The LG KS500 is a good looking slide mobile phone, from LG. The phone, which measures 102.8 x 49.2 x 14.9 mm and weighs 106 grams, has a 2 inch screen benefit of which you will find a few call-related buttons. There is also a navigation pad, that LG has called an Optical Touchpad. This Optical Touchpad makes is very easy and super fast to navigate the interface of the LG KS500. The slide out keypad is a good size and the keys have a slightly raised profile which does in fact make it easier to type faster.
There is a built-in music player, and this will support the popular music formats like MP3, MP4 and AAC. It also has an FM Radio. Internal memory is OK at 100 mega bytes, and of course this can be increased by using a MicroSD card. Music quality is good although not great, but is perfect for the average listener.
The camera of the LG KS500 has 3 mega pixels, which is sufficient for basic pictures. There is also a second camera located on the front of the phone that can be used for 3G calls. The only real advanced camera feature on the LG KS500 is one called Photo Album, which allows you to store all your pictures in one place in a neat and logical format.
Application-wise the LG KS 500 has the standards of a calendar, alarm, to do list and personal organizer, but there are also some really clever advanced features. These include GPS, Go Maps, and A GPS function. Internet connectivity is good making use of 3G HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS and Bluetooth.
Overall the LG KS500 is an great mobile phone. One if left however with the feeling that LG could have made it that much better by just including more apps and a better music player.