The problem with all 5 mega pixel camera phones is their heavy price tag which means that everyone cannot afford to have a 5 mega pixel camera-phone. Such phones were reserved for those that had lots of extra cash to spend. But finally LG has heard all of our prayers and has finally launched a 5 mega pixel phone that is within all of our reach. The LG KC550 is a wonderful phone having an excellent camera.
One thing is for sure, when LG manufactures a phone they make sure that the phone is as stylish as possible and the KC550 is no exception, the phone is wonderful to look at. It consists of a huge 2.4 inch screen having a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. Such a large screen is necessary for such a phone. It adds to the viewing pleasure. Below the phone there are normal navigation and call keys instead of touch navigation keys. It is good that LG Cell Phones decided to add normal navigation keys, as the touch navigation keys that were used in LG Chocolate were problematic and would perform actions by themselves such as making calls and deleting contacts when in the pocket.
On the left side of the phone there exists a port for the USB cable and the head phones, while on the right side there is a dedicated camera key, the volume rocker keys and the memory card slot which supports MicroSD cards up to 4 GB.
The KC550 comes with a 5 mega pixel camera and is the main attraction of the phone. The camera comes with a Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens and has advanced features such as auto focus, image stabilizer and a lot more. The pictures taken with the camera are of excellent quality. The KC550 records video at a resolution of 720 x 480 pixels and at a frame rate of 30 frames per second, which is really impressive for a phone and the recorded videos are worth watching.
LG Cell Phones have added an excellent feature in this phone, the accelerometer. The accelerometer can be used to flip the screen orientation from portrait to landscape modes as you rotate the handset, and it can also be used for playing games. The dimensions of the phone are 96.9 x 51.4 x 14.9 mm and weighs only 110 grams. In terms of connectivity it supports class 12 EDGE and GPRS, Bluetooth with A2DP and a USB 2,0 port. The only thing missing is 3G.