"go for it, even if it is 4th and 15"4.5 starson by subhashis_biswas
Pros: nice design and feel, good battery life, unique touch pad feature for music players, easy transfer of files to computer,great call quality
Cons: cranky speaker phone, non trivial LG specific headset
Summary: I am the most recent buyer of this phone, and I would say, "I love it".
very nice looking, great feel in hand
-Business person look
If you dont work in wall-street or shoot in hollywood, you will feel like one when you have this thing on your hand.
-Good outer and inner screen
Large display of inner screen and outer screen. You can set seperate wall papers for both outer and inner screens <400KB
-Nice battery life (3 hrs 21 mins roughly, with talk, text, mp3; talk only may take it to 3 hrs 45 mins)
-Clear call quality.
Very good call quality, and good reception. I have office in basement, easily pics up 3 bars, sometime full bars. Sometimes it switches to 3g network and u can talk even if no bars are showing.I have service with AT&T.
-Customizable ring tones.
Though number of preloaded ringtones are only limited, you can download <600KB ringtones from your computer, transfer them to your phone and play.
-Ease of data transferring
Buy a 1-2GB microSD card from ebay/amazon for $10-20 with a SD adapter, and transfer files between your computer and phone in a snap. You can load music, movies , videos, and play them in your phone. Musics automatically go to the music folder, where they sort by artist, album, genre. You can create an adhoc playlist as well.
-Touch pad music player
Coolest feature I have seen on a phone The dotted lines outside the phone outer cover is actually a Touchpad. Hold the side volume rocker for a sec, and the touch pad gets activated. then tap on the touchpad twice, it will take you to the music library.
You can even use the touchpad to call back missed calls, listen voice message, open text messages and many more. Best thing I have ever seen in a cell phone
-Dedicated camera button
It has a dedicated camera button outside, it allows you to take self portrait
cranky loudspeaker, LG special headset, not all type of video supported
As I said, go for it, no mater what the score is