Inside the LG C2000 is a 1.75-inch-diagonal internal display. Supporting 65,000 colors, it worked fine for viewing photos and the user-friendly menus (available in two styles). That said, its resolution wasn't particularly impressive. It was also overly bright and disappeared in direct light. You can change the contrast and the backlight time but not the brightness or the font size.
Below the screen are the stylish navigation controls. A four-way toggle doubles as a shortcut to text messaging, contacts, downloads, and instant messaging. The button in the center of the toggle functions as an OK key but only when you're inside a menu. In standby mode, it opens the Web browser instead. The other navigation controls consist of two soft keys, a camera shutter, Talk and End/power buttons, a Clear key, and a shortcut key to the photos menu. Slightly oval shaped and raised just above the surface of the phone, the keypad buttons were rather small for our tastes; we misdialed a few times as a result. The buttons are, however, backlit in blue.The LG C2000 comes with all the basics you'd expect, plus a couple of sweet extras. Its phone book is rather small, though, with room for just 250 names (the SIM card holds an additional 250 contacts). Each entry can take three phone numbers, an e-mail address, and notes. You can also assign callers to groups and pair them with a picture for photo caller ID. However, the picture doesn't show up on the external display, and you can't associate contacts with previously stored images--only with new pictures. Another quirk is that you can assign any of the 18 polyphonic ring tones to only a caller group and not an individual contact. The phone's other features include a vibrate mode, text and multimedia messaging, an alarm clock, a calendar, voice dialing, a calculator, voice commands, a unit converter, 30-second voice memos, a world clock, a tip calculator, and a notepad. Surprisingly, though, all the organizer functions are buried under the My Media menu. The C2000 comes with support for AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ instant messaging. It also has a half-duplex speakerphone, though you can't activate it until after you've made a call.