Reviewed on Friday August 5, 2005 by Jon, Markham, Ontario
Well, I've had my LG-535 for a about a week now, and after a rocky start, it's all good. Let me explain the rocky start first.......
When I first got the headset, I did as the instructions told in the manual: "It is important to fully charge the battery before initial use of the phone." I did so, but soon after that, the battery was lasting barely TWO days (and in my area, I get pretty good reception which shouldn't drain the batteries as quickly). This happeneded after several discharges, so I brought the phone back to the store where they gave my a new headset and told me to fully discharge the battery BEFORE charging it for the first time. Soon after this advice, my battery lasts a good four to five days.......
....fast forward to today....I can say I'm pretty happy with my purchase. What I like:
- This is a one BIG SCREEN. It's brightness and clarity pretty much blew me away, very impressive.
- Camera quality is the best i've seen from any other camera phone, but don't kiss your regular digital camera goodbye just yet.
- When you load up the SD Card with MP3s (more on the card later) and play them through the phone's speakers, the speakers deliver clear and loud music that is actually recognizable
- The slider makes everyone with flip phones take notice :-)
What I didn't like:
- This phone is bigger than your average phone, but what do you expect from a device that crams a decent camera, MP3 player and phone in one package?
- Battery life is good, but could be better (maybe an extended battery will fix this)
- To listen to the MP3 player privately, you need to buy $39.99 head phones, WTF!?! (you can try finding an adapter that converts the 2.5 mm plug to a 3.5 mm plug, but every Radioshack in my area has them sold out)
- Don't buy the Telus mobiliity cases, the plastic covering sticks to the screen which makes it impossible to operate the slider
- Adding Bluetooth would make this phone kick ***
Overall I'm very happy with my purchase, if you're a gadget gizmo person (like myself), give this headset a try (but don't touch the Motorola v710, the amount of complaints on the internet about this phones is almost shameful). For those users confused with the MP3 player, before loading the SD card with songs YOU MUST reset the card. Do so by going to the Menu-->Mini SD Card-->Reset Card. Put the songs in the MP3 folder and your good to go!
Oh yeah, drain the battery first BEFORE charging it for the first time (ignore the manual's instructions)...
Be easy folks.....