Great almost smartphone!
Its my first phone. never had one before. I've seen other phones, they seem nicer but if all your looking for is a phone with a camera, text, calling, TV, and internet then you are in for a treat. i loved it.
Its a sleek phone, what i liked about it is that YOU CAN NEVER CRACK IT! The screen is all plastic, the whole phone is plastic, but it doesn't look it. it looks aluminum and glass!!!! one tip: there is a couple layers of the screen, there is a plastic coating on the top, then the plastic screen, GET A SCREEN PROTECTOR, OR THE PLASTIC COATING WILL FALL OFF LEAVING AWKWARD BUMPS AND SCRATCHES WHEN YOU DROP IT. IT WILL MAKE THE SCREEN NOT FEEL SLEEK AND SMOOTH.
I've had it for over a year and its battery is a little faulty, occasionally it will freeze and won't do anything, I've discovered the only way to make that go away is to remove the battery and turn the phone back on. I charge it all night every night so that kind of ruins it.
The camera is average, and so is the T.V. its pretty good, the screen is responsive, it gives back a vibration or sound when you touch it. you may not be able to find the QWERTY keyboard at first, there is an icon on the top of the message screen there that transforms it to the QWERTY keyboard. it comes with a voice command that works only if you speak in its language. the settings allows you to chance the themes and use touch screen calibration.
Overall this phone is great, on certain standards it may be cheap, but i love it and would recommend it to people who need to select their first first phone.
February 16, 2013
Avoid at all cost!
I thought this was going to be THE phone for me. After all, my friend had had an LG phone and it worked for years. I bought the VU because it was described as being a great little phone. In ONE year's time, this phone just died on me three times. My friend also bought this same phone when I did and he also had the same results. What was infuriating is that the screen would stop working and all pictures and videos could not be retrieved. Yeah, it would be replaced but the same thing happened phone after phone. These phones (his and mine) were never dropped and were carefully handled. We finally gave up and didn't even get them replaced, even though they were still under warranty. I mean, why? They were just gonna fail. This left me with NO desire to ever have another LG product. Ever. Even LG, later on, admitted that this one was a badly made phone. No consolation to me. I would not want this phone if it were free and guaranteed for life.
August 30, 2012
Great non-smart phone!
I have this phone over two years and it's still working great except for the new battery that I purchased outside of my cellphone provider which drains quickly after phone calls.
I love the features of this phone and the fact that it is not too large like new cellphones out there. The touch phone feature works great for me with my nails kept just long enough to type with it. Colors on the screen are vivid and the different menus are very well organized.
The downside is the camera is only 2.0 mp which works better outside with no flash and you have to hold the camera really steady. The video is not good quality and could be improved.
I tried searching for a new cellphone that does not require a pricey data plan but none met my expectation like the LG VU.
* I would like to see another product like this one with more advance features such as android (to be able to use it as a reader) with wi-fi capabilities and a standard 3.5mm earphone jack. *
Phones like this is great especially for those who would like modern features on their phones but does not need or does not want to spend money for features on smart phones and the data plan price that comes with it.
April 19, 2012
I have owned this phone a little over a year. The touch screen randomly quit working. This was a very gently used phone. I guess it is an unreal expectation for my phone to last as long a my 2 year contract.
November 4, 2010