LG 101 User Reviews Back

Overall user rating

4.6

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Everyday usage
6.8
UI speed
5.8
Camera
1.2
Multimedia
4.0
Internet
6.2
Call quality
6.0
Battery
6.8
Reception
5.5
Display
6.2
Build quality
6.8
Text input
5.8
Post new review

Please note that each user review reflects the opinion of its respectful author and not of PhoneArena.

Goodman posted on Nov 22, 2010, 2:04 PM
Posts: 0; Member since: Nov 22, 2010

1.0

It takes courage to call this a phone.

Goodman has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I bought this because I needed a cheap phone for a month. Even at the price ($20) it is a complete rip-off. Nothing works the way it does on any other phone, often because the feature isn't implemented. Looking for a feature? Good luck--it's probably not implemented, but you'll have to look hard even for the critical ones. Oh, there are lots of silly features--several really stupid games and an alarm clock. But though it has caller-ID, it won't tell you the number after it stops ringing!

The manual is useless--don't bother to download it. It simply repeats (in a much more verbose way) the same nonsense that appears when you're searching for the feature. Missing features are sometimes mentioned as if they exist when they don't. Example: there is no call history(!) but the manual helpfully tells you that it is not affected if you reset all settings.

I can't imagine why anyone in their right mind would ever buy this phone. The layout is so totally non-intuitive that it's hard to do the simplest things.

It is hard to find anything nice to say about it. But why would you want to? That would be dishonest! Anyone who sells this and claims it is a phone should be arrested.

Build quality
1.0
It should be a hint that they want to sell you insurance that the keys won't wear out.
Reception
1.0
Well, actually the reception doesn't rate a 1 (does it for any phone), but I didn't want to raise the overall rating by giving it anything higher!
Call quality
1.0
Internet
1.0
Very hard to use--totally worthless
Multimedia
1.0
Too hard to use enough to form a judgement--this is an approximation.
Camera
1.0
(Answering the question, "Why did you put this rating?"): Well, the phone doesn't have a camera. How would you rate it?
UI speed
1.0
Everyday usage
1.0
Everyday? You won't use it more than one day.
Text input
1.0
Painful.
Display
1.0
Cheap
Battery
1.0
You won't use it long enough to find out.

Pros

  • A perfect 1.0!

3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Report

LG 101 posted on Feb 20, 2011, 1:21 PM

6.0

Does what I need it to do...stay in touch.

LG 101 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Travel into the US 3 or 4 times a year for week long stays from Canada. Paid only $10 on sale for phone via Virgin at a 7-11 store in Florida. It is a basic phone but does what I need it to do, that is make/get calls and text's.

Being from Ontario Canada which is noted as having the highest cell phone rates in the world, it is a great way to keep in touch and not pay the $2/min to use my Canadian phone in the US.

Build quality
8.0
Reception
8.0
Call quality
7.0
Internet
6.0
Multimedia
4.0
Camera
2.0
Does not have a Cam
UI speed
6.0
Everyday usage
8.0
Text input
6.0
Display
6.0
Battery
8.0

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Report

alex posted on Jan 01, 2011, 7:42 PM

8.0

an ok phone for someone who needs one.

alex has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

i got this phone from a new carier broke of from sprint called commoncents mobile.
it has been good to me and the internet is a breeze and so is every thing else but this is a phone for a kid and does not recive picture messaging but it is a good phone .

Build quality
10.0
Reception
5.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
10.0
Multimedia
5.0
Camera
1.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
10.0
Text input
8.0
Display
10.0
Battery
10.0

Pros

  • styleish
  • fast on the web

Cons

  • no camera
  • does not recieve picture messages

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Report

LG101 posted on Dec 20, 2010, 3:07 PM

7.0

good budget phone

LG101 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This is a good budget phone. If you want some of the features of a smart phone investigate this one. It has no camera, it's not a smart phone, but in a pinch this phone will work. If you want a phone that deploys missiles and is part of your utility belt - this isn't for you.

Build quality
8.0
Reception
8.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
8.0
Multimedia
6.0
Camera
1.0
no camera.
UI speed
6.0
Everyday usage
8.0
Text input
8.0
Display
8.0
Battery
8.0

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Report

jusboutded posted on Oct 04, 2010, 7:25 PM

1.0

dunno

very poor quality design in so many ways....not ergonomic, hard to read teeny tiny fonts and icons...mine stopped charging after two days.. thank gawd I could take it back. the best deal is to order directly online from VM,,, get a kyocera or similar brand for the lowest price there.... avoid this one.

Pros

  • cheap but not as cheap as some better phones available from the carrier diredt

Cons

  • feels bad, works bad, unreliable

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Report
You must be a registered user to post a user review
This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless