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LG Flare review

6.3/10 AVG.
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6.3/10
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The LG Flare currently has an Informr score of 6.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 26 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No


What the Critics Are Saying...


PC Magazine

The LG Flare offers good voice quality, Bluetooth, and a lightweight design. If you've got another device for listening to music and snapping photos—say, an iPod touch—then the LG Flare is a decent way to spend as little as possible on whatever occasional voice calls you need to make or...

- Jamie Lendino, PC Magazine


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Common Questions


LG released the Flare on March 19, 2008.


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LG backs up the Flare with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The LG Flare's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
8 MB

Internal memory is 8 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are 7 days standby time.

LG Flare Specs

Overview
Release date March 19, 2008
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 8 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.11 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black, Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.0 x 4.7 x 2.0 cm (3.5 x 1.9 x 0.8 in)
Weight 77 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD (STN), 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG LX175

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Critic Reviews


PC Magazine

The LG Flare makes calls with a minimum of fuss, but be sure to stay near a power outlet

from PC Magazine

The LG Flare offers good voice quality, Bluetooth, and a lightweight design. If you've got another device for listening to music and snapping photos—say, an iPod touch—then the LG Flare is a decent way to spend as little as possible on whatever occasional voice calls you need to make...More

The LG Flare offers good voice quality, Bluetooth, and a lightweight design. If you've got another device for listening to music and snapping photos—say, an iPod touch—then the LG Flare is a decent way to spend as little as possible on whatever occasional voice calls you need to make or receive. It's a poor choice for a primary cell phone, though, for several reasons.

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User Reviews


This phone is great.

The features are easy to learn. It is easy to activate, set up and use voicemail. It is free to check voicemail if done from another phone. I use the security lock as another phone as been stolen in the past. I like that I can see the time and date without opening the phone. I use the alarms every...More
The features are easy to learn. It is easy to activate, set up and use voicemail. It is free to check voicemail if done from another phone. I use the security lock as another phone as been stolen in the past. I like that I can see the time and date without opening the phone. I use the alarms every day, especially the quick alarm. I like that a lot of settings and tools are available. This is not a fancy phone with a keyboard and camera, but for an inexpensive, basic phone, it can't be beat. Less
Amazon

Pretty Good Basic Flip-Phone

from Amazon
I was a little surprised to see that the average review is about 3 stars. I was expecting better scores. I think it's a decent phone, just lacking some modern features. There's no MP3 player, no camera (most cell phone cameras are pretty bad anyway), and there's no speakerphone (though it's a blueto...More
I was a little surprised to see that the average review is about 3 stars. I was expecting better scores. I think it's a decent phone, just lacking some modern features. There's no MP3 player, no camera (most cell phone cameras are pretty bad anyway), and there's no speakerphone (though it's a bluetooth phone, so I wouldn't use that anyway, I don't get it). Voice quality over the phone is very good, about on the same level as my old Kyocera K9, which I'm told is one of the best sounding phones. Ringtones are loud enough that I can actually hear them. It is a decent-looking phone, although a bit boring for some, I guess. It has held up well, and is still 100% functional even after being dropped a few times, and having been bumped into things all the time. Service? I've kept my Virgin Mobile service for a few years now. I don't use my phone all that much, so the $15/90 days I believe is still the cheapest available, and it works great for me. I do lose reception in steel buildings, but they all do that. I've never had a dropped call, or missed a call due to not having a signal. I wish the phone had more notepad memory. After you have 10 or 15 notes, it won't let you create any more, even if there's lots of memory left on the phone. I don't like any of the ringtones or text-tones that come loaded in the phone, and the games loaded on the phone are only trial versions. So it cost me $13, I think, to download a ringtone I like, and add a couple games to keep me occupied if get stuck waiting. I was actually shopping to replace the Flare, but it sounds like the X-TC is too limited, and the other phones are mostly the same, except that some have cameras. I'll just stick with what I have for a while longer. Less
Amazon

Poor service

from Amazon
When I first got this phone it worked OK. Lately, there is no service at my home, where there once was service. The phone is always going in and out of service. Battery goes dead very quickly, and I get messages for call made to me just seconds before, but the phone doesn't ring. I've send Virgin s...More
When I first got this phone it worked OK. Lately, there is no service at my home, where there once was service. The phone is always going in and out of service. Battery goes dead very quickly, and I get messages for call made to me just seconds before, but the phone doesn't ring. I've send Virgin several service requests, and have not received a reply from them once. Terrible. Less
Amazon

LG Flare Prepaid Phone Review (Virgin Mobile)

from Amazon
I like this phone a lot. It has good quality. It has a few problems, though. The keys are very loud, even with the keytones turned off. Secondly, It no longer recieves text messages, though I can send them. Don't buy this if you like to text.
Amazon

doesnt last long which is sad to hear.

from Amazon
i had this cell phone the battery run fast i had to recharge so many times it fallen on the floor and broken into pieces & i also had the pink one also which it didnt work.
Amazon

Better Out There...

from Amazon
There's no doubt about it that prepaid phones are definitely the new money-savers these days, but I think you should be getting your money's worth. This phone is ok, but there are better deals out there. I use Straight Talk and it is only $45 for unlimited calls and texts and is overall saving me over...More
There's no doubt about it that prepaid phones are definitely the new money-savers these days, but I think you should be getting your money's worth. This phone is ok, but there are better deals out there. I use Straight Talk and it is only $45 for unlimited calls and texts and is overall saving me over $500 a year. Plus it is on the Verizon network so I get awesome coverage. Just spreading the word to those who would like to save their money the smart way :) Less
Amazon

Horrible customer service - bad coverage

from Amazon
We've had a virgin mobile phone for about two years and it seems that the service just gets worse and worse. Customer service is terrible! And don't even think of canceling as you'll spend all day on the phone. It seems like the "Hotel California" of phone companies - you can check in but you can ne...More
We've had a virgin mobile phone for about two years and it seems that the service just gets worse and worse. Customer service is terrible! And don't even think of canceling as you'll spend all day on the phone. It seems like the "Hotel California" of phone companies - you can check in but you can never leave. It looks like I may have to report my credit card missing and change credit card numbers to get them to stop charging me. Did I mention that the coverage was bad? At least in Southern California. Less
Amazon

Almost Ready to Try it

from Amazon
I hope to experience this phone and write a more complete review later. It is compact, light, and charger is side mounted for a brick, so it does not block other outlets. Got it as a inexpensive pre-paid phone with earpiece and flip open/close styling. The charging port cover and earphone jack cover...More
I hope to experience this phone and write a more complete review later. It is compact, light, and charger is side mounted for a brick, so it does not block other outlets. Got it as a inexpensive pre-paid phone with earpiece and flip open/close styling. The charging port cover and earphone jack cover are very flimsy, expect them to break quickly. I cannot use it yet because, during activation process, when i choose pay as you go, after selecting how often to top it up ... the screen text mentions an 'update button, but there are only 'back' and 'next' buttons. Selecting 'next' gives a webpage error for [...] "The specified URL cannot be found " The Contact Us link from this page also does the same thing. If I back up and select Monthly plan, no error. Ho ho ho, pretty funny. However, I want to pay as you go, which gives an error. I will see if calling them from a landline can get it activated. I hate the idea of re-typing the 18 digit code and the other 3 pages of info. Looks: Good, clean Workmanship: mostly solid except two cheap protective covers Web Activation: FAIL Voice Quality, Dialing, Add to/Find in Address Book, etc: unknown Less
Amazon

Love the Flare

from Amazon
For the price, this is a very good phone! I have the Black Flare but just got the silver limited edition one and it's really nice! The phone is very sleek and it looks really nice. I have read about numerous problems people were having with the internet- I actually prefer using this phone for the int...More
For the price, this is a very good phone! I have the Black Flare but just got the silver limited edition one and it's really nice! The phone is very sleek and it looks really nice. I have read about numerous problems people were having with the internet- I actually prefer using this phone for the internet because of the high quality graphics. It's nice and loud and what's really nice is there is an outside light that blinks red when you have a new message or call. It's small so it fits in any pocket really nice and it's lightweight. The only downfall is I wish it had a camera but I paid $19.99 for the phone and you can't go wrong with that price. Highly recommend 5/5 Less
Amazon

You pay what you get.

from Amazon
It is cheap and you pay what you get with the phone, the voice breaks up sometime, you have to know the tricks to talk properly. No internet, texting is a nightmare. Again, you pay what you get.

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