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.
The LG enV3 is a Verizon BREW based phone. BREW is the operating system you find on many of the mid-range Verizon phones. It offers most of the functionality you’ll find in a smart phone but isn’t nearly as elegant or intuitive. But if talking and texting is your thing, who cares?
Audio quality is very good on the enV3. Simply open the phone and use it like a little portable clock radio for background music. It’s surprisingly clear albeit with no low end of course. Nonetheless it’s a good little music player and supports a wide range of formats.
Where the LG enV3 needs serious improvement is with the camera. It’s just not very good. No matter the setting, indoors or out, still pics or video we just weren’t happy with the results. Content just always looked murky. We’re not asking for much, just a clean clip we can send to friends and family.
So if talk and text is your thing and you’re tired of pecking through letters on your flip phone you’ll be very happy with the LG enV3. However, if you’ve got iPhone on the brain and envy, pun intended, the owners of this battery sucking wonder you may want to consider some other smart phone options.
This T215 Speakerphone from Motorola is a great Bluetooth accessory for anyone looking for the fastest and easiest way to be up and running with a hands free setup that doesn’t require sticking anything in your ears.
We love the T215. It’s easy to setup, sounds great and the price is right. We’ve seen it under $50 at a variety of online merchants.
We tested the T215 during rush hour on Interstate 280 here in Silicon Valley. Our team was very impressed with the call quality on both ends of the call. The speaker is plenty loud and both ends of the conversation could be heard loud and clear. A bit of wind and road noise can be heard but overall very good sound.The controls are simple and easy to figure out without the manual and the built in visor clip holds the unit nice and tight.
The T215 is slated for 36 hours of talk time. The battery indicator goes from green to red when it’s time for a recharge. The T215 includes a car charger and can charged indoors as well using a standard micro USB charge that ships with many popular phones including our test unit the LG Env3.
For the technically challenged or not this is a really great offering from Motorola at a very reasonable price. If you’re looking for a painless Bluetooth setup and just can’t stand those obnoxious headsets that always seem to fall out at the wrong time or irritate your ears check out the T215.