New Verizon Lg vx6100 Replacment Cell Phone
DescriptionDate posted: 06-Dec-2013
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Once you open the clamshell, you're greeted by a vivid 56,000-color screen that measures inches diagonally. The display is both large and bright enough to comfortably view mobile versions of Yahoo and MSN, which makes checking Web-based e-mail easy and pleasant. You can also change the size and the color of the display font. An attractive mirrored frame surrounds the screen, and the earpiece is colored light blue. For navigating the user-friendly menus, the VX6100 provides two soft keys that open contacts and the main menu. The soft keys flank the five-way toggle, which offers one-click access to the speakerphone, the Get It Now home page, voicemail, and the wireless Web. You will also find the traditional Talk and End keys, a Clear key, and a dedicated button for starting the camera. All the buttons are well spaced. Oddly enough, their layout resembles that of many Samsung flip phones.
The blue-backlit keypad buttons on the VX6100 are slightly raised, which makes dialing by feel a cinch. On the left side of the handset are the headset jack, a volume rocker, and a dedicated button to activate the VX6100's many voice features. On the right side is a dedicated camera button.The LG VX6100 features a 499-contact phone book that holds five phone numbers, three e-mail addresses, and photo caller ID for each name. Contacts can be organized into caller groups and paired with a picture as well as any of 41 polyphonic and 5 monophonic ring tones. Other features include a vibrate mode, a four-minute voice memo, a notepad, a tip calculator, text and multimedia messaging, a WAP .0 wireless Web browser, a scheduler, an alarm clock, a calculator, and a world clock.
Considering its price, the VX6100 has fairly sophisticated voice capabilities. We were pleased with the quality of the integrated speakerphone. The handset also provides a function called Speaker-Independent Voice Recognition, which allows voice dialing and offers voice access to other features such as contacts and voicemail. We gave the feature a whirl, testing the voice-command features with male and female voices. We are pleased to say it worked flawlessly.
As the follow-up to Verizon's first camera phone, the VX6100 has a VGA camera (with a CMOS lens) that is one of its most notable features. It takes photos at three resolutions (640x480, 30x40, and 160x10), and you can choose from several quality settings and two shutter sounds, as well as a silent option. The phone has adjustable settings for white balance, brightness, and color, and it can take pictures with the flip closed. Other goodies include a 4X digital zoom, a multishot function, and a self-timer that can be set for 5 or 10 seconds. The image quality is on a par with that of other VGA camera phones, and while the pictures aren't great for printing, they're fine for casual snapshots. We were pleased that LG tripled the photo-storage capacity to 60 shots, but we lamented the lack of an infrared port. As a result, you must upload your pictures to Verizon's site or send them via a multimedia message.
You can personalize the mobile with a variety of banners, wallpaper, and theme colors. Additional ring tones and BREW-enabled games are available for download through Verizon's Get It Now service (no titles are included with the handset).Call quality with the LG VX6100 was great. We tested the trimode (CDMA 800/1900; AMPS 800) phone in San Francisco using Verizon Wireless service. Callers remarked that the signal was good and clear, and we had adequate volume and clarity on our end. The speakerphone also worked well, and you can activate it before placing a call.
Battery life was admirable. We managed 3.45 hours of talk time on a single charge, beating the rated talk time of 3 hours. For standby time, we got 8 days, compared to the promised time of 6.5 days. According to the FCC, the VX6100 has a digital SAR rating of 0.93 watts per kilogram.