Hands on with the LG Viewty Snap GM360

July 20th, 2010 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 

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I finally managed to get my hands on the new LG Viewty Snap phone and have been putting it through its paces!

One of the biggest selling points of the Viewty Snap is the use of it as a quality multimedia phone – with a 5mp camera complete with Optic-all zoom so you don’t lose picture quality as you zoom in. Build on this with an LED flash and good quality video recorder and you have a decent camera. The pictures below were taken using the camera, the second photo using the zoom.

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The social network feature offers a dedicated connection to a wide range of social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Flickr, Picasa and Orkut. The push email is also a good addition to the handset and was easy to set up and use.

The menu on the phone is the standard LG S-Class UI and is as easily navigable to a newcomer as it is to a veteran. The inclusion of a shortcut button to your favourite apps on the homescreen is a nice addition and offers the scope to personalize the phone to best suit your needs.

This is one of the cheapest touchscreen phones on the market and the 5mp camera is enough to set it apart from any competitors like the Nokia 5130 XpressMusic (which only has a 2mp camera). It really excels as an easy to use multimedia phone with one of the better cameras for it’s price range, and the ability to expand the memory to 8gb is sure to be another selling point.

For more details including full specifications, follow the link here


Posted in Mobile, Review
  • vishal

    go and change the msg counter number which is authorized by ur operator some times lg dosnt support automatically these operator number then ur msg will sent

  • vishal

    plz format from ur lg gm360 by default password 0000 then automatically supports

  • helen

    my memory card isn’t working theres a red cross on it how do I get rid of the red cross

  • helen

    my memory card isn’t working theres a red cross on it how do I get rid of the red cross

  • Billy

    The problem with this phone is i can’t send messages at all. When i send a message is says ‘sending’ rather than ‘sent’. I then go to outbox and it shows the message is still sending but fails after a while. I’ve tried going to phone settings to reset it but it says ‘cannot execute’. I do not have a clue what to do, any suggestions?

  • alex

    Connection failed . Please check your system or windows media player
    i try to transfer songs to my phone but every time i select music sync it says this

  • Donna

    how do I transfer my photos to my memory card. When I go to the cameras advance setting the storage folder is not highlighted so I cannot do it that way.

  • C.P.

    my LG Viewty Snap, have the botton zoom in camera desactivate. how i can make to solve this problem? how i can make to zoom when i took photos?

    someone can help me please?

  • diane

    my lg viewty snap keeps teling me unsupported file when im trying to downlod music

  • jamie

    Can I link my GM360 bought in 2010 to my BT internet so that i do not have to use my expensive O2 data service with my PAYG phone.

  • Mario72013

    When I swtich on my LG GM360 Camera it just locks/freezes. Same if I go onto Video or still camera mode

  • Botlon_nicola

    if you hit the middle button then the icon come up and up where it says fav apps theres an arrow touch that then at the bottom of that touch end all and thatll solve your prob!

  • albaeinstein

    After happily playing music for over a year, it suddenly stops and tells me it’s an unsupported file type (mp3). Have reformated the memory card with no effect.
    Any ideas?

  • ACE

    Hey, is there any way to make the touchscreen more sensible?

  • Anonymous

    When I swtich on my LG GM360 Camera it just locks/freezes. Same if I go onto Video or still camera mode. Any suggestions welcome!!

  • nymphetamine_girl

    i have this problem too along with when i go to the music player it says i have reached maximum applications

  • Anonymous

    wht does myLG 360 Viewty Snap phone keep switching itself off.  It’s been doingn this for the past 4/5 weeks.  It’s so annoying and I am constantly missing urgent phone calls.

  • Anonymous

    my phone keeps freezing can’t turn it off unless i take battery out

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I75NA276QUCNVJE4M6SKX7KV24 bunniegirl2008

    hi iv got a t-mobile lg gm360 pay as you go and  i logged into face book but cant log out how do i log out of facebook on the phone many thanks xx

  • Anonymous

    Hi, me again have found the repeat button on the screen next to the rating and turned off repeat, must have pressed it by accident. Didn’t even know it had this function, as there isn’t any information about this in the user guide or on the phone, and had asked an online LG technician who wanted £11 to answer this query.

  • Anonymous

    Hi, had my LG GM360 a few months. I have been downloading music via bluetooth, and now it keeps repeating the same song and I have to manually forward to the next song, even in shuffle tracks. How can I stop this?

  • Katylilley

    I’ve looked everywhere on this phone, but can’t find anywhere where I can choose and add new apps? What am I missing as it appears that this can be done? Thanks.

  • J_theginger1

    has any body downloaded apps for this phone, LG site doesn’t  really  do  any, just wondered what the best sites were to go  to  that someone has tried and tested, as I would like to do  more with the phone.  I have to say  I quite like it, camera is brill.

  • Lee Cox

    Hi i have just bought the LG GM360, is there away i can connect it to my MacBook Pro so i add music and photos?

  • LGBlogUK

    glad that got it sorted!

  • Toto

    cheers,rang them and was told to clear cache and cookies,didnt work 1st time round but after turning phone off and on again and repeating,it’s now working,although was told if it happens againto ring as it may need repaired…

  • LGBlogUK

    Hi Toto,

    this isn’t a problem that we are familiar with unfortunately. we would recommend running this by customer services so it can be referred to the mobile team
    thanks :)

  • Toto

    having trouble texting,it seems ok if its a new message but when i try to forward an exsisting message its telling me i have reached maximum aplications,have tried deleting all messages but problem still occuring…..

  • BFM

    I have just recently got an LG GM360, and was completely unaware of the problems you mention with macs. I have been trying all afternoon to Sync this phone with my Macbook pro. Can you help me with some information.

    Regards
    BFM

  • lgblog

    Have you got PC suite 3? Just checked with an engineer and he assured me that it is compatible with Vista, XP, windows 7 etc. Try re-installing it from here http://uk.lgmobile.com/web/web.support.retrieveSoftwareUpdate.laf

    follow the installation instructions
    thanks

  • lgblog

    the zoom icons are on the top left of the camera screen but they are only active depending on the size of the picture you have selected in the menu. If it is not working currently adjust the size of the pictures

  • Mad Tanner

    Hi , I can't work out how to transfer photo's to my pc, the phone didn't come with a disc and the pc says it can't install without, any ideas????

  • Willpascal

    Just wondering which exact memory card you need. Is it any MicroSD card as there seems to be different sizes and adapters, just checking before i buy.

  • Saz101

    hey, can someone help me. with the facebook app that comes with the phone, where does it show your notifications?? Only way i can view them is by going via internet browser and logging on to the fb mobile site.

  • A67

    I don't seem to be able to use zoom when taking a photo, but can when videoing, is there a way to change this? Also how do you make the videos last more than 6 seconds? Worst of all, how do you turn up the ringtone volume?

  • http://www.saintlondon.co.uk LG Blog

    Hi Helen,
    spoke to an engineer. He said that the only place that messages would be saved to would be the Sim as there is no option to save to the microSD. To move messages to myfolder go to inbox, press the options button in the top left, an option will come up called 'move to my folders', check all messages you wish to move and then press move
    thanks

  • http://www.saintlondon.co.uk LG Blog

    Hi Helen,

    have got in touch with one of the LG mobile trainers to help and will get back to you when i hear back
    thanks

  • helen24

    i've deleted some old messages, no change, i did format external memory, which lost some of the pics i had on there. how do i reverse this

  • http://www.saintlondon.co.uk LG Blog

    Hi Helen,
    my first thought would be your phone's internal memory is full. Try deleting some old messages and let me know how you get on after that

  • Hillhelen2

    would like to know why lg gm 360 viewty snap texts are being saved to memory card & can't move them to my folders

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HXWQRPRN5LWZZRDY4TN2OAHP2Y Zhang Hongjing

    I was aware that LG has a deplorable reputation for connectivity, and was not surprised to find that there is no sync capability whatsoever with a mac – there is a usb mode, but it will not allow the phone to be disconnected without issuing a warning that the device was disconnected while in use and that data may be lost. luckily most sync services can be got online nowadays, so google calendar and mail is a must for this phone, if you are a mac user http://www.uggcardy.org http://www.shoemkt.com http://www.webuggbootssale.com

  • tifrap

    I like this Phone, and am getting to know its quirks quite well by now – so what can I add to the review above… well.
    The GM360 has a good interface once you get to know it – the screens sensitivity gets better when you realise that there is a protective film over the whole phone for shipping, when you peel it off the screen is better – also it is worth calibrating the screen with a stylus, even if you dont intend to use one, the touch screen becomes far more accurate and usable.

    The GM360 is barely supported by LG at all – there are NO downloadable apps from the LG store UK, except a few games – so you will have to risk 3rd party downloads if you want any extras like a unit converter.
    The phone is quite basic – but that means you don't inadvertantly spend a small fortune on needless connections to online sources – it warns you before any connection is made.

    As a mac owner, I was aware that LG has a deplorable reputation for connectivity, and was not surprised to find that there is no sync capability whatsoever with a mac – there is a usb mode, but it will not allow the phone to be disconnected without issuing a warning that the device was disconnected while in use and that data may be lost. luckily most sync services can be got online nowadays, so google calendar and mail is a must for this phone, if you are a mac user.

    The camera is a bit of a dissapointment, sure it has a lovely big resolution, but the images need to be tweaked in photoshop to get rid of the muted colour and poor level distribution/contrast. It has autofocus, which sometimes decides to auto-unfocus, so you may need to take a subject several times.
    Its a cheapish sturdyish phone, that keeps battery life for a fair while and recharges quickly, even through a usb port on a laptop.

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