Reviewed on Sunday September 11, 2011 by M, Alberta, Canada
I am really, really hard on phones. They take a beating.
My LG-285 lasted me for FOUR years. It got dropped thousands of times and kept on going. The hinge eventually cracked and the phone wouldn't stay open, but it still worked great. I repaired the crack with some crazy-glue and kept on going. It wasn't until the other side of the hinge cracked and the phone wasn't working quite right, that I replaced it.. and I wish I'd just bought another one of these instead of the piece of crap I ended up with.
Even now, I'm missing the 'menu' button at the top right and the phone is deactivated-- but this phone still works great! My son likes to play the games that I downloaded onto it.
The battery life of this phone is astounding. I can go a week without having to charge it. I love being able to choose from a list style or an icon-driven one for the menus. It was easy to retrieve my voicemail and the sound quality is really good.
The camera is merely OK, and the pictures are of average quality. However, this isn't a big deal for me, since I want a basic phone and don't want all those gadgets and gizmos.
Having both bluetooth and voice-activated dialing capabilities is the big seller for me, and is probably the biggest reason that I plan to buy another one-- IF I can find it!
This is an amazing phone considering its low price. If you don't want anything fancy, this is a must-have phone.