We recently upgraded my daughter’s Verizon prepaid phone from the LG EnV2 to the LG Cosmos Touch. Because texting is the major method of communication between her and her friends, the phone had to pass the appropriate teenaged tests.
LG Cosmos Touch Cons
Of course the first thing she noticed was the Cosmos Touch does not have the capacity to take videos. Initially this was a BIG issue. After all, what good is a cell phone if it can’t take videos, right?
The next not so large issue was the picture quality. The picture quality on the EnV2 was better than that on the Cosmos Touch. The EnV2’s 2 mega pixel camera outshines the Cosmo’s 1.3 mega pixel camera.
The final issue she had with the LG Cosmos Touch phone is the apparent inability to easily transfer her ringtones from her old phone to the new (she’s still in a funk after accidentally reformatting her memory card before she transferred her files). She tried sending sound files to her new phone in an attempt to “Save As” ringtones, but the Cosmos wouldn’t allow it. The inability to transfer her old ringtones was an annoyance, but not a deal breaker.
When I last checked, she was working on transferring the ringtones via the PC to her phone (we’ll document that process in a later post).
LG Cosmos Touch Pros
The easiest way to approach the pros is to say that she still has the phone. In spite of the “earth shattering” issues above, she loves her phone and won’t trade it for the world. When the Cosmos Touch’s nightly resting place graduated from the desk to the “cell phone bed” she created for her old EnV2, I knew that she and her phone had become inseparable.
For a short time there it was touch and go (no pun intended) when she had a difficult time finding the “Sym” key for symbols. You see, the old LG EnV2 keyboard had a “Sym” key. In order to access the symbols with the Cosmos Touch’s keypad, she has to depress the orange “FN” key and then press the appropriate symbol. Finding symbols using the touch screen was easy, but re-wiring the brain to use the “FN” key took a couple of minutes to get used to.
All in all, she’s very happy with the LG Cosmos Touch phone. If she’s happy, I’m happy.