I absolutely HATE this phone.
I may have gotten a lemon but the thing can't hold onto a GPS for the life of it making navigation hugely frustrating.
It sometimes doesn't ring when I get a call, instead going straight to voicemail. LG seems to have it's own way of making Android Android. Maybe all the brands do but going to the LG G Vista from a Samsung S4 was disappointing. Just little things like a notification reminder. Mine is an AT&T phone so there's that VERY annoying insistence of AT&T crap. Hate it!
I finally had enough and threw over $700 at a Galaxy 8+. Big jump but after the experience with this G Vista thing, I'm done with LG.
To be fair, I based my opinion on this one phone and LG may have some good offerings, but I really liked the S4 until I cracked the screen and thought I'd try something bigger.
On the plus side, the G Vista has a nice big screen, the battery is unstoppable and the performance (other than the GPS and Signal strength) is acceptable.
Really great phone as far as display. Is my go to movie phone when u don't wanna deal with a bulky pad based phone. Stick a cheap peel n stick kickstand on that bad boy, load your movie or photo slideshow n watch your ass off. Other features are up to normal standards and some better features woulda made it a nicer phone, but for the price, it was dead on.
As phones go it is not anywhere near great but if you are looking for just a basic cheap smart phone it gets the job done. Those who say they only get 3 apps installed are grossly exagerating. I set one of these up last night, installed a 32 gig MSD card to handle music and pictures for a friend. Installed Facebook, messenger, textra, outlook, updated google drive, google play services, and installed a few other apps and the phone is not full. Yes the OS eats about 4.2 gig of the 8 gig. Install a Micro SD card, 12.99 for a patriot 32gig class 10. I have 64 gig in my V10 and I am barely using 16 gig so a 32gig card should hold you over until you can get something better and newer. Set your pics to upload to Google Drive and occasionally clear your pics. Remember it is not supposed to be a high end device.
Jeddy, 23 Jul 2016First I read the review before ordering most were terrible negative review that prevent me fro... moresure its a great phone if you only want to text call and surf. If you want to download applications to access Facebook, snapchat, Facebook messenger then BOOM storage full so then you buy an SD card and switch all applications I've downloaded to SD and i switched all applications to store on SD that the phone will allow me to and still every single day it acts up and tells me i have no internal storage left and that i need to delete the very applications that I've moved to my SD card. I hate this phone
my LG g Vista has a poor camera quality
especially,with the front one so LG must really upgrade on that
I tell you what it's a halfway decent phone I like the size this play is okay but when you have your headphones in the phone people can't hear you so that takes away from it all but other than that it's pretty okay but these jabbering gooks that be making these Falls some of them need to go take the time to fix that issue other than that the phone is okay if you unplug your headphones you can talk on it they can hear you good but when you plug your headphones in and goes in and out people can't hear you sometimes so why is that an issue and let us know what we have to do to fix that issue
Lauren, 14 Mar 2017This phone is terrible. Mine is fairly new and glitches all the time. It doesn't allow you to ... morebwahahahhahahahahahaha, remind me not to go to whatever phone store you go to, im on my lg g vista right now. grant it it is a pretty shitty phone but my lg h vista charges to full battery in like 2-3 hours. tge battery life is amazing. if i only use it to talk it will stay alive over 24 hours. my phone has never called the police, bwahahhahahahahahahaha, never had a issue with it responding to my touch. the home button doest work once in a blue moon. the phone is only 95 bucks. i have like 20 apps ice downloaded, and have more then enough space to update them all, i can delete face book and twitter and any other app without a problem. so my suggestion is to stop watching so much porn and try to stay away from whatever else you must be doing to get viruses. cuz for 95 bucks this phone is absolutely amazing.
This phone is terrible. Mine is fairly new and glitches all the time. It doesn't allow you to delete apps such as Facebook and Twitter and barely has any storage. I have three apps on my phone and all my photos on an SD card and I can't even update my apps due to the lack of storage! On top of that it glitches... A LOT. Within the past 24 hours my phone has glitched and called the police TWICE! When my phone is in my pocket it'll even call the police. Other glitches include not responding to your touch, not responding to the lock button, deleting words in texts after they're written, and many more. I would only recommend getting this phone if you like hearing "911, what's your emergency?" coming out of your pocket for no reason. DO NOT GET THIS PHONE
Don't really like this phone, storage is very limited & constantly have to erase & delete apps & pics to be able to install more apps (and no I don't have a lot of apps that I keep on my phone, but with Facebook, Google, and Facebook Messenger installed & kept up to date, the storage is well past almost full.
i have had this phone for a year and already do not like it. the screen flickers, the headphone jack doesn't work (never did), it randomly shuts off, get really hot on the back even when using it for 15 minutes. i wish i could give a better review on this but it isn't a great phone.
I've had my LG VISTA FOR ONLY A YEAR AND ITS ALREADY GIVING ME TROUBLE TRYING TO CHARGE IT. IT HAS TO BE ON CHARGE FOR NEARLY 12hours to get a 100% battery life. And the storage is GARBAGE !!! I can't have but 2 apps on my phone at time and I'm constantly having delete pics and videos just not be able to take more pics, ugh it's so annoying. No memory has worked in this phone. This phone was the worst decision of my life
Bubba1, 25 Mar 2016Hey guys. Ive had this phone about a month now. Its working fine. Ive read alot of negative re... moreWhat do you mean by root? And is it difficult to do? Where can I find the kingroot you mentioned
kizito, 17 May 2016my mobile hotspot is unable to turn on can someone help me here please hi,yes!!! what you have to do is root the phone and install sqlite editor......google how to use sqlite editor to fix mobile hotspot and shazaaaam!!! your hotspot issue will be history
me, 23 Sep 2016Umm, that's why there is a card slot. I added a 32 gigabyte card to mineOnly expands memory for phones not apps
Great battery life. Nice screen, both size and clarity. Streams Uverse/Hulu no problem. Takes OK photos, not great, but captures the memory. Dependable - I've had fewer issues with this phone than any I've owned (other than the dial phone I had on Ohio Bell as a kid). Well-designed, buttons in the right spots, never have this turn on in my pocket or butt-dial. Fantastic price - bought new on Amazon for $125. I'd recommend this phone to anyone.
I got this phone for free and I still want my money back. While it has lasted me 2 years, I constantly run into problem. The camera seems good on my own display, but when I send pictures to others with different phones, the image always has a black border around it and isn't clear. Whenever I receive a picture via the built in text messaging system, the image is distorted to almost an unrecognizable version of the original image. While it may seem like a good deal for the price tag, if you constantly use your phone, there are much better LG products. Hell, I would rather use a LG dishwasher as a phone than this pile Chinese child shit.