LG Risio Reviews

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The LG Risio has an average user review score of 2 Stars out of 5 based on 5 reviews.

5 Stars out of 5

You get what you pay for

Reviewed on Friday April 22, 2016 by , USA
This is not a powerhouse phone, true, but I'm pleased with it for what it is. One person complained about the battery life, but I only have to charge it every 2-3 days. I'm not on it constantly, but I do use it several times a day.

I use my phone to communicate with others by voice, text, & email. It is my contact manager, digital notepad, and calendar / task manager, and it does these things wonderfully. It is also a great GPS and quick Internet search tool. The fact that it is capable of being a WiFi mobile hot spot is a great bonus, allowing me to use my tablet anywhere.

I do have a couple of BASIC games on it, and they run fine. The cameras on it are good. I use it as my MP3 player because it connects to both my car stereo and headset via Bluetooth, so I don't have to remember where I am in my playlist or constantly swap cords as I move from one to the other. I don't watch videos on it very often. I never use it for Facebook or other social media.

One person mentioned the "weird" positioning of the power and volume buttons. Yes, they are on the back of the phone instead of the edges. Yes, that took a little getting used to. Now, I LOVE the design. On other phones, I was constantly hitting the power and volume buttons by accident and messing things up. That isn't a problem on this phone, yet adjusting the volume during a call is still easy, it just takes a more intentional action - which I appreciate.

The last thing I'm going to disagree with is what one person said about the keyboard. It's true that the default keyboard is awful, but the alternative Google keyboard is already installed and easy to change to as the default. It does as well as any other I've used.

My phone isn't my primary computing device, it's a supplemental device, and is great as such. If you need a high-power CPU, this isn't the phone for you. If you just need a decent communication device, give it a good hard look.
1 Star out of 5


Reviewed on Monday April 4, 2016 by , ohio
Worse than even the oldest smartphones. It takes 5 seconds to return to the home screen after closing an app. It's painfully slow. So slow it's practically useless. It randomly quits when running apps, the battery never stays charged for more than 5 hours or so and drains like crazy if you're running anything. The battery life would be improved if you remove all the bloatware on it I assume. Whoever designed this must not have hands because the buttons are on the back and not very easy to feel especially because the camera (5mp, seriously?) is right above them. The home and back buttons rarely work as described and just end up causing this pile to vibrate as if someone were calling you. Don't buy this phone, I know it's cheap but the Samsung Grand Prime is only a little bit more $ and actually works and is designed by someone who isn't a mouth breathing idiot. I'm only giving it one star because it's cheap.
1 Star out of 5

Good , for 2008.

Reviewed on Tuesday March 29, 2016 by , Juneau
This is an awful phone. It's got an akward design, (power and volume buttons on the back of phone) battery life only lasts 5 hours on a full charge (it went down 5% while typing this whole review, which took 10-15 minutes), only has one small speaker, the specs are downright bad, with a 5mp rear camera and a 1.2mp front facing camera. This phone also only has standard definition, 400x800, which means the picture/video quality isn't even HD. The only good thing about this phone is that it's a cheap, at $40. Basically, you'd only buy this phone because you're poor, since there are way better (but more expensive) options. Please AVOID if you can!
2 Stars out of 5

This phone sucks

Reviewed on Thursday March 3, 2016 by , Chicago
I had a LG phone before I got this one. The screen was bigger and the features were great. This phone does nothing. You can not change the theme for messages and it looks terrible. If you swipe a message it is gone and I HATE THAT!!! I want a theme for my messages and I can not see any of these little letters on this phone. I hate this phone but I am stuck with it and I HATE IT!!!!!
0 Stars out of 5

lg risio

Reviewed on Wednesday February 17, 2016 by , cottonwood az
honestly i hate this phone. its slow it almost never works, its been to the factory twice and still wont work. if you use it for more than 30 minutes it crashes and restarts. sd cards are useless in this phone ive done a factory reset 30 times in the last 6 weeks and im about to shoot this phone. i highly recommend Samsung phones they are expensive but rarely have problems and whatever you do dont get cricket either. the guy at the store was very rude telling me i downloaded something that was on the phone when i bought it and he wouldnt touch it.