Tracfone LG840G Review (video review)


Average: 3.4 (167 votes)

The LG840G for Tracfone, is defiantly their best so far, and is the first phone to feature 3G and WiFi. The phone has a strong design and feels really good quality. The price is what you would expect for a top of the line Tracfone device, and will make the current top phone the LG800G seem like junk.

A few things that are maybe are not obvious to some people, the phone is not an Android, and will not play Youtube or any other streaming media. Even if you did have this ability it would waist all your minutes in no time. The phone appears to be operating on the T-Mobile network, which is typical of many GSM (sim card) phones. The 3G will make the Tracfone service noticeably faster when using email or the browser. The social networking software application that is installed on the phone is called SNS it is an all-in-one for connecting to Twitter, Facebook and myspace.

The screen on the phone isn’t a high resolution, you can see the pixels but for a Tracfone, it is better than other phones previously.

Tracfone LG840G Review

The LG840G (actual size)

  • Included Battery    Lithium-ion
  • Size    4.0 x 2.4 x 0.5
  • Standby time    Up to 13 days
  • Talk time    Up to 3 hours
  • Weight    3.8 (ounces)
Included Accessories:
  • AC Adapter
  • Battery
  • 2GB SD Card

  • 2 Megapixel Camera
  • 2G/3G
  • WiFi connectivity
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bluetooth Capable
  • Call Waiting

  • Caller ID
  • Color Screen
  • E-mail
  • Graphics Download
  • HAC Compatible
  • Handsfree Speaker
  • Mobile Web
  • MP3 Player
  • Phone Book with up to 1,000 Entries
  • Ringtones Download
  • Text/Picture Messaging
  • Vibration Alert
  • Video Recorder
  • Voicemail
download: Tracfone LG840G Manualprice: $59.88 ex tax



Patricia Delp (not verified)
Tracfone LG840G


I have ordered this phone but have been reading reviews. Is it true that there are roaming charges. I am currently a tracfone user and I am not charged for roaming.
Clifford Chaffee (not verified)


How does this phone work with Facebook?
Iron (not verified)
LG 80G


Yes, you can watch YouTube on this phone. The deal is that you can only watch YouTube if your phone is active with minutes. You don't have to use your minutes to view YouTube but, you need them to view it. However, YouTube is only supported through the phones stock browser. Watching movies is a sinch too. I use anytime converter and set the output to Mobile phone MP4, 320x240 (screen largest playable size) and set it to fine quality. Convert your movies and load them into the "movie" folder on your card. The quality is fairly decent really, given what you're working with. You really want to get a high quality micro SDHC card. No less that a class 6. I have the Opera Mini browser that is wrote to open in landscape mode with no pesky keypad (only full QWERTY keypad only.) You can however, do everything on the net (minus YouTube) using WiFi with the phone completely in active and no minutes.
Bob Saget (not verified)
i'm buying this phone and i


i'm buying this phone and i was wondering can you get rid of the little piece of fabric on the side used for opening the port
Elizabeth (not verified)


Go to the notepad from the menue. Select new note. Hit the menue in the upper right little box and then select input method and select then select keyboard. Then hit the other selections just to see what they offer. Lots. Elizabeth
william (not verified)
lg840g wifi


i have one & yes it does work on wifi without using minutes, but if you leave the wifi on when not using it it will run your battery down in 1 day.
Joseph Mistretta (not verified)
Im a bit confused on how to


Im a bit confused on how to download apps. Is there some cable with a USB plug i need to buy, or do just download them from the browser?
Nancy M Bills (not verified)


I also got mine on HSN. Does anyone know how to take pictures of yourself? They did it on HSN, but I cannot figure it out. Everything they did looked so easy.........of course!
Jimbo (not verified)


um, ah, as you can see, um, ah, as you can see, um, ah, good on yer mate! OZ
Beth (not verified)


I'd like to know the answer to this question also!