SUPERFONE FROM LG
10 Apr 2013
Reviewed On: flipkart.com
Overall: Delivery and Handling are immaculate with Flipkart. Got this in two days.
I wanted to buy the Xperia Tipo. This one takes the cake. No snags, or drags. Very flexible phone with all kinds of apps.
For a budget entry level android, this is the best, Jelly bean, 1ghz, 512 RAM, 4GB internal.
The camera quality, video recording, and display resolution is just great for a budget phone.
The LG team has worked really very hard on this one. The memo pad where in you can just scribble on wall paper screen is too terrific. Call blocker and Auto call record install very well for those who are looking for blacklisting and call recording respectively.
Buttery smooth touch and crispy call clarity define this device.
CON , The FRONT TOUCH BUTTONS (home, menu, options & dual sim) are NOT BACKLIT! In the dark its difficult to hit these basic keys. Nonetheless SUPER SUPER PHONE.
googleplay says turbofly 3d is not supported. get this .apk file anywhere from google search and see how beautifully it runs on this phone. Same applies to certain other apps; Moral- Don't take googleplay's word for it!!(TRY SUBWAY SURFER TOO)
This phone already has an in built "Call Reject" facility(call logs>call settings>common), which is just awesome, much better than any other call blocker app. For sms/spam block you only need an sms/spam block app.<br>
USE THE PHONE KEYBOARD TO TYPE SMS' its really great
Settings>Language&Input>LG Keyboard(click the settings icon)>Input Language Type> English (..again click on the settings icon)>Phone Keyboard!
Try 'Carousel' or 'Breeze' (default) for the 'screen swipe effect' in 'home screen settings'. Really lovely!
ADD - 5
A simple trick to side load apps for this phone. Many apps are listed as incompatible by 'google play' especially some good games like 'turbofly' and 'where's my mickey'. One can easily get these .apk files from other sites and side load them (load via PC-USB onto SD and install from SD card). The problem with side loading apps/games is that sometimes the app/game "shortcut" does not get created on the home screen and it is not at all visible in the "app drawer/download drawer"! So there seems to be no way to start the app/game. The solution....simply create a folder on the home screen by combining any two existing apps. Click on the "+" sign top corner of the folder. This will open up a list of ALL the apps/games installed. You WILL find your 'side loaded' app there. Tick and add it.
Poolmaster, Jetpack Joyride, atilt 3d, labyrinth lite, Raging thunder 2 and Where's My Mickey are some good games that I love playing on this phone.
Bluetooth works awesome with Car Audio Bluetooth systems. Especially Ford Figo.
Its been six months of hassle free use. No issues so far. Just remember to shut down or restart the phone every 15 days for 5mins, clears up the android cache and makes it run bit faster. It still has 4.1.1 jelly bean. Got a total of two updates from LG so far,,, first was for battery and second was for optimus UI - call making/recieving improvements.
Best part is the phone has a sturdy build. It has fallen down so many times, cover battery and what not have all popped out, but just works super.
............Thank you all for reading my review............
FINAL ADD 17 SEP 14: After 1 & half year of use (kids included) this phone still runs sturdy and solid. It's still on jellybean and will never get Kitkat because it's a low end phone from LG.
As of date it's worthy competitors are....
SPICE DREAM UNO, MOTO E, ASUS ZENFONE 4, XIAOMI REDMI 1S. Any of you planning on buying a budget oriented device as a backup or second phone consider these in the order listed! :)
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