Rated 3 out of 5 by Bailey9807 Nice design, needs more customization
I've had this phone for two years now, and I've got to say it's the best phone I've gotten so far, even though it's not saying much. The touchscreen works pretty well, and it took very little to get used to. My friends can't use it well, though, since the screen is pressure-sensitive instead of heat-sensitive.
The keyboard is a bit small, so unless you have pretty small fingers, you're going to occasionally jumble many characters in one word. I don't know if this was just my phone or a defect, but pressing keys will often put multiple of the same character one after another. This will make words like "potttato."
This phone, though basic, offers "Apps" that are not only overpriced, but not the best quality. The music player often lags behind on music, so it pauses and loads the music. This isn't too much of a problem, but it does happen many times during a song.
I wish the operating system offered a bit more customization, since it only offers two themes. It also gives three fonts to choose from, but they look like slight variations of Arial and Times New Roman. Fortunately, the lock screen and home screens can each hold a different photo and there are even different gestures that can unlock the phone.
I would only recommend this phone to someone not after all the bells and whistles of smartphones, but still might like a touchscreen or a slideout keyboard. This is probably not for people looking for smartphones or those who like those older flip-phones. Overall, while it needs a bit more options in customization, it's not horrendous to use.
July 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ignite777 Problems with Phone
I wasn't able to delete draft text messages. I would select erase all and nothing would happen. Had my phone for less than two months and the screen froze. I wasn't able to power it back on or off. I would only see the LG logo on the screen.
July 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shane Pretty average phone for basic phones
everything is average with this phone. it is built good, but the slider has a tendancy to get annoying, i have large hands and it seemed to slip out of my hands quit frequently
June 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by VK Unreliable and poorly designed.
Phone drops calls constantly. The touch screen software does not work properly: almost impossible to scroll the list. It picks first touch as the selection and changes screen.
Reception is very poor even with a full bar service.
April 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Drew34 Pretty Good then breaks
Works well then after a while of using constantly the screen gets glitchy then breaks and it becomes even more frustrating to use. At least make it tougher
February 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Iceripper Its okay for a Budget phone
I've had mine for about 2 years, it was great the first year and then the problems started. It would randomly power itself off even after being on charge the night before. The screen has its own problems, touch the send button or replying to a text and it often wouldn't work requiring 7 or more tries to get it to respond. When I would make notes on the notepad I would hit save and come back to that note later and a whole bunch of characters that made no sense would appear. Exam, "get milk & doritos" the phone would put in behind that "get gt gt mk drots os os os eh ". The battery life was great until about 3 months ago, now it only last for about 12hrs and this isnt a smart with a bunch of Apps running on it.
January 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by brandon777 Worst phone i've ever owned
With it's often completely unresponsive touch screen and slow, cumbersome interface, every time i use this phone, i can't help but think the designer shouldn't have bothered. Using even the most basic functions is an exercise in frustration. Attempting to press one touch-screen button often means inadvertently pressing the one next to it (i.e. hitting "Send Message" ends up placing a call, etc). To try and prevent this, i've started using the end of a pen, and even that only works some of the time. Of course, there's nothing abnormally wrong about the phone itself—it's just poorly designed. The only reason i have it is because it was the only phone offered by Verizon with a qwerty keypad (incidentally the only thing about the phone that works consistently), that didn't require a data plan, and my earlier LG Cosmos (which worked great) had broken.
January 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anna91 Very decent phone
So, this phone doesn't have a ton of bells and whistles, but it has been a decent phone for the last two years.
I've always kept this phone in a case, because it feels too slippery without one, and it's extremely sturdy. I've dropped it a few times (usually just falling off my lap or something like that), but it doesn't have a ding on it. I also use it with a screen protector.
Early on there were some issues with picture messages not being the right size, but I think that was a Verizon issue that was fixed... Other than that, I've really had no significant issues with the phone.
I've used it mainly for texting, talking, as a calendar, and as an alarm clock, and it's served me very well. Only recently have I had issues with the touchscreen not registering when I press something and the "m" key on the keyboard either not working or typing too many "m"s at once. But that's only in the last couple of months.
The battery life also used to be about a week. Now it's down to 2-3 days with moderate use, but that's expected from an old phone, anyway.
If you're looking for a decent, no-frills phone, then this is a great choice.
January 1, 2014