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
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
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
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