Lookout Mobile Security

Lookout Mobile Security

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 35 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.15
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
May 20, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Android
Total Downloads:
60,156
Downloads Last Week:
41
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Lookout Mobile Security provides complete data and anti-theft protection, being a one-stop security solution for your smartphone or tablet, but to use Web protection and other essential features you have to upgrade to the paid version. Other than that and the fact that the app tends to eat quite a lot of resources, this is one of the most polished and reliable Android security apps.

Pros

Sleek, intuitive interface: Lookout Mobile Security's streamlined obsidian interface makes scanning, backing up contacts, and locating a device quick and effortless. What's more, the developer has judiciously integrated Premium features like Safe Browsing and Privacy Advisor into the interface, so that, although they are not available, they don't get in your way.

Physical as well as digital protection: In Android's over-saturated Security apps category, this solution stands out thanks to its complete protection, which includes, apart from a potent antivirus and real-time scanner, a quick Contacts backup tool and effective device tracking and locating features. These work smoothly and are really easy to use.

Cons

Locked essential features: Premium features like Safe Browsing, Privacy Advisor, and Photo and Call History Backups are offered by other security apps for free.

Battery drainer: This app takes its toll on your battery, draining it faster than other security apps. We lost as much as 13-14 percent of the battery while testing this app.

Limited backup: While the app promises data backup, it only backs up contacts for the free version, and only call history and photos for the paid version -- making it not so useful on a tablet. An apps backup option would have been useful.

Bottom Line

Lookout Mobile Security looks great and brings you well-made security features that keep your data as well as your device safe from malware, loss, or theft. That said, because the free version lacks Web protection, it's not as appealing as other similar apps out there. Still, if you're willing to pay for an antivirus app, you should definitely grab this app, especially since you can try all the Premium features for 14 days.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star: 15
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 1 stars

    "Lookout allright"

    April 13, 2014   |   By cigs645

    Version: Lookout Mobile Security 8.15

    Pros

    Cant think of any

    Cons

    Lost my phone 2 weeks ago, went to lookout app online and clicked locate missing device . Lookout gave me 2 different locations, on 2 different days neither correct

    Summary

    All "marketing" this app as far as Im concerned

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  • 1 stars

    "Didn't work"

    December 01, 2013   |   By suvysul

    Version: Lookout Mobile Security 8.15

    Pros

    Easy to download.

    Cons

    Tried it for the first time. It said my son was next door because the last flare was 5 days ago. We had traveled 2 states and back over the holiday since then. Had he lost it on the road he would have been out of luck.
    He was at least a mile away when I checked the location of his phone. It could not find the phone. You get what you pay for. Nothing.

    Summary

    Poor.

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  • 1 stars

    "EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!!!"

    November 25, 2013   |   By carolina1g

    Version: Lookout Mobile Security 8.15

    Pros

    It will locate your phone and scream while you're in the comfort of your home.

    Cons

    The services (locate phone and scream) FAILED to work when I REALLY needed it!!!

    Summary

    I've been a customer with Lookout since December 2012 and last night, was the first time that I really needed their services and it was a HUGE FAIL!!! My cell phone was stolen at the mall and 30 minutes didn't go by before I realized the phone was missing. When I tried to locate the phone or make it scream, neither feature worked!!! I would've been even more furious with this service if I were paying for it. After today (November 25, 2013) I will no longer be using Lookout. I don't understand how they can lie about all these features and services they provide and expect people to pay for them and the one time I needed the services to locate my phone, it couldn't find it nor would it scream. EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Totally Brilliant"

    May 23, 2013   |   By Bibsys1980

    Version: Lookout Mobile Security 8.15

    Pros

    I have Lookout Premium which i pay 1.99 a month for , recently my phone was stolen and within 15 minutes i had a pic of the man who had it followed by a map of his location, as the police couldn't do anything for up to five days i circulated his pic on fb and got a lot of responses ......The next day my phone was returned!! Will definitely be continuing my subscription!!!!

    Cons

    No complaints

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