Really, if there's no email (perhaps only a mobile useless browser), who needs LTE service? The voice calls are not much better (and worse at times), and LTE sucks battery much faster (hence, they upped the battery from 900mAh on the Exalt II to 1470). I wish LG would add an email application for this (Verizon doesn't support email on dumb phones anymore).
It's also sad to see the useless gimicky front LCD, instead of providing a reguler, easy to read display.
I do welcome (improved over the Exalt II) the 8gb of interior memory instead of 256mb!! and the HD-quality 720p video recording. Is the camera/lens itself improved? It remains to be seen. Both have a 5mp. I hope phoneScoop would do a review on this phone.
You have to keep in mind that VZW wants to retire CDMA within the next few years and go LTE-only. For that to happen, they need to get CDMA phones off their network, and dumbphones are some of the least upgraded devices out there. People get them, a... (continues)
Every phone will need LTE when they shut off the CDMA network. This phone lays the first groundwork for that eventual, necessary step. It won't be for a while, but it will happen. You will not see Verizon launch another new phone without LTE, I promis... (continues)