Review: LG enV
Our in-depth review of Verizon's sophomore messaging phone. It's as good at photos as it is at email.
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The LG enV VX-9900 is an updated version of the LG VX-9800 and sports a similar sideways-opening clamshell with full qwerty keyboard inside. Same as its older, thicker-around-the-waist cousin, the enV is a full-figured feature phone made for power SMS, MMS, email and IM messenger uber-geeks who don't want or need a full-on smartphone.
As its design leans towards heavy data users, the enV does not set out out to make any fashion statements with its somewhat bland styling cues. Though there are noticeable improvements over the previous version (which was more than a little brick-y), it does give up some functionality as well. For users of the VX-9800 looking to upgrade to the newer version, though, the enV's most notable enhancements are its slightly slimmer profile, reduced weight and improved camera.
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Don't Agree With Most of This
One-handed texting with the phone shut is easy, as it should be. With the phone open, it's not that difficult either. The 3-second delay on the auto-focus portion of the camera can be disabled so you can take quick pix when you'd like, and using the camera when the phone's open is not too difficult at all, even for those trying to take pictures of themselves.
I bought the phone because I'm a heavy-texter, and this is the only thi...
not picking fights just surprized thats all
Also nice choice in amps... Im a RoadKing user myself.
I'm a Mesa man through and through. I have too much gear.
anyone want to shed a little light on this issue?
anyway, I read the entire review while referencing everything with an env here at my store. Good review, I tried everything mentioned and generally agreed.