Pros Nice Display
Cons So many...Locks/Unlocks on its own easily - keep hitting wrong keys on touch pad
Summary The most frustrating phone I have ever had and didn't think in this day and age it would be possible to have so many faults in a phone.
1) When on a call you often have to hit menu, unlock, and then END.
2) Back screen goes black quick and if you change the setting to extend phone dies within one day.
3) I dialed an ex from a year ago because I thought my finger hit another person's number on the touch pad. Same with dialing a number. You rarely hit the right key.
4) When dialing my VM pin it is tough to enter the numbers exactly on your first try as noted in #3 above. Yet there are times the screen shows the wrong pin yet I must have typed it in correct b/c my VM now sounds.
Do yourself a favor and get even a beeper instead.
Pros Great design, robust feature set, good call quality
Cons Literally unusable touchscreen/user interface
Summary I wanted to keep this phone badly. Cool looking, loaded with features, nice call quality....all effectively nullified by a touch screen that ignores and/or misinterprets even your most carefully positioned and weighted stabs. Live with this device for a week and you will find that it is simply not ready for the marketplace.
Pros NOT A LG, Keyboard, lots of features, touchscreen and 'flick' scrolling, supports up to 8gb memory card, came with usb cable for pc, very sleek look and feel.
Cons touchscreen can be annoying at times when batt is low, crappy ringtones, no games, memory card slot is under battery cable.
Summary My LG Chocolate's screen went bad, this was just the icing on the cake after tons of other problems with that piece of junk. DON'T GET A CHOCOLATE!!!!!! JUNK!!!!!!! I am on the new every two plan with Verizon. So after a small tantrum in the store they let me upgrade early and after all rebates and other promo's I ended up paying only $3.56--really--three dollars and fifty six cents for the Glyde. I was already used to the annoyance of touch buttons from the Chocolate so that wasn't an issue for me. If you are coming from a phone that doesn't have any touch stuff you may have bouts of total rage with the Glyde. But remain calm, do some deep breathing and keep practicing. The key is to remain calm...it knows when you are mad and seems to take great joy in it.Also, I forgot to mention this phone has a very solid build quality.
This really is a cool phone and intuitive for the most part. Everyone complains about the touch screen (by the way a stylus won't work and nor will fingers with long nails) but it is doing what you're telling it...the problem is the user. YOU MUST READ THE MANUAL!!! I will admit the response does slow down if the battery is low. Understandable. I think people are expecting it to respond like normal buttons and touch buttons don't work that way. The software is different. If you want the new tech, you must take the time to learn the new tech. Thats life.
The Glyde has more features than I could explain here. They only give you 5000 characters for a review. One of the coolest features is the number pad screen (which you can also use to text but why would you? It has a full keyboard). The stereo speakers are located on top of the phone...different. Alot of camera/camcorder features. The display does a auto-rotate when you slide open the keyboard. The animated wallpaper (there are three different ones) and other Verizon programmed wallpaper will also rotate with the phone, but if you use your own pic for wallpaper it will not rotate. The "home" button on the front is basically a panic button...when all else fails-go home. One thing that I just don't like is when you are on a call and you have to "press one for english" the screen has started to hibernate and it's a little irritating to hurry and get it back before the call gets screwed up. This can also be an issue when putting in your passcode for v/m. But these are just minor bumps on an otherwise smooth road.
In summary, if you are 'old school' in your ability to adapt or have zero patience and want a phone for just basic calling then steer clear of this phone (and all touch screens). All the bells and whistles do you no good if you wont take the time to learn and understand them. Once you understand the technology it's a breeze.
By the way, you can adjust the touchscreen. And you can save battery life by turning down (or off) the vibrate feedback for the touch screen
I ACTUALLY OWN THIS PHONE AND NOT JUST PLAYED WITH ONE AT THE VERIZON STORE FOR A FEW MINUTES LIKE ALOT OF OTHER POSTS HERE. I HOPE THIS HELPS. I ALWAYS APPRECIATE A GOOD HONEST REVIEW BEFORE I BUY SOMETHING I WILL BE STUCK WITH FOR A FEW YEARS!
Updated on Sep 5, 2008
Updated on Sep 28, 2008Here it is...three weeks later and I love this phone even more. I have learned shortcuts and other neat tricks which make it more efficient. I also bought a really cool two-piece snap on case with belt clip on ebay for $10 (there are actually ALOT of accessories for this phone). The case also protects the phone and the screen and it's fully functional with the case on. The Glyde is a good conversation piece, my niece is really jealous and the chics dig it!
Updated on Oct 12, 2008The way i've been doing it is to 'move' pics to card (sold separately), then using a card reader transfer pics to pc. The Glyde takes the smallest memory card...I think its called a micro. You must remove the back cover of the phone like you are accessing the battery. There is a tiny slot by the camera. The Micro card goes in there with the print facing you. Make sure it is all the way in. Its a spring loaded slot so try not the shoot the card across the room (have done that before...lol). Once you have moved the pics to the card, then you simply put the card in the card reader (if your pc doesn't have one you can get a cheapo usb card reader...thats what I have). You should get a card with the different adapters so it'll work in any card reader. My pics get downloaded through Adobe Photoshop on my Toshiba laptop. It's good and free! Then when you go to My Pictures on your pc, Adobe puts it in a file called Digital Camera. Hope this helps.
"big disappointment"on by gamble11
Pros colorful screen, cool wallpapers
Cons poor camera, non-responsive touch screen and battery life
Summary To be perfectly honest to consumers, Lets face the music and say this one was a huge let down. I bought the phone 2 days after it was released for Verizon. I thought it would take some getting use to but, in fact
it is clear that it cant compete to other phones on the market that dont even have a touch screen. To start, the touch screen is to small to selct options without either hitting the wrong option or getting no response from the first touch. Samsung has made unnecessary steps to send a quick text, or even making a call. The battery was dead after a day of normal use and is even a little bulky for most people. There needs to be more "Quality" phones, rather than "Quanity" to choose from. Don't belive the hype like I did and waste your time and money with this one.
Pros small and sleek
Cons battery life, small keys
Summary I dont care what people say, but this phone is nice... and yes its not for business people, but its still a very good phone. The sound and call quality is good. The only thing that gets you is that the buttons are small, but once you have been playing with the phone for a while you will exactly know where to touch. I wish they couldve done better with the battery life..but i can deal with it. Also once you slide down the keyboard you still can touch on the screen which is neat. If you want to know more about this phone just comment under me.Updated
Aslo i forgot that you can change the touch sensitivity and take of the vibration to save battery life.