If your happy with a 50\50 chance of it working i recommend it
5 September 2012
Summary: I like the lg shine so much i bought 4 of them so i wouldnt have to worry about getting a new phone and not know how to use it. Thing is only 2 out of the 4 are any good. The 2 bad ones one of them just sitting around and drains the battery in a hour or 2 and the other one cant seem to detect a sim card.
Summary: I purchased this unlocked cell phone for the recent traveling to Europe. The manual came with the phone was obviously not original. The printing was not clear (very cheap copy quality) and it was NOT COMPLETE. Since I was in a hurry to leave, I had to go to AT&T website to download the complete manual. Thus, I am very doubt that I got a new phone as it was claimed.
Summary: The phone purchased in July, looks nice, worked ok until December, light adult use. I've had many many phones, none have ever lost ability to charge due to cable not attaching well to the input slot, which in this case got worn out prematurely, so charge cuts in and out intermittently due to poor connection. I tried to take fine tweezers to readjust the spots in the slot that may have been warped, helped for a day or two, and problem persists.
Excerpt: at first i liked it but CONS -the screen is supposed to be a mirror, but you have to constantly clean the screen if you ant to use it as a mirror, -the joystick is very annoying!! -it drops calls allllll the time!! -it will randomly shut off at the most random moments!! and you dont realize its off until you look at your phone and realize its been off for a while - very bulky and heavy!!
Excerpt: I had first purchased the shine and after one month had to get it replaced because the battery would not hold charge for more than an hour talking. Also it would get really hot when I would plug it into the charger. so after i had gotten it replaced i had the new one for maybe a month and that one had similar problems also with the added problem of it shutting off no reason.
Excerpt: Ringer is so low , if it is in another room or 10 feet away , you won't hear it. Middle scroll bar is poorly designed. You will scroll and it will take you in all sorts of places you don't want. Buttons are crowded and you are always hitting the wrong buttons. Just a terrible phone. Camera takes very good pictures and that is pretty much it. If you have large fingers as I do , stay away!!!!!!
Pros: Camera , makes LG money. Nice size display.
Cons: Ringer is way too low. Crowded buttons , navigation button will take you places you don't want to go .
Excerpt: I got this phone in August of last year. It is the worst phone I ever had. The keys sometimes get stuck and the screen freezes up. The battery is a joke. If I talk for 30 minutes, I have to charge the battery. I have to charge it every night or I won't have much battery time the next day. Sometimes the phone won't ring, because it's frozen. I have to take the battery out to get it to start working again. Please don't buy this phone.
Pros: I did drop it a couple of times. It still works. This phone has good weight to it.
Cons: The screen freezes up so you have to remove the battery to start it up again. Battery life is not long.