The LG GC900 Viewty Smart is the follow-up to LG’s blockbuster handset, the KU990 Viewty.
Although at first glimpse it looks more like the lightweight Cookie, it feels a lot more solid in the hand, with a black finish to the front and a silver or champagne-coloured backing.
Camera capabilities have improved compared to the KU990 Viewty, with an upgrade from 5 megapixels to 8 megapixels.
There’s also a whole host of new features, many taken from the LG Renoir, including Dolby Surround Sound, plus an extensive selection of photo and video editing options. Some seem a little pointless, such as the ability to ‘fog’ the photo and then remove parts of the fog by drawing on the screen, but others are more useful if you don’t have access to photo editing software on your computer.
ISO goes up to an impressive 1600, which is comparable to many compact cameras, and you can manually change the white balance too before taking photos.
If you don’t want to bother with changing all the settings individually, you can use Intelligent Shot, which will automatiacally adjust and display individual settings (such as exposure and speed) as you move the phone to line up your shot.
Other features include GPS and geotagging, Wi-Fi, plus LG’s S-Class UI, which first made an appearance on the LG KM900 Arena.
Take a look at our video to see the handset in action:
The LG Viewty Smart will be available exclusively on Orange at Phones4U later this month.