LG Breeze

LG Breeze

This model from LG looks a lot like the popular Cookie model but one of the main differences between these two models relies in the QWERTY keyboard that the Breeze sports. The phone measures 106.5 x 53 x 15.9 mm and has a curb weight of 125.5 g, which makes it just about as compact as the KS360 and the Cookie. The handset supports GPRS Class 12, EDGE Class 10, HSPDA 7.2 Mbps as well as Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP.

The front panel of the LG Breeze is dominated by the 2.8-inch display that has a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels and can show up to 256k colors. Below this screen sit three hardware buttons while the slide-out four-row QWERTY keypad features well spaced buttons and superb touch orientation. After you slide out the handset, the screen modifies its orientation to landscape mode. On the left spine is the volume rocker which doubles as a digital zoom while on the right side you’ll find the microSD card slot which is protected by a plastic lid, camera button and the key lock. At the top you will have access to the microUSB port that also sports a plastic cover.

The back of the phone holds the 3 megapixel camera that allows you to make shots at a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. It is a fixed focus unit that lacks a flash so say goodbye to taking pictures at night. If you’ve seen the camera interface of the aforementioned Cookie, you’ll certainly know how to use the one on the Breeze as these are virtually identical. The photos have a decent amount of detail in them while the noise level is tolerable.  Regarding video recording, you can take clips at a QVGA resolution while the files are saved in 3GP format.

The LG Breeze packs the company’s newest Flash-based UI and looks pretty much alike the one on the Cookie. You get a lot of transition effects and nice animations that make the phone a pleasure to use. In most cases, the user interface is responsive and quick enough so you won’t have any problems with lagging. As widgets, you get Facebook, web search, cellular info, WeatherBug, calendar, world clock, image slideshow, notes app, music player, FM radio and an analog clock.

As far as the phonebook is concerned, it can hold up to 1,000 contacts and you can organize them into caller groups and attach a ringtone or a picture. As a phone, the Breeze handles phone calls without any issues regarding reception or voice quality. You get Speed Dial and Smart Dialing. If the 40 MB of built-in memory won’t be enough to store your files, you can expand it up to 16 GB via a microSD card.

Lastly, the Li-Ion 950 mAh battery has been rated by LG to provide a standby time of up to 500 hours and a talk time of up to 5 hours.

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