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Prizefight: LG EnV Touch vs. Samsung Rogue

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Prizefight: LG EnV Touch vs. Samsung Rogue

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Two of the top QWERTY cell phones on Verizon face off in a nail-biting Prizefight.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:07 [ Background music] >> Brian Tong: What's up Prizefight fans I'm Brian Tong and we have a battle between 2 touch screen QWERTY cell phones. In this week's Prizefight it's a faceoff between 2 of Verizon's standout phones it's the LG Envy Touch versus the Samsung Rouge. Our judges for this fight are Senior Editor Kent German, Associate Editor Nicole Lee and myself. We'll take all 3 judges scores and average them out to the nearest 10th each round, the final Prizefight score will be an average of all rounds using the same decimal system. We're going 5 rounds deep first round [bell] is the sexy. LGs Envy Touch has a dual flip screen design with a standout display but its shape is a little blocky. The Samsung Rogue has a slide out keyboard design. It might be a tad bit bulkier but its rounded corners and stellar AMOLED display make the difference [bell]. The Rogue takes this round with a 4 and the Envy Touch gets a 3. Next round is [bell] keyboard and navigation. The Envy Touches flip design offers a larger area for typing with a roomy design and dedicated nav pad. Its menus are organized by customizing the home screen can get messy. I like the Rogues OS which has a snappier feel to it, it uses the Touch Wiz interface and its home screen can get pretty messy with widgets as well. Its keyboard is also easy to use but it's a little more cramped. The roomy space of the Envy Touch makes a difference [bell] LG takes this round with a 4 and the Rogue gets a 3.3. After averaging 2 rounds the Rogue leads by 2 tenths of a point the next round is features [bell]. >> Both phones pretty much have the same feature set with 3G, Bluetooth, and GPS with a VZ navigator. There's no Wi-Fi on either phone but you'll have full email support for personal and corporate mail and the paid option to get digital voicemail. The Rogue has the ability to view your media with a file browser but it's not enough to give it the edge [bell]. We're calling this round even at 4. Next up is multimedia and web. [bell] The Envy Touch has the slight edge with the better 3.2 megapixel camera. I lean towards the Rogue because I felt its video quality was slightly better. Streaming over the VCAST services was the same with acceptable image quality but out of synch audio on both phones. Both phones use the same HTML browser. It does the job but it's still way behind other smartphones [bell]. This one was close but the Envy touch gets the edge with a 4 and the Rogue gets a 3.7. So up to 4 rounds we're tied at 3.8. The final round that decides it all [bell] is call quality. Verizon has a reputation for the best sounding network and both phones benefit from it. Conversations were clear on both sides of the line and sound quality was very natural. The most impressive feat was that the sound quality was equally good on both phones. All the judges agree here and we're handing out 5s to both phones. So let's average out the scores and you guess that we're stuck in a dead heat tied at 4 points apiece. So we're going to have to go back and score this by 100ths of a point and in another classic Prizefight where both phones should be proud the LG Envy just edges out the Samsung Rogue 4 to 3.99 winning by just 100th of a point and is your [bell] Prizefight winner. I'm Brian Tong thanks for watching. We'll catch you guys next time on another Prizefight. ^M00:03:17 [ Music ]

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