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LG Viewty KU990 Silver for £79.99 @ Play

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7y, 4m agoFound 7 years, 4 months ago
LG Viewty Silver for £79.99 @ Play

Can be unlocked for free
Guide to do so here - http://www.mygreatphone.com/forum/modifications-hacking/6619-step-step-unlocking-ku990-viewty-images-included.html

If wanted for skype to skype calls can be flashed with three firmware
Guide to do so here - http://www.mygreatphone.com/forum/modifications-hacking/13486-u990-h3g-firmwares-tools-tutorial.html

Hope this deal and the info helps!
Great value for a Great 5MP Camera phone!
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#1
Cold voters please give a reason, Thanks.
:thumbsup:
1 Like #2
Good price H&R added

D :-)
1 Like #3
got to be hot sold my 18 month old one on eday at weekend for £60 + £8 post
1 Like #4
I've had one of these for 6 months, upgraded from a nokia N73, wish I hadn't bothered...

Bluetooth keeps cutting off...

Battery life is useless.

Reception is hopeless, I was in Birmingham the other weekend and was standing next to my mate in the apple shop in the bullring... he had full reception on his nokia and I had no signal on my Viewty, and we are both on the 3 network...

The camera may be 5mp but the quailty is hopeless, my old Nokia N73 with 3.2mp gave better results...

The jog wheel on the back is impossible to operate, and the camera lens is in the middle of it so you end up with finger prints all over the lens...

The stylus is a pain in the [email protected], does not fit into the phone and dangles by a string and keep getting in the way when you are trying to use the phone...

It is easilly the worst phone I have ever owned....
#5
TheCaptain
I've had one of these for 6 months, upgraded from a nokia N73, wish I hadn't bothered...

Bluetooth keeps cutting off...

Battery life is useless.

Reception is hopeless, I was in Birmingham the other weekend and was standing next to my mate in the apple shop in the bullring... he had full reception on his nokia and I had no signal on my Viewty, and we are both on the 3 network...

The camera may be 5mp but the quailty is hopeless, my old Nokia N73 with 3.2mp gave better results...

The jog wheel on the back is impossible to operate, and the camera lens is in the middle of it so you end up with finger prints all over the lens...

The stylus is a pain in the [email protected], does not fit into the phone and dangles by a string and keep getting in the way when you are trying to use the phone...

It is easilly the worst phone I have ever owned....


i think the camera is pretty good, here are some low res shots linked from facebook I took with it

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2596/21/87/902355467/n902355467_6162608_2877777.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v284/21/87/902355467/n902355467_3151391_9101.jpg

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2596/21/87/902355467/n902355467_6162700_1335917.jpg

the video quality is fantastic, if anyone is really interested I will upload a video.

However all the other stuff you said is true, it's quite good at browsing the web though.
#6
Not a bad phone. Great camera, the touch screen is ok. You can also install a 8gb microsd card, but you need to leave 2gb free. When installing the 8gb your pictures and videos need to go onto the internal memory, its a massive 100mb. You can always copy them to the phone later. The battery life isn't the best, but well worth £79.99.
#7
jamesdew
i think the camera is pretty good, here are some low res shots linked from facebook I took with it

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2596/21/87/902355467/n902355467_6162608_2877777.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v284/21/87/902355467/n902355467_3151391_9101.jpg

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2596/21/87/902355467/n902355467_6162700_1335917.jpg

the video quality is fantastic, if anyone is really interested I will upload a video.

However all the other stuff you said is true, it's quite good at browsing the web though.


Hi
would it be possible to upload some video plz
#8
Samcom
Hi
would it be possible to upload some video plz


theres loads on youtube, one example below...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjB3q0I8cA
#9
TheCaptain;5677608
I've had one of these for 6 months, upgraded from a nokia N73, wish I hadn't bothered...

Bluetooth keeps cutting off...

Battery life is useless.

Reception is hopeless, I was in Birmingham the other weekend and was standing next to my mate in the apple shop in the bullring... he had full reception on his nokia and I had no signal on my Viewty, and we are both on the 3 network...

The camera may be 5mp but the quailty is hopeless, my old Nokia N73 with 3.2mp gave better results...

The jog wheel on the back is impossible to operate, and the camera lens is in the middle of it so you end up with finger prints all over the lens...

The stylus is a pain in the [email protected], does not fit into the phone and dangles by a string and keep getting in the way when you are trying to use the phone...

It is easilly the worst phone I have ever owned....


[COLOR=Olive]I'm sorry to say, I agree with everything said in this post.[/COLOR]
#10
any ideas on how to install the three firmware?

Thanks

Daz
#11
bilalbilal
Cold voters please give a reason, Thanks.
:thumbsup:


So you're ok with hot voters not giving a reason? >_>
#12
adgloride
Not a bad phone. Great camera, the touch screen is ok. You can also install a 8gb microsd card, but you need to leave 2gb free. When installing the 8gb your pictures and videos need to go onto the internal memory, its a massive 100mb. You can always copy them to the phone later. The battery life isn't the best, but well worth £79.99.


go phone settings > memory manager > primary storage setting

choose external storage

This should solve that little problem
#13
hot... wow....
#14
Samcom
Hi
would it be possible to upload some video plz


I'm at a friends right now I will upload later
#15
Shows as out of stock :-(
#16
Would it be easy to unlock?
#17
vinnyruex
Would it be easy to unlock?


Can be unlocked for free
Guide to do so here - http://www.mygreatphone.com/forum/modifications-hacking/6619-step-step-unlocking-ku990-viewty-images-included.html

See original post, hope this helps :thumbsup:
#18
scooby_me
any ideas on how to install the three firmware?

Thanks

Daz


See original post, link given
http://www.mygreatphone.com/forum/modifications-hacking/13486-u990-h3g-firmwares-tools-tutorial.html
Hope this helps :thumbsup:
#19
i would disagree with most of what that guy said about thge phone and dont ;et it put u off the camera and video are brilliant and not hopeless quality as the guy proved with the pics and video he posted sounds like he just didnt know how to use the phone, the only annoying thing about the phone is the stylus that dangle everything else is brilliant great phone
#20
I disagree with the guy dissing this phone as well. I owned this phone throughtout last year and have only recently moved to the iPhone 3gs. Let me say, the camera is great, but like most camera phones (all?), doesn't do low light well. The video recorder is fantastic, capturing to divx format. Battery life is decent for a touch screen phone, although lacks a little if using it as a media device (about 3+ hours video).

In some ways, I prefer it to the iPhone. Drag and drop filing system (easily accesible, no messing about with 3rd party crappy software, damn iTunes). Better camera and video recording. Standard dixvx support. An in phone filing system.

UI however is a bit slower than modern phones due to weaker processor. Screen contrast isn't great.

It's easily unlockable (and quite hackable, I've done a bit of work on it). Highly recommended as a cheap next gen phone. I'd challenge anyone to find a better phone at this price
#21
steveuk
theres loads on youtube, one example below...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjB3q0I8cA


That shows off the 120fps video but not the 640x480 high quality video. Sorry my card reader is not working for some reason and I have to be in work early so cannot post the video. I will try to do so tomorrow. Honestly the video quality is almost TV quality it's brilliant.

edit: Ah here is a decent demo, make sure you switch to high quality. It still looks a bit better than this before uploading to youtube though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDVo_s4h_3s
1 Like #22
bilalbilal
Can be unlocked for free
Guide to do so here - http://www.mygreatphone.com/forum/modifications-hacking/6619-step-step-unlocking-ku990-viewty-images-included.html

See original post, hope this helps :thumbsup:


Beware of this unlocking method. This is only for the "older" KU990's. 99.9% sure this unlocking method will not work with KU990's purchased after August 2008. I bought mine in October 2008 and tried this method, but failed(my version is V10b, people also reported this method not working on firmware version V10a).
#23
Unlocking the phone using the first link does not work any more. I had tried this in my viewty. Might work on the older version. Few draw backs are

1. The LG PC Suite is a waste. When you connect, it identifies the mobile but when you try to do other activities it loses the connectivity.

2. Most of the time I can hear my own voice

3. When your internal/external memory is full, the touch sensitivity is very poor.
#24
I am on O2 and already have a Viewty. If I flash my phone with the 3 software how will I connect to Skype?

BTW, I love this phone, though I do understand why people complain about the lag on the software. Also, I find the battery OK, nothing special but you don't get much warning when it's about to go dead which was a pain in the backside at times until I bought a car charger for £1.65 from eBay :)
#25
I have had this phone for about 3 months now and immediately binned the stylus that comes with it, looks unsightly and i soon got used to the touchscreen and can navigate fairly easily through the phone without it.

I just wanted to make a couple of points:

1) I found the camera not as good as my old Nokia N95, which is supposed to have the same MP's, obviously lenses are made by different manufacturers, and I have just used auto settings.

2) The normal ringtone is quite low volume, and I tend to miss quite a few calls and the vibrate may as well be non-existent.

3) Internet browsing on the phone is quite a chore, I installed opera mini browser, and that improves things slightly.

I must say, I have recently bought an Ipod touch and the touch interface and general usability as well as the web browsing experience completely blows the Viewty away.

Just my 2 pennies worth!
#26
Adding heat +rep simply for all the help and advice added! (though I dont own the phone)
#27
Good phone for the price. I've had one and didn't mind it tbh. Mine went for a swim and it still worked after I dried it out :)
#28
bilalbilal
Cold voters please give a reason, Thanks.
:thumbsup:


Because it's a crap phone that's why.
#29
simate
Because it's a crap phone that's why.


Many may agree with you but its well worth the money.
283 degrees at the moment....
I used to own one of these, BRILLIANT camera and video recorder, as mentioned earlier.
But many problems exist lol.....I currently own an Xperia which I'm very happy with :)
#30
bilalbilal
Many may agree with you but its well worth the money.
283 degrees at the moment....
I used to own one of these, BRILLIANT camera and video recorder, as mentioned earlier.
But many problems exist lol.....I currently own an Xperia which I'm very happy with :)


Wasn't having a dig, it's just a poor phone. Those that voted hot have probably never touched one or at least read a review and just thought "oooh touch screen phone, cool, I'll vote hot." lol.
#31
does it come with all accessories or this the lite version
#32
none in stock, so expired?
#33
still showing as in stock.
#34
I just ordered one last night, and it said out of stock on the checkout page. I hope they restock them asap, or atleast be honest and say if theyre not!!
#35
Back In Stock!!!
#36
#37
Can anyone please confirm .. is this ku990 or ku990i ???
#38
Mayank
Can anyone please confirm .. is this ku990 or ku990i ???


This is the KU990 version.
#39
NO THIS IS NOT THE KU990, ITS THE KU990i !!!!!! IT IS TOTALLY UNLOCKABLE, THE LG SUITE IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH IT ALSO.

IT COMES WITH NO STYLUS, SOFTWARE, OR SCREEN-PROTECTOR. ALSO NO XENON FLASH, SHAKE REDUCTION, OR SCHNEIDER LENSE.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Good phone, though.
#40
boomer
NO THIS IS NOT THE KU990, ITS THE KU990i !!!!!! IT IS TOTALLY UNLOCKABLE, THE LG SUITE IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH IT ALSO.

IT COMES WITH NO STYLUS, SOFTWARE, OR SCREEN-PROTECTOR. ALSO NO XENON FLASH, SHAKE REDUCTION, OR SCHNEIDER LENSE.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Good phone, though.

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@boomer - Could you please let me know whether you bought the phone from play or pre-pay mania ???

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