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. It’s not too big and can easily be slid into a front pocket. The buttons, hinge and overall feel of the phone is very solid. Call quality is very good and Bluetooth synching was a breeze.
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 higher.
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