The phone comes with a modest number of text, call and multimedia messaging functions that should be enough for those who aren’t picky with their handsets. For instance, there is a basic 1.3 megapixel camera that can be relied upon to take standard images. The features are quite modest, however, such as digital zoom, night mode, multi-shot and white balance. Users can also add some simple effects on their photos, and use the self-timer so they can take pictures of themselves with their loved ones. The lack of a video recording feature may turn off many, but that’s asking for too much since this is a low priced handset, after all.
Basic features include a phone book that can store up to a thousand names. The phonebook can also customize entries and assign ringtones to each entry. You can also assign a picture for every contact, and the phonebook has enough memory to store multiple numbers for every contact as well as assign caller groups.
In terms of organisation tools, the phone has basic features such as a calendar, alarm, a to-do list or tasks list, and a tip calculator. When making phone calls, LG Banter users can use the speaker phone or voice activated dialing.
The LG Banter has a built-in media player that is capable of playing MP3 files, the downer is its inabilty to recognize other music formats such as WMA. The phone also lacks FM radio reception that could have added another music and entertainment option for users. However, the media player is quite reliable and gives good audio quality.
The phone has an internal memory of 38 MB. Expansion of the memory is possible as the phone supports microSD and micro SDHC. With micro SD memory cards the memory can be expanded up to 16 GB. Connectivity is also no problem as it comes with Bluetooth support, so users need not send their photos to friends and family members through multimedia messaging.