Compare the Tracfone LG 306G Vs. LG 840G
|LG 306G vs LG 840G Tracfone Comparison|
The LG 306G is a somewhat recent phone released by Tracfone that has many similarities to the older LG 840G. So which one is better? Is it worth upgrading form the LG 840G to the LG 306G? We will cover these questions and more in this cell phone comparison!
Tracfone is a prepaid wireless phone and service provider that focuses on low cost services and phones. The LG 840G and LG 306G are both touchscreen phones, but neither use the Android OS that so many smartphones use these days. (take a look at our List of Android Phones from Tracfone to learn more about the many features these phones have)
This comparison will go over the many similarities these two phones share, and then cover some of the important differences that may just make the difference in which phone you would prefer.
Let’s start with a list of the similarities between the LG 306G and LG 840G.
Similar Features for the LG 306G and LG 840G
Both phones offer the following features:
|LG 306G Comparison|
- Triple Minutes for Life
- Single ‘pool’ for minutes
- 2 MP Camera
- WiFi and 3G connectivity
- Mobile Web
- 3.2″ touchscreen
- Text and Picture Messaging
- Hands free speaker
- Voicemail, Caller ID, etc.
- Alarm Clock, 1000 Entry Phonebook
- About 2 weeks battery standby time, 3 hours talk time
The reality is this, the LG 306G, despite being released several years after the LG 840G, is not really a big upgrade over the LG 840G and both have many of the same features. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as the LG 840G is a great phone. But there are a couple differences that may sway your purchasing decision one way or another/
Let’s get into the differences for the LG 306G VS LG 840G.
Differences Between the LG 306G and LG 840G
|LG 840G has square corners|
The most eye-catching difference is the shape of the LG 306G. It has rounded edges and seems a little more modern in design. It looks somewhat like the Samsung Galaxy Centura The LG 840G, on the other hand, has a very square, boxy design very similar to the LG Optimus Dynamic.
The LG 306G comes with five customizable home screens, which is an upgrade over the LG 840G. However, unless you really like organizing you icons on many different screens, this isn’t really a big feature.
Both the LG 306G and LG 840G come with Micro SD cards for extra storage, but the LG 306G comes with a 4GB card and the LG 840G only has a 2GB card.
Lastly, it is possible to install Google Maps on the LG 840G which is a very convenient feature, but there are mixed reports about whether the LG 306G comes with GPS, and if you can use it. We will update as more information becomes available.
Which Phone is Better – LG 840G vs LG 306G
The LG 306G has several features that make it a little better than the LG 840G. But they share so many similarities that these differences don’t make that much of a difference. If the shape and look of the phone is important to you, then you can choose the one you like best.
If the questions behind the GPS functionality on the LG 306G is cleared, ti would probably be the clear winner.
A few notes to consider when thinking about buying these phones. First, there are not many cases available for the LG 306G at this time, but there are lots of options for the LG 840G.
And finally, price. The LG 840G typically sells for around $20, with a pink version currently going for $10.
In conclusion, The LG 840G is a great phone, but gets slightly edged out by the LG 306G because of a few differences and upgrades. Is it worth upgrading you LG 840G to the LG 306G? No, probably not. You would be better off upgrading to an Android phone or perhaps an iPhone 4 which can now be used on the Tracfone BYOP program.
And if you really want to get a great deal on minutes, check out our Guide to the Tracfone Family Value Plan and Individual Plan.
We hope you found this comparison useful. Let us know if we missed any important differences and leave your thoughts or questions in the comment section below!