st4rdust said: This has minimal internal storage, so it might be a good idea to get a microSD card as well if you don't have an extra lying around. You know, for the average user the problem with this is many apps and virtually all of Google's stuff can't be moved to the memory card. You can put virtually all the photos and music you want on the card, but the Google and app updates will still chew the internal memory up.
The small internal memory can be swap with a microSD card (similar to the LG L9) if you are comfortable with hacking the phone. The main steps are: 1) root the phone 2) partition the microSD into two parts 3) swap microSD with internal memory 4) Use Link2SD to move apps to the second partition of microSD.
anonguy said: st4rdust said: This has minimal internal storage, so it might be a good idea to get a microSD card as well if you don't have an extra lying around. You know, for the average user the problem with this is many apps and virtually all of Google's stuff can't be moved to the memory card. You can put virtually all the photos and music you want on the card, but the Google and app updates will still chew the internal memory up.
Why not just root the device and uninstall the apps you do not want?
Yes. I think LG unlock codes are usually cheap on eBay. I've been looking at the L70 from MetroPCS to unlock and move over to Lycamobile.
As for rooting, that is a process a lot of people don't know how to do or, perhaps more importantly, uncomfortable doing it once Googling instructions. Plus, can one eliminate a lot of the Google stuff from a rooted phone, or is that an integral part of Android?
I have this phone and the internal memory is dismal. Like others have said you cannot move the Android stuff to the sd card. The updates google does has almost taken all my memory. I have no room for additional apps.
shihkang said: Unlock codes and instructions to unlock are also $2 at swiftunlocks.com.I usually get my codes within a day. Thanks for this suggestion, they sent me my code in less than 30 min. My new F6 is rooted and unlocked with an expanded 5GB partition on the SD card for apps... fast, sweet phone!
This is a nice enough phone, but for my uses the 4GB internal storage kills it. My daughter had an L9 for a while, and loved the phone, but constantly had lack of storage issues. The basic bloatware and OS on the phone take up the majority of that storage leaving well under 2GB for everything else. You can use an SD card for a lot of things, but many apps won't run from an SD.
If this phone had 8GB of storage it would be a killer deal. Hell, if it had 8GB of storage most users wouldn't even need the SD card.
ETA: Even with limited storage I am giving strong green on this deal, it is a nice phone, and the price is great even with the 4GB of storage, if you don't mind doing a bit of fussing with the phone you can overcome the issues, if you only need a few apps beyond what it comes with it is a fantastic phone.
Thanks OP! Sweet phone for $80, especially if you choose to address the limited internal memory by modding to use an external SD card as others have mentioned. I got in on this deal and added a 64GB MicroSD card, unlocked, rooted, modded and now have a great phone with tons of memory running on T-Mobile with LTE. Mobile hotspot and WiFi calling are a couple of nice extras I use daily. In the spirit of giving back here are the guides I used to make the 64GB MicroSD card 'Internal Memory':
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