Summary: This is a really cool phone when it is working properly., For this reason I gave it a "1" since it is only on rare occasions it works as it should. I am very disappointed by the reviews I have read because it lead me to believe this phone is "EPIC". I am not a techi person but I can figure things out. After continuously trying all the suggestions to resolve the freezing and rebooting problem, I am too frustrated to enjoy anything else this phone can do.
Pros: Voice features; price; Google GPS.
Cons: Difficult to text. Constantly reboots on its own or freezes up. Slowest 3G I've e ever worked with. Poor quality camera especially with 3.2mp.Battery life if low.
Excerpt: At first i thought that i was getting a great deal for such a low price, but after to have this phone constantly shut off, or freeze up on me too many times i come to the conclusion that i got played! this phone sucks period.
class action suit starting on this LG Optimus M Phone
KellytheSinger, Phone Arena
28 August 2011
Excerpt: If you are a Metro PCS customer and have the Optimus freezing issues please read below. After 19 phone replacements, I was told that this is all caused from LG pushing the phones onto METRO PCS and that the Android OS 2.2.1 is failing with the servers at Metro PCS which is causing the phone to lock up and in plain terms be confused.
Pros: Skips well on still water.
Cons: Phone freezes up radomly and regulary for no reason.
Excerpt: Got this phone today and it keeps on freezing up. When I call out, it goes black. If someone calls me, it goes black. I have to keep pulling out the battery. Tried troubleshooting to no avail. RETURNING IT for a different phone tomorrow. It sucks!
Pros: It looks to be a nice looking phone externally
Cons: FREEZES UP have to pull battery to reboot., Would have rated it 0 if it let me.
Excerpt: I bought this phone 1 week ago, and it started rebooting the same day. This phone will freeze anytime I try to access a website for more than a few pages, sometimes less. Even worse, the phone resets when I'm trying to send text messages! That should be the easiest thing this phone does!
Pros: Looks cool
Cons: Freezes, Flash not installed, Reboots randomly