Pros Full control over battery use. Seven custom home screens. Gmail. Google voice search. Backup Assistant. This phone is very easy and simple to use.
Cons Slow, unresponsive or error messages when you send around 40 text an hour. A bit slower then most smart phones.
Summary The best entry level phone you will find.
Pros "OK" phone in the beginning when FIRST getting used to a smartphone.
Cons horrible battery life and is not durable. It overheats with car charging. I've gone through 3 of these phones in 2 years. It freezes up, BAD camera and awful background noise. NOW it's only letting me charge in the car.
Summary DON'T BUY IT UNLESS YOU RARELY USE A CELL PHONE.
Pros Physical Keyboard
Cons The internal memory is horrible.
The physical keyboard could be a little more roomy. I have big thumbs, so I'm always pressing the wrong buttons. I hate that the voice dialer button is on the keyboard itself. I'm always accidentally turning it on.
Summary I got this phone on eBay, brand new for $35 with free shipping on 5/17/13. I wasn't expecting much considering it was a two year old phone and it came from eBay itself. This phone has exceeded my expectations. The phone came brand-new and without a single scratch.
I have been using it for the last 3 weeks and I have to say that the biggest pro is battery life. I get about 2 days with moderate usage and a day with heavy usage.
(A tip to save battery life is to turn your 3G off under settings. You can still receive texts and phone calls. I turn WiFi and background data off when I don't need it either. Background data should only be on when you want to access the play store.) The only thing you can't receive with your 3G off is MMS.
The camera is OK if you have good lighting, otherwise it's pretty crappy.
YouTube plays fine. Calls are clear. Surfing the internet is not that great. The internet lags and can get very slow. I have a laptop so it doesn't bother me too much.
All in all this is a great phone. Like I said it's discontinued, but you can find it on eBay. I'm happy with it. Like I said the only real negative is that this phone has little to none internal memory, so I recommend that you buy a Micro SD card
Pros Not really a lot. Very low end version of a smart phone. Does do everything you need to it do however.
Cons Low batter life, zero frills, poor quality
Summary Although it does text, web, and social media - it is very lackluster compared to other phones. I switched from a Blackberry Torch and am very discouraged. This phone is slower, graphics are worse, and it iasn't near as easy to navigate. The battery life is absolutely horrible. It goes dead in about 6 hours and that is with only making a few texts. I would stay on my blackberry and text, phone calls, email all day and it would last 18+ hours.
Pros Keyboard is the best feature.
Cons Battery life is very poor. Had the phone fully charged at 8:00am for 2 consecutive days and completely died by 7:00pm. Did not make any calls, answer emails or steam videos. Took forever to recharge in the evening. Do not recommend this phone!
Summary LG is a quality company and makes great products but this phone needs a better battery life. Needed to replace this phone with another product. Verizon was very helpful is trying to solve this problem.