Specs summary

Screen
3"

The LG Versa's screen is 3 inches with 240 x 480 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
310 MB

Internal memory is 310 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1100mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1100 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 18 days standby time, 290 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


Reviews (7.1/10 Avg. rating)


MobileBurn

It is hard to find too many flaws with the Versa

from MobileBurn

Overall, how impressed one is with the LG Versa will have much to do with the individual's style tastes and personal needs. For me, I actually like the faux leather cover that is part of the QWERTY keyboard module, and I found that its balance was quite good. Some people that have been shown the phone, particularly women, have been less impressed.

In terms of capabilities, though, it is hard to find too many flaws with the Versa. We'd certainly prefer more consistent and speedy performance from the web browser, but otherwise we were pretty impressed with the phone's abilities. With that in mind, the LG Versa receives a "Highly Recommended" rating from MobileBurn....

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Overall, how impressed one is with the LG Versa will have much to do with the individual's style tastes and personal needs. For me, I actually like the faux leather cover that is part of the QWERTY keyboard module, and I found that its balance was quite good. Some people that have been shown the phone, particularly women, have been less impressed.

In terms of capabilities, though, it is hard to find too many flaws with the Versa. We'd certainly prefer more consistent and speedy performance from the web browser, but otherwise we were pretty impressed with the phone's abilities. With that in mind, the LG Versa receives a "Highly Recommended" rating from MobileBurn.

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Amazon

Great Software for a multimedia phone Like it!

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This is a neat phone. Wish it had a bigger screen. Makes it very easy to get to contacts and has neat short cuts. Light weight. Has a full touch screen keyboard. You can turn it 3 ways to use. Good battery life. Has touch lock. Love the software and has nice wallpaper to choose from. Sound qualit...More
This is a neat phone. Wish it had a bigger screen. Makes it very easy to get to contacts and has neat short cuts. Light weight. Has a full touch screen keyboard. You can turn it 3 ways to use. Good battery life. Has touch lock. Love the software and has nice wallpaper to choose from. Sound quality pretty good. Loud enough and others are clear. The extra keyboard you can attach may not be so user friendly but without it --May not be so easy for those text addicted. I only text maybe 20 times a week so for me it isn't that big a deal but for calling and light texting it works for me. Most definite be sure to have protection for it. Screen easy to scratch. I have had a lot of phones this is my favorite than the voyager both by LG. Less
Amazon

Awful

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The worst phone I have ever had the misfortune to have. The screen freezes constantly, the battery stops working after a while, the calls don't get received. I had to get this phone replaced four times. Finally, I am getting a new one. Really, Verizon does not have a great selection of phones that aren't smartphones.
The worst phone I have ever had the misfortune to have. The screen freezes constantly, the battery stops working after a while, the calls don't get received. I had to get this phone replaced four times. Finally, I am getting a new one. Really, Verizon does not have a great selection of phones that aren't smartphones. Less

FREEZE FRAME!!!! Don't get this phone!

If you love freezing, then you'll love the Versa! I wish I read the reviews before I bought it :( They are not kidding when they say this phone freezes...however, mine only freezes when I try to go on YouTube to watch a video or any kind of streaming media. It doesn't do it all the time, but it does...More
If you love freezing, then you'll love the Versa! I wish I read the reviews before I bought it :( They are not kidding when they say this phone freezes...however, mine only freezes when I try to go on YouTube to watch a video or any kind of streaming media. It doesn't do it all the time, but it does do it more often than not. It's frustrating! Because once the screen freezes, you can't do ANYTHING, you can't even shut the phone down or cancel or whatever....you literally have to take the battery out and reboot the whole thing; it really is a big pain in the arse. But, other than that, it's a pretty decent phone for web browsing :) Less
Amazon

LG VERSA review

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I got this phone couple of days ago, I believe that verizon wireless originally provided the detachable keyboard before lowering their price to 49.99 w/2 year contract. Please correct me if I'm wrong. 1. I would have to say that the keyboard isn't at all necessary but it would have been nice if LG im...More
I got this phone couple of days ago, I believe that verizon wireless originally provided the detachable keyboard before lowering their price to 49.99 w/2 year contract. Please correct me if I'm wrong. 1. I would have to say that the keyboard isn't at all necessary but it would have been nice if LG improved their detachable keyboard design (because it looks very outdated and ugly) and if they still provided the detachment altogether in one package. If they did provide the keyboard with improved design, it would have given VERSA a nice edge compared to other touch phones out there on the market. 2. The LG Versa comes with a "home screen" and 3 other "revolving" screens (media, favorites and shortcuts). I rather find them annoying because you have to constantly scroll through them while you can just touch one of the 4 bottom options and get to each applications without hassle. The phone itself is already navigable so it was completely unnecessary to create them except "favorites" I do actually think it's quite nice to have that since it makes it easier to call people rather than constantly having to scroll through phone book in order to make a call. Last but not least, it would have been nicer to be able to add the "inbox" icon to the favorites rather than an "create a new message" icon. 3. Like others have mentioned before, it's unacceptable that the LG versa has a 2.5 mm jack instead of the standard 3.5mm. That is a very bad move on LG's part. LG VERSA seems to be designed to serve as a "media phone" however the audio jack defeats its original purpose. 4. The phone itself has a very simple design which is a plus for those who want a simple yet sophisticated touch phone. It doesn't look as bulky compared to other verizon phones. 5. The lock button on top is also quite hassle some, it would have been nice if it were on the left side instead of the top since all the other controls are already there. One can also get easily confused with the cover unlock side bar with the lock button since LG phones previously had an Unlock/Lock sidebar instead of the the lock button you see on LG VERSA. 6. The handwriting recognition is also unncessary, since the phone doesn't come with a stylus. It would have been nice if they came with the phone as well. 7. 2.0 MP is kinda disappointing since there are many other touch phones that has a higher MP. There is also a delay when taking the picture, the lag is about 2-3 seconds which also make it very difficult to take pictures. Instead of having to touch the screen to take a picture (you kinda have to guess where it might be), it would have been nice to just have the "send" button to serve as the same function. One can't really tell where the "take" button is when taking self portraits. 8. Overall, LG Versa is an affordable touch phone with easy navigation. Less
Amazon

This is not an iPhone

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I traded in my Verizon LG ENV2 on this phone in the hopes that I would get most of the benefits of an iPhone, such as, music, virtual keyboard, scrolling, etc. Well what a disappointment! It does play music once I added my 8GB SanDisk micro chip from the ENV2. It has decent controls but does not displ...More
I traded in my Verizon LG ENV2 on this phone in the hopes that I would get most of the benefits of an iPhone, such as, music, virtual keyboard, scrolling, etc. Well what a disappointment! It does play music once I added my 8GB SanDisk micro chip from the ENV2. It has decent controls but does not display the artist or album name so it is difficult to identify songs or make playlists. It also skips and stutters a lot. Sometimes it starts to echo and the only way to stop it is to go to the next song -- quite annoying. Also, each time I turn on my Sony wireless headphones, I have to re-connect the phones since they revert back to mono for some reason. The ENV2 did not do this. The "touch" controls are lousy. I have to hit the desired key often 2 or 3 times to get it to work. It works better if I use my fingernail to touch the virtual icons and keys. Scrolling is also terrible. I am still, after 3 months, unable to scroll through my photos. I even went back to Verizon for assistance. The sales person could get it to scroll some of the time. I cannot use the supplied USB cable to connect to my computer to download songs or photos. I have to connect the chip directly to the computer. I tried three different computers and none of them connected, the system just does not recognize the USB cable. "Plane Mode" does not work. If you use "Plane Mode" then the wireless headphones do not work at all - so what good is it? Battery life is poor, just a few hours if you play music, longer for regular phone conversations. On the positive side - it is not as expensive as an iPhone, ($129) so I guess that is some consolation. It has a smaller footprint and is a bit lighter. It's not bad looking, being chrome and black. The phone sounds clear and loud. The speaker phone works well - if - you turn the phone around and talk using the back side of the phone. The 2MB camera is just okay and has a built in flash. Also positive, it will accept a 16GB Music chip, which increases storage capacity to about 4000 songs. You can add an external "real" keyboard, and if you are into texting, I would highly recommend that upgrade. The supplied software is ok. I am not sure if it can be upgraded. My recommendation - Just turn and walk away, there are much better phones out there so keep looking. Less
Amazon

Awesome Phone

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Okay, I've had this phone for a little over a month now, and have very few complaints. It isn't the most user friendly phone at first, whenever I have friends use it it seems to take them a while to figure it out. Personally, I have no problems using it, it only took me a few days to totally get the ha...More
Okay, I've had this phone for a little over a month now, and have very few complaints. It isn't the most user friendly phone at first, whenever I have friends use it it seems to take them a while to figure it out. Personally, I have no problems using it, it only took me a few days to totally get the hang of the touch screen and figure out everything it can do. The touch screen is very responsive, I rarely end up clicking on things I don't want to. The software on the phone is unbelievable and I totally love it. *Camera* The camera on the phone is decent, it takes better pictures outside, but inside ones are just okay. Nothing to get to excited about. I'm not sure why they put a 2 megapixel camera on it, but its not a big downside. The Speakers on the phone are actually pretty good. Once you get music on it, it plays it pretty nice and loud. As far as the headphones go, I'm sure everyone has figured out by now that its not a 3.5 mm jack. I haven't had the right kind of headphones to try it out. *Texting* Texting on this phone is awesome, the phone is a lot uglier with the attachable keypad, but its worth the trade off. The keypad is extremely thin, and it is really easy to text with. The fact that the keypad is so much smaller than the phone doesn't seem to be an issue. I only tried texting without the keypad a few times, it was pretty slow trying to find the right buttons because the on screen keypad is pretty small and its easy to hit wrong buttons on that. I'm sure if it was important you could get used to it though. *Technical Issues* I have only experienced one issue with my phone, it just randomly turned off, but it wasn't a big deal. I haven't had the problem that others have, when the miss a call and their phones freeze. So if that is something keeping you from buying the phone I would say go ahead and try it. *Screen* The screen is pretty bright in the dark, I've had it for a month and have managed to not scratch it, so has long as your careful you should be fine. In the sunlight sometimes it can be almost impossible to read the screen though, so that is another issue *Battery* The battery on the phone is decent, it really depends what your using for phone for. You can make it a few days if you just use it for calls and light texting, but if you use it a lot for music and texting the battery will die pretty quick. I picked up a car charger for $20 and since I'm in my car a lot I don't have a of of battery issues. *Overall* Overall I like this phone a lot, I've dropped it a few times and it seems pretty durable. I love the touch screen, also I received tons of compliments on my phone. It is a little weird trying to dial while driving, but the voice commands actually work pretty good. I would recommend this phone to people, if your not a really technical person that gets excited about the touch screen, maybe not. But if your somewhat interested in a technical phone than you will enjoy this one. For $100 in my opinion you can't get a better phone and recommend it. Less
Amazon

Great Phone - bad battery life

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I was looking at touch screen phones with a QWERTY keyboard, and after all my research I decided on the Versa. My wife got the LG Dare. Overall its a great phone, the touch screen is very responsive, and of course the attachable keyboard is great. Only thing I was not very impressed with, which othe...More
I was looking at touch screen phones with a QWERTY keyboard, and after all my research I decided on the Versa. My wife got the LG Dare. Overall its a great phone, the touch screen is very responsive, and of course the attachable keyboard is great. Only thing I was not very impressed with, which others users from various review websites have noted with is the battery life. I dont use the internet, I mainly use the phone for texting. With an average of about 5 texts a day and I've had to charge the phone every other day. I believe this is because the detachable keyboard lights up when attached to the phone and this drains the battery life. I'm sure without the keyboard the battery life would be much better. Again besides the batter life, this is a great phone. If your debating between the Dare and Versa, I would say go for the Versa. (The Dare does have a much better camera). Less
Amazon

A really good phone from Verizon

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I love the features, the screen, the keyboard, closing the keyboard and it auto locks, the cube effect between screens, good calendar, calculator, tip calculator, world clock, etc. It multi-tasks so I can listen to music while doing almost everything. If I make a call or use the navigator the music s...More
I love the features, the screen, the keyboard, closing the keyboard and it auto locks, the cube effect between screens, good calendar, calculator, tip calculator, world clock, etc. It multi-tasks so I can listen to music while doing almost everything. If I make a call or use the navigator the music stops. When I exit the app the music starts where it left off. I can text and do most other functions and the music plays in the background. When the music is playing it puts a ribbon across the top which blocks some of the icons under it but you can move the icons to get them out of the way. When you receive a text the music stops and while reading the text the music does not continue until the text screen is exited. Seems like that is something that should be fixed. The voice commands do not seem to work very well except for using it to make calls. I could not get the right song to play and when I said goto navigator every time it goes to the calculator. The internet browser works as expected for a phone. I would like to have seen a floating magnifier. You have to do 2 clicks and a slide to magnify the entire page and then rub the screen until the part of the page desired is shown. This works fine but seems like fewer clicks could be designed. The navigator is the typical VZNavigator with its inherited cut-down features compared to a real gps. It depends on a Verizon network connections for maps but has a good gps for location tracking. I have 30 days free then I will activate the subscription for a month when traveling. The user interface was very well thought out. There are a lot of features and shortcuts. I love the way you can locate a contact quickly. The favorites screen for adding contacts is very convenient. I wish the media screen allowed a play list to be added to it or an album. The camera has a flash and they cut back a bit from the Dare as it is 2mp instead of 3mp. What is a phone camera for anyway? It is unlikely you will win the photography Pulitzer award with a phone camera but then again who knows. I use my camera to take photos of faces for my contacts and that is pretty much it. There are plenty of features with the camera including a panoramic mode that allows you to take 3 shots to form a panoramic view. It shows you the right edge of the previous shot so you can align the next shot. Now if the world would just hold still long enough to get the next shot. The focus to shot time is really long at about 2-3 seconds and the lens is way to slow for an action shot. You can turn the autofocus off, there is a timer, auto save on/off, face detection, spot or average focus, 3 shutter sounds or no shutter sound, white balance, change resolution. The video works well for a phone camera. The speaker is loud but only a mono speaker. The bluetooth works perfectly. The rings are very loud and a lot to choose from. You can easily add your own ring tones with the USB Mass Storage mode on a Mac, Linux, or ... what was that other abstract operating system out there? WinDose or something like that. You will not make a fashion statement with this phone as the case is mud ugly. The nice thing is that it protects the phone. Sure would have been nice if they had provided a place for the included stylus. I guess that stylus was an afterthought. The contacts are always available. The contact program is a bit light as it does not have the ability to put the address in. That would be really handy and especially if it was linked to the navigator. The keyboard is just awesome. It has plenty of room for big fingers and all the standard symbols are available right on the keyboard. The reception seems to be very good. I noticed that I am getting 1 to 2 bars more than with the Glyde and about the same as the Krave. There is no software included. It seems that there are issues with the drivers working with Verizon's Rhapsody program. I hope the get this fixed soon. For now you can access your memory card by putting the phone is USB Mass Storage mode. There is no such thing as a perfect phone but this one is worth the extra money. Have you noticed that the ones that are cheap are the ones that everyone is having problems with? You can get a Glyde online for 50 dollars. The new Glyde with the resistive screen may be worth the 50 dollars if you really only want to talk on the phone and do not care about the other features. Then the other features become a bonus. If you want a phone that you can talk on and actually use for music, browsing, quick texting, and limited navigation then the Versa seems to be a good choice. Less
Amazon

Good phone but screen freezes up

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I exchanged my phone for a new one twice and still have a problem with the screen freezing up when i don't respond to a missed call or a missed txt right away. I thought it was the phone itself but judging from other peoples reviews, it seems that the phones software may have a bug. Does anyone know...More
I exchanged my phone for a new one twice and still have a problem with the screen freezing up when i don't respond to a missed call or a missed txt right away. I thought it was the phone itself but judging from other peoples reviews, it seems that the phones software may have a bug. Does anyone know of a patch or update? Once the screen freezes, the LCD stays on and drains your batteries which eventually powers out within a few hours. Other than this issue, phone is great. Less
Amazon

Great phone with a freezing screen

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I'm going through a 3rd Versa right now. After getting a missed call, and not getting to it right away, the touch screen freezes. The battery has to be taken out and put back in to get the phone back to working mode. Despite all that I really like the phone and that's why I kept going back to Verizo...More
I'm going through a 3rd Versa right now. After getting a missed call, and not getting to it right away, the touch screen freezes. The battery has to be taken out and put back in to get the phone back to working mode. Despite all that I really like the phone and that's why I kept going back to Verizon to exchange for the new one, thinking that it just could be this phone. My 3rd exchange was yesterday and just one day later, the phone froze again after a missed call. My patience has ended at this point, hope you're more lucky if you're getting this phone. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 1, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 310 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.38 W/kg
Body: 0.76 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1100 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 290 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black with silver accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.6 x 5.3 x 1.4 cm (4.2 x 2.1 x 0.6 in)
Weight 108 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 240 x 480 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Screensavers
Themes Yes
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 Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 POP3, IMAP, SMTP
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, AVRCP, 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 16 GB)
PC Synchronization No
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
Yes
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Face detection, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), up to 60 minutes
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC+, 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 3.5mm
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 Yes
Timer Yes
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 VX9600, LG VX-9600

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