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Review: LG enV2

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The cons that have become glaring, some reviewed in the article.

wdcav

May 2, 2008, 5:00 PM
I've been using it for several days now. And there are some things that are quickly becoming concerns/problems.

-Accidental calls being made from my pocket. It unlocks the front pad and places calls. Major problem for me yesterday. The phone doesn't offer a suitable fix either.

-No autofocus in the camera. I don't understand the thinking here. This phone should be as advanced or more then the original. Yet my gf's enV has autofocus and mine doesn't. Weird. Lack of flash is mildly annoying as well.

-Exposure of the lense to potential damage. I'd like to have seen and greatly appreciated a camera lense cover like the original enV, but maybe more simple to maintain the flat bottom.

-Yesterday, I started to notice crackli...
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BigRed83

May 2, 2008, 9:49 PM
Drooling that was me ever since decent photos of the env2 first appeared. Watched the opening buyers over the last couple of days, even saw a few hit my side of the shop for small things.

Today, we got our shipments of the Glyde for next week. I compared them side by side, and bought the env2 in black. So far, I love it. The camera lens will not be an issue for me, as I use a belt pouch (yes, I am a geek).

More to come...

BR
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lilgabe1

May 3, 2008, 10:17 AM
What do you think about the glyde?
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bleu_tropix

May 3, 2008, 8:40 PM
yea can you compare the glyde and env2? so far i've only heard comparisons to the voyager, but i know the glyde is much smaller than the voyager. if the local store gets the glyde before my 30 days are up, i'm gonna go check it out and compare them side by side...just to confirm my decision Very Happy
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jpglowrod

May 6, 2008, 2:03 PM
Twisted Evil Twisted Evil AT&T TILT THRER ARE NO OTHER SLIDERS EVEN CLOSE. Razz
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bleu_tropix

May 6, 2008, 10:50 PM
eh? the question was for a comparison between the samsung glyde and env2. anyone??
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bohoops

Jun 1, 2008, 10:24 AM
The Glyde is basically a touch screen phone with a html browser (not wap). It should be compared to the Voyager and not the env2. They are not PDA's. The Glyde has one less row of keys on the slide out keypad. The LG keypad layout (Voyager and ENV2) in my opinion is a bit easier to use with better spacing of the keys. Glyde's touch screen does seem to be a bit more responsive. It does not (to the best of my knowledge) have the capability to view live broadcast TV like the Voyager. Then again, it's price point is $100 less as of 5-30-08.

Only get this phone if you are going to get VCast which is basically unlimited internet usage without download charges. The Premium package is the best bang for the buck with any of these phone.

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BigRed83

May 14, 2008, 10:27 PM
I kinda liked the Glyde, went with the env2 because of the wider profile, and internal scren size (not blocked by buttons in the browser). I also liked the keyboard on the env2 better.
Another concern I have about the Glyde is unless you keep it in a case, count on cracking the screen at some point.

Don't get me wrong; I like Samsung, my other phone is an i-760 (told u I am a geek) Cool
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bleu_tropix

May 2, 2008, 10:58 PM
is using a case not an option for you? the only thing different with the enV2 has to do with the camera: not having autofocus, no flash, and no lens cover. for me personally, autofocus is only as good as still shots and we all know that having a flash on phones does little to nothing (except work well as a flashlight). not having a lens cover is pretty common with all phones, so no big deal there.

as for call quality, for me it has gotten substantially better with more use (i've had my enV2 for 9 days). i have no issues with the speakers either. if you continue to have those problems, you might want to exchange it. but as for all your other issues...i'd just get a case.
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wdcav

May 3, 2008, 12:07 PM
I'm going to get a holster, but my local Verizon didn't have them yet, I'm actually going to check back with them later today.

The camera lense cover would be nice. A raised chrome ring around it to deflect direct hits would be at least something, like my old LG VX8100 has. In two years of owning that, I smacked the chrome a few times, but it always deflected away the blow from the recessed lense.


But the sound quality is an issue here. I just called *611 for Verizon service. They think it's got a factory defect and want to send another phone, so I'm just going to exchange the unit. It's mainly the right speaker sounding funny, and when I put my hands free set on, the distortion goes away, so the customer service rep said tha...
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joelsgotmail

May 4, 2008, 10:14 AM
Shocked Yes, I'm very happy with the Env2....with the exception of it calling people frequently when in my pocket. No coins or keys in there either. It's too damn easy to unlock. My only solution is to set a lock on the phone, then the quickest way to lock it is to open it, and press the ok button, Then 966, then my 4 digit password, then 4. This locks the phone so it won't dial automatically without being unlocked. It's a pain for sure, but you can still receive calls without unlocking it, and it can't dial out by itself. so far I haven't found an easier way to put the lock on it..but at least it works and stops me from hearing people saying hello.....hello from my pocket!
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wdcav

May 5, 2008, 10:58 PM
Yup, that's what I've been doing as well. My phone called every one of my speed dials the other day. I was out at a cemetary to change out some flowers on my grandmothers grave (she passed recently) and my phone is going crazy in my pocket and people could hear me talking out there. Kind of embarassing. Embarassed

I exchanged my handset yesterday for a new enV2 due to the speaker problem. While I was there, I got a Body Glove phone holder. It's padded and pretty stiff sided. It's all but eliminated the accidental calls, even without the security lock on. And with the env being so slim now, if I pull my tshirt over it, you can't even tell I'm wearing the phone on my hip. Very helpful.
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jmac32here

May 26, 2008, 11:34 PM
This seems to be becoming more common of the newer VZW phones. People started noticing these kind of "progressive issues" since the E815 came out. Doesn't help that the Razr only helped scream that something is going on.
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