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LG Clout Review

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LG Clout Review
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The call quality on the LG Clout VX8370 is quite good, even a bit better than the VX8360. Voices are clear and natural sounding, and lack any background noise or distortion. We also noticed that the earpiece speaker volume on the Clout is able to go louder than on the VX8360, which is good while in noisy environments. The speakerphone is also able to go a bit louder, and we are glad that it can now be used while the flip the closed. Signal reception on both the Clout and VX8360 are pretty close, with 2-3 bars showing in high coverage, and without dropping any calls.

The included 1000mAh battery that comes with the Clout is rated to provide up to 6.5 hours of talk time or 27 days of standby time on a full charge. During our testing we were able to get up to the 6.5 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge, which is about 30 minutes longer than on the VX8360, and almost double of that of the VX8350 and VX8300.


Conclusion:

Once again, LG has shown that it can produce a good quality flip phone with the Clout VX8370. We like its overall design with dual color displays, large keyboard, stereo speakers and 2MP camera. We would highly recommend the LG Clout for anyone that is looking for a nice flip phone with some extra features, and also wants good call quality and long talk times.

Software version of the reviewed unit: VX837V02


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Pros

  • 2.2” QVGA display
  • Good call quality and reception
  • 6.5 hours of talk time
  • Stereo speakers for music and speakerphone

Cons

  • External display is still small
  • Music player could look better
  • No LED flash
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. AAABall (unregistered)


Looks like a winner IF it has no data requirement!

posted on 02 Sep 2010, 17:52

2. Menno (unregistered)


Nope, no data plan required.

posted on 02 Sep 2010, 20:45

3. AAABall (unregistered)


Hot Dog!

posted on 03 Sep 2010, 20:06

4. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)


Just confirmed it thru a reseller: No Data Plan required.

posted on 05 Sep 2010, 00:25

5. Kravitzooo (unregistered)


Where can I get this phone?? The verizon site and store have nothing about this phone.

posted on 05 Sep 2010, 01:39

6. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


It should eventually be sold by Verizon on-line, but there's no date available yet. As of now, you can only buy it from a "Verizon Authorized Agent" location, which is not a Verizon-owned store.

posted on 07 Sep 2010, 08:19

7. Double D (unregistered)


They have them at some Wal-Mart's. 97 cents with upgrade.

posted on 07 Sep 2010, 08:22

8. slim (unregistered)


Reminds me of my vx8100. Just a little thinner, no antenna, and different color scheme. Had that phone like 4 years ago, great phone, and not much else you can do with a flip phone, it just looks dated now, kinda like every flip phone.

posted on 09 Sep 2010, 11:11

9. Steven Kalachman (unregistered)


Has this phone been discontinued? I chatted with Verizon (two days ago) and they told me that the phone will NOT be carried by Verizon Online Sales (but did confirm no data plan). I chatted with LG today (the phone is not on their website) and they indicated that the phone had been discontinued.

posted on 12 Sep 2010, 00:08

10. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


The LG Clout VX8370 is not discontinued (it is brand new), but for now it can only be purchased from a "Verizon Authorized Agent" location, which is not a Verizon-owned store. It is believed that once the Verizon web site sells-out of all their older VX8360 stock, then they will then start to sell the new Clout VX8370.

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 20:49

11. ZoomZoom Diva (unregistered)


Can you confirm the address book actually has fields for a contact's street address? This would be HUGE for me, as it is the one thing I have missed from my Kyocera SmartPhones from many years ago when the design of the smartphones moved too far away from a classic phone for my taste.

posted on 06 Nov 2010, 22:03

12. Ken (unregistered)


Clout is available in Verizon store where I bought one today. Review seems accurate and it does have address area for contacts. Simple phone which is what I wanted. No data plan. Not on web site as of now. Seems to be fairly new. Claims good battery life.
Instruction manual is sparse and not very complete. I'm very happy with phone so far.

posted on 19 Nov 2010, 10:34

13. Bob (unregistered)


I got this phone earlier this week. It is a terrific phone. It has built in FAX/modem capabilities, which is hard to find these days. To use these capabilities hardwired, download the Alltel 8370 driver from the LG website. I was able to send Faxes and access the Internet with free dial-up - no data plan required!

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 10:24

14. Julie (unregistered)


Has anyone had problems with this phone dropping calls? How is signal reception in fringe or weak areas? Thank you/

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 01:07

15. Bernie R. (unregistered)


Received my 2-year free phone from Costco. Just had to pay sales tax but it came with a car charger, clip case, ear phones as well as wall charger. So far, phone has been good. Phone was not listed on Verizon's site for free phones. Check with Walmart also if no Costco nearby.

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 06:49

16. HawkeyePierce (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Aug 2010)


Overall good functioning feature phone, which are becoming rare due to carrier forcing everyone to move to more expensive (cost & service) smartphones.

However I'm experiencing a problem with fluctuating volume in the ear piece, especially volume increasing. The phone has been replaced but this one has the same problem. It's not a deal breaker, but an annoying problem.

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 15:21

17. FlipNC (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Jan 2011)


Had the Clout for two days. To address an earlier question, fringe area reception seems good - I drove through a notorious dead spot on the way to work and didn't lose my conversation.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 13:42

18. slfmca (unregistered)


I have had my LG Clout VX8370 now for three weeks and think it is a great replacement over my Motorola V65s which finally died on me. The Clout is my first LG Cellphone and I guess from the other forum comments I got a pretty decent phone. The only negative thing(s) that I have discovered with it which are not "Show Stoppers", the voice recognition is a bit on the week side as I have to repeat myself more than once to place calls, incoming seems a bit better. The accessory covers on the sides of the phone will eventually break off sometime during its life time. I can't speak for much of the extra amenities as my only need is just for a reliable phone.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 14:45

19. Ken (unregistered)


slfmca: I've been trying to get the Clout and can't find it anywhere. Where did you get it? Or if anyone else knows I would really appreciate it.

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 03:32

20. slfmca (unregistered)


I bought my LG Clout VX8370 on Ebay to answer your question. I first saw the phone at a Verizon Store that was privately owned. From other responses on forums that I have read they stated that the privately owned shops are the only ones carrying the phone at the present time. The shop in my area was offering the phone for $30 with a two year contract. Hope this helps!

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 05:17

21. Ken (unregistered)


Thanks, it is helpful, giving me some small hope. When I wrote that I couldn't find it anywhere, I didn't include a few seemingly sketchy vendors that incorrectly listed the Clout as requiring a data plan (it doesn't), or having wrong features (like a 1.3 camera, instead of the actual 2.0), or charge $300 (it should be free with a two-year contract). Do you mind telling how much you paid? If it was through eBay, I assume it was a lot more than $30. It did check all the privately owned Verizon stores in my area (Boston) and they used to have it in the fall (for free with contract) but can't get it anymore. Again, thanks.

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 06:20

22. Heather Campbell (unregistered)


I have a Clout for sale. I had a very hard time getting it. Just about impossible to find.
I've used it 1 month, but don't need all the features, so will go back to my old phone.
I bought it without a contract which was very expensive but I'd heard such good things about it, that I bought it, despite the cost.
If anyone is interested, I'd love to sell it.
I've never done this before, so don't know how we get in touch.

posted on 18 Dec 2011, 10:51

23. abqjim (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


The Clout is possibly the WORST phone my wife and I have ever had! Period. We constantly miss calls because of not ever hearing a ring. Often we will hear the brief beep noting that there is a missed call without having heard a ring, and this while sitting a couple feet away. Calls are constantly dropped and/or of poor quality. And there are times when my own Clout will go from a FULL CHARGE to deader than a doornail in barely 24 hours without even being used for a single call. (And I DON'T use the Bluetooth feature at all). Other times, a full charge will last for days. Verizon is uninterested in helping because they are still pretty new to us.

posted on 21 Jul 2012, 09:57

24. landline-no-more64 (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


"From other responses on forums that I have read they stated that the privately owned shops are the only ones carrying the phone at the present time. The shop in my area was offering the phone for $30 with a two year contract."

Odd you should mention that, slfmca. I've been researching flip phones recently; and just happened to mention that we were considering this wonderful, feature-packed model to two Verizon sales associates (at separate stores). Amazon had 4 for sale; but within the past day or two, they all mysteriously went *POOF!* Gone -- with (naturally) no idea when (if ever) they'll be available again. :(

Coincidence? The first salesman we spoke with was *Extremely* pushy (he was trying to sell us on a Samsung Gusto™); and also had given us misinformation regarding photo/file transfer capabilities of the LG Accolade. [I was pretty sure he was wrong on that, because the Accolade has no micro-SD card and Verizon had pretty much crippled the USB sync functionality (if LG in fact had it there to begin with)]. I was not impressed with either phone. Now I don't know if we'll ever find another Clout, as there doesn't seem to be any for sale (new or used) anywhere else. :(

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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size3.75 x 1.95 x 0.76 inches
(95 x 50 x 19 mm)
3.59 oz  (102 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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