"excellent phone"5.0 starson by ScorpioKing1990
Pros: Excellent screen. Very good camera. Responsive interface. Fast accelerometer. Very good build quality/construction. Nice keyboard. Very versatile and works how you want it to. Combines the best of the Dare and the Voyager to make one awesome phone.
Cons: Battery life coul be better (it is NOT bad...it just could be better...I'll explain more below). The Tetris game SUCKS because of one realy stupid oversight. The I/M client hasn't been updated in forever (Verizon's fault realy, not LG's).
Summary: I absolutely love this phone. Last summer I got a Dare when it came out. I realy wanted the Voyager...but it's screen was smaller, the camera didn't even have a flash, the touch screen wasn't as responsive, I didn't like it's UI as much (even though they were very similar), the keyboard was good overall but had a few quirks, it didn't support as many Bluetooth profiles. I could go on and on. It was the phone you realy wanted to love but just couldn't. The Dare had mostly everything I wanted except for the physical QWERTY. I fell in love with the Dare and I still think it's a realy good phone. But LG has seemingly built my dream phone...and voila the LG enV Touch. Gone is Mobile TV, but I never planned on using that anyway (the Dare doesn't have it either). This, of course is probably to make way for all the other wonderful things about it. It's thinner, has a camera with the same specs as the Dare, yet offers even more features software-wise (the Dare was already one of the best Verizon camera phones out there), it has a screen even more responsive than the Dare, an updated interface and some cool new features up it's sleeve. One that I didn't have room for in the "Pros" section is...THREADED TEXT MESSAGING! Yes, this phone does threaded text messaging. I've hardly seen this talked about anywhere....I've wanted it forever and now I got it. Sweetness. There's just so much good stuff to say about this phone. LG clearly spent a lot of time working on the details. Everything seems to be in a certain place for a reason, every angle of the phone has a clearly defined shape. Closing the phone gives a nice gentle yet solid "snap effect' which makes it feel high-end...and the phone specificaly has little notches in just the right places so that even if you snapped it shut realy hard, it wouldn't hurt the screen. There are lots of little details like this that just make me enjoy owning this phone....I don't know how else to describe it. As you can tell, I love the phone....but what about the bad things? Well, first off the battery life isn't spectactular. There is a REASON for this though. This phone is quite thin for having two 3.0 inch screens, a QWERTY keyboard, and a camera...plus all the other electronics (Bluetooth, cell radio, microprocessor, etc.). As a result it comes with a 950 mAH battery, which is fairly low-capacity. THAT is the reason for the poor battery life. The phone is actualy quite efficient and uses the battery capacity quite well. Plus, I'm sure you can get an extended-life battery if you realy need one. When the Dare came out, it had good battery life...then LG released a software update and it's battery life increased dramaticaly and became amazing. I wouldn't be surprised if something similar happens this time around too. From what I understand, LG has a history of this and did the same thing with the Voyager. But again, just to stress this, the battery life isn't bad...just not amazing. So what else? Okay, well here's my biggest gripe personaly (wimply because of it's shear stupidity)....the Tetris game. Everyone knows what tetris is. You have a vertical box in which shapes drop down and you have to position them and rotate them in such a way that they fit together to complete a row. The game is simple, fun, and addictive. I love Tetris on my Dare, it worked beautifuly. Not so on the enV Touch. So what exactly is wrong with it? Well, the game is oriented in the stupidest way possible....horizontaly....and it doesn't listen to the accelerometer. Basicaly, it wastes a lot of screen real estate and becomes a small box because the box itself is vertical, yet is displayed horizontaly. The closest thing I can think of to describe this is watching 4:3 content on a widescreen....with no enlargement, so that there are black bars on either side. But in the game, it's just blue from the surrounding tetris background. Yes, this is how the game is....and no, believe me, it does NOT listen to the accelerometer. I have complained about this to Verizon and hopefuly their technical guys will fix it soon. But it realy sucks because I love Tetris and it's a perfect game for a cell phone. The third thing that bothers me is the I/M client....specificaly the fact that the thing looks like it was designed for Windows 95. Alas, this I can not realy blame on LG...it's not their doing, it's Verizon's. Still, I wish it wasn't so. Not the phones fault, but still disappointing.
So yeah that's about it. I realy love the phone, definitely recommnd it. I got it for $120...not a bad deal at all. Feel free to ask any questions.