Posted by Plemix.com
LG GD510 pop is ready to serve to the happy masses. It doesn’t come with any awe-inspiring features, the prototype runs after the LG Cookie and Arena which set the speed to “budget”. Or you may go ahead to call it the new Cookie, but the LG Pop is obviously keen to have its own purpose and personality: all-round eco-friendliness with solar charging feature. Let’s check how it’s work!
What’s inside? The phone, a battery, a solar panal, a charger, a data cable, a handsfree set, stylus and user’s guide.
It just look similar to the Arena, however, it does not feature the same functionality. The only Arena stuff inside is the S-Class-styled main menu. And the interface is like the one on Cookie. Pop is the smallest device with 3” display.
The power button is on the top of Pop, which also used for lock and unlocks the screen.
Turn to the left of Pop, you’ll find the volume rocker. And the lanyard eyelet which remind me of Samsung i900, both of them are metal-like finish.
The right side of Pop hosts the camera key. It is multi-functional which can launch the task switcher and the application launcher.
The back side of Pop features the 3 MP camera lens, has no flash here. All the way down on the left is the standard microUSB port covered by a plastic lid.
The one in front is the solar panel for Pop. The solar panel is said to provide over 2 minutes of talk time or 180 minutes of standby time per every 10 minutes of sunlight exposure. It seems very convenience and effective.
Pop after putting on the solar panel for charging. The design is quite work for the saving energy and help protect the environment.
The main menu is S-Class styled. Yes, the same as the Arena. It is the first LG mid-range phone to offer a budget version of the LG S-Class touch interface that's usually reserved for high tier devices.
For typing, you can use either the multi-tap alphanumeric keypad, or you can rotate the Pop and go for the virtual landscape QWERTY keyboard, just like all its previous.
Today basic touchscreen phones are all over the place and the solar charging feature of the GD510 Pop is impressive enough for it to stand out from the crowd. The environmentally friendly phone can last 7 days on a single charge, which included a total of about 90 minutes of talk time and shooting occasional photos, plus a bit of tinkering with the other phone features. It’s very convenient for the one having a busy life. Plus a fair camera and big display as well as an eye-candy price tag. The Pop may be a popular affordable device in the market. Why not get one as a Christmas present for your lover or family?
Posted by Bonovox
This phone is already £79 in Carphone & it takes good pics for a fixed focus
[ This Message was edited by: Bonovox on 2009-12-08 19:43 ]