I have used both phones and like the LG better, better feel, camera, reception. My only downfall with is was no speakerphone. To me the tri-band was not an issue because I live in a major city and stay within digital coverage.
First of all, Verizon's Camera phone selection stinks!
I have about 10 days left before I have to make up my mind for which cell phone to get and my only choices are 8900 and 6000. I've read the reviews, but I have not found a clear consensus on the better phone as far as battery life and interface. I am trying out the 8900. It's alright, I don't like the external LCD because it flips from "verizon" to the time.
I really liked sprint's sanyo 8100. It had a picture LCD, better camera and better interface design. It's too bad their service is not quite as good up here.