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LG Volt
LG Volt
LG Volt
LG Volt

Informr score
The LG Volt currently has an Informr score of 8.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.

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."

Operating system
Operating system
1.2 GHz
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP
8+ MP
3000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

PC Magazine
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...

- Eugene Kim, PC Magazine

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Volt user manual here.

LG backs up the Volt with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Volt has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

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

1.2 GHz

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


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

8+ MP

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

LG Volt Specs

Release Date May 12, 2014
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.82 W/kg
Body: 1.27 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery, USB Power Adapter
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM 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
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
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, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, DivX
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 234 pixels
Size 4.7 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 12.5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
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
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): LG F90, LS740
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