The Good The LG Octane is a simple messaging phone with EV-DO, a 3.2-megapixel camera, GPS, and more. It has a great keyboard, dual displays, and an external number keypad.
The Bad The LG Octane is a bit bulky, and it doesn't have a 3.5mm headset jack.
The Bottom Line The LG Octane is a great messaging phone for Verizon Wireless.
LG Octane (Verizon Wireless)
The LG Octane might as well be dubbed the LG EnV4, as it looks almost like a successor to the LG EnV series of messaging phones for Verizon Wireless. Sure the design is a little different, but the overall form factor is the same--it has dual displays, a number keypad, and a flip-out keyboard. The features are pretty similar too; they include a 3.2-megapixel camera, EV-DO, a music player with V Cast Music, an HTML Web browser, and GPS. The LG Octane is available for $99.99 after a $50 rebate and a new two-year agreement.
As mentioned above, the LG Octane looks a little like a fattened-up LG EnV3. At 4.21 inches long by 2.16 inches wide by 0.63 inch thick, the Octane is much rounder and thicker than the EnV messaging phone. With a silver chrome border and a reflective display, it's also much shinier--so much so that you can use the front surface as a mirror. Weighing in at 4.5 ounces, the Octane looks and feels like a thick and hefty candy bar phone, but of course it's only that thick because of the flip-out keyboard underneath.
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