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4.0 out of 5 stars A good dumb phone with a great camera. NOT FOR USE WITH ATT, September 22, 2009
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This review is from: LG KC910 Renoir Touch Screen 8MP Camera Wifi GPS Unlocked Tri Band (Black) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
When I ordered this phone back in march, it was listed as a quad band phone, as in, it would work well with ATT. That was a complete lie and I'm glad to see they've changed it. So if you live Europe or are on T mobile(I can't attest to how well it works with T mobile), this is a good phone.

Media / Features

-.jar games run very well, smooth with little lag
-the interface is good, not great, but that's to be expected from a non smartphone. Widgets are nice and add some flair to the menu, widgets are handled on the Renoir much better than on samsung touch whiz phones.
-Web browsing is good for a non smartphone, probably the best I've used. also Wifi is a great addition.
-I never used the music or video playback, but divx support is a hugge plus, the radio was clear and functional.

Hardware

-the phones looks much better in person, the three buttons on the buttons look tacky in pictures but are very nice in person, it's no iphone, but it is a good looking phone. The back is very nice and it feels sturdy, but still plastic
-The touch screen is resistive, which is a bad thing. Texting with the full soft qwerty took some getting used it and is leagues behind the iphone. Drawing using the picture editor was a nightmare, even with a stylus. Tapping numbers was good enough, as was basic menu navigation.

Camera

Arguably the main feature of the Renoir is the 8 megapixel camera. It is an excellent camera...for a phone. Taking excellently colored shots with a good XENON(!!) flash, and plenty of in phone editing options, like filters. It is much better than the LG viewty and the Samsung ultra touch camera and comparable to the cheapest point and shoots. That said compared with a ~$200 canon point and shoot, the Renoir gets blown out of the water. But if all you use your camera for are posed shots in outdoor lighting, this could be an acceptable replacement for a point and shoot. This is probably the best camera availabe in any phone, at least in the top 3.

Go to flickr, search LG Renoir for some good sample shots.

It also takes decent video, I didn't use it often though.

In conclusion, I do recommend this phone for anyone looking a fun, good looking, touch screen feature phone with a great camera. I think the black version is better looking, so I would get that.
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Initial post: Dec 17, 2011 4:17:27 PM PST
TruthBeTold says:
It's a smartphone genius.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2011 4:23:42 PM PST
S. Morris says:
Hi TruthBeTold; I appreciate your comment, but the LG Renoir is a feature phone, not a smartphone. A smartphone in the modern sense[ie: what Att and Verizon will charge you a $30 data plan for] is a phone running a smart phone OS like Android, iOS, Windows Phone 7, Symbian, Windows Mobile, etc. This phone runs a proprietary LG OS and therefore in most if not all cases would be considered a feature phone, the primary feature being the camera.
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