So far the phone has scored between average and poor, it better have something to redeem itself with as we check out the call quality, web browser and battery life.
Call quality, when given the chance (e.g. strong signal area) is pretty good, voices sound clear and natural, while there may be the occasional static and callers may sound robotic, calls are generally acceptable -- as long as there is a good signal. Drop two bars and suddenly things just become a jumbled mess of sounds, cuts and white noise. Despite the dedicated loudspeaker button, the loudspeaker performs so-so, you can hear calls in a crowded area well enough but the call quality will diminish any sense from the conversation. Overall the best use of this phone is somewhere quiet where there is a strong signal, otherwise it's pretty bad.
The Myriad 6.2 browser is complete crap on the LG Select, pictures and web pages render blockily and sometimes they simply give up halfway, even if they do render fully you're not going to be seeing anything any day soon on a 2G network now are you? Plus zooming around on a web page is a complete nightmare, and the lack of tabs or anything else cool just makes you wonder why they bothered to put in Myriad at all. They should have simply pre-installed Opera Mini, which is something that should be done immediately if you ever intend to surf the net on this phone.
The phone comes with a Li-Ion 1000 mAh battery that will last the day on heavy use, talk times are about 6 hours and 30 minutes while standby time is approximately 5 days, all in all, average use should easily get you through two days without the need to recharge.