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LG GS290 Cookie Fresh

LG GS290 Cookie Fresh
alaScore 84

1280 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1280 reviews of LG GS290 Cookie Fresh. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the design and price are generally positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the reliability and reception.

size, usability, performance, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG GS290 Cookie Fresh is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG GS290 Cookie Fresh

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of LG GS290 Cookie Fresh from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance.

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70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG GS290 Cookie Fresh Mobile Phone on Vodafone PAYGLG GS290 Cookie Fresh Mobile Phone on Vodafone PAYG

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG GS290 Cookie Fresh

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of LG GS290 Cookie Fresh from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG GS290 Cookie Fresh GSM Quadband Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera, 3-Inch WQVGA Display, FM Radio and Card Slot (Black)LG GS290 Cookie Fresh GSM Quadband Unlocked Phone with 2 MP Camera, 3-Inch WQVGA Display, FM Radio and Card Slot (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (t3.com)

LG Cookie Fresh GS290

 

Cheap and cheerful are the watchwords for this slinky LG number. But is it a touchscreen winner?

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Nikhil Pradhan, pcworld.in (pcadvisor.co.uk)

LG Cookie Fresh GS290 review

 

The LG Cookie Fresh GS290's feature-set can be termed as 'smartphone lite', as it has plenty of features that smartphones have such as a camera, organiser and scheduler, social networking apps, email etc, but also forsakes plenty of other features.

The LG Cookie Fresh GS290 carries a price tag of £99 in the UK. The price-tag looks especially good when you look at the phone’s feature-set. However, its performance is strictly middle-of-the-road and that takes away a whole lot from the phone.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

LG GS290 Cookie Fresh Review

 

The original LG Cookie was a big hit - over 10 million were sold and it helped popularise the touchscreen format for budget phone buyers. But in an age where the touchscreen phone is now the norm and the…

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

LG Cookie Fresh review -

 

LiveSquare remains a fun way of organising your favourite contacts and we were fans of the personalised messages LG has included

The EDGE data speeds meant we were often left waiting for the browser to catch up with our page scrolling

Dec, 2011

BRONZE AWARD

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (pocketgamer.co.uk)

LG Cookie Fresh GS290

 

Taking the biscuit

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Tech Addicts (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

As the conclusion to my review I will say a closing statement that unfortunately my opinion is that as a ‘follow on’ handset from the extremely popular original LG Cookie the LG GS290 Cookie Fresh just isn’t a worthy successor to be honest.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Chris (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

LG Cookie Fresh (GS290) Review

 

So here we have the latest addition to the 'Cookie' range of mobile phones from LG, now we all know how popular the first LG Cookie was so how will the new one cope with the stiff competition out there? And can it really be better than its...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

LG - Cookie Fresh GS290

 

The Cookie Fresh GS290 from LG is a lower end mobile phone designed for those who want social networking features and a touch screen on a tight budget. SIM-free you can get it for a bit ...

The LG Cookie Fresh GS290 is a low cost, touch screened handset that suffers from the absence of Wi-Fi and 3G and also from having a screen too small for comfortable text entry. Its social networking apps may appeal, though there are many handsets...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Christian Milsom (zath.co.uk)

LG Cookie Fresh (GS290) Review

 

LG recently released the successor to their low-price, touch screen and very popular LG Cookie phone in the form of the LG Cookie Fresh (GS290).

I must admit, I’ve never been a huge fan of phones from LG, but the GS290 has really impressed me. Despite the crowded main menu screen and below par camera, the phone itself is a really tidy little device. It certainly doesn't look or feel cheap and...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (knowyourmobile.com)

LG Cookie Fresh GS290 review

 

The Cookie Fresh GS290, which is the follow up to the extremely popular Cookie, is a truly budget priced mobile. We found it for £109.99 at Play.com SIM free, and on T-Mobile for £69.99 on pay as you go.

3.5mm headset jack, lots of software, animated avatars for your friends

No live Twitter widget, low resolution camera, resistive touch screen

A budget handset with some very positive plus points

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, EAAC+, Midi / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes

Camera

Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Digital Zoom:1.6 / 4
Main camera resolution:1600 x 1200
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:Sepia
Second Camera: No

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display diagonal:7.62
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400 / 400 x 240
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:100 / 30 / 32 / 48 / 50 / 70 / 8
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:16

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
E-mail protocols:Imap, Pop3
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes

Navigation

GPS (satellite): No

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS, GSM, UMTS
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12 / 4
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Headphone outputs:1
Interface:USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking type:Edge / GSM
Operating Frequency:850/900/1800/1900
Operating system installed:N, -
Playable formats:AAC,AAC+,AAC++,MP3,WMA,AMR / Midi/XMF/SMAF/AAC/AAC+/EAAC+ / MP3/XMF/SMAF/AAC/AAC+/EAAC+
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Performance

Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, To-do list
Phonebook capacity:1000
Slide show: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:900 / 950
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):390
Talk time (2G):4 / 5.5
Talk time (3G):300

Storage

Internal Memory:8
Maximum memory card size:16

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Black, White / Blue / Green / Orange / Purple / Red / Silver / White
Subscription type:No subscription
T9 text input: Yes
Type:Feature phone

Video

Video call: No
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.19 / 1.25 / 10.7 / 5.29
Height :1.19 / 1.25 / 10.7 / 10.8 / 5.29 / 5.3
Weight:89
Width:10.8 / 5.29 / 5.54