Classics are timeless - and so is the LG Revere 3. It helps you stay close to those you care about with the simple capabilities you're familiar with. This compact, durable device was designed with you in mind, keeping the essential features that help you stay organized and connected, so you can live free of distraction. Make calls and send messages with easy-to-use buttons and see it all on a clear display.
Designed for both simplicity and convenience, the phone keys have a simple layout that's standard for LG flip-phones with conveniently separate keys for texting and speakerphone. The hinge is sturdy and, at the very least, this phone shouldn't be as easy to break as a smartphone. The battery charger disassembles so that it can be plugged either into a wall outlet or into a USB drive.
The phone is slightly wider than some other flip-opens that Verizon still sells, but any flip-open is more comfortable to hold than a flat, wide, and heavy smartphone. The phone also has a convenient Set-Up Wizard in the Settings and Tools section of the menu, so personalizing the phone should be pretty straight forward for those who have little patience for dinking around with new gadgets.
Other standout features include Text to Speech for hands-free operation, VZ Navigator GPS, a 1.3 MP camera, and some rudimentary social media features.
Let's quickly highlight some of the downsides to the LG Revere 3.
At an extremely affordable price tag of $50, this handset is cheap and feels cheap. It's not particularly rugged and is made entirely of plastic. Voice commands don't work over BlueTooth, and the speakerphone has a loud harshness and sound distortion that made it a nuisance.
There's also no music player, camcorder, or video player onboard either, and photos from the camera appeared washed out and dull. The tiny internal memory also means you won't be able to store much else other than contacts on this handset.