and I`m a software engineer by trade!.. Unable
to change your message tones....six is all you have. no more no less
cant add any more.... Contacts imported from your sim are reversed...so
you get all your lastnames, first names....have to change it their software!
laborious... texting is way too hard, even the T9 texting seems european
to me it does not recognise basic words like 'then'/'them' or 'and'
you have to add them yourself....a real pain! On the whole the novelty
factor wears out after a day...was pleased to see it (looks fantastic
on tv) but thats about it... You cant even do 'voice activated dialling'
(its not supported) I have spoken to orange about it and according to
their support its not even in the manual? (even emailed LG and their
support hasnt even bothered answering?) On the whole get this phone
if all your after is looks/wow factor - usabilty and functionality will
get you by but its like pulling teeth.... sorry LG nice phone but no
Reviewed by Nic from Sunderland - UK on 25th Mar
Got this phone as a free upgrade about 2 weeks ago and I was really
unsure about it as I had always stuck with Samsungs in the past. However,
I am sooo pleased I kept it as this phone is fantastic. My battery seems
to last about 3 days before I need to charge it - and I'm using it quite
a bit every day. The phone looks good, is easy to use and it's so easy
to download songs onto it. The touch screen is great and the fact that
you can personalise your phone is great. My only small gripe is that
I have to use their tones for SMS and I'm not too keen on them - but
I'll live with that. I would recommend this phone to anyone. LOVE IT!!!
Reviewed by aa from uk on 20th Mar 2008
got this fone bout a month ago still goin well works good looks good,
jus need 2 buy a memory card nw!! as for the battery life urs must b
duff cz mine lasts for 2/3 days and anyway it doesnt actuli matter chargin
ur fone every night onli gota plug it in
Reviewed by sally from england on 20th Mar 2008
this fone is the best in the world!! I RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE!!!
Reviewed by CL from Uk on 19th Mar 2008
This is a great little phone as it looks stylish and is very easy and
fun to use plus it's small enough to fit in your bag/pocket. I only
have a couple gripes so I'll start with the main one which is the battery.
So far I'm having to charge it every day. Also, if you are away from
the phone when you get a text or a miss call there are no signs like
a flashing light or a symbol on your screen saver, to show that you've
missed them which you will find on most Sony Ericsson and Nokia phones.
You have to remember to check the phone manually which doesn't help
the already short life of the battery. If you can live with these problems
then I recommend buying the phone but perhaps get it on a contract so
you can upgrade after a while.
Reviewed by Reverend from UK on 19th Mar 2008
I just bought this phone and in the manual it says that it only supports
up to 2gb. I was hoping to buy a 4gb one after seeing that it supports
up to 8gb on here. could anyone enlighten me. Great phone by the way!!!!!
Reviewed by li from malaysia on 19th Mar 2008
agree with martin, the keypad & InteractPad locks too quickly - immediately
after u make a call. I'd recommend this phone for those who already
have a stable phone. This is more for design and style. The batt is
very bad esp over the indicator. It shows 3 bar as full battery and
the moment the first bar goes, the other 2 bar will go off within 6-8
Reviewed by martin from uk on 18th Mar 2008
This replaced my u880 and isn't a bad phone though not as customisable.
Don't like that the keypad backlight doesn't automatically come on when
you slide phone open - have to press a key. Only other gripe is that
keypad locks too quickly. Otherwise it does pretty much what a phone
should do and looks good at the same time.
Reviewed by li from malaysia on 17th Mar 2008
1. antenna is weak 2. software can still be improved as when making
calls, the InteractPad locks, need to press camera button to activate
Reviewed by David from UK on 14th Mar 2008
Phone of the year i think. Everything is great.
Reviewed by Katy B from Glasgow, Scotland on 14th
Excellent phone! Was a bit apprehensive about having an LG as I've alway
had Samsung/Sony Ericsson but this has converted me! It is the best
looking phone on the market at the moment and it is great to use. The
touch screen is amazing, very easy to use, and the features are great.
Althogether a brilliant wee phone, very highly recommended.
Reviewed by johni from dfghe on 12th Mar 2008
betar dan da vewty
Reviewed by Leigh from England on 9th Mar 2008
Got this phone yesterday and I love it!! It's very user friendly and
looks awesome!! The touch screen is a little slow to start with but
I soon got used to that and I love how you can personalise it. My only
grips is the lack of memory, the images and songs fill up really fast
- or am i doing something wrong? If so someone please let me know!!
Awesome phone, highly reccommended.
Reviewed by amilee from u.k on 5th Mar 2008
i love this fone... the best thing i eva brought!!
Reviewed by Jimmy from Beverley, UK on 4th Mar
I got this phone last week, and so far i must say i'm very pleased with
it. The camera seems pretty good and the overall user friendliness is
better than i imagined. Also, it has the looks to die for and is well
balanced when texting (slider open). I do have a couple of gripes however,
but these are only things that aren't included in the menu. firstly,
the lack of the reminder feature seen on my old sony w850i, which i
relied on quite a lot, and secondly a countdown timer which i also used
regularly in my poker games. i still really like this phone, and would
easily recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed by Lawrence from London Uk on 3rd Mar
Nasir,please can you tell us why you think the phone so bad.Ten words
is not going to give someone any idea why you think that, when every
review on the net give it a very good rating.It would be good to know,
as maybe i have missed something.I still stick by my review,after having
this phone coming up to three weeks,5 stars.
Reviewed by Nasir from United Kingdom on 2nd Mar
how poor is this phone, this phone stinks so bad
Reviewed by assuming william from Ghana on 29th
i'm with a view that this new brand is of a higher quality than any
other phones as compared to its durability.
Reviewed by Mikey from United Kingdom on 28th
This phone is suberb. OK, it may not have 3G capabilities but surfing
is surpisingly quick. Google is also pre-loaded. Transporting files
was a breeze and the MP3 player is more than adequate. The dual screen
concept has been cleverly thought out and the problem with many touch
screen phones i.e slow texting, has been solved. My only gripe is that
the headphones supplied are at bit naff but this does not detract from
the quality of the phone. LG feared to tread where no others have ventured
and got it right. People, read the manual and play with the phone before
submitting misleading reviews!
Reviewed by Kayla from USA on 24th Feb 2008
I just got this phone a few days ago and so far its reahing a good review
for me i just had a razr v3 and it sucked so the venus is a nice improvement
for me. I love it for the features it offers: great camera, mp3 player,
touch screen, slides easy, and is pretty compact i like it.
Reviewed by Ryan from Manchester , UK on 24th
Lawrence matey ive got all the ringtones i want for callers its like
you said move em to phone memory its just when you recieve a text alert/sms
you cannot have an Mp3 only what is pre-defined in the Venus (unless
you can show us something you know which can do this) , ive played with
the Venus for a couple days now and i do really like it i also noticed
that when the battery is low on the phone your ringtones start quiet
and rise up ascendingly , there is no UK bodyglove for the phone so
i have order 2 from USA which look cool and this phone will need a decent
case with belt clip , Voice dialling is a big miss too. The phone is
a great looker and slides well the screen is like the KRZR K1 a fingerprint
magnet but you know this before you buy it !!! A tad louder ringing
would do me but maybe im deaf at ripe old age of 28 , finally id say
the LG Venus does have some of the best parts of other phones Easy To
Text , Smart Looker , Good Camera it just would have been a World Beater
if it had the Voice Dial and SMS Mp3 capabilities , if you can help
with the SMS thing Lawrence then ta in advance.
Reviewed by Lawrence from London UK on 23rd Feb
Please Please Please,before people submit a review on a phone.First
you need to read the manual,have some idea on how to use a phone,and
take a few days or more to play with it,use it,test it,try it,compare
it,research it,google it,check forums, and ask about something you don't
know about.then you can give a proper review. Ryan from manchester you
can set each person with a personal ringtone,you must save the contacts
on the phone and not just on the sim,doing so brings up other options,hope
that helps mate. Had this phone for a week, and can say this is a awesome
phone. What i like about it, is that it has stolen all the good bits
from the other phones.Easy texting (nokia),great music player (sony
ericsson),great slide look and lots of options (samsung),style (most
lg phones).Not too big not too small.Feels great in the hand.Easy to
use once you know how to use it.Very good receiving and taking phones
calls.Clear speech.Can personalise it to what you want,once you played
about with it.The software is easy to use and not too complicated.Got
the Prada (take away the name and not the greatest specs)and Viewty
(great phone,but very big bulky shape),after using Nokias and Ericssons
for years.And i think this phone is better as it has stolen bits from
those two phone as well,and you are left with a all rounder phone. The
bad bits; Sometime you had to press the button a few time for it too
react.Like any phones like this you need a crystal hard case to keep
the finger makes off.The case it comes with-WHY??.Yes there are phones
out there with better specs,but for all round phone,with style,great
idea with modern and old school ideas.Great price.TOP THIS!
Reviewed by Ry from Heywood , UK on 23rd Feb 2008
I really like this Venus it basically is the little brother of the viewty
with a keypad to make texting easier , it is a very good phone although
lacking in 3G it still operates on the web well. My only problem with
it is the fact that you CANNOT have your own Mp3 as a SMS alert you
have to have one of about 12 default and also i dont know about you
but when i want to mass move pics,music,videos etc between folders the
"mark all" option made life easier but the VENUS does not have this
so you have to do it one by one for everything which is a real irritant
!! The camera does have a Xenon flash but unlike the Viewty it does
not auto turn on in poor light you have to do it again manualy for every
photo if you require it , Voice dialling is absent again (come on LG
its a must for us drivers out there !!!!) all in all its a very good
phone not great but good its slim rightly weighted a little cheap on
the build materials and rings quite loud at full volume but not ear
blowing like its big bro the Viewty. A deffo step in the right direction
by LG but in this day and age steps are not big enough when competition
Reviewed by Ryan from Manchester UK on 22nd Feb
Cool phone but does anyone know the exact way to have your own personal
ringtone for an SMS it does not seem to give you the option to this
im thinkin OH NO a Samsung in disguise ......HELP !!!!
Reviewed by anna from england on 21st Feb 2008
well all i can say is fab phone after the time i have had with the lg
chocolate i didnt trust lg but i desided to give this phone a trie so
i made the right choise yay me!
Reviewed by Michael from U.K on 20th Feb 2008
I had lost all faith in LG after the dissapointment of the chocolate
and shine, This has restored it all. I love it, it is really cool and
has loads of cool features. I defenetly recommend this phone. The only
bad things are that it can be a bit slow, the touch interface gets boring
and the price.
Reviewed by joe from uk on 17th Feb 2008
this phone is brilliant ive had this phone for 2 days and i love it
. it is worth the money
Reviewed by will from england on 14th Feb 2008
Ive always wanted to be a phone designer and am completely obsessed
with phones, i have over 20 top models and im only 13 and theres been
one thing i wouldve made my first phone :) This :) Bought it and has
the best interface ive seen in a while camera isnt too shabby Mp3 player
isnt full of features but good enoough
Reviewed by Ciarri from France on 10th Feb 2008
Love it! Its stylish go a great MP3 and it's got a great camera! Love
it so much! Totally worth the money!
Reviewed by Andrew from Australia on 8th Feb 2008
This fone is da bomb