LG KT610 review: Communicator wannabe

GSMArena team, 27 August 2008.

Music player does the job

Except for the landscape screen orientation, the LG KT610 music player looks exactly like on any other S60 3rd edition device. It is surely not the most attractive of applications but its functionality is more than OK offering most of the features you can think of.

All the essentials are duly covered - LG KT610 supports a huge number of audio formats including MP3, AAC, eAAC+ and WMA. Files are automatically added to the music library once you choose the refresh option in the music player. Track-sorting based on artist, album, genre and composer is also available.

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The music player "Now playing" interface

There are four equalizer presets, plus auto option. You can also create new equalizer patterns if the preinstalled seem insufficient.

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Four equalizer presets and an auto mode is available

The external display has a very basic interface for the music player but it also does the job. This means that you can listen to your music without even having to open the phone.

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Accessing the music player through the external screen

Audio quality is remarkable

Even though the KT610 was never meant to be a music phone, its audio quality easily makes some dedicated music handsets blush with embarrassment. It's probably the best performing LG device in this aspect that we've ever got to test.

We are pleased that LG didn't compromise the audio capabilities of the KT610, never mind its business mindset. Here are the results so you can see for yourselves. If you would like to learn more about the test itself you can follow the link.

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
LG KT610+0.49, -1.63-
LG KF750 Secret+0.53, -1.02-
LG KU990 Viewty+0.29, -2.07-86.883.80.020 0.124-86.6
Nokia E71+0.74, -1.26-74.574.70.0160.097-75.8
Samsung i550+0.74, -0.76-90.886.90.0024 0.033-89.1
Sony Ericsson W980+0.31, -1.25- 0.828-86.3

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LG KT610 frequency response graph

You can find more info about the testing process here.

Video player

LG KT610 comes with Real player preinstalled for watching video. The videos can be displayed in fullscreen to make better use of the display. In fullscreen, the softkey labels are hidden, so they don't stand in the way, and only pop up when a key is pressed. The great picture quality is also a boost to video watching experience. The fact that the phone can easily be used in desktop mode makes it even more suitable for watching video.