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LG Shine-CU720

Description:

The LG Shine is a 3G enabled thin slider that sports a large QVGA display. Other key features include video sharing HSDPA data, 2.0 megapixel camera, expandable memory card slot (microSD up to 4GB), 70MB internal memory and video/music playback.

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  • Bluetooth
  • Speakerphone

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General Info
ManufacturerLG
TechnologyCDMA/GSM
Data Type3G
Device TypeFeature Phone
Operating SystemNone
Physical Specifications
Height3.93 Inches
Thickness0.59 Inches
Weight4.28 Ounces
KeyboardKeypad
Display Specifications
Touchscreen Size0.00 Inches
Audio/Video Specifications
Rear Camera2.00 Megapixels
Hearing Aid CompatibilityNone
Battery Specifications
Standby Time240 Hours
Talk Time72 Minutes
Memory Specifications

Average user reviews

Based on 4 Reviews

Overall
3.25
Display
3
Reception
3
Battery Life
2.5
Design
3.75
Apps
3.5
Display:
1
Reception:
2
Battery Life:
1
Design:
1
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
2

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Horrified in TX

Posted on: September 30th, 2009 by Susana A.

The good: Picture memory- without a memory card, havent reached a limit yet, and all the editing tools for the pictures, the ability to create GIF's, durableThe bad: battery life,cannot see screen well in daylight,small, razr-ish keyboard, bad sound quality, some things like the alarm clock having weird features and ringing at random times if you don't turn it off the first time Summary: This phone is a good one. The features are all standard, it's pretty durable; I am not kind to my phones. The speaker is not loud at all, it is hard to type on the keypad unless you have long nails, and even harder to touch the CALL, CANCEL, and END buttons, but the joystick is o.k once you get used to it. There is always a lot of sunlight out, and I can barely read it, I have to cover the screen. I would NOT reccomend this phone for texting, business, anything like that. It's a normal, simple phone, with its' only gimmick: a mirror.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
4
Design:
5
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

I love this phone!

Posted on: July 24th, 2008 by nick soimth

The good: Huge screen, sexy mirror, great music player, cool but tricky joystick, metal caseing.The bad: Screen gets fingerprints easily, small razrlike keypadSummary: I got this phone two weeks ago, and i havent missed my nokia 6085 since. i hated that phone and i cant believe how great this phone is! it is so cheap for such a great phone! lg is a great company and i will get all of my future phones frmo them, however i will be sticking with this phone for a long time. o yeah, i dropped it off the balcany of my house and it landed on congrete. not on scrath! this is a sturdy phone! if u love sexy phones and want great features, such as great camera and mp3 player, i really suggest getting this great phone!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
2
Reception:
1
Battery Life:
2
Design:
4
Apps:
1
Overall:
Review Rating: 
2

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Disgruntled in OK

Posted on: July 11th, 2008 by Michael Savuto

The good: PrettyWell builtThe bad: Poor voice recognitionPoor ergnomicsHard to read screen in sunlightFrequent dropped callsShort battery lifeSummary: I bought this phone to satisfy basic phone needs. Primary among my requirements was voice dial ability, which the LG CU-720 Shine appeared to have. After going through the manual and setup, it looked very intuitive. What I have since discovered is that the Shine's voice recognition engine software is marginal at best. The Shine's responses to verbal and button input related to voice dialing is unpredictable and a source of immense frustration. Since it cannot be trained to specific names (only about 6 commands can be voice trained, no names) the Shine voice recognition engine tries to figure out who you are calling and roughly 50% of the time gets it wrong, repeatedly. This problem is partly due to the phone being very sensitive to environmental background noise such as wind. The voice recognition software pronunciation is limited and the vocal interpretation of some names is incomprehensible ("Shawn" is pronounced something like "schuwweet"). People who have listened when I attempted to voice dial (I have no discernible accent) thought that it was more trouble that it is worth. Then they see just how small and flat the number keys are (a lot like my old Motorola L6)and they understand why I don't use them instead. The speaker phone is quite loud but electronically distorted. The 5 way joystick/Navigation key is extemely short and overly sensitive which makes selecting functions difficult and texting a nightmare. You have to use your fingernails to carefully push it from side to side and often it will select "OK" rather than right or left. The 5-way joystick has been a constant source of irritation and noise in that when the Shine is in you pocket the button is so sensitive that any other items in your pocket (or purse) will hit the key and set off a beep (telling you that the keyboard is locked and to unlock it). In fact I have had in my otherwise empty pants pocket and have it beep at me because I bent over and the button got pushed. This constant input on the 5-way joystick is probably why the battery life has declined to around 24hrs before expiring.Worst of all, if that is possible, is that trying to slide the top open is nearly impossible using one hand to operate the phone. There are no friction surfaces on the top and all the available edges are softly rounded and shallow. You have to grab the sides of the top with one hand while holding the bottom with the other to slide the top. In fact the only surface that you can push on to slide the top up is the mirrored display (the rest of the upper surface is buttons which you don't want to push on) which then becomes greasy and even less legible.I have had difficulty with the Shine's reception in areas where it should not be a problem. Dropped calls have occurred too frequently. The signal strength indicator will show 4 bars one moment and then 1 or less the next without the phone being moved.However it is a very durable phone, that I have tested extens

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
3
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Stylish and reliable

Posted on: February 2nd, 2008 by Anonymous

The good: Sleek looking, sturdy feeling, good call reception, good photo qualityThe bad: Kinda hard to see screen if it's really bright outside, touchy joystickSummary: I just got this phone a week ago, and I have put it to the test! I has very good service on AT&T's new 3g network. Extremely user friendly. The sound quality while talking is great! (Just make sure you don't put your hand over the antenna which is the bottom of the phone!) The music setting is pretty nice, however it isn't compatible with MP4's which has created a problem for me. I love the look... (I got the red one) Overall a pretty good phone and I am extremely satisfied with it!

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