Report names LG's phones as least reliable
But firm's users are 'tech boffins'
LG, Sony Ericsson and Samsung mobile phones have been fingered as some of the most problematic handsets available, according to a poll of users.
Opinium Research – on behalf of website Moneysupermarket.com – quizzed just over 2000 British adults and discovered that more than one third of LG owners – 34 per cent – had experienced an unspecified problem with their phone in the past 12 months.
Sony Ericsson came in second, with 33 per cent of owners reporting problems in the last year, followed by Samsung, Nokia and Motorola with 25, 24 and 22 per cent, respectively.
The research also delved into the personalities of mobile phone users and concluded that Nokia owners are “handset simpletons”, while Samsung’s clan is full of “snap-happy photo geeks”. Despite recently launching the 12Mp Idou, Sony Ericsson’s users were still branded “music nerds”.
LG owners are apparently “tech boffins”, according to the report. James Parker, Manager of Mobiles at Moneysupermarket.com, said: “It may not be a coincidence that LG owners suffer the most faults as they are often the most advanced phones.” ®
LG . . . what the hell! As Elrond said the SE devices are true bits of engineering, specifically the K800i is rock solid. Although pretty much any SE in vanilla stylee (minus operator bloatwear) are usually damm good. Weather or not the Ericsson - SE chip sourcing shift will change this we'll have to wait and see (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/21/ericsson_st_merge/).
But LG come the fuck on. I can't name many people who know the remotest bit about mobile technology who would use a LG handset and the only people who do have bought an LG for its aesthetics sacrificing actual functionality (every tried sync'ing an LG?). The spec often looks good on paper but take an LG out the box and you'll be sending it back swiftly if you've any sense.
Of course this research is kind of defunct as the majority of handsets will be 'smart phones' in the coming 24 months. So Symbian S60/80, WM 6.5 and 7 when it arrives. Not forgetting Android lots of Android. Mine's the one with a SE in the pocket . . .
Oh if ever...
...a piece was more deliberately written, or statements made, to get people foaming at the mouth and start posting the 'my phone is better than your phone' cock waving comments.....!
I think the most reliabe is the Openmoko!
I mean the Openmoko, most UNRELIABLE!
LG Viewty - ugg
Bought and LG Viewty as an upgrade with my SP.
After 2 months I went back to my old phone.
The UI was poor to the point of useless.