LG Enact Review
Nestled within the LG Enact is the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, though we would have hoped that Android 4.2 were on-board. Like most other LG smartphones, the Enact is layered with the Optimus UI that offers some nice visuals and customizations. First off, you can select between either a standard mode or a starter mode – which is designed for people that have never used Android before, with larger icons and easy access to menus. There is also a selection of four Themes (Optimus, Biz, Cozywall, and Marshmallow), six screen swipe effects, font styles, lock screen settings, and even a nice selection of desktop widgets.
LG and Verizon include some extra apps on the device, such as Amazon, Audible, Dictionary, IMDb, Mobile Hotspot, My Verizon, NFL Mobile, Quick Translator, Slacker, and VZ Navigator. A couple others are File Share, which allows you to transfer images, videos, music, and documents between other LG phones, Polaris Office for opening MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files, Richnote for note-taking, and Smart Share for DLNA connectivity between the phone and other compatible DLNA devices.
Everything else is pretty much standard, including the Calendar, E-Mail, and G-Mail apps.
Processor and Memory
The LG Enact comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon S4 processor with 1GB of RAM.
(HTML5 / Metal)
|LG Enact||5231||10699||2765 / 24 fps||2033 / 526|
|Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II||4122||2700|
|LG Optimus L7 II||2823||6674|
As you can see from the above benchmark, the LG Enact is pretty much in the same class as the Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II and Pantech Marauder. For real-world use, the Enact does feel a bit sluggish, mostly when swiping between the home screens and opening apps. Again, keeping in mind the price-point of this phone, we do wish that a faster processor were used, to speed things up a bit.
When using the SpeedTest.net app, we were able to get speeds up to 21 Mbps for download and 10 Mbps for upload, which is average for our area. Also supported is Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.