"Great phone, but could be better"3.5 starson by divatech31
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.