First, I really do like the LG Dare. It has had some quirks as the software is upgraded, but getting the latest software from a Verizon store will fix a lot of those problems. Until I just got my phone updated it was restarting randomly and did not always connect when on the internet. Since the upgrade this has not been a problem. LG Cell phone Reviews
Second, the camera on the LG Dare is really good. It is not as good as having a digital camera with you, but it is a phone after all. I actually went on vacation to Chicago last year and forgot my camera at home. I thought I might as well use my phone to try and capture some of the time there. When I got back I was really impressed with the picture quality! Like I said, not like I had a stand-alone camera, but they were good pictures.
LG Dare phone photos – LG Cell phone pictures
Third, I really do not like how there are not any free apps for this phone. You pretty much have to pay Verizon for everything. This really stinks, and I wish it was not this way. I am forced to use the VZ Navigator, which pisses me off because there is a GPS on the phone. I wish Google Maps, or something like that, would work with the built in GPS. LG-Dare info
Fourth, the music player is actually pretty good. You can use Windows Media Player to put the songs on your phone and it works great. I use it in my truck if I forget my iPod. It is a good back-up. Unfortunately you cannot put any iTunes on there, but you can’t put them on any other mp3 player that I can think of either. It is really easy to sync with WMP.
Fifth, the call quality is pretty good. I can say that it is not the best in the world, but not the worst either. I really do not get many dropped calls. That being said, I am in the middle of a city, so I wouldn’t expect any phone to have a lot of dropped calls.
Sixth, the internet actually works pretty well. It is decently fast. I wish that it had a flash player so I could view normal YouTube, but I guess mobile is alright. Maybe this will come in an update. I can get to most pages that I want to view and they render pretty well.
Seventh, the touch screen is pretty responsive. It does take a little getting used to. It would be nice to be able to use more than one finger at once. You really do need to calibrate it with a stylus to get it working well, but after that it is not bad.
Bottom Line: I think the LG Dare is a good all around phone. The camera is really nice and a good back-up. LG Dare is not a smart phone, so don’t expect it to sync with your home computer. I think you can pay Verizon some more money a month if you want to do this, but I don’t. It works pretty well to get emails with their mobile email service, but can be annoying when you get a message because it interrupts whatever else you were doing. I am overall happy about this phone and plan to keep it. For a basic multimedia phone I would recommend it.
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