Hands on with LG enV2: Why It’s Our Favorite Messaging Phone Yet

env2 keyboardsYou have to see it next to the origninal enV to appreciate how much improved the design is of the enV2 , which we told you about yesterday. As you’ll see from our snapshots, the overall design is more compact and pocket friendly. And the dialpad is a lot bigger than we thought it would be–in a good way. Other small but welcome improvements include the lack of a bulge on the back for the camera lens and a slightly bigger display on the inside. The best part is that the keys on the keyboard are about the same size, and the fact that they’re a bit closer together makes for even faster typing. All in all, the enV2 should be a huge hit with heavy texters and instant messaging fans, and you still have full access to Verizon’s V Cast video and music services, as well as VZ Navigator. More photos after the jump.

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LG enV2 Keyboard

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LG enV Keyboard 

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Mark Spoonauer
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Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptopmag.com, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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  1. Evan Says:

    I think they kinda look the same on the keyboard and size of screen on the INSIDE, I could barely tell which was which on the inside.

  2. Maria Says:

    I like the enV1, because the enV2 looks like a ugly!!

  3. smc Says:

    i have the env2..just saying before anyone goes out to buy it…sumtime the ok will stop working (at least mine did) then sometimes it will work n sometimes it wont..then it completely stops working along with some of the ither exterior button..other than that its a great phone..awesome for txters such as myself and takes great pictures!!

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