"shaky performance"on by vicenac
Pros camera lens cover
Cons poor signal aquizition
Summary Read the editor's review. I can add that that my phone switches between analog and digital when it does not need to. Below average signal. We have two of them and they are the same. Voice commands? You have to memorize them. No voice recognition!
The text entry always defaults to abc and not to T9.
VX6000 seems a much better phone compared to this one.
Volume was always low for the first 5 seconds of the conversation. Very annoying. Finally I took it to the Verizon store and they upgraded the software in both phones and now that problem is gone.
A new feature appeared after upgrade. If the phone does not find the signal it will switch to airplane mode to save power - Good. The bad? it will not come back when signal is available. It does not warn you of the current state.
Pros User friendly and I love the voice commands while driving!
Cons More Dropped Calls Than My Motorola T720
Summary I've had the 6100 for about 2 months and I must say that using all the great features on the phone have been a pleasant surprise. I originally wanted a simple phone with a built in speaker to replace my failing T720. The battery life of the 720 was awful so I bought the extended battery and then the phone would, most often, not recognize that the flip was closed which causes all sorts of other issues. Since I gave up looking for a decent phone from Verizon with a speaker feature only, I settled for the 6100 based on CNET reviews and the good deal I got with the "buy 2 for $49.99" special. The phone has since been really nice because it's a big jump in technology from the 720. The only issue I noticed is that I get a lot more dropped calls because the signal strength is not as powerful as the 720. There are a few places in the New York area where I was able to place calls on the 720 (even though the signal strength bars were pretty low) that just don't work anymore with the LG VX6100. It may be a simple antenna problem or the overall construction of the LG vs. Motorola but for making and receiving calls as the primary use for a phone, the Motorola was better. Don't get me wrong, the 6100 is still pretty good with phone calls overall but not as good as my former phone. That can be annoying at times.
Pros I'll say this twice, It's got great features, Sadly, they don't work,
Cons Too bad the phone doesn't do it's main function, communications
Summary I've had Verizon phones/service for seven years. I use about 2,500 to 3,500 prime minutes a month for mostly business,and my cell phone has to work. And until I bought a LG 6000, which was soon replaced w/the 6100, due to dropped calls, I was pretty happy. I was used to Verizon's usually excellent coverage with my motorola v60i, but wanted a phone I could see better as the v60i was pretty dim. Bottom line, I have NEVER experienced so many dropped calls. Both the LG 6000 & 6100 phones had poor reception, an echo (very anoying) and consistantly drop calls. Why? I couldn't tell you, neither can Verizon and LG after HOURS with tech support. I work the same areas and travel the same roads. Regarding the camera features, grainy pics at best, and the flash is poor, almost non-existent. Callwise, this phone sadly isn't even in the same class as my old motorola, despite *228 upgrading and taking phone in for software updating that must be performed by a tech, and returning for new phone twice.
In conclusion, I wish I still had my old motorola startec. I would also stay away from all LG products. I'm still waiting on LG tech support to get back with me. Pitiful. Maybe Verizon lowered their coverage area or changed something techinical like wattage, I don't know or care, all I know is that until motorola gets their act back together, I'm going to give Samsung a try as I have several friends with the same LG dropped calls problems that mysterously dissappeared with the switch to Samsung. Anybody else in SE Virginia experiencing the same issues?? Thanks
Pros this is a great phone. there is NO RECEPTION PROBLEMS. my aunt called me and said it didnt even sound like i was on a cell phone and we both could hear each other loud and clear. good pictures. sliding cover to protect the lens. you can have FREE RIN
Cons cant record videos.
Pros Easy to use, good reception, voice recognition works very well (no problems so far), speaker phone feature works well
Cons The only problem that I see is that the camera is supposed to have a 4x zoom, but I can only get it to go to 2x. Don't use the camera a lot, so I don't consider it a problem.
Summary I've had the phone for two weeks and so far, I haven't had any problems with it at all. I live in rural Ohio and the reception with this phone is as good as with any other phone I've had. I was worried about the voice dialing after reading some of the comments by other users, but it's worked perfectly for me so far. This is the first phone that I've had with speaker phone capability and so far, I have no complaints about the way that it performs. Overall, it's been a reliable, fun phone and I would certainly recommend it.