Tracfone LG800G Review - updated 2012

Rating: 

Average: 3.5 (89 votes)

The LG800G is still a very popular phone on Tracfone and has still got customer hooked despite have limitations compared to that of phones that have full multitasking operating systems. People that swear by this phone being the best thing since sliced bread will tell you, it is basically a cross between cell phone with some of the features that you might see on a common smart phone. Because the LG800G doesn’t have any 3G it makes it more of a contender for smart phones that came out in the early 2000’s
All things aside we have so many report from people that are fan of this phone, that it has got more attention than you would expect, for a phone that was to certain degree obsolete when it came out.
You must understand I am not bagging the phone out, I am simply stating how is. Owners of this phone will agree this phone is for a certain type of person that really only need these features and nothing more.
Check out our video unboxing of this phone to get more of an idea on what you get in the package.

Tracfone LG 800G Review

$49.95

Download LG800G Manual

The LG800G under the brands Tracfone and Net10... this will make the people who wanted the short lived Samsung Finesse R810 that came out very happy. Once again we have a touch screen phone for the pre-paid masses... Glade I could let you guys know it's not the best phone in the world, but it's a touchscreen! -Eric

This phone people have either loved or hated, there was a problem sending text messages, so some of the phones were recalled.

Specs:
Bands: GSM Dualband, EDGE GPRS
Straight Talk & Tracfone Branded.

Battery: Lithium-ion 3.7v  
Battery Model: LGIP 430N
Size and Dimensions    4.1 x 2.2 x 0.5
 

Standby time:    Up to 8 days
Talk time: Up to 4 hours
Weight    : 3.06 (ounces)
  • Hands free Speaker
  • Mobile Web
  • MP3 Player
  • Phone Book with up to 1,000 Entries
  • Text Messaging
Accessories:  AC Adapter (Included) Features:
  • 2 Mega-pixel Camera
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bluetooth Capable
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Call Waiting
  • Caller ID
  • Color Screen
  • HAC Compatible

 

Comments

Sue S (not verified)
emoticons & smileys

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I love my LG800G but...I have no emoticons or smileys ...just symbols to use while texting. any idea how I can get them on my phone?
william (not verified)
LG800g

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I agree with you strongly
totalc (not verified)
Memory card.

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This phone will not take anything larger than a 4Gb micro SD card.
Sharon Stevens (not verified)
SD card

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How do you move the pictures from the phone to the SD card? Help!
Anonymous (not verified)
I have had my LG800g for

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I have had my LG800g for about 6 months now. Traded an ATT flip phone and for me that is a better deal. Time costs less than go phone and the ability to send text works very well for me. I do not hear very well so talking over it is something I rarely do. So far when I have used it to make calls it has worked fine for me. As far as service there are some areas of the US that there is no cell service for anyone, and some where the tracfone does not receive or sent but when the only options with lots of apps and wider cell coverage are going to cost you as much or more per month as a year of tracfone you really can't complain. If you want the ability to have lots of apps then you have to go with a contract phone simple as that. I do not live my life with a phone connected to my head so therefore tracfone is my kind of cell phone. It is a $50 touch screen with 3x min and until tracfone comes up with a real smart phone with fantastic coverage and app ability this will suffice.
cory (not verified)
lg800g

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this phone is not that great, i know you get what you pay for, but even though is say it is capable of being a remote it is not. not what it is cracked up to be. i saw several reviews that said it was hard to text with, i thought i would get used to it, but the letters on the touchscreen key board are just too close together. you can not really add any apps to it. you can a few, but more of a hassle than its worth to find one. you want a phone that has google play on it new. trust me. it was very fustrating to try to get help, lg points to straight talk, and straight talk doesn't do a good job of helping
Dave (not verified)
LG800G pics from sd card

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kathy, connecting a USB cable to the 800G will only allow access to the sd card you put in it. It will not allow access to the phones internal memory...so you must move your pics/vids to the sd card then your computer will see them just fine. You can also set ALL data to be stored on the sd card (so you don't have to continue to move them) by setting "primary storage" to "external memory" (sd card) under settings-phone-memory info-primary storage service. Then all pics/vids/recording you take are stored on the sd card. I think it may even store your messages this way as well, but haven't checked into that. Note you can also select just pics or video to go to the sd card as well...go to camera and over in the bottom left press the settings cog and on page 2 select storage by selecting the phone looking icon or the sd card icon. Either or Both pics and video can be set to go to the sd card (better choice) or phone memory, you just have to be in camera mode to set the cam settings, and video mode to set the video storage. Hope this helps.
SS (not verified)
Some of these phone are AT&T

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Some of these phone are AT&T and others are Tmobile. If you don't like what you have, call them and they will swtich you.
Jeff (not verified)
apps

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the LG800G is not an android capable phone
Art (not verified)
LG800G

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I have an LG800G with good service and good signal

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