- PhoneArena Team , PhoneArena
The only thing we seem to like about the LG Octane is the updated exterior styling and the larger front display.
Reviews (5.8/10 Avg. rating)
It is not a suitable replacement for the enV3 due to the call volume fluctuation and echo issues that it exhibited with phone calls
Overall, the LG Octane is not a suitable replacement for the enV3 due to the call volume fluctuation and echo issues that it exhibited with phone calls. Because of this, we really can’t recommend the Octane for people who would use it for a lot of calls, but if you are the type of person who only place or receive calls on occasion, you might be OK with it (we would suggest that you try it out first). But in the other areas, the Octane still isn’t as good as the enV3, such as the one-piece membrane QWERTY keyboard, lower volume music player, and camera images not looking as good.... Full review
The LG Octane will be best for those who primarily focus on voice and text messages for communication
The LG Octane is yet another solid piece of hardware that is shackled by crummy Verizon Wireless software. The biggest improvements here include the larger external display, which offers more functionality than before. The Octane also has a great feel in the hand, solid button performance all around, and excellent battery life.
Where the Octane suffers most is in the media performance department. The music software is downright awful, and the lack of support for 3.5mm headphones says loud and clear that LG doesn't expect people to use it as an MP3 player replacement. Wo... Full review
Octane is a "Dumb Phone"
Pro: Battery life, keyboard Con: cannot use tools from front keypad, you cannot use the calculator from the numerical keypad, you have to use the Querty keyboard. Using experience: 6 months There are little things that are very anoying, like even if you see the call that you missed and call back, you have to open it in the "missed" list or the icon does not go away.Less