LG enV3 VX9200 Review
We are pleased to report that the call quality and reception of the LG enV3 VX9200 is nearly identical to what we experienced while using the enV Touch. Voices through the earpiece speaker were clear and lacked any background noise or distortion. People that we called on a landline also agreed that our voice sounded clear and natural. The speakerphone was also quite loud, and we had to keep it set to the lowest level to avoid any distortion. We were able to place and receive calls around South FL without any of them dropping and would average between 2-3 bars of signal reception.
The included 950mAh battery has the same capacity as the one found on the enV2 and enV Touch, and is rated by LG to provide up to 5.4 hours of talk time or 19 days of standby time on a full charge. During our testing we were able to get up to 5 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge (the same amount as the enV Touch), but that is actually 1 hour less talk time than we got with the enV2. We’re not sure why this is, but people with the enV2 should keep this in mind before upgrading to the new model.
The LG enV3 VX9200 is a nice upgrade from last year’s model, as it incorporates an improved QWERTY keyboard, 3MP camera and multitasking music player into one unit. Current enV and enV2 owners will welcome these changes, as well as anyone looking for a texting device. We like the overall keyboard design more than the Alias 2, since the buttons don’t feel cramped together, but people with larger hands might be more comfortable with the enV Touch.
LG enV3 VX9200 Video Review:
- Larger external and internal displays
- Call quality and reception
- QWERTY keyboard
- 3MP camera with flash
- Better styling than the enV2
- 2.5mm headset jack instead of 3.5mm
- Web browser can be tricky to use with d-pad
- 1 hour less talk time than the enV2
1. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
i played with this at the verizon store today. the keys are oddly flat but the space bar in the middle was a big up for lg. i really dont know what the thing is with the mini screen infront, there are tons of phones with fullsized screens and clamshell/slider keyboards.
2. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
the screen could be a little bigger and the phone doesnt look like a calculator anymore!!! nice design
3. Wifey_Ma (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 Aug 2009)
Omg I want this phone sooo bad, but I got to wait til I get some money!!!
4. volvo (Posts: 38; Member since: 26 May 2009)
wtf does he mean by "nearly identical"!>? dammn. are they saying that the envtouch had a slightly better call quality and photo quality than the env3!?!?!?
5. debrakalish (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)
this is the worst phone i have ever had. I have replace my phone 3 times and every one of them turns off for no reason.
6. jadesha (unregistered)
samee here it always turns off i hate this phone soo much !!!!!
7. LG enV3 VX9200 Owner (unregistered)
The Verizon LG enV3 VX9200 constantly shuts off and powers down. Yes, all the reports are true and accurate.
8. Mark (unregistered)
I love my vx9200. Cameras awesome and the phone is easy to use.
9. Lalalalala (unregistered)
I don't have this phone. Just saying.
10. Soon To Be LG EnV3 Owner (unregistered)
I happen to love this phone. Negative comments ARE NOT needed!! And no, it don't look like a calculator anymore:D
11. Frustrated49 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
This phone has been out for a while but if you're thinking about buying it used in Ebay or Amazon, don't.
Both my son and I have this phone and so do friends of his. One day all of a sudden the earpiece stopped working so you can no longer hear the person on the other end of a call. You can flip open the phone and use the speaker phone but obviously that's not something you want to do all the time. The phone also shuts itself off at random times too.
Interestingly enough the earpiece on my phone and my son's phone stopped working only a few days before we were eligible for an upgrade from Verizon. Coincidence? Probably not. Verizon knows where you are located whenever the phone is on and they can access the phone without you knowing and make firmware changes to it at any time. How do you think they are able to activate the phone when you first purchase it and how do you think you can update the roaming area by calling *228 and pressing "2"? They can just as easily disable the earpiece from working too. That way you have to buy a new phone and commit another 2-year contract. Pure Genius on Verizon's part.
12. Lisagal (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Save your money. This phone looks good but is a piece of junk. Calls go straight to voice mail at least 50% of the time. Text messages show up hours later. I know its not a network problem because my old verizon phone didn't have these problems. I have been to the verizon store 4 or 5 times, now they are going to send me a refurbished env3 - gee great, I can harldy wait. Now I can't to deal with someone else's piece of junk. I'm eligible for an upgrade in Jan. If it doesn't get better I'll go back to my old flip phone with no QWERTY key board. DON'T DO IT MAN!!!!