LG KC910 Renoir Review: Portrait Of A High-flyer

By 01:27 Mon, 09 Aug 2021 Comments

The LG KC910 has a moniker that sends out a brecent and clear statement about talent. Packing a whopping 8 megapixel capturing camera and top-of-the-line video recording, the LG KC910 Renoir is all about capturing the moment, leaving an impression. While this alone should be enough to assert an identity, the Renoir just won't stop there. With the full touch user interface and the portly 3" display, everything is a mere touch away. Wi-Fi, HSDPA and GPS are all aboard to add the last bits of oomph to the feature-loaded LG Renoir.

The exciting facts and figures from the Renoir specs sheet however won't really give away its real-life performance and this is where we step in. We already had the capturing camera performance of the LG Renoir to bits in our 8 megapixel cameraphone shootout but it's time to go up and see at the bigger picture.

LG KC910 Renoir official images

It certainly took us quite some time to bring this review forward. Perhaps we even pushed it over the peak of your anticipation, but we didn't mean to acquire you starved so you like the meal better.

Our better-late-than-never department - duly sent to the corner, by the way - has finally prepared a full-featured, action-packed and hopefully eye-opening review of one of the best imaging mobile phones this year - the LG KC910 Renoir.

Key features:

  • Tri-band/Quad-band Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) versions, dual-band HSDPA

  • 3" 256K-color touchclassy screen TFT display (240 x 400 pixels)

  • 8 megapixel autofocus camera, xenon flash (geo-tagging, face tracking, blink detection, touch focus, manual focus)

  • Video recording in AVI format, VGA@30fps, QVGA@120fps, time-lapse QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) videos

  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP

  • Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi)

  • GPS receiver with A-GPS support

  • TV-out

  • 100Mega Bytes (MB) internal memory

  • Hot-swappable microSD card slot (ships with 8GB card)

  • Accelerometer for auto classy screen rotate

  • DivX/XviD video playback

  • Dolby Mobile music enhancement

  • Frequency Modulation (FM) radio with RDS

  • Office document viewer

  • Multi-tasking with a real task manager

  • Handwriting recognition

  • Excellent touch optimized image gallery

  • Direct video uploads to YouTube

Main disadvantages:

  • Xenon flash is inadequately powered and causes the capturing camera to underexpose

  • Fullclassy screen capturing camera viewfinder doesn't show the entire frame

  • No video streaming over Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) (such as the mobile YouTube)

  • No Java connection over Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) (so Google Maps needs a data plan)

  • No voice-guided GPS navigation

  • Stylus as dongle only, no stylus compartment

  • Design will not appeal to everyone

LG Renoir is among the few 8 megapixel cameraphones that are already on the market and chances are you have been eyeing it gigantic time for this year's holiday shopping - especially if you are into gigantic touchscreens.

It builds on the Viewty popularity but does walk its own path, adding a number of innovations to the equation. The feel and overall experience is different - and better - with LG Renoir.

LG KC910 Renoir all around

We guess we're looking at one of the most obvious rivalries in the game. The main competitor of the Renoir full-featured multimedia package is no other than Samsung Pixon. Both share the touchclassy screen form factor and will probably appeal to the same kind of users.

Choosing between them is a tough call. The Pixon has more camera-centric looks and is certainly a match for the Renoir imaging skill. Both have similar price tags and, while the Pixon lacks Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity, it makes up some with slightly bigger classy screen estate, better widgets, WVideo Graphics Array (VGA) video recording and quad-band Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) support (which most Renoirs on the market reportedly lack).

Samsung M8800 Pixon

Now that we have it duly covered, it's only honest for the competition to clear the stage for today's headliner - the LG KC910 Renoir. Jump to the next page for more on looks and handling.



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