LG Voyager Rated 4.5 out of 5 by Wireless and Mobile News
The LG Voyager has been called the ‘perhaps iPhone killer,” and takes the best features of other LG phones for a huge “wow” factor. It has the touchscreen operations of the iPhone with the added value of a huge QWERTY keyboard (considered a deal breaker for texting) and a second screen. The LG Voyager offers great video quality and a TV antenna.
Practical & Haptical Input
A reviewer likened the LG Voyager to the Prada phone because of its haptical touch sensations when functions are operated by the touchscreen. The keyboard is bigger than the enV and is easy to use.
The best features of the LG Voyager include: GPS, a replaceable battery, V CAST live TV, video recording, adjustable preview capable camera functions, Bluetooh for dial-up networking/printing/stereo headphones, voice dialing, and a comfort grip. It unfortunately does not have Wi-Fi capabilities.
The LG Voyager sells for $299 with a two year contract. There has been much debate whether the iPhone or the Verizon is a better phone. We will be writing a Review of Reviews of iPhone vs. LG Voyager shortly.
Sacha Cohen at PCMag rated the LG Voyager 4 out of 5, although he liked many of the features such as haptical touch, keyboard typing, Bluetooth and crisp sounding music. He didn’t like the inability to sync contacts or music playlists, the camera quality and found the phone reception adequate. He ends the review with “if you chose your network first and it’s Verizon, this is the closest you’ll get to a true mobile revolution for now.”
Kent German at CNET rated the LG Voyager 8.3 out of 10. CNET gave it CNET Editors Choice. He liked the cutting-edge design, keyboard and dynamic touchscreen. Other good factors were fast EV-DO, web browsing, bluetooth, GPS and great call quality. He disliked the quality of the photos, lack of Wi-Fi, clunkiness of touchscreen and jumping of the video. He calls the LG Voyager ” the best LG messaging and multimedia phone by far.” In the video he calls it “a really high-powered phone with a great design.”
Mike Wendland of NBC-TV admired the touch screen, and noted that the phone does a lot of things iPhone doesn’t such as the neat touch icons have vibration(haptical) touch, you can download music anywhere over the air, it works with the fast 3G EV-D0 network which will be a big part of its success. It has video and GPS turn by turn directions making it “really cool.” Wait there’s more—-a full QWERTY keyboard! He says it may be “perhaps, the iPhone killer.”
On November 15, we received a review unit of the LG Voyager. We took it over to be tested at our special-technophile coffee house and wrote up the results at New Review Verizon LG Voyager Coffee House Test Review.
Comparati has published an excellent comparison of the iPhone vs. LG Voyager with voting features noting all the stuff that the iPhone does not have which includes: removable battery, GPS, faster G3 network, 2nd internal screen, full QWERTY keyboard, multimedia messaging, upgradeable sd memory, mobile Tv, auto focus camera, camcorder, insurable, vibe touch, bluetooth printing, stereo bluetooth, bluetooth for dialup, bluetooth wireless sync, dual stereo speakers, text to speech, reinforced outer touch screen, voice dialing, comfort grip, voice recorder/conversation recorder, video/animated wallpaper, one touch speaker phone, dual display setting for self portraits, camera flash, 2.5 digital zoom, Third party support, and Calendar Data input, screen 240 x 400 and finally one comparison, points out a major selling factor for some, the LG Voyager “will get chicks.”
LG Voyager Specifications
- Large 2.81” External Touch Screen
- VibeTouch™ Technology for Tactile Feedback
- QWERTY Keyboard with Large, Widely?Spaced Keys
- Music Player for MP3, WMA, AAC, & AAC+
- Dual Speakers for Stereo Sound
- microSD™ Memory Port with up to 8GB Support
- Profiles: headset, hands?free, dial?up networking, advanced audio distribution (stereo), phone book access, object push for vCard and vCalendar, file transfer, human interface, basic imaging for sending/printing non?protected images to a compatible device & basic print.
- 2.0 Megapixel Autofocus Camera & Camcorder
- Camera Resolutions: 1600 x 1200 (default), 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240 Pixels
- Video Resolutions: 320 x 240, 176 x 144 (default) Pixels
- HTML Web Browsing with Touch Navigation
- V CAST Mobile TV*, Music and Video
- Text, Picture, Video Messaging & Mobile IM.
- Get It Now® Capable
- Mobile Email
- VZ Navigatorsm & Chaperone Parent
- One?Touch Speakerphone (via internal keyboard)
- USB Mass Storage ? transfer files between PC and phone - microSD™ card required
- Calculator, Calendar, Alarm Clock, Stop Watch, World Clock, Notepad, EZ tip Calculator
- Retractable TV Antenna for Enhanced TV Reception.
- Up to 1000 contacts with 5 entries per contact
- Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA
- Data Transmission: High?Speed EVDO
- Dimensions: 4.64” (H) x 2.12” (W) x 0.71” (D)
- Weight: 4.69 oz.
- Internal LCD: 262K Color TFT, 400 x 240 Pixels, 2.81”
- External LCD: 262K Color TFT, 400 x 240 Pixels, 2.81”
- Usage Time: Up to 240 Minutes OR
- Standby Time: Up to 480 Hours
- Hearing Aid Compatibility=M3
- SAR: Head ?0.765, Body ?0.893
- Handset Insurance Available
- 2.0 Megapixel Camera with Autofocus Camera & Camcorder
- microSD™ Memory Port, up to 8GB
- Dual Speakers for Stereo Sound
- Bluetooth® Capable*
- V CAST Mobile TV
- V CAST Music
- V CAST Video
- TTY Compatible
- Hearing Aid Compatibility = M3
For details on Hearing Aid Compatibility, see About Us — Accessibility.
- Meets FCC SAR limit. Manufacturer’s highest FCC reported SAR 0.710 at ear, 1.030 on body. Actual SAR may vary.
*The LG Voyager supports the Headset, Hands?free, Dial?Up Networking Advanced Audio Distribution (stereo). Object Push for vCard & vCalendar, File transfer, Basic Imaging for sending/printing non?protected images to a compatible device and basic printing. It does not support all Bluetooth object transfer (OBEX) profiles.
- Standard Li?Polymer Battery (950 mAh)
- Travel Charger
- USB Cable
- V CAST Music Manager CD
- User Guide
- Quick Reference Guide
- Quick Start Guide
- Nationwide Premium plan Capable
- V CAST - TV, Music and Video - download songs wirelessly and more
- VZ Navigatorsm with turn-by-turn directions
- Chaperonesm Parent
- Mobile Email
- Mobile IM