I think the cut off is more for the battery life then cheaper price. Same goes for soft touch buttons or backlight keys. Now i dont know if ambient light sensor drains and how much it drains in energy but i did resolve this issue with camera sensor instead. I payed 188 euros and for me its a bargain. I get 2 full days from this phone. Standby time is insane. 1 procent in 3 hours. I didnt even test this. But this is some energy efficent phone. New Motorola g lte maybe is better device but with no removable battery and lower capacity i dont know. Motorola g have better front camera and better display but for me this lg is better choice. I did compare moto g lte and lg l90 before i went in the store but 2540 mah battery in this phone have different appeal
how do you make a smartphone without an ambient light sensor? Are the folk at LG on crack or what? Its not a convenience, or even a feature. Its a necessity! How does one use a phone without it? Keep adjusting display brightness manually? Plain dumb. Even the cheapest chinese phones have auto display brightness regulation.
AnonD-144375, 30 May 2014Is auto brightness adjustment available? I tested this device in a shop and I did not find th... moreAuto brightness adjusment is availeble if you download app called lux brightness control in playstore. It cost like 2 euro and it works thru camera. Camera becomes light sensor and then it adjust screen light according to light in camera sensor. So ambient light problem is resolved. For backlight keys you have option for tactile feedback so thru home button you can orientet where is left where is right and you get vibrate touch as response so called tactile feedback, now bad news for rhis device, i found a bug and its lg fameous wifi sleep stuck error. This is lg most fameous problem in all of its devices. Now you have so many option in wifi settings so i hope its only glitch in batterygurus self learning behaviour.
Is auto brightness adjustment available?
I tested this device in a shop and I did not find this option in the settings menu. All I found is the manual adjustment.
Thanks in advance.
Here are the apps which i have deactivated because it's useless for me.
cbs message (place message aka maps message service)
google play newsstand
google play movies
google play music
google play games
google play books
youtube (i have supertube installed instead wich is better for me!)
wow. 32 hours and 36 procent left with 103 hours estimated. qualcomm batteryguru installed. and something new that i've not seen before task manager option to shut down services from refreshing in every app plus periodicly ram booster build in original task manager. Didnt find that on jelly bean (samsung) for so called lack of ambient light sensor there is another solution by installing lux automatic brightness wich function thru camera and it's low power app. By the way that app reduces brightness even more than standard nits. Overall this phone is only in it's class with that removeble battery capacity, i've checked entire gsm list of devices
Lenovo P780 is better then this phone...my hubby is Lenovo from last 3 months and his battery life is great...I have recently purchase but not satisfied if I compare with Lenovo
Just picked this great for value phone. I am impressed for that price. It seems that this phone is thinner then it is and light to. Display colors seems to be washed out but it's more natural then full capacity ips panel which seems to be oversaturated. I have deactivated most of apps that i dont use so there is planty of them which can be deactivated. Art is present so hopefully it will run even smoother but so far there is no lag. And by the way it's first time i see so many themes for LG ui 3.0. There is no led notification and no ambient light sensor but there is some gimmick like auto brightness depending on temperature of battery or cpu which is great. Overall this is best mid range phone for this value. Not even interested in high end phone any more. By the way there is more ram availeble after ART conversion
AnonD-254839, 25 May 2014It doesn't have gorilla glass.....
I've confermed frm lg care..well from what i can see,the screen is made of gorilla glass 2 similar to the samsung S3 ; also most retailers have gorilla glass written in the phone's spec sheet
but hey,i just own the phone i didn't build it so i could be wrong
Best smartphone mid-range on the market!
I have a 405N model
Memory 8Gb(3.9Gb user)
SD card 32 Gb (you can move app to SDcard :D )
CPU: Quad-Core Cortex A7 1.2Ghz
Grafic: Adreno 305
LCD: 540X960 240dpi gorilla glass 2
Camera: Fronte 0.3Mp, Rear 8.0Mp Video REC Full HD
Android version: 4.4.2 kitkat
Sensors(by Antutu): IR remote :D
Linear Acceleration Sensor
Rotation Vector Sensor
Antutu X Benchmark: Best score 17057
UX: Multitask 2956
CPU: Cpu integer 1809
Cpu float-point 1442
Ram: Ram operation 1101
Ram Speed 1023
GPU: 2D graphics (540x960) 1030
3D graphics (540x960) 5291
IO: Storage 701
I have this phone to two weeks is very fast in the web browser in game and comes with some very good applications from LG
At home no longer use the remote control for the TV or the DVD, just use the LG L90 :D
Again LG learned to listen the consumers
Thanks again LG
Laurizio, 23 May 2014I bought this phone last week and I've liked it very much. The problem I've been facing is the... moreIndeed the choice in sparse, yet I was able to find one that I hope will fit the device properly. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/351070473513?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2648
At least it seems that every port and hole has its own opening. The case should be arriving in a few business days. When it does, I could share my thoughts on it.
Renaud, 16 May 2014I've had mine 3 days.
Was very happy, until I found that the rotating function is not workin... moreI would like to review my first comment, as I did find a solution, and am since very happy with this cellular.
All I had to do is re-calibrate the sensor, and my problem was solved !
Just a last comment...Not always accurate in finding the location you are in, not always.
All is Good !