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 Battery

The LG Enlighten packs a modest 1540mAh battery inside its chubby frame, but considering the smaller display, battery life was quite acceptable. LG and Verizon tout 360 minutes of talk time and 810 minutes of standby time, which sounds like a lot until you do the man (six and 13.5 hours, respectively).

LG Enlighten

In our experience, those estimates are a tad conservative, however. We pushed the battery fairly hard with talk, messaging and internet browsing over the course of the day and still had plenty of juice the next day, even after leaving the device on standby as we slept.

LG Enlighten

Surprisingly, the Enlighten comes preinstalled with Verizon Mobile Hotspot, capable of sharing the carrier's poky 3G data with up to five other devices over Wi-Fi.

We had no trouble using it, although frankly we can't image ponying up the extra dough each month for the privilege, considering how slow it is.

Neither LG or Verizon detail what kind of Wi-Fi the LG Enlighten is using, but considering the budget nature of this handset, it's presumably 802.11b/g only. We had no issues connecting to our network, which utilizes not one but two AirPort Extreme Base Stations in tandem.

LG Enlighten

The LG Enlighten also includes Bluetooth 3.0 as well as the stock Android Voice Dialer and Voice Search apps, all of which worked as expected in our tests.

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
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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.