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LG KE970 Shine

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2535 reviews of LG KE970 Shine. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and portability. The camera and design also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity. Some have doubts about the performance and GPS navigation.

usability, design, camera, portability, size

screen, battery, sound, GPS navigation, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG KE970 Shine is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG KE970 Shine

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of LG KE970 Shine from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The portability also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the battery and performance.

portability, price

performance, battery

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG KE970 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Shine SilverLG KE970 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Shine Silver

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG KE970 Shine

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of LG KE970 Shine from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the camera and portability are overall positive. The durability and design also get good comments, but many are critical about the reception and usability.

design, durability, portability, camera

usability, reception

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Shine KE970 Unlocked Phone Black-Label Series with Tri Band GSM, 2 MP Camera, Camcorder, Bluetooth, and MicroSD Memory Expansion--International VeLG Shine KE970 Unlocked Phone Black-Label Series with Tri Band GSM, 2 MP Camera, Camcorder, Bluetooth, and MicroSD Memory Expansion--International Ve

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

LG KE970 Shine review: High-gloss, high-class

 

LG continues their Black Label series but this time the black is replaced with a bit of silver shine. The new LG KE970 Shine is the first of the truly shiny devices of the Korean manufacturer that landed on our test site. Packing some serious horse...

LG has made a name for their fashionable handsets. The appearance of the original LG Chocolate took the mobile market by storm. The next high-end mobiles by the manufacturer tried to retain the “wow” factor while in the same time developing the...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

LG Shine Slide (KE970)

 

While it looks great and does the basics well, there's nothing ground-breaking about the Shine Slide. Still, for AU$249, the Shine Slide is an excellent prepaid option.

Sturdy stainless steel handset, Great call quality

No 3G, Proprietary headphone port, No USB cable or CD in box

May, 2008

Expert review by : Jack Woods (associatedcontent.com)

LG Shine KE970 Cell Phone Review

 

I was looking for something really slick and sexy, and that is what I thought of the LG Shine KE970 Cell Phone.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Softpedia (softpedia.com)

LG KE970 Shine Review

 

After conquering the mobile market with the Chocolate concept, LG Electronics needed something completely new and revolutionary to "refresh" its handset lineup. This came in the form of LG Shine, the second mobile phone in the Black Label series, which...

This is the rightful disciple of LG's Chocolate, therefore it has a classy look and average functionality. People that choose to buy LG Shine are mostly thrilled by its marvelous design and less interested by its technical specifications. Besides the...

Most of the "baddies" of the phone are software-related and were described above. I could not care less that LG made one of the best-looking devices on the market as long as its firmware has so many bugs (minor and major). Anyway, if we get past these,...

May, 2008

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

LG Black Label Series KE970 Review

 

To sum it up, the LG Black Label KE970 is über-high on style, but there are certain issues that need to be addressed. The price tag of Rs 12,990 is a little too much--there are better deals out there.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Alfredo Padilla (reviewed.com)

LG Shine KE970 Cell Phone Review

 

The LG Shine is a sharp-looking fashion phone with a mirrored screen and a slim slider design; the phone screen is underneath the mirrored surface on the front of the phone, so it can double as a pocket mirror and cell phone. Unfortunately, the Shine's...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Alfredo Padilla (washingtonpost.com)

LG Shine KE970

 

The LG Shine is a sharp-looking fashion phone with a mirrored screen and a slim slider design; the phone screen is underneath the mirrored surface on the front of the phone, so it can double as a pocket mirror and cell phone. Unfortunately, the Shine's...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Lars Göran Nilsson (tweaktown.com)

LG Shine KE970 Mobile Phone

 

We take a close look at the full metal body LG Shine KE970 mobile phone but is style alone enough to convince the buyer?

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (wirelessinfo.com)

LG Shine KE970 Review - Slider - LG - Manufacturer - Reviews - WirelessInfo.com - Cell Phone Reviews and Wireless Plan Ratings

 

The LG Shine KE970 is a nice looking phone; the mirrored screen and clean design make it one of the most attractive phones that we've looked at. It wouldn't look out of place in the hands of a supermodel on the catwalk in Milan. But, like the...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Fareed (phonedog.com)

LG KE970-Shine

 

The LG Shine is the latest phone from LG and is a part of their new Black Series line-up. The LG Shine is also known as the KE970 and in my opinion is the slickest and sexiest phone to be released by LG thus far. When the screen is off it looks...

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
FM radio:No / Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:40
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2 / 4
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:N
Main camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 3
Second camera: No
Sensor Type:CMOS

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:1.2
Infrared data port:No / Yes

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:2.2
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery performance:750 / 800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):280
Talk time (2G):2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 3

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Position location:N

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:45 / 50
Internal storage capacity:2
Maximum memory card size:2

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Networking

Data network:EDGE / EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS
GSM bands supported:900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Browser supported:XHTML
I/O ports:USB / USB/PC
Networking Type:GSM / GSM/EDGE
Operating frequency:900 / 1800 / 1900 / 900/1800/1900
Phone camera type:AF CMOS / Optics
Playable formats:MIDI, MP3 / MP3 / AAC / AAC++ / WAV / MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC++, WAV / MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA
Playback formats:MIDI, MP3 / MP3 / AAC / AAC++ / WAV / MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC++, WAV / MP3/AAC/AAC+/WMA
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Phone Features

Form Factor:Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm Clock / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer / Alarm clock, Countdown timer
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer / Alarm clock, Countdown timer
Phonebook capacity:1000
Slide show: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:Standard

Power

Battery Capacity:750 / 800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):280
Talk time (2G):2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 3

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / Gold / Grey / Pink / Silver
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
User manual recycled paper: Yes

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.543 / 1.99
Height:0.539 / 0.543 / 3.93
Weight:4.16 / 4.2
Width:1.99 / 3.93