Specs summary

Screen
2.4"

The LG Keybo / enV(2) 's screen is 2.4 inches with 320 x 240 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
63 MB

Internal memory is 63 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
950mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 950 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 22.5 days standby time, 320 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).



Reviews summary

5.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 180 reviews

The enV 2 (aka Keybo or VX9100) doesn’t look at all like its prior incarnation. Its smaller, thinner (4” x 2.13” x .65”) and 30 percent lighter. Aside from the cosmetic changes however, the enV 2 is almost identical to the original.

Closed, the face looks a bit strange, with a small rectangular screen at the top which looks squeezed, and the remaining exterior dominated by the keypad. Between the screen and alphanumeric keypad is a dedicated music button, “send”, “end” and “clear” buttons and just above the middle an “okay” button flanked on top and bottom with arrow keys. The black exterior is trimmed in a snazzy faux chrome.

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Interestingly, the small external screen does have the benefit of providing a much roomier keypad than its former edition, despite being an overall smaller phone.

The enV2 opens lengthwise to reveal a thoughtful full Qwerty keyboard with small but easy-to-use buttons and a good use of color to distinguish which keys perform additional functions. The internal display is flanked on either side with speakers which, if used in speakerphone mode, produces a surprisingly good quality sound for listening to music.

Other than the fairly dramatic physical makeover, the enV2 retains most of the features of its href="/cell-phones/lg-env/">predecessor the enV. You get a 2MP camera (with the external screen acting as a roomy view finder), Bluetooth, 1000 entry phone book with considerable customizable options, and internal 2.4 inch 240 x 320 pixel display, an MP3 player and video recorder.

Of course, the enV(2) includes all entry level features too, including speakerphone, alarm, calendar and voice recorder.

The enV 2 is an excellent choice for someone who wants very good call quality and enjoys texting, taking pictures and surfing the internet.


Reviews (5.9/10 Avg. rating)


Wired

The handset featured a spacious keyboard, and a slew of nifty features packed inside

from Wired

Where to begin? Apparently some folks liked the first enV-nothing wrong with that. Hideous, but comfortable to hold, the handset featured a spacious keyboard, and a slew of nifty features packed inside. The enV2 is apparently the end result of spilling coffee on a stack of consumer satisfaction surveys. It's a lighter, slimmer package, but a botched facelift leaves it with all the style of that TI-36 you ditched back in high school. Easy to dial, but with the half-inch tall screen on the front, the enV2 isn't really good for much else. Thankfully once you open it up there's the full QWERTY keyboard-not as wide at the original, but the keys are evenly spaced so it's still great for messaging. There's a 2 megapixel camera, but even if you have figured out how to comfortably hold an altoid-can-clamshell without blocking the much smaller lens with your fingers, pics and video turn out pretty grainy. Where to end? Do yourself a favor, if confronted with the choice of purchasing an enV2 think long and hard about it. After all, you're stuck with this device for two years.

WIRED Bluetooth. Vibrant interior screen. External microSD slot. Stereo speakers.

TIRED VZ Navigator (Pay me!), IMs as SMS (Pay me!), POP email (Pay me!) and the walled garden web "browser" (Pay me!) will jack up that monthly bill. No Wi-fi.

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Where to begin? Apparently some folks liked the first enV-nothing wrong with that. Hideous, but comfortable to hold, the handset featured a spacious keyboard, and a slew of nifty features packed inside. The enV2 is apparently the end result of spilling coffee on a stack of consumer satisfaction surveys. It's a lighter, slimmer package, but a botched facelift leaves it with all the style of that TI-36 you ditched back in high school. Easy to dial, but with the half-inch tall screen on the front, the enV2 isn't really good for much else. Thankfully once you open it up there's the full QWERTY keyboard-not as wide at the original, but the keys are evenly spaced so it's still great for messaging. There's a 2 megapixel camera, but even if you have figured out how to comfortably hold an altoid-can-clamshell without blocking the much smaller lens with your fingers, pics and video turn out pretty grainy. Where to end? Do yourself a favor, if confronted with the choice of purchasing an enV2 think long and hard about it. After all, you're stuck with this device for two years.

WIRED Bluetooth. Vibrant interior screen. External microSD slot. Stereo speakers.

TIRED VZ Navigator (Pay me!), IMs as SMS (Pay me!), POP email (Pay me!) and the walled garden web "browser" (Pay me!) will jack up that monthly bill. No Wi-fi.

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Can't wait to get rid of this when my contract is up ...

The first phone I've ever owned and I've had it for over two years now ... quite frankly, I've gotten sick and tired of it. PROS: the pink one looks nice, background for both screens can be customized, photos can be edited (to a limited extent), includes Bluetooth CONS: SD card is REQUIRED to transfe...More
The first phone I've ever owned and I've had it for over two years now ... quite frankly, I've gotten sick and tired of it. PROS: the pink one looks nice, background for both screens can be customized, photos can be edited (to a limited extent), includes Bluetooth CONS: SD card is REQUIRED to transfer photos to/from your computer, ringtones cannot be customized unless you buy them from the Telus store yourself (and the default ones provided are terrible ... except for 14, maybe), glitches - should you ever encounter them - are usually permanent (i.e., drafts box is always full and attempting to delete them only results in Error 2), many of the built in functions are impractical because they cannot be accessed from the exterior screen, phone constantly turns off by itself. Overall, it's a nice phone if you're only going to use it for the most basic of functions, but otherwise don't bother. Do what I should've done and get an iPhone instead, LOL. Less
I've used this phone for about two years. Pros: Great keyboard - the keys are spaced out well! It's great for texting. Also, it looks great when you flip it open. Menu, etc. look really good. Cons: It looks ugly from the outside. The phone can turn on by itself or dial/call someone - that can be anno...More
I've used this phone for about two years. Pros: Great keyboard - the keys are spaced out well! It's great for texting. Also, it looks great when you flip it open. Menu, etc. look really good. Cons: It looks ugly from the outside. The phone can turn on by itself or dial/call someone - that can be annoying. Finally, as of late, I have not been able to send/receive text messages. Less

Absolutely no problems after 3 years of use ...

This phone gets heavy use and abuse. Used for flicks, pics (when no better camera is available), bluetooth connectivity, web browsing, note taking, calls, music, text messages (big time), gets heated over engines, frozen in winters, tossed into nap sac pouches, sat on, etc, etc. Call quality is excel...More
This phone gets heavy use and abuse. Used for flicks, pics (when no better camera is available), bluetooth connectivity, web browsing, note taking, calls, music, text messages (big time), gets heated over engines, frozen in winters, tossed into nap sac pouches, sat on, etc, etc. Call quality is excellent, data connectivity superb, all buttons work still, and original battery goes for days between charges. The firmware was upgraded in the first months of use, and I've loaded many programs in this baby, including the latest supported version of Opera. Opera runs very well on this 3G CDMA phone. Maybe I got lucky, but my experience for this "dumb phone" has been excellent. My biggest complaint: The inbox depth for text messages is too shallow (50 messages). The outbox is over 1000. Less

I detest this phone because.....

I originally had the LG Keybo 1 (in red/pink) and just after the 1 year warranty period was up, the screen that opens with the keyboard wouldn't work. I took it back and was told it would be at "least" $170 just to get it fixed. I figured it was cheaper to buy a new phone, so I bought the LG Keybo 2...More
I originally had the LG Keybo 1 (in red/pink) and just after the 1 year warranty period was up, the screen that opens with the keyboard wouldn't work. I took it back and was told it would be at "least" $170 just to get it fixed. I figured it was cheaper to buy a new phone, so I bought the LG Keybo 2 (in black) and now it's just past the 1 year mark again and it randomly shuts off for no reason. I put it down lightly and it shuts off! I've had enough with the LG's! I'm calling my phone provider tomorrow to put in a complaint and am going to go with ANYTHING but a LG! Less
Had nothing but troubles. Won't send decent text messaging without turning off. Can't send pictures to anyone or email. Turns off for no apparent reason.

Don't buy this phone.

I've had this phone for almost a year now, and I don't like it at all. At first I was happy with it because I dropped it in the bathtub yet it still worked after. But then my memory card slot wouldn't work, so I couldn't save that many pictures/ music files. The usb port won't let me drag music to my p...More
I've had this phone for almost a year now, and I don't like it at all. At first I was happy with it because I dropped it in the bathtub yet it still worked after. But then my memory card slot wouldn't work, so I couldn't save that many pictures/ music files. The usb port won't let me drag music to my phone. It glitches a LOT! I can't save drafts when I'm texting because for some reason my drafts inbox is always full and when I try to open one it says "Error 2".. I can't use the front keypad, only a few numbers work. It splits really long text messages into like 20 parts. I drop my phone a lot, and the edges are really beat up and sratch easily. If your like me do not get this phone. Less

You drop a cell phone in the tub and then complain that components won't work properly?

hate this phone.

This phone was horrible for me. I doesn't last very long i've had it for a year and 9 months, give or take.. & its already broken.. if you drop it, and are clumsy with it the hinge to open and close it will break off like mine did.. The front screen started to mess up, at first it was scratched on the...More
This phone was horrible for me. I doesn't last very long i've had it for a year and 9 months, give or take.. & its already broken.. if you drop it, and are clumsy with it the hinge to open and close it will break off like mine did.. The front screen started to mess up, at first it was scratched on the inside but now its completely black and wont show anything... the whole front keypad doesnt work.. and just today it broke even more. The phone turns on but BOTH screens are black so you cant see a thing. Not worth your money at all! Blackberry here i come! Less

PEICE OF CRAP

I had the phone for a long time and it never really worked. it randomly shuts down and now it wont even turn on unless its plugged in.

This phone is good

I used to have one and it worked fine but then acted kind of weird after a while. it would automaticly delete all of my messeges if i had them for longer than a week and would pocket dial a lot but i never had a problem with any calls but the internet would act wierd from time to time. never the less i...More
I used to have one and it worked fine but then acted kind of weird after a while. it would automaticly delete all of my messeges if i had them for longer than a week and would pocket dial a lot but i never had a problem with any calls but the internet would act wierd from time to time. never the less if you like a durable phone that works well you should get it Less

CRAP

I have had this phone since may and have had it replaced 3 times. and sent in 2 times. It will freeze, shut off, drop calls in VERY GOOD service areas, and delete messages as you read them as they come into your inbox. I advice you do not buy this phone.



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 31, 2008
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 63 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.34 W/kg
Body: 1.27 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 950 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 320 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 22.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.2 x 5.4 x 1.7 cm (4 x 2.1 x 0.7 in)
Weight 120 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 160 x 64 pixels, 1.45 inches, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric, QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
10x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG Keybo, enV2, VX-9100

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