Pros The phone is not bad. It is trimode, camera is ok. The phone I had before this one was a vx10. This offers much improvements. It is not perfect but it will do for now. It is the best trimode from lg so far. Look at the cons below.
Cons If you bought your 6100 in the last few months like I have, chances are good you have the older software version. Click on "menu" then go to settings, choose option 9 (phone info), click ok, scroll down to s/w version. Chaces are your version will be T61V
Pros slider camera lens, flash, driving mode, good speakerphone
Cons no video camera, could be smaller, front lcd is only one color
Summary i was originally looking at the lg 8000 and 8100. i got to the verizon store and both of them were ridiculously huge and expensive. i decided against them because i have no use for vcast. for an extra $15 a month i can watch tv at home. its cool that they have the technology to do that, but its really unnecessary unless youre ALWAYS on the go, which im not. i had a $100 credit from having verizon for two years, so this phone was free. i upgraded from my old 4400, which was losing its mojo. ive noticed the service on this phone is much better than my old one. the stub antenna is better than the retractable kind, because if those bend, the service is significantly worse. I live in a relatively rural area and this still finds four bars of service where my other one found 1. its a tri mode phone, and where i am we dont always have digital service, so the all digital phones arent really practical. ive read lots of reviews complaining that this phone drops calls frequently, but ive had 0 dropped calls in the 2 weeks ive had it. i particularly like the driving mode and speakerphone, which i didnt have on my 4400. the voice recognition is really good if you train the commands in speakephone initially. it also has a computerized voice which programs all your contact names for you. the only problem with this is if you have multiple numbers for one contact, it calls the first one automatically. program the one you call most as the primary line. the speakerphone is loud enough to put in the back seat of a car and still have a conversation with the person on the other line without them knowing theyre on speaker...(trust me...i tried it!!) As for the camera, its decent to get snapshots of random moments and for picture ids. it is NOT intended to take award winning photos. For a phone, its not bad. the flash works best when the subject is within 4 feet of the lens though. the cover does keep the camera protected, and you can take pictures with the side camera key and using the front lcd as a viewfinder. Although only in black and white, it gives you a good enough view for self portraits. i wasnt about to pay $75 more for the vx 7000 which has a video camera, but it would be a nice addition. one of my favorite features about this phone is that you can record voice memos and set them as various ringtones. im actually surprised verizon allowed this, because they nickel and dime you for everything else with get it now. you can also get a data cable to upload stuff from your computer to the phone, another way around the get it now service, which was previously the only way to get ANYTHING on these phones. the display is very bright and the keys are bright blue, but the shortest key light and backlight timer is 30 seconds, which can kill the battery if youre not careful. the menus are easy to navigate through, and you can change the menu color and into list or icon format. i also like that the charger plugs into the bottom rather than the cradle style of older phones. this makes it easier to use the phone when its charging, and is also more compact. overall, this phone is a good step up from a non camera phone unless you really need all the bells and whistles like vcast and bluetooth which are a waste of money for people like me who just need a simple phone with a few gadgets to keep you occupied.
Pros Ease of use, good design and keypad layout, speakerphone, driving mode, decent camera...most of all EXCELLENT call quality
Cons None, I like the phone for what it is
Summary Let me start my first saying that I have done exhaustive research in my hunt for a cell phone. I have visited Verizon stores, read numerous consumer and expert reviews, and asked friends and relatives for their suggestions. Overkill? Maybe, but that's just my inquisitive nature. I am a medium user and just wanted a phone with good call quality that had a decent camera. I did not like my Motorola phone and didn't want to be stuck yet again with a phone that I didn't like. This phone has surprised me...the call quality is excellent, which speaks highly of Verizon's service as well. I just switched to Verizon and could not be happier. I can now get a strong signal in my second floor apartment and the call quality is amazing. The phone has a nice clear and loud ringer, speaker volume is great as well as earpiece volume..in fact I had to tone it down a notch or two because of the loudness. All features and menus are very user friendly and well laid out. The inner screen colors are vibrant and crisp and the outer is monochrome and very easy to read. The keypad is spacious with nice sized keys that are backlit with a deep blue, green and red...in fact if you are in darkness and open your phone, between the screen and kepyad lighting you will glow! No problems with this phone at all. I would highly recommend an LG if you are looking for a new phone. Verizon has just gained a new satisfied customer.
"So Far So Good"on by pilotkenb
Pros Multiple Voice Dialing options
Cons Speakerphone sounds MONO
Summary I've been a long time samsung cell phone buyer, I compared about 6 phones before deciding on the LG6100, the speakerphone, analog tri-mode along with nice look, features and feel made my final decision. I spent many hours on the Internet reviewing and another hour at the verizon store before picking this phone. If you buy a dual band phone and drive into a rural area, mountain area or out of the major city limits you will have no phone access, until they can convert ALL analog areas to digital I would suggest you take that in consideration when buying a phone. Phone comes with an interactive CD and easy to use menu. I did have to call verizon on the phone to ask them a simple menu phone question which they answered. I also looked at the 7000, 8000 LG which had too many shortcomings compared to the 6100.Updated
Its been over a month with daily use of the phone, no issues yet, easy phone to use. Large buttons, easy to read screens. Speakerphone is a plus. great phone
Pros Great features, user friendly
Cons phone has problem with headsets
Summary I just got this phone for a week and had to return because I couldn't stand it. I mean, the phone is very good. I loved it. Everything i wanted in a phone they had such as speakphone, camara with flash, voice commands, just everything. BUT the one thing that was really important to me was the headset working with this phone. That was the problem. I tried my original headest which was a mx100 and the other person on the other line could not hear me. They say I am breaking up and can't figure out what I am saying. So I thought maybe it's my headset, so I went to buy one from verizon. It was a jabra headset and the same problem occured, so i went to switch headsets and the same thing occured! so I thought maybe it's the phone, and i exchanged the phone, BUT still, same thing. I finally gave up. I don't know what is wrong, but I have a feeling it's something to do with the phone, its reception, and the drop call feedbacks I have read from cnet review. Maybe a combination of all three? I've tried calling different people from different areas too so it's not the other person. Hope this doesn't happen to others.