Pros Big bright screen, great sound, dual cameras, looks good
Cons Watch the battery
Summary This is an excellent cell phone. It comes with android 2.3 (gingerbread) which is a nice OS even if it is not the latest version. The screen is big and clear calls sound great in your ear or on speaker phone. There is very little lag when using this phone and it comes with 8gb of storage built in and about 5.5gb is actually available to the user. The number one complaint with this phone is battery life but this is an issue with all android phones and can be largely fixed by installing a free app called juice defender or it's pay app cousin ultimate juice. I still keep an eye on what i do with the phone throughout the day but I have only had to recharge it once on a day when it saw particularly heavy use by my kids using it to play games. The other is that this phone is a bit short on ROM memory (512mb.) when a lot of apps are running it may lag a bit but this does not happen often and should not be a concern because it generally does not experience lag as often as lesser phones so for most users any lag experienced will feel negligible. This is the best phone currently in MetroPCS' line up and the best cellphone I have owned.this is the metropcs phone to have
Updated on Mar 15, 2012
Updated on Mar 15, 2012As for any issues with this phone, I have had none but as a long time MetroPCS customer I can offer some advice... 1- buy this phone from a store which offers a return policy (mostly franchisees and second tier cellular stores like letstalk.com.) 2- GET THE INSURANCE ON YOUR SERVICE PLAN! If nothing else works you can claim it was stolen and you will only be out the deductible. 3- register the phone with LG right away BEFORE turning it on. 4- The moment it looks like their might be an issue with the phone start calling customer service - from the place you bought it, LG, and metropcs- and ask questions about the issue like "has anyone else reported having similar problems?"
When it comes to their products, EVERY company wants to use its rules against you so do everything you can within that system to protect yourself
MetroPCS' customer service is no worse than anyone else's. You have to learn to use any company's system to your advantage because that is what they want to do to you.
Pros very nice phone
Cons do not lose your uicc (sim) card
Summary we bought 3 of these phones,all 3 worked fine for about a week and then one started having problems.a set of earphones would popup and no one could hear you but you could hear them.so my daughter being over the minute limit with metro elected to send the phone back to LG direct,called got the info for returning and was transferred to a address line.the message gave the address and the message to remove the back,the battery and the sim card but not knowing what the sim card was she removed the 4g card and it clearly states on the card " DO NOT REMOVE" and she was told by the salesperson at metro never to remove it so she put the card back in and she sent the phone back waited about 10 days and got the phone back without the 4g card.so i called both the main office and the repair center in ft.worth and ask about the card and the screen protector.here is my last conversation:anytime a phone comes to the repair center and has the sim card in it,the card is destroyed ,and all cosmetics such as the face plate is replaced.the phone is then repaired and sent back to the customer.now this model will only work with the uicc card that came with the phone and no other card and you cannot buy one and have it matched to the phone.Then why would you destroy the card ,repair the phone and send it back to the customer knowing the phone will never work again? so we have a $300 phone that is useless.i have no idea of why they would toss the only card that this phone will work with,spend the time and money to repair it and send it back to the customer knowing it won't work.they say they destroy it for your security but that sounds a little lame.they have to come up with a way to return the card or replace the card or at least contact the customer and tell them they are returning the phone unrepaired because you left the card in it and because of security reasons you must remove the card and then return the phone for repairs.alot of hassell but better then what we got.be careful even though the card says do not remove take it out or you will end up with a door stop.i am hoping LG sees the error was partly their fault and replace the phone or find a way to re-card it but i have by doubts.
Pros fast, bright screen, great back and front camera, Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread), can add/remove icons and apps on home screens, NO CONTRACTS!!!
Cons Battery life..... thumbs down!!!! =(
Summary Overall, I think LG Esteem is a great smart phone even though the battery does not last very long, especially if you have lots of apps running at the same time. I might have to buy the extended battery. I'm still HAPPY with my LG Esteem though... i think it's a great buy!!!!
"I LOVE METRO"on by dna7
Pros GREAT PHONE ...GOOD CARRIER ...BEEN WITH THEM SINCE THE CAME TO PHILLY AND NEVER LOOKED BACK ..NEVER A DROPPED CALL AND I HAVEN'T USED WIFI YET ..BECAUSE THE 4G RUNS SO WELL
Cons POOR BATTERY LIFE *SHRUGS*
Summary THIS PHONE IS WORT THE $349..WITH MAIL IN REBATE 100$
Pros None, this phone was working just fine when I first bought it but after 3 months, it started malfunctioning. It is not so much the phone company that is the issue, it is LG ELECTRONICS! They will not help you once your phone stops working.
Cons Front camera has poor quality, back camera takes a while to load, battery life is poor, it will die soon.Freezes constantly, has no service, it will shut off all of the sudden.Unless you're connected to wifi 24/7 this phone will not work fast for you