The good: The LG enV Touch has two beautiful displays, a nice touch-screen interface, and a great QWERTY keyboard. It has impressive features, such as a 3.2-megapixel camera, EV-DO Rev. A, and a full HTML Web browser.
The bad: The LG enV Touch’s touch-screen interface could use some refinement, and the Web browser experience is not as smooth as we would like. Visual Voice Mail and corporate e-mail support costs additional monthly fees. The lack of Wi-Fi is disappointing.
The bottom line: The LG enV Touch’s combination of great design and top-notch features makes it one of the top Verizon Wireless Wireless phones we’ve ever seen.
Specifications: Band / mode: CDMA2000 1X 1900/800 ; Talk time: Up to 260 min ; Combined with: With digital camera / digital player ; See full specs
The LG enV Touch was a surprise to us. We thought all of the enV line of phones would be in the style of the LG enV VX9900, the LG enV2, and the more recent LG enV3.Those phones had numeric keypads on the front, with QWERTY keyboards behind their flip designs. But it appears that the LG enV Touch is actually a successor to the Voyager VX10000, due to its full touch screen-interface. Perhaps Verizon and LG are going back to the enV name to reinforce its association with high-end messaging phones.
We gave the LG Voyager VX10000 an Editors’ Choice award when it first launched, but it has been almost two years since then, so it’s about time for an upgrade. The LG enV Touch definitely offers better design and features. Both the touch-screen and internal displays are bigger, the keyboard has a better layout, the 3.2-megapixel camera has more advanced settings, the 3.5mm headset jack accommodates your own headphones, EV-DO Rev. A offers faster Web browsing, and more. The enV Touch doesn’t have V Cast Mobile TV like the Voyager did, but that’s about the only thing missing with this upgrade. Perhaps our only complaints were that the touch-screen interface and Web browsing could use some refinements, and the lack of Wi-Fi was disappointing.
The LG enV Touch is available for $149.99 with a $70 mail-in rebate and a two-year service agreement, which isn’t too expensive for what you’re getting.