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Pssst. Here's a review of the LG KF750 Secret

Review by Russell Jefferies on Wednesday August 13, 2008.

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The Secret is out! LG's KF750 Secret, that is. This new slim slider with a 5 megapixel camera, HSDPA, and touch sensitive controls is the latest device from LG's 'Black Label Series'. First impressions are good, with an array of exotic materials covering the device, making it look very expensive.

We take a closer look to find out whether the LG Secret really is as good as it looks.

Physical Aspects

With your first gaze upon the LG Secret you'll find yourself lusting after it, its slim physique drawing you in for a closer look. You won't be disappointed once you pick it up, as it feels very solidly constructed. Actual dimensions are a svelte 102.8mm x 50.8mm x 11.8mm (4.0" x 2.0" x 0.4"), and it weighs in at a reassuringly heavy 116g (4.0oz). The front of the device is dominated by a large tempered glass panel over the screen and touch sensitive keys. Toward the bottom of this glass a solitary button sits, just above the 'Call', cancel, and 'End' keys that underline the screen. A chromed strip outlines the fascia, matching in with chrome accents on the lone button and earpiece.

Located next to the earpiece is the forward facing camera lens and ambient light sensor. This top area of the device is covered in a faux leather material, which stayed clean and resisted marks well. This material continues over to the rear of the device, ending half way past the camera lens. This lens is surrounded by a metal ring that looks very classy. Unfortunately, it seemed to be in the perfect position for my index finger to sit when holding the device, which meant it was always covered in fingerprints. Above the lens you'll find the flash and red focus light.

The rest of the rear is dominated by the luxurious carbon fiber battery cover, which I adore. The release button for this the cover requires a deep press before the it pops up with a satisfying click. The remainder of the device is clad in a rubbery finish that feels nice in the hands, resists scratches well, and is grippy too.

Along the right side of the device are the volume keys, 'Touch Media' key, multitasking menu key, and camera shutter button. On the left side is the lanyard eyelet and headphone/charging port that is covered by a small plastic door. The bottom edge of the device houses only the microphone opening, but push the fascia upwards and the front of the device springs up, revealing the keypad. The sliding motion is very smooth and purposeful, with a sturdy 'clunk' as it falls into place. Personally, I really liked the LG's keypad. Although it was flat, the plastic separating the keys was a different texture than the shiny key surface, which made typing easy.

Once you turn the device on you'll soon discover its hidden 'touchpad' navigation keys, which light up below the tempered glass. These buttons feature haptic feedback through slight vibrations and a simple animation beneath the glass when pressed. Unfortunately the buttons can be a little slow to respond at times, and it was easy to accidentally hit either up or down on the keypad when trying to press the enter button. They are also difficult to see in bright sunlight, as is the device's screen. This is because the tempered glass has a slightly mirrored finish, which looks nice, but collects fingerprints and reduces visibility in bright environments. Otherwise, the 2.4", 240 x 320 pixel QVGA display was very attractive, offering 262,000 colors and decent clarity.

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Russell Jefferies
Russell Jefferies reviews mobile phones for MobileBurn from his home located in Bristol in the United Kingdom.

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