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First Look: The LG Envoy II is a simple flip phone from US Cellular

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First Look: The LG Envoy II is a simple flip phone from US Cellular

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The Envoy II is a clamshell handset with a 1.3-megapixel camera, a 2.2-inch screen, and an external display.

Hello, everybody. It's Lynn La from CNET, and today, we're going to check out the LG Envoy II from US Cellular. Now, as you can see, this is a very, very simple feature device that's geared towards users who aren't looking for a high-tech Smartphone. Outside, you'll get a small monochrome display, about an inch across that shows info like the time, date, and battery status. Once you open it up, you'll see a 2.2-inch display that has a 176x220 pixel resolution. The phone has a very simple interface and you can customize your menu page here to show different applications and features. The keypad is generously spaced and really flushed with the surface. You get a lot of shortcut buttons including one for the camera, speaker phone, and alarm clock. Now, due to the placement of the voice command key, however, I oftentimes find myself pressing that button when I really want to press the end or quick key. So be mindful of that. The handset has a 1.3-megapixel camera that doesn't have a flash or record video. It runs on a 950 milliampere hour battery and has a reported talk-time of five hours. Currently, the handset is going for about $70 with a two-year contract, but oddly enough, US Cellular is also offering it prepaid for about $20 less too. Again, I'm Lynn and this has been the LG Envoy II from US Cellular.

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