"Very Good Phone"on by crazykid123
Pros -3 inch touch screen
-3D interface with 3 customizable home screens
-accelerometer works on mostly all menus
Cons -qwerty keyboard doesn't look visually appealing
-touch screen sometimes doesn't respond
Summary The Versa is really a good phone once you actually play with it. The phone by itself is roughly the same size as the Dare but a little bit narrower. The touch screen is really nice but sometimes you have to click stuff twice for it to respond but that happened very little. The UI is quick and smooth and it has cool but useless animations. The web browser is one of the best mobile web browser I've seen. It renders pages nicely and scrolling is easy.
Pros easy to detach/attach
gaming is fun
txting is simple
call sound is great
speaker is loud for music
well responsive touch screen
acceleromator is very quick
Cons still uses a lot of mobile websites instead of full html sites
camera isn't as strong as other phones
Summary the lg versa is so far turning out to be a great purchase. after looking over this website for almost 2 months, i was in between buying the storm or the dare... but after hearing this phone was coming out i decided to wait til this came to the store to make my final decision. i'm so glad i did, this phone was an amazing find. a lot of people knock it for the look or what side the keyboard is on, but in all honesty its a pretty solid phone. holding the phone when the keyboard is on isn't as awkward as it is made out to be.. it takes a little getting used to but after having it a couple days i feel fine using it. gaming is amazing on this phone, especially need for speed undercover (demo comes on the phone when you buy it). its very similar to the iphone when it comes to driving the car, but other than that lg has done well to branch out from trying to duplicate the iphone.
the negatives are few and far between.. the camera isn't as strong as i would like it to be, but then again i only take pictures with my phone when im drunk so haha, i dont have to worry about it that much. also, i don't like the browser. some websites come up full, but as for like espn, facebook, etc... it still goes to the m.whatever sites. youtube works on here well though, for those who really want flash.
as for this review, i would definately recommend this phone. im no robot or whatever, but it really is a good phone. hope you find this helpful, i know i read a lot of these looking for this phone too.
"Pretty cool ..."on by julienw88
Pros Phone is actually brown, not black like every other phone.
Not heavy, but sturdy in your hand.
Very responsive touch screen, slightly better than the Dare.
Texting is amazing.
Switching from vertical to horizontal view seemed quicker than Dare.
Cons Camera is just so-so.
Web browser is better than most, but still not that great.
Doesn't support the Mobile Banking app (for Regions Bank) yet
Summary I upgraded to the BlackBerry Curve 8330 originally, but hated it! So, I took it back and got the Versa. So far I love it. I had the LG Venus before, so I am somewhat used to the 'touch.' It is prone to lots of finger smudges, but what phone isn't. Sound quality is great! I haven't experienced any static-like sounds, like mentioned in the CNet review, so far.
I was up in the air between the LG Dare and the Versa. But after playing with both in the store, I picked the Versa. Here is why: On the main menu, you can turn the phone horizontally and the menu turns too. The Dare does not do this on the main menu screen. The texting menus looked identical on the Dare and Versa, but the actual size of the keypad and qwerty keyboard was a bit smaller on the Versa (the actual letters and numbers) - I'm a girl with small hands and liked this; a guy with large fingers may like the Dare better. The shortcut menu icon on the home screen is in a different location on the Versa than the Dare. While holding the Dare in one hand (right) it was easier to accidentially hit this icon, being it was right at thumb level. The Versa's is positioned better. The attachable qwerty keyboard was NOT a selling point for me, but after actually using it, it's growing on me. The responsiveness just seemed to be better on the Versa than the Dare. The only real downside to the Versa is the camera. It's a great camera, but the Dare's is better.
Overall, this phone is awesome and has some really 'fun' features. And anyone interested in this phone should NOT be turned off by the attachable keyboard. It does completely detach and does NOT have to be added. It does come with an added mini stylus, too. This helps sometimes while web browsing.
Pros touch screen
great resolution; nice vivid color
Cons html browser needs repeated touches and can be very slow
touch sensitivity could be better
Summary Overall, I like the phone. It's a definite step up from the enV I used to have. I wanted an iphone but I'm not too crazy about the AT&T network, so I figured this would be a good alternative. As a phone, it's excellent, with clear, crisp sound quality. Visually, the display is stunning! The GPS navigation is also great. I'm a hotmail user, so the limited choice of email platforms was not a problem for me. The 2.0 megapixel camera is pretty decent quality, and the camera comes with options to modify the picture/video after capture, which is nice. The touchscreen sensitivity on this phone is not as good as that of an iphone. I have to hit icons more than once or I'll mistakingly select something when I'm just trying to scroll. This is why I love that the phone has a keyboard extension. Texting or html browsing without it is VERY laborious! I also like that you can program the phone to go directly to txt or notepad mode when you start typing. The keyboard does make the phone significantly heavier and wider, but I don't mind it so much...the attachment provides a protective cover to the touchscreen (which is great for women like me who throw their phones in their purses). I like that you can answer calls with the phone closed (when the keyboard attachment is on), but I don't like that you have to open the phone to make a call and then close the phone to talk (if you want to hold the phone to your ear). However, the phone doesn't hang up when you close the cover...so that's a positive. Also, the screen with the attachment on is just a plain ol' tiny, black and white, MS-DOS looking screen....very boring.
Like the CNET reviewers, I too have an issue with the browser taking a long time and then crashing. This is annoying.
Overall, I like where LG is trying to go with the phone. I would recommend waiting for version 2.0, when the html kinks have been worked out. Also, the promise of future modules is pretty neat. I'm looking forward to seeing what those are...hopefully, they won't cost an arm and a leg.
Pros Best phone ever. Auto-focus camera awesome. Detachable keyboard is pure genius. Solid battery life. Texting is a joy with the keyboard. Looks different from other current phone models. It's like two phone in one.
Cons Low resolution camera for such a new phone. Touch screen unresponsive a lot of the time. No auto-complete or spell check while texting. Web browser hard to use, locks up and hard to read. Software glitch that causes phone to lock up (see below).
Summary I have been looking for the ultimate text message phone for years. I love to text. I have been with Cricket for 4 years then switched to the new Boost Unlimited plan last week...and what a nightmare. 5 days into my Boost service I switched to Verizon. I have had a Verizon work phone for 10 years and have never had any problem but used the Cricket as my personal and home phone mainly for the unlimited service and my fear of commitment to a contract service.
Well, after my miserable experience with Boost I decided to take the plunge and go ahead and sign a contract and get a phone with new technology. So I chose Verizon and the Versa.
I was immediately happy with the Versa. It is compact, has a vivid display and the detachable keyboard is incredible.
Like most of the reviews on here it took me a day or so to get used to texting with it, I was so used to the the t9 texting that the keyboard was strange to me. After about a day I was really into it. I don't think I could ever go back to a flip phone, which was my biggest fear when I bought it because I have never owned anything other than a flip phone.
After I got the phone all set up to my liking I can honestly say that I love it. It's not much for web use, but for calls and texting it is really good. The only things I would change is add predictive text and spell check to the text function. Also LG could eliminate a few steps in sending texts to make it even better.
Here are the few things that I don't like about the phone:
1) A lot of times you have to hit the touch screen multiple times to get it to respond, even though you get visual and touch feedback that the phone received your command.
2) I am on my second handset because of a glitch with my first one. After calling LG tech support they recommended that I return it under warranty. Verizon was kind enough to swap it out for me on the spot no questions asked, but the new handset has the same issue. For all those that own a Versa try this...set your phone lock screen saver to one of the "fun animations" either the world clock or the cube. After the phone locks and goes to one of these screen savers and you receive a text don't immediately check it, let the phone go back to lock mode. At this point the phone will not respond to any input...either through the touch screen or the function keys on the side. The only way to unlock the phone is to remove the battery and reboot the phone. This is obviously a firmware glitch that will hopefully be corrected in the next software release.
3) When using the phone in the stand alone mode (without the keyboard attached) the 3 main menus will not rotate with the phone. I have tried on two different handsets and still nothing. They always stay in the portrait position no matter how you hold the phone. All of the sub-menus rotate with the phone and when the keyboard module is attached these menus rotate with the phone. I hope that this function is something that can be updated with a software release as well.
All in all I totally love this phone. Honestly I always thought Motorola would eventually come out with my ultimate phone, but due to my recent lack of satisfaction with Motorola products and customer service I'm glad I decided to try something else. The Versa has a few glitches, but is a fantastic phone, especially if you like to text. Even with the issues it has I wouldn't trade it for any other phone on the market. I just hope that Lg addresses these small issues and corrects them and maybe offers a few upgrades in the Versa II. A camera with a resolution more in line with current offerings would be a good start, as well as spell check, predictive text, and a more responsive touch screen and web browser. Thanks.