Amazing how fast technology goes. 5 years ago this was a flagship. Today it can barely do anything.
Decent phone for low price, for those who complaining about its performance, it was meant as low cost phone (I got it for $25). This phone works on all my games and apps until years later app updates make apps crashing all the time. Remember it is RARELY the phone's fault for running slow. All app updates are meant to force us to replace current and make unnecessary hardware requirement. know the facts before blaming the hardware. Its one thing that video games have graphic advancement to make hardware obsolete it is entirely another when phone never seen advance in graphic generation and yet need advance hardware.
The LG Volt is a vastly outdated and low hardware phone, to be sure. With only 1 GB of RAM and its impeccably low storage, my applications are constantly crashing. I use Avast Clean Up to combat the low amount of storage and RAM, but there's only so much that it can do. Loading/booting up apps is also a pain sometimes. At times, the phone's touch-screen is unresponsive; another problem likely caused by low RAM. A big issue I'm always having is that I will be typing something when all of a sudden, the keyboard crashes! I don't think I'm asking for much when I say that I want a phone that isn't constantly crashing every second of every day. If you're interested in getting a new phone, I recommend trying a toaster, or even a microwave before remotely thinking about getting an LG Volt. At least with the kitchen appliances, you know that they have some sort of reliability.
I have be using this phone LG 4G( model;ls 740) in UK, but since i came back in Africa (zambia) is not pick up an network.What can i do?
When I try to view a photo while selecting it's thumbnail it automatically opens the very first picture in the folder. This is annoying as all f*#k! Also hate that it doesn't ha e a general music player or photo viewer. My old LG had really good built in apps for both. Eventually, my Volt either got hot or something and one day it quit reading my micro sd card. Tried different cards and it would not read any of the 4 I tried. Put the card in my old Blackberry and it read all 4 just fine. This volt pos only lasted about 7-8 months and I'm ready to buy something else. I've noticed that since digital cell phones came out the life span has gradually went in the tank. 2 to 3 years was the norm. Then it went to about a year. Now it's down to little over half a year. Getting to think this is all a set up for a huge $ making scam.
The phone came with less than 1 GB or RAM. I know because I've checked with several analytic tools and it was ~800 MB or RAM, and I don't mean free -- I mean total. I somehow managed to cope by using a RAM cleaner all the time. As others pointed out, the charging port wore out quickly and the power button became mushy. These were all minor annoyances compared the real issue that plagues this phone: the sensors randomly turn on eat up the battery, such that you can lose 30% power in an hour while it's sitting there unused. The only solution is to keep it plugged in at all times. The phone, however, was easy to root and I did only pay $45 new for it, but I wouldn't recommend it even for free because of how unreliable it is.
Stickinthemud, 08 Jul 2016This phone is high on my list of worst phones I've owned. Although it was nice when I first go... moreI also have had my simple issues with the volt tried systems restore a few times I finally just took a chance and didn't backup the device thinking it's restoring itself from old files I was right don't backup go to settings all apps uninstall with what you can uninstall all Google apps back to factory manually then go to factory reset by pushing power and volume down at same time to reset after I did not a problem with anything worked awsome
Decent phone for web browsing,calls,text and basic use with it's great the battery life however when it comes to games such as Pokemon Go or Fire emblem the RAM limitation is pretty bad,Id look else where if games are important to you when it comes to a smartphone.
This phone is more than 2 years old now, but its still good for soft to modrate use, like web surfing, calls and texts, social apps, and some gaming.
Its very good for the price, it got a decent camera, mid size screen, and very powerful battery.(internal storage is not that awesome)
I recommending it for low budget users.
If you have problems with the keyboard, just instal another one from the play store.
And yeah, this phone supports USB otg (you will need to flash a zip for that, mine works perfectly).(Google it)
And their is a costom MM and lollipop ROMs for this device.(Google it)
Rugged phone, gorilla glass is amazing, LG may be slightly under-rated in some aspects. I've busted a Galaxy in a few weeks time, a Moto G in a few months and this piece of junk Volt is still hanging in, with a keyboard that sometimes won't work and of course it also retains weird RAM allotment issues that others have already pointed out. Sometimes you just gotta restart the thing, it bogs down fast if you are previewing and downloading MP4s and/or running several apps. Its an old phone, I'm surprised to stil have its services at all. When you couple the Volts exceptional will to not crack like a paper thin piece of glass along with LGs unexpectedly solid touch recognition, not to mention a beast battery, it would appear they may be in close pursuit along with Samsung as rightful heir to almost as cool as the iPhone. Again, people are hating on an extremely old budget phone with 1 gig of RAM, and I'm actually proud of the tiny but mighty Volt's resiliency to all these here shade flingers. I'd throw myself in a toilet if I had to deal with similar mockery. That is all.
LG Sucks, 23 Oct 2015LG Volt owner, and I have to say LG is pretty crappy. It seems LG has made the decision that ... moreIf you delete a text, you can remove the time stamp by going back to the same recipient you deleted from, type a partial message, just a few letters is fine, do not send, hit back, then return to the partial message and delete it as well. Time stamp: Gone, girlfriend happy, don't cheat via text message ever again. Haha
AnonD-576653, 26 Aug 2016Who here can tell me why the phone shuts down by itself and when you goto restart it , it does... moreMine has been doing the same thing!! I called customer service & they said the "tower was being upgraded" This is sooooooo frustrating & a HUGE inconvenience!!!
very unhappy customer
Drew, 15 Mar 2016I have had this phone for sometime. The only real issue is small memory. Phone is slow at time... moreOutstanding! Excellent comment. Straight to the point with a reality wake up slap, in the face.
David C, 07 Jun 2016My touch pad went away when I make phone calls I cannot figure how to fix...any suggestions?I corrected all of those problems by getting, oh my, a new V10. That solved everything.
Who here can tell me why the phone shuts down by itself and when you goto restart it , it doesn't reboot intead it hangs at the Virgin Mobile Login Screen