"Could be great"on by shwingster
Pros Screen resolution
Nice 3D effects
Cons Weight ( very heavy for a phone)
Horrendous battery life
Frequent WIFI problems
Summary I really don't understand all the rave reviews regarding this phone. I've had mine for three day and have had a plethora of problems. I did get this as a refurbished free upgrade through AT&T; perhaps that has something to do with the problems I'm having but I doubt it.OK, so I found a solution. I went to the LG website and downloaded the 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and that has fixed every problem I've had with the phone. With gingerbread I connected to my WiFi instantly and I haven't had a problem with it the past two days; hasn't disconnected once. All the freezing, rebooting and lag is nonexistent now. Battery life is much better then it was, but still isn't stellar; at least it's reasonable now. With all these problems aside I have really been enjoying this phone, I think it's an amazing device. So if you get this phone with Froyo make it your top priority to download Gingerbread from LG's website.
The first day the phone randomly rebooted 5 times, all within an hour's time. I looked this up and other LG Thrill owners have had the same problem. I took it to the AT&T store with the intention of exchanging it for another phone. The associate performed a master reset which fixed the freezing and rebooting problems.
I get back home and I try and connect to my home WIFI where it attempts to connect and says " obtaining IP address" indefinitely. I did a battery pull, reset the modem/router, fiddled with the setting on the phone, and router home page and all to no avail. I managed to connect once for several minutes before it dropped it.
I did some reasearch on this issue and it seems nobody has a concrete answer for this problem; in addition a lot of people with this phone have had the wifi issues.
The battery life is absolutely ridiculous, expect 4 to 5 hours ( 6 or 7) if you're barely using it. It doesn't matter what you do; I tried it with wifi, gps, everything off and it's still completely pathetic battery life.
I know this a lot of bad and I don't want to neglect the good qualities this phone has. The screen is beautiful, the touch screen is response. Yes sometimes the software bogs down because it's an older version but it's workable. The 3D effects are great, but you'll find that you won't really use them that much once the novelty effect wears off.
In retrospect I regret ordering this phone, it has really been more trouble than it's worth and I wish I went with the iPhone 3gs which was also a free upgrade; in fact I still can and probably will. I'd avoid this phone simply on the battery life issue, it's absurd and makes the phone unpractical.
Updated on Mar 25, 2012
Camera was mediocre and slow to load
Summary The phone was good until i was playing fruit ninja then i locked my phone went to pee, came back unlocked and it was frozen. No big deal i thought. ill just restart it. Upon restarting it, the AT@T loading symbol just repeats itself not letting me access anything... I cant even save my data, I am sad i got this and will get an atrix 2
Pros WOW factor, show it to your friends and they will be amazed, nice big screen, great resolution, nice materials and design.
Cons relatively old OS, I would rather have the flexibility of Gingerbread but is not a deal breaker.
Summary There is no other hardware like this, if your purchase is driven by the OS then this is not your best choice.
Pros Processor, Build Quality, Screen Size, 3D Features Including the 3D Camera, Features, Price
Cons Battery Life, Android 2.2.2
Summary As a previous iPhone 3GS, Blackberry Bold and HTC owner, I can confidentially say that this phone is better. I have nothing against the 3 brands mentioned and I have no problem with buying either brand in the future (RIM needs to do some serious catching up). I try not to be brand loyal but instead base my decision on individual products. The LG Thrill feels very solid and is very capable. Works seamlessly with multiple apps running. I used to prefer the Apple Apps over Android Market but I have changed my mind. I found all the Apps I've had on my iPhone plus a great selection of other apps. The only complain I have is the battery life. But I've had this same experience with the HTC. The iPhone's battery was better.I'm very disappointed to say that I've exchanged the LG Thrill for a Samsung Galaxy S2 due to several reasons. But my main concerns were the deplorable battery life and the lack of the Gingerbread update from LG or the lack of any information pertaining to this. I needed the phone for work more than entertainment and this was not fulfilling my requirements. This phone's build quality and capabilities surpasses my previous phones, but it just couldn't keep a charge. The Galaxy S2 is superb!
I feel very confident in recommending this phone to the smartphone "power users"
Updated on Oct 23, 2011
Pros This phone is fast! The unit tested had issues mine and my sons never has lag. Call quality indoor and outdoor are better than EVO or iPhone. Very nice storage internal and in sd memory add on. Nice feel in hand. beautiful disply. HDMI to tv slot is great
Cons Not as pretty to look at as some other Android alternatives. 3D does make eyes sore after a while. 3D works best as LG says within 12 to 15 inches straight on, off to the side and it's a blur. Preloaded apps can't be deleted without hack. Proximity sensor
Summary This is a great choice in Android. I was BB with the click wheel, used iPhone 3, first Android handsets, and this is very nice. The battery is good in the Android world. Remember Android is very datacentric and is always running (likeiPhone) thus the battery problems. Example mine on wifi all day with heavy to moderate use gave me a day and a half. Try that with Evo 4G or Nexus. The screen is as nice as apple or samsung. The 3D is a nice add on but not for all the time. Call quality on windy day was good but does pick up some wind noise but all phones do some are worse. Indoor calls were good, no hum or static on osillisocpe. The Android and LG software work seamlessly together. Lastly and most importantly the speeds are fantastic. I was over 15K kbps in my home on 4G with 3 bars! On WiFi I pegged the needle.
Overall, I say it is one of the top Android devices out there. The Nexus 4G falls short so it is not even in the same ball park. The Galaxy S 2 is a better comparison. On price the LG is an easy winner. Speed is slightly better on LG also. Samsung display is the best in the business. Samsung also has current version of Android out of the box. So if you have a budget go LG and get price comparison discout at Best Buy. Wal Mart is selling this LG for $10.00 and my son and I got ours at Best Buy for 10 each! You won't be disspointed.