"Only buy the phone on sale, don't pay more that $150"3.0 starson by lg_review
Pros: 1. Price: Got it on sale for $150
2. Antenna reception is very strong
3. Sound quality on calls is good
4. The phone is responsive, no lag
5. Screen is bright and relatively big
6. Accepted my 16 GB SD card packed with music, no formatting necessary
Cons: 1. It gets very hot
2. I had to setup the phone myself which was a HUGE hassle
4. Battery is WEAK, it dies quickly with average use
5. Retail is $349, which is too expensive
6. The benchmarks on the graphics SUCK
7. Can't feel the phone on vibrate
Summary: Ok, this is SIMPLE: If the phone is on sale for $150 or less, BUY IT!
It has the same specs as the LG Motion, except that it runs on Gingerbread 2.3. Just check out the raw numbers and you'll see you're getting a better and bigger screen.
Of course if you really want Jellybean, then go for the Motion.
I live in the hills, in a basement apartment. Above me are 2 stories. And I actually get reception with this phone in the back of my apartment! In other words, the antenna is pretty damn good.
Voice quality is good, call quality is good. Definitely a strong point.
Well, it's going to vary based on where you live. I haven't really gotten super fast speeds, but it's fast enough to listen to streaming music and download apps/updates quickly. For the price, it's worth it.
The camera is average. Nothing special. Doesn't handle high contrast situations so well. Backlighting really gives it fits. It's not bad though.
The video quality is good. Don't expect to shoot a movie with it though.
I like the interface, but that's a personal thing. It's smooth and not laggy. So that's a big plus.
Ok, here's the GLARING weak spot. This thing dies quickly. With moderate use, like listening to music, making a few calls and sending a few text messages, the battery is almost dead by the end of the day. NOTE: I have not used JuiceDefender yet, because I want to see how long the battery will last.
The Feel of the Phone:
I don't really care about this, I've got a cover for the phone, so really, what does it matter? The phone is plastic, and sure doesn't feel as solid as my GFs iPhone. But once again, you get what you pay for.
ONLY BUY THE PHONE IF IT'S ON SALE FOR $150 OR LESS.
3 out of 5 stars: It's a good phone.
NOTE: If Juice Defender can extend the battery, its 4 out of 5 stars, consider the PRICE.
PS If you can, purchase the phone IN-STORE because activating it online or over the phone is a hassle.
PPS I was torn between the LG Motion and LG Connect. I went with the Connect for the following reasons:
1. Screen is bigger, has more pixels and is just hands down better, check the specs.
2. They both run on the same chip and same amount of ram
3. The motion is a $150 phone. Do you really think the call quality is going to be better than a phone that costs $350? No way.
4. It was a $350 phone on sale for $150.