Best of the new EVDO/Vcast Phones - Samsung rocks !
I am certainly a power user. I have owned every pohne on the Verizon Network and spent my career with AT&T in Network Design. Does that make me an Expert ? Not sure, but I know my stuff !
I bought the LG8000 and the 890 to test both.
The 890 is awesome !
The Audiovox 8940 is a disaster. The first thing you must look at in a phone is simply the Voice Quality. The D/A convertors in the Audiovox which are the little devices that convert your voice to digital and back are horrible. The voice quality on the 8940 is almost unusable. People who are used to having low quality conversation might be okay with it but if you have owned a samsung you know what good voice quality is.
Also the 8940 speakerphone is horribly lo...
The only differences that I know of is the LG has MP3 and speakerphone while the samsung has speech to text ability
FYI, do not read every review of each phone as the end all be all. Go play with live phones.