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Cons Please see oppion for complete review
Summary This phone is truely amazing. I picked it up yesterday and immediately I saw things I liked. The screen is bright and crisp. The sound is superb. The connectivity is fast. You cannot even associate this phone with the V710 because although it looks like it, it is a vastly improved phone. The only thing I have not used is the blootooth but I tend to think it will work. The voice commands on this phone are top notch. For instance a long name such as Mutschman is easily picked up by the recognition. Verizon and Motorola have finally gotten this right! Backlighting is now in blue so it is easier to read.
Huge bright and crisp screen
Excellent Camera(much nicer than V710)
40mb onboard memory
Larger Spread out Keys
Nicer External Screen
1000 person phonebook capacity
Excellent Battery Life
Super Fast Charge Time(fully charged in about 2hrs)
Because of voice commands each name shows up seperately but is put in all together. ex: If you have Mike Home and Mike Cell they will be put in at the same time but will show up as seperate entries
Same Charger as V60(not sure if I like that)
Speakerphone could be a tad louder
Pros Everything, Reception, Speakerphone, Camera, etc.
Cons Verizon, weak vibrate
Summary Ok this is for all who own the lovely e815. There is a website that will show you how to unlock verizons crippled features like the Bluetooth Obex file transfers, transflash copy/move options, how to enable Dial Up Networking (DUN), and using Mobile Phone tools for file transfers between PC and phone! <A HREF="http://www.inetron.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1">Click Here</A> to go to the site (you may want to right click on the link and open in new window) and you are going to need to register, dont worry its free. Just go to the login form to the left and create one. Next go to the Mobile Section on your left in the main menu and click on Mobile section then click on E815 Hacking Guide. This will give you the directions and what you need to do this. Remember, I nor this web site is responsible or liable for damage done to the phone in this process. Do under your own risk! But if you manage to get it, awsome and have fun!
Those looking for a review, just look at all the others! 9 times out of 10 people are complaining about verizon, not the phone! This phone is by far better than the LG 8100. The only complaint is the vibrate is a little weak but not as bad as people make it seem.Updated
Sorry the link I put up didnt work so well. Just copy and paste the site:
Pros Bluetooth, Good Camera, EVDO, good speakerphone, transflash data card slot, OBEX(after seem edit), DUN (after keypad code)
Cons weak vibrate, low battery warning even w/ on silent, some features crippled by Verizon(most can be fixed with edits), no analog.
Summary This phone is much better than its predecessor, the V710. First off, this phone is able to use the OBEX protocol to transfer files. Of course to do this you have to edit the seems (plenty of info on how to do this online). It would be nice if this phone came shipped out of the box with OBEX, but the edit isn't all that difficult.
This phone comes with EVDO, Verizon 3G technology. I was able to get my first month of V-Cast free ($15 per month after). I have mixed feelings towards this service. To me, the quality is stellar. Occasionally, the stream will have to buffer, but for the most part it is pretty darn good. What would be really nice would be if in the future V-Cast allowed us to watch live TV. At the present you are limited to about 30-40 clips, (plus games, which I haven't even tried since you have to pay extra for them). Construction seems solid. And battery life is much better than the V710. The battery is 1040 mAh vs. the V10's 840 mAh giving it a better lifespan. My guesstimate is that it is going to fall a little short of the 280 minutes advertised talk time and 280 hour standby time. With my battery I get around 220-240 minutes talk time, which is still much better than the v710's talk time. The extended battery is not been released officially yet (though I have seen a couple on eBay). You can use the V710 extended battery for the phone but the case is a different color (big deal to some, not to others, I personally haven't tried it).
The speakerphone on my phone is excellent, no echo at all. People on the other line cannot even tell I am using the speaker phone. Unfortunately, I have seen several of these phones that do have the echo problem, especially in speakerphone mode, but since my phone does not do that I will not let it affect my rating.
One bad thing about this phone is the fact that it does not have analog. Which to me is not important since the area I live in never really goes off of the digital network, but to some it my be a major setback.
Overall, I would say that this is definitely Verizon's nicest phone to date, and would suggest to all.
Pros Amazing signal reception/retention; excellent sound quality; simple & functional interface
Cons Camera lens is right where my index finger wants to rest while talking; Verizon has disabled many features
Summary This phone deserves consideration if you rely on a cell phone for *all* of you phone needs. The call quality and signal-holding characteristics of this phone make me think I'm on a land line and the phone's slightly large size (a negative in the cnet review) make holding the phone for long conversations more comfortable than some of the smaller phones I have used.
I have had no problems with battery life, and am still showing a charge level of "6" after two days of standby and 30 min of talk. The screen is big and sharp and the external display has a nice feature of reversing the contrast of the time display (to white on black) after the display dims, so that you can actually read the time fairly easily w/o turning the display back on.
Verizon has indeed taken away a lot of the phones functionality potential, but if you're technically minded, the folks at howardforums can set you straight.
"Almost perfect"on by yg28
Pros Everything in this phone is done right
Cons Hard to find any.
Summary This is probably the best phone I ever had. I got LG 8100 first to replace my 2yr old VX6000 and turned it back 2 days later and got E815 instead. What a smart move! 815 is a much better phone, perfect in almost every respect. Calls are clear and loud, internal screen is great, menus and contacts system makes perfect sense and is very easy to use (besides few very minor quirks), speakerphone is excellent.
Some very minor cons - external screen is very low-res, bluetooth file transfer is disabled (by Verizon) but it can be easily hacked, keypad sounds are very quite, and vibrate is weak.