"good phone overall, FM transmitter limited power"4.5 starson by estonianguy
Pros: nice glossy finish, easy to use, 1GB memory, good call quality
Cons: FM signal strength low, Rhapsody software is trouble sometimes
Summary: Fm transmitter was the whole reason why I bought it.
I've had it for two days. I'm not really happy with the FM transmitter quality in my car but it seems to work better in my wife's (2003 versus 2007 Elantra, after market stereo versus factory stereo). It plays fine over my home stereo system as long as it is near it. It is very sensitive to where you place it in the car, it makes noise when you move it around . And good luck finding an empty radio frequency in a city (manual recommend a frequency that is empty between other empty frequencies for optimal sound quality) ! It transmits over the radio station signal but there is more background noise. I've been able to get good stereo quality with varying luck, maybe I haven't found the right frequency yet, although I've tried a bunch. Signal quality keeps changing as I drive around and I don't like messing with the phone when I'm driving. I'm pretty sure that FM transmitter max signal strength is regulated by some agency, I hope that LG used the maximum allowed.
I would much rather connect it to an auxiliary port, easy enough with the 3.5 jack, but I don't have one in my car.
Picture quality is pretty good, it is easy to use. Rhapsody software is occasionally giving me hard time transferring my existing music to the phone though. It says 8 sec and 5 min later nothing is still happening. I haven't been able to figure out how to use Windows Media Player Sync option yet, it can't find the device. I think Rhapsody might be the only way to get the files on it.
I like the phone overall. I'll keep it if I am able to work my way around the quirks.