"Great design; perfect for music, pictures, and calls"4.5 starson by jvalidazion
Pros: Great for music, pictures, and calls
Cons: Default navigation is rather clunky, screen protectors are not available for the screen
Summary: I bought an LG Venus this morning and am very pleased with it. I was the first one to purchase one of these phones at the Verizon store here. During the sale, I was told by the salesperson that all of the LG Venus phones had been removed from their boxes over the weekend and had a last minute software update performed on them. The first Venus I got would not connect to Get It Now, but I took it back and they replaced it with one that does.
The touchscreen works very well. I was a little concerned after watching the trouble that the lady in the video above had in getting it to respond, but it is actually very responsive when used from the correct angle (not upside down from the back). The lady in the video has a really weird angle on it. By default, the phone vibrates and plays a sound every time you touch the touchscreen, which makes navigation clunky and slow. Disabling the vibration makes the phone very fast and responsive. I have no trouble now using it to navigate quickly around the phone.
The phone, although it supports Bluetooth, has a 2.5mm jack for headphones or a wired headset. It also comes with a USB data cable in the box. It has an internal speaker with crisp, clear, sound. It delivers an overall excellent musical experience. The 2.0 megapixel camera is very easy to use and is much like using a regular digital camera. So far, I'm impressed with the quality of the pictures and the video that it takes
The screen definitely needs a screen protector if you don't want it scratched up. However, screen protectors aren't available yet for them, it appears. With some slight modifications, the screen protectors from the Palm Treo can be cut to fit on each of the screens.
Overall, I'm very pleased and would highly recommend this phone!