Martin, 30 Dec 2016Well, help me!!! I had to do Factory reset thinking its something wrong why i cant upgrade to... moreMarshmallow update won't be available if on device not too much space for new software, I'm h440 user and software size has been ~1.2 GB.
LG Spirit 4g H440N - tl;dr/ratings at bottom
Background, I had this phone for 6-12 months, quite enjoyed it at a price of $150 AUD. Really good battery life, charge it the night before and it lasts the whole working day and still has 40% c. by the time I plug it in at night. Adaptive brightness due to phone temp is a little bit annoying, but only in direct sunlight. Not great for outside use, screen is hardly bright enough at 100% - difficult to see. Indoors, no issues. Looks clean, good quality screen and decent damage/drop resistance. Doesn't seem to scratch (I haven't managed to) but I had never found a case for it and it is vulnerable to smashing from the corner. Had very good reception, good data speeds (4g network, 40down, ~6 up) and call quality is good but not perfect. Speaker is loud but as with most small speakers, gets crackly at higher volume. No equalizer settings or useful software tools, stock standard apps are somewhat intrusive, had problems disabling notifications, if your phone has an issue and wants to update, no way to ignore that. As with recent LG's, knock code is very useful. Doesn't work if you cover the front facing camera or at a perfectly level angle to the ground. Has to be tilted with light on the camera. Rear button is laggy and slow to respond. Like a lot of phones, sucks with auto rotation, nothing special, slow to change.
Inside case Micro SD, Micro Sim, Phone storage onboard is not great. Not good for very many user installed apps as a large chunk goes to factory installed applications.
All in all, decent phone but lacking in power. Camera could be better but is still decent for a snap. Front facing camera sucks, phone lags and heats up (doesnt overheat just limits brightness - no fix) when playing 720p video of any codec.
Reason for upgrade: Limit repairability, access to spare parts in Australia and not able to find somebody to repair the screen after Cat dropped the base (corner smash, chips fall out). No problems with screen after crack, 3 months later, screen assembly (meaning got no clue what part, neither does LG) has decided to stop accepting touch alltogether on lock-screen, unlocked, factory reset etc. But (here's the catch) responds flawlessly to knock code to unlock (but not relock) screen. Basically, screwed if the screen is turned on.
Planning to get: Sony Xperia XA 4G
Would I recommend this phone: Yes to an extent. If it's < $150AUD and if you can find a case. NO, if there are more suitable options.
Construction: 8/10. Solid but weak to corner cracks, glass does not stay in place well when smashed.
Software: 5/10. Comes with MS Office equivalent for free, others are useless and take a decent hike of space up.
Hardware: 6/10. Decent screen, underpowered processor, GPU esp. but still good battery life. No bragging rights there.
Connectivity: 8/10. No problems here, actually one of the better phones (had a long list of Samsung, Oppo, MI-, Sony and other LG's).
Spare parts/To fix: $40 for screen, LG has one source company for replacement screen. Screwed if you need the whole screen assembly. If it's broke - BUY a new phone.
All up: 6/10. Decent; works. No bragging rights.
akshay, 23 Dec 2016can it support jio sim?Good phone I had used it so awesome
Please veiwers don't believe others comments a good phone with a good price very good condition phone.no other phone with 4g comes under 10000.so my option is you can buy lg spirit h442 which supports 4g please don't believe others comments they are 3g phones comments so believe my comments I was searching a better phone for me but all certified buyers told that you can buy redmi.but it isn't avaliable in any. Online shops under 10000 so I asked how about lg they told compared to lg magna,lg bellow,leon etc.the 4g phone with best features is lg phone I love lg so good cute brand with cute features and 4g please vote or comment
Terrible phone ! Probs switchin it on have to take battery out all the time . when you have it in your pocket the settings reset ie ring volume off etc and when on any apps if u need to look at your phone book takes about 30secs to work this simple procedure out ! Krap!
sander, 07 Jun 2016Dnt believe fake comments .lg spirit never get marshmellow update .Why are you talking like that you full of shit.you are talkin about nokia 5210 and lg spirit hello lg spirit lte has update to 6.0 marshmalov and you are talking about nokia before 10 Years
Martin, 30 Dec 2016Well, help me!!! I had to do Factory reset thinking its something wrong why i cant upgrade to... moreWell, I'm not sure if Marshmallow was ever released for variant that runs on Mediatek chipset. I own this phone with Snapdragon processor and I received it long time ago. Only thing you can try is connecting your phone with PC and try to search for an software update over LG tool.
Well, help me!!!
I had to do Factory reset thinking its something wrong why i cant upgrade to Marshmallow 6.0. Still no results after 5-6 months. So does it matter why it still not showing? Because of factory reset?
Well, I used this phone for like year and a half, till today when I got Galaxy J7 2016. Spirit was a decent phone, but I needed something with bigger internal memory, screen and a bit of more RAM. And in the last time, it started overheating like crazy, after watching like two or three youtube videos, CPU temperature used to go up, and accoring to Clean Master it was around 50-60. But if you are on a budget and just need few light apps, I can still recommend this phone, because nice thing about it is that it still gets updates (I got some update, which was around 300mb last week), and if you like compact phones I guess it's one of the better available right now.
You get pretty big pack of features with this phone at this pricepoint. I really recommend this one, when you don't wanna spend thousands.
The latest version of Android isn't 6.0.1. It is 6.0 but the specs are saying that it is 6.0.1. Change it.
I own this phone over six months now and it*s ok. it doesn*t support OTG.
When comng the network in my mobile lg spirit then phone is heated and calling and oprate the internet by lg spirit then incresing the heat is increse......plz hlp me any body????
I got this phone over a year ago in September and it performed beautifully for over a year. Camera was used to take photos of notes, be it paper or powerpoint, music sound is excellent and the phone itself is amazingly easy to navigate. You can hide icons you don´t want displayed in the menu, which I love since I hate clutter of things I don´t use. Battery lasts a long time, though I charge it often because of my love for music.
BUT! What convinces me that this is an amazing and durable phone is the fact that about three weeks ago mine accidentally took a little dive into the toilet (flushed) and soaked there for an hour with only a plastic protector. An hour in the water. Panic and all that, and for a while I thought it was lost. After drying (hairdryer from a distance), shaking and waiting, it turned on. Everything worked, but the backlight. So I could not see the screen, but music, photos, connecting to my laptop, taking photos and calls and everything worked. Why the past tense? Because a week ago while blindly trying to change music it blinked to life. Ladies and gentlemen, the screen is glowing again! The only damage are a few lighter dots at the very bottom.
An hour-long soak and my LG Spirit works as perfectly as before! If you want a quality phone that endures water, falls (yep, took a couple of those), being slept on and carried in a bag, but for a small price, go with this one. Plus you can get a ton of nice-looking soft/hard/flip covers for under two dollars, too!
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@Snail - are you sure it is not you who doesn't know how to tweak the phone and thus unleash its actually great potential? Dig around in XDA and you might discover that for its price tag it is actually a really good phone. Yes, I know it has issues such as some problems with the GPS, but that can be easily worked around. But as to it's performance ... tweak it with a few wise tools, which you can use only after you root it (I hope you know what that means) and then see and feel the difference. And yeah, stop using $hitty apps. That might make whatever phone you're using perform much better and will definitely give you more bang for your buck.
so far the slowest phone one the market. it hangs allll the time I want to throw it against the wall and see it braoken in millón pieces. than I remember im poor. cabo wait to buy Samsung again
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2016The gps is too bad always gives me wrong direction. The only problem which I got .Are you sure that the GPS is activated? If not, the position you sometimes get is not from GPS but from local antena...