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LG KU990 Viewty

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3524 reviews of LG KU990 Viewty. 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. Comments about the portability and screen are generally positive. The size and camera are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity and reception.

usability, camera, size, screen, portability

battery, reliability, GPS navigation, reception, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG KU990 Viewty is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 user reviews of LG KU990 Viewty from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the price and screen. The camera and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the GPS navigation and reception get negative reviews.

usability, portability, camera, screen, price

reliability, reception, GPS navigation

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG KU990 Viewty Mobile Phone - silverLG KU990 Viewty Mobile Phone - silver

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for LG KU990 Viewty


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of LG KU990 Viewty from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the camera, but some have doubts about the performance and battery.


battery, performance

33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG KU990 Viewty Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, International 3G, MP3/Video Player, and MicroSD Slot--International Version with No Warranty (Black)LG KU990 Viewty Unlocked Phone with 5 MP Camera, International 3G, MP3/Video Player, and MicroSD Slot--International Version with No Warranty (Black)

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Anna Lagerkvist (

LG KU990 Viewty review


One of the best - and best-looking - phones around

HSDPA connectivity ; 5-megapixel camera ; Plenty of built-in image-editing functions ; 120fps video shooting ; Responsive touchscreen

Touchscreen prone to fingerprints, scratching ; No lens cover for camera ; Sliding disc for zooming etc, a bit fiddly

One of the best phones around at the moment, and a definitive rival to the Apple iPhone

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

LG Viewty (KU990)


Despite LG's continuing obsession with unusual names, this five megapixel touchscreen phone is certainly worth a closer look.

Feb, 2011

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Stuff magazine


The Viewty is the spiritual successor to the Prada phone and has a feature set to put the heebie-jeebies up Apple's iPhone

The Viewty is a high-calibre camera and video phone with a stylish design, but its touch-sensitive interface is less convincing. Approach with caution.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: PC Advisor (

LG KU990 Viewty review


The LG KU990 Viewty is a 5Mp cameraphone that apes the iPhone on the front and a real digital camera from behind. And it has 3G connectivity.

May, 2007

Expert review by: Editorial Team (

LG Viewty KU990 Review


The KU990, better known as the LG Viewty, is LG's high-end touchscreen phone, which houses a large 3-inch LCD display and a xenon-flash assisted 5-megapixel camera. It's available in a variety of colours…

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Mobile Fone Reviews (

LG KU990 Viewty


The LG KU990 Viewty is a high quality touchscreen and 3G mobile phone featuring a stunning 5 megapixel camera with superb imaging features and autofocus, what more could you ask for! The LG Viewty also features video calling, memory card which is...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Let's go digital (

LG Viewty Test


LG KU990 Viewty : Unsere Kollegen von LetsGoMobile testeten das LG Viewty. LetsGoMobile meint: Digitalkameras in Mobiltelefonen sind keine Seltenheit mehr. Anders sieht es aus, wenn eine 5 Megapixel Digitalkamera in ein Mobiltelefon integriert wird....

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

LG KU990 Viewty review


LG's Viewty boasts a 5-megapixel camera and a huge - and highly responsive - touch screen interface. But what kind of beast is the Viewty?

Touch screen ; 3G/HSDPA ; 5 megapixel camera

Tricky camera functions

A fantastic camera phone that ought to rival the iPhone

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: James Holland (

LG Viewty KU990


View, what a scorcher! The LG Viewty is undeniably a looker, measuring a slender 104×54x15mm, and boasting a three-inch touchscreen. But if there's anything that Naomi Campbell taught us, it's that not everything that looks beautiful is necessarily...

Super-stylish. Takes great movies and photos

Disappointing flash lets it down somewhat

Don't want an iPhone or Nokia N-Series? The LG Viewty is a bit high-maintenance, but takes great snaps and movies and looks the business.

Jun, 2009

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LG KU990 Viewty


The Viewty from LG is one of the most sought after phones in the LG line. It 900/1800/1900 GSM compatible and is a 3G phone, operating at HSDPA 2100, at the same time. It weighs 112g and its dimensions are 103.5 x 54.4 x 14.8 mm. It is has a wide touch...

If you don’t need the power and flexibility of an iPhone or a N-series Nokia, the Viewty is a smackdown photo winner. Or, mmenmming grunnumm frunng, as Mickey would say. LG KU990 Viewty is tagged with LG and mobile phone. Select a tag (LG, for example)...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications


FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:72
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes


Battery Capacity:1000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):434
Talk time (2G):6

Call management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:16
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 5.1
Second Camera: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS


Head SAR (EU):0.83

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:1.2 / 2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No


Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:7.62
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400
Display Type:TFT
External display number of colours:262144 colours
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No


Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Management features

Support for contact groups: Yes


Built-in memory capacity:2GB
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Flash memory:2000 / 2048
Internal Memory:100 / 110 / 85 / 90
Internal storage capacity:2 / 4
Maximum memory card size:4
User memory:90


E-mail: Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9


Audio formats supported:MIDI, MP3
FM radio: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:1.2
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, wcdma / GPRS, GSM, 3G, HSDPA, EDGE
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Other features

Bundled software:Google Package
I/O ports:1 x PCSync / PC-sync
Interface:USB / USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, PC Sync
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Operating Frequency:3.6, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 / 900/1800/1900/2100 / GSM 900, 1800, 1900, HSDPA 2100
Phone camera type:CMOS / CMOS AF, MF
Playable formats:MP3 / MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC++, WMA / MP3/AAC/AAC+/AAC++/WMA / SP-MIDI, MIDI, WAV, MP3, WAV, WMA, AMR, AAC, AAC+, mmf, I-melody / SP-MIDI, MIDI, WAV, MP3, WMA, AMR, AAC, AAC+, mmf, I-melody
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Wireless Technology:EDGE, GPRS


Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calendar

Phone features

Form factor:Bar / Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calendar, To-do list
Phonebook capacity:500
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Capacity:1000 / 1050
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):300 / 340 / 430 / 434 / 454
Standby time (3G):454
Talk time (2G):2.7 / 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 5.1 / 5.9 / 5.92 / 59.16 / 6
Talk time (3G):3.88


Internal Memory:100 / 90

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Pink / Red / Silver / White
Subscription type:No subscription
Technical features:TV-out, SyncML 1.1.2, PC-sync, ISO 800, SmartLight
Type:Feature phone


Frame rate:120 / 30
Preview frame rate:30
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.4 / 1.48 / 10.3 / 11.2 / 5.4
Height :1.48 / 1.5 / 10.3 / 5.44
Width:10.3 / 10.4 / 5.44