LG Voyager User Reviews
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for an average person, this phone is pretty good... the touch screen was alright... it looks awsome to... but this phone is like good overall... the camera was good even though its 2mp... so basicly a very good phone
I believe it to be a very good phone, but the whole 300-370 is just a bit outrageous. Main reason being is for the new technology that it took for the touch screen and 2 gigabyte cameras are costly, put together, then you add in the material used, all the extras/and/or accesories and many of my friends have actually dropped theirs and by doing so making the touch screen crack, they say it cracked fairly easily actually.
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You people just don't seem to get it, it is not an iPhone because it is not a smartphone. I have posted GIGANTIC comments on this phone and you people still think that the Voyager and the iPhone are actually comparable! It turns out they are coming out with a 3G iPhone in June and I will be happily switching to that! (even though AT&T barely has coverage where I live, they updated their service, and 3G will help greatly tower wise) The new iPhone will be 2.5mm thinner and have GPS Navigation. It could also possibly have a better camera (which it could very well use!). Truthfully, if you are able to switch carriers, and are thinking about getting a touch-screen phone from Verizon, wait til' June and get the iPhone G2.
i have had this phone for 2 months now i must say its a keeper touch screen takes a little getting use to but then its easy. lots of users try to compare this phone to u know what but dont its an excellent phone the only thing the iphone has is the gui thats it.im waiting for the vx9700 dare release in july yes im an lg man previous models include:tm510,vx6000,vx8100,vx8300,vx9900,vx10000
I must agree...
I have to agree with you, no one should ever compare the iPhone with the Voyager...but in the opposite way. I believe the iPhone is better than the Voyager (and I own the Voyager). The iPhone's only flaw is that it was signed off to AT&T, America's worst network. Other than that, they are also completely different phones. The iPhone has Wi-Fi and the Voyager doesn't. The Voyager has a video recorder, the iPhone doesn't. The iPhone is also only able to send SMS messages, which means it cannot send pictures, or videos (since it can't even take videos). The Voyager has a tacky, plastic keyboard, the iPhone has an on-screen keyboard (both QWERTY). The Voyager has an on-screen keyboard for certain applications (such as Mobile IM and Mobile Web). I have a friend who works for Verizon, so I too have connections with them. My friend completely agrees with me, the iPhone is better, but not worth buying since it's hooked up to AT&T. I was thinking about buying a Dare, but that is probably just another iPhone knock-off like the Voyager.
Do not want.
LordJeff has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
When I say I had it more than a year. I had this model. The actual phone had to be replaced so many times I ran out of warranties. I only dropped it once or twice, each time landing on carpet, and took as best of care of it as I could. A few of the times that I asked for a replacement the phone was maulfunctioning before I even sent my first call/text. Examples being missing buttons, touch-screen refusing to calibrate, phone turning off at random intervals. Probably the worst part however, is it's tendancy to freeze, shut off, not charge, have the sharging port become loose, buttons fall off when you open the box, fails to send texts at times even in good service area, unpredictable battery life, antenna often broken out of the box, at times you cannot hear the person you are calling even with the volume up at the maximum. On the upside. . . oh wait.
okay... the voyager is a very good phone... for, at most, the first year you have itthe possibilities will seem endless on it... great calls, easy texting... overall wonderful phone...but i figured out that it wasn't as good as expected...calling:very good calling, easy use of speed dials and contact listi very much like the call quality and find no cons in ittexting:awesome keyboard, hands downbest ive ever used (besides computer keyboards)here's where it gets crummy....battery:battery could hold a very long charge at first, i got 6 days at mostbut after a few months... the battery power got inconsistent and short...it would last me 30 hours at most, 45 minutes at leastand the charge port on the phone came loose very quicklycamera:good, but very pixelly... takes up very much space, pictures and videosmemory card slot:good addition... but anything happens to the phone, and the memory card automatically corrupts... sucks considering i had an 8 gb memory card in there before i figured this out...internet browsing:absolutely horribleneed perfect signal to even function correctly and then still slow and didnt load anything... plus it costed me a fortunemobile tv:you pay 10 bucks a month for 13 channels... most of which dont even play anything remotely good... and the ones that were good channels didnt play good shows oftentouch screen:works very well for a while... but then will probably become defectivemight form a faint blue line across the screen and then eventually...
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It is great at first but then the touch screen gets very bad. Overall great fone.
liked it at first but now.....
at first i loved this phone. i came from the vx8300 and i was amazed by the touch screen. ive had it for a year now and i absolutely hate it now. the touch screen is terrible because it freezes and sometimes presses the wrong thing. the camera is terrible, i have no idea how anyone can possibly think the camera is even good at all. it is a giant brick, it is completely noticable in my pocket and annoying to carry around. now im going to switch to the env 3 which is a little bit smaller and it has an amazing camera because it has a flash which makes me very happy. also it doesnt have another one of lg's crappy touch screen cell phones. and if you read this far, u are amazing because this was the longest review and there are probably about 1000 other reveiws that you could read that are shorter than this.
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Great phone but some drawbacks
Before i start pointing out the negatives, let me say this is by far one of the best phones ive ever owned! I got it in april of 2008 in black and ive been in love with it ever since! I have had 3 of them...the 1st one the battery only lasted about 15 minutes then i got a second one which lasted exactly 6 months and then the hinge came off and my current one which has no major problems. I often have trouble sending picture messages with my phone it often either doesn't deliver or just refuses to send them at all. Whenever i try to go on aim the phone will either freeze or shut down. The touch screen after 6 months will have scratches from just going in and out of your pocket which is unfortunate, and the metal around the camera will get destroyed 5 seconds after you take the phone out of the box. Next week im upgrading to the alias 2 and although i will miss my voyager it definetely is starting to get old... I hope this review helps you!!!!
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OUTSTANDING ABOVE THE REST..
ok, my mom has the Lg Voyager and she has had it for a while now, and with me doodling and doing junk to her phone, it is one of the most beutifully crafted cellular devices i have ever had in my presence. the touch screen responds like a bear, the querty board is really reliable, and the phone will not break that easily. the phone has mobile TV, so one of the most ineresting features of the phone is the pull out antennae, which works really well with the Mobile TV she's got on there. the features on the phone are really productive, and the phone is conviently priced. almost everything o0n this phone is costomiseable, and it also has a Micro SD slot for extra memory. the baby can get up to 4 GIGS of memory which is outstanding. some phones dont even HAVe a memory card slot. VERY IMPRESSIVE LG. if u have the money definitally get this phone. you will be vey satisfied.
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The BEST Lg phone
Dare I say it! This is the phone i sold my iphone for after 3 months...amazing multimedia capabilities including things not found on the iphone and Dare like mobile tv...The browser is amazing, second only to iphone. The qwerty keyboard makes typing a pleasure...who wants handwriting recongnition?
If you are thinking about the Dare, check this phone out first.
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ok i guess
the voyager is a good i dea with some setbacks.the phone's touchscreen display is a little small.this makes it not so breezy to touch the right buttons.it is a little heavy because of the keyboard feature which i find to be unecessary. I WANT THE INSTINCT
henry87795 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
decent build. had it for 2+ years and it didnt completely break. although after a few years the right hinge broke and now it doesnt stay closed unless you hold both halves together. average reception and call quality except sometimes theres an echo. internet is slow and doesnt load properly unless you use the mobile format which is inconvenient with large websites. speakers are excellent. music player is below average. you cant fast forward to certain parts of a song and the music stops if you get a text. video quality is below average. takes average pictures, although slightly washed out. no flash, pictures take like 5 seconds to take, so you have to be prepared to capture quick moments. picture & video messaging very slow...locks up before recieving a message sometimes. big, spacious keyboard, but keys get sensitive after aging and if you press a key once, itll sometimes imput up to four of the same character. after getting wet and being used alot, the backlight on the botton 2 rows of keys has died permananetly so to text in the dark i have to actually tilt the screen forward to light up the keys, and then i cant see what im typing. i cant figure out how to get a querty keyboard on the touchscreen except for when im using the internet, so in order to use the touchscreen to text, i have to use word or abc. also doesnt have threaded messages which makes reviewing a conversation difficult.
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Well this phone is decent, but it definitely has it's cons. The first huge advantage to the phone is the internal/external touch screen with the full QWERTY keyboard. I absolutely love it. But another thing I strongly dislike is the touch screen itself. I don't like the fact that when you click something on the screen, the screen kind of dips down, unlike newer phones, such as the Incredible. Also, this phone seems to have problems with holding a charge, and the battery in general. At first, I thought this phone was absolutely amazing, but now that having it for a long time, I'm ready to move on to bigger and better things, which new features coming out on new phones. The Voyager was good a year or 2 ago, but it's not worth buying anymore.
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don't buy this phone.
yeah, so i had this phone for about a year and for the first couple months i looooooooooved it! but then the charging part of the phone started getting loose. so then after about a week it stopped charging completly, so i got a new charger thinking that would solve the problem.. but then a couple months after that charger, i had the same problem! so i figured that the problem was the phone, not the charger.so i ordered a replacement for freeand after about 3 days, it came in the mail and they had sent me a piece of crap!it had scratches alllll over it!! and the internal screen was broken? it came off in the corners!and again, when i tried charging it, it didnt work!so i am done with this phone.DO NOT BUY THE LG VOYAGER :)
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LG Voyager Titanium
I've owned the LG Voyager Titanium for a year now. I have gone through 2 of the phones. (The first was my fault, second Verizons). The first phone I had worked great! The touch screen worked great, no issues. The phone made great calls, took excellent pictures, send/recieved texts good. It froze on me one night though...and I got a little frustrated so I hit it off the table. I restarted the phone and backlight for the keyboard was dimmer and the OK button did not light at all. The speakers also gave off a very quiet buzzing/humming noise. I could hear it only in complete silence though. I should of kept this phone even though I broke it, because I took it back to Verizon and told them it mysteriously started humming. O:-) because I looked online and that was a known problem with the Voyager.The 2nd phone Verizon gave me was "like new"....looked like they found it in the dumpster somewhere though. I took it back and demanded a different one...since the phone was discontinued they had to resend a "like new" one. This one actually looked new though. The phone works ok, but after a week or so the touch screen decided to go nuts. It works about 1 out of 100 times I try to use it. When I press "7" for example on the dialer it would press a random button such as "2". It would press items randomly on the screen where ever I touch it. It still does this to this day, so I just flip it open...
What's to like and not to like
When i had this phone (early 2008- December 2009), there were a lot of good things about it. It has a really nice touch screen, but after awhile of wear and tear, the sensitivity level got higher. It would unlock in my pocket and was a real pain. There was also the "fast" browser, as Verizon promised, but it couldn't even load an HD Youtube video. The music player was also a nice feature, but after my speakers started to buzz, i stopped using it. In october 2009, i had paid Verizon to send me a replacement. This time i got the silver LG Voyager. It worked fine for a few days, and then the touch screen completely failed on me. It wouldn't even respond to a stylus. I paid AGAIN and this time they sent me anoter silver LG Voyager, but one of the keys popped right out. I had a lot of frustration with it. In december, I got myself a new phone, and I'm happy. Take the pros and cons of the LG Voyager and i give it a 6.0 rating.
Overall its a great phone i've dropped it a zillion times, it's been wet and gone trough the sandy beaches its atrooper i'll give it tat. The huge comfortable qwerty keyboard will spoil u i've never had 2 replace it and i never have problems with it freezing up i'e never had 2 take out the battery because of any wierd mishappens or malfunctions.
The phone wasn't bad but it was kind of boring. Touch screen you had to press down not tap. Keyboard is very good. Very big. Camera isn't bad but it takes a while to take a picture. Overall i liked (not love) but it really needed something to make it less boring. Ive only had the phone for 1 year and im getting a new one.
It was a good phone
I have had the Voyager since about summer 2008. When I first got it, it had some freeze ups when using certain applications, but an update at my local verizon store fixed all that. It also made the touch screen a lot more accurate and stopped all the problems I had. Mine was the original one and not the titanium one. The email app worked great. The internet browser was not the greatest as some sites wouldn't work and video wouldn't play, but again its a phone not a smartphone. I do have to say it was durable and I dropped it several times and a couple of times the battery flew out and it never gave me a problem. The screen is still in good shape no scratches and I am rough on phones. The silver around the outside did flake off but was just cosmetic. The keyboard was great. I couldn't stand not having a physical keyboard and that made my decision on the new Droid over some of the other smartphones. This Voyager will be now going to my daughter for her to try to destroy and believe me she is good at ruining phone. Also It has the original battery that still doesnt need charging for 16 or more hours under normal to heavy use.
DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
I bought this phone in December 2008 and in June of 2009. It completely broke. After like a month I started noticing flaws in this phone. It was nice and stylish but, the touch screen sometimes didn’t work, it froze up, took bad pictures, called random people, turned off all the time, and then slowly the touch screen started blacking out! It wouldn’t charge unless I sat there pushing it down then after a while the whole screen blacked out and it completely stopped charging. It was completely broken. It wouldn’t even turn on! I bought the LG Dare and I think it was a very nice switch, the quality of the phone is so much better and it has the setup that I love, the Voyager was way to expensive for the level of quality. Don’t waste your money!
2 years and STILL ticking
I got my Voyager on the day they were released and have been using it long and hard since then.Yes... I am still on my first Voyager after 2 years. And yes.. I DO carry it all the time and yes I do useit heavily (including the TV) and I haven't broken it after 2 years. I AM on my 3 battery but I expected that.I am heart-broken to see that they are discontinuing this phone and there really isn't a greatreplacement in sight.THANKS LG for the really great phone.
I've had it for about a year or two and its probably my 8th one,,
At first i had to have it and now it seams like it gets worst everyday aha i'm transferring to the env3. im not a big fan on touchscreens anymore. Why get one when you can text way better on the external screen of an env2 or 3? i rarely ever text on the front and sometimes you need it when your in class cause u wanna use one hand haha.
It constantly dials and vibrates in my pocket because of the touchscreen. the one i have now has a huge crack in it and yaa its not that good.
I got my phone Oct. 2008. i still have it but its about to break. this phone is horrible! First off, the camera SUCKS... sometimes when i take pictures it doesnt take them a little image with a question mark comes up, no matter how many times i take the same picture. Other times i take it and the image is completely distorted, youll be lucky if u get 2 good images out of a dozen. I hate how the speaker phone only works open, which is inconvient. It randomly shuts off while im using it, it always freezes. The phone comes with awful ringtones. The phones internet is very slow and messes up the phone. i hate how you cant put a password on the phone. you can only put one on if you turn it off and then back on. i dont need people snooping through my phone. The touch screen isnt very responsive (my screen is broken now) but if you put the phone in your pocket or your bag the screen is always responsive then! the screen will unlock its self and open applications and call people in your pocket. My hinge is broken so its always flopping around. theres much much more but this review is long enough. i no some people love this phone but i really recommending saving your money.