LG KU250 Mobile Phone Review

I’m going to review this LG (KU250) “3G For All” mobile phone which my dad bought some weeks ago. Below are the phone’s specifications:

  • General features
    • Announced in 2007, official announcement on the for 3GSM 12 February 2007
    • GSM 900/1800/1900, UMTS 2100
    • Battery type Li-ion 800 mAh
    • Display – colour, 1,7 “, up to 262000 colours (TFT), the resolution of 176×220 pixels
    • Weight: 73 gramms
    • Dimensions: 110.9 x 46.7 x 15.6 mm
  • Memory
    • Phonebook for 1000 names + SIM-card memory
    • Call lists with date and duration specified (up to 40 numbers in each list)
    • Phone memory available to a user 10 MB
    • Expansion connector for microSD
  • Call management, ringing tones
    • Vibracall
    • Polyphonic call melodies, 40-tones polyphony
    • Fast dial for 8 numbers
    • Automatic redial
    • MP3 file as a call melody
  • SMS
    • Predictive text input
    • Smiles
    • Concatenated messages
    • Message templates
    • Sending and receiving graphical messages
  • Multimedia
    • Audio and video player
    • Supported formats – MP3, MPEG4, H.263
    • Menu schemes
    • J2ME (MIDP 2.0)
  • Camera
    • Integrated 1.3 MP camera, (the maximum resolution of 1280×960 pixels)
    • Flash
    • Digital zoom
    • Video recording capability
  • Connectivity
    • E-mail client
    • GPRS class 10
    • WAP 2.0/xHTML
    • MMS
    • Bluetooth 1.2
    • Synchronization with PC (USB, Bluetooth)
  • Organizer and extras
    • User profiles
    • Dictaphone
    • Date, time, world time
    • Calendar
    • Alarm clock, reminder
    • Timer, stopwatch and calculator

You can find everything necessary to start using the phone in the box; portable battery charger, USB Cable, Handsfree ear set, LG software for your pc, battery, user manual & the phone itself. My first impression when I held the phone was the cheap quality of the materials, the keypad is rubbery (which I consider positive). However, there aren’t any defects on the finish. The multi-connection port cover & the memory slot covers are really fragile, frequent usage will definitely make them pull off. But personally its not a problem for me. The phone is really light (battery included) and it fits your hand perfectly. The keys are big enough for typing quickly with ease.

After charging the phone for only 30 minutes and turning it on, it shows full battery and everything is perfect. The screen resolution is good and the dull looking keypads are great when they light-up.

The menu is clear enough for a beginner to get through the phone. The keypad is a little noisy with its “click” sound, this is specially annoying when typing messages. I tries the back and front cameras and they are quite good for a 1.3 MP one. Here are some shots that I’ve taken:

The maximum resolution of the cameras is “1280 x 960”. The resolution can be reduced to allow zooming, it is to be noted that zooming is not possible at “1280 x 960” resolution. There are also other options for the cameras; frames, night mode… & quality. The cameras can also be used as video recorder, the quality of the videos recorded are good. The phone badly needs a flash, because the cameras perform badly due to the slightest lack of light.

Concerning the audio capabilities, they are way better than that of Nokia’s Phones. The loudspeakers are loud & clear when playing back MP3’s & MP4’s files. The equalizers are useful for the optimisation of different musical styles. However when you plug-in the ear set, the sound is not as loud and the sound output quality is bad. Furthermore, the ear set itself appears really cheap and is not ergonomic. One more thing about the sound, is that when you crank up the volume, the cheap casing of the phone vibrates causing undesirable noise.

The installation of the LG Mobile phone driver & software is simple, after that you just have to plug in the USB cable, run the connection wizard and you’re done. You can copy file from you PC to your mobile and vice versa only by the use of the Mobile Phone’s software file explorer. The memory is limited to 10Mb, but can be extended by Micro SD cards.

There’s also other functions like many other mobile phones; calendar, alarm clock, games, organiser, calculator,…You can also receive & send emails, browse the net,…functions that normally all 3G phones have (Bluetooth, GPRS,…)

Overall I would rate this mobile phone 3/5. It is a good entry level phone, you can enjoy the functions of a 3G phone without drying your wallet (Rs.5,000), and its well named “3G For All”.

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10 Responses

  1. wow! li paret seryer! enplis bne photo ki tone pren la top! πŸ˜› (pou moi sel zafr ki compter c ki mo phone kav pren bon foto) lol!

  2. For Rs 5k, it’s not bad… but 2MP is the norm now… πŸ˜›

    (Nokia rulz) πŸ˜€

  3. Merci Morinn, au faite mo pa ti p gagne comprend ki photo mo pou prend pou sa review la…Donc mone alle tir mo mama so banne plantes & so biblo so photo πŸ˜›

    To ena raison Carrotmadman6, mais mo papa in tentΓ© par so fonction 3G, au lieu prend ene non-3G Nokia avek 2MP camera.

    Mais Sony Ericsson rulz the Mobile sphere πŸ˜›

  4. LOL πŸ˜›
    Thanks for the comment & I’ve added you to my blogroll as well. πŸ˜‰

  5. hey to mum so biblo la top! πŸ˜› li fr tres rock!

  6. Nissa phone la..

    Mari seryer ena camera + mp3 + video pu 5K…

  7. Wai Eagle la pareille coumant Jevin so Logo “Keep Metal Brutal”.

    Li ena so version doggy aussi LOL

    Ena ene ta bann lezot zanimo, Si assemble tou bliblo ensam mo capav fer ene la Jungle avek so banne plantes & zanimo πŸ˜›

  8. Hi, am luking for z lgku250 music manager. Plz help. Thks

  9. Sorry, I don’t think it got a music manager.

  10. hey p gagne problem pu gagne internet setting deuis orange!!!aide mwa please

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