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LG Octane
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LG Octane Review by Sydney

phonedog.com
28 April 2015
  • Summary: Now that the enV 3, enV Touch, and Samsung Reality are all gone from Verizon's messaging phone line-up, the Octane is easily the best device in this category. The camera was a little disappointing, but I would definitely recommend it for anyone who is a serious texter.
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Overall 6
6.0

LG Octane (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
22 January 2012
  • Conclusion: The LG Octane continues the earlier enV3's tradition with versatile screens, great keyboards, and a solid mix of apps, but the Octane isn't as good a voice phone and the UI feels stale.
  • Pros: Bright, colorful screens. Roomy, tactile QWERTY keyboard. Solid build quality and hinge. Excellent battery life.
  • Cons: Dated UI. Below-average voice quality. Non-standard headphone jack. Uneven messaging options.
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LG Octane

consumersearch.com
16 November 2011
  • Excerpt: CNET reviewer Nicole Lee says that the LG Octane "might as well be dubbed the enV4," a common sentiment among the reviews we found. At the same time, critics agree that its rounded corners, mocha-brown body with chrome edges, and reflective display give the Octane an attractive appearance -- though...
  • Pros: Stylish design, Dual screens, Large-capacity microSD slot, SocialBeat app unifies messaging platforms, HTML browser
  • Cons: Sub-par voice quality, Below-average photo, video quality, Nonstandard microphone jack, Monthly mobile email fee
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Overall 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0

LG Octane Reviewed

Bright Hub
25 May 2011
  • Summary: The LG Octane is almost a successor to the LG EnV series of phones. Featuring a very similar look and feel, the Octane is a sturdy and solid messaging phone. However, does the bulky keyboard cause it to fall flat?
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Overall 6
6.0

LG Octane

MobileTechReview.com
13 December 2010
  • Conclusion: In a mobile market that’s increasing dominated by smartphones, even entry-level smartphones are down to the price point of high-end feature phones. That means US carriers are making feature phones like the LG Octane more attractive in pricing and deals.
  • Pros: Easy to use hardware keyboard, solid and attractive build., Pro: Easy to use keyboard, solid and attractive build.
  • Cons: Confusing navigation in VZ Navigator, 2.5mm audio jack without any headset in the box., Con: Confusing navigation in VZ Navigator, 2.5mm audio jack without any headset in the box.
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Overall 5
4.5

Expert Review

Phone Arena
18 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Overall, the LG Octane is not a suitable replacement for the enV3 due to the call volume fluctuation and echo issues that it exhibited with phone calls. Because of this, we really can’t recommend the Octane for people who would use it for a lot of calls, but if you are the type of person who only...
  • Pros: Compact and stylish, Larger external display than the enV3
  • Cons: Call quality is bad on both ends, QWERTY keyboard is all one piece, not individual buttons, Camera image quality not as good as the enV3
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