Rated 1 out of 5 by Morose Musician Unmitigated disaster unfit to be marketed
The LG Expression 2 was my first touchscreen phone. I previously had a flip phone and did not use texting.
I have been doing battle with this phone for four months. I am returning the phone this morning. I waited so long because I thought the problems I was experiencing were a result of my making errors with my first touchscreen and texting phone.
I finally broke down and read some reviews only to discover that the phone, not I, was the source of the problems.
Here is what you will experience with the LG Expression 2:
You place a phone call to an automatic answering system. By the time you have to "press 1 for English," the touchscreen has gone blank and you have to fumble around to reactivate it. By the time you manage that, the automatic answering system is becoming impatient with you.
You place a call. The recipient answers. You begin your conversation. The recipient soon sounds confused and slightly desperate because he cannot hear you, although you can hear him perfectly. (This happened twice in a row to me while I was talking to my doctor. I resorted to using my land line. Glad I happened to be at home.)
You are walking down the street/upstairs doing your laundry. Your elderly mom calls you out of the blue all upset and asks why you just called her and were unresponsive when she answered. You did not call her. Your phone miraculously unlocked its own screen, went to the window for placing phone calls, and placed a phone call to your mom--all of its own volition. To quote Gomer Pyle: "Surprise, surprise, surprise!"
Your phone screen says "slide up to unlock." It takes several attempts to get it to unlock. In the meantime, the phone continues to ring. People around you begin looking annoyed.
You touch a number or an icon on your screen repeatedly, and nothing happens. You wonder if throwing the phone against a wall might enhance its responsiveness.
You are texting. You hear a click, and the icon suddenly jumps backward into the middle of a word you have already typed, causing you to insert words into the middle of other words. This necessitates deleting the word-inside-a-word and laboriously repositioning the icon so you can resume texting your message.
You are texting. An incoming text message appears on your screen. Your screen locks, and you are unable to proceed with your message until you stop and open the incoming text message.
You have received a fairly long text message. You click on it to open it up. It will then not enable you to scroll down through the message so you can read all of it. When you attempt to scroll down on the touchscreen, the message closes and you have to reopen it.
You send a text message to multiple recipients. The screen will not show you all of the people to whom you sent the message--just the first person in the list of contacts.
I have tried to use the internet a couple of times from the phone, and I have given up in despair.
There is no owner's manual for this phone. Nothing is particularly intuitive when it comes to operating it, and so an owner's manual would seem to me to be a sine qua non.
My friends tell me I should get an iPhone. I do not need an iPhone. I just need a reliable phone for calling and texting and--perhaps--occasionally looking up a movie showtime on the internet. I'm a simple guy with simple needs.
Unless you enjoy aggravation, I strongly suggest you find another phone. I got this one for "free" with my plan. I feel like charging AT&T a fee for all of the angst the phone has caused.
LG Expression 2: an unmitigated disaster unfit for marketing. The company would do well to recall it for fear of wrecking its reputation.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cinder I love this phone.. It is all I wanted in a phone.
I am in love with my phone. Great quality, the features are what I've wanted. All the overall ratings are to me, is a five plus.. I love to take pictures.. They are clear and great quality every time.. I just love texting.. It is so easy.. Actually this is my first phone and it is amazing.. I couldn't have chosen a better phone.. I really enjoy it.. Thank you so much for making this product.. There isn't one thing that I would change or add.. It's perfect for me and the overall features are amazing.. Thank you so much.. Candy Cradick !!
May 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Linda This product was horrible
Apparently, this was Version 0.0 in touchscreen phones - the touchscreen kept disappearing; or the icons didn't respond to touch. The keyboard was impossible, the keys were too small, and the keys also didn't always comply. The audio was hideous, the volume was shrill and echo - callers were not understandable.
I returned the phone within 7 days for another brand.
May 5, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by jaeyoung3 this product is hard to use when texting,fine call
the product i have been using is very hard to used when texting. especially for me I want to switch languages easily,but I can't. once the msg is created, you cannot change the language. other than that it's fine. but because of the text features and text input you cannot change when the msg is created, although you can change using new msg button on the phone when you go in to your inbox. I really do not recommend this phone to whoever wants to use another language who wants to use another language when sending txt messages. overall the product is not good at texting. need to improve on keyboard,exception is the qwerty keyboard which is great to have. I also expected a software update from LG. there is no updates for this phone at all even though this phone is new. I don't like the touch screen feed backs.I only recommend this to people who call a lot. maximum hours you can talk on this phone is about 2-3 hours. I do not recommend this to anyone who wants to text in a another language. only great for americans,not other people!
I don't recommend to people who is from another country. try getting another phone instead! the phone is not good for texting with another language. it's only good with english.
April 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by r1r2 Screen goes blanck
When you make a call and need the number pad to make entries, the screen goes blank within 10 seconds. I took it to the ATT store and they could not do anything with it.
The sound quality on the speakers is not good.
Very hard for me to recommend this phone. I will live with it for the rest of my contract, then move on to something better.
March 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by BJ The speakers are terrible - can't hear clearly.
My husband and I each got this phone. I had immediate trouble hearing the called party - sounded like they were under water. Sent it back for a new phone which worked for a couple of weeks, then same problem. My husband's phone developed the same problem with speakers within a couple of months. It makes talking with your party almost impossible - I have to keep asking them to repeat. Worst phone I ever had.
February 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by JoeDz1 Accidental Hang up during Call
The touch screen does not lock during an incoming call. The moment you accept the call the screen stays unlocked until the screen goes black which is 15 seconds or so later. This exposes the screen to press the hang up key by accident. I cannot even manually lock the screen during the call. The screen unlocks again every time a text is received while on the call. It also unlocks when you change the volume or plug in a headset. It is even worse if on Bluetooth in my car as the phone is in my pocket and as soon as I answer the screen is unlocked and any movement hangs up. Unacceptable function during a phone call. Other than this the phone is OK.
February 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mikey The Worst Phone I have Ever Used
It's a shame. I went from one of the best feature phones ever made - the LG ENv2, to easily the worst. This thing doesn't do anything right. The touchscreen is so sensitive that it dials when I'm holding it to my ear BUT AT THE SAME TIME so insensitive and so inaccurate that I have to hit the same function button or widget five or more times for it to register. While on that subject, I've found that, in some widgets like the calendar, you literally have to mash the screen for 3-5 seconds before it registers a keypress in, say, the field where you fill in the time, or where you put the text of where your appointment is to be. Even the Swipe To Unlock homescreen is erratic and usually requires several tries before it takes.
Calling, like everything else, is extremely cumbersome and requires several more steps than any other phone I've seen, be it a feature phone, a smart-phone, or even my flip phone from 1993. It shouldn't take half a dozen keypresses and swipes to start a call or to end one.
The slide-out keypad features hard, small keys. They are minimally-functional. Not the worst, but the big hurdle will be getting this phone into texting mode, which requires the horrid touchscreen.
A phone like this shouldn't have a touchscreen. The touchscreen reminds me of the first-generation ones, but even less reliable. Picture the worst phone you've ever had or heard of having, and multiply by 10, and you have this piece of junk.
January 2, 2015