LG Enlighten VS700 review

Curious what kind of smartphone you can get for no money down these days? The LG Enlighten is the poster child for low budgets.

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LG Enlighten

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.

LG Enlighten

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.

LG Enlighten

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.

LG Enlighten

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.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandDual Band
Service ProviderVerizon Wireless
Input MethodTouchscreen, QWERTY
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory150 MB
Built-in FlashNo
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEVDO
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyEnlighten
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedCDMA 800, CDMA 1900, CDMA2000 1X
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution3.2 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameLG
Battery Talk Time6 Hour
Product ModelVS700
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Screen Resolution480 x 320
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)157 g
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density180 ppi
Height114 mm
Width58 mm
Depth15 mm
Radio TunerNo
Battery Standby Time810 Hour
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product NameEnlighten VS700
Processor Speed800 MHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Product LineEnlighten
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeDigital Compass, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberVS700ENLIGHTENVZW
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information


The Android 2.3 platform makes my mobile life easy with efficient navigation, intuitive function, complete customization, and much more.


This Snapdragon™ processor with 800 MHz CPU gives me the multitasking muscle I need for workdays, weekends, and everything in between.


Enlighten's ergonomic QWERTY keyboard with generous sized keys allows me to fire out emails quickly and comfortably.