LG Optimus L70 User Review

The LG Optimus L70 is a phone I purchased because I had to make a quick move from a contract provider that was giving me horrible service in my new area. I noticed that Metro PCS/T-Mobile had great service here, so I decided to switch to one of them and save myself a great deal of money while I received above-standard reception. I was using an iPhone 5s (which I loved) at the time, but it was a CDMA device. I did not want to pay full retail price for T-Mobile’s GSM 5s, so I decided to go with Metro PCS and select something from its line of budget underperformers.

My choices for a manufacturer were Samsung, LG, Kyocera, Alcatel, Huawei and ZTE. Sigh. After being spoiled by the likes of the Moto X and the iPhone 5s, I was not very excited about this selection. I abhor Samsung devices, so I chose the LG Optimus L70. I figured I could not miss on a $49 price tag (promotion may no longer be available) for an Android device with the latest software. But did I?

The Screen

The LG Optimus L70 has a large 4.5-inch screen with 480 x 800-pixel resolution. I feel it is a bit large coming from the iPhone 5s, but it is not too large. The size will please a vast number of consumers, as it does make surfing the Internet a bit easier. The resolution isn’t as nearly as good (by number) as the majority of cell phones on the market, but it looks just fine to me. I’m not one who harps over screen resolution specs, but nitpicky users might.

The Feel

The L70 does not feel like a beast in my hand like I expected. I don’t need crane assistance to carry it like I would with some of the other phones on the market (Samsung Galaxy Note 3, etc.). It fits nicely in my hand, but its casing is a bit on the slippery side. I prefer to use a case that adds a little substance to my grip. I’m using a designer shield, SKU PRO1447, and it keeps the phone in my hand. Such is necessary to avoid accidental fails and falls. I do not recommend bare backing it with this phone because of its slippery texture.

The build is strong, and the phone can take a few spills with the case on it. I dropped it several times while I was doing housework and trying to listen to music with a wired headset. Long story, but the device is fine.

Brains and Software

The LG Optimus L70 comes with the Android 4.4 KitKat (ew) operating system and a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. The unit has been responding nicely to my touch, and I have not noticed any lag. As for KitKat…ew….but some people might like it.

The Cameras

The L70 has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera with 640 x 480 resolution. The camera offers such features as cheese shutter, Panorama, continuous shot, sports guide, Geotagging, timer, and about five different color effects. It does not offer HDR.

The L70 is definitely not a phone for a person who would like to take professional photos. The front-facing camera takes grainy pictures, and the rear-facing camera has trouble obtaining sharpness. I’ve taken some sharp pictures, but only because I was determined to keep shooting until I got what I wanted. This is where the L70 started to seriously unimpress me. I am missing my Moto X right now and wondering if I can obtain an unlocked unit to use with this carrier.

The Storage

If the poor camera quality doesn’t turn off a user, then the inadequate storage space might. The phone comes with only 4GB of internal storage, but the user will never have access to more than about 1.5GB due to certain irremovable applications. One can expand the memory by purchasing an SD card. However, only some applications can be moved. Not good.

The Battery

The unit comes with a 2040 mAh Lithium Ion battery. LG claims approximately 13 hours of talk time. That’s pretty accurate, except I would say that it can deliver 13 hours of mixed operations time. I haven’t talked for 13 hours, but I have had a few 2-hour conversations and Internet surfing escapades during the same 13-hour period. The battery has prevailed during such activities.

Reception, Volume and Call Clarity

I’m getting five-star reception (and 4G coverage) on this phone with this provider in this location. My calls are very clear, and they are loud enough. I’m not getting any echoes or garbled voices. The speaker is very loud. I am satisfied with the music volume, as well. It’s not nearly as loud as my 5s, but it’s very good. The only complaint I have is the alarm volume. The alarms are not that great for waking me up, but I may try installing a custom ringtone such as Motorola’s Krypton ringer.

Tinkering Capabilities

Have not been able to root. Possible deal breaker.

Features

The L70 has some notable features such as call reject, gestures, guest mode, cloud printing, Smart Screen and Knock Code. Knock Code lets the user create a special tapping pattern to lock and unlock the device. Smart Screen keeps the display lit as long as it detects the user’s eye movement. Guest mode hides certain applications when the user is showing someone else the phone. It keeps nosy people out of the device, lol.

The LG Optimus L70 Rundown

Consumers who are on a tight budget cannot beat picking up a 4G device with a large display for $49. The low price tag makes the lack of internal memory and the lackluster camera tolerable. Some users may even ignore the lack of LTE. Power users will quickly move into more sophisticated devices, however. Users who only need a phone for its voice components and intermittent web browsing will be delighted with the L70. I give it 4.0 out of 5 stars for its awesome value, its call clarity and reception, and its cool features. It would have been great with some beefier specs.

Healing Codependency Wounds

When we deprive ourselves of love and nurturing, we leave our souls open for the narcissist to rape. When we hate ourselves because of childhood crises over which we had no control, then we invite the narcissist to join in on our own subconscious self-flagellation process. When we feel shame and guilt over imperfections or diseases, we give the narcissists of the world lethal emotional ammunition to use against us.

The only way to rid ourselves of these opportunist beasts is to retreat to a safe haven and fortify our spirits with elements such as love, attention, art, adoration, fun, religion, therapies and education. We must bond with the self like we have never before bonded with the self. Such bonding requires a meeting with the inner child. We must step backward, remove the inner child from her fetal position in the corner of the “cellar,” and set her free. Free from pain, free from worry, free from self-hate.

We must find a way to make our inner child understand that the bad things of the past (and present) are not her fault. We must then join hands with the inner child and let her lead the way to…whatever.

I let my inner child do whatever the frig she wants to do on a daily basis. That’s how I am living my life now, and I love it. I truly like myself, and I have discovered all of these things that I like doing. I wasn’t aware of them before because I was too busy worrying about what the rest of the world liked.

I have absolutely no desire whatsoever to allow a narcissist to beat me up emotionally or physically. I have no desire to be used by a dishonest scumbag. I have no desire to save anyone who does not want to be saved. More importantly, I have no desire to prove to anyone that I am a good person or that I’m the right choice for this or that. If they don’t get it…oh well. I simply don’t care.

I’m quite content with doing whatever.

I think I’m healing. I mean really healing, as in the original wounds. Yay!

It is possible for a person to self-heal wounds that have been around for decades.

I was inspired to write this post during my twilight blog adventures. I liked the writing styles of Nicole M
and the “Shine On” lady, lol.

BP Chronicles: Episode 1: Po-po? Really?

The patient had an extremely trying day, but she would still like to share her story. The only reason she is able to write right now is because a benzo is in her system working to calm the anxiety/mania/whatever. She does not care for benzos. She likes opies for anxiety because of their effectiveness (and the additional happiness), but she isn’t complaining. If a benzo works….GREAT!

She started spinning out of control over the past three or four days, but the mania had been there for weeks most likely. Sometimes, when she comes up with awesome ideas, such ideas are a part of her manic thinking…even when they may seem like good ideas.

At any rate, her skin was crawling, she could not handle any noise of any kind, she started getting mad at everything, and it just wasn’t good. The patient was very aware of her conditions and symptoms, so she tried to get help from the doctor’s office, but no one was available at that time. She called a nurse and a counselor, but all they did was teller to breathe/eat right/avoid caffeine/take vitamins/take a hot bath/meditate, etc. That information was effing useless, and the patient was happy she didn’t have to pay money for advice that she already knew.

Ug! The counselor had never dealt with a beeper before, so the patient felt that he couldn’t grasp the concept of what she was going through. The nurse recognized that the mania was probably apparent before the patient’s “home schooling” idea, but she couldn’t do anything but tell her to breathe.

The patient went to the doctor’s office this morning for help, and the secretary threatened to call the police on her if she didn’t leave. Wow. Really?! And what would the offense be? Going to HER doctor’s office and asking for help for mania/anxiety??? The real offense is the fear some people have about beepers. The patient admits that she was extremely upset, and she did raise her voice. However, she was nowhere near the secretary, she used no profanity, she made no threats, and she wasn’t even thinking about hurting anyone. This was just an assumption that some secretary made. She probably shouldn’t have chosen the mental health profession without expecting such occurrences.

The patient left crying because all she wanted was help, not to harm anyone. She has no rap sheet for violence or any such thing. Of course, she has felt like hurting someone before. She’d be lying if she said she never ever ever ever felt like cracking someone or jacking someone up. However, she always leaves the scene long before any such a thing occurs. In this case, that woman was in no danger. The patient just wanted a meds change OR some anxiety medication.

She ended up having to go to the hospital crying. They took her right away due to her obvious state. She had to deal with people jabbing needles in her arm, which she hates, and IVs, which she hates. She had to take a drug test. Whatever, dude. After that, she got some support from three or four people, and then the appropriate doctor came in and talked to her.

They did a meds tweak and gave her something to calm her down, so she is much calmer now. She wonders why she had to go through all this though. A doctor is supposed to be there when someone needs help. She won’t go on and on about how wronged she was today. It doesn’t matter, as she has what she needs now. She’ll be calling a new doctor Monday morning. Everyone is closed now, but she realizes that she has to seek her help elsewhere.

The patient’s feelings are deeply hurt. People (even doctors) don’t truly believe that beepers are beepers until they have an episode…or someone hears sees or a quick-flip, lol. Then everyone is “afraid.” The patient hardly ever has harming other people on her mind. And if she does ever think about such things, and someone provokes her….that’s when she flies out the door, off the premises or whatever. She’s not a monster, and she will never conduct herself as such.

She will probably sleep for about 12 hours now. she wishes the world a good night.