"PHONE IS AWFUL!"on by seansoulo
Pros Looks nice and the Qwerty keypad.
Cons Short life battery. Freezes constantly. Alarm clock works when it wants to work.
Summary Okay, so this phone started off great. 5 months and $300 plus later, the phone freezes up at least 3 - 4 times a day. Sometimes when I go to open the qwerty keypad to text, it freezes! When I go to make a call sometimes it freezes. Sometimes when I'm on a call IT FREEZES. This means I have to detach the touch-screen from the keypad and remove the battery, wait a few seconds, then re-insert the battery and power it up again. It's beyond annoying. I took it to a store a few weeks ago and they replaced the battery. It didn't help and the new battery, just like the original one barely lasts 1 day ona full charge. I asked for a different phone and Verizon said because it is outside of the 30-day warranty period, I can only exchange it for another Versa. ***? I have been with Verizon almost 10 years and have had numerous phones and paid on average $75 - $100 a month (approx. $12,000) for service, and they will not even allow me to switch into another type of phone.
This LG Versa is clearly the only phone I have had problems with and thee worst phone Verizon has put out. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with VZW service...just this phone. I am not alone in my frustration. Just read the Versa reviews on the VZW website. My suggestion is to stay away from this phone if you can.
Pros -touchscreen seems to be very responsive
-screen size is nice and has a good picture (good colors)
-fairly easy to learn how to use
-customizable screens (I really like the favorites screen)
-supports 16GB microSD card!
Cons -typical for the camara on the phone, it take a couple of seconds before the picture actually is taken
-I don't like the brown background color that is in settings & tools and the contact list.
-case for qwerty keyboard is not exactly the nicest
Summary I had been looking to replace my Samsung Alias for about three months when I heard that this phone had come out. I really enjoyed the qwerty keyboard as I text quite a bit and am a typist so that was a requirement of any new phone I got. I had looked at the Dare, env2, Glyde, Voyager all of which I really didn't like and thought about upgrading to a Smartphone (Curve or Storm) but have no need for that functionality.
When I first saw the versa in the store I knew I was in love and went back later and got it (my mom also upgrade to the versa that day and she really likes hers as well). I have now had it for 10 days and am still in love.
The touchscreen is very responsive and quick. It took about 2 days for me to really get used to it but I have no problems at all now.
I have to admit that I do not use browsing functions (that's not in my plan) so I can not comment on how those work. I also have to admit that I haven't actually used the qwerty attachment yet as I quickly got used to the touchscreen. I know many would say that maybe I should have just gotten the dare and I did look at that one, however, when I was typing a text message on the dare, I only saw one line of text, with the versa in touchscreen mode, I get two. That makes a big difference to me. In addition, I think the touchscreen interface is much more responsive and fast than any other one I have seen.
One of the things I really like is the favorites menu. Just by clicking on a name I get an option to either send them a text or call them. This is very fast and convienent for me since I tend to have a short list of who I call/text most often. I think you can fit at least 10 people on the favorites list if not more.
In addition, customizing the differnt menus is so simple. It's almost like they walk you through it.
The major complaints that I have at this time are certainly things I can live with. I don't like the case for the qwerty attachment. Not really a big deal since I'm not really using it. I don't like a background color that for some reason I can't figure out how to change. It's purely cosmetic and a personal choice (won't stop me from using the phone). It has the 2.5mm jack instead of the 3.5mm jack. I can buy the converter and I have an iPod so not really necessary for me.
There is really only one thing that annoys me is that long delay between when you hit the button to take the picture and when the picture is actually taken. I can't hold that against the versa because this seems to be the case with every camara phone I have ever had. Maybe someday someone could fix that?
Call quality is very good (absolutely no complaints). I haven't used the speakerphone much but haven't had any problems yet.
Overall, I really enjoy the phone and would recommend it to someone who thinks the touchscreen thing is cool and would like the option to have a regular qwerty attached.
"Very good phone"on by 1russellh
Pros Versatile and customizable. Much lighter than the Voyager. User friendly.
Cons Not for people with big hands if you don't use the keyboard. Sometimes doesn't respond to first tap in some functions. No case for the phone when in the keyboard.
Summary I went and purchased this phone tonight and was very impressed by it's form and functionality. Real easy to use and was a lot lighter than my previous phone (Voyager). I was surprised because I thought it would be a brick of a phone. I'm impressed so far.
Pros User interface, contact searching, strong signal, contact searching, camera has many features, music plays in the background, a good group of included programs, easy of use, touch-screen works well
Cons Verizon's weak navigator, no software for syncing included, only 2mp camera, browser is a bit weak in features, very few add-on programs, push mail is extra 5 dollars per month, visual voice mail is extra per month.
Summary If I could give this a 4.5 I would.
I love the features, the screen, the keyboard, closing the keyboard and it auto locks, the cube effect between screens, good calendar, calculator, tip calculator, world clock, etc.
It multi-tasks so I can listen to music while doing almost everything. If I make a call or use the navigator the music stops. When I exit the app the music starts where it left off. I can text and do most other functions and the music plays in the background. When the music is playing it puts a ribbon across the top which blocks some of the icons under it but you can move the icons to get them out of the way. When you receive a text the music stops and while reading the text the music does not continue until the text screen is exited. Seems like that is something that should be fixed.
The voice commands do not seem to work very well except for using it to make calls. I could not get the right song to play and when I said goto navigator every time it goes to the calculator.
The internet browser works as expected for a phone. I would like to have seen a floating magnifier. You have to do 2 clicks and a slide to magnify the entire page and then rub the screen until the part of the page desired is shown. This works fine but seems like fewer clicks could be designed.
The navigator is the typical VZNavigator with its inherited cut-down features compared to a real gps. It depends on a Verizon network connections for maps but has a good gps for location tracking. I have 30 days free then I will activate the subscription for a month when traveling.
The user interface was very well thought out. There are a lot of features and shortcuts. I love the way you can locate a contact quickly. The favorites screen for adding contacts is very convenient. I wish the media screen allowed a play list to be added to it or an album.
The camera has a flash and they cut back a bit from the Dare as it is 2mp instead of 3mp. What is a phone camera for anyway? It is unlikely you will win the photography Pulitzer award with a phone camera but then again who knows. I use my camera to take photos of faces for my contacts and that is pretty much it. There are plenty of features with the camera including a panoramic mode that allows you to take 3 shots to form a panoramic view. It shows you the right edge of the previous shot so you can align the next shot. Now if the world would just hold still long enough to get the next shot. The focus to shot time is really long at about 2-3 seconds and the lens is way to slow for an action shot. You can turn the autofocus off, there is a timer, auto save on/off, face detection, spot or average focus, 3 shutter sounds or no shutter sound, white balance, change resolution. The video works well for a phone camera.
The speaker is loud but only a mono speaker. The bluetooth works perfectly. The rings are very loud and a lot to choose from. You can easily add your own ring tones with the USB Mass Storage mode on a Mac, Linux, or ... what was that other abstract operating system out there? WinDose or something like that.
You will not make a fashion statement with this phone as the case is mud ugly. The nice thing is that it protects the phone. Sure would have been nice if they had provided a place for the included stylus. I guess that stylus was an afterthought.
The contacts are always available. The contact program is a bit light as it does not have the ability to put the address in. That would be really handy and especially if it was linked to the navigator.
The keyboard is just awesome. It has plenty of room for big fingers and all the standard symbols are available right on the keyboard.
The reception seems to be very good. I noticed that I am getting 1 to 2 bars more than with the Glyde and about the same as the Krave.
There is no software included. It seems that there are issues with the drivers working with Verizon?s Rhapsody program. I hope the get this fixed soon. For now you can access your memory card by putting the phone is USB Mass Storage mode.
There is no such thing as a perfect phone but this one is worth the extra money. Have you noticed that the ones that are cheap are the ones that everyone is having problems with? You can get a Glyde online for 50 dollars. The new Glyde with the resistive screen may be worth the 50 dollars if you really only want to talk on the phone and do not care about the other features. Then the other features become a bonus. If you want a phone that you can talk on and actually use for music, browsing, quick texting, and limited navigation then the Versa seems to be a good choice.
"Simple Outstanding!"on by lxJGTxl
Pros -Beautiful Responsive Touch Screen
-MP3 Is Simple and Very Easy To use
-Loud and Clear Speaker
-Call Quality Is To Die For
-Home Screens Are Customizable for Shortcuts/Favorites/Media
-Only 2.0 Camera but Captures Clear and Amazing Pictures
Cons - Attachable keyboard Isn't Very Appealing. Prefer It Off.
- Internet Is Good. But Could Be Better.
- Video Captures are Mediocre
- Battery Life Needs Improvements.
Summary Bottom Line, this is an AMAZING phone. Has a gorgeous Touch Screen that is VERY responsive. MP3 player supports a variety of different formats and plays beautifully. 2.5mm headset jack was a bit disappointing, but spending only $5 on an adapter at frys electronics made it no biggy. Camera takes great pictures; unfortunatly, takes mediocre videos. call quality is outstanding as well. For those who complain about the Keyboard it comes with, REMEMBER ITS DETACHABLE. meaning you DON'T have to use it. it prefer mine off. In about 2 days of using the querty keyboard on the touchscreen, i could text a lot faster than with a regular querty keyboard. the pressure sensitive touchscreen in my opinion makes it better than texting on the iphones keyboard. And instead of using the keyboard for a case i got a clear hard plastic case for it. clean and looks amazing. Also the phone comes with a beautiful displayed homescreen with a customizable screen for shortcuts, favorites, and media. i find each page extremely useful. Overall, this is the phone to get from verizon wireless. better than the dare, voyager (by a little bit), and glyde in my opinion. but i wouldnt say its better than the omnia or the storm. and the omnia is alot cheaper. so this is my review. yes i have the phone. so im not a random reviewer. had it for 2 weeks. so i hope this helps.haha i bet your like 8 years old. you actually think the dare is top of the line?!?!?! i have the versa. and i absolutely love it. i love it more than the dare. but im not gonna say its top of the line. its far from. top of the line would be the blackberry curve, blackberry storm, Iphone, etc. so being 8 years old, im guessing you wrote a review for this phone to make your lg dare look better? find something better to do like make friends, because its obvious you don't have any.
Updated on Mar 25, 2009
Updated on Mar 25, 2009^ that last update was ment for a reply to another review. typed in the wrong box
oh and incase ppl give me crap for saying the versa is better than the dare and voyager because i dont own it.. well my bro has the dare. and i use to mess with it all the time before i got my phone so i know exactly what its capable of. and i got my girlfriend the voyager last week. so i know exactly how each phone is. so yeah. just thought id throw that in there. k im done waistin my life on cnet.com. later