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LG The Wave AX380

LG The Wave AX380
alaScore 74

25 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of LG The Wave AX380. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The sound and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the durability. There are some less positive opinions about the usability.

reception, price, sound, design, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG The Wave AX380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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LG Wave-AX380


Some phones are designed for certain marketing segments while others are designed to appease every part of the populace. Phones like the iPhone and the Nokia N95 are obviously designed for those with discerning tastes in technology and style, but...

Small, light, and attractive ; Large feature set ; 3G support

Terrible battery life ; Most of the features are below average in quality

The LG Wave-AX380 is a great device that should be on everyone's list. While it does not have all of the cool stuff that some phones have, it does fill every niche exceedingly well. If you're looking for an all around good device, the LG Wave-AX380 may...

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LG Wave - AX380 (Alltel)


I can't really explain cause I loved all of it!!!

I LOVED IT, the only reason it's gone is because my mom's ex-boyfriend broke it


Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: (

LG Wave - AX380 (Alltel)


I got the U.S. Cellular version of this phone (the UX 380) which is very similar to the Alltel version but has a red-to-black shell. This phone has great features: a built-in digital music player (which can be used with the phone closed using the touch...

Great music player, good camera (even a self portrate screen), great signal, good looks

Requires an adapter to use regular headphones. After 1 year, battery has troubles, charger doesn't always work, phone doesn't always recognize that it's open

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: (

LG Wave - AX380 (Alltel)


I initially liked the phone, but not being able to get a new one for 2 years was a bit disappointing. I also like a phone that is quick to use in making my way through the menu. I don't do a lot of texting, but when I did receive one from my kids, it...

The Wave is a good solid feeling phone when using. I love the actual clock that you can use for the inside screen

The outside cover shows finger smudges really bad and the reception in certain areas is not as good as other phones I've used in the same areas. Navigating through the functions in the menu is somewhat difficult

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: graydog111 (

LG Wave is available at says this phone is unavailable. I just bought 4 at website.

Unknown at this point

Unknown at this point

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: lildamanio (

GREATTTTT awsome phone BUy it


Buy it Buy it Buy it bring your charger if you plan on txting or listening to music unless you have head phones then that buys you an extra hour of battery life

Camera, Music Player, Colour,BLuetooth,SD slot, Screen,IM,Menu layout, CElltop, SPeaker volume

Batery after listening music or texting, Thickness not that thick but i want something slimmer, and SPeaker phone could be better

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: cozzodi (

Awesome little phone!


I've had this phone for a couple weeks now and I'm very pleased with it. The case is a really neat shiny black fade effect, very cool! I like how you can have animated wallpapers on both the main screen and the outside front screen.

Screen size is big, lots of cool ringtones preloaded, easy to use dial pad, like that you can text yourself ringtones and wallpapers through Alltel's Axcess My Pics

Sometimes a high pitched hum during a call, but if you turn up the volume or don't press the earpiece against your ear so much it goes away; outside casing is easy to get fingerprint smudges on

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: averageguy3 (

Not a good choice if you are actually planning to use this as a phone


I buy phones to last. I've had a cellphone for over 12 years, and this was only the 4th phone I've ever gotten, and the first that was not a motorola. Thank goodness for the 15 day return policy!! The "one touch" functions/soft keys are almost all for...

great battery life, great reception in weak signal areas

completely designed around web based applications

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: (

LG Wave - AX380 (Alltel)


I have had this phone for almost a year now and am currently on my third exchange. This is for only one reason. This phone has some major bluetooth problems connecting with bluetooth devices (headsets). In addition to the complete inability to use...

Nice MP3, call quality and reception good even in poor areas. Nice keypad with raised buttons

External screen has bevel and thus is prone to cracking with slight pressure. Bluetooth has problems

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: (

LG Wave - AX380 (Alltel)


it broke as soon as i got it and it was a horrible choice if you want any media i would not get it to save my life

its good as a phone

everything else was bad

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

Make Waves with the new LG Wave. A curvaceous, sleek phone with deep colors that fade into black. With a MP3 player, you can keep your life's soundtrack close. The Wave is Celltop-ready for quick and easy access to information customizable just for you. Plus, you can capture and share memories wherever you go with picture and video messaging capabilities.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):140hours
Talk Time (PB):180minutes
Technology:Lithium ion




Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:ALLTEL Wireless
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Dimensions & Weight



Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Manufacturer:LG Electronics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:LG The Wave

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:500names & numbers
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