LG Cookie flip is referred to as a clamshell phone which disregarding its big size is very sleek & extremely impressive when looked at. It’s available in 3 colours Aqua Blue, Cutie Pink, & Boyish Titanium. The major focus of this brand is today’s hip & happening women, its major highlight actually lies on its good looks. LED lights on the outer panel that blink are absolutely bewitching. Added to that those lights are easily customisable; an user is allowed to create different patterns depending on their wish & set up those for a several functions like incoming or the outgoing calls, messages, missed calls, etc. Beside the LED lights it has a transparent lining in the upper flap, which has colourful lights on the border & lights up each time the user receives a call. Further the shade of these lights could also be customized. Under this review we use the Cutie Pink model. Its body has been made up by shimmering plastic & apart from fragile looks, phone is actually very sturdy. It has a inner panel which is white & goes well with adding the girlish looks to the phone.
Its top panel has a screen and the bottom panel has the control key cluster & an alphanumeric keypad. It has a Circular D-pad which is Silver in colour & rest of the function keys is also circular. Looking at the left of the D-pad we find a soft key known as ‘My Stuff’ & the task manager, coming to the right side we see the ‘contact’ soft key, with a key for customizing its front lighting. Under the D-pad, it has a single row, is the calling, clear & call end keys. These keys are placed in an elliptical pattern. Placement of the 3 rows of alphanumeric keys also has a similar pattern. Keypad of the handset is flat and is very comfortable when used. Bottom left panel includes the volume rocker & right one has a USB/ Charger/ headphones slot clubbed with the camera key. The back panel of the handset sports the camera.
Beauty & Brains
The whole interface is designed in a way by which the phone appears to be a work of art, quite literally. Taking an example in one of the wallpapers, multimedia icon is hand drawn star & an icon of the cloud depicts its settings feature. It has two inbuilt colour themes. One of them is pink & the other is sky-blue. Comparing in terms of its features, it supports both the POP3 & IMAP4 email clients. A person is able to choose the maximum size of an attachment with an e-mail up to 1 MB. The setting up of an account is easy, as it has very easy step-by-step instructions. PDF files are also compatible and could be opened on the phone with the Picasa File Viewer. It also has Google maps which utilize A-GPS & it also comes with the Google search. In the Google Maps a user could search for any location & also get its route. Having the A-GPS, the search & routing is comparatively very fast. The phone has several other applications for the users. Some of them are LG help desk, Yahoo!, Google, & few popular messengers. A user could also enjoy various elements such as Just Cricket, & motion sensor games. A drawback is that the phone doesn’t have any pre-loaded links of popular SNS sites such as the Facebook & Twitter. The Connectivity options of the handset include Bluetooth & USB.
Cookie flip has a 3.0-megapixel fixed focus camera, without flash. 2084 x 1536 pixels is the highest resolution that one could set in this handset. It also features some options of adding colour effects, or white balance adjustment it has the self timer, night mode, burst shot and frame shot. These are truly geared for bringing ease in the user’s life. Image quality could be set to normal, fine & super fine. It has a secondary camera above the screen for VGA resolution pictures. Picture quality camera is good in well lit conditions, but the flash feature is highly missed. Video camera of the handset takes QVGA 320 x 240 pixels. The video quality could also be set as fine, super fine & normal. The White balance, night mode, colour effects, & MMS mode are some of the additional features of the video camera. Secondary camera also supports videos & it shoots as the same resolution like the primary camera in the back panel. The handset has a music player & FM radio. The sound quality is great, but the treble can be a bit higher when on louder levels. The headphones music experience is pretty good. Equalizer option includes 3D surround, lounge, Pop, club, rock, deep bass & treble, & default. The reception quality of the FM radio is OK. A user is able to store up to 50 channels & its interface is quite simple. Phone could last for around four & half hours for nonstop calling.
LG Cookie Flip Price & Alternates
LG Cookie Flip Price in India – Rs.8500
LG Cookie Flip Price in US – $ 180 USD
LG Cookie Flip Price in UK – £ 125
LG Cookie flip has been priced at Rs 8,500 (USD180 approx). Some other phones that could be considered are the Nokia 6700 Slide with a 5.0-megapixel camera and priced at Rs 10,200 (USD 217 approx) or the Samsung Diva, which is around Rs 8,000 (USD170 approx).