The LG Arena came in the standard retail package and on one side is a sticker stating the serial number, IMEI and that it is made in Korea. The phone looks elegant with its attention grabbing silver finish. Not to mention, it doesn’t feel very heavy.
On the left is the proprietary connector for connecting to the PC (via USB) and power adapter. There is a sliding cover that helps to conceal and protect the connector which seems a lot more intuitive than some phones that has an attached rubber cover to protect the ports.
The camera/shutter button and volume control/camera zoom keys are on the right of the phone.
On the top are the power button, 3.5mm audio jack and the rear cover release button.
The 5-megapixel autofocus camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens and LED flash is at the rear of the camera. As you probably can see from the picture, the instruction sticker for rear cover removal is also there to help user who does not know how.
Upon removing the rear cover, we saw the battery compartment that houses the standard Lithium-ion 3.7V 1000mAh battery, as well as the SIM card and microSD card slot (below the camera).
Included with the phone are the basic accessories – power adapter, earphones, USB cable, user’s manual and software CD; the software CD contains DivxConverter and LG PC Suite applications. There is no microSD memory card in the box, however, the Arena comes with built-in 8GB memory which should be sufficient for storing your photos and music. (And of course, there’s the microSD card slot in case you need more storage).