Rated 1 out of 5 by MSR 91356 D 500 The worst cell phone I have ever owned
The LG D 500 is the worst most inefficient cell phone I have ever used. I have followed all of the instructions to be found on the internet and yet I am constantly being told there is no memory left and I will not be getting my messages. I cannot believe that LG puts such a terrible product out there with its name on it. DO NOT BUY THIS CELL PHONE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, NO MATTER WHAT OLD PHONE YOU HAVE IT IS BETTER THAN THE LG D 500.
October 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kruz How to make APP Storage room for UPDATES
UPDATES - "INSUFFICIENT STORAGE"
Go to Settings; go to Apps. Click on all your apps separately and clear data. For apps you rarely use - clear Cache. For apps you never use, but still want to keep - Uninstall updates. Uninstall apps you never use. Finally, uninstall apps you like, but can live without.
Now go to the Play Store and click on menu (upper left corner) and go to My Apps. You may notice some of your apps have already updated themselves. Individually click on an app needing updates and see if it will process the update - it may actually do so without getting the "insufficient storage" response.
If this is successful, re-install apps you actually wanted but reluctantly deleted. Then re-update the apps which you previously "uninstalled updates" for.
It's a trade-off kind of game you have to play in order to make room for the updates to major apps (i.e., Chrome, Google, etc.)
This is the best I can come up with to make this a functional phone. I have observed that you have to get to 1.00 GB of used storage (or less) in order to achieve "sufficient storage" for updates.
When I purchased this phone I didn't realize how bad the app storage was. I purchased a 32 GB SD, but there are only a few apps that will transfer to it.
Hope this helps.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by orlsan Great phone Great features once you expand memory
At first, I was delighted by the features of this phone, considering the price. It is a bargain. Then, got disappointed by the lack of memory that caused the phone to be in low memory almost everyday and kept me deleting apps and pics all the time.
But it was until I modded the phone and boosted the available memory for good. With a 16GB microSD card, rooted the phone and followed a pair of mods that required to install the Universal Init.d Support, BusyBox, Smanager, Root Browser and Link2SD, now I have a super phone and plenty of memory left. Installed more apps, have a lot of room and still +8GB available in internal memory (from the microSD) and +600MB available for apps to install (no matter how many more apps I install and the data they consume).
It gave my phone a new life. Yes, I lost the warranty on it, but who cares. I have had it for one year, so it is out of warranty anyway.
If you complain about the quality of pics, be sure to remove a plastic film from the camera lens when you take the back lid off. My wife has the same phone and their pics where blurry with the same settings than mine. It turned out to be caused by this film. Remove it and enjoy.
September 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by yrhdz New phone
My dad chose this phone for me and I was excited about having a new phone. For the first months it was great, but after having it for about a year I've realized it wasn't worth the money. It lacks internal memory, I bought an 8gb sd card so I would have more memory on the phone and on the sd card. Well, I've realized that not all apps can be moved from the phone to the sd card, so that's a big thumbs down. I have to logout out of every app just to have enough space for messages, pictures & etc. I've also had trouble recieving messages, I don't know if this is a fault in the carrier or if it's just the phone. I just honestly don't think it's worth the money and I wouldn't recommend this phone to anyone. Sorry LG, maybe next time!
August 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ayodeji Good phone, too little memory
I bought this phone as an alternative to the LG-G2 I wanted to buy initially. It was cheaper, and had almost the same capabilities as the G2. I installed a few apps and that was it. Does this weird Automatic updating almost everyday. I noticed within the last few months that the internal memory was running out and i had to delete quite a number of my pictures and apps.
I would have given it a 5-star but for the fact that you cannot transfer or install your apps onto the SD card. It is a very good phone but the memory has let it down a bit for me. I'm seriously considering changing to the G2 or G3 but right now I'm not financially capable of that, and I also don't want to waste money using the Jump program T-mobile offers. The minute I finish paying off this phone I'm changing to the G3.
August 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by msirritated Horrible Memory
I used this phone as my primary device for almost a year. The memory was always shoddy. Who makes a phone that you can't add apps to the sd card to utilize the phone.
July 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JosephThePhoneGuy Lacking internal memory & RAM, but that's it.
Despite all of the bad "professional" and customer reviews I have read on this phone, I purchased one and I have owned the MetroPCS version of this phone for about 4 months now. The only real issues I have are the internal storage size, and the RAM. Not enough to do anything more then install a few apps, unless they can be moved to the memory card, and the low RAM amount causes the use of more then a couple of apps at one time to be tedious and anger inducing task. My average available RAM during minimal use is around 350 MB's. Although while lacking in memory, this phone is not lacking in features. The camera is amazing in quality and features (which are comparable to the Galaxy S4), the graphics are beyond what I had expected making it able to run games that had lag issues on higher end phones. The sound quality leaves a little to be desired, but let's face it, who actually uses their phone to listen to music without a headset? Although this affects the speaker phone as well, making calls on speaker sound like the other caller is speaking in a can lined by tin foil. The screen size is awesome at a staggering 4.5", but does have glare issues at times, and occasionally the touches seem misplaced (probably an android issue). External memory limits are great allowing you to expand up to 32 gb's of storage, but it lacks the ability to save directly to the memory card which can make any downloading task a pain (thanks google). Battery life is great out of the box, but quickly degrades when ANY app is added, but even then it still has a decent life span even during intense use, roughly about 4.5 to 5 hours of continuous use (12 to 15 page loads per minute). Was able to play Worldcraft 2 for about 6 hours straight (for testing purposes) before having to recharge, and also had "0" lag issues. Haven't had the chance to test the "Wifi-Calling" feature of the phone due to issues with Metro's software, but I have installed and used the Magic Jack app with "0" problems on my Wifi network. Once I get that software issue figured out, I'll give the Wifi-Calling a run.
July 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CrPh I barely recommend this for the typical user
This phone has had the potential of being one of the best bang-for-buck phones in early 2014. Everything about this value smartphone is well above average except the internal storage. As others noted you start with 1.27GB. Yes, you can add an microSD Card...
Android system OS Jelly Bean 4.1.2 will not let you put apps on SD, so while you can store music and movies on a 32GB microSD card, you are limited in app storage.
There is a fix. LG PLEASE UPGRADE THIS PHONE TO KITKAT 4.4.2. And let us move apps to SD Card.
June 26, 2014