Opinion Piece Author: Kris Russo, NBC25 Account Executive
Are you ready to take the plunge into the world of Droid, but are overwhelmed with what to look for in a phone to make sure it is a perfect fit? This may be the phone for you!
Verizon Wireless LG Enact has all the same features of its more expensive rivals. When looking at the phone it has buttons on the bottom of the devise that are used for Menu (Apps), Home, Back, and Search. This phone is great for someone who is looking to dive into the world of droid, it is not 100% stock Droid OS like Motorola is, LG has included its own spin on the OS that helps make it more user friendly and great for the beginner, this includes a â??starter modeâ?? that is available to help ease in a newbie!
The clarity of the phone is good. This phone is slightly on the thick side, but that is because it includes a full slide out keyboard, to help make the switch to a full touchscreen keyboard easier to do.
The Verizon Wireless LG Enact is powered by a 1.2GHz processor. It does have 8GB of RAM/ROM but the actual formatted capacity is less, but it can take up to a 64 microSD card.
Thereâ??s a power/sleep button on the right side. On the right side at the top is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top. On the left side is the volume rocker, and just below that, approximately half way down is the plug.
The Verizon Wireless LG Enact screen is a 4 â??inch WVGA display, 800 x 400, wrapped in Gorilla Glass. The screen is smaller than most devices around now but it is very nice for the Droid 101 person!
The camera is a 5 megapixel on the rear of the devise that includes a LED flash. The camera 1080p recording capabilities and a VGA front-facing camera it makes it simple to take pictures as well as video chat with your friends.
It took nice pictures in natural light. It also has some great camera features that the more expensive devices offer.
- this feature lets you capture a picture by saying cheese and not actually touching any buttons.
- Time Catch Shot: this allows the camera to take several pictures before the shutter button is pressed.
- Shot Modes: Normal, Panorama, Low Light, Portrait, etc.
Most smart-phone users have concluded by now that no matter the phone in use it will have to charge every day.
Android 4.1.2 which is running the latest version the Jellybean on the Verizon Wireless LG Enact runs five home screens. It can run over 150,000 apps that are available on the Android market.
The phone never slowed and scrolling between pages or up and down long lists happened without hesitation. The user interface is wickedly fast and responsive.
Verizon Wireless Pantech Breakout has Adobe Flash 10.2 which makes it easy for watching Web videos on the go.
There is a pinch-zoom feature for web pages it allows for zooming in and out as much as needed. There is a nice screen shot of bookmarked pages, and they can all be viewed in landscape or vertical configurations. That makes it easy to jump to the favorite pages easily.
The old adage comes to mind, with the Verizon Wireless LG Enact, â??you get what you pay for.â?? However in this instance, that is not the case. The price is just a bonus with the phone; it makes the crossover to the Droid world so much easier and more affordable to someone who may otherwise not be able to get a droid. The â??starter modeâ?? makes it very user friendly and itâ??s is 4G LTE to boot! With the holidays coming this would be a great gift for Moms or Dads who are feeling brave or even that pesky Kid who keeps begging for a Droid!
Processor: 1.2GHz ProcessorStorage: 8 GB Ramp; MicroSD slot with a capacity for up to 64GB SD card.Screen: 4.0-inch WVGA Display (800x400)Camera: 5MP rear camera with 1080p HD recording and VGA front facing cameraAudio: 3.5mm headset jackConnectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPSWeight: 5.99 ozDimensions: 4.37â??2.06â??x0.62â??