LG KG290 Reviews and Deals

19 customer reviews
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+ This mobile phone has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on features.

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6.1 out of 10 based on 19 reviews.
LG KG290: Basic phone with 1.3MP camera, Numeric keypad and 12.8 x 160 display. See full product description

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neil, bovey tracey devon Basic text and chat user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
ease of use
Bad points:
battery doesn't last long
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jan 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Good value
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 7.0
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14 of 15 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 May 2008

Phil, Leeds Business or web user

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
It works with my Bluetooth headset
Bad points:
The battery and software are bad
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 4.0
Features 5.0
Battery life 2.0
Design 3.0
Value for money 1.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Jan 2009

Confirmed purchaser Basic text and chat user

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Poor sound quality, not easy to navigate
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 2.0
Features 2.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 2.0
Value for money 2.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Jan 2009

Confirmed purchaser Basic text and chat user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
This is a cute, compact little phone with all the main necessary features at a very reasonable price.
Bad points:
Can't think of any.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser Basic text and chat user

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
It looks good and it's very cheap
Bad points:
battery runs out fairly quick, very low amount of built in memory, can be frustrating if you don't know what your doing.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 5.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Feb 2009

Simon, Nottingham Basic text and chat user

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
it has a loud ring and a strong vibrate
Bad points:
it is not nice to text with, has poor graphics and is generally not particularly lovely to use
Overall rating 2.0
Ease of use 3.0
Features 2.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 2.0
Value for money 5.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Feb 2009

Product Features

Operating system proprietary
Screen size (Inches) 1.77
Type of phone Basic phone
Shape of phone Slider
3G No
Touchscreen or keypad Numeric keypad
Connections USB
Connections Bluetooth
Extra functions Camera
Band Tri
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 12.8
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 160
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 1.3
Talk time (Hours) 2
Stand-by time (Days) 8.3
Depth in cm 1.77
Height in cm 9.2
Width in cm 4.6
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus No
Weight (g) 90
EDGE No
FM tuner Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) No
Java Yes
Release date 2008-05-02

Also known as: Virgin LG KG 290, Tesco

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Manufacturer's Description

The LG KG290 is a sleek and sophisticated 1.3 MP camera phone.

With the addition of tri-band it means you never have to leave your phone at home when going abroad

Basic Specification
• Type: Slider
• RF Band GSM Tri-band(900/1800/1900)
• Dimension: L*W*D (mm) 92 X 46 X 17.7 mm
• Weight with Batt. Standard(g): 90 g
• Standard Battery, Max (mAh) 3.7V > 830 mAh LI-Ion (Inner Pack)
• Standby Time, Max (hrs)Standby Time, Max (hrs) 200 hrs
• Talk Time (hrs) 2 hrs
• Display 1.77 ins
• External LCD (Pixel) # of Colour 128×160, 262K TFT


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