Got my LG Vortex today. I got in on the Black Friday special, paying nothing for the phone with new agreement. All I paid for was saturday fedex shipping.
For the price, (zero) this is a good buy. Some quick pros and cons:
-Good quality sound. Call quality is good.
-Feels solid in your hand. Very solid construction. Doesn't feel like an entry-level model.
-Very snappy. Don't let the 600mhz processor scare you off. Runs Angry Birds very smoothly. Web browsing is quick.
-Plastic screen. If your finger has any moisture or foreign substance on it, it won't glide across the screen.
-"Facebook for LG" is very buggy. Kept giving an error.
-Bing and other assorted Verizon spam all over the phone. Doesn't seem to be a way to get rid of it.
-Charging port is in the bottom of the phone. Forget using the phone in landscape orientation while its charging.
-Camera has no flash
-No Adobe Flash support
-No FM radio, unlike the other LG Optimus phones in this series
Biggest con so far? The proximity sensor is very wonky. And there doesn't seem to be a way to lock the orientation. It's all over the place and sometimes doesn't turn back.
Still, all in all, for the money? A solid entry into the lower end Android lineup. Overall score: 8 out of 10