Summary: The LG enV3 is a fantastic device, and is a worthy upgrade to the previous enV devices. For those on the fence, we recommend the upgrade. Minus the minor web browsing URL issue and the potential issues surrounding the camera, the device is solid.
Excerpt: The LG enV3 is a 3G multimedia phone that’s a nice step up from a basic flip phone, especially for anyone interested in primarily talk and text. The LG enV3 has a nice set of features that includes a full compact QWERTY keyboard that makes it perfect for texting.
Excerpt: No doubt you’ve seen the plethora of commercials released by Verizon for their two newest phones. They tout an app store, a touch screen, and blah blah blah. You’ve seen it all before, but Verizon has a way of combining these ingredients into beautiful, fresh ideas.
Conclusion: If you can make the ergonomic concessions for photo taking and don’t need to see entire text conversations, then the enV3 is well-worth the $30 premium over the still-available but less-endowed enV2, and a bargain compared to the fancier but not necessarily more functional enV Touch , priced $20...
Pros: Four-line QWERTY keyboard; speedy EV-DO WAP 2.0 Web browser; high-quality 3-megapixel photos and HVGA video; visual voicemail
Cons: No threaded messaging; limited access to apps via external screen; difficult to frame photos using external screen; poor photo-taking ergonomics