Rated 4 out of
Easiest phone to use
I've used LG450s for 20 years. I don't want anything else.
Date published: 2020-07-15
Rated 5 out of
My Second One!!
After going through some poorly designed, and fragile, flip phones, I found this one to be the best overall. Built solid, and good sound quality! Small flip phone type screen = battery charges last a long time.
Hardware buttons are intuitive - the 450 doesn't try to do too many peripheral functions you'll never use.
Only shortcoming (for me) is the difficulty of importing custom ringtones and wallpapers - there's no computer interface. I just had someone else attach them to a text and send them to me. You'll have to go to message settings and select "convert to MMS", to get the attachments.
I nearly never use the camera, but it's easy to use, and easy to send pics to other cell phones. I had cell phones back in the early 90's, and am now, way over the fascination of 24/7 phone access. I got rid of my smartphone years ago and never looked back. There is a BIG upside to no GPS, no expensive data plans and no intrusive data farming.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 2 out of
Network support; User Files&Data backup.
1) We bought this pone new from T-mobile store in late 2016. In mid 2017 T-mobile decided to change their network (drop 3G) and rendered their own "supported" phone with their logo on it obsolete in less than a year of service! (calls are still possible via 2G, but at a very poor quality with frequent disconnects)
2) As we were forced to buy a new phone, I was shocked to find out that there's NO simple way to extract (backup to PC) and/or transfer ANY saved data from it (to another device). Micro USB port seems to be for charging only, and it doesn't seem to support ANY kinds of transfer of user files and records (images, voice files, txt, phone book, etc.). This is a disaster, as any personal data you have put on the device is literally kept hostage and goes to waste once the phone reaches EOL.
What I liked about the phone are simple ergonomic design with nice text to voice features. But these little benefits will never compensate for the hassle of having to discard a barely used phone along with all pictures and other user data that should really belong to its owner!!!!!
Such a disappointment... Not something I've expected from LG, which was the brand I used to respect and trust in the past, based on experience with some of their other products (phones and appliances).
Date published: 2017-12-30