LG Cookie Lite T300 and LG Cookie 3G T320 preview: From the cookie jar
LG Cookie T320 360-degree spin
The all-plastic LG Cookie 3G T320 measures 103 x 57 x 11.9 mm and weighs 92.5 grams. The youthful orange back suits the Cookie 3G quite well and we’re sure many people will appreciate it.
- Quad-band GSM/EDGE
- Dual-band 3G with HSDPA (3.6 Mbps)
- 2.8" resistive TFT touchscreen of QVGA resolution
- 30 MB onboard storage, microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
- 2 megapixel fixed-focus camera with smile detection, QCIF@15fps video recording
- FM radio with RDS
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Standard microUSB connectivity port
- Cartoon UI
- Social networking integration
- Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB v.2.0
- Office document viewer
- Accelerometer sensor
- The camera has no autofocus or flash
- No smart dialing
- Poor sunlight legibility
LG Cookie 3G T320 design and construction
The LG Cookie 3G T320 looks much like a bigger version of Cookie T300. Fortunately, it doesn’t use glossy plastic, making it much less of a fingerprint magnetic.
The front panel is taken up by the 2.8" 256K-color display of 240 x 320 pixel resolution. It doesn’t have a stylus as the original Cookie, but the screen sunlight legibility is way behind the best examples on the market much like on most other LG touch phones.
The front of the LG Cookie 3G T320 again resembles the KP500 Cookie with the three hardware buttons below the screen. Those include a Call and an End key on either side of the Back key.
The only control on the right-hand side of the Cookie 3G T320 is the volume rocker, which serves as a digital zoom lever in the camcorder (2x max) and the image gallery too. The microUSB connectivity port covered with a plastic lid is the other companion here.
The opposite side houses only the microSD card slot, also covered by a protective plastic lid.
Similar to its Cookie T300 sibling, the T320’s top side features the unprotected 3.5mm audio jack and the Power/Lock combo. The bottom is completely bare again.
The 2 megapixel camera lens is the sole inhabitant of the LG Cookie 3G T320’s back. We really like the orange paint on the battery cover.
Removing the battery cover is a breeze – you simply slide down to release. Underneath is the 900 mAh Li-Ion battery. The LG Cookie 3G is said to offer up to 4 h of talk time and up to 530 h of standby time.
We are happy with the ergonomics of the LG Cookie 3G T320. We should also point out the very good build quality: it's an all-plastic piece of gear but is solid and quite durable and the surfaces (except the screen) are fingerprint-proof.
The LG Cookie 3G is not the thinnest handset around, but it remains compact and offers a secure hand hold. Operating with it is also exceptionally comfortable, which is good enough in our books.