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Anonymous posted on 29 May 2009, 04:46
After using two of the same phone, I do not recommend it.
I've made the mistake of getting this phone twice. The first time I had it, the battery would no longer charge after about a year. Even after using a new charger, it woulddn't hold the charge for more than a few minutes. I ended up paying for the replacement and (unfortunately) got another AX380. I've had this one since last June and, just like before, had no problems until now. A few days ago, I couldn't keep it charged for more than a few minutes. As of today, it will no longer charge. The phone does not detect that the charger is even plugged in. The phone dies after being lit up for around 15 seconds. If I leave the phone off for a few minutes, the battery logo is "full", but dies soon after. If you consider buying this phone, I'm telling you now that it is a waste of time, money, and effort. Unless you plan on using this phone for less than a year, this isn't the phone for you. Its too bad because everything except the battery/charger has worked wonderfully for me. Fortunately, I am due for a new phone in about two weeks. Maybe this piece of junk will survive until then.Design 8/10Features 7/10Performance 2/10
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Brenda Wallen posted on 10 Mar 2009, 21:34
BAD, BAD PHONE
At first, my husband and I liked the phone. The battery held its charge for a day and a half, and I used it constantly. After less than a year, though, the bluetooth wouldn't work. No problem, as I never used that feature much anyway. However, my husband came to me a couple of months ago, and said that his phone wouldn't charge. He's a trucker, so he needs that phone. So, he got a replacemant at $50 insurance co-pay. Within 2 weeks, mine quit charging. My new phone is on the way as I type this. Hopefully they didn't have the LG UX380, and are sending me the razor, because my husband just called me and told me that the new phone he got isn't charging. I do not recommend this phone to anyone. It sucks!! My plan is coming due for renewal, so I will try to do as much research on the newer phones, if I choose to get another one.Design 7/10Features 7/10Performance 2/10
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Anonymous posted on 23 Feb 2009, 21:27
Near Perfect Phone!
I LOVE this phone. The signal is excelent. I've had it just over a year and have had little problems with it. The only problem i've had is with the speakerphone, but it is a very rare problem that has happened once or twice in just over a year (but then again, my phone has been dropped MANY times). The problem was that the person on the other end would hear an echo while I had it on speaker. But like I said, it's only happened once or twice and my phone has been abused. Speaking of which, do NOT get the small belt clip...the one that only covers the back...the phone comes off too easily. If my elbow even slightly hits the top of the clip, the phone pops out.
As for bluetooth, there was an echo on both sides (sometimes only on one) when I used my headset, HOWEVER, I had a very cheap headset. I'm sure if I paid more for one that specificaly mentioned this phone, that I wouldn't have a probelm.
I have no problem opening this phone one handed. Slightly tough since it is so thin, but not that hard. I can open it with my middle finger. I do worry about accidentaly hitting the camera button as it is right beneath my thumb, but so far so good.
Lastly, as for texting, I don't do it. So I can't say whether it's good or bad.
Overall, 9/10!Design 9/10Features 10/10Performance 10/10
- Speakerphone (possibly my fault)
Anonymous posted on 26 Jan 2009, 23:17
Bluetooth has some issues sometimes. I find that (most of the time, not a flawless workaround) if I (1) turn off bluetooth, (2) turn off the phone, (3) remove my external memory card, (4) turn the phone on, (5) turn on bluetooth, (6) turn on my headset, which automatically pairs, (7) insert the memory card, that it'll generally work. Sometimes I'm lucky and I just have to turn on my headset. How do I know it's the phone and not the headset? Tried it with many headsets and devices. Tried the same headsets with other phones. The phone itself will get stuck in "searching" mode and never finish (it won't ever say "No new devices", which it will say if it is working).
Note: I have Alltel's version of the LG AX380, so I don't know if their software is what is causing the problem.Design 7/10Features 5/10Performance 5/10
Adam L posted on 25 Jan 2009, 22:53
Pretty good but...
I've had this phone for over a year and I love it!Keypad works great for fast typers(it can keep up with what you input)Call Clarity is absolutely spot on most of the time,and the size is great.
Now to the problems:
When sending alot of texts,the texting screen will lock up when your trying to type,forcing you to turn the phone off and back on.
Randomly turns off(I have missed a TON of classes because of this as I use it as my alarm)
Battery life sucks after about a year(Just texting the battery is gone in about 6 or 7 hours)
Fragile(I dropped it once and it un-did the front from th back)
You'll randomly get interference from other phone calls in the area when talking on the phone(Not a problem,just annoying)
Bluetooth does not work a majority of the time.
Overall a VERY good phone.I would get the same phone once my contract expires if I didn't have an obsession with getting a new phone every year.Haha.Design 8/10Features 6/10Performance 6/10
- Call clarity is great.(Mostly)
- Text friendly
- Very good beginning phone.
- No bluetooth
- Randomly turns off.
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... posted on 27 Oct 2008, 22:13
Ive had this phone for about four months and i started having problems about after two months.first the phone would no longer charge, i would have to switch the batery out everytime it went dead. second the speaker phone stopped working completely and i could only tell if i was getting a call through vibration, and if that wasnt enough more rcently everytime i would get a call the phone would reboot itself. i am now switching to the ax8600 havent received it yet but i know it will be better than the ax380
also has a very poor batery lifeDesign 9/10Features 8/10Performance 3/10
- good easy texting
- good reception
- very sleek classy design
- poor batery life
- scratches easily
- many technical problems
Jack posted on 05 May 2008, 11:20
Lousy bluetooth functions
I bought the phone to use with my blue tooth head phones and listen to music. It worked great but now neither LG nor US Cellular want to be any help. I have two blue tooth devices and it either does not recognize or randomly kicks the device off mid conversation. I am extremely disappointed with the complete lack of customer support.Design 2/10Features 5/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 2/10
Ramjet posted on 16 Apr 2008, 11:25
I reviewed cell phones for months looking for a replacement for my LG vx6100 which was a great phone and I had for 4 years. I finally settled on the LG ux380 from U.S. Cellular and everything I read about it is true. Great sound quality, great signal strength, great value for the money, ( I "bought" it from Letstalk for "free" with a mail in rebate.) Great features for what I want which is basically to use as a phone.
Nice smooth design ( with a red/black color) which can be slick which could be easy to drop but I can live with that. I left Verizon after several years to go to U.S. Cellular and so far I notice no difference in performance which is great .Design 9/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
sjb3440 posted on 05 Apr 2008, 19:45
I've had this phone for a while and i had to get it replaced 3 times! First i had a problem with the speakerphone. it wouldnt work correctly. Second time had to replace it because every time i would try to use the camera, the phone would reboot, EVERY TIME. Now the bluetooth doesnt work on this phone and i cant use any bluetooh devices. The price is excellent for the type of phone this is. The signal strength is the same for any other phone i would use so...Design 4/10Features 7/10Sound Quality 7/10Signal Strength 7/10Value for money 10/10
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Chuck Taylor posted on 05 Feb 2008, 07:33
Really like my new LG Wave AX380. Well, it was new in October 2007. My previous phone was a Motorola V60 which was top of the line when it came out. But alas it was just the old green screen, no camera and no audio. My new wave has vibrant color, a neat camera and some cool sounds. Course with it I have the same problem that I had with the old one. Slipperiness. Also could not operate either phone one handed UNTIL I got the enclosing case. The case slips over the top and bottom halves with plenty of room to close it. BUT the leather has edges that you can use to easily flip open the phone. And there is NOT an external antenna to worry about. The phone is clean. Course if you get the correct Bluetooth headset you can operate this phone without ever opening the lid. Matter of fact the phone can be in another room.
This phone has so many features and does so much that I'm not sure that I will ever use everything on it. Besides, some of the feature, just like other phones,require additional sign up costs. But, like so many other things they may become free-er in the future annndd I will have a phone that is ready. I am creating a Web Page on this phone at: http://www.trcompu.com/MyCellPhone/MyAX380CellPhone.html
My plans are to put what I find, both on the Net and from experience on this page. Enjoy your Wave ... I am.Design 8/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 10/10
sleepy posted on 19 Jan 2008, 04:43
i just got this phone and i love it, it has all the features of a expensive phone with out the price tag. just make sure when you order this phone you get a microsd memory card
-ps: the external invisible touch screen mp3 player buttons are amazing damn cant for get the camera quality is 10/10Design 10/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
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RyeSouth posted on 09 Jan 2008, 20:57
A few irritating issues...
I read many reviews before choosing this phone with my new Alltel service. I think it is a very nice looking phone and it has great reception in my house, where there used to be none. Unfortunately, I cannot get past a few issues and decided to return it to Alltel for another phone. I am used to a small phone and I like the ability to open it using one hand. I can barely open the phone, even with two hands, because the top flip is very flush to the bottom when closed. There is a camera button on the right side that I hit every time I open the phone because it is situated exactly where I hold my thumb. Although you can change the font size of numbers being dialed, if you want to change of the font when text messaging (it is VERY small) you have to do it for every message you send. Lastly, the lip on the bottom of the phone and the slick buttons make it difficult to text comfortably. I don't use any of the extras on the phone, so it's these little things that matter to me. I am sure others may be able to overlook it, but if someone else had posted these comments it might have changed my initial decision.Design 5/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 10/10
Louisiana-Alltel since 2003 posted on 08 Dec 2007, 19:10
Alltel put their love in this little honey of a phone! Had it for over a week now. Upgraded from Motorola e815 (POS machine for sure). LG Wave is Waaaaaaay better. Great Signal strength. Fabulous photos considering its a cellphone. Bluetooth Support w/dongle on my laptop is seamless. Dont use speakerphone function too often but it sounds great. Caller could hear me clearly and I could hear them. No reverb effect at all. Neat little MP3 phone. If youre an Alltel Customer then you definitely need to get this phone.Design 8/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 10/10
bleachworthy posted on 30 Nov 2007, 03:03
LG has done it, AGAIN!
Great phone, I love the style, the weight, and functionality of the keypad and screen. camera looks pretty good for being a 1.3 mp. bluetooth works with great distances. though the one thing I don't particularly care for, is the hinge action. it is a little stiff, but hopefully it will loosen up some with use. and the fact that it doesn't support GSM technology, it would be the ultimate phone on the nextel network, to hell with the iphone, get a wave/UX480! sure, no touch screen or wifi, but who needs all that when you can have beauty over brick? I advise the purchase of this phone 110%, much like the effort put into making the phone, more than expected again, from your friendly neighborhood LG. now that I think about it, with this phone, Life's Good. (haha (not sarcastic))Design 10/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
Andrew posted on 15 Oct 2007, 13:21
My new LG Wave
I got the LG wave a few weeks ago, and I love it. My old phone was very basic, so this was a huge upgrade. I really like the side micro SD slot. I have used it for MP3, videos, and animated GIFs. I can use the GIFS wallpaper or picture IDs in my contacts. The camera quality seems really good too.Design 10/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 10/10
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John posted on 22 Sep 2007, 10:29
I like it better than th AX8600 I used to have!
I just updated from an LG 8600 to the LG AX380. I love the 380! It has an easier to use keypad, voice quality is better and it fits in your hands better thatn AX 8600. Reception is better too, I get a signal in buildings that I did not get with the AX 8600. Great phone!Design 10/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 10/10
Sasha posted on 21 Aug 2007, 02:47
I love the Wave!!!! =)
I got "The Wave by LG" a couple weeks ago, and I absolutely LOVE it! I would definitely recommend it. It looks A LOT better in real life than in the pics online. =)Design 9/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
Andrew posted on 15 Aug 2007, 20:29
I just got this phone is is awsome the signal straingth is exelent the disign is awsome theis phone does the things the 8600 does it is a awsome phone definitly recomend it
Design 10/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10