LG 306G Features
This phone comes with all the standard features you expect from a non-Android phone.
- WiFi Capability
- GPS Connectivity
- 5 Customizable Home Screens
- 2MP Camera
- Mobile Web with 3G Speeds
- Text and Picture messaging
- 4GB Micro SD Card (up to 32GB Compatible)
- MP3 Player
- Gravity Sensor (tilt sensor)
- 1000 Entry Phonebook
- Handsfree speaker
- Alarm Clock
- Call Waiting, Caller ID, Voicemail, Voice Recorder
Specs and Dimensions
- 3.2″ Touchscreen
- Size: 4.08″ x 2.47″ x 0.47″ (inches)
- Weight: 3.72 OZ
- Battery: 3 Hours talk time, 17 days on Standby 1500mAh
It is small – really small. Its screen stretches 3.2 inches (81.28 mm) across. Even if you have petite hands, holding it will be hard. LG made it ergonomic, though. Its sides were curved well. The way it’s shaped reminded us of a more expensive unit, the Treasure. You can read more about it in our LG Treasure LTE review.
Considering its price, you shouldn’t be surprised that it’s made of plastic. Unfortunately, the plastic on it doesn’t feel the most expensive. Its thickness is questionable. Its dimensions are as follows, 4.08 in x 2.47 in x 0.47 in (103.6 mm x 62.7 mm x 11.93 mm). Thankfully, it’s not heavy. It weighs 3.72 ounces (105.4 grams). If it were, it would be brick-like.
You can only pick it up in black. Manufacturers weren’t big on making phones colourful until recently. Looking across its sides; you’ll see a MicroSD slot and 3.5 mm headphone jack. More expensive handsets these days don’t come with the two, so their presence is refreshing.
If it’s any consolation, there’s some cool texturing on its back. You won’t ever lose grip. We think the texturing makes it look a bit better too. As its tiny, LG had to be careful with where they placed its buttons. They’re not in hard-to-reach spots. They’re also quite tactile.
Don’t expect a vibrant viewing experience. The panel on its front is TFT. A lot of cheaper units come with it. It especially gets annihilated by panels like Super AMOLEDs.Sharpness-wise, it’s not horrible. You’re getting 320 x 240 pixels. It’s alright as its display is petite.
Be careful with its front, regular strengthened glass is in-place. Sadly, its screen-to-body ratio probably isn’t anything good, though. The device has some serious bezel action going on.You won’t be able to use it outdoors. Its display doesn’t get bright enough to handle glare.
Thick phones usually have larger batteries. This is not the case for the 306g. Its battery is 1500 mAh. Expect it to fully drain in around a day. But you can get it to last a bit longer with its expert power-saving modes.
To charge it, you’ll be plugging a 10 W regular charger into a micro USB port. Micro USBs are dated. That’s why they’re not commonly seen anymore. The 306G takes well over 2 hours to fully charge.
You can remove its battery. Why would you want this? Because you’ll be able to snap it off, and force-close its insides when they act up.
They are super basic. Don’t even think about running extensive tasks.
If it had more RAM, using it would be easier. You’re only getting 0.25 GB. Apps force closing will be a real issue. They won’t load fast either.
There’s a microSD slot present. You’ll be able to expand its ROM up to 32 GB. Hopefully, you know what carrier bloatware is. They’re applications that are alternative to Google’s. Sadly, you can’t uninstall them. The LG device comes with the software.
It doesn’t run Android – it’s not a smartphone. LG’s proprietary software is in-place. This is one of the reasons it’s as affordable as it is.
There is a single shooter on its back. It is a 2 MP lens. You’re not getting a front camera. Selfies weren’t a thing back then.
In terms of how its back set-up performs, it’s not good. Shots are grainy and not vibrant. They get worse in low-light.
If it’s any consolation, you’re getting a bright LED flash, though.
You’ll be able to connect to 2G and 3G networks. You can share files with others through Bluetooth.
TracFone LG 306G No Contract Phone – Retail Packaging – Blue
TracFone cell phone has a 3.2″ touchscreen; 3G/Wi-Fi connectivity; 2.0 megapixel camera and video recorder
LG produce super affordable pieces. Just take a look at the 306G. You can purchase it for around $10 if you look around.
As it’s so affordable, it doesn’t come with the best specs. This is especially true as it’s old – it’s a device from 6 years ago. When you think about it, the features it offers make it a great choice as a handset for a child. They’ll have everything they need. And the phone’s affordability makes it an even better option for this.