LG is looking to embed itself firmly in the camera phone market, with the KC550 probably their first attempt at building a phone that aims primarily at the user who wants a great camera phone, without all the other stuff that push up the price.
Looks-wise the KC550 is a rather demure creature. Sure, it doesn’t make a huge fashion statement, but it\'s hardly an eyesore, in fact, we think its understated nature works very well.
The KC550 features a music player, although you’re stuck with the headphones LG gives you, as there is no 3.5 mm jack for third-party headphones. It also includes an accelero-meter, used for six built-in games called M-Toy.
Of all the features of the KC550, the camera is, by far, the star. It has a Schneider-Kreuznach lens, autofocus, image stabiliser and a macro feature for close-ups.
Although it lacks a Xenon flash, it does have a powerful LED illuminator. The video recording capabilities of the camera are impressive too, with a DVD-like resolution of 720 x 480 pixels, at 30 fps. All this makes it one of the cheapest 5 megapixel camera phones on the market and certainly worth the investment.