How Does the LG 840G Compare to the LG 800G?This is a question that comes up a lot between different Tracfone devices, and today we will be comparing the LG 840G to the LG 800G to see how they are different, what is similar, and which makes better sense to buy.
These are two prepaid phones offered through Tracfone wireless. The phones and prepaid minute cards can be found both online and in many retail stores. This comparison is aimed to provide consumers with information to make a more informed purchase.
So let's get straight to the similarities.
Similarities between the LG 840G and LG 800G:
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- Both phones are touchscreen devices
- The LG 840G and LG 800G are similar size, with the LG 800G slightly smaller
- Both phones come with Triple Minutes for Life
- Both phones come with all the basic Tracfone cell phone features:
- Mobile web, MP3 Player, Camera
- Phone Book, Alarm clock, Voicemail etc.
LG 840G Review (opens in new window)
LG 800G Review (opens in new window)
While the two phones are fairly similar in many of the features and specs, there are plenty of differences that seperate these phones, so let's look at them.
Differences between the LG 840G and LG 800G
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Features that the LG 840G comes with, but the LG 800G does not:
- 3G - Faster web browsing speeds
- WiFi Connectivity - Connect to and browse the internet for free with the LG 840G
- Includes 2 GB MicroSD card
- Google Maps can be installed on the LG 840G (read How to Install Google Maps)
- The LG 840G comes in white or black
So, one can see just from this list that the LG 840G is an improvement on the LG 800G in the areas of speed, internet access, and memory, but what about price? For many, price is the most important comparison when choosing between two products.
The LG 800G wins in the price comparison over the LG 840G.
The LG 840G has a retail price of $59.99, but can usually be found various places online, like Amazon, for closer to $40. A very good deal.
But the LG 800G, which typically retails for about $49.99, can be found online for much cheaper, (currently $15 on Amazon!). You can even get a reconditioned LG 800G from the Tracfone website for just $5! (But that deal might not last very long)
Thus, if you are on a tight budget, and just want a phone with Triple Minutes for Life, the LG 800G might be the best choice.
Finally, many customers found the touchscreen for the LG 840G to be a significant improvement over the LG 800G's touchscreen which can be somewhat unresponsive, especially compared with modern touchscreen phones.
LG 840G Vs LG 800G - And the Winner Is:TracfoneReviewer gives the LG 840G the win in this comparison for three reasons:
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The WiFi connectivity on the LG 840G allows users to browse the internet for free, a huge bonus and money saving feature, and something the LG 800G just doesn't have.
Lastly, the touchscreen for the LG 840G is a good improvement over the LG 800G, adding the last reason why we would choose the LG 840G.
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