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An affordable handset with a high-end camera, the LG Viewty Snap GM360 lets you stay in touch with friends for less.
The LG Viewty Snap GM360 has overtones of the Samsung Wave in its design, although the technology does not match and it is shorter, narrower and a little thicker. However, the modern shape is similar and the Viewty Snap is a good looking phone with silver effects and minimalist attributes.
The 3 inch screen is resistive and requires additional pressure for your requests to register – although for a low-cost handset, the screen size is pretty generous. And navigation is supported by the three physical keys beneath the screen for making and ending calls, and accessing the home screen.
Light at only 87g, the LG Viewty Snap GM360 is portable and you will hardly notice this handset in your pocket or bag – which is especially appealing given its camera as it means you’re likely to keep this phone with you and not miss any photo opportunities on your travels.
LG Viewty Snap GM360 Specifications
The LG Viewty Snap GM360 comes with a Facebook app so you can communicate with friends on this site simply. Just launch the app and see your updates, post your own updates and send messages directly. Social networking is a key part of this handset which is an affordable option if you want a messaging phone as it comes with support for texting, multimedia messaging, email and push email. With push email, you receive your emails on the home screen when they are sent, saving you from having to check your account for new messages.
The stand-out feature of the Snap is its camera. With 5-megapixels, autofocus and LED flash, the camera is on a par with the X6’s camera. The Optic-all zoom enables you to zoom in on a subject without losing any image quality, and there is also the option to shoot a continuous shot as well as a one-touch uploading option onto social networking sites. You can also capture video on the handset and share with friends via MMS, email as well as online.
Other features of the LG Viewty Snap GM360 include a music player and FM radio, and games to keep you entertained.
There is no 3G or Wi-Fi support and the screen is resistive rather than capacitive. The screen is bigger than the 2.8 screen on the HTC Tattoo but the Tattoo has 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity.
This low-end device offers you basic social networking options including an app for Facebook, a document viewer and multiple communication options for a reasonable price. However, probably the main reason you’d buy the LG Viewty Snap GM360 is its camera – if imagery is important to you, this camera is decent and can capture good-quality photos.
Editor’s Note: You can buy this phone from our UK partner, Best Mobile Contracts.