- Weight: 1.5 pounds
LG enV VX9900 Phone, Silver (Verizon Wireless)
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- Experience On-demand TV or Music With Verizon VCAST At Near-broadband Data Speed
- Bluetooth Wireless Technology Lets Your Stream Stereo Music
- Hidden QWERTY Keyboard Lets You Send Text, Instant and Email Messages Quickly
- Built-in Music Player Lets You Download Music Over-the-air Or Sync With A PC
- 2.0 Megapixel Digital Camera Takes Print-quality Stills, or Extra-long Video Clips
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The enV fully supports Verizon Wireless' exciting V Cast service. Learn more about V Cast.
The 2-megapixel camera on the back offers an LED flash, self-timer and 2.5x digital zoom as well as up to 1 hour of video capture (saved to memory card).
With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, you'll enjoy fast access to the Internet and Verizon's multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps. (Learn more about where EV-DO coverage is offered.) The V Cast Music service enables you to download songs instantly to your phone, or purchase music through your PC and transfer the files to your phone. If purchased from your phone, you'll receive two copies of the song: a Windows Media Audio Pro Plus format at 64Kbps stereo is sent to your phone, and a Windows Media Audio 9 format at 160Kbps stereo is sent to your account in the V CAST Music online store for downloading to your PC. V Cast Music offers nearly 2 million songs, with more being added all the time.
The V Cast Video service enables you to stream or download video clips to your phone from a variety of news, entertainment, sports, and weather channels, including CNN, ABC News, E!, CBS Sports, The Weather Channel, and VH1.
Getting on the Internet is easy using Verizon's Mobile Web 2.0 package, which allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. Verizon's Get It Now wireless download service is also fully compatible with this phone. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads using the Get It Now service.
With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access Verizon's VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps. And Verizon's Chaperone service lets you easily locate your loved ones from your Verizon Wireless phone or PC in real time. After defining a zone, such as an area designating a school or summer camp, you'll be sent an alert via text message when the Chaperone handset enters or leaves the zone.
With BroadbandAccess Connect (subscription required), you can use your smartphone as a modem for your notebook when you connect the two using a USB cable--or open a Bluetooth connection--enabling you to access the Internet or your company intranet. The tethered modem capability is ideal when you're traveling and need to use your notebook to check email, access corporate networks, or download large files like presentations and reports. And with BroadbandAccess Connect, you won't have to buy an extra PC Card or other devices.
Verizon's Wireless Sync always-on email service (subscription required), you can stay connected and get the job done while away from the office--without a delay and in a secure environment. Email is delivered to your device in real time across the National Enhanced Services Rate & Coverage Area, and you get the ability to forward large attachments via email as well as access both your personal and corporate emails on one device. Wireless Sync offers strong security with AES encryption (Advanced Encryption Standard) technology so that unauthorized parties cannot access or alter application data transmitted over wireless networks.
Slim and powerful, the enV keeps you connected and entertained. See it in 3D. Check out the phone in detail: front and open.
The front of the enV features a large, 65,000-color screen with 128 x 160 pixel resolution and a standard dialpad complete with a five-way control button. Flip open the horizontal clamshell, though, and you're presented with a crystal-clear, 240 x 320, 262,000-color landscape display and a full QWERTY keyboard. Dialing function buttons are also duplicated on the internal touchpad. A pair of stereo speakers reside on either side of the display, and a microSD card slot is provided on the side of the device for additional memory expansion. There's a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets, while the rear of the device houses the 2.0-megapixel camera. Lastly, an internal antenna keeps the enV sleek and compact, and the provided USB data port ensures convenient connectivity.
The enV's built-in address book can store up to 1000 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and e-mail addresses. The phone comes with built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert. More ringtones can be downloaded via Verizon's Get It Now service. The phone lets you match pictures with callers to identify them, and the enV's voice recognition software supports voice commands from any user, not just a pre-programmed user's voice. What's more, many of the phone's functions can be controlled by the sound of your voice, thanks to advanced voice recognition technology. Text-to-speech technology enables the enV to read emails and text messages to you, if you so desire. A powerful speakerphone unit means you can easily talk hands-free, while Bluetooth allows you to use your favorite wireless headset.
While the enV is a great platform for watching V Cast video content, it can also capture video that can be shared with your friends and associates via video messaging. The video unit records in MPEG4 format and can capture clips up to 15 seconds in length. Of course, you can also use the camera to capture still pictures, too. In addition to megapixel resolution (1280 x 960), the camera features an LED flash, macro and night modes, a self-timer, and brightness and white balance controls.
The enV has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging, too, with support for sending and receiving text, picture, and video messages. There's also a complete e-mail client on the device for POP- and IMAP-based accounts. And of course, the QWERTY keyboard makes it a snap to type your messages.
The enV ships with a number of handy tools, including a calendar and a voice memo application. An alarm clock and calculator are also included. Use the enV's Bluetooth capability to set up a wireless link with a Bluetooth headset accessory or to connect to a computer or handheld device to exchange and synchronize data.
The enV supports V Cast 3-D games, as well as other 2-D-based games, which are available from Verizon's Get It Now service. You can also customize the phone's wallpapers and screen savers to give your phone a look that suits your style. And if music is your thing, with the built-in memory card slot and the enV's advanced MP3 player, you'll never be at a loss for something good to listen to (memory cards sold separately).
Other features include:
- Bluetooth version 1.2 with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), BPP (basic printing profile for text, email), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), HID (support for mice or joysticks), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures)
- Flight mode for listening to music and watching videos with the phone functionality turned off
- 13 unique ringtones; vibrate and silent modes
- One-touch speakerphone
- Speaker-independent voice-activated dialing
- Voice memo recording
- Music format support: MP3, WMA
The LG enV weighs 4.60 ounces and measures 4.64 x 2.08 x 0.78 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.50 hours of digital talk time and up to 460 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/1900 CDMA/EV-DO frequencies.
Top Customer Reviews
1) DO NOT waste your money on the sync data cable and music essential pack. All you need is a Micro-SD reader, about $10, and you can pop out the micro sd card and transfer music in that manner. I was able to burn any songs I wanted from iTunes as an audio CD, then import them into Windows Media Player to convert them to WMA and drag and drop into the music folder on the micro sd card. (Once you format the card through your EnV it will add 4 folders)
2) DO NOT waste your money on anything bigger then a 1gb Micro SD card. They sell them almost everywhere, I got mine for $22 on eBay. The reason you cannot go any bigger is that the EnV will only accept 1gb and after the card is formatted (required) if the card is larger then 1gb then only 1gb will be recognized.
3) I have read where people have had the phone speed-dail while in their pocket and/or case. I cannot see how this could happen if you have the 'keypad lock' set to activate. I have mine set on 7 seconds. For it to make a call on it's own it would have to have any button pushed, then have the 'ok' button pushed, then have the speed dial button pushed. All of this would have to take place within 7 seconds or the 'keypad lock' would be reset. I have taken mine out of the case to see where a button has been pushed but the screen will state to 'push ok to unlock' to continue to use the phone.
4) If you do buy the phone off of eBay and they mention a rebate offer, make sure that you are getting a 'point of sale' receipt. You will need this along with the rebate form...don't trust everyone, check to see if they are an actual Verizon Retailer.Read more ›
Though not absolutely perfect, this is a fantastic and great phone. Like it's been said everywhere else before, the camera is phenomenal and takes great pictures. The auto-focus function is nice, but does slow things down a bit. If you're taking pictures of kids or animals, anticipate the moment and click a few seconds before in order to get the shot.
The phone is soo much thinner! The entire phone now is about as thick as the bottom half of the VX9800/The V. It's much lighter and I like the feel of the brushed plastic more. I'll be interested to see how this material wears since I started to get some spots where the color was rubbing off my VX9800.
The big thing that I LOVE about this phone is that you can actually make use of its Bluetooth function when pairing it with your computer. It was incredibly easy to pair it with my MacBookPro and send photos, sounds and video to and from my phone. I haven't had a chance to pair it with my Camry Hybrid yet, but I'm expecting everything to go smoothly.
My only complaints are concerning the main keyboard. I'm deeply saddened by the absence of the shortcut key. It used to be that I could whip out my phone and hit Fn 1 for my notepad, Fn 2 for my alarm clock or however else you organized your shortcuts. LG has compensated by allowing you to assign shortcuts to the navigation keys on both the main and front keypads.
Also, the clear button is about half the size on the main keyboard compared to the VX9800. It will take some time getting used to it, but at least it is not a huge flaw.Read more ›
Here are a few other things to keep in mind....
* You do not need the $30 essentials music pack to transfer music if you have a card reader. Just remember to put the micro SD card in the enV first and format it before putting music on it (the format puts 4 folders on the card)
- the phone DOES recognize more than 1GB - my 2GB card works fine.
- if not all your songs are recognized, shorten the file name. I wrote to tech support who responded that there's a limit on the file name length. The fix worked. (Yes, it's a pain to have to do it.)
* In previous years I found some really great discounts on cell plans on the Internet. Now it seems that everyone offers the same pricing structure, which was a disappointment.
*The Amazon price varies dramatically, so if you don't need the phone immediately, watch the price for a few weeks. It's $99 as I write, it was free with rebates a couple of weeks ago, and I got $30 back after rebates when I bought it several weeks ago. (Phone + plan)
* Pay attention to the screens in the checkout process. I just wanted the phone and calling plan, but the default selections on the screens leading to the final purchase would have added $20 here, $10 there for things I didn't want. To Amazon's credit, they did have the best overall price - I checked numerous sites before deciding to buy it here.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For the record, this phone has served me admirably for six years now, and I'm only replacing it because my life now requires that I have a smartphone. I'll miss the enV for sure.Published 24 months ago by Quixxel
I HAVE ONLY USED THIS MODEL PHONE FOR 4YEARS.THE ONE I CURRENTLY USE I GOT USED FROM CRAIGS LIST ($60)2 YEARS AGO.JUST LAST WEEK IT STARTED TURNIN OFF? Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by Kelly E.
ok so, this phone seemed really good at first. its REALLY indestructible. i was at a soccer game, and it fell in a leak and it was fine after. Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by A.G.
...AWFUL!! Allow me to elaborate.
When I first bought it, I loved it! Everything worked. I had had Nokias up to that point. They were all simplistic phones. Read more
i had this phone for about a year (give or take a few months) and I loved it. I know that now its all about the touch screen phones and apps, but this phone really was fun and easy... Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by brittany dooley
I have had this phone for a year. One day, After the 1 year mark, i set the phone down and it started to freak out on me. Read morePublished on October 8, 2008 by Hating Her Cell Phones
After less than a week of owning the original LG Chocolate, I traded it in for the LG enV and have been satisified every since. Read morePublished on September 24, 2008 by M. Bangwa
FIRST I want to congrats AMAZON. I bought my LG-enV from Amazon and the first phone I recvd although new in a sealed box - had problems. Read morePublished on July 9, 2008 by WebbMan
lousy phone, when you turn on it starts going through all the available options for about 2 or 3 min. Read morePublished on July 7, 2008 by Iris Cogley