LG CF360 review: LG CF360

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.3
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 8.0
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The Good The LG CF360 is a slim and lightweight slider phone. Features include 3G, quad-band support, GPS, a music player, and a 1.3-megapixel camera. Call quality is good.

The Bad Photo quality is mediocre, there's no self-portrait mirror or flash, and some of the keys feel flat.

The Bottom Line The LG CF360 is a simple midtier phone for an affordable price.

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Most of the recent LG phones from AT&T have either been fancy touch-screen handsets (like the LG Incite ) or slim models that can stream live TV (The LG Invision , for example). The LG CF360, on the other hand, takes the midtier approach, much like the LG Shine of two years ago. The CF360 is a slim slider that is easy on the eyes and the hands, and while its feature set isn't that exciting, it's not that bad either. The LG CF360 is available for a very affordable $29.99 after a two-year service agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.

The LG CF360 has a simple slim slider design, and though it looks quite ordinary, we like it all the same. Measuring 3.97 inches long by 1.89 inches wide by 0.66 inch thick, the CF360 is wrapped in a soft-touch black surface that gives the phone a nice grip and makes it feel comfortable in the hand. The slider mechanism feels solid, and requires a firm push to slide up or down. You can get the CF360 with either a blue or red stripe along its sides. The navigation keys are either blue or red as well. The CF360 weighs about 3.5 ounces, which won't weigh you down.

The LG CF360 has a slider design.

On the front of the phone is the 2-inch QVGA display with support for 65,000 colors and a 240x320-pixel resolution. Though it doesn't have support for 262,000 colors like we would prefer, the display still looks colorful and images look quite sharp. You can adjust the font size, the color of the dialing font, the screen's brightness, backlight timer, color schemes, and the menu style.

The navigation array consists of two soft keys, four directional keys, a middle OK key, a Call and End/Power key, plus the Clear/Back key. The four directional keys are raised above the surface, while the other keys are a bit flusher to the surface. Slide the phone open and you'll find the number keypad. The keypad is roomy, and though the keys are not as tactile as we would like, there are still enough delineations between each key so it's easy to dial and text. All the keys have a nice give to them.

The LG CF360 has a 1.3-megapixel camera lens on the back.

The volume rocker is on the left spine, while the microSD card slot is on the top. On the right spine are a dedicated camera key, a task menu key, and the charger/headset jack. The task menu key lets you tab between open applications. On the back of the CF360 are a camera lens and a speaker grille. There's no self-portrait mirror or flash, though.

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LG CF360 - blue (AT&T)

Part Number: 3350233
Low Price: $64.99 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Talk Time Up to 180 min
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Combined with With digital camera / digital player
  • Service Provider AT&T
  • Weight 3.5 oz
  • Diagonal Size 2 in
  • Sensor Resolution 1.3 pixels