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A few minor tweaks and this would be perfect
on October 6, 2013
I upgraded from a Samsung Replenish, this is my second smartphone. In the past I've had keyboard phones and touch screens don't really appeal to me.
Keyboard has separate number buttons
Pages and apps load fast
Sprint Network means I don't have to worry about roaming charges inside the USA for data and rarely don't have access to the network
Good battery life, comes with several options to reduce battery use
Screen is a nice size although not clumsy to hold in one hand
Some apps don't integrate well with the keyboard, including some issues with search in the app store
No option to permanently "ignore" a wifi network if the phone considers it open- I have to disable wifi while at work or it keeps trying to connect to the password protected network instead of using 4G, and redirecting me to that page while I am using the phone, and "disabled" wifi sometimes re-enables after a few hours
Very quiet speakers, hard to hear the phone ringing in my purse unless I'm in a completely silent place.
Ice Cream Sandwich still doesn't support custom notification tones for different apps, or the ability to disable the screen's tilt function in certain apps like Kindle- even after I configured it, it's a bit too sensitive. I'm sure I can eventually track down an app for that, though!
Comes with an app by LG called "quickmemo" which I don't like. I can't remove it from my quicklinks in the dropdown menu.
Generally, this phone comes pre-loaded with a lot of apps I didn't want and can't disable or uninstall, including a free trial of a paid app similar to google voice. The bloatware is really not appreciated.