LG VX6000 – One Month Later

(Well, more like 1 1/2 months…)

OK, so I’ve had an LG VX6000 camera phone for a while now. I use it daily as a cell phone, and almost as often as a camera and web browser. Here’s a list of pros and cons for anyone thinking of buying one.

Pro

  • Small and light-weight.
  • Clear reception.
  • Easy to use.
  • It’s great to always have a camera with you – you never know when you’ll need one.
  • MSN web portal has links to many useful sites.
  • Voice memo feature is handy, esp. if you’re forgetful like me.
  • Ringer can use polyphonic MIDI files and converted WAVs (via QCP format).

Con

  • Camera only stores 20 photos.
  • Photo quality is far from excellent.
    • Photo quality is fuzzy.
    • Strange “dark band” artifacts if insufficient light.
    • Hard to determine what the camera will auto-focus on, esp. if subject is far away.
  • Phone tends to drop connection a bit too often.
  • Lack of good PC software for contact list maintenance, photo xfer, etc.
  • No way to upload your own apps – everything must come from Verizon’s “Get It Now” service, and nothing is free.
  • Battery life is too short – needs recharging daily.
  • Stock poly ringers are OBNOXIOUS!

Overall I’d recommend this phone, but I’m sure something better will be out soon.

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Kevin Jarnot is a technologist who lives just South of Boston, MA. He is currently employed as Chief Technology Officer at DebtX, a financial services technology company based in Boston.
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0 Responses to LG VX6000 – One Month Later

  1. Reverend Jim says:

    I believe you can upload your own apps with the USB cable. And, I believe the cable (and most of the software) for the LG VX4400 will work with this phone. Software-wise, Bitpim and GAGIN should get you going, though, I speak only based on what I’ve read, as I’ve not tried it yet.

    I recently (2 days ago) bought this phone myself. I see that you’re using yours to upload blog photos (a MoBlog of sorts). I’m wondering if you’ve managed to find an application that will decode/play/convert/anything the .qcp (qcelp audio format) files the phone produces when recording voice? I’d like to be able to MoAudioBlog as well :).

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