The LG Enlighten's 3.25-inch display doesn't exactly scream to be used for multimedia, especially when the trend now leans toward big screen smartphones. However, LG hasn't entirely ignored the possibilities here.
The Enlighten comes equipped with a humble Video Player app. True to its name, it literally just plays back video content you've shot with the phone or sideloaded onto a micro-SD card. The only available option is to delete video content, aside from bare-bones player tools when actually watching video.
There's also not a lot of leeway here with video formats, since the Enlighten only supports Divx, WMV, MP4, 3GP and 3G2. YouTube is preinstalled with the standard Google apps, and the aforementioned Netflix is one of several other streaming possibilities from the Play Store.
Things are a little brighter when it comes to music playback, however. The Enlighten supports MP4, WMA, WAV and unprotected AAC or AAC+ formats, and a barebones but functional Music Player app allows you to play music in the background while you're using the phone, with library content sorted by artist, album, song or playlist.
LG's Gallery app is a little beefier (but not by much), displaying photos in a revolving grid or stacked by date for easy sorting. Videos also appear in the Gallery app, although they're not given any additional superpowers here.
There's not much else on display here aside from Google's Play Books, but we downloaded Play Music (formerly Google Music), Spotify and iHeartRadio from the Play Store and had no problems using them. Playback from the Enlighten speaker is plenty loud enough, although admittedly on the tinny side of the spectrum.