Excerpt: Read this full review of the LG Versa (also known as LG VX9600) and find out what features and options it has to offer. This is a complete LG Versa review with a detailed description of the phone's capabilities.
Conclusion: The LG Versa is a solid smartphone with a good camera, fast Internet access and nifty aesthetic. The attachable keyboard makes it a highly original offering as well. The chunky stylus and lack of peripherals like included headphones take the Versa down a notch, as the hyped multimedia is less well-organized than in other comparable phones.
Pros: Attachable keyboard; good voice recognition; solid camera
Summary: If you can live with the clunky Web browser, the LG Versa is a very good touch-screen phone with the added versatility of optional modules.
Pros: The LG Versa is an attractive touch-screen handset with an animated user interface, plus it has options for additional modules. The Versa also has a full HTML browser with Flash Lite support, EV-DO, GPS, a 2.0-megapixel camera, and a music player. It comes with a QWERTY keyboard module, which doubles as a case.
Cons: The LG Versa suffers from a poor Web-browsing experience, and the screen can be sometimes unresponsive in certain applications. There is no Wi-Fi, and Visual Voice Mail has a monthly cost.
changes according to your needs -- in under five seconds -- from a very slim, stylish, and pocketable phone into a messaging powerhouse with the included physical QWERTY keyboard/case. The keyboard doesn't add much bulk, but it does add a lot of functionality, and also protects the relatively delicate touchscreen when not in use. And since it isn't built directly into the phone, the keys are a bit larger than normal, which is a definite plus.
Conclusion: The LG Versa VX9600 is a versatile, innovative and fun phone. If you love touch screen phones but can't do without the hardware keyboard, the Versa has a unique appeal, at least among feature phones. The QWERTY cover also happens to look great and do a good job of protecting the phone without adding significant bulk. Call quality is good and reception is very good; making this an easy phone to recommend.
Summary: Although we appreciate the flexibility the LG Versa offers in that you can take the keyboard with you or not, it's awkward to use as a phone with it attached. Yet typing is much more accurate with the physical keyboard than with the touchscreen (even though it's better than the BlackBerry Storm's ). And at that point it might make more sense to get the LG Voyager, which sports a touchscreen and integrated keyboard and costs $50 less.
Pros: Very good detachable keyboard, Solid call quality, Well-designed touchscreen interface, Excellent GPS navigation
Cons: Awkward to use phone with cover on, Must remove battery cover to attach keyboard, No 3.5mm headphone jack, Expensive