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LG Esteem

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of LG Esteem. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and price. The usability and screen are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the portability. Many are critical about the reliability and battery.

performance, screen, usability, price, sound

battery, reliability

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 by: (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. Opinions about the usability and price are overall positive. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably. 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.

This summary is based on the products: LG Esteem 4G Prepaid Android Phone (MetroPCS)LG Esteem 4G Prepaid Android Phone (MetroPCS)

Dec, 2016

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 by: CoCoKasper (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 by: bsweeney67 (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 by: dpater47 (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 by: lgfan1 (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 by: TheWildFire561 (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

Consumer review by: martykat (cnet.com)

"A 250$ brick"

 

This has no pros. Out of the box, it began rebooting itslef 10-20 times a day - usually one minute into every phone call. I called Metro pcs. They told me that the phone couldn't be returned once I logged in 60 minutes of talk time. Translation: they...

Well, it looked nice out of the box

Buggy, reboots itself all day long, has a mind of its own. You can't use it as a phone. Might make a good paperweight.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: xmdp (cnet.com)

"Has anyone from CNET read the Esteem fourom?"

 

Horrible device with no support from PCS, LG or a local vendor. See %s

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Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Tracer449 (cnet.com)

"LGreat screen. 4g works great in my area."

 

Overall the best Android device I've used. Metro. PCS offers excellent service and great rates.

Great screen, cam's and voice quality. Sounds great with Jawbone Era.

Lockups. Very long power up processing. Same on power down.

Jan, 2012
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