Specs summary


The LG Volt's screen is 4.7 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 12.5 days standby time, 1440 minutes (2G).

Reviews summary

Based on 2 reviews

What's good  

  • Good viewing angles
  • Battery lasts two days with light use
  • Smooth performance

What's bad  

  • Some slight lag when numerous apps are open
  • Display has issues with pixelization

The LG Volt is a mid-range smartphone that offers connection to the LTE network and decent hardware to boot for its price. Design-wise critics describe it as fairly plain and utilitarian though they also note that its compact size makes it easy to use one-handed. The 4.7" display is a far cry from a retina display, but it still manages a qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. Experts observed that the lowered resolution made it difficult to read small text and also led to pixelization. Despite this issue, they also mention that the screen features good viewing angles and bright colors.

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The LG Volt features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. During hands-on testing, reviewers were surprised with the overall smooth experience though they noticed a slight stutter when they had a lot of apps open. For the most part though, they found that apps and games worked well and much of the lag that plagued previous LG phones were significantly reduced. The Volt also comes with a large 3,000mAh battery that, according to Trusted Reviews, lasts around 2 days of light use. It also comes equipped with an 8MP rear-facing camera and a front-facing 1.3MP camera. While it didn't wow critics, they found both cameras adequate enough for daily use.

Overall, most reviewers describe the Volt as a good smartphone for the price. Phone Scoop adds that it is a, "solid Android phone that packed in a tone of features and delivered a good value."

Reviews (8.5/10 Avg. rating)

PC Magazine

Well built but mediocre display and cameras

from PC Magazine

While the Lucid 3 was simply another entry-level option in a sea of subsidized phones on Verizon, the quality and breadth of options on Boost elevate the Volt above its Verizon counterpart. $180 gets you a modern Android smartphone with bonuses like extra-long battery life and a built-in IR blaster for controlling home theater devices. Those two useful features, combined with the overall solid experience, make the Volt a great affordable option on Boost. If you prioritize screen clarity, the Warp 4G or even the two-year-old Samsung Galaxy S III are better options, though neither supports Sp... Full review

emmalea armstrong

its better than my old hone

Emmalea Armstrong
Emmalea Armstrong

i had a iphone 4 and it would always lag and freeze but this phone workks better

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Full Specs

Release date May 12, 2014
Regions available USA, North America
800/850/1900 MHz
1900/850 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.82 W/kg
Body: 1.27 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1440 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 12.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.2 x 6.6 x 1.0 cm
(5.2 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 136 grams
(4.8 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel Density 234 pixels
Size 4.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi Yes
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Voice activation, HDR, Time catch shot
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): LG F90, LS740

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