The LG Chocolate phone has sprung a new style of mobile phones from the LG stable. They have a brand new interface which is quite appealing. The Dynamite 300, known as KG300 in the international markets, shares the same interface. LG, with this model plans to enter into a head-to-head competition with Sony Ericsson's K750i which is the most desired buy for anyone seeking a mobile phone for around 10K. We'll have to wait and see how well would this phone be accepted by the end users.
LG Dynamite 300 (Handset)
USB Cable (miniUSB to USB)
Build and Layout
The Dynamite 300 is a basic bar type phone with triband network capabilities. The phone fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and doesn't weigh too much. The dimensions of the phone stand at 100 x 46 x 17 mm and it weighs just 89 grams. The phone has a full glossy finish and would be troublesome for people with butter-fingers; not that a matt finish would have done them any good. They're not butter-fingers for nothing. Anyway, the phone has a large 1.9-inch display and the 256K TFT screen supports a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.
Just above the top left of the screen, there is a small blue LED which blinks when being charged or in networks range. Below the screen is the D-pad of the phone which is quite unconventional. It's a 4 way D-Pad and is quite wide. The alphanumeric keys are also wide and at the same time quite thin with no space in between. Though the keypad looks un-ergonomic, it is okay to work with. The D-Pad is the only cause of trouble in this section.
On the left side of the phone there is a play/pause button closely followed with the headset port. At the end of the left side is the microSD card slot for memory expansion. Both, the headset port and the card slot are neatly covered to prevent from dust accumulation. The right side of the phone has the volume control and a camera hotkey such that when you tilt the phone, you can use it like a digital camera. The bottom of the phone has the mini-USB port which is used for file transfers and can also be used to charge the phone.
The back of the phone houses the 2 MP camera and the speaker of the phone. The camera has a mirror for self-portrait pictures and the speaker is placed just above the camera lens.