- Eric M. Zeman , Phone Scoop
Compact and well made, but it misses the mark in more ways than one
Reviews (4.9/10 Avg. rating)
Affordable entry-level smartphone with LTE functionality
A unassuming entry-level phone with a few strong features
A bottom-of-the-ladder phone
A major software bug on this phone model.
LG K4 (officially K121 for Canadian market) is a nice entry-level phone (compact, well-made, and inexpensive), however, it has one annoying software glitch: this phone would not memorize user-specified display brightness and timeout settings, and always reverts back to the default settings, where brightness is 100%, and screen timeout is 2 min. That's right, no matter what display brightness and timeout settings you will set, next time the phone is powered on or restarted, the brightness will be back to 100%, and screen timeout to 2 min! Device factory reset and software update, which I have tried, did not fix the problem. I bought another phone of this model (this time from Chat-R, while my first one was from Telus), and guess what? The second device has exactly the same problem! Strangely enough, the phone memorizes all other custom settings without any problems.. Need I say how does it affect the device's battery life, when the screen remains on for whole 2 minutes at 100% brightness after every use? As you may know, a display is a major battery drainer on today's handheld devices. So if you decide to buy this phone, be prepared to constantly manually re-adjust the display settings to avoid draining your battery in less than a day. You've been warned :)Less
Do not Buy
We got two of these phones to replace flip phones and are having lots of trouble. The phone will not open up on a random pattern which could put you in a dangerous situation. You can just wait and try again and it might open, or put on charger to give it a shock. This problem seems to happen about the same time with both phones. We have tried all the fixes Verizon gave us but problem persists. When the phones works we like them as our entry level phone.Less
I love this phone! It was inexpensive, only $120 plus tax. It does everything I need without the expensive price tag.
The camera isn't the best, but it takes decent photos. I have dropped it and it survived. I didn't have to upgrade my contract to get this phone I just switched up my old prepaid for this new smart phone and no extra charges. Wonderful! It does everything my tablet does but better. I really can't complain.Less