I bought this phone after seeing it on Amazon for $60, brand new. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase. This phone has basically the same hardware specs as the Galaxy S3 (except screen size) that I paid almost $400 for a couple of years back. Unlike the S3, I have had this phone for over 6 months and it has yet to fall apart on me. The S3's USB connector became disconnected from the board internally and stopped charging. Samsung would not honour the warranty on the phone and suffice it to say that I learned never to pay for phone insurance through Boost.. The Volt has held up much better, I am happy to say. The phone is responsive and has yet to give me any sort of problem. It seems to be very well built and has stood up well to a couple of drops so far. It also has an external SD slot, which many phones produced over the past couple of years have done away with. I wish that there were more in the way of custom ROMs for this model, but that was to be expected, seeing as it is not a hugely popular or heavily marketed device. The bottom line is, this phone is an extremely good value for the price and will more than meet the needs of the average phone user.
Im having a little trouble getting the text alert sound i want. I changed the notification sound to the one i want but it isnt the one that plays when i gave been text. Its the only option to change. Can anybody help me out?
Had it three days. Turned WiFi off--not to save power, but because I kept getting interrupted to connect to all the WiFi spots in town. Turns Wifi back on by itself! Never seen that one before. Has some cool features, but fundamentally flawed. Other freedom of choice issues. On my other Androids, Google was just a search Engine. Hope I can find the receipt.
Demonraziel, 02 Feb 2015All of these overly negative comments are a little overly done and the phone isn't as bad as p... moreJust because you don't have the same issues does not mean our problems lack merit. If a lot of people have the same glitches and you don't, count yourself lucky instead of branding us as idiots who do not know how to work a phone. I am experiencing the same problems with the auto-rotation only functional with YouTube and the screen disappearing (it has blinked off no less than 5 times as I write this message). I would like to hear from others who have resolved this issues, not from someone who cannot relate.
Anyone else getting constant LG software updates on their devices? These aren't necessarily bad but I haven't asked for them and they eat my data.
I've had my LG Volt a few days now and I was quite happy but for some reason it has dropped some contacts. I have no idea how many are dropped. How does this happen and how can I recover them?? What other surprises am I in store for?
lulu, 31 Jan 2015Going nuts without group messaging function...we use it a lot for work purposes. Can anyone PL... moreDownload Textra SMS. The stock SMS app doesn't have group messaging capabilities but Textra does & it looks really nice too.
pizzazz , 06 Jan 2015Ive had my phone for a few months, perfect at first. Now the keyboard doesnt always come up or... moreEveryone install clean master app its free and all the antivirus apps that they recommend it does wonders. You do have to maintain an android for it to run smoothly.
Worst phone i have ever had!!! At first i loved this phone everything was awsome and the fact it could b used as a remote was cool...and then it went to shits not even a week after i got it!! Got it for xmas 2014 by jan the phone was acting up. Keyboard dissapears..cant play pandora while being on facebook...i have tried resetting and almost any other thing to fix this phone!! I would only recommended this phone to my worst enemy!!!
Lg Volt is ok. Browser randomly closes. I have also had this problem with my apps. Keyboard disappears randomly. Touch screen stops working randomly. Cheap phone but you definitely don't get your moneys worth.
The LG Volt is a pretty good phone for its price. Yeah, the browser sucks, so I disabled it and installed Google Chrome, which is much better than the stock browser. Couple features I really like that you won't find on others is a universal TV remote app, and a couple multitasking supportive apps. It does get slow at times, or might be slow at connecting to WiFi, but keep in mind that this isn't the most spectacular phone in the world. The camera takes great photos, but really horrible videos. There is no way to focus the video when it gets blurry (and it happens a lot!), but it's great other than that. Overall, it's a good phone for the cost.
All of these overly negative comments are a little overly done and the phone isn't as bad as people keep claiming. These people just don't know how to use and keep an Android working properly because they are most likely doing things they shouldn't be doing, like rooting it. First time I did that with a previous Android, my phone got hacked. The LG Volt has very few and very minor issues. If something is acting weird, turn it off and pull the battery for a bit. If that does work, factory reset it. If that still somehow doesn't work, contact LG themselves and send it in to be fixed. It's better to send it in than get a completely new phone for more money than getting it fixed. I have had this phone for almost a year and love it. It has some quirks here and there but I've dealt with it if not fixes it. The only issue it still seems to have is the vibrating mechanism stops working for a few seconds but it's whatever, I deal with it. And for the record, Virgin Mobile is the worst carrier to have and expect anything helpful from them. I have my phone through Boost Mobile.
The phone has 8gb of on board storage 4gb which is used up by the phone the rest is available to you for storage. This is why you are getting the numbers you have. Make sure you have any apps set up to store in your ad card like photos ect... also themes take up huge amounts of space so get rid of one's you're not using. Clean out the caches often as well This will free up internal memory. People you need to remember that these are phones not mini pcs. Even the top of the line can only do so much.
Going nuts without group messaging function...we use it a lot for work purposes. Can anyone PLEASE help?! That is my only complaint right now about this phone I just purchased. Is the only option to switch to hangouts...hope not! Seems like group texts should be a simple function...so why doesn't phone provide it? Thanks in advance for your help...I'm definitely that as tech savvy as others on this forum.
marshie, 26 Jan 2015I just want to say with all these negative comments ive had my phone over 6 months n i love It... moreI love the phone too but going nuts without group messaging function! Any suggestions. I can send out to multiple recipients but then replies come back all individual 😞
The phone was amazing at first. I thought it would be the best phone I've ever owned. About a month later it sucked. Browser will close randomly. Keyboard randomly going away. Running slow as hell after deleting all of my junk files, big apps, etc... I do not reply recommend this phone under any circumstances. A chunk of shit that costed $150.