"I love this phone"on by Laz336
Pros Unique color, Easy to use keyboard, GREAT battery life, ease of use.
Cons Video Quality, lack of protection when laid down, phone has to be open to use speaker phone.
Summary I love this phone. This has been my favorite phone from all the ones i've had from Verizon. I love the color its very different. This phone has a great battery life which is important to me. The keyboard is easy to use with good size buttons. The only things I didnt like too much but defenitly doesnt out way the good is the video quality on the VCAST is not the best quality but I dont really care about VCAST its not even worth it, you have to pay for most things on top of paying $ 15.00 for VCAST. The other thing that bothers me is that when you lay the phone down the first thing to touch is the circle that opens the camera lens making it easy to scratch. Finally the last thing that bothers me but its not a big deal is that to use the speaker phone you have to have the phone open. Overall this is a great phone and I defenitly recommend it, its awesome. The cons are not a big deal at all im just picky like that.
Pros 3rd party Contact & Calendar sync is cheap and works well
Cons Haven't found a way to sync my e-mail without paying Big Brother(Verizon) for the wireless sync service
Summary This was my first foray into the world of LG for a cell phone. My previous 4 had been Samsungs and I loved their quality and features.
This time however, I needed a phone that could sync with my Outlook calendar and contacts. For a mere $20.00, I got a usb cable and the software is actually FREE on the internet (www.bitpim.org).
I love this phone, the internet is faster than my previous phones and the keyboard is wonderful for messaging. I only wish I could sync my e-mail without paying Verizon a monthly fee (extortion) to do it wirelessly. I'm sure that someone will come out with a solution in the near future though.
All in all, this is a wonderful multimedia phone with many features and is solidly built.
Also, you can download the Verizon music manager software for free from their website and sync your personal mp3's! Why they try to get you to pay $35 for the software and a ysb cable is beyond me.
Pros Great keypad, large inside screen, excellent sound quality, long battery life
Cons Small front buttons, can't increase font size
Summary I loved the internal keypad on this phone for text messaging, the sound quality was great and the battery life was also outstanding. However, I returned the phone after two weeks because it does not allow you to adjust the font size. The front screen is basically worthless, you can't make the clock or the date large enough to read, they are literally about a 4 point font. And even on the large internal screen you cannot increase the font size so if I was walking or heaven forbid - driving, it was impossible to read texts. I am 33 years old with 20/20 vision and never felt I had trouble seeing things before, but this literally drove me crazy because I would have to stop what I was doing and steady the phone in order to read a message. And that takes the fun out of having the great keyboard to send messages so easily! Such a simple option I can't believe LG did not include it, but I had to switch over to another phone that I can read more easily. I also had trouble with the down arrow key on the front and often found myself hitting the button underneath it when I meant to hit the down arrow button. It is also quite a large bulky phone which I wasn't wild about. If none of these issues would bother you, then this is a great phone. Good luck!
Pros keyboard, internal screen, call quality, speakers, color, feels durable, camera, lens cover
Cons outside keypad, verizon insists upon squeezing every last penny out of you, headphone jack doesn't support my headphones
Summary My previous phone was quickly becoming useless, so I decided to cough up the extra $100 and get a phone with some real features. Low and behold, the LG enV does absolutely everything I would want in a phone, and does it extremely well. I'll highlight some of the important parts:
I hear a lot of people complaining that "the outside screen's too small" and "the outside keypad sucks". Well, that's why you DON'T USE IT! The inside features a perfectly spaced keypad (although I do hit accidental keys every once in a while) and the screen is huge and optimal for messaging. The orange color is absolutely sweet, although sometimes I don't quite like how fingerprints are drawn to the screen.
Another big point against the enV is its size. Well, it may not be as thin as a razr or as narrow as a juke, but I don't think the size is particularly impairing. Unless you wear pants with only half-an-inch deep pockets, there should be no trouble fitting it in. With the weight, it's actually lighter than I thought it was going to be.
The camera rocks as well. You can take pictures with the phone opened or closed, and the use of the volume rocker as the zoom button makes it feel much like using a real camera. The 2 megapixels are also used to great effect, the pictures are super sharp and crisp. One thing I didn't like is how long the autofocus feature takes, sometimes you have to wait a few seconds until the picture is taken.
The speakers on the inside are great, and even though I haven't been able to load any music on yet (still have to go get a microSD card), I can imagine it would sound very good. The fact that my own headphones won't fit in the jack (you probably have to buy special ones) is annoying, but at least the speakers make up for it a little.
However, this comes to my biggest complaint, and it's not about the phone. Verizon's penny-sucking strategy involves giving you a plethora of cool features, then waiting until you try to use them to tell you that you're being charged for it. It may sound pretty cheap, but in a month of using navigator, vcast, instant messenger, buying games, tones, music, videos, surfing the web, and checking email, there's going to be quite a sum of money on your bill. Verizon needs to consider at least being a little generous, and offer at least a few services for free use in small sessions.
All in all, this phone is perfect for anyone who messages a lot, loves music, needs a nice camera in a phone, and doesn't mind a little extra bulge in their pocket. With the voyager coming out, it's also coming down in price quickly.
Pros Keyboard, large inner screen, get it now for ringtones, good battery life, etc...
Cons I haven't noticed any cons to be honest!!!
Summary I love this phone and I have had several phones in the past. The Phone I had before this one was a pink motorola razor. This phone is soo much better than my razor by far!!!! I love the keyboard. I hated using the phone pad to txt and the keyboard on this makes it so much easier and faster to txt. The battery life on this is SOOO much better than my razor. I can hear good out of the speakers with it close or opened. I love the fact that it automacially put the phone on the keyguard within a few sec and that you can change that if you want. I also love the color of it. I am not an ordinary person and dont want my phone to be either so I love the orange. I also love the fact it has get it now for the ringtones. It also is bluetooth capable but I don't ever use my bluetooth. This is a great phone by far the best one I have ever had.