We take a break from our daily adventures on kennysia.com to bring to you this special message from our sponsors at LG Mobile.
Say hello to the new LG Shine! :)
Following the footsteps of the popular Black Label Series line of fashion phones, this baby is set to get heads turning from the style conscious crowd.
Unlike most phones out there made out of cheap plastic, this silver number is sturdily constructed with stainless steel, which actually feels amazing to hold on my hands. On top of that, its sleek and slim profile is sure to grab the attention it is designed for.
Indeed, the LG Shine is too beautiful to look at. I made the mistake of bringing the phone with me to Penang, and the girls I was travelling with can't resist just picking it up and playing with it (eventhough they all unanimously hate my ringtone, "Beatbox Acappella")
You know how sad your life is when your phone received more attention from the females than you do.
The signature attraction of the LG Shine is its eye-catching mirror-like front facing. Beneath this reflective (but easily smudged) surface hides the phone's LCD screen, much similar to the LG Chocolate.
When the screen is unused you can hold it up and see a faintly distorted reflection of yourself from its casing.
Once you slide it open, this stunner of a phone illuminates itself in all its shining glory. It's a really cool effect.
I particularly liked the keypad's striking blue backlights upon the phone's silver metallic body. The colour combination made the LG Shine look like one helluva futuristic gadget.
The sliding mechanism has certainly improved since the LG Chocolate. This one whips out steadily without the slightest wobble, culminating with a satisfying snap.
Most navigation are done with the multifunctional scroll button located on the top part of the phone. All other keys on the phone are completely flat except for the grooves surrounding it, which are curved to make them look all the more deliciously sexy.
I flipped the phone over to the other side and was greeted with a 2-megapixel camera with auto-focus, featuring lens by Schneider-Kreuznach. Having used a digital camera sporting those German lens before, I can certainly vouch for its quality.
This photo is taken with the LG Shine's built-in phone camera.
Look at the amount of detail it captured!
Check out my unedited full-resolution test shot here.
Coupled with the huge LCD screen on the phone, the camera function is a real joy to use.
I'm pleasantly surprised to find how well done the phone's built-in MP3 player is.
Most phones tend to force you to use their own propietary earphones. But LG Shine thoughtfully included an inline MP3 player remote, which you could then attach a pair of high-end earphones to get even better sound quality.
Storage space is not a problem either since it comes with a MicroSD card slot.
The unit I received came along with a 1GB MicroSD card.
Bloody hell, that thing is smaller than a 5 cent coin. Imagine how much
pirated MP3 stuff you could load onto it!
Another software I really like is the Document Viewer. It lets you open up Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and even PDF files right from your phone.
That kinda functionality is almost making this fashion phone into a smartphone.
Unfortunately, this unit I received is a review test set and honestly speaking I'm kinda sad to have to return it to LG so soon.
The LG Shine fashion phone is now available immediately from your local mobile phone stores. Last I checked, the going price for one of these babies is RM1,200 - possibly even lower if you bargain hard.
I say at that price, chances are you'll be hard-pressed to find another phone that look even half as good as the Shine.
If you wanna know more, go check out LG Shine's cool website and get yourself a chance to win a holiday for two to Seoul, Korea.