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LG KU970 Shine

alaTest has collected and analyzed 279 reviews of LG KU970 Shine. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the camera and price are on the whole positive. The durability and design also get good comments, but some have doubts about the screen and usability.

design, durability, price, camera

performance, usability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG KU970 Shine is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (

LG Shine (KU970)


Stylish design, Sturdy build, feature packed camera

Uncomfortable keypad, somewhat slow interface

The Shine is another fashion oriented camera that will appease many who are after a stylish handset, however some design and operation issues mean it isn't all it could be.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (

LG KU970 (Shine)


Following in the footsteps of the famous Chocolate Phone (the [[prodid:1852]]), LG's latest fashion oriented phone, the Shine KU970 is sure to turn so...

Stylish design, Sturdy build, feature packed camera

Uncomfortable keypad, somewhat slow interface

The Shine is another fashion oriented camera that will appease many who are after a stylish handset, however some design and operation issues mean it isn't all it could be.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

LG KU970 Shine review: A Vodafone touch


The LG Shine fashion handset was released in two distinct versions. Not long ago we reviewed the KE970 Shine. This time we turn our attention to the LG KU970 – the 3G version which is to be exclusively sold by Vodafone. They share the same metallic...

If you have followed the LG product line as we do, you would surely make note of the LG Black label series which includes only highly-fashionable handsets. It all started with the LG Chocolate which still remains popular. And as it seems the Korean...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Ella Morton (

LG Shine KU970


The Shine looks gorgeous if you can manage to keep it clean, and will likely cause envy among those you show it off to. Just watch out for the pesky scroller.

Looks gorgeous ; 512MB internal memory ; Solid construction will withstand knocks and drops

Small scroller makes menu navigation and texting a chore ; Mirror quickly gets grimey with fingerprints ; Memory not expandable

We liked the Shine a lot, but the pesky scroller is too small and fiddly, and therefore brought the score down. We can also think of better ways to spend our time than constantly polishing the fingerprinted glossy screen. That said, the phone looks...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Amanda Lian (

LG Shine KU970


As an addition to the LG Shine family, the Shine KU970 brings 3G connectivity to the table, while retaining all of the elegance of the Shine KU970.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: (

LG Shine KU970


The latest addition to the LG Black Label series of mobile phones, the Shine, is certainly a very stylish number that will appeal to the ladies, but is its beauty only skin deep?

Very sleek design ; good features list

Navigation scroll bar is tricky ; only one connection

Probably only the fashion conscious will be able to live with the functionality niggles of this phone Page: 1 [2]

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Albert Malik (

LG Shine KU970


The Shine is a lovely phone. It's smart and stylish, it feels as durable as a rock and is packed full of features. Did I mention it looks great? The stainless steel finish and reflective screen is just gorgeous and I love it, even though I'm not a...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Dushan Delic (

LG Shine KU970


The LG KU970, or Shine as it's been dubbed, is the second and upgraded version of the original KE970.

The LG KU970 Shine is a thin slider fashion phone. Entirely made up of metal on the outside with a screen that turns into a mirror when it switches off, the LG Shine is definitely a sleek device that will leave a lasting impression on anyone that comes...

Consumer review by: big smitty (

LG Shine KU970


not good at all but thats my experience with it

not a lot

scroll get dirt in it and doesnt work, charger port is as loose as a hooker, and the fukn thinkg keeps turning off when ever it fkn feels like

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Burns (

LG Shine KU970


Had this phone for 1-2 years now and it's still operating normally. Probably some slight scratches on the screen and metalic surfaces, but still remained relatively spotless. Accidentally dropped this phone a few times but was surprised at how it...

Well-rounded, durable, & reliable with a touch of sleeky elegance

Moderate battery life, limited message bank memory

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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