"A Mediocre Phone with a Camera Attached"2.5 starson by hawk439
Pros: Good Interface, Nice Screen
Cons: Poor Signal Strength and Voice Quality, 2.5 mm Jack
Summary: I previously had a Samsung SCH T300, which was a GREAT phone in terms of signal strength and voice quality. But after two years, it started to wear out - especially the 2.5 mm jack. So I was pumped to upgrade to this new LG phone worthy of an 8.0 rating.
My verdict: This is a crappy phone with a camera attached. Definitely not worth an 8.
I judge any cell phone by the signal strength it gets - which typically affects the reception and voice quality (any day now Verizon will figure out people use their phone to make calls). On that measure, this phone merits a poor. In buildings I often have zero bars or no service (my old phone worked fine). People also constantly say they can only hear every other word.
My last annoyance is the 2.5 mm jack which I use constantly with a headset. For some reason, the jack doesn't hold my headset very well. As it twists around, the sound drops in an out. This makes using the headset pretty pointless.Updated
I've had the phone for a few months now and my opinion keeps falling.
a) The camera is incapable of taking pictures indoors. Since most of the pics I take (or want to take) are inside when I'm out with friends, the camera is useless.
b) The signal strength is incredibly weak. My previous phone (that I bought in 2002) had better signal strength. I am constantly straining to hear people, as they are me.
c) The battery life stinks. The bars countdown goes something like this 4...3...2.0.
My advice - DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY - BUY ANOTHER PHONE. Ignore these posts from people who jump on CNet to give this crappy phone a high rating 5 seconds after they open the box.