LG Revolution Review

May 26, 2011
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Welcome to the Revolution! This is LG's newest effort for Verizon, the LG Revolution running on their 4G LTE network. This device features a 4.3-inch 480 x 800 pixel resolution TFT display and a single core Snapdragon MSM8655 1GHz processor, connecting with Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, HDMI, DNLA, and it's got Netflix! That this is one of the most important draws to the device makes us wary of it. But behold, this is an LG phone and we've been rolling out with some rather impressive LG phones as of late. The LG Optimus 3D and the T-Mobile G2x were pretty excellent, how does the LG Revolution add up?

The big question here is whether you're going to want to select this device or one of the other Verizon LTE phones. Hands down, that's the decision. Unless, on the other hand, you're one of those weird folks who collects LG phones, in which case, here's your next purchase! As for the rest of the world, is this device worth the cash - $249.99 and a two-year service plan? We shall see!

Hands-On and Unboxing of the LG Revolution

Hardware

This device is a candybar design with a camera up the center of the back and a volume dongle on the right. Right next to the volume there's a covered HDMI port. Along the bottom is one mic hole, another mic hole on the top of the back, and a miniUSB port along the left, again covered by a nice shiny piece of chome-looking plastic. Most of the device is soft plastic except for the metal strip along the middle of the back and a nice slab of what MIGHT be Gorilla Glass along the front. We're still checking on this factoid.

On the whole, this device has no stand-out physical features. It fits in the palm of your hand, the soft plastic along the back is nice to rub on your cheek, and the cameras on front and back are generally OK. Check below for some examples of photos and videos from both ends. The back does look rather nice, aesthetics get a plus on the battery cover. Brushed metal surrounds the display just like the LG Optimus 3D

Software

What you're working with here is LG's user interface, certainly one of the least-changed versions of Android you're going to see out there as far as changes to the UI go. There's a little red dot marking which homescreen you're on, your lock screen is a lovely door that needs to be pulled up, and your apps drawer is separated by category. Other than that, it WOULD be essentially vanilla but LG has opted to go the Bing route. What this means is that instead of getting the standard set of Google apps that you love, you'll have to download them from the app store - they'll still be free, but if you're used to certain things like Google Navigator being there for you, you'll have that extra few clicks to deal with. Bing's apps are… not our favorite, we shall say. They work alright, but Google's setup is optimized for Android, so we love it best.

As far as amount of apps goes, there's 48 shortcuts in your app drawer, the vast majority of them going to individual apps rather than being shortcuts to things like settings, and there ARE quite a few that you'll more than likely never use. Netflix, Camera, Music, Gallery, Contacts, Phone, and a basic browser that we'd later replace with Firefox would be fine with me, but lo! We must make concessions for the Android Market.

Netflix Streaming over Wifi

Yes indeed, you can stream Netflix, and the Netflix app is starting to be pushed to several other platforms as we speak. Currently the results certainly do not appear to be the best. The result you see here isn't connected to LTE, instead working through my very fast WiFi connection and the picture still appears to be rather ratty. Hopefully we see a vast improvement soon.

Netflix Streaming Over WiFi Demonstration

Camera

The camera setup here is a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front best used for video chat and a back-facing camera at 5-megapixels, capable of 720p video recording and placed at the center top of the back of the phone. Have a look below for examples of media collected with all the best settings:

Front-Facing 1.3-megapixel Photo

Front-Facing Video

Back-Facing 5-megapixel Photo

Back-Facing 720p Video

Performance

This device, like the general majority of the smartphone population out there today, is generously quick with the loading of apps and the flipping back and forth between screens. We've collected some benchmark scores for you below that should give you a generally OK idea of how well this device performs against the rest of the devices we've tested in the past. As always, we wish the device luck in it's test taking, and do check to make sure it's got plenty of sharpened pencils and a kneaded eraser.

Linpack

Smartbench 2011

Quadrant Advanced

AnTutu

Battery

We've definitely got to put this device through an extended test for the 1500 mAh battery as it only really shows its true face after a while - not because the battery changes any significant amount over a short while, but because it's important to test the real-world effects of carrying this thing around using LTE all over the place. As you know, we've had not the best results with LTE blasting the batteries out of the DROID Charge and the HTC ThunderBolt. Thus far it appears that we may well have a winner on our hands, having only had to charge it once each day (overnight) and the charge pumping the battery up to 100% in right around an hour's time.

Wrap-Up

This device is the third device to offer 4G LTE connectivity, and it's certainly comparable with the first two. This device weighs approximately the same as the first two, their displays are quite different, and their processors are extremely similar. We'll have a 3-way battle between the three LTE devices out soon, but for now let's just say that there's really no clear winner. Instead you'll more than likely be choosing between which bit of hardware you like the best, aka which one feels best in your hand, and which user interface you like best. LG doesn't take too many far-off blows with Android's basic setup other than the obvious Bing integration rather than straight-up Google.

The device itself is rather non-fantastic, looking like a basic candybar with a lovely and very fashionable metal strip along the back. This is LG's new aesthetic tie between their devices, and I've said it before and I'll say it again: it's classy. The camera is fine, not the best, the front-facing camera is basically strictly for video chat, and all of your insides move as speedily as an average user should want, (the device is not as powerful as a dual-core phone like the LG G2x,) and everything you want to do outside playing the most high-powered games on the market should work out fine for you, you everyperson Android user.

Now as for your hardcore early-adopters: beware. You're going to walk in to this phone expecting something, (like Netflix with LTE,) and you'll very possibly be surprised how you're let down by the whole situation. Certainly this device does connect over LTE, and it's speedy with both the downloads and the uploads, but the device doesn't seem to have a significant amount of benefits over the HTC ThunderBolt or the DROID Charge. On the other hand, if you see this device first, you'll more than likely love this device the best. If you see one of the others first, you'll more than likely love that one the best. Any way you look at it, Verizon wins.


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  • Anonymous

    LG is really taking some huge strides IMO.I have the G2X and its my first LG phone. I’ve had almost every brand of phone out and LG really does make decent hardware nowadays. If I had Verizon, I would have the Revolution. Seems like a great phone. Except for Bing. I don’t understand that. Google shouldn’t let any OEM put Bing on their OS.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      LG for the win! G2x is fabulous except for the light leak situation – how’s your display treating you?

      • Anonymous

        Its not too bad.I have it in three corners but its barely noticeable .I still love this phone though.

    • Anonymous

      Well put…  If you like LG and other digital devices check out project Advanced Technology and Design Korea’s blog (www.advancedtechnologykorea.com) and facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/advancedtechKOR). Have a good one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1079510003 Joshua Keene

    yea its nice to see a LTE 4G phone with longer then 4 hour battery life but the Bing thing is a killer, i know you can root it and take it off but buying this phone supports Verizon’s decision to Bing out phones, just dont get it they arent shipping iphone 4 with google set as default, leave Bing where it belongs, on blackberrys!!!!!!!!

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      lol truth! bing should be flinged

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=550026929 Justin Mark Santilli

    The Bing this isn’t even a big deal Joshua. As the author states, they can be replaced with all of the Google apps you know and love you just have to download them from the Market. The Bing apps take up a very low percentage of the phones total memory (16GB on-board and up to 32 GB SD) so they are content just sitting on my phone while I run all of my beloved Google apps. : ) 

    I picked up this phone yesterday after comparing it in store to the DROID Charge and Thunderbolt. Overall, I just felt like LG did it right this time. The device is classy, the screen looks great, It has fantastic responsiveness (especially compared to my original Moto DROID) and the Optimus UI is close enough to the stock with some added improvements, like music and power controls in the notification bar.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      word up Justin, glad you like it

    • Will

      I totally agree about Bing not being a big deal. First thing I did was install all the Google goodness on my Rev. A couple of minutes is all it take to get Bing out of the picture. Install Dolphin mini, or whatever your favorite browser is, and you’re set. You can also just set your home page to Google in the stock browser. You may have to use a task killer to completely shut down the browser before the change takes effect, but problem solved.

      I bought the Thunderbolt on launch day, and returned it a week later. There were way too many issues, such as battery life, 4g switching to 3g all the time, bad noise cancellation, etc. I did the same thing you did. I compared the LG to the Charge and TB. The screen is really nice on the LG, and the colors were more natural looking than the Charge. I also like that it has two 16GB cards, an internal for apps, and an external for general storage. I have over 140 apps on my Rev, and haven’t even made a dent in the storage space.

      I’ve been using Launcher Pro (paid) since the Droid1, but I’m actually really digging the stock launcher. Apps are split into categories, and you can make new categories and move apps around. I just made a category named VZ Junk, and put all the bloatware in it. I moved the category all the way to the bottom, and then minimized it, so the Verizon junk doesn’t even show up! Alot of my apps didn’t download automatically, so it took a while to install may favorites, but everything installed really fast.

      My only complaint is the weak speakerphone. It’s not very loud. Other than that, so far it’s been great. Oh, and I actually got pretty nice results on Netflix. Not great, but very watchable. I’m really impressed so far.

      • Cktjgt2

        what is the battery life really like…for those of us that text, do facebook and check email?

      • Will

        The battery life has been pretty descent. I picked it up last night and spent most of the night downloading my old apps, but it was on the charger most of the time. It charges up faster than my Thunderbolt did, but it still takes a couple of hours for a full charge. It has lasted me right at 6 hours, with sporadic but heavy usage (Netflix streaming for about 30 min, downloading apps, browsing, checking the forums,  email, etc….).

        I noticed that turning off LTE in the settings (Wireless & networks – Mobile networks – System Select – Network mode —- requires reboot for some reason) made a huge difference. At home I have strong 4g, but at work all cell signals have a lot of dead zones. With 4g on, you can sit there and watch the battery go down. LTE really hammers the battery, but not as much as on the Thunderbolt. It might have something to do with constantly searching for a signal in weak areas.

        I’m very pleased with it so far. Also, because the screen is so bright, you can have it at about 30%, and save even more battery. By the way, this screen is amazing! In full afternoon sunlight, you can easily read it with the brightness turned up. Very impressive!

      • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

        Thus far we’re experiencing very much the same situation. On the other hand, I do love brightness and always have it cranked.

      • Lvn2srvchrist

        You’ll probably have to charge it twice a day depending on what type of connection you have. One of those two times being at night.

      • tecknot

        I think the battery life on the Rev stinks!  I am coming from a BBStorm.  The Rev might last 3 hours at best.  Also, it take forever to recharge to 100%.  My BB would get a full charge within 2 to 3 hours.  The Rev I have to leave it charging the whole night through.  So, I have to keep my Rev plugged in (USB to PC) while at work and even then I can quickly run down.  By the time I get home, my phone is dead.  What good is that?  I even tried to shut apps down (force stops) but that hasn’t made a difference.

        Does anyone know of tips to save the battery life on this thing?  I am ready to take this one back and get something else.

        Kind regards,

        tecknot

      • RootYourPhone

        For better battery life when the root exploit is found I would reccomend doing so far any Android phone as u can remove the apps which u dont want. For myself ie facebook, the amazon apps etc…

      • Convoy147

        the battery life in almost any touch screen sucks

      • Convoy147

        the battery life in almost any touch screen sucks

      • M Maldonado1

        Can someone please tell me how to install Google and take off the bing? Do i do all of that from the market? Thanks for any help you can give me!

  • Anonymous

    I like the Qi compatible back-plate on this phone.

    Don’t miss your chance to get this phone at a much lower price. Thanks to the Memorial day sale: http://bit.ly/jLZqTZ :)

  • Ezryder

    I traded the Charge in for the Rev just this morning. It was my second Charge in two weeks. Hated the clown UI, and the GPS and wifi and data connections had a mind of their own. I’m liking the Rev.but have you tried voice to text? Its pretty horrible, especially in the car. Its virtually useless. But the speakerphone is quite loud. All the way down and its still loud, for me. GPS picks up immediately. And I love the UI. The screen, though, is not as good as the Charge, in my opinion. Its good, just not as good. Though the colors are more natural, as someone said. And it is quite a bit heavier than the Charge, but I don’t care. The Charge was almost too light. This is about the same as the Thunderbolt. I also preferred the hard buttons on the Charge. Overall, I think the Rev will be a good phone, though it also badly needs the gingerbread keyboard. And there’s got to be a fix for the voice to text. Luckily, it works ok in Navigation, cuz you can hit Done when you’re through talking.

  • http://twitter.com/optrader0 Anonymous

    Can anyone describe the web browsing quality. Integrated adobe flash vids work well?

    Also does the device have hdmi mirroring? Web browsing mirroring? Or just user pics and vids.

    • Zach Boon

      It has complete HDMI mirroring! its pretty awesome!

      • http://twitter.com/optrader0 Anonymous

        Thx. Wonder why charge and Rev don’t list the mirroring, like the x2 does at verizon website. Probably go with Rev instead of x2 then, as long as the browsing is smooth.

  • llkr2

    anyone find a video chat that lets you use the front facing camera yet?

    • Mynus

      I went to a verizon wireless store where the employee told me about Tango–which actually allows you to video chat not only with android users but iphone users as well!

    • Sam

      TANGO

    • Sam

      TANGO

    • Livelove

      skype && oovoo

  • Anonymous

    Seriously one of the best reviews put together!! Great post as usual!  As a communicator for project Advanced Technology and Design Korea, I shared this news with the audience through the twitter (www.twitter.com/advancedtechkr) and facebook  (www.faceboook.com/advancedtechKOR).  For more related content and device reviews of LG and other company devices, check out the blog when you can! (http://www.advancedtechnologykorea.com).  There are tons of reviews and post!  Have a good one and happy Monday from Korea.

  • Todd bush

    BATTERY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!, APP’S ARE VERY SLOW EVEN KNOWNING I HAVE 3G. PHONE
    BASICALY JUST SLOW. WORSE THAN MY DROID

  • Todd bush

    BATTERY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!, APP’S ARE VERY SLOW EVEN KNOWNING I HAVE 3G. PHONE
    BASICALY JUST SLOW. WORSE THAN MY DROID

  • Todd bush

    BATTERY SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!, APP’S ARE VERY SLOW EVEN KNOWNING I HAVE 3G. PHONE
    BASICALY JUST SLOW. WORSE THAN MY DROID

    • audiohavoc

      I went from an HTC Droid Eris to the LG Revolution and couldn’t be happier.  It runs really fast and smooth and the battery is doing very well while running on 4G LTE all day.  

  • Lisatweety78

    I just ordered this phone but am seeing a lot of comments about Bing being on it and it being an issue. I am coming from a Motorola Droid and would like to keep my apps the way they are. How can I get rid of Bing and go with Google?

    • Deblentz

      The only way to get rid of Bing is to root your phone and use a program such as Titanium Backup to delete unwanted preinstalled programs.

  • Nikolai

    I love my Revolution, everything runs smoothly and I couldn’t be happier with my choice!

  • Jaceyk_2011

    Okay my revolution is great but it will hardly ever send texts and when it does the person only recieves half my text..i dont know whats going on with it…anyone know?

    • Gcgirl1965

      I had the same issues, after the tech researched for over an hour, my issue was sent to another department and 7 days later, they told me that I was using a 7 digit phone number and it needed to be 10.  The same people I had been texting w/o the area code all of the sudden was not getting my text and their solution was the area code.  It works though.

  • http://www.freearticlesreading.com/ John J. McBride

    I thought 4.3 would feel bigger in my hand but is a great size and
    perfectly weight balanced. The matte finish means no slippery, cheap
    feeling and the thickness, while maybe thicker than other phones has no
    negative effect on usage, at least not to a grown man with normal sized
    hands.

    The Revolution is very fast and has handled everything I have
    thrown at it with ease. Plants vs Zombies, Need For Speed Shift,
    Peggle, Field Runners, ADW Launcher EX.

    As an experienced Android user I see no need to review the out of
    box software supplied by the phone maker. It’s automatic for me to
    install ADW Launcher, SwiftKey X Keyboard, Z player for music and
    whatever Google stuff the phone maker neglected. The ability to do this
    is the strength of the Android platform.

    The battery life out of the box was simply sad, so what I wound up
    doing on the 3rd day was turn off data when I’m not using it. That took
    the battery life from the four hours on the first couple of days to
    over 13 hours.

    The 4G stuff means nothing to me as it is not available in my
    area. Even if it was the data caps imposed by the carriers have
    rendered it a non-issue. The pricing for data is way, way out of touch
    with reality.

    Looks like the LG Revolution fits into the most bang for your buck category. I highly recommend it. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/EngineSolutions Heather Northrop Tucker

    Is anyone forgetting about the actual phone that it is suppose to be? I can’t talk to ANYONE, since all they hear is garbled crap. I have to put it on speaker phone and hold it flat just to talk to anyone. The microphone is simply an after thought, with barely a prick hole on the bottom. I am SO disgusted with this “phone”. Great it can do all the other things (of course there are problems with that, and have had to take out the battery and reload due to it freezing, even while trying to end a call!) but it is a PHONE, yet NO ONE can hear me!!!!!

    If you want to actually use it as a phone as well, I would suggest trying out something else. It is to the point that my family will not even talk to me if I am on this phone. Very Pathetic!

  • Anonymous

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  • AirSafetyWriter

    The LG Revolution is the worst cell/smart phone I’ve had — and I’m on my second (a “certified replacement” for the new one I got in June. Keypad response and everything else about it is slow, plus it’s unpredictable. Example: the replacement requires re-entry of password for each of the four email accounts on the phone most — but not all — of the time. Spare yourself the aggravation and stay away from this tortoise.

    • fairandbalanced

      AirSafteyWriter give it a break! you work for Samsung or HTC? y

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Mohr/1634451616 John Mohr

    Could the space bar be any smaller on this phone? It’s hardly the width of my thumb. Never have I been so wary of texting. I used to text more than I spoke on my phone!!! Honestly that’s what I have a cell phone for. Now I’m forced to back track every text and replace all the misplaced periods with spaces and there’s no arrow keys so it makes the process entirely draining. I absolutely hate this phone. I have it off as much as on and would throw it to the wayside if given the chance.

    I have no problems with the mic like others have had, the phone aspect works fine if you don’t count the insane lag it takes for the screen to light back on during a call if you need to hit a button. Sometimes the phone decides some apps don’t deserve to work anymore so you’re forced to reinstall the app or restart the phone(reinstalling is faster.)  I don’t play games on my phone. I just want to read news and communicate easily with others. This phone does not cover those bases adequately in my opinion.

  • http://usb3gvn.com USB 3G

    Hi! I read your report and I want to said it is good imformation. I like it and I appreciate your effort. Thank you very…much! (^-^)

  • Gcgirl1965

    The LG Rev I have is continually searching for service and the same time every day turns itself off and back on.  Anyone else having this issue? 

  • Yurztroolee06

    I am having problems with the “end call” button.. IT WON’T HANG UP!!!! I have to take the battery completely out to hang up!!! Has anyone else had this problem???

    • VerizonLGvictim

      Yes. Third phone from Verizon and it still doesn’t work. I have to believe that every one of these phones has this issue.

  • AdWalk

    Anybody not receive calls or texts for extended periods in full 4G network service?  On second replacement and still experiencing this issue.  Should have gotten the iPhone

  • SA

    I am on my third Revolution. 4G is a joke and many times does not work. Battery life is awful. Emails sometime come in on time….some times hours later! Internet connection comes and goes even in very large cities. Mine stays on 3G all the time, because 4G searching eats so much battery life.

    NOT worth the money…stay away from this phone! It SHOULD be great…but in reality it is not.

  • SA

    I am on my third Revolution. 4G is a joke and many times does not work. Battery life is awful. Emails sometime come in on time….some times hours later! Internet connection comes and goes even in very large cities. Mine stays on 3G all the time, because 4G searching eats so much battery life.

    NOT worth the money…stay away from this phone! It SHOULD be great…but in reality it is not.

  • Gametoo

    This is my first smart phone and after having it several months, I still hate it.  I call it a “smart aleck” phone and an adolescent android because it is always doing something I didn’t want it to do, or not doing something that I want it to do.  It requires a fingernail to press the on button because it is nor raised above the surface of the phone.  Before you can move your finger to the screen and make the upward motion required to complete the start up, the screen sometimes darkens and you have to begin again.  More often, you have to back space to get to the required screen and turn on the device.  Plan to charge every night or be left with a dead battery that requires several minutes of charging before you can retrieve and voice mail or make a call, even when the charger is plugged into an electrical outlet.  Often, it can only operate in 3G, and when I was in northwest NJ over Christmas, it was unable to send email with attachments (“no network available”) even though other email could be sent.  Also, in this location I did not receive texts sent to me and voice mail was sometimes late.  Routinely, some email messages cannot be opened.  Lack of an arrow button makes correcting messages a hassle; you have to use the backspace key.  Incoming phone calls and text messages sometimes do not ring and you have to keep checking to be sure nothing came through.  For months, almost daily there was some kind of unpleasant surprise and annoying, new performance issue.  There is no delete button so you have to use a menu that may require multiple steps to reach.  If there was a button to blow this thing up I would have pressed it long ago.

  • Desi

    Had it for 3 weeks. Piece of junk. Heavy, sluggish touch screen that freezes, random shut downs, dim screen, battery lasts 3 hrs with very light use. Can not think of anything good. Have a stratosphere that completely blows it away.

    • Tracy

      I just bought mine yesterday.  I’m in complete agreement.  This piece of shit is always freezing up on me.  Also, it made me do an update the first day I had it.  I switched from the HTC incredible and didn’t have any complaints with it, just wanted a bigger screen.  The HTC picture quality was so much better when watching videos as well. I’m going to exchange it since my 14 day time period has not expired, just wish I wouldn’t have bought all the accessories as I can’t return them. 

    • Tracy

      I just bought mine yesterday.  I’m in complete agreement.  This piece of shit is always freezing up on me.  Also, it made me do an update the first day I had it.  I switched from the HTC incredible and didn’t have any complaints with it, just wanted a bigger screen.  The HTC picture quality was so much better when watching videos as well. I’m going to exchange it since my 14 day time period has not expired, just wish I wouldn’t have bought all the accessories as I can’t return them. 

  • Disgusted

    On my second phone and having the same problemsI had with the first. It’s a piece of shit. I am so disgusted with this phone. Freezes all the time, can’t hang up, and people receive only 1/2 of my texts!!!!!!!!How can I get out of my 2 year contract with Verizon or get a different phone? This is an expensive piece of Technology as the “Verizon Man” said. So why do I have to take the battery out every other day to reset it?

  • heavychevy94

    I have had two LG Revolutions and I have to say, I don’t ever want to but anything else from LG; I even want to give my washer and dryer back this phone is so bad. The phone freezes up, reboots on its own, battery life is horrible (Die Hard should consider making a battery for this phone), emails need to be deleted a few times before the phone agrees the messages are deleted…I could go on, but I won’t. On paper this should be a great phone, but in reality it is as bad as the Colts season was.

  • Chattypat_cutie

    I am on my second phone and it is Horrible as well. I have been to Verizon about 4 times with the 2nd phone they sent me. My phone freezes up, I can’t end my calls, it restart on its on, the its speaks and says “Lost of Service” , I don’t recieve txt mgs for days. This phone is the worst phone I  have ever had. I was told when I bought it, it was the best phone and the 4G made it operate extremely FAST. In other words they should have said “THE BATTERY IS AWFUL, THEY DON’T HAVE 4G ANYWHERE, ITS INTERNET DOESN’T WORK MOST OF THE TIME, YOU WANT RECIEVE YOUR TXT OR CALLS, YOU CANT CALL AND SURF THE WEB AT THE SAME TIME………I SAID ALL THAT TO SAY  I PAID $300 FOR A PIECE OF SHIT!!

  • Chattypat_cutie

    I am on my second phone and it is Horrible as well. I have been to Verizon about 4 times with the 2nd phone they sent me. My phone freezes up, I can’t end my calls, it restart on its on, the its speaks and says “Lost of Service” , I don’t recieve txt mgs for days. This phone is the worst phone I  have ever had. I was told when I bought it, it was the best phone and the 4G made it operate extremely FAST. In other words they should have said “THE BATTERY IS AWFUL, THEY DON’T HAVE 4G ANYWHERE, ITS INTERNET DOESN’T WORK MOST OF THE TIME, YOU WANT RECIEVE YOUR TXT OR CALLS, YOU CANT CALL AND SURF THE WEB AT THE SAME TIME………I SAID ALL THAT TO SAY  I PAID $300 FOR A PIECE OF SHIT!!

  • Bkgreen

    Piece of junk!  Do not buy!  I am on my 3rd one and all it does is continue to reboot over and over again

  • Mrs Lisamurphy

    I recently purchased the LG Revolution and I really like it. The only problem I have is that the battery life is short., but that is not a big deal. I got 3 back up batteries and a charger. Does onyone have problems with receiving some texts. If so what is the problem.

  • Bruce Baker

    I can’t wait until my contract is up.  This phone convinced me to go to the i-phone.  What’s amazing is that you go on the Verizon website and look at the comments there….they are virtually all the same complaints…along with the universal denial of Verizon and LG that the phone has any issues. 

    I do hope a class action lawsuit is started.  

  • Sbd42

    I got this phone in June, and at first I really liked it, but now it’s really terrible.  I have to charge the battery every night AND in the middle of the day! I didn’t bring my charger to work today, and so my phone was dead at 2 pm.  I don’t use it for internet anymore, and goodness forbid I make a call–I might as well turn it off, because the battery will be dead.  Like other posters, I have trouble with it freezing, rebooting, and not deleting emails.  Awful.

    • Lisa

      Hello, I have only had my Revolution for a couple of months an overall I really the  phone. The only problem I have is the battery life as you stated in your comments. Someone suggested to me to download a battery saver app which I have done and honestly it does save a lot on my battery now. I also purchased a battery charger which came along with 3 batteries for about $14.95 on ebay. I also saw where there is an extended battery as well which is said to be twice as long. That price is about $49.95 on ebay and amazon. The only downside is that the door will have to be replace and it is said the phone then becomes bulkier. I hope this helps.

  • jlb1213

    I have all the same problems. when I call tech support all they tell me to do is take out the battery. do you know how many times a day I have take the stupid thing out? Too many!! Also they keep wanting to do a factory reset but I won’t let them. how is a reset going to help?

  • Jared

    I really liked this phone at first. Now it constantly reboots, freezes and twice now has straight up deleted all my content. A lot of the applications I’ve had from the beginning have stopped working properly. It’s also quite slow. Not worth the money I spent on it. Can’t wait for my contract to be up. Should have bought an iphone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicken.chick Nicken Chick

    Absolutely worthless piece of crap. This is the last LG phone I will ever buy. I went through all 3 versions of the LG Envy and hated them all because of how glitchy they were (despite the liars at verizon telling me over and over that LG has fixed them). I’m not surprised that LG has continued this tradition in it’s 4G line of garbage.

    If you do a google search for “LG Revolution reviews” you’ll find the majority of LG revolution owners, like me, want to throw their phone in a lake.

    Aside from a general lag in ANYTHING that you try to do on this phone, expect these additional glitches to occur on a regular basis:
    – Pictures that you take or load on your phone may or may not be saved on the phone….they may also just randomly disappear.

    – Need to dial “911” because of an emergency? Well you had better use someone else’s phone then because simply switching to the “emergency mode” when you press the send button will cause the phone to crash and shut down completely. Hopefully you have time to restart the phone once or twice before the person dies.

    – Battery life? Well, if you want to pay an extra $60 on the extended battery pack, you MIGHT just be able to make it through a full day’s use….unless you want to make phone calls or do anything else on the phone, in which case you better keep a charger with you at all times. Stock battery was dead after about 1 hr of listening to music….pathetic.

    – Answering calls becomes a fun game of furiously tapping the “answer” button until it recognizes that you might want to actually use the phone for more than just a paperweight.

    – Texting is a blast thanks to the keyboard that randomly decides it’s tired now and would like to disappear for a bit.

    There’s more glitches, but you get the point. Add onto this that the phone comes pre-packed with (give or take) 40 apps that can’t be deleted and are completely useless for me. The sound is terrible when trying to watch something on the screen as the speaker is on the back of the phone and distorts terribly at anything over half volume.

    Now, before you go and tell me that there’s probably patches or an updated version of the OS that fixes these problems….there’s not. I’m on my 3rd warranty phone because the new one I bought was worse yet on the glitches, and the first warranty phone verizon sent me had a broken SD card holder. I’ve taken the one I have currently into the verizon store and had the software updated while they attempted to pressure me into buying a new phone and endless accessories for my existing phone. After an hour of updating the software, and losing all the pictures I had on the memory card (because they didn’t tell me to take the micro SD card out first), I’m still stuck with the same overpriced, glitchy POS.

    TELL YOUR FRIENDS: DON’T BUY THIS PHONE!!!