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mlwhite2's review of the LG Optimus G (AT&T)

original version, submitted Apr 1, 2013, 12:02 AM:

Hate it.

I'll start with the things I like about the phone before getting to why you shouldn't buy it. It's fast, a nice size, feels solidly built, awesome screen, good sound quality, has MicroSD expansion. Camera is pretty good. Beautiful design.

That's only a brief of the good, because the bad far outweighs it. The biggest issue, by far, is the devices poor quality. I feel it's a flawed design in general. I'm on number 5 of these in the past 5 months, and it's giving me problems as well. The first one had its menu button on the front just stop working (the others worked though, oddly). Second one bricked itself during a software update a month later. Number 3 the screen was sketchy to use, randomly not registering inputs, and near useless when charging for some. Number 4 came to me pre-broken as a replacement for #3. #5 has the same funky touch screen issues, with it again being the worst while charging, be it connected to a wall charger, or a PC. It only registers half of inputs, at best. It seems like the touch sensor connection drops in and out randomly. #5 also has some great signal issues. Sometimes it doesn't great reception wise, other times it gets nothing. This is without moving from the same spot, it's not as if I'm going from a low signal area to a high signal one. This is it just sitting on the table in the same spot.

The battery life is shockingly bad. This wouldn’t be such an issue since I’m almost always in a position to charge it, except that with it plugged in, the issues with the touch screen happen.

I’m a gadget geek, and normally get a new phone every 6-12 months anyways. Never before in my dozens of phones before have I experienced issues like this. When I say that I curse at it every day, I'm not exaggerating. I’m not even bothering trying to do another warranty replacement. I’m just going to pick up an HTC One when it's out and junk the Optimus. Not worth the hassle, and I don't hate anyone enough to give it (the Optimus) to them.

edited Apr 1, 2013, 12:05 AM to the current version:

Hate it.

I'll start with the things I like about the phone before getting to why you shouldn't buy it. It's fast, a nice size, feels solidly built, awesome screen, good sound quality, has MicroSD expansion. Camera is pretty good. Beautiful design.

That's only a brief of the good, because the bad far outweighs it. The biggest issue, by far, is the devices poor quality. I feel it's a flawed design in general. I'm on number 5 of these in the past 5 months, and it's giving me problems as well. The first one had its menu button on the front just stop working (the others worked though, oddly). Second one bricked itself during a software update a month later. Number 3 the screen was sketchy to use, randomly not registering inputs, and near useless when charging for some. Number 4 came to me pre-broken as a replacement for #3. #5 has the same funky touch screen issues, with it again being the worst while charging, be it connected to a wall charger, or a PC. It only registers half of inputs, at best. It seems like the touch sensor connection drops in and out randomly. #5 also has some great signal issues. Sometimes it does great reception wise, other times it gets nothing. This is without moving from the same spot, it's not as if I'm going from a low signal area to a high signal one. This is it just sitting on the table in the same spot.

The battery life is shockingly bad. This wouldn’t be such an issue since I’m almost always in a position to charge it, except that with it plugged in, the issues with the touch screen happen.

I’m a gadget geek, and normally get a new phone every 6-12 months anyways. Never before in my dozens of phones before have I experienced issues like this. When I say that I curse at it every day, I'm not exaggerating. I’m not even bothering trying to do another warranty replacement. I’m just going to pick up an HTC One when it's out and junk the Optimus. Not worth the hassle, and I don't hate anyone enough to give it (the Optimus) to them.

 

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