LG Viewty reviewed

CNET UK examines, and apporves of, the LG KU990 Viewty.

LG Viewty KU990
Sexy, isn't she? CNET UK

It's an accepted (albeit begrudgingly) fact at Crave that our fellow Cravers in Singapore and the United Kingdom get all the flashy cell phones before we do. The iPhone was an exception to this rule and we couldn't help but tease our colleagues that finally, we were getting something first.

Unfortunately, after our brief moment in the sun things got back to normal quickly. The most recent example is the LG KU990 Viewty. No, we don't get the name either, but in a world of Fuziqs, Marbls, and Upstages, we've come to expect wacky handset names. In any case, CNET UK's Andrew Lim has finished his review of the Viewty after first telling us about the 5-megapixel camera phone last month.

It's a camera! It's a phone! No, it's a camera phone! CNET UK

The Viewty, aka the YouTube phone, earned an "excellent" rating of 8.2 out of 10. Lim praised the phone's touch-screen interface, fantastic camera, HSDPA (3.5G) support, and its ability to upload videos straight to YouTube. He wasn't fond of its lack of Wi-Fi and a camera-lens cover, and he said the camera-mode switch is a little tough to move. But on the whole he called it "one of LG's best phones yet." If that's not a solid endorsement, I don't know what is.

About the author

Kent German leads CNET's How To coverage and is the senior managing editor of CNET Magazine. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he started in San Francisco and is now based in the London office. When not at work, he's planning his next trip to Australia, going for a run, or watching planes land at the airport (yes, really).

 

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