An excellent phone for texting with its full-size QWERTY keyboard that slides out from underneath the 3.2″ touch screen. The Extravert 2 recognizes voice commands and is T4/M4 hearing aid compatible.
A light, small, and elegant phone, the LG 450 is basically made for texting, as well as for making and taking calls (really!). While it does also have a camera and browser, they’re kind of basic, which is to be expected from a dumb phone at this price level. The 1.3MP camera can take photos at 1280×960 resolution, and video at 176×144. Good enough for the occasional snapshot, but if you want a phone with a high quality camera, you may want to look elsewhere.
However, if all you’re looking for is a simple, low-cost phone mainly for texting and taking calls, the LG450 is a great choice, and it won’t give you any headaches setting it up and using it, either. The keypad is fairly basic, and operating this phone is quite intuitive. Menus can be set to either English or Spanish.
A bright screen and big buttons with large numbers make this an easy-to-use phone for the elderly, or any one (like me) with large or somewhat clumsy hands that just don’t do well with today’s minuscule touch screen buttons. Voice transmission is clear, however some users have complained about a tinny sound in the speaker.
Features include voice commands, a notepad, a calculator, a task list, a stopwatch, a tip calculator, a unit converter, a voice recorder, a calendar, and an alarm clock.
This phone has been discontinued, but new as well as used units are still readily available from the vendors listed below.
|Dimensions||3.86" x 2.01" x 0.73"|
|Display (external)||1", 64x96px|
|Display (internal)||2.2", 176x220px|
|SD card slot||No|
|SIM card slot||Yes (included)|
|Standby time||14.5 days|