Review by Russell Jefferies on Monday October 20, 2008.
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Call quality on the LG KS360 was good, with voices coming through loud and relatively clear. There was a slight muffle to the audio, but not enough to worry about. Network reception was very good, with the device often showing a full signal. Unfortunately, the KS360 is only a
The KS360's contacts function was clearly laid out and very simple to use. However, there is only space for three phone numbers per contact, and one email address, which is a shame. Still, it is possible to assign contacts with their own ringer, contact photo, memo, and anniversary date. There is also only one field for the contact name, meaning that both forenames and surnames must be entered in the same field. This means that the search system can only search by forename, unless you enter all contacts with their surname first.
Profile support is present on the KS360, with five different profiles to choose from. It is possible to customize all profiles, with varying alert and sound effect options. Users can change the call alert type, ring/message tones, ringer volume, touch & key feedback, slider sound effect, on/off sounds, and sound effect volume. Call alert types include the usual vibrate and ring, and vibrate then ring options. MP3 ringtones are supported, but MP3s cannot be used as message tones. However, message alerts can be set to go off periodically, though there was no way of changing the intervals. Long pressing the 'v' key on the keyboard (which is also the # key) quickly puts the device into silent mode.
The KS360's loudspeaker can be used for speakerphone functions, and provided clear audio with decent volume. Unfortunately, people on the other end of the call reported audio intermittently breaking up at their end when the speakerphone was activated. Speed dialing is supported too, though oddly can't be used from the touch screen keypad. It is necessary to slide the keyboard out and use these number keys instead. Voice dialing is not supported on the KS360.
Messaging is the LG KS360's primary function, as signified by its QWERTY keyboard. There doesn't appear to be any way of composing a message without the keyboard, so the device is mainly used in landscape mode. There is a dedicated messaging button on the keyboard that takes you directly to
Russell Jefferies reviews mobile phones for MobileBurn from his home located in Bristol in the United Kingdom.