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shipwrestler125
01-24-2011, 06:56 PM
Seems nice but I'm not sure how big of a hit it will be since it will not have dual core and the bionic which is coming out around the same time will

Duality169
01-29-2011, 04:45 PM
I handled both at CES and I'd definitely take the Bionic over the Revolution, but it did better than I expected. It managed a little over 2,200 on Quadrant which is the highest score I've seen for a stock phone that isn't dual-core.

The real concern I have for the Revolution is that it is looking like it will be getting the Bing treatment which would put it on the do not buy list for me.

FAUguy
05-17-2011, 09:27 AM
Seems like no one really cares much for the Revolution.

FAUguy
05-17-2011, 10:27 PM
Accessories page:
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/accessory?&&&&action=selectPhone&phoneId=5659
http://cache.vzw.com/images_b2c/phones/lg/lg_revolution.png

BattNotIncl
05-18-2011, 12:30 AM
Seems like no one really cares much for the Revolution.

I have actually been doing a bit of research into this phone. I am up for a new every two upgrade, and have yet to dive into the smartphone realm. As such, I have been browsing the blogs and forums for info and have decided to sign up here.

I am definitely going 4g, and am not interested in waiting for the Motorola, and have left my choice up to the Samsung and the LG. I have had good experiences in the past with Samsung and LG products, and they both seem to have similar specs. Therefore it will come down to other factors (battery life, UI, etc.)

Quick questions: I see that Bing comes factory with the LG. Would it possible to make Google the default search on it? Also, I have read that Samsung does not provide timely firmware/software updates. Is this true?

FAUguy
05-18-2011, 07:28 PM
I have actually been doing a bit of research into this phone. I am up for a new every two upgrade, and have yet to dive into the smartphone realm. As such, I have been browsing the blogs and forums for info and have decided to sign up here.

I am definitely going 4g, and am not interested in waiting for the Motorola, and have left my choice up to the Samsung and the LG. I have had good experiences in the past with Samsung and LG products, and they both seem to have similar specs. Therefore it will come down to other factors (battery life, UI, etc.)

Quick questions: I see that Bing comes factory with the LG. Would it possible to make Google the default search on it? Also, I have read that Samsung does not provide timely firmware/software updates. Is this true?

I would say that Samsung is the worst time frame for updates, followed closely by HTC and LG. Motorola seems to update the most out of the bunch.

Snap315
05-25-2011, 02:15 PM
The thing I like about the LG Revolution is the amount of internal memory (12GB) compared to the Samsung Charge & HTC Thunderbolt (2GB).

The amount of internal memory plays a HUGE role in how much enjoyment someone gets from their Android device. Power Users download hundreds of applications over the lifetime of a device. And only a small percentage of applications currently support being moved to an installed microSD card (25 - 40%).

The Bing thing does really suck but you can install and use Google Search. But you'll probably not be able to make it the "default" search engine (which sucks).

Sam73065
05-25-2011, 10:38 PM
The thing I like about the LG Revolution is the amount of internal memory (12GB) compared to the Samsung Charge & HTC Thunderbolt (2GB).

The amount of internal memory plays a HUGE role in how much enjoyment someone gets from their Android device. Power Users download hundreds of applications over the lifetime of a device. And only a small percentage of applications currently support being moved to an installed microSD card (25 - 40%).

The Bing thing does really suck but you can install and use Google Search. But you'll probably not be able to make it the "default" search engine (which sucks).

Bing makes the phone a no-deal. I am as dead set against Bing as I am against a windows phone of any flavor.

FAUguy
05-26-2011, 01:26 AM
Changed to the Release Thread.

OneBadBostonFan
05-26-2011, 01:49 PM
I currently have the Samsung Charge and am very disappointed..

I am currently torn between the Revolution and the Thunderbolt.

If I go with the Thunderbolt I will have to get the extended battery.

But the Bing integration is a deal breaker for me also..

I will probably head down to the VZW store and play with the Revolution for a bit and go from there.

OneBadBostonFan
05-26-2011, 01:51 PM
I am also within two weeks of purchasing the Charge, otherwise I'd probably wait for the Bionic..

I just wonder what the battery life is like on the Revolution. Haven't seen ANY reviews on this phone yet. ):

tavenger5
05-27-2011, 03:06 PM
Posted my review of the phone today. I like it, but there's not really much that sets it apart.

http://cellphoneforums.net/cell-phone-reviews/t327971-lg-revolution-review.html

jamesflames
05-27-2011, 05:12 PM
Isn't this phone the only LTE phone at the moment that uses the technology for actual phone calls?

FAUguy
05-28-2011, 03:57 AM
Isn't this phone the only LTE phone at the moment that uses the technology for actual phone calls?

No. The Revolution was used just to demo VoLTE, but it will not be out until next year.

Steve.G
05-28-2011, 06:13 PM
I like the look and feel of it. I'm not to thrilled about the Bing thing but now that it's been rooted we have a lot more flexibility. Any word on the bootloader on this thing? Also, the quadrant scores blow the charge away.

suzook
05-29-2011, 12:01 AM
I like the look and feel of it. I'm not to thrilled about the Bing thing but now that it's been rooted we have a lot more flexibility. Any word on the bootloader on this thing? Also, the quadrant scores blow the charge away.

Charge coverted filesystem to ext gets 1600 quadrant. BTW....Quadrant means ****.

Steve.G
05-30-2011, 01:23 PM
Charge coverted filesystem to ext gets 1600 quadrant. BTW....Quadrant means ****.

I realize quadrant is not the gold standard, but it's still a rudimentary indicator of performance. The charge does feel snappy also, but I'm a little gunshy from Samsung ATM.

FAUguy
06-04-2011, 12:58 AM
Got the demo unit of the Revolution yesterday.
So far, it has the best 4G signal reception between the three LTE phones that are out. The Thunderbolt is 2nd, but still occasionally changes to 3G when inside. The Droid Charge was always dropping to 3G even when outside.
The Revolution also has the fastest GPS lock when using Google Maps, only taking 3-4 seconds. The ThunderBolt and Droid Charge usually take 30-60 seconds.
Call quality seems OK for the most part, no distortion in the earpiece, but voices sound a bit "thin". Speakerphone and music playback isn't that loud with the tiny speaker on the back.
I'm not a big fan of the way the app drawer is set into categorized menus. Would rather have it as standard alphabetized.

Steve.G
06-04-2011, 01:26 AM
So what you're saying is a custom launcher is a must on this device. I found if I erased all the categories the app drawer was a lot nicer to deal with. Launcher Pro or ADW would also remedy this.
I actually really like this device.

sent from my OG Droid

FAUguy
06-06-2011, 06:54 PM
So what you're saying is a custom launcher is a must on this device. I found if I erased all the categories the app drawer was a lot nicer to deal with. Launcher Pro or ADW would also remedy this.
I actually really like this device.

sent from my OG Droid
If I were to purchase the Revolution, then using LauncherPro is a must. The Thunderbolt still has the best on-screen appearence with the HTC Sense.

Steve.G
06-07-2011, 02:14 PM
One of my customers has stated that the wifi radio on his Revolution doesn't work as well as the one on his Incredible. Jury is still out on this one, but it appears to just not pull in as strong. Other than that he loves the phone, and because he had a Dinc with stock battery he's used to having chargers throughout the house.

lazarus
06-11-2011, 11:19 AM
So what you're saying is a custom launcher is a must on this device. I found if I erased all the categories the app drawer was a lot nicer to deal with. Launcher Pro or ADW would also remedy this.
I actually really like this device.

sent from my OG Droid
I installed adw launcher and I did like the app drawer better with adw but since most of the widgets are LG Home based, when you use adw u can't use the android power control widget so i uninstalled adw and am trying to get used to the waythe app drawer is not in alphabetical order and it still separates downloads from system apps.. even after deleting all the categories.. no to bad right now but the speaker when listenting to music is pretty bad compared to my D2

also for some reason my phone will not update to the new market version ??

FAUguy
06-11-2011, 06:34 PM
I installed adw launcher and I did like the app drawer better with adw but since most of the widgets are LG Home based, when you use adw u can't use the android power control widget so i uninstalled adw and am trying to get used to the waythe app drawer is not in alphabetical order and it still separates downloads from system apps.. even after deleting all the categories.. no to bad right now but the speaker when listenting to music is pretty bad compared to my D2

also for some reason my phone will not update to the new market version ??
I haven't tried LauncherPro on it yet, so not sure if it will allow the use of the LG Optimus widgets on the desktop. But I do know that with the Droid X it will load the Motorola widgets.

I've also seen that the newer version of the Android Market has yet to install on the Revolution. Not sure why.

Steve.G
06-11-2011, 07:42 PM
I could have sworn I installed the latest version. With most of these devices you have to launch and accept the terms and then the market update will happen automatically in less than a minute. As far as Launcher Pro is works great on this device but you do lose some of the widgets (Accuweather, etc) but of course you can just download other weather widgets. I'm a big fan of the weatherbug one since it goes in your status bar.

lazarus
06-12-2011, 01:07 PM
if finally updated to the new market version on it's own but it wasn't as fast as previous phones that I have had.. I have been watching xda for last couple of days and it seems a user over there almost has a completely work CWM recovery and the stock firmware was released over there too.. so hopefully we can get some different ROM choices coming....
**edit*
i will say other than the way the app drawer is laid out I am impressed with the speed of the LG Home launcher. Other than if i try to do stuff before it has completely booted up or right after an app installs there seems to be no lag in fact sometimes it goes faster than i am used to and i have to go back up the app i wanted:D

Snap315
07-07-2011, 04:29 PM
Posted my review of the phone today. I like it, but there's not really much that sets it apart.

http://cellphoneforums.net/cell-phone-reviews/t327971-lg-revolution-review.html

I didn't see it mentioned in your review (which was nicve BTW), does the LG Revolution have Gorilla Glass? Everything I've researched says it does not.

:(

tavenger5
07-08-2011, 06:04 PM
I didn't see it mentioned in your review (which was nicve BTW), does the LG Revolution have Gorilla Glass? Everything I've researched says it does not.

:(
It's not listed on their site: http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/products-with-gorilla/lg but there must be something protecting that large glass screen.

Thanks, glad you liked it.

xs11e
07-31-2011, 11:04 AM
I got the Revolution, it was a very nice phone but had problems that were unsolvable. The big one was it couldn't connect to my PC w/o continually popping up a USB error message. I got all the latest drivers but found the best bet was to delete all of them and use whatever came with Win7 64bit. That made the problem less frequent but still awful. I got my phonebook and calendar loaded using MyPhoneExplorer (free app) and WiFi connection.

I was unable to configure my eMail, VZW CS said LG had blocked my ISP on the Revolution (???), I called LG, the CS there said that was the way it was and if I didn't like it, tell someone who gave a damn! That was the end of me and LG!

Back to VZW store, showed person I couldn't set up email, they tried with the store demo and failed, I left with a Thunderbolt. It connects to my PC w/o error, email set right up and all is fine!

FWIW: The Revolution has an absolutely GREAT camera, battery life is fair for an Android, UI is horrible but could be fixed by rooting and flashing but the email, USB problems and LG's CS attitude is a deal breaker.

Goodby to my first and last LG phone.

ChazzMatt
08-08-2011, 08:52 AM
http://htc-phones.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Verizon-4G-LTE-Phone-LG-Revolution-Android-Phone.jpg

First, I know the LG Revolution has 512MB RAM, as listed in official specs. I am not questioning that. What I would like to know is how much RAM is shown for this phone using Android System app or Android Assistant? If it doesn't show 512MB RAM, that's OK. In fact if it shows something like 317MB RAM, that's even better. ;)

I'm asking because MetroPCS is now testing the LTE LG Esteem -- which is based on the LTE LG Revolution. One tester says he's only seeing 317MB RAM, while other sources say it will have 512MB RAM just like the LG Revolution. So, I'm curious how much RAM shows on YOUR phones? :confused:

I suspect that 317MB RAM is REALLY 512MB RAM. Here's why... I have an LG Optimus phone on Metro and while official specs say 512MB RAM, both theses apps and others show only 423MB total RAM. It's been explained to me anomaly is because the system reserves some of the RAM and you will never see that when using these system apps to show RAM.


If these apps show something like 317 MB RAM for the LG Revolution, that would actually be consistent with the way other LG phones show for total RAM.

And again, I'm not suggesting the official specs are wrong -- I'm just saying these apps can't show real total RAM for some reason. :confused: