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18 reviews | 3.4 out of 5
If you're looking for a phone to use as a phone without all the extras this one is great! I have had it for two years and never had any major problems cause by the manufacturing of the phone. I have however dropped it several times in the last couple years, once in a bowl of cereal and after drying it out in rice still had no problems. It wasn't until recently after a drop that I have had problems but after 2 years I think it's to be expected. Nobody else I know has had a phone last this long. Yes the camera isn't the best and neither is the touch screen but for a basic phone used for calls and text messaging it's great! I never go anywhere without it.
We just switched from a major carrier to Straight Talk. The original phone that I got for my wife for her plan was an OK phone but over all it was pretty clumsy for her and she didn't care for the particular interface, but the phone was free so she suffered through it until we could pick out a different one.
The LG505C does have a much friendlier feel to it than her previous Samsung R445C. The touch screen dialing on this phone is a lot handier than the smaller buttons on the Samsung model. The LG is also more customizable for themes, backgrounds and ringtones/alerts. This phone does support a microSD card so all of your pictures can be saved to the card. A built-in calendar on the phone for to-do lists is also very nice. Phone volume for calls/ringtones/alerts is very audible. My wife sets a lot of reminders and alarms for herself and she can hear them throughout the house.
Pros- easy interface, durable phone, size is just big enough to still be able to hang on to it and yet still small enough that it fits easily in your pocket. There is also a decent number of covers available from with Walmart or 3rd party sources. Supports microSD card.
Cons- the touch screen can be a little tough at times. In order to scroll in messages you have to do it deliberately, yet also because of that it will sometimes open a message that you didn't intend to open. Although it supports a microSD card, if you want the phone to use the card correctly you will have to save off your files from the card to your computer and then format the card in the phone for LG's purposes before loading your files back. Also, when choosing an alert or ringtone from your card it won't just read it from the card; it copies the whole file over to the internal phone memory. Also, camera on the phone does not have a flash. All of these things are still minor in the big picture.
Overall, it is a very decent phone for the price.
It's pretty much so as expected. I was looking for a phone that would basically let me make calls and text; wanted to get rid of the smart phone and data overload. This is a good phone for that or for a first touch screen.
Works well, I have great reception, very pleased with this product
phone has very little memory, if you want to get on line you can't very easy since it has no memory not impressed with this phone. If all you do is take calls and text it would be ok but can't download photos
You cannot always go by the ratings as I am very unhappy with it. Poor quality and the only way I can hear a caller is to put it on speakerphone. I am going to upgrade to a better cell ASAP. It is also not function friendly.
This has a good touth sreen, easy to text, call, etc with
This cell phone is not a smart phone it is a pay as you go phone with a touth sreen
Great for first time touch screen users
Touch screen does not flow nice. it is hard to use.
The sound quality is fair, and the service vendor or Straight Talk is friendly and helpful for the most part, and it was a breeze to keep my carrier as Verison. However would be nice if performance was better with background noise such as on rapid transit, etc. as I like to gab on my mobile phone quite a bit. Mostly its a good deal for the money though, and a quality product. Thanks!
it's not exactly what I wanted, but it will work for now!
I am pleased with this phone
I have not activated it yet,i will do so after the 3d of next month,THE camera works great ,I like the slide out key pad,as for the rest i think its going to be just great ,the book is easy to read and understand,it is for my money THE BEST PHONE ON THE MARKET TODAY
I like my new cell phone. There is only one problem.. it doesn't show the Service End Date..
not what i wanted
My mother needs a phone with a keyboard so she can text without having to use a touch screen. Even though the phone is small she can see the fonts real clear; however I tried to setup her Facebook and the internet works awful and Facebook looks different. So if you want a phone just to make calls & text it works fine.
My wife likes the phone as of only using it for two weeks, meets her expectation as of now, will up-date after a couple months if not.
Keys were hard to press and some didnt work returned it