Reviewed on Thursday June 30, 2005 by Erin, Hamilton, ON
I love how small it is when folded, it fits in my front pocket easily. If it had a giant bulky antennae like all the other phones I would have surely destroyed it by now. I've dropped it on the ground a few times, once on cement- and nothing happened to it, even the battery stayed in. It's very solid (as compared to how horribly flimsy the Audiovoxes felt).
It reconnects often when it's underground or in a mall, but it always finds a signal Right Away, only once has it been searching and found nothing (while I was under high tension hydro lines).
I think it's a good little phone. The timestamp thing was annoying at first, but was permanently fixed with like 4 keypresses. The ringers were somewhat annoying, but they're not horrible. I actually enjoy them more now because I use it as an alarm clock, and I don't wake up or answer calls if they don't sound like a 'real ring'. I like the little 'you have a new message' voice option for texts since I use that way more than calling. It's quieter than the ringers and less obtrusive in public.
My friend bought a Samsung a600 at the same time as me. His phone has a camera, and feels 'higher end' than the LG5400 (has a camera and flip screen, nice solid phone, menus are exactly the same as the LG, somewhat weak around the swivelling display), but I like the internal antennae and durability of this phone so much that I'm glad I chose it. The external display is nice too, I notice he's constantly opening and flipping the screen around on his Samsung a600 to see why its ringing, but I can just glance over at mine without opening it.