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LG Esteem

LG Esteem
alaScore 81

139 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of LG Esteem. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sound and camera. The portability and screen are also appreciated. There are mixed comments on the reliability and usability, while some have doubts about the battery.

performance, screen, portability, camera, sound

battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Esteem is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Esteem

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of LG Esteem from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and price. The battery and screen are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the camera.

performance, screen, battery, price, usability

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

LG Esteem (MetroPCS) review

 

MetroPCS will forever hold the distinction of being the first to offer the U.S. an LTE market and phone 11 months ago, but it's also been the slowest in developing a 4G portfolio. The LG Esteem represents the carrier's second LTE smartphone since...

The LG Esteem runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, taps into MetroPCS' 4G LTE network, and has an impressive pair of front-and-rear-facing cameras.

Bulky and heavy, the LG Esteem's worst offense is its poor battery life. Its slow data speeds keep it from working well outside of MetroPCS' 4G LTE territory.

Specs-wise, the LG Esteem is MetroPCS' fastest and most advanced phone, but its dismal battery life is a terrible disservice.

Oct, 2011

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Expert review by (pcmag.com)

LG Esteem (MetroPCS)

 

Those speeds sound even better when coupled with an inexpensive plan. For $60 per month, you can get unlimited talk, text, and data, along with unlimited music from Rhapsody and video on demand from MetroStudio. The $50 plan will get you unlimited talk...

Runs Android 2.3.4. Sharp, bright display. Inexpensive monthly plans

Big and bulky. Pricey. 4G speeds aren’t really 4G

The LG Esteem is the best smartphone available for MetroPCS right now.

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Buying an LG PHONE WAS THE WORST IDEA POSSIBLE!

 

None, this phone was working just fine when I first bought it but after 3 months, it started malfunctioning. It is not so much the phone company that is the issue, it is LG ELECTRONICS! They will not help you once your phone stops working.

Front camera has poor quality, back camera takes a while to load, battery life is poor, it will die soon.Freezes constantly, has no service, it will shut off all of the sudden.Unless you're connected to wifi 24/7 this phone will not work fast for you

May, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Way better than my old Evo 4g, or the Iphone 4s."

 

Besides the Galaxy S3 This is in my opinion the best phone out for metro. Heck it's better than any Ihpone just by tech specs, add the customizations that come with Android themes and launchers. You will love this phone once it's rooted and de-bloated....

Cpu is Powerful. De-tuned stock, but once rooted and clocked at 2.1Ghz it's blazing fast. mine performs best at 1.7ghz.

stock it's full of bloatware from metro pcs and LG. it sucks the battery really bad, mostly due to the large screen and FB/social apps. as with all androids using icons and wigets on the homescreen consumes more battery. wifi uses less power than 4g

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Way better than my old Evo 4g, or the Iphone 4s.

 

Besides the Galaxy S3 This is in my opinion the best phone out for metro. Heck it's better than any Ihpone just by tech specs, add the customizations that come with Android themes and launchers. You will love this phone once it's rooted and de-bloated....

Cpu is Powerful. De-tuned stock, but once rooted and clocked at 2.1Ghz it's blazing fast. mine performs best at 1.7ghz. Glass is hard to scratch or break. HDMI OUT, and if you buy the "dock" it becomes a digital alarm clock/media station. 4G FAST

stock it's full of bloatware from metro pcs and LG. it sucks the battery really bad, mostly due to the large screen and FB/social apps. as with all androids using icons and wigets on the homescreen consumes more battery. wifi uses less power than 4g

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

An overall excellent phone!

 

This is an excellent cell phone. It comes with android 2.3 (gingerbread) which is a nice OS even if it is not the latest version. The screen is big and clear calls sound great in your ear or on speaker phone. There is very little lag when using this...

Big bright screen, great sound, dual cameras, looks good

Watch the battery

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"customer service is bad."

 

we bought 3 of these phones,all 3 worked fine for about a week and then one started having problems.a set of earphones would popup and no one could hear you but you could hear them.so my daughter being over the minute limit with metro elected to send...

very nice phone

do not lose your uicc (sim) card

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"GREATphone best ever!"

 

After having this phone for a few days i'm already in love with it. My second smart phone, 1st 4g phone, i love it. Have not had ANY problems on it, none what so ever, well worth the money i spent on it. To those who hate it pureley because of bettery...

Speed, screen, sound, apps, os

lower battery life

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

GREATphone best ever!

 

After having this phone for a few days i'm already in love with it. My second smart phone, 1st 4g phone, i love it. Have not had ANY problems on it, none what so ever, well worth the money i spent on it. To those who hate it pureley because of bettery...

Speed, screen, sound, apps, os

lower battery life

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Love everything except the battery..."

 

I purchased the extended battery for my metro esteem because I would charge it all nite and it would die in 5 hours, even wen I just let it sit and didnt use it. The extended battery does add time to my phone battery life, but only a couple hrs. I read...

love playing my music on it and love the apps. The camera is excellent!

battery only lasts 6 hours if I dont use it

Feb, 2012

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