The LG G Vista is the phablet for those with modest smartphone needs and a modest smartphone budget. At launch, it’s a perfectly functional device that cuts the right corners. Yes, its plastic build feels greasy, the display resolution is a bit low, and the camera is merely acceptable, but those are all things users can easily tolerate considering the LG G Vista runs just fine, and LG’s Android tweaks are actually kind of decent.
We worry how the LG G Vista will hold up a year or two from now, but that’s the case with just about any gadget. If you want a more future-proof phablet, spend more and go with a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or iPhone 6 Plus. If you want an inexpensive big-screen smartphone, the G Vista will suit your needs just fine.