Summary: I had an LG before and loved it but decided to "upgrade" to a Samsung Galaxy and had nothing but problems with it from the start. I was a little leery about going with the LG Optimus Black based on some of the reviews here but when it comes to cell phones I also realize just how picky people can be.
Summary: I started with a basic ZTE phone which was a great phone with some smart features. The LG Optimus Black adds a slightly larger screen, beautiful graphics, and plays all of my music and video formats (more than they quote in the specs). All at a sale price less than the ZTE!