Performance:

Both the reception and call quality on the Glimmer were excellent during our testing. We had no problems maintaining a strong signal in South Florida and were able to place and receive calls while traveling into fringe areas. Call quality through the earpiece speaker was also noticeably better than we experienced with the LG Venus and Voyager, as it did not create any distortion, even at high call volumes. People that we called on a landline also agreed that the Glimmer produced good sound quality, with our voice being clear and lacking any interference. The only time we noticed some distortion was when using the speakerphone and raising the volume past medium.

The included 800mAh battery is rated to provide up to 3.5 hours of talk time or 7 days of standby time on a full charge. During our testing, we were able to achieve 4 hours of continuous talk time by fully charging the battery, dialing a landline, and keeping the Glimmer connected until the battery was depleted. Standby time was a lousy 3 days and was measured with the battery fully charged and the Glimmer turned on (yet unused) until the battery was depleted. For those individuals who require more talk and standby time between charges, we would recommend installing an extended battery.

Conclusion:

Overall, we are pleased with our experience while using the LG Glimmer, as it offers numerous features in an attractive and upscale device. The large 2.8” touchscreen is accurate and easy to use while operating different menus and applications. The call quality and reception are both excellent, and the music player offers the ability of playing music in the background. We would have liked to of seen the implementation of an HTML browser and a higher quality camera, since other LG phones offer both. We recommend the LG Glimmer for anyone who is currently an Alltel customer and is looking to upgrade, but will not likely get people to change from their current service just to be able to purchase it, due to the competition of the Voyager from Verizon, Vu and iPhone from AT&T, and Sprint’s upcoming Instinct.

Pros

  • Large 2.8” WQVGA touchscreen display
  • Easy to operate user interface
  • Excellent call quality and signal reception
  • Good build quality and appearance

Cons

  • WAP browser
  • Speakerphone causes distortion at high volumes
  • Does not include a microUSB data cable
  • MicroSD cards limited to 4GB in size

PhoneArena Rating:

7.3

User Rating:

7.2
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13 Comments

1. aaronsytrey unregistered

i just ordered this phone yesterday...i am looking for it to be here tomorrow...i am very excited about getting it and once i get it i will post another comment to show what i think of this phone

2. unregistered

VZW is getting this phone!

3. unregistered

U.S cellular also carries it. bought it today. awesome phone! :)

4. holymadness unregistered

Can the reviewer clarify this comment: "Luckily, the Glimmer also supports the use of microSD memory cards, but only up to 4GB in size (not SDHC cards)." I was under the impression that ALL microSD cards with capacities of 4gb or larger were in High Capacity format. From Wikipedia: "As of March 2008, microSD cards are available in capacities from 64 MB to 8 GB. Sandisk is working on the 16 GB version, which is expected in late 2008. Cards 4 GB and larger are only available in the newer SDHC format."

5. holymadness unregistered

Question answered by an LG rep: "The unit will support up to 2 GB MicroSD or 4 GB MicroSDHC."

6. sCooP OR GliMMEr unregistered

Hi, my contract is up soon and I was wondering if I should get the Scoop or the Glimmer? I would really appreciate some opinions and facts! thank you

7. Guest unregistered

Glimmer for sure, the Scoop doesn't have a touchscreen and unless your a big texter and you like the keyboard on the scoop you should get the Glimmer. Other Pros include awesome music player, accurate touchscreen, and good image quality. If you get the Glimmer make sure you update your software right away. The reason for this is because it has an ascending ringer problem, it stays quite for too long. But after you update all will be well. Also, if you like taking pictures and video buy a 2 or 4 Gig card for it. You won't regret buying the Glimmer.

9. sCooP OR GliMMEr unregistered

Hi, thanks for your help, I am most deffinetly getting the Glimmer. THANKS!

12. LeeAnn unregistered

I would say the Glimmer or the Rhythm - the Scoop is THE WORST!!! I had it for 2 days and took it back because I hated it that much - and I have heard the same from a lot of people. I have the Rhythym and LOVE it and a friend loves her Glimmer. It just depends on if you want the touch screen or not. :)

8. GKB unregistered

I have a Glimmer - love it. Did the software update for the ringer and now I have a problem with my texting. Every now and then it throws random words in (possibly from previous texts) at the end of my sent text and also my signature disappears. Any suggestions?

11. bishopgk unregistered

I am having the same problem, but when I called Alltel they said they have never heard of such an issue. I just don't have the time to stand in a store for 4 hours to see if they can help me. It is a bit entertaining with the random words thrown in, but getting old. I agree it is from previous texts, too. Alltel's only suggestion was to keep the old texts deleted, but it did it again with only 4 old texts on my phone.

10. I am going to get a new phone unregistered

Hi, my contract expires soon and I was wondering if I should get the LG Voyager or the LG Glimmer. I would also like to know if there is a difference in the quality of the touch screens. I would really appreciate the opinions! Thanks!!

13. jordan weber of marshfield wis unregistered

i curently have a blackberry curbe the latest one and i hate it and i am ordering the lg glimmer later this week and i cant wait this site really help out with all the great pictures thakz sooo much jordan weber
Glimmer
  • Display 2.8" 240 x 400 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Storage 0.128 GB
  • Battery 800 mAh(3.50h talk time)

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