Pros Wonderful virtual keyboard. Nice bright screen. Lightweight. Would definitely recommend this to a friend! And, cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, with only a .15 difference in screen size.
Cons You have to take a different route when viewing picture messages if you wish to enlarge them. A bigger phone than what I am accustomed to.
Summary I went with this phone after I returned the Samsung Stratosphere because of their terrible physical keyboard (I am a heavy texter, and always told myself that I couldn't be without one), and this phone rocks! I would've given it a 5 star rating, but if you want to view an enlarged picture message, you have to save it to the SD card first, then go to the Gallery, then you can enlarge it. Sound quality is great, beautiful bright screen and YES, I can easily text on this virtual keyboard! To save battery life, simply disable the data access over Mobile network. You can still call, text and use your Bluetooth.Still running Gingerbread, but will be updating to ICS within the upcoming months.
Updated on Jan 25, 2012
Pros Amazing screen quality
Super fast processor
Great Customer Service
Easy "Root" ability
Cons Battery life
Summary This is, in my opinion, one of the most undervalued phones still on the market. I have owned this phone for nearly two years now and still refuse to upgrade to a newer device. I have never had an issue with this phone that LG could not fix over the phone within a few minutes. Their customer service is phenomenal. I have rooted and unrooted this phone as well, with little or no effort. Very easy for the novice android user. Love this phone.
Pros Large 4.5 inch beautiful LCD screen, easy to root, light.
Cons USB port on top, a little laggy, very small development (root) community,
Summary This is NOT super AMOLED and therefore will NOT screen burn like all the Samsung phones. LCD does not have screen burn in issues, but all the AMOLED devices will have permanent screen burn in issues.
This is a highly underrated phone - beautiful LARGE screen. Beats super AMOLED in quality.
Easy 1-click root, but it has a VERY small development community so if modding is your thing - this may not be the best phone.
Very cheap - great value. But I had no budget or dollar limit and still chose this as my new VZW Android phone. i would have preferred to get a One X but VZW's selection is very limited. I chose this over the Galaxy SIII.
I don't like that it's plastic-y but not an issue after getting used to it. It's actually quite nice, although I prefer the rubbery feel of the HTC ThunderBolt.
LG did a knuckle-headed move by designing the USB power port on top. VERY DUMB! ***???
It's a little laggy though - I don't understand why -- it's dual core 1.5 GHz - same as the VZW SIII.
But over all for $20-100, this is a great value and the best screen quality and size of ANY VZW LTE phone - even better than the Galaxy SIII.
Pros Battery life is poor, how ever once u get the extended battery u will fall in love with it. once Ice cream comes, this phone will be the best around, amazing no one likes this phone. I have a Motorola Droid Razer and this is better and more stable...
Cons Battery life, but Extended Battery for $30 will make it last for 24 hours.
Pros 4g and graphics are excellent.
Cons Categorical app sorting is a bit cumbersome. The call microphone is horrible. Either your hand hinders it or the noise cancelling function cuts you off if its not right up against the side of your mouth.
Summary Overall, I'm happy with the phone, so long as I have my ear-bud nearby.