My LG Vortex review

Discussion in 'LG Vortex' started by SCTelephoneMan, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. SCTelephoneMan
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    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:

    Pros:

    -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.
    -2.2 Froyo

    Cons:
    -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
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    Hi I got mine about the same way. It was the Black friday special (free with 2 year contract) though in store they offered a free Jawbone bluetooth headset with it too which retails for $99.

    Anyway I might be able to help you with your screen orientation prob. Go too the settings > display > Auto rotate screen. If you uncheck that then it will stay in portrait mode. Don't ask me how too force it into landscape mode though I have no clue. Though loading something that is landscape only will still open like normal.

    Question for you though do you have to sometimes give yours a shake to make it switch orientation sometimes?

    Sent from my Vortex using DroidForums App
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    I am now on my THIRD LG Vortex (original purchase + TWO replacements from Verizon)! This time, I am getting a message saying that the phone memory is low. I have 75 listings in the Contacts area. I have deleted all extra Apps that I installed. This this is driving me crazy!! My first two phones wouldn't hook up to my car's Bluetooth connection. And now, this problem. LG sent a replacement SD card as they told me that was the problem. But it makes no difference. Anyone have any ideas that would help?? THANKS!!
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