A flip phone crafted for your convenience, the LG Terra delivers functionality and accessibility at a low price. This flip phone supports calling and text messaging even when you're traveling outside the US, with a global SIM card with service to more than 200 countries. The Terra lacks the bells and whistles a smartphone has--of course--but it makes up for it by delivering a solid cell phone experience at an extremely affordable price tag.
The LG Terra's screen is 2.4 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution. It also sports a 1.3-megapixel camera, which we would consider a bonus feature coming from a mere basic phone. The basic clamshell design makes the LG Terra slim, compact, and easy to use in one hand. The thin profile is also quite stylish.
Other great features include Text to Speech. This handy function reads aloud for you messages you type or menus you navigate through. Managing your contacts and favorites with voice commands is intuitive and simple. The secondary display, primarily used to quickly show you the time and battery life, makes use of the Photo ID feature, which allows you to see who is calling before you pick up. You can also customize the clock and wallpaper.
Despite those pros, however, the Terra does not seem to come with a microSD card slot, which would make its paltry 512MB storage less limiting. We also believe it could have risen higher than a 950mAh battery power, given that similar clamshell phones have much more powerful batteries. LG performance ratings classify Terra's battery can last for 15 days on standby time, or about 360 minutes of consistent use. Thankfully it's removable, so be sure to pack a spare in a bag or purse.
If you can look past these cons, the LG Terra is a solid basic phone that delivers all the traditional functions you've come to expect from a phone these days. It's not a good choice for gamers, photographers, or video junkies, but for those who just need a cheap phone for talk and text, look no further than the LG Terra. You can pick it up exclusively from Verizon.
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