One word... Lame!
Reviewed on Sunday February 24, 2008 by BoB, Vancouver, BC
OK, where do I start?
Purchased this for Virgin from future shop, thankfully I only payed $50 for it!
Looks and feels cool and you can customize the up, down, right and left buttons, but after that warm fuzzy wears off you realize the following (and then it is just annoying!),
- No place to attach a wrist strap (I find one of these is very important as phones get smaller helps to keep it in your hand so your less likely to drop it also helps when your retrieving it from you pocket)
-The Mic is not centered on the bottom of the phone, it is half way up the right side of the key pad (so if you trying to do the "hold it with your shoulder" maneuver (your right shoulder, which most people do) the mic hole will get covered by your chin, so the party on the other end can not hear you (why on earth they just didnt center it on the bottom of the phone I can not figure that one out).
-The charger (of course proprietary) the plug doesn't want to go into the phone easily I need to work at it and get just the correct angle, the pins inside the plug port on the phone seem flimsy, I can see it getting bent if not broken off all together.
Very lame design indeed!
-Battery life is very poor (all I'm going say about that)
-Randomly will miss/ignore calls (party calling you will get busy signal) if you have it charging.
-Bluetooth, HA! Lame! and again, LAME-O! All you can do with it is use a head set and send single address cards and calendar items back and forth, you should be able to manage your entire address book and calendar like other phones will let you do. Not to mention transfer sounds, image and the like from your computer to the phone, but dont get me started about how Virgin disables features on phones so to lock you into using their poorly designed, expensive, insult to our intelligence on-line feel good "features", Im talking about pxt sharing here, Im going to leave it at that. But let me say this, :)
this is just a sore spot with me, the LG150 has as a menu item "Send a Picture Message", but of course they have disabled the 150's ability to receive pics. AH!
-Contacts doesn't have a place for a street address.
-You can not quote the original message when replying to a message you've received.
_When you receive a text message, it shows it to you, but does not mark the message as being read.
Did they do any QA on this phone?
OK thats it!