"Amazing upgrade from Samsung A920!"5.0 starson by UCRJEDI
Pros: The LG LX400 is lightweight, has excellent reception, an amazing speaker phone, crystal clear call quality, 5 hours of battery life, a bright display, and a nice menu with dedicated keys that are both useful and large.
Cons: The charger plugs into the side rather than the bottom of the phone making it hard to use and charge at the same time. The buttons on top can be pressed accidently thus making a call. Display is smaller than on the Samsung A920 but brighter.
Summary: I'm the type of person who uses their phone for making calls, text messaging, and occasionally playing some games so that's primarily what I was looking for in a phone. In terms of call quality this phone beats my old Samsung A920 without question. When I used the Samsung I would hear a slight buzz and sometimes would not be able to hear the person I was speaking with but with the LG I am amazed because there is no static, buzzing, or any other kind of noise coming from the phone. I would have to say that the best thing about this phone is its call quality. The 5 hour battery life is also great since I had 3 hours with my old phone. The LG is also very good looking and weighs much less than the Samsung. So instead of having my phone fall from the side of my pants because it was too heavy for the clip that I bought I now walk with ease knowing that my phone will be there.
Basically, the LG LX400 just destroys the Samsung A920. On top of all those major improvements there is the better quality speaker phone, brighter display, large keys (although Samsung had those too), better reception, and a menu that actually makes sense. The "genius's" at Samsung made sure to put the alarm clock as option number 9 under their tools menu but LG made the alarm clock option 1. As soon as I saw that I would no longer have to scroll through a bunch of useless tools in order to get to the alarm clock I was sold on this phone. It just shows that LG actually put some thought into their menu. Lastly, I can make a call without having to open the phone but this also means that these same keys could be pressed accidently. So although there are some negatives with the LG they are minor compared to the benefits. I cannot comment on the direct connect or the camera since I will not be using them. I can say that this phone, unlike my old one, does not crash when making a call and receiving one at the same time. The bluetooth is not crippled and when I flip open the phone the call is picked up without me pressing any buttons. I must say that LG did an excellent job with the LX400 in terms of the technology that's in it and the way the menu is set up. Those with big fingers will also appreciate the buttons. Everyone else will appreciate 5 hours of battery life and crystal clear calling.