A Secret no longer
- Design, build quality, camera, neon touch navigation, HSDPA-capable
- Fingerprint magnet, touch keys are easily accidentally pressed, no microSD card, Touch Media menu could be improved
LG’s Secret is a stylish combination of features and glamour. This compact slider is a reasonable performer in most areas, but it isn’t perfect.
Price$ 899.00 (AUD)
Boasting a 5-megapixel camera with flash, HSDPA-connectivity and a neon touch-sensitive control system, LG's Secret is a slider with a balanced blend of style and features.
Along with a tempered glass front, chrome edging and its stylish neon touch navigation system, the KF750 also has a carbon fibre rear battery cover. This gives the Secret a strong and sturdy feel. This is also true of the spring-operated slider, which is smooth and solid in its operation. Two downsides to the tempered glass front are its weight and the fact that it's almost impossible to keep free of fingerprints. When slid open, the unit feels top-heavy, although this does contribute to the handset feeling sturdy.
The neon touch navigational system works relatively well; we liked the haptic feedback option, which makes the phone vibrate each time a key is pressed. The neon effects add to the stylish design and are relatively responsive; however, the two selection buttons are a little too close to the directional keys for our liking. It is also quite easy to accidentally bump the touch keys, especially in landscape mode when using the camera.
The camera's 5-megapixel sensor and flash combine to snap decent photos in low light levels, making the Secret handy for some happy snaps on a night out. It still won't replace a standalone digital camera, but the Secret is certainly one of the better camera phones on the market. We were particularly impressed with the relatively low levels of image noise and the lack of a halo effect on the edges of photos, both of which are common issues with camera phones. The handset also doubles as a video recorder, and there is an option to upload videos straight to YouTube.
Being an HSDPA-capable handset, the KF750 also features a front-mounted VGA camera for video calling. Mobile Internet can be accessed with the included browser, although the user experience isn't the best, as pages take a while to scroll through when they aren't optimised for such a small display.
The Secret is a fair but not outstanding multimedia handset. Though there is no 3.5mm headphone jack on the device; LG has included an adapter in the sales package that allows any standard set of headphones to be used. The included headphones are of reasonable quality, and are perhaps slightly better than those typically packaged with handsets. In addition to a music player, the Secret also boasts a video camera, FM radio, voice recorder and media editor. A microSD card slot is available for extra storage in addition to 100MB of internal memory.
The Secret introduces a feature called Touch Media. This aims to bring together all the phone's multimedia features, including music, photos, games, documents and radio. Selecting the Touch Media menu brings up a menu where all of these can be accessed, and the display becomes a touch screen. This feature has decent implementation, but having to navigate into the main menu to access it means it probably won't be used very often — these features can be accessed without the need to delve into the Touch Media menu. We also find it somewhat strange that the display can act as a touch screen for this menu, but not for other handset features.
Join the PC World newsletter!
Smart LED Bulb LB130
Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop
UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker
Epson EcoTank Expression ET-2500
Epson WorkForce ET-4550
Linksys AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit router
Everki ContemPRO Roll Top Laptop Backpack
Samsung portable 1TB T3 drive
Epson WorkForce DS-360W
Belkin MIXIT Metallic Lightning to USB Cable
Google Daydream VR headset
Huawei Mate 9
Lexar® Portable SSD
Logitech G403 Prodigy mouse
3SIXT Ultra HD Sports Action Camera
Acer Swift 7
Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones
Garmin Fenix Chronos smartwatch
Surface Pro 4
Dell XPS 13 laptop
HP Pavilion x360 13”
Blade 28 backpack by Arc’teryx
Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive
Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards
HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450
Dell Inspiron 5000 series 2-in-1
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- 2 ZTE Axon 7 review: Is ZTE dumping old stock on Australia?
- 3 Oppo R9s smartphone full review
- 4 Huawei Nova Plus smartphone review
- 5 Google Pixel XL full, in-depth smartphone review: Phones just got smarter
Latest News Articles
- Android's next destination: Untethered VR headsets with Snapdragon 835
- MWC 17: What's coming, what's not, and what we really want to see
- Xiaomi planning second version of its revolutionary Mi Mix ‘bezel-less’ phone
- 5G progress at Ericsson could help enterprises work worldwide
- Apple smartphones outsold Samsung's in Q4
PCW Evaluation Team
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
- How to quit Pokemon Go (or to start enjoying it again)
- Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- Time to ditch Foxtel and the iQ3: How to replace Foxtel packages with cheaper alternatives
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- TPBusiness Process Analyst (Newcaslte Based)NSW
- TPBI Commercial AnalystVIC
- CCDevops EngineerNSW
- TPSOE AdministratorQLD
- TPProject Coordinator/Junior Project ManagerVIC
- TPSenior Business AnalystVIC
- TPTechnical Support Resource-Skype for BusinessVIC
- CCServiceNOW DeveloperNSW
- TPWinforms DevelopersWA
- FTPerformance TesterACT
- FTInfrastructure Architect (Adelaide Based)VIC
- TPIT Project CoordinatorVIC
- FTSenior Software Engineer x 2 - Adelaide Based (PV, NV2 or NV1 required)Other
- TPBusiness AnalystVIC
- TPSenior Service Desk AnalystNSW
- FTHead of ApplicationsVIC
- CCProject Support SpecialistVIC
- TPDeployment Specialist (DevOps)QLD
- FTLevel 3 EngineerNSW
- FTFront-End DevOps Developer/Consultant - IT Services - SydneyNSW
- TPFull Stack .NET DeveloperWA
- CCTechnical Consultant - ITSM/HP Service ManagerNSW
- CCSenior Business AnalystVIC
- TPLinux Desktop Support SpecialistWA
- FTDevOps/Senior Sys Admin - eCommerce - Permanent - Sydney Northern BeachesNSW