LG Enact Review

Call Quality

The overall call quality on the LG Enact was moderate, not great, but not horrible. Voices on our end sounded a bit “digitized” instead of sounding full and natural, and when raising the call volume up, there was some distortion in the earpiece speaker. People that we called could easily tell we were using a cell phone, as again it lacked natural sounding tones and was a bit “choppy” at times.


We were glad to see a large 2460mAh battery included with the LG Enact, which is said to provide up to 11 hours of talk time or 9 days of standby time. During our testing, we were able to get up to 10 hours of talk time, or about 1.5 days of mixed usage on a full charge. This is more than sufficient, as most phones are charged every night.


The LG Enact is an average Android smartphone for an on-contract price of $20, as it does everything OK, but doesn’t exceed at anything. The main feature is the physical QWERTY keyboard, making it ideal for teens, or anyone that doesn’t like to use an on-screen keyboard. But the lower resolution screen, slower processor, and mediocre call quality doesn’t scream “buy me” – unless you find the pricing the most attractive feature.

Software version on the tested device:
Android 4.1.2
Baseband: VS89010A-M8930B-AAAATAZM-3.2.25033
Kernel: 3.4.0-perf-gc2a23d7
Build: JZO54K
Software : VS89010A


  • Affordable price
  • Physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Easy to hold and carry around


  • WVGA display just doesn’t cut it
  • Mediocre call quality
  • Keyboard backlight isn’t bright enough

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1. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Rating is too high, maybe 4.5 for that kind of innovation, #trash

3. ColoKat

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Funny how reviews will vary a lot based on age and sex. I have an LG Accolade that is 5 years old. My kids have all had smartphones for a while. Not me. I was afraid of a smartphone. My Accolade has been dropped a million times-mostly on concrete or asphalt-and still works great! Recently, while visiting out of state, something got dropped on it and the front screen now has an ink blob on it. But the inside screen still works fine. Many of my letters and numbers are worn off. So I've been looking at smartphones. Since my LG has held up so well-still didn't need to charge it but once every 3-4 days-I have been reading reviews on the Enact. For the most part people like me have loved it! The over 50 crowd! I don't need nor want a bunch of bells and whistles. I'd like to have a GPS so if I'm away from home and can't remember where a restaurant I ate at a long time ago. I'd like to be able to purchase off of Amazon. But really having a smartphone has been based in fear. And from what I can tell from reviews from people like me-well, I've made my mind up and the Enact is the one. So younger people continue to love love the IPhone's and Windows phones and don't bash the lessor smartphone. It is exactly what WE need.
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2460 mAh(11.6h talk time)

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