Pros Amazing UI
Good Battery life
3.2 MP Camera w/ flash
Wigets - love them
3.5 mm head phone jack!
Ability to play music and use the other features on the phone!
Amazing call quality
Slimmer size than the voyager
Cons Good materials but the one side of the phone where it opens to the keyboard is plastic and feels weak. I can feel it give. Not into that, but whatever.
Summary I just got my LG enV Touch in the mail 5-29-2009. I was elegible for my upgrade, and I wanted this phone, but I knew the release date wasn't until June 5th. When I called customer service I asked if they had inventory on this phone and if it could be ordered. And of course the answer was YES! The phone is awesome! I really like the Music player. The UI is pretty fun! I had the LG Voyager before this, and the enV Touch seems like it's made out of more sturdier materials. The pricing is $409.99 retail and $219.99 - a $70 mail in rebate with a new 2 year contract which brings the price down to $149.99. I still need to play around with the phone a little more, but I must say this is an awesome phone!
Pros Ext & Int screens are clear and large
Camera takes great pictures (for a phone)
FAST Mobile web...like my LG Dare
EVDO Rev.A so mobile broadband with tethering is FAST
dual keyboard (virtual and real)
clear sound for phone
Cons battery life not very impressive. This is a pity, I actually gave this phone 6 stars (out of 5) and docked one star for the battery, thus ending with 5 stars still.
Summary I think this phone is a great phone, and is a nice combination of the top three phones from Verizon (LG Dare, LG enV2, LG Voyager). I think that the Blackberry Curve is VZW's top device, but I put that more as a PDA phone rather than a regular phone with extra features (which is what the LG phones I listed above). I've had many phones from Verizon for about 10 years now, I have three lines in my account and I upgrade my phone every year and the two other lines every other year. I will have to say that this is the best phone to come out of Verizon. The keyboard options are nice, though I find myself using the virtual more (I am used to the LG Dare). I like the animated scroll (though not as nice as the HTC Touch Diamond or Pro, but again, these two are more PDA phones than regular phones).
The camera is quite impressive (3.2 MP) and the large screen size makes taking pictures a lot easier.
I tested the data speed (via dslreports) and the reported speed was 812 kbit/sec, which is slower than my LG Dare (I got 1185 kbit/sec). I placed the phones on the same spot on my desk when I was running the tests, and ran one test per phone (one after the other) for 5 tests, and these are the average speeds of the 5 tests. I'm not sure why the Touch is slightly slower, given that both are EVDO Rev.A. I will next test the mobile broadband speed of both (results pending).
The only negative feature I found was the disappointing battery life. I charge it overnight, take it off the charger at 7am, go to work, and by 2pm it has half the battery. This was consistent over the last 5 days I've had the phone. I've even performed a hard reset (took the battery off while the phone was still on, waited over 30 sec, replaced the battery, turned the unit on, and charged overnight). No change in the battery life. I remember this was an issue with the LG Dare when it first came out a year ago, but the issue with the LG enV Touch is worse. I hope LG comes out with a fix for this (like they did with the Dare, and the battery life became significantly better).
Altogether, I have been very happy and impressed with this phone. Having tested this unit thoroughly and extensively, I will highly recommend this phone. I am still running some more tests (bluetooth, mobile broadband & tethering, mobile web browsing, apps like VZ Navigator, etc.), and I will update this review in about a week.
Pros 1) Great Keyboard
2) Fast internet
3) responsive touch screen
4) amazing texting phone =)!
Cons 1) battery life SUCKS!
2) crap themes
3) holds a small amount of text messages.
Summary The phone is great best texting phone I have ever had. before this i had the pan tech matrix, and before that the palm Centro and this beats both of them. The keyboard is spacious and quick to write even the touch screen keyboard is great, takes longer but what touch screen phone does not?. Call quality is very good, as well as the aim service, email service and internet service. Internet is very quick on this phone as well as short cuts to specific website take no time to load. You can also see .doc documents and stuff.. Great phone in all only problem is battery life it really does not last especially if you are on the internet it dies a lot faster then you would think never has lasted me a whole day.
Pros Touch Screen Vastly Imporved, UI is fantastic, full keyboard is easy to use, great camera, all around fun phone.
Cons No major complaints yet. Only minor complaint is the space key location has been moved, but im sure I will get use to it.
Summary I like to stay current with the newest phones that comes out, because of that I have had the voyager, the dare, and most recently the BB Storm. I have to say that this is the best phone of the bunch hands down. It is a perfect mix of dare's touch screen, and the Voyagers keyboard. The UI is fantastic and everything is incredibly snappy. I was very hesitant about switching from a smartphone to a "dumbphone" like this. However I can tell you I havent been happier. I pay for Vcast so I have internet access just like I did on my BB, and I have certain pages favorited (facebook, espn etc etc) and it is just like having the app on my BB, but half the price per month. You can also have Mobile IM which is nice, just make sure you have an unlimited texting plan with that or you will burn through your texts pretty fast.
I think one of the coolest little extras in the env touch is the ability to change your font color. I know its very minor, but it was a nice addition and something that is often overlooked. I love the speed of the phone as a whole. The the accelerometer is very snappy, taking the camera zooms, focuses, and takes high quality pictures very fast. The video camera is also pretty good from the little bit I have used it thus far. The touch screen is much more responsive then the voyagers was also, which makes texting in T9 very easy.
All in all I say that this is bar none one of the best cell phones VZW has put out in the last year or 2. Its a featured filled phone for a reasonable price. If you are up to renew your contract pick it up for sure, or if you dont mind shelling out $410 bucks for it, pick it up anyway, you wont be disappointed.
Pros The camera takes amazing photos, contacts storage is also a plus.
Cons So many things, read the summary.
Summary Okay, so I had this phone for about two monthes now, and it is a HORIBBLE phone. From the butt-dialing, to the large keyboard, freezing, and none stop breaking, it's teribble. When you put it in you're pocket it doesn't fit, & when it does, it calls people randomly, so basically the "lock key" doesn't work AT ALL! plus this phone is huge, I really hate the feeling when I hold it. Now, the worse part. I've only dropped this phone once since I had it, I know how to handle touch screen phones like this, but this phone only dropped on carpet, and the touch screen started freezing up, and some of the letters, (A, #, 2) started not working. Pretty soon the whole phone started breaking. So i got a new phone by the verizon company, lucky enough they understood, but I would not consider this phone if you drop phones a lot, or if you're not the bulky kinda phone person.