There are plenty of multimedia handsets out there in the lower end segment and this phone the LG KG195 - is one of them. It's a simple looking device that would have been absolutely appealing enough for almost anyone if it weren't for a few things. Its squared off edges tend to make it a bit of a generic design. While it makes a pretty good first impression, that doesn't last. It's easy to adjust to the small display but the keypad is not. The otherwise large keypad is sheathed in a hard plastic casing that makes typing a real pain. The rear panel doesn't sit in too well either and feels a bit loose. The keypad is of course absolutely essential to any handset, so needless to say, that feature pretty much drags the entire handset's-ratings down into the mud. As a matter of fact the LG KG195's entire build quality is reflected off the keypad and its panel.
The music capabilities of the phone are really quite good with a comfortable handsfree kit and EQ presets to make a few minor tweaks to the output tone. The on-board FM radio is also pretty good with an option to schedule recordings with a timer option. A video player, stand alone voice recorder, a VGA camera with a limited amount of features that includes White Balance settings, a timer and even brightness adjust are also included.
Connectivity facets include Bluetooth with A2DP functionality and GPRS with a simple to navigate web browser. Don't expect too much from the browser but for a simple Google search it'll work out fine. The battery life is just about average and nothing to write home about. While the KG195 comes with some pretty good features it's the phone's unimpressive design that will make it a bit of a problem for most users.