The LG Fortune phone is actually the current model phone that I use. Personally, I think it is a pretty good model phone even if it isn’t one of the top listed phones on the market. It’s true that I got it with my plan when I bought it but it was better overall than some other options that were available to me at the time. I certainly don’t have any complaints about it as I have been using it for the last two years.
So the plan I got was with Cricket Wireless which allowed me to have up to five lines for $100 a month. Which, breaks down to about $20 a month per phone. The data plan only allows up to 5GB of data but the talk and text is unlimited. This was fine for me since every thing I do on my phone I use my personal wireless internet access so I don’t have to worry about ever going over my data plan. Unless, I go on an extended vacation that doesn’t have a wireless hot spot this was a moot point. Needless to say that doesn’t happen very often.
More About the LG Fortune
The LG Fortune comes with a six-inch face with a five-inch touch screen, so the phone isn’t too bulky but still big enough to see without having to strain your eyes, unless you have preexisting eye problems. I believe there is a way to adjust this under settings if you need to in case the wording needs to be a bigger font. The navigation is fairly simple and to be honest I’m still learning new things about it everyday even after two years. But I do only learn the new things when I need to do something that I hadn’t already done. It was always available, I just never had a reason to do it before, so it was new to me. (I.e. screen capture, found out that you can access this through the pull down menu instead of trying to utilize the home and volume buttons.)
LG Fortune Buttons
Speaking of buttons, the power button is located on the back of the phone, I actually like this feature because on past phones, when I would put it in my pocket or bump something it would turn off/on my phone which would become extremely irritating. The other set of buttons control the volume primarily, they do other functions depending on what app you are in or the set up you use. Otherwise, you can just control the volume through the pull down menu on the screen itself. So the power button and the volume buttons are the only external buttons that are on the phone.
The buttons that exist after the phone is powered on consist of just about what ever you set them up to be. I currently only have four access buttons (the home button, the back button, the menu button and the memo button.) The memo/editor button is a nice feature I enjoy because along with allowing you to just pull up a note without taking you to a completely different screen it allows you to draw on whatever you have on your screen at the time. Sometimes I have fun with this just because.
LG Fortune Applications
So the phone when it is first purchased did come with some pre-installed apps, like the Cricket store (or whatever company you are going through) apps, android operations apps (google apps); calendar, weather, email (the normal stuff). Another thing I like about this phone compared to ones I’ve had in the past is that everything is accessible from the main screen instead of having to open an app to access another app. That got confusing and very annoying especially when you had to figure out how to put it on your home screen. No need to do that with this phone, it is all readily available once it is unlocked.
Specs of the LG Fortune M153
So the LG Fortune Specs are as listed:
- Android operating system 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- 32bit – Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 (28nm) architecture
- 1.1Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7 processor
- Qualcomm Adreno 304 graphic controller
- 1.5GB LPDDR3 of RAM
- 16GB of internal storage with 9GB available after all the pre-installed storage
- says it only allows up to 32GB micro SD external storage but I have a 64GB micro SD and it works fine.
You can find out more about other features and specifications of the LG Fortune at this website:
LG – Life’s Good
As I said before the LG Fortune is the current phone that I use and despite the fact that it may not be the most up-to-date or the hottest phone on the market, it still meets all the needs that I have in my day to day life. My point is that you don’t always have to have the best phone to get a great phone, or the newest phone to have an impressive one either. I believe all smartphones have potential if you are willing to unlock them.
Of course, it certainly doesn’t hurt to be on the lookout for a better phone if one does come along. Just make sure to do a little research in advance, it will save you time and money. Overall, it will give you peace of mind that the phone you purchased is the best phone for you!