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Old September 28th, 2011, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old September 28th, 2011, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ill have to save up. Will probably have it in a couple months.
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wait till oct 1 that is when they will supposedly have a $100 mail in rebate to go along with the phone
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Not a big enough upgrade to justify shelling out more dough to Metro. Seriously this phone is only marginally better than the optimus.

I'd rather donate to the guys that make our current phone better, than donate to the guys trying to sell me a 200 dollar cpu upgrade for a 20 dollar cpu...
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I’m not going to pay $349.00 for that phone but I think it’s not marginally better than ours. It’s better, just having 4G LTE, Gingerbread, Flash, 1GHZ and front camera is way better.
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Iím not going to pay $349.00 for that phone but I think itís not marginally better than ours. Itís better, just having 4G LTE, Gingerbread, Flash, 1GHZ and front camera is way better.
OK... It IS only marginally better to me. I already have Gingerbread, Flash works for everything well except for video. And 4g? Please. Metros entire 4g network in my state is smaller than most school districts.

So yeah the only upgrade for 90% of my state is ability to play flash video. 350 bux is too much to pay to be able to play a 3 inch flash video.

And as for a front facing camera, video chat seemed much cooler when I was a kid watching the Jetsons, no so much now... I'd rather have one bad ass camera sensor on my phone than 2 shitty ones.
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OK... It IS only marginally better to me. And 4g? Please. Metros entire 4g network in my state is smaller than most school districts.

So yeah the only upgrade for 90% of my state is ability to play flash video. 350 bux is too much to pay to be able to play a 3 inch flash video.

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Sorry to hear that but in my state 4g is everywhere (99% of all places where I go in a daily basis)
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It's way better. Be able to play games in higher FPS. Be able to multitask better, and the screen is much bigger. (easier for typing) The 350 is a little high, but im looking foward for the 100 rebate also.

I might just wait until its rooted and possiblity CM7 and CMW is ported to it. Until then.... im extremely happy.
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3.5 hour talk time? So instead of only last 5 hours like the Indulge it ill last 5 hours 15 minutes?
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I personally love my optimus m. I can talk the head off of a horse with this thing and still listen to music without the need of my charger. A little research and a few build.prop changes go a long way!

Wifi scan interval changed to 180
Max events increased to 320
Brightness set to auto (hint: the proximity sensor can detect changes in light level if your screen protector isn't covering it)
And I combined all that with an automatic task killer that murders background processes.

I'd rather stay happy, rooted, and not broke thanks to yet another metro tease. BTW flash works very well with the right kernel and a little patience
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I'm definitely upgrading. People are downplaying the difference in specs but, with almost twice the processor speed, ram, official gingerbread (not a mish-mash of gingerbread features with a froyo base), bigger screen, hdmi out, dlna support, LTE, real flash support. When this bad boy gets rooted, rom'd, and oc'd it will be a f*ckn BEAST! Don't get me wrong I've enjoyed my Optimus and it was my first smartphone but, I've had it almost a year now and I think we've pushed it as far as it will go. It has served me well but, this is definitely an upgrade worth making, at least for me. I'm just waiting for the MIR to go into effect.
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I personally love my optimus m. I can talk the head off of a horse with this thing and still listen to music without the need of my charger. A little research and a few build.prop changes go a long way!

Wifi scan interval changed to 180
Max events increased to 320
Brightness set to auto (hint: the proximity sensor can detect changes in light level if your screen protector isn't covering it)
And I combined all that with an automatic task killer that murders background processes.

I'd rather stay happy, rooted, and not broke thanks to yet another metro tease. BTW flash works very well with the right kernel and a little patience
How did you change brightness to auto? And by flash works very well do you mean you have flash video function as well? Mine works but the screen it all green artifacts...

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I'm definitely upgrading. People are downplaying the difference in specs but, with almost twice the processor speed, ram, official gingerbread (not a mish-mash of gingerbread features with a froyo base), bigger screen, hdmi out, dlna support, LTE, real flash support. When this bad boy gets rooted, rom'd, and oc'd it will be a f*ckn BEAST! Don't get me wrong I've enjoyed my Optimus and it was my first smartphone but, I've had it almost a year now and I think we've pushed it as far as it will go. It has served me well but, this is definitely an upgrade worth making, at least for me. I'm just waiting for the MIR to go into effect.
Just my $.02.
I guess it a decent phone, the LTE part turns me off. First off Metro calling the speeds they restrict their LTE network to is hardly "4g", plus the LTE network in Michigan only works in one area that I try at all costs to avoid.

Besides that if I'm gonna pay that much a month and that much for a phone I would just go back to Sprint. The price for Metro's really, really limited 4g network is way too close to the price of Sprint's real unlimited data plan to make it justifiable. Plus I can buy a used Sprint phone with the same specs for less than half the price craigslist.

The ONLY reason I can see for people to use Metro is cuz it's cheap (it's the only reason I'm on it) and the 4g plan just isn't far enough from the competition (who has way better shit).
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How did you change brightness to auto? And by flash works very well do you mean you have flash video function as well? Mine works but the screen it all green artifacts...



I guess it a decent phone, the LTE part turns me off. First off Metro calling the speeds they restrict their LTE network to is hardly "4g", plus the LTE network in Michigan only works in one area that I try at all costs to avoid.

Besides that if I'm gonna pay that much a month and that much for a phone I would just go back to Sprint. The price for Metro's really, really limited 4g network is way too close to the price of Sprint's real unlimited data plan to make it justifiable. Plus I can buy a used Sprint phone with the same specs for less than half the price craigslist.

The ONLY reason I can see for people to use Metro is cuz it's cheap (it's the only reason I'm on it) and the 4g plan just isn't far enough from the competition (who has way better shit).

A couple points:
First, I agree with you on the 4g part which is why I said 'lte' and not 4g also, I'm in the Bay Area so we have pretty good coverage and even with the capped speeds it will murder what I get now. On a side note: for phone use I really don't see the need for anything over 5-8mbs tbh.
Second, I paid $230 for my Optimus when it came out so it's not that much more after the rebate.
Third, Sprint is the only other company that is close price wise and I've had some bad experiences with them trying to deal with my father's service. Long story short, F*ck Sprint.
And last, like I said, that was just my opinion. And while I respect your position on the matter, its still worth it to me. For $55 a month on my family plan its the cheapest unlimited everything plan for my situation.
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...almost twice the processor speed, ram, official gingerbread (not a mish-mash of gingerbread features with a froyo base), bigger screen, hdmi out, dlna support, LTE, real flash support. When this bad boy gets rooted, rom'd, and oc'd it will be a f*ckn BEAST! Don't get me wrong I've enjoyed my Optimus and it was my first smartphone but... Just my $.02.
^^yep^^ + bigger screen. But would wait for rebate and when it can be custom rom'd. Also hoping by mid-next year price may come down some.
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^^yep^^ + bigger screen. But would wait for rebate and when it can be custom rom'd. Also hoping by mid-next year price may come down some.

Yeah, and I didn't even mention the 8gbs of internal memory. I thought I was cool with a 1gb ext partition lol.
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I personally love my optimus m. I can talk the head off of a horse with this thing and still listen to music without the need of my charger. A little research and a few build.prop changes go a long way!

Wifi scan interval changed to 180
Max events increased to 320
Brightness set to auto (hint: the proximity sensor can detect changes in light level if your screen protector isn't covering it)
And I combined all that with an automatic task killer that murders background processes.

I'd rather stay happy, rooted, and not broke thanks to yet another metro tease. BTW flash works very well with the right kernel and a little patience
Ok, can you please share some of your tweaks you mentioned! LOL, how to change WIFI scan interval??? Please share
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A couple points:
First, I agree with you on the 4g part which is why I said 'lte' and not 4g also, I'm in the Bay Area so we have pretty good coverage and even with the capped speeds it will murder what I get now. On a side note: for phone use I really don't see the need for anything over 5-8mbs tbh.
Second, I paid $230 for my Optimus when it came out so it's not that much more after the rebate.
Third, Sprint is the only other company that is close price wise and I've had some bad experiences with them trying to deal with my father's service. Long story short, F*ck Sprint.
And last, like I said, that was just my opinion. And while I respect your position on the matter, its still worth it to me. For $55 a month on my family plan its the cheapest unlimited everything plan for my situation.
It may well be worth it in LTE land wherever the hell that is, I don't even travel to an LTE zone on a 6 month basis. Personally right now I'm getting sick of paying 45 bux a month for 1x, and all the bad sprint ever did to me does not equal giving me an android smart-phone on 1x data(WTF did I do to deserve this? LOL). Right now I wish I had my old Samsung dumb-phone in real evdo speed. It played fluid streaming video, pandora worked flawlessly with out 30 seconds of buffer between songs, it even took great pics. Only thing my android has on it is the ability to view full web pages, and at 1x speed I'd rather see the mobile version...

Metro just sucks where I live. No LTE, No ability to flash phones, No 3g and I have to sit on my porch to make a phone call, and I live in an effing city not out in farm land.

And WOW @ the 230 for an optimus. That is outrageous. If you paid that much for one I can see how you would have little hesitation for the esteem for 250. I picked up 2 of them like new off craigslist for 175 in May, You always pay a huge premium to be the first on the bandwagon...
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Ok, can you please share some of your tweaks you mentioned! LOL, how to change WIFI scan interval??? Please share
It's in the build.prop file he mentioned. Google build.prop and you will find all the info you need on it.
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It may well be worth it in LTE land wherever the hell that is, I don't even travel to an LTE zone on a 6 month basis. Personally right now I'm getting sick of paying 45 bux a month for 1x, and all the bad sprint ever did to me does not equal giving me an android smart-phone on 1x data(WTF did I do to deserve this? LOL). Right now I wish I had my old Samsung dumb-phone in real evdo speed. It played fluid streaming video, pandora worked flawlessly with out 30 seconds of buffer between songs, it even took great pics. Only thing my android has on it is the ability to view full web pages, and at 1x speed I'd rather see the mobile version...

Metro just sucks where I live. No LTE, No ability to flash phones, No 3g and I have to sit on my porch to make a phone call, and I live in an effing city not out in farm land.

And WOW @ the 230 for an optimus. That is outrageous. If you paid that much for one I can see how you would have little hesitation for the esteem for 250. I picked up 2 of them like new off craigslist for 175 in May, You always pay a huge premium to be the first on the bandwagon...

Yeah, early adopters always get stung in some way. I'm not really complaining though. Some people pay way more than that to go to school to learn some of the shit I've learned for the 10-11 months I've had this phone on this site alone. And I feel you on the coverage, I've been with metro for a while and I remember having to walk two blocks away from my house to get a signal lol. But, the lte overlay should be complete by the end of the year (at least thats what I've heard.)
Oh yeah, I just got 3g yesterday. Haven't done any speed tests yet but, just from using it I can tell it's way faster than the 1x I've been putting up with all this time!
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Agreed, the money I spent on this phone was well worth the Android education, LOL. The only other smart-phone experience I had before this was constantly helping a less tech oriented friend to do anything on his WM6 phone and hearing horror stories from a developer friend about the Pre.

I used to think Sprints coverage sucked, heh, I would be out on the disc golf course with friends on Verizon who had internet and I was stuck on roam, my Metro phone still doesn't get signal there even with the new roaming agreements, LOL

I got the 3g symbol a few times here forcing my phone to evdo, have yet to send or receive 1 byte of data over it...
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Well the way I see it it is worth the upgrade, just not right away in my opinion. When it's rootable and I can have the same features and tweaks I have on my M then I will make the switch.

For me the price even with the MIR is just not worth the investment right now. I'm not one to have to be first to have the "latest and greatest" tech, not that big a deal to me.
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Well the way I see it it is worth the upgrade, just not right away in my opinion. When it's rootable and I can have the same features and tweaks I have on my M then I will make the switch.

For me the price even with the MIR is just not worth the investment right now. I'm not one to have to be first to have the "latest and greatest" tech, not that big a deal to me.
Well it seems that it may not be that long before they can get this rooted and modded. Some developers from the LG Revolution are already intrested it it migh be possible to port over most of the mods already existing on the Revolution. So in my opinion buying it in the next month doesn't seem like a bad idea.
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Well the way I see it it is worth the upgrade, just not right away in my opinion. When it's rootable and I can have the same features and tweaks I have on my M then I will make the switch.

For me the price even with the MIR is just not worth the investment right now. I'm not one to have to be first to have the "latest and greatest" tech, not that big a deal to me.
The LG Esteem is actually set at a really good price, especially when compared to the Indulge.
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I gotta admit it does have all the bells and whistles and looks awesome. If I get some exra cash from the lottery I might get it. Wanna wait til I see cnet and customer reviews
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I gotta admit it does have all the bells and whistles and looks awesome. If I get some exra cash from the lottery I might get it. Wanna wait til I see cnet and customer reviews
If you hit the lotto you could also afford a dual-core on a real network. lol
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i remember when i payed 400$ for metropc's first touch screen fone the samsung rch8xx or w/e

whats funny is people after knowing how bad LG makes fones for metro, are willing to "upgrade"
if upgrading your fone to new bugs, new glitches and new crap, id say its a downgrade

But to each is own
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i remember when i payed 400$ for metropc's first touch screen fone the samsung rch8xx or w/e

whats funny is people after knowing how bad LG makes fones for metro, are willing to "upgrade"
if upgrading your fone to new bugs, new glitches and new crap, id say its a downgrade

But to each is own
LG does not make bad phones for Metro. LG makes bad phones. They make better phones than say, Kyocera, but lets face it LG = Low Grade. Never seen an LG with the build quality of even a cheap Samsung.
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It may well be worth it in LTE land wherever the hell that is, I don't even travel to an LTE zone on a 6 month basis. Personally right now I'm getting sick of paying 45 bux a month for 1x, and all the bad sprint ever did to me does not equal giving me an android smart-phone on 1x data(WTF did I do to deserve this? LOL). Right now I wish I had my old Samsung dumb-phone in real evdo speed. It played fluid streaming video, pandora worked flawlessly with out 30 seconds of buffer between songs, it even took great pics. Only thing my android has on it is the ability to view full web pages, and at 1x speed I'd rather see the mobile version...

Metro just sucks where I live. No LTE, No ability to flash phones, No 3g and I have to sit on my porch to make a phone call, and I live in an effing city not out in farm land.

And WOW @ the 230 for an optimus. That is outrageous. If you paid that much for one I can see how you would have little hesitation for the esteem for 250. I picked up 2 of them like new off craigslist for 175 in May, You always pay a huge premium to be the first on the bandwagon...
I understand your frustration w the 1x, hopefully they'll have your area up to 3G soon or at least before year end. Earlier knew that's what you were referring to, your area still only being @ 1x.
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Yeah, and I didn't even mention the 8gbs of internal memory. I thought I was cool with a 1gb ext partition lol.
Agreed^^ - honestly didn't know it had 8gbs, -now even more reason...
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Old September 28th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #32 (permalink)
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This is the first LG phone I've ever had so my opinion may be limited in that respect but, I have had no problems or issues with this phone at all. I've heard horror stories about every company out there.
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Agreed^^ - honestly didn't know it had 8gbs, -now even more reason...
I just read the metro phone only has 4gb, the verizon one has 8gb, both have 512 of ram

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This is the first LG phone I've ever had so my opinion may be limited in that respect but, I have had no problems or issues with this phone at all. I've heard horror stories about every company out there.
I have never had a poorly made Samsung, I have had some cheaper ones with not so great features, but the build quality is always superb. I have owned phones from Samsung, Toshiba/audiovox, Kyocera, Quallcom, Sanyo, LG and Motorola. I would put Kyocera and Toshiba Tied for worst followed by LG and then Sanyo. I consider Moto and Samsung about the same in the top tier. I'm only talking build quality though, LG seems to be near the top if you are only considering features vs. cost...
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Old September 28th, 2011, 10:54 PM   #34 (permalink)
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LG does not make bad phones for Metro. LG makes bad phones. They make better phones than say, Kyocera, but lets face it LG = Low Grade. Never seen an LG with the build quality of even a cheap Samsung.
Explain what you mean by LG = low grade - the whole phone overall? Thinking of the Samsung Admire, IMO, the outer casing doesn't feel as sturdy as the LG Opt M. Also asking cus have dropped my LG Opt M about 4xs in last 2 weeks. Tho it's still working pretty good (good ole Optimus M - gotta love it) am hoping that didnt cause any damage. And apologies if this is wrong thread to ask, but figured since it was already being discussed --and might end up having to buy LG Esteem or the Samsung Admire.

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Old September 28th, 2011, 10:55 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Go to the lg eteem fourm on here. To learn more...... Alredy showes to be rooted with gingerbrake 1.2 . Here in FL the majority of metro's area has the lte. Wehn the rebate kicks in I will most likely upgrade. I have xl sized hands and the larger screen will help me a lot. Also btw Sprints unlimited is moble to moble not land line 79.95 and U pay the taxes on top of that. I love my flat 45.00per line no mater what. I have had the 400.00-700.00 a month overage charge from all the top 4 cell providers. We switched in 08 and I have never looked back. I had a friend 4 months ago get hit with a 1500.00 bill from the big V the #1 provider in the country. I do not have a want or need to ever pay a bill like that. He is now on ATT....
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Explain what you mean by LG = low grade - the whole phone overall? Thinking of the Samsung Admire, IMO, the outer casing doesn't feel as sturdy as the LG Opt M. Also asking cus have dropped my LG Opt M about 4xs in last 2 weeks. Tho it's still working pretty good (good ole Optimus M - gotta love it) am hoping that didnt cause any damage. And apologies if this is wrong thread to ask, but figured since it was already being discussed --and might end up having to buy LG Esteem or the Samsung Admire.

Edited to add: Am now reading your previous post, so it might answer my question above - thanx
lol, just saying it is low grade in general. There might be a better LG phone than a certain Samsung... Compare other things tho, like go compare their refrigerators with the competition, or their TVs. They seem cheap to me...
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Old September 28th, 2011, 11:00 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I have never had a poorly made Samsung, I have had some cheaper ones with not so great features, but the build quality is always superb. I have owned phones from Samsung, Toshiba/audiovox, Kyocera, Quallcom, Sanyo, LG and Motorola. I would put Kyocera and Toshiba Tied for worst followed by LG and then Sanyo. I consider Moto and Samsung about the same in the top tier. I'm only talking build quality though, LG seems to be near the top if you are only considering features vs. cost...
So then, you'd recommend the Samsung Admire (which is only $129.00) and really really hoping with the October Esteem rebate, they'll also have rebate (even if only $50) on the Admire. I'd really like the bigger screen, tho not much bigger. TIA
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Go to the lg eteem fourm on here. To learn more...... Alredy showes to be rooted with gingerbrake 1.2 . Here in FL the majority of metro's area has the lte. Wehn the rebate kicks in I will most likely upgrade. I have xl sized hands and the larger screen will help me a lot. Also btw Sprints unlimited is moble to moble not land line 79.95 and U pay the taxes on top of that. I love my flat 45.00per line no mater what. I have had the 400.00-700.00 a month overage charge from all the top 4 cell providers. We switched in 08 and I have never looked back. I had a friend 4 months ago get hit with a 1500.00 bill from the big V the #1 provider in the country. I do not have a want or need to ever pay a bill like that. He is now on ATT....
The unlimited LTE plan is 60, so you are only saving 20 bucks over Sprint. In some areas with better LTE coverage it might be worth it.

Battery life appears to be horrible on the esteem, that kinda sucks, coming from a dumb phone the battery life on my Optimus is barely acceptable. I can't imagine living with less.
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So then, you'd recommend the Samsung Admire (which is only $129.00) and really really hoping with the October Esteem rebate, they'll also have rebate (even if only $50) on the Admire. I'd really like the bigger screen, tho not much bigger. TIA
Now don't be putting words in my mouth, lol. I'm just saying Samsung as a company builds a higher quality product over all.

I would never suggest someone buy a Metro LTE phone, not because the phones suck, but because of Metros practice of calling speeds I got in 2008 with a dumbphone "4g".

Metro has too many shady practices like that. Like "buy any phone get any phone free", then in teeny tiny fine ass print it says buy any phone get a "qualifying" phone free, and a quick check of the "qualifying" phones results in a half-dozen fischer-price models...

Or the service maps, I think they make them by using the maximum theoretical transmit distance of their towers, instead of the real life distance they actually cover.
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Now don't be putting words in my mouth, lol. I'm just saying Samsung as a company builds a higher quality product over all.

I would never suggest someone buy a Metro LTE phone, not because the phones suck, but because of Metros practice of calling speeds I got in 2008 with a dumbphone "4g".

Metro has too many shady practices like that. Like "buy any phone get any phone free", then in teeny tiny fine ass print it says buy any phone get a "qualifying" phone free, and a quick check of the "qualifying" phones results in a half-dozen fischer-price models...

Or the service maps, I think they make them by using the maximum theoretical transmit distance of their towers, instead of the real life distance they actually cover.
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I just read the metro phone only has 4gb, the verizon one has 8gb, both have 512 of ram
The Esteem has 8gb the Revolution has 16gb.
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just read that in october the esteem will come with a $100 dollar mail in rebate so im gonna wait lol get it for $249. my girl can have the optimus m.
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If someone shows the Esteem can be rooted SUCCESSFULLY I'll bite. When I left my Optimus on overnight (6 1/2 hours) the battery was down to 75% without rooting. I can only imagine what the Esteem battery life would be like without being rooted and cleaned.
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If the battery has a whole in the bottom of it that's gonna be a problem. I but in case it doesn't my gf already signed off on this as aearly Xmas gift when rebate comes out. Swweeeeetttt
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If the battery has a whole in the bottom of it that's gonna be a problem. I but in case it doesn't my gf already signed off on this as aearly Xmas gift when rebate comes out. Swweeeeetttt
Read about battery life on the revolution, it's the same phone.

Personally I think all these thin flat ass phones could use some more juice. Back in the day we didn't have a problem talking on a 5 pound brick. Now our phones must be as thin as paper to ensure the battery can't last all day.

I remember when cellphones would last a week or more on a charge, and that was when I was a kid and spent all day on the phone.

Were talking 4-5 hours of heavy use with this phone. I can't even believe that is acceptable....
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Yeah I hear you, while it's great to not be carrying around a brick it's amazing to me that the size can be shrunken down to nothing but someone can't come up with a more powerful shrunken battery?

I understand everything has limitations but are they really at the point where small battery life is at it's full potential?

As I said, I'm waiting this upgrade out for now but will be keeping a close watch on the dev's for this phone so when I do make the switch everything will be worked out and a lot of options will be available.
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If you're a MetroPCS fan and are eyeing the LG Esteem that we first showed you yesterday, here's a quick look at the extended battery cover that will be available at launch. No word on the exact capacity of the battery, but that hump is reminiscient of the HTC ThunderBolt's extended battery, and we'd reckon it's probably in the 2500 mAh range (at least).

LG Esteem extended battery for MetroPCS | Android Central

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Yeah too bad I've yet to see a rubberized case for a phone with an extended battery. Extended battery = more weight for the phone to break itself with when I drop it.

I'm tempted to get the extended for the optimus, but a lack of proper case has stopped me.
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That extended battery almost makes it a no-brainer now. Like undacova I prefer to have a case as well but seeing as I never drop my phone I might risk it
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How do you manage to never drop your phone? LOL. EVERY time I get a call driving I get to where I'm going and get out of my car and boom, phone flying across the driveway....
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