Reviewers generally rate the LG Cosmos 3 negatively. It received two and a half stars or fewer (out of five) from both Cnet.com and PCMag.com, with Cnet describing it as "Free, but still not worth it." Customer reviews on Amazon.com and Bestbuy.com are also generally negative.
The reviewer from PC Magazine took issue specifically with the LG Cosmos 3's poor keypad, lackluster camera, lack of video playback and mediocre battery life. Meanwhile, the Cnet reviewer disliked the phone's lack of a camera flash and cumbersome Internet browser. Although the phone comes free with a contract from Verizon Wireless, neither reviewer thought the LG Cosmos 3 was worth the frustration. They both recommended the Samsung Intensity III instead.