Rated 3 out of 5 by dave great phone, but battery life is terrible!!
I love it!! Its a brick and tough as nails, but terrible battery life!!
January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Curster Very easy to mod and upgrade.
I have had the Esteem for 1 1/2 yrs. The phone has a huge user community at Android Forums where you can easily root and mod your phone to make it faster and smoother. There are plenty of devs who are always working on new themes, roms and mods so it's like owning a new phone every time a new rom comes out.
September 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by TanCor Great while it works..........
until you get a message that the "SIM Card is missing" and then the entire phone must be tossed out.......and I also lost my MetroPCS long standing plan b/c I had to temporarily change to an older phone.....
Of course, with techonology nowadays, anything is possible, and since MetroPCS joined T-Mobile, any signal may have damaged the SIM card. Still .....the loss is mine!
June 10, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Completely Unsatisfied Would be the best phone ever...if...
I've had this phone for 1 1/2 years and I loved it when I first got it. Battery life is horrible but the features were fantastic so I lived with it. Then after a few months it started to lag and then eventually it froze permanently. I got it replaced (a pain in the butt due to Metro PCS having the worst, untrained and completely clueless staff in their stores) and the "new" one was fine... for awhile. Fast forward to today and it is awful. It lags so badly that I have missed phone calls because the phone takes too long to bring up the "answer" button on-screen!!! I am completely dissatisfied with this phone and would not recommend it OR Metro PCS to anyone.
May 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by tuff luck, charlie! Should have waited for better phone.
Battery life is horrendous! charge it twice and sometimes 3 times a day. Turns off and on randomly. When you talk on the phone it sounds to the other person as if you are talking in a box. (I use my bluetooth) Wifi is a roulette wheel, sometimes it works other times it doesn't. Apps sometimes freezes and then I have to turn off the phone to reboot. Chances are, I won't buy a product from LG anytime soon. This type of service on this phone has sealed the deal.
May 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tester1 Nice phone with huge downside
phone has some really good features that if improved makes the phone better. Then again it was made for metro pcs and it's huge down side is that if the uicc/sim card is damaged or lost you have a useless device. Supposedly it was make with one of a kind uicc/sim for each individual phone. Not worth the price if the uicc/sim can't be replace, lags, shut off on it's own, yea it has some issues that if I would had known them would had spent my money on something worth it.
August 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by David Excellent Phone. Highly Recommend
I have had this phone for around 6 months. I have not had one problem with it. There seems to be many issues with this phone but I love it. The battery life is pretty bad but I dowloaded juice defender from the market, the paid version and I get a full day out of the battery and then some and I use it constantly. Display is awesome and the Gorilla Glass is incredibly tough stuff. Dropped my phone onto a rock on the glass from around 6 feet and not even a scratch. Phone is very fast as well, was very impressed. Try updating your phone if you are having issues, this worked for a friend who has the same phone and was freezing up. He has had no problems sense.
July 6, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by j. tony almost for your effort on the lg esteem
lags very much especially w/ the battery life u gotta charge your phone 2x daily. it could have been a well made phone if this situation was addressed in the testing phase
July 3, 2012