Confused and Spiteful
I have had this phone for a little over a year and a half and have been having issues with it for the last several months. Not a single day goes by without it completely freezing up during the simplest tasks, forcing me to restart it. However, it doesn't just require a simple restart - no, I usually end up having to actually remove and replace the battery. I have to do this because if I just try a simple restart, the phone will hover on the LG turn-on screen forever. Seriously, I've timed it - I got impatient after waiting over 20 minutes with it hovering in limbo, plus it drains the battery more than any app I've ever used. It gets especially cranky when it's trying to update the apps, and for the life of me I cannot find a way to prevent it from doing these updates automatically, even after opting for manual updates on my apps.
I get missed texts and missed calls almost as much as I actually receive them, as well as calls and texts not ever getting successfully sent from my end. And I sincerely believe that this has absolutely nothing to do with service availability - it just either just doesn't notify me that a call is coming in, resulting in a missed call notification with no record of it ever ringing, or it just never comes in despite it being shown as sent on the senders' phones.
If a day goes by where I haven't had to talk myself down from throwing this phone against a brick/stone/concrete wall, running it over with my car, dropping it off my balcony, or drowning it in the toilet, it's been a very good and very rare day.
One thing I will credit to this phone: durability. I have dropped it countless times, both accidentally and "accidentally," with only a clear screen protector on it and it doesn't even have the slightest crack on it. Which is great, except that I have the date for when I can get a new phone circled on my calendar and I would love have a reason make that sooner. It's probably only so durable just to mock me.
I doubt I will ever purchase another LG phone after having to deal with this one. Which is a shame, because I really don't know whether it's an LG issue or a general Android issue (though I do have an Android tablet and have had no such problems with it) or even just isolated to a Lucid issue, but I'm not taking any chances.
February 14, 2014
I HAVE HAD THIS PHONE FOR A COUPE YEARS OR SO. THE FEATURES ON THE PHONE ARE GREAT. JUST AS EVERYONE ELSE HAS SAID, THE BATTERY LIFE IS ATROCIOUS. MY PHONE IS ALWAYS SAYING "LOST CONNECTION." EVERY TIME IT LOSES CONNECTION IT PUT ADDED STRAIN ON AN ALREADY PATHETIC BATTERY. I CAN BE USING AN APP AND SUDDENLY IT WILL LOSE CONNECTION. IT WAS ESPECIALLY ANNOYING WHILE IN CANADA.
February 4, 2014
Approaching 2 years
I am approaching the two year mark with this phone. For the price it has served its purpose well. For storage issues, I have switched to a cloud drive, for the battery issues I use the built in widget that turns off all running apps. After these minor adjustments, the phone has been great. There are times and certain apps where it out performs my husbands Iphone 4S purchased near the same time and has definitely surpassed the two bionics on our plan.
January 28, 2014
This Phone has been Good
Iv'e had this phone almost two yrs now other than the battery issue ,the phone is great . No problems with dropped calls or Gps Navigation ,I stream movies listen to music,have thousands of pictures on here (because the 8G memory sd card) The only two things i wish lg could correct would be the battery you need to keep a car charger as well as your house charger with you, But at the same time if you can remember to turn off your apps after using them the battery does last for most of the day.The speaker is the other issue LG could have put a louder one in there. My camera takes great pictures .This phone has been great in the time that I've own it
January 12, 2014