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LG VX6100 or VX5200 on Verizon

I posted a question about Verizon Tri-mode phones (in San Francisco area) a while back and it seemed that fewer and fewer companies are making them. LG sounds like the best choice, the VX6100 in particular. However I need to purchase the phone just before I go up to our mountain cabin I can test its analog capabilities (April 1st is our next trip). It's is a 4 hour drive so it's not convenient to just buzz up there.

Unfortunately Verizon is no longer offering the VX6100, only it's replacement the VX5200. I can however still buy a new VX6100 direct from LG. After reading reviews, it sounds like the 6100 might be a bit better in everything except battery life.

Has anyone compared these two phones, especially in Analog mode? I don't have a problem buying the 5200 from the local Verizon dealer with the option of returning it if it doesn't work well at our cabin, but since I would have to buy the 6100 direct from LG over the internet, returning it would be more of a hassle.
Any thoughts appreciated

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Any thoughts on the VX5200?

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As far as voice quality, dropped calls, Analog performance?

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My wife had the 5200 and now has the 6100. The 6100 is clearly the better phone here. Battery life is not wonderful and call clarity is pretty much like othe offerings from LG, which is to say, mediocre. The keypad on the 5200 is virtually unusable and it's overall just a cheap design.

The pattern is now becoming clear, LG makes phones that are easier to use and navigate than the Motos but the Motos have it all over the LG's in call handling and call quality. Also LG screens are a lot more vibrant and clear than Moto screens.

For me call clarity/handling is everything so I think I'll stick with Moto's. I have a Razr V3m and will probably be getting my wife the same phone or it successor when she's due for a new phone.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks Psych Doc

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I remember you speaking highly of the 6100. Problem is that since it's an older model it is only available from a few places. I want something I can easily return if it doesn't work at the cabin, and for Verizon customers I'm limited to two Tri-Mode phones...the Motorola V325 and the LG VX5200. The Moto is probably more phone than I need or want to pay for.

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