LG Enlighten Review

Performance:

Since the LG Enlighten only comes with an 800Mhz processor, we weren’t surprised that Quadrant benchmark gave it a score of 1039 and AnTuTu benchmark was only at 1573, which is lower than most other Verizon Android smartphones. When using the device, we could also tell that is wasn’t as quick when moving between the homescreens and when opening apps, but again for the price we can’t complain about it too much.

Call quality was pretty good, as voices on both ends sounded clear and natural, as there wasn’t any background noise, though we had to keep the volume set around medium, as raising it to the highest setting did create some distortion in the earpiece speaker. Reception also did well, as we didn’t drop any calls and had 2-3 bars showing in our area.

The included 1540mAh battery is rated to provide up to 6 hours of talk time or 33 days of standby time on a full charge. In our testing, we did get 6 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge, or about 2 days of mixed usage, which includes some talk, text, email, web, app use, and standby.

Conclusion:

When it comes to selecting a low-priced Android smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard for Verizon, your options are pretty limited. For the $79.99 that the LG Enlighten is currently selling for, it does offer all of this, but you have to make do with the lower resolution display, slower processor, and a camera that isn’t a show-stopper. But the Enlighten does offer good call quality and reception, and having a physical keyboard is always a nice touch.

Software version on tested unit:
Android 2.3.4
Build GRJ22
SW Version VS700ZV3

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Pros

  • Good price
  • Call quality & reception
  • Android Gingerbread

Cons

  • Small display
  • Poor camera quality
  • Homescreen lag

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0

User Rating:

5.0
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3 Comments

4. kutiepie45

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

looks like a decent phone. However, i would like to know how the service is... great, average, or poor

5. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Want this phone for my sister... she needs a phone with GPS.. she treks all around the state as a substitute teacher and right now she has an ENV3 that she refuses to get rid of... it seems like a good entry level phone and she needs the hardware qwerty

6. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

i also like how they said that because of its 800mhz processor its obviously going to be slow.... slow compared to what? maybe the Droid RAZR or the Galaxy Nexus... my first android? the HTC Droid Eris. you guys remember that processor? 528mhz... i think coming up from a messaging phone to only slightly under 1ghz it won't be very noticible. :)
Enlighten
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.15 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1540 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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