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LG KM900 Arena

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1317 reviews of LG KM900 Arena. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and design are generally positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the apps and reception.

size, usability, performance, design, portability

battery, reliability, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG KM900 Arena is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG KM900 Arena

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of LG KM900 Arena from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and design. The portability and camera are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the price. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, camera, portability, design, durability

performance, battery, reliability, GPS navigation

42% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG KM900 Arena Sim Free Mobile Phone - SilverLG KM900 Arena Sim Free Mobile Phone - Silver

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG KM900 Arena

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of LG KM900 Arena from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the performance. The camera is also appreciated, but many are less positive about the usability.

price, camera, performance

usability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Arena KM900 Arena Unlocked Quad-Band Touch Screen Cell Phone with 5MP Camera, Bluetooth, gps navigation and Wi-Fi --International Version with WarrLG Arena KM900 Arena Unlocked Quad-Band Touch Screen Cell Phone with 5MP Camera, Bluetooth, gps navigation and Wi-Fi --International Version with Warr

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

LG KM900 Arena review: A touch of class

 

One of the most exciting handsets the season - the LG KM900 Arena - returns to our office and this time it is going to stay a bit longer. After getting off to a flying start in both sales and reviews the Arena certainly...

3" 16M-color capacitive TFT touchscreen of WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels) ; S-Class Touch UI ; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) ; Wi-Fi and GPS receiver with A-GPS ; 5 megapixel autofocus camera with Schneider-Kreuznach...

Poor sunlight legibility ; Inadequate flash performance ; No voice-guided GPS navigation software available ; No standard USB port ; Records video in 3GP file format ; Maximum email attachment size is 1MB only (both ways) ; Limited DivX/XviD video support

Let's see if it's third time lucky and if it will be able to completely sweep us off our feet in a full review

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG ARENA KM900 Review

 

An exhaustive review on one of the most intriguing cell phones of 2009, LG ARENA KM900! The new interface of the company, S-CLASS 3D also makes its first appearance on the ARENA. Does it have what it takes to turn the device into a smashing hit or it...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

LG Arena

 

LG's touchscreen features class-leading multimedia support, but we're not convinced it makes an excellent phone. Its flashy new interface looks great but tends to make things slower and more difficult.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : InsideHW (insidehw.com)

Expert Review

 

In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : yuga (yugatech.com)

LG KM900 Arena

 

LG's newest flagship smartphone, the LG Arena, packs in a ton of features you seldom see in its category and price point. We took the new phone for a spin in the last two weeks to see what's the catch. Check out the review after the jump.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Steve O'Hear (last100.com)

Hands-on: LG Arena KM900 touch screen phone

 

The LG Arena offers plenty of connectivity options: HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS, an indication that despite not being a true ‘smart phone' (i.e. third-party apps are limited to Java only) the device isn't held back in terms of data options. The...

LG Arena is an excellent phone. Screen is wonderful, very responsive to touch. The only problem is with the divx, since often it doesn't work

May, 2009

Expert review by (mobilegazette.com)

LG ARENA (KM900)

 

We already know a little about the "S-Class" user interface, which provides a 3D metaphor for using the phone. Some menu options are presented like a film reel, others like a cube. The interface is designed to be very quick and easy to use, and LG have...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Sutlej Soin (hardwarezone.com)

LG Arena KM900 - HardwareZone.com

 

Touted as being one of the best multimedia handsets of the year, the Korean chaebol launched its 2009's flagship mobile phone, the LG Arena (KM900).

Expert review by (mobile88.com)

LG KM900 Arena

 

LG Arena KM900 is a candybar phone work on Tri-band GSM network. It have a large touchscreen at 480 x 800 resolution, WiFi, Bluetooth and a 5-megapixel camera with the ability to record HD video.

S-Class Touch UI; has everything except the kitchen sink; 8GB built-in ­storage; DivX and XviD support; FM ­transmitter

The virtual Qwerty keypad is slow; screen is unreadable in bright sunlight; proprietary charger and data port

Plus it is also much cheaper to own and you don't have to be tied to any telco contract.

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

LG Arena (KM900) mobile phone

 

LG's Arena smartphone boasts an all-new S-Class 3D interface, but can it challenge the iPhone?

Build quality, compact design, excellent display, graphical user interface, responsive touch screen, 3.5mm headphone jack, great list of features

Slightly sluggish in some areas, keystroke lag when messaging, 3D cube isn’t as intuitive or smooth as it could be, no App Store, TV-out cable not included

LG definitely deserves some credit for thinking outside the box. The LG Arena offers a wealth of features, but although the new user interface certainly looks fantastic, it sometimes feels sluggish and this affects the user experience.

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3, MIDI, MP3 / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:72
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice codecs:AMR
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery performance:1000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300
Talk time (2G):3.5 / 4

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash:No / Yes
Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Front Camera:Y
Main camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):720 x 480

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Infrared data port:No / Yes

Design

Color of product:Pink / Silver
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800
Display Type:TFT
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery performance:1000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100 / 300
Talk time (2G):3.8 / 3.84 / 4

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:7373 / 7500 / 8000 / 8192
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:32

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,HSCSD
3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3G, EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS / GPRS / GPRS, HSDPA, EDGE
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

Browser supported:Teleco Q7 / XHTML, WML, WCSS
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking Type:GSM / GSM, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA / GSM/GPRS/EDGE
Operating frequency:850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100
Phone camera type:VGA
Phonebook capacity:1000
Picture quality:Y
Playable formats:MP3 / MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / WAV / MIDI / MP3, WMA, AMR, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, AC3, WAV / MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+
Playback formats:MP3 / MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / WAV / MIDI / MP3, WMA, AMR, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, AC3, WAV / MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11b / g / Wi-Fi

Performance

Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Video call: Yes

Phone Features

Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes

Phone features

Text prediction system:T9

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro

Power

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100 / 300
Talk time (2G):3.8 / 3.84 / 4

Storage

Internal memory:7200 / 8192
Maximum memory card size:32

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Pink / Silver
Image formats supported:BMP, JPG, WBMP
Subscription type:No subscription
Type:Feature phone
User manual recycled paper: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Frame rate:15 / 30
Maximum frame rate:15 / 30
Video call: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):720 x 480
Video compression formats:3GP, AVI, DIVX, MP4, MPEG4, WMV, XVID / 3gp, DivX, H.263, Mpeg4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.472 / 2.18
Height:0.472 / 2.18 / 4.17
Weight:3.7 / 3.81
Width:2.18 / 4.17