AT&T GoPhone - LG Prime No-Contract Mobile Phone - Black
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- Phone StyleBar phone
- Battery TypeLithium-ion
- Built-In GPSNo
- Touch ScreenYes
- QWERTY KeyboardNo
- Camera Resolution2.0MP
- MP3 Playback CapabilityYes
- Device ManufacturerLG
- Color CategoryBlack
- Product ModelPrime
- Handset TypeEnhanced
Rating 2.9 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews(79 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great phone for the pricePosted .
I've had this phone for over a year, the screen is fine it doesn't "go out". I haven't had so much as a hiccup out of it. Maybe you naysayers need to take better care of your phones. The thing about the apostrophe is absolutely true though. It will kill your text if you use an apostrophe, the person receiving the txt will not get anything past the apostrophe but jumbled up random characters, really weird. But really who needs apostrophe's? What.. Nobody uses punctuation anymore anyway. With that out of the way I wanna say this phone is pretty awesome for the price. It's like this phone is the best of the the best of old technology lol. The features make this phone worth it: The touch screen is pretty accurate for being a resistive-type. The screen is beautiful for plain-old lcd, it has 400x240 resolution which is nice if you know how to convert movies, as the phone can handle higher bitrates as well which means even on a small 3" screen the movie/video looks great. MicroSD card slot hold up to 16GB I think? Thats a lot of songs/movies. Which brings me to the MP3 player and 3.5mm jack. The player has pretty good sound, its actually got some bass to it. You'll need a quality set of earbuds to get the most from it. Just plug your headphones directly into the phone and rock-out/jam/chill/bop whatever the case; I love it. The camera isn't the greatest, the pictures are kinda blah, but it does have a plethora of settings, including a night-mode and your average enhancement settings like Sepia etc. It's kinda fun to play around with though. One thing it has that I've never seen before is the inverted-color setting, makes it look like heat-vision. Even if its a little gimmicky it's still pretty cool lol. I'm including a pic I took with my Prime. Voice recognition phonebook is a favorite of mine. Activate it, then say a persons name and the phone repeats it back to you to verify, say "yes" and it dials, awesome and it works great. Even if you don't use that, you need not scroll forever as there's an alpha-box in the phone book menu. Press the 'A' button and the alphabet pops out then just slide your finger down to the letter of the name you need, easy. Bluetooth works great, finds/connects/transfer's to other devices easily, even blackberry's. Included widgets are borderline useful. I usually have the analog clock and digital time-zone clocks up. Occasionally I'll use the post-it note widget, which lets you stick a note right on the screen. The MP3 player widget pops up when you have other things to do while listening to music, it scrolls the current track and has the usual pause and +/- track buttons. The other widgets are a calendar and a picture slideshow i think. I've looked everywhere for more widgets to no avail. Your basically stuck with what's on it :\ USB versatility! Phone uses a micro-usb port rather than proprietary. Which means its super easy to get a data cable (or charger if you lose yours). Also anyone with a newer phone will likely have a charger you can use. Personal ringtones in phonebook: Set a different ringtone for everyone in your phonebook if you like. The phone comes with 24 of them stock. For anyone who makes their own ringtones, Mp3's need to be under 30secs and under 300kb. The texting on this phone is a little wonky. We've already heard about the apostrophe issue, that aside if you have fat fingers you can forget about it. My only hope was to use fingernails mostly, the keypad size is decent but that compromises the text box. If you're writing a longer text you might only see 3 lines of it at a time, especially if T9 is on (if you can get that to work). You have to switch-over keypads for numbers and characters. You have the ability to minimize the qwerty to view the text, but its just annoying. "Tradeoffs" I guess; add another inch to the screen and you'll be paying another $200 D: Overall In my opinion the phone is awesome and totally worth it.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Pretty good replacement phonePosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I had an iphone and went to a droid upon upgrade. I got a backflip - backflop is more like it, that phone has lots of issues and ATT won't give my upgrade back and decided I didn't want to pay $30 mth for a smartphone data plan anymore. So, I tried an old phone I had and definately needed a QWERTY keyboard. I tried the other go phone ATT has that looks similar to a blackberry but the keys were way too small. Then I saw this one and got it and I like it. The keyboard is comparable to the iphone only a little smaller and slower response. I had to turn on the vibrate function so I'd slow down as I text too fast for it. Don't know how fast I text but I type over 70 wpm. Obviously it don't have all the stuff I'm use to but for it works great for a heavy texter. It's small and lightweight, camera is ok, Edge is slow, but that's a given. It's a all round good replacement phone for me.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Like the frills, for my buck!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
My husband purchased a blackberry boost phone and I new I had to have one. After doing some research on the type of features that I really wanted in a phone, best buy narrowed down my choices to two. I picked this phone and it has become a very wise choice. Right now at best buy, the phone is only $99.99. If you prefer unlimited plans, this one requires that you charge the phone with $60.00 after activation and selecting the Simple plan. Great thing about this phone is that it comes with a $50.00 credit to the account approx. 1 hour after activation. I paid for a phone, a $25 go card (personal preference) and it come out cheaper that my husband's phone. I also have better features like touch screen, FM radio, apps, great ring tones, and more.
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
BricksPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I loved this phone when I first got it. The touch screen response was really good and the features were average but still good. It wasn't too expensive when I got it either, but maybe a few months in out of no where the touch screen started to respond poorly. It'd respond almost an inch off from where I touched. I tried to calibrate but every time it told me to touch the little red dot I couldn't because it was an inch off from where I was touching. After a few more days the entire touch screen ceased to respond and now I have a brick for a phone. It receives calls and texts but since it relies entirely on the touch screen I am unable to answer. It could just be a buggy phone, it could be a poorly made phone that doesn't last, it could be anything but I feel like I got ripped off now. Even battery life seemed to last less and less the longer I had it. I am trying to find a replacement now but pay as you go phones suck or are too expensive. I'm going to recommend this phone only if you want to take the risk. It may have just been my phone, but for now $100 it's a big risk.
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Makes calls, kind of "smart"Posted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
This phone was meant to serve me as an inexpensive holdover until the next iPhone was released, so in all fairness to LG I am largely affected by disappointment in contrast to my last iPhone (which just saw one drop too many). There seems to be no proximity sensor in this phone, so bringing it to the ear for a phone call while the screen is still on yields a "whine" produced by the display. Audio quality on calls seems to fluctuate between too loud and muffled. Battery life is good (typical 3-4 days between charges), though that may be because of the dearth of useful apps and/or quality of the browsing and email experience are limited enough as to prevent excessive use. The touchscreen is a bit...finnicky. Re-calibrating it on a semi-weekly basis seems to help, but is as obnoxious as can be...and even then, using the onscreen keyboard is still clunky at best. Screen resolution (and size) leave much to be desired. This phone likes to confirm *every* decision you make ("delete all messages in this conversation?" or "exit the mobile browser?" or "exit mobile email?") and has a WAP-based (think: mostly text, hard to read, navigate or use) browser. There is no true native messaging app save for the AT&T provided (at extra cost) email app...which is a bit clunky and awkward to use. Contact management hearkens back to the manual-entry and SIM-stored days of yore, and there does not appear to be any method for syncing/downloading/importing via PC (or Mac), or over-the-air via gmail, etc. Overall, it does make phone calls, allow you to (with great effort/pain) check email and "surf" the web, and make/receive text messages. It is not, however, a perfectly seamless, painless, or entirely pleasant experience. If this had been a $30-50 phone, I would have been thrilled. For $100, I'm utterly disappointed and strongly considering taking it back and suffering (possibly less so than with this) through with a $15 phone 'til the next iPhone.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Touchscreen Stops WorkingPosted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I had the LG Neon before and used it for a year and a half. I had some problems with it, but nothing frustrating. After it finally went out, I got this little number, FIVE MONTHS AGO! This morning the touchscreen completely went out...I've tried reseting it, shutting it off, everything. There is no point in paying this much for a phone if it is rendered useless after only five months. It's a prepaid phone so I'm not expecting much but I AM expecting it to work for at least a year. Come on LG, get it together.
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
There's Better Out There!Posted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I got this phone very excited to try it out. I've had it since July now, and I'm less than satisfied. The candy-bar style feels good in your hand and looks sleek and all, but that's just about the only good thing. I'll break it down. PRO'S: - Good battery life: It takes about 3-4 days before the battery goes, but once it's down to the 2nd bar (out of 3) in the charger icon, you have to plug it in immediately. - Good service: I have bars just about everywhere. CON'S: - The touchpad is hard to get used to, you have to press down very hard for it to respond. - There is little to no memory. I have about a week's worth of texts from ONE person in my inbox and every few messages, I have to delete them. - The camera is blurry and low quality. - The screen is very dark and hard to see, if I lighten it the battery dies almost instantly. - It's hard to text because of the dull touchpad and also the keys are difficult to use/see. I hope this helped! It's a good phone if you don't want anything from it. Ha... Get something else. Save yourself $100.
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Get a WarrantyPosted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I have an AT&T contract and my touch screen went out on my Inspiration. I went to Best Buy and purchased the LG Prime go phone to hold me over until my 2 year contract was set to renew. I purchased the LG Prime in Sept of 2010 and in about 3 months, the touch screen was completely out on the phone. This is an all touch screen phone, so it is completely useless without the touchscreen. I did purchase the warrarany (thank goodness) and so Best Buy swapped the phone for me with no problem at all. It is now June of 2011 and the touchscreen is going out on my second LG Prime. It is a good little phone while it lasts. If you do get this phone, please listen to this advice and get the warranty. It is only $14.99 and it has saved me from having to purchase two new phones at this point.