The Viewty Snap is a teenage-focussed touchscreen handset, offering built-in social networking features and a decent camera
Editor's Review of the Viewty Snap
The GM360 is LGs latest addition to its Viewty line, a handset which has also been dubbed the LG Bali. The Viewty Snap is available in either black or silver, and is pocket friendly with measurements of just 108 x 53.1 x 12mm. Although we weren't won over by it's basic plastic-ridden appearance, the handset feels solid and comfortable to touch.
The front of the handset is dominated by a 3 inch TFT resistive touchscreen, with a fairly standard pixel resolution of 240 x 400. With such a large focus on the handset's display, we wish LG had equipped the Viewty Snap with a capacitive screen, the resistive display proving slow to respond and niggly to get the hang of.
When it comes to multimedia, the Viewty Snap GM360 is a great little handset, making us forget about our touchscreen woes. Alongside its integrated FM radio, the handset offers an integrated media player for music and video playback, with support for most popular file types. With up to 16GB of external memory via microSD, you should never run out of storage for all of your files.
The Snap also boasts a 5 megapixel camera, and we were pretty shocked at the quality of photos it managed to produce. Thanks to its optical zoom and LED flash, the camera coped well in most situations, and images looked bright and detailed on the handset's 3 inch display. It can also record video footage, which proved just as impressive. Thanks to the handset's microUSB port and Bluetooth connectivity, media can be transferred straight to your PC, as well as directly to social networking sites such as Facebook and Tumblr.
Although lacking in 3G or WiFi connectivity, you can still access the web on the GM360 thanks to the handset's Class 10 GPRS and EDGE connectivity, although don't expect this to be an easy process, as pages can often take minutes to load. The Viewty Snap also offers social networking integration alongside a dedicated Facebook client, but these also suffer from the slow connectivity. However, we found the Push email support pretty impressive, proving extremely easy to set up with surprisingly speedy loading times. We struggled to get the hang of the onscreen keypad though, with replying to emails often procing a lengthy process.
If you're not too fussed about high-speed connectivity, the LG Viewty Snap GM360 is a great little handset for staying in touch with your friends and family.
Well this phone is good with loud music but texting is difficult and my gallery always freezes when i click on it and ive tried it with two of the same phones which both do it other than that the phones good! :/
Overall, i think its a great phone, very sleek and stylish.
Its takes great pictures with the 5 mp camera and flash!
it only has one game which is a shame i think. i dont think there is a lot of memory on the handset- it can store up to 60 photos without a memory card- so buying a memory card will be a must if you want to take lots of pictures and have lots of music.
it has facebook, myspace, twitter, flicker....etc already on the phone, which is great.
It has handwriting recognition which is good. it comes with a data lead a charger and headphones. when you connect the phone to your comptuer with your data lead it also charges your phone.
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The LG Viewty Snap was released on Pay As You Go originally but it is now available on pay monthly contract on O2, Orange or Vodafone. That’s slightly surprising because the only network that sells it on PAYG is T-Mobile. We weren’t too excited when we first introduced the Viewty Snap, and we’re still not [...]
LG GM360 Viewty Snap Specifications
108mm x 52.9mm x 12mm
Full resistive touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 3.0 inches
Resolution: 240 x 400
External: microSD up to 16GB
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
5.0 megapixel camera
Auto Focus and LED Flash
At 10 fps
Battery Capacity: 900 mAh
Talk Time: 300 minutes
Standby Time: 300 hours
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Playback: MP3, AAC
Video supported formats