"For the money, way better than the one from apple."4.0 starson by carime45
Pros: I like the customizable Home page. I like that the calendar & contacts sync, so you have the birthdays & anniversaries of contacts in your calendar with little work. I got it at a great price, $100.
Cons: I have glitches where the alarms won't work, even after I returned one to the store. When entering text, you can't see exactly what you are writing.
Summary: I decided on the Incite because of the WiFi, calendar & music player features. Even though you have to buy the minisd card separate ($60 online for a 16gb), it's still cheaper than the iphone, and you don't have to do the expensive data plan.I figured out what was wrong with the alarms - you can't turn off Voice command. Once I turned it back on, all alarms were restored. After playing around with it, I have it to be a useful feature.
I want to try out the mail features, but I don't have a data plan and I don't want to get a huge bill because I didn't set up the WiFi properly. Don't expect to get much help from AT&T, because they haven't been trained on the phone yet, which I think is odd because they have had the phone since October.
I love the fact that when you sync with Outlook, it takes all the birthday & anniversary info for all your contacts, and puts it in your calendar. I don't like that you get a 60 day trial for your home computer. After that period, I guess I have to enter it manually. I like that it has the inline text, so you can see your entire conversations with friends in one place. It has a tasks list, and you can customize the home screen - mine tells me what appointments are upcoming and how many tasks I have to do. I like that you get Office Mobile on it, I love the spread sheet application. I like the OS, and I think it's generally easy to find my way around. I have no problems with media player and I think the sound quality is good.
Now for the glitches. I have a problem with the alarms. They work fine for the first week. I don't know if I play with the phone too much or what, because as soon as I customize the phone, the alarms crash. They will not sound. If I unlock the phone, sometimes I will get a notification, but mostly they don't go off when I need them to. The LG customer support (which has been great 2/3 times) told me to return the phone because my soft reset did not work at all and told me the alarm problem seemed like a software problem.
The new phone's screen is dim when I'm trying to take a picture. When I review the photos, the lighting isn't as bad as I thought it would be, but taking the picture can be hard, because it's difficult to see the object.
I think the screen size should be bigger, only because the of the size of the phone. It's just slightly shorter than my ipod touch and a little thicker, but screen is narrower on the sides because of a frame.
Overall, I think it's a good phone. The call quality is good. I was really surprised while using normal headphones I was able to talk "hands-free".
The battery life hasn't been a problem with me. It goes down faster than the specs say because I'm on 3G, and 3G is a power hog. I think I get 4 days, with moderate call and text usage.
It's definitely worth the price I paid for it, and I have hope that there will be updates to fix the few problems that I have with it.
Updated on Feb 16, 2009