"The Worst Smartphone Available"1.0 starson by kmark72
Pros: Very good camera
Doesn't break when you throw it in frustration over its uselessness
Mouthpiece placement is such that the user must repeat himself multiple times in order to convey his message
Inability to remove unwanted functions (Blockbuster, etc.)
Autocorrect function is the worst in the industry
Web browsing is difficult
Summary: Against my gut instinct, I purchased this phone when my first generation Droid died. I previously was satisfied with the Droid performance, so I was not looking to move on to an iPhone. Still, LG is not necessarily a brand I have faith in, and problems with different products they sell are well known. The Verizon salesperson convinced me though that the Revolution would be the best phone for me, and I decided to follow his advice. To be clear, I'm not blaming him for the problems with the phone or my decision to purchase it.
Although the reviews for the phone were less than stellar, I thought that it wouldn't be as bad as some had made it out to be. I was terribly wrong. From the outset, I've had nothing but problems with the phone. Reception is a complete joke. I blame this on the phone and not the carrier because I had no problems with my prior Droid on the same carrier. I am constantly repeating myself when talking to people on the phone. Friends have told me that they usually can hear a third of what I say initially. Location doesn't seem to matter. Texting is a nightmare due to the autocorrect function, which "corrects" words in creatively stupid ways that I have never seen before. And if you try to correct the autocorrector? Forget about it. It has a mind of its own. I do not have big hands but I find the keyboard to be too small, regardles of the orientation of the phone. A simple text can actually make me angry because it's so difficult to do sometimes.
Battery life? What's that? The Revolution is atrocious. Even with an energy saver application and shutting down as many unnecessary things as possible, the charge won't make it through a normal workday. I can never be too far from a power source. The phone easily has the worst lifespan of any I've used before. How this phone made it to market in this state is beyond me.
Bing is another issue. I don't like Bing. I steer far away from in whenever I use the internet. I REALLY don't like almost being forced to use it. I downloaded the Google Search app for the phone, but it's not a 100% solution. I've typed things into the Google search engine on multiple occasions and ended up with Bing results. I'm not tech-savvy enough to know why that is. All I know is that it shouldn't happen.
The browser operation itself is also problematic. With no true "back" button, one is forced to use the back function along the bottom of the screen. That's fine, except when using the button closes your internet session rather than putting you back to the previous page you were viewing. It can make the most common tasks unbearably frustrating.
In summary, PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PHONE. It is nothing but a piece of rather expensive trash. I will be switching phones ASAP. In fact, I am willing to pay the penalty to switch phones just so I can get rid of this one. Worst Smartphone on the market.