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The LG KM900, also known as the Arena, is a mid-range smart phone.

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Pros

8GB of internal storage

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3.5mm headphone jack

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sleek aesthetic

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WiFi enabled

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Bluetooth

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attractive 3D cube interface

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5MP camera

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support for a large variety of video and audio formats

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FM radio

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Dolby Mobile 5.1 is good - but only if you use the right headphones.

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FM transmitter

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Reasonable Camera and Video recording quality.

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Small size and good outer casing.

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Very good call quality.

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800x480 16M TFT Capacitive Touchscreen.

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Can use two-finger touch (multi-touch) to zoom in and out on photo's and web pages.

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

poor battery life

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icon interface is quite close to that of the iPhone

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fragile

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slow

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Some MP3's may cause phone to reset everytime Gallery is accessed.

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Touchscreen locks instantly when making a call - you must hold a finger on the screen for 4 seconds before being able to activate Speakerphone or use DTMF tones while in a call.

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Touchscreen keys can be hard to get right when typing - even in Landscape mode. Poor T9 correction.

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Menu's do not remember how far down you were when going back a step - you have to always start from the top of the page each time.

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no support for open source audio formats (OGG or FLAC)

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expensive

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FM Transmitter has poor range - even with Headphones plugged in as an antenna. Sound is "tinny" if you can receive signal.

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Speakerphone volume quality average - not loud.

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Poor You Tube support - will only properly work when using Mobile Data support - not WiFi.

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Poor DivX/Xvid compatability - must be converted to 320x240 first, but then still no guarentee it will play. Mp4's can play at 720x480 but phone may reset when browsing Gallery for Video files.

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Web browser is slow, and always reverts to full zoom out when going to a new page - you have to zoom in everytime manually.

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Can takes several attempts to get screen auto-rotate to work in applications.

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Poor battery life for 1000maH battery - in real world use that means about 1.5 - 2hrs movie playing time, 3 if you're lucky (playing 720x480 MP4 at volume 17). Otherwise, about 1-2 days between charges.

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Pictures can look grainy when using camera indoors, even with LED flash.

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jack of all trades - includes a huge variety of features most people don't need for on-the-go use

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Poor GPS satellite acquisition. Relies on A-GPS for better pickup of satellites.

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Album cover art not always transferred over with MP3's.

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Buggy interface software

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The LG KM900, also known as the Arena, is a mid-range smart phone. The main selling features of this handset are its media features, large, high-resolution 3" touchscreen and the touch interface which goes with it. LG designed a new user interface for this device, which centers around a rotatable 3D cube, with different groups of functions on each face. The Arena's media features include a 5 MP camera, 480 x 800 pixel screen, DivX and Xvid playback, full-size (3.5mm) headphone jack, 8 GBs of internal storage and wireless access. The features of the KM900 position it as a potential competitor to the iPhone, and gear it toward those looking for similar media and interface capabilities.

Features
  • 3.84 hours talk time battery life, 300 hours stand-by battery life
  • GSM Quad-band network compatibility
  • 3" touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixel resolution
  • 5 MP camera with auto-focus, flash, digital zoom
  • secondary camera for video calls
  • media player with MPEG4, 3GP, WMV, AVI, DivX, XviD, H.263, H.264 video support
  • music player with MP3, WMA, WAV, M4A, MP4, AMR, 3GP, 3GPP, MIDI support, and FM radio receiver
  • 8 GB built in memory, microSD/microSDHC card reader
  • USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • dimensions: 4.17" x 2.18" x 0.47"
  • weight: 3.70 oz
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