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LG Cookie

Monday 27 October 2008

G-Rating

Rating of 4

The basics

The LG Cookie combines a wealth of smart features packed into a 13.9mm slim body. The touchscreen phone comes with a 3-megapixel camera, MP3 player, FM radio and motion sensors to keep users entertained with music and next-gen mobile gaming. Haptic feedback is another exciting feature letting users feel every touch thnaks to the vibrating touchscreen. It's adept at messaging too. Tilting the phone sideways reveals a full QWERTY keyboard for quick two handed texting.

The good

Squint at the Cookie from across a crowded bar and you might just see an iPhone. At that distance you won’t notice the plastic case and low-ish res (240x400) screen, while the screen-flipping accelerometer and 3MP snaps will look as good as any Apple can come up with. A small stylus lets you tap away at the basic PDA features, useful photo and document viewers, or even attempt some handwriting recognition. Unlike the iPhone, it has a microSD memory card slot and can record video.

The bad

A touchscreen handset without Wi-Fi or 3G is like America without an idiot President - it looks good but just isn’t very exciting. The Cookie’s web surfing is slow and cranky, making even the slickest sites look like they were designed by, well, an idiot President. Another cost-saving omission is GPS and you can’t even cheer yourself up with a few downloaded movies, as the cooler movie formats (DivX and XviD) aren’t supported.

The bottom line

This Cookie isn’t a monster but it is a perfectly decent budget handset that happens to have a touchscreen. A great way to sample tomorrow’s tech at yesterday’s prices.
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User comments (62)

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davi096

i do prefer the Lg cookie casue its definitly a good mobile touch screen phone

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Something

This is the best phone i ever brought it is reallyy good! BUT! The soundon it is awfull it has rubbish volume for music!

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JMabbutt

A very nice phone this, so good in fact samsung have practically replicated it with the tocco lite. I would recommend either as a great budget stylish mobile. I bought mine for only £55 (nearly new on ebay)!

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Raaayy

Getting This Phone Very Soon! (: Can't Wait To Recieve It From The Post!

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mikey grinhaff

This picture isnt the lg cookie it is the samgsung tocco lite!

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daniel

no its tthe cookie. i have the tocco lite and its different. for one it doesnt have a stylus,

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sam

Tocco lite is alot better than this phone and cheaper! Got mine brand new for £80.

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Cookiesaurus

I've had this phone for about a year and I still love it =] but I love to take pictures (comes with the interest in photography i guess) and tbh I feel the camera could be better. Even if it had a flash, thats the main thing I miss from my phone as my previous phone had an excellent flash. My phone cost me less than £100 and because I was keeping my sim card I got £60-odd refunded as credit - that lasted me quite a while longer than I thought it would lol Iam looking into gettin a new phone but Im not sure I want to part with the LG Cookie yet lol :)

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Steve

I had the LG Cookie and I loved it but then I started to find it very frustrating after a while. It is rubbish for using WAP and I just gave up in the end - too many errors caused by it's poor quality browser. In outside daylight, you can not see the screen, especially on a sunny day. It takes ages to write texts due to having to use the stick, you can use your fingers but expect to make lots of errors. I found having to use the stick a real pain after a while and I got fed up of too many errors using the touch screen. HOWEVER... the video and storeage is great and with a card you have a large library for pictures and video. Although you use a card, you still have to delete texts as you can not store them on your card, so the text space can fill quickly. The screen can get dirty with scratches but you are given a spare. A good effort but I have gone back to a proper handset now. 6/10

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Viv

The LG cookie is a rubbish touch screen phone. I have had it for a few days, and it is awful. My boyfriend, who has the new Iphone 3G is absolutely superb! My LG Cookie is absolutely rubbish. The keyboard is too small, there is a terrible lag between clicking the button, and actually getting the window up. I have never found texting so frustrating before I bought this phone. The buttons on the keyboard are too small, so when you try to press a letter, you click the wrong one, or press send when you didn't mean to! Will be getting an Iphone once it comes out on pay-as-you-go, and will be throwing the LG cookie out of the upstairs window. £85 wasted! Very disappointed.

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rick t

i have had the lg for about 5 mths and the battery has had to be replaced and no flash on the camera not good. but apart for that i do like the phone alot.

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Matt

its a good phone whilst it lasts. but it will enevitably all go wrong. if you have the money to not be phased by it breaking and get a new phone, then yeah i guess its a buy, but if like its title says you need a phone on a budget AVOID it.

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Jazee4

I want to buy the LG cookie but i can never find the right price some one have any advice

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LgCookieMonster

I have had this phone for about four days now and so far I'm impressed. Great little phone. Ive just ordered myself a 2GB Kingston MicroSD card for it so I can store lots of music on there which I can listen to out and about. The only thing I can say that's bad about it so far is the web browser, it's slow and buggy, but to be honest, I have a PC anyway so there's no point in using the phones web browser. All in all I'd give this phone 9/10 if it wern't for the browser so I'll settle for 8/10. @Jazee4: Try Carphone Warehouse, they have them for 69.99 at the moment. @Viv: You only see the LG Cookie slow because you have been using an iPhone! You can't compare LG to iPhones, they're just not the same. It's your own fault for not testing it in the shop BEFORE you went and bought it. As for you pressing the wrong keys when writing a text message, did you calibrate the touch screen correctly? Use the stylus and make sure you press directly in the middle of each cross everytime.

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Conzer

Awfull phone always freezes and randomly turns off i have it :(

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dionne

If you are a ordinarily on this show you would be looking at the prices of the LG Cookie, going towards Christmas 2009 the carphone warehouse are selling phones at half price over the internet. isn't that fantastic. i always wanted one but there always to dear but now i am getting one and you should to NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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josh brough

way, i got mine new £48.95 at carphone warehouse

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lollifly

I had the LG cookie and it was good for around a week or so, but it soon got frustrating. The one feature that i did like on the whole phone was how you could write things on your images. It also always used to turn off or freeze whilst I was writing a text.

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sander

i own an LG cookie and i loved it at the start but then it sometimes rang random people and unlocked itself so i sold it

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chloe louise

the lg cookie ok had it for about 2 weeks now at first it was fine yesterday it deccided it wont recieve texts and if it does it takes along time to come plus since i have free faceboook with orange i thought it was quite goood until this morning it decieced the iternet has no connection these promblems keepp occcouring i think i may be taking it back to carphone wharhouse

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Stuart

The LG cookie is BAD it freezes and randomly turns of and sometimes phones people while its in your pocket I like the samsung tocco much better.

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Josh

Sorry but i found this a really poor phone. It has very slow reaction time, loads very slowly and the worst thing about the phone was that every time my battery died or it was turned off all of my messages etc. were deleted!

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Garabadal seers

The LG cookie is da BOMB! for example Argos has it for 59.99 on orange! http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5183104.htm and 69.99 on o2 net http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5183692/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7COffice,+PCs+and+phones%7C14418968.htm yes i would get it! really

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Garabandal seers

Guys? look at all the comments about this phone at the "Argos site?" now, all them people who posted cant be tellin pork pies ! can they? then.... go and buy one... =p

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Patrick

i have this phone and love it!!! but the internet takes forever to load.

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Amazing Alex

Really good! Getting one for christmas almost everyone has one I know!!! Does the things it should. REMEMBER GET ONE!!!

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Joe

I was so close to buying the cookie when I saw the tocco lite, I went to the shop to buy it and went away with the Samsung S5600 instead. Its a great phone! =^)

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matthew goldsmith

well i do like the lg cookie but i perfer the tocco lite which is nearly exactly the same so they should both be there.

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phoebe-leigh ryan

im getttin dis phone cant wait

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cara

had this phone all of 3 days last year! hated it, its rubbish touchscreen is really bad! not sensitive at all!

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jimmyboy

I got this phone 2 days ago and i luv it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The vibrations on the touchscreen are awesome and the music player is cool too. However the internet is very slow and it did freeze randomly yesterday. I'd recommend it! ( i got it for £50.00 at carphone warehouse)

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Smegger

The LG Cookie, Just bought it for £45 at Carphone Warehouse> I like it, took a day to get used to messaging and well worth the trouble. It does everything I need and more. Ok may not be smack up to date, but hey up to date is £300 plus.

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may_anne

I have the lg viewty its sooo much better then that phone, the lg cookies looks great but it can break easily.

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sheridan85

ive had this phone 2 weeks brilliant phone briliant value too

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Anonymous

I have this phone and it is very annoying, for example when adding contacts, sending texts, it can freeze and leave users feeling helpless as they see their half-completed texts sent! But it ticks a majority of the boxes, so I think i'd rate it: * * * _ _

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Rach1

I have the LG Cookie and think its great! It works really well for all my personal needs such as: storing loads of photos & Music. I dont use the Browser that much as i dont really need to.The browser is slow and expensive as well so i dont use it. Apart from that i really like it and love the photo editing. And the mass storage! i would reccomend it to anyone who wants a fun, quick phone!

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Caffrin

Please can you do a review for the LG POP so i can compare the two? :) xxx

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Joolz

The LG Cookie is a great phone but could include some better features. My keyboard is all mucked up, definetly not a QWERTY keyboard. Overall, a good phone.

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madmadman

i hate the cookie many from bad reviews. however the SAMSUNG TOCCO LITE is quite a good budget phonr

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coolgurl

brilliant phone for the money got it on o2 for 69.99 christmas 2009 Obvisly on a contract tho Had it a good few months frozen 2 times 4 no reason text messaging is a pain if u have big fingers good sound quality but the screen protecter always gets bubbles on it so in the end i had enough and just took it off completly (that was a bad idea) now i have got 2 great big scratches write across the touch screen! :( i would rate this phone 7 1/2 out of 10

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Mohammed2497214

i bought mine for 115 pounds on boxing day because it had all the acsesories.

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freddie292539

hi yo i got this phone its a treat c ya duds and girls

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Emma

you do NOT want this phone!

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mr pregent

its ok if u want a simple touch but i dont own one never in my life and i agree with gadget show it doesnt have 3g nor wifi i would say its a teenagers phone most people in my school own one even im a teen i own a samsung gts5560 its more of a work phone like blackberry bold 9700 i dont use it as a phone for showing off and downloading music and games but the lg cookie is ok

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James1

I perfer the lg cookie fresh

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IhateTheLGCookie

If you're reading this comment please DO NOT buy the LG Cookie, it is THE WORST touchscreen phone on the market!!!!!! At first it's good but after a maximum of a few weeks you'll notice things aren't so great. - The on screen qwerty keyboard does not function properly, you may press 'a' yet it actually clicks 'd'. (It happened to me) - It turned off by itself and i could not turn it back on, eventually five hours later, i managed to get it back on. - My phone was locked and on the table yet i managed to phone someone 96 times!!!!!!!!! - The internet is ridiculously slow. If you still want to buy the phone after this, oh well it's your waste of money!

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celeste Baglry

Just brought this and am enjoying using it. I have never had a touch phone before so it's taking a while to get used to it. It's fun.

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Alice

i do quite like the lg cookie, my sister has it and she thinks it's time for a network change, she loves it so much she's keeping her phone and changing the network a good phone over all.

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Anonymous

i have the phone it's good quality and easy to use but i think it shoud be a smart phone from?

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Anonymous

Think this may need an update now, so many better budget touchscreen phones on the market now like the HTC Wildfire. Unlike the LG it has wi-fi & 3g, quick to load up internet easy to use. Music is fairly good as is video quality especially for the price, I paid £150. Ok it's no iPhone but for the price it's awesome. :-)

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don'trunwithscissors

I had this phone for just under a year, & the drawing pad & texting was great. BUT then it started freezing all the time, & sometimes i'd turn it on & none of my texts or photos would be there, & i'd have to turn it on & off continuously until they came back. A blue square would appear randomly on the screen and cause it to freeze too. All of this also happened to my cousin, who had the same phone, but had to get a new one. This phone was GREAT for about 11MONTHS then it just went downhill, AND i still have it but i'm using an old one instead because it's still dodgy & the camera always freezes, & ive never dropped it or broken it in any way. :(

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katriciaaa.

I AGREE WITH 'IhateTheLGCookie' BECAUSE i had this phone, and YES it is GREAT for a while, with the video editor and drawing thing, BUT the camera could be better, the Qwerty keyboard does enter the wrong keys & the internet is really slow and really pricey even if your only using it for a couple of minutes, on most contracts. PLUS, i know two sisters who got the cookie near when i got mine, and we all experienced it freezing, and the callibiration (especially when texting/typing) getting messed up, even though we all callibirated it about 4 of times a day just to make sure. Loads of times i turned it on and all my stuff was gone, and then it came back after i restarted the cookie a few times. The camera/video will load and then go all weird and not take any photos, and one of the sisters i know had a weird blue rectangle on their screen when it froze. TRUST ME ITS MUCH EASIER TO GET A RELIABLE SMART PHONE, YOU NEED TO TAKE THIS OFF THE LIST! D: 2/10

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Hmmmm...

I have this phone and its great!!! It for fills the basic needs of a touchscreen phone. But... (and its a big but!) the screen response on mine is rubbish!

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random guy

this phone is a brilliant new buy, until you realise that there is a new model called the pop that is thiner, lighter and better for not much money. if you are planning on using this phone for a long time it becomes the most anoying, tacky, boring phone ever

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Anonymous

my sister brought this phone and gave it to me after a few months as it had gotten extremely slow and didnt function correctly through no fault of hers. though the system is quite slow and easily freezes the camera is really good quality as i found out on a family holiday to australia where i managed to take amazing pictures of sydney opera house. i managed to get £10 for it on a mobile recycle scheme and i think thats all it is worth.

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moi-meme

If you spend £20 more you can have the Nokia 5230 = much higher screen resolution, GPS with free world wide maps, dvd quality video recording, 3G, and best of all a proper app store. I don't have any connection with Nokia but it seems to me that it's a travesty of justice that the merits of this phone (which is in the same price bracket as the cookie & tocco lite) go un-noticed while these slightly cheaper but much inferior phones are promoted so much.

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felicia

that is the worst phone i ever buyed

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