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 Micronotes, an AI-driven conversation-marketing company based in Boston, MA.
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