LG Esteem User Reviews
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Good, Sturdy Phone that's quite pricey
belieber1996 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The LG Esteem is a bit heavy for it's screen size, but otherwise its a pretty solid phone. It's expensive considering it has an HDMI Output and a high quality 5 MP camera, which takes great photos. The 1 GHz processor isn't the fastest out there, but it's sure to get the job done. LTE speeds are very good and are actually quite comparable to the top carriers. The display is quite bright and shows clear and crisp text. Thee battery life however is very dismal, which can drain halfway through a regular day. Otherwise, the LG Esteem is worth the money if you plan on getting an extended battery.
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LG Es-Steaming pile of crap
Spiderstan has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I've had this phone since 1/15/12
I must say at first I was in love, Screen size 4G speed, 4gigs of internal memory the phone was a dream in the first 2 months, but the shut downs started,the phone would either shut down or reboot @ will, I thought this was a result of me rooting my phone, so I unrooted it and installed the firmware update to no avail. I continued with more of the same issues, the performance just got worst over time, then one morning I woke up to find the phone was showing no service, I rebooted the phone several times and nothing, I took the phone back to Metro to have it replaced, 2 hours later I had a new phone this time I opted not to root it, kept every thing factory on the phone Yet the same conditions exist, shuts down when it wants to , and I've noticed If I have about 50% battery and try to take a pic the phone will reboot about 60% of the time, I now have a 2 second lag when attempting the most simplest of task, this phone is not all its cracked up to be, not sure weather to thank Metro or LG for this debacle but its been a burden to me, lets see how there version of the Galaxy S3 fares
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Lemons are sour :|
winklebottom has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I loved this phone and it ran great after the root and removal of the bloatware. I never had issues until recently my PRL, phone number and all of my account information started disappearing off of my phone. After help from the Android forums, I fixed it last month. Only to have it happen again. Think long and hard before you buy this phone. It has been a nightmare.
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Joely has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Not a horrible phone, great display, great speed, Camera works great. HOWEVER the battery life is HORRIBLE. the phone turns off automatically once in a blue and hangs up calls after a certain time. I live in New York City so reception is not the problem. I barely use my phone, I leave my house around 9 Am with full battery, by the time im in school 1/4 of my battery is gone. (keep in mind that i dont use my phone during class)* right after school i go to work and By that time my phone is dead. It doesn't go past 4Pm. :( Great sound, camera and speed but all that means nothing if the battery sucks. I was HIGHLY disappointed. I have a busy schedule and I really wanted a phone that could keep up with me, but this just doesn't get the job done. I've had this phone Since November 2011. At first works well but after a while you see the change.
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panaru has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I love this phone. I knew what to expect by looking at the tech specs that the battery life would suck bc of all it can do. I was right and got a travel usb charger. I've seen other smartphone users adopt this or get the extended battery. It's not a miracle in new battery technology. KNOW THIS BEFORE YOU BUY IT. The screen is just huge and lovely. Movies and apps stream fast when metro's LTE service (in it's baby steps) decides to work, but having wifi pick up networks at school, coffee, and home without a problem is an awesome way to avoid all that. The phone itself is slightly bigger than an iphone, but thinner. Texting, fb, msgers of all sorts, and other apps run quickly and smoothly. If you dont like the keyboards included (the phone also features swype) download one from the market. I have no complaints.
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A great phone that's actually worth the money!
zerouniversaldrift has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The LG Esteem is less of a phone and more of a small tablet device, this thing is huge. The 4.3" display, although not AMOLED, is very bright and very clear with good visibility even in direct sunlight. The 4G capability is great if you're used to the MetroPCS 1x network, handling internet, youtube and even video chat with ease with as little as 1 bar of 4G coverage, at least in my tests. The only real draw back is that all of the features and giant display do tend to eat up battery life pretty quick, under normal use I can get a full day out of it, but when I feel like playing a few games or joining a video chat it's a good idea to keep my charger handy. All in all though,a great phone.
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