Walmart Review by C2011
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Battery Life (?) and Camera (?)
... Like some folks, I've gone through severals smartphones over the years. Personally, I like having the option of switching between two phones (a casual phone for personal use and a smaller "I don't mind if I lose or break it phone" for work and play). Just swap out the sim card between the two phones as needed.
… When shopping for my backup phone, the size and specs sold me: 5-inch screen (1,280x720-pixel resolution),16GB internal storage, 1.5GB RAM and the MicroSD card support (up to 32GB) but the 2125mAh battery had me concerned. I mean it doesn’t matter how good the overall specs are and phone performs, if your charge runs out, you’re screwed. As with other LG phones I’ve owned in the past, I really enjoy the Double Tap ON/OFF feature.
… Just feel like a little larger battery would have been much more effective for the size and hardware. By the way, I know I have available options: purchase spare battery or plug it into to a cigarette light or outlet but it’s a slight inconvenience at times. According to the phone’s battery usage, the screen sucks up around 48% and I have it set on 30% with a shut off time of 2 minutes.
… Have only had the phone for a week but I did play music on the MP3 player while cutting grass with headphones on for 3 hours, with a couple of 10 minute phone calls and 2 text messages and the battery dropped 40%. Most days, I get online for roughly 10 minutes (youtube videos, 10 text messages and 40-60 minutes of phone calls). I’m not a gamer. Hopefully the phone will make it through the day with light use such as me.
… As far as the camera goes. With mid to low lighting (with or without flash on) you’ll most like be disappointed. I’m not a big selfie taker but when I did with this phone, the quality was bad. Good lighting definitely makes a huge difference, much better. Just would have expected a little better quality with 8-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
… My other current phones are Alcatel Idol 3 and ZTE ZMAX 2. Both perform extremely well without having to back off on any battery sucking functions of the phone. The ZTE ZMAX 2 is an excellent budget phone. Even purchased it at Walmart. Don’t know why they stopped carrying it? Just wish it was a little smaller size for my needs. Overall for a mid priced budget phone, the LG Phoenix is ok. Oh well, good luck!