Last Updated: Dec 25,2014
Oh, yeah, that's always there... Thought it was just the LTE activity indicator, lol
I'm loving my S3 and the only issues I've had have been extremely minor. I love having 4gLTE consistently in my area. We don't have spark, and I doubt we will for at least a year. I think I made the right choice of not going with the Volt. Having to manually adjust brightness whenever I go outdoors/indoors would make me feel like I'm back on my Optimus V.
Out of curiosity, what issues are you having?? I debated these two phones for the longest... 2gb ram vs quad core and battery, I honestly had a tough time choosing lol I know the s3 is boss but wondering what isn't cool about it
Most people on metro are very happy and If you just got it in your area then its gsm if. I get great phone service, phone choices, true unlimited everything and a reasonable price.. I want to know what they are complaining about.. I can't see it on my phone and you feel its unessary to copy and paste and pm it to me that I'd fine...
Back to the volt, in my honest opinion the S4 processer is crap compared to the snapdragon 400 quad core, my moto g makes me regret my xperia tl and atrix HD it is far snappier than my buddies note 2 but that could be due to touchwiz, but doubt it. Mind you I am referring to the stock moto g
The battery life isn't anywhere near the Volt, but the only real issues I can think of were the contacts app froze like twice, but that was fixed by just exiting it, closing and restarting it. And I had issues with the stock gallery app running a little slowly, but it seems to be working now, I use QuickPic mostly anyway. Everything else has been pretty great so far.
Quick thread update:
The 20+ MetroPCS posts have been moved here.
I'm on Boost mobile.......am considering lg volt as an alternative to s3 ....wish I could afford the way overpriced s5 they have now.
Can the volt be tethered by usb to pc to run internet....this would be a deal breaker for me if it couldn't
It can, but I don't know if there are extra charges... I know it costs extra for hotspot. If the S3 doesn't have anything you especially need I totally recommend the volt. I'm completely happy with it even without root.
2 speakers on the bottom but only one is used. Kinda disappointing
The S5 is actually discounted on VM and Boost. Retail price is $650-700, they sell it for $600. Just saying. It's not overpriced, it's just expensive because it's the latest and greatest.
Thanks...your right latest and greatest S5 love the size which is what first attracted me but not being what I would call a power user....Just old fashion actual phone use email and some text.....the over all price is just way to much...the real problem is even if I waited say 2yrs....then S5 will probably be 2 or more generations behind and the price will be the same. As an alternative Im looking at lg volt on boost...Not as big (unfortunately) but may fit the need
I wasn't going to comment on this, but I have too. This is a prime example of consumer brainwashing. Is it new? Yes. Is it cool? Certainly. Is it worth $600? Not at all. It could be sold for probably $400, but they know people will pay $600 for it, so that's what they're charging. This behavior chains down the line. Samsung is willing to pay too much for components, those people are willing to pay too much for materials, etc. because they know the consumer will break the bank to have the 'latest and greatest' just to line the pockets of the 1%.
I got my Volt last Friday. Things were going well until Sunday...I am in Chicago and I always have Spark showing as available (the little spark logo spins all the time). However unless I toggle on and off Airplane mode/data spark only works intermittently even though I show full bars. 3G and Wifi always work... I have updated PRL and Profile bunches of times.
All flagships are around that price when they come out. The S3 was, and I just bought it for $220. I highly doubt the S5 will still be $600 in 2 years, probably 300, MAYBE 400. The price will drop significantly, especially if Virgin continues to get top of the line phones quickly.
I guess you don't know how the world works, then. Companies always sell products for a huge markup of what the materials actually cost. (Ex. a t-shirt costs about $3 to make, yet you pay $20-40) It sucks, but that's how it works. No one actually thinks Samsung is barely eeking out a profit on their devices. $600+ is the going rate for a brand new flagship phone, and is actually lower than it has been in years past. You can go on contract and pay "$199" and pay $100 a month and end up paying for the phone multiple times, or you can plunk down $600 up front on VM and only pay $35 a month for a plan I've not seen any other company even come close to competing with.
Excuse me? I don't know how the world works? I think I laid it out pretty clearly, and you actually confirmed what I said by stating that no one thinks Samsung is barely making a profit. I'm well aware that this is 'standard' pricing, but that's only because people are willing to pay it. Do you really think they'd keep charging $600 for a new phone if no one bought them? No, they'd drop the price or go out of business. With less income, they, in turn, would have to demand lower prices from their suppliers, and so on. The power to alter this greed based economy is in the hands of the consumer. Everyone is just to blinded by having to have the 'latest and greatest' to see it. Boost and Virgin are examples of this. People started switching to them and now the big contract names are offering plans with similar pricing. If you can't see that, then you're as blind as the rest.
I just got a boost LG Volt yesterday and so far love it; it out performs my girls S3 and the battery life is crazy good.
Btw i was able to get to recovery by powering on holding volume- /power.
Do not let off either button until you see a something about factory reset.
Ok been trying to see what i can do being able to get into stock recovery.
What i learned is recover only understands a SD card that is formatted to EXT2.
I tried to flash superuser-3.1.3-arm-signed.zip ive used on a few phones and this is what said:
-- Install /sdcard ...
Finding update package...
Opening update package...
Verifying update package...
E: failed to verify whole-file signature
E: signature verification failed
So it seems if somebody can locate or make a superuser.zip that can pass the signature verification of the recovery we should be good to go.
Can we move this to the L90 root forum, others have been trying similar things there
Edit: yeah I meant f90
It would be nice to see a Volt forum section.
Think I may get this phone if Best Buy still has it for $150. All mixed up with forums and threads here it seems there is a forum for F90 which apparently is the Volt
LG F90 - Android Forums
The f90 is close but i think its gsm and has 1/2 ram.
I got mine at bestbuy they said $149.99 is the regular price not a sale price.
F90 is not the Volt. Nor the L90. The Volt is like a mix of the two.
Sorry not good at replying via the phone..hope link works..all the searching I am finding is that Volt is essentally the F90
It is similar, but it's not exactly the same hardware. Maybe I'm being nitpicky, but if you're going to say 'it's this phone', then it should be that phone, exactly (not directed at you, at the people writing the articles). Here's a comparison of the three. NOTE: Volt does NOT have a light sensor or gyroscope, and the camera does have autofocus and panorama. It's also running 4.4.2.
LG L90 vs LG F90 vs LG Volt - Phone specs comparison
As you can see, it's about half F90 and half L90.
You're currently trying to root the volt tho right? And posting results in f90 thread?
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