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LG Renoir KC910 in the Philippines will retail for P25,500

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The new LG Renoir is impressive. It may not be an Apple iPhone or a Nokia, but it represents a lot of hope into the future of LG as a phone manufacturer. The KC910 is a full touch screen phone with no keypad whatsoever. It resembles much of an iPhone front, more so with the haptic touch feel. It isn’t quite at par with the iPhone’s because of the noticeable lag, but if you’ve held a Samsung Pixon before, the experience is similar.

Full feature after the jump.


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There are four default menu buttons on the home screen — phone dialer, contacts, messaging, and the main menu which allows you to access everything else.

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The Renoir is a full touch screen phone with its own proprietary operating system. Just like the newer Samsung phones, this one also makes use of widgets that occupy more than one screen. You can scroll up and down the home screen so you can add and reposition widgets to your heart’s desire.

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One keen feature to the Renoir is it’s brilliant incorporation of a SMS button in the address book. So if I wanted to text “Fritz” I could just tap the small envelope on the right side of his name. The message composing tool is pretty straightforward using a virtual numerical keypad. You can turn T9 (predictive text) on and off. I didn’t have much problems with the SMS save for some keys being very close to one another.

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The Renoir holsters a decent 8.0MP camera. In the world of mobile phones with cameras, I classify this unit into the “camera phones that don’t suck” category. Here’s a sample:

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Another great feature of the Renoir is built in WiFi. Who doesn’t love wireless Internet? What’s even better is that the KC910 has a built in Google Suite that comes with Search, GMail, Google Maps, Blogspot, and YouTube! You’re pretty much complete.

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I wasn’t able to fully test the browser, so the most I can really say is that it is decent. It’s no Safari for iPhone but it gets the job done.

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But overall, the LG KC910 Renoir is a beautiful phone. The Renoir costs P25,500 which may be a turn off for a few. If it cost around 2,000 cheaper it would be a sure steal, but price is always relative. Think of it this way — you’re getting a good deal with the really superb camera and WiFi option combined!

The KC910 comes with a full touch screen, Bluetooth, FM Radio, HSDPA connectivity, WiFi, and above par 8MP camera with Xenon flash (yes folks, the really good flash we saw in the Nokia N82 for night shots) for photos and video (video recording at 120 fps.). If the phone didn’t have WiFi, I’d actually be disappointed. For me the deal breaker was the wireless Internet, decent camera and the Google package.

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By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

5 replies on “LG Renoir KC910 in the Philippines will retail for P25,500”

That’s a xenon flash, yes? *drools and does a research* IT IS!!! Here are the still camera specs: 8 megapixel autofocus, xenon flash, digital image stabilizer, geo-tagging, face tracking, blink detection, touch screen focus, manual focus. MANUAL FOCUS! WANT!

Can I use isync with this phone? I can’t get isync with my LG Viewty and I wondered if they’d sorted this problem out yet.

I’ve had my LG Xenon for your last year, but I only recently discovered this site, Up right up until now, I under no circumstances truly looked into using the phone as anything but a voice and SMS device, but even though it was out for repair I had been applying a Motorola KRZR as a back-up and I genuinely hated it. I’m also a former employee of Rogers Wireless, wherever I had been a member in the Network Operations group; they would be the ones accountable to the inter/intra-site transport, switching and base-station network. Although we in no way got to play with as well a lot customer hardware, I do know for a actuality there may be ‘un-branded’ firmware available for just about every cell phone out there. Prior to a carrier decides to carry any mobile phone they get a base design in the manufacturer that they demo and put via tests – acquiring one particular of these demo units would most likely be much easier said than completed nonetheless. Most from the time, they just get passed of to close friends or household members who do not even realize that the mobile phone is unlocked and unbranded.

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