King Manthu, 26 Nov 2017I love this phone but now It doesn't read my SIM Help me root and carmeleon will fix that
the lg spirit h440n is the worst phone i ever had and i dont recomend it to anyone, it lags even on home screen and youtube videos.
Czarek, 17 Oct 2017I have LG H440n with NFC.I know right, same. Wrong info on here
Anonymous, 23 Aug 2017My lg spirit is working. good. gps is ok i am runinf 7.1 How can i get update on LG Spirit 4G. I'm using 5.0.1 and not showing any update on phone. Pls confirm
MediQ, 15 Aug 2017I have version with mediatek processor and android 6.0Great, great. In the meantime, I sold this one and got myself Samsung Galaxy J7 2016. I just needed something more powerful and bigger screen.
MediQ, 15 Aug 2017I have version with mediatek processor and android 6.0Asus has released new entry-level models with 16gb internal storage and 3gb of ram (but 1280x720 in 5.2", less ppi), check those out.
That model has a known GPS problem. As far as I have read it's a compatibility issue and it's seen only in some parts of the world, Europe for instance. So it's not exactly a hardware fault. What I experienced was that the GPS was connecting to the satelites quite slow, taking about 5 minutes or sometimes more and even when connected it had very poor and buggy signal.
There are various fixes in internet and some of them helped me. Now my phone connects to the satelites in 5-10 seconds and it's more accurate and in general it's usable. I'll share it with you what I have done to "heal" the GPS Location capabilities.
1: Enable the GPS and the Mobile Internet and download the application "GPS Fix" . Open it and click on the "Fix GPS" button, then wait a bit. It'll silently download a file with the latest locations of the satelites. This will help the phone to locate the satelites easier. This you will have to do only once, or at least once in a while, a month or so.
2: Download another application. It's called MTK Engineering Mode.
Once you open it go to MTK Settings. Slide right until you see the "Location" tab. Go to "YGPS". Then go to "Information" tab, select the following options in that pattern : HOT-FULL-AGPS RESTART. Then go to the first tab "SATELITES" and you'll see the Satelites popping up one by one, meaning that it was connecting to them. Once it finds 4-5 satelites the GPS is good to go. Do not close this app. Just minimize it and open the Navigate app that you're using.
For me this helped a lot. I was testing it for a few days. The first day it wasn't that quick, but the next days it started to connect quite fast, as I said within 5-10 seconds and it was more accurate, enough to bring you to the destination.
The first step you'll have to do only once, or once per some period of time, a month or few months, just to download the file with the latest satelities location.
As for the second step now, a week after I applied this fix I have to only start MTK Engineering moded application, to go to Location-YGPS and just wait for the satelites to pop up and appear. Once you see 4-5 connected just minimize the app and open the navigation app.
Something else that I did was tightening up a few bolts on the bottom of the phone (on its back) . Just read that somewhere. Don't know if that helped.
Overall LG H420 is okay for its price. It has a good design, if you tweak it up a bit it'll be fast enough, the camera is ok during the day, the call quality and sound are good, the storage space is not a lot but if you manage it well you'll be fine.
eeee, 12 Oct 2016@Snail - are you sure it is not you who doesn't know how to tweak the phone and thus unleash i... morePlease tell me how to address the GPS problem. I tried to raise some contacts as explained in many videos but no satellites at all. Sometimes it catches one satellite, that's all. Thanks!
thrashcraft, 07 Jun 2017I don't know what people are crying about here. This phone is over 2 years old and it was pret... moreGPS not working at all. I mean, localization by "only GPS" mode. It's a defect come from factory. Thousands of online videos explain how to fix it by raising some contacts in the circuitry for a better contact with the antenna metal strips, doesn't work in most cases. I still use my old little Samsung Pocket Neo successfully as a GPS in my car; I stopped using it as a cell phone because it's display is way too small for my old eyesight, thus I bought this LG but wish to set it on fire.
I don't know what people are crying about here. This phone is over 2 years old and it was pretty good and very competitive in 2015 when it comes to the same price segment, and it still can be good if you get kernel adiutor, root your phone and tweak it a little bit. The default configuration (afair it was ondemand scheduler) is quite bad.
Switch the scheduler to "interactive", tweak it and you will be fine, even in 2017.