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8100 or Moto E815

Discussion in 'LG Electronics' started by OSev, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. OSev

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    My phone's ringer has gone South and I need a new phone right away. I have a month to go before I could renew my contract so I'm going to have to pay full retail (ouch!).

    I'm considering the 8100 and the E815. I need the following:
    -Mobile Web
    -VCAST capable
    -video messaging
    -speakerphone
    -Bluetooth capable

    Any opinions on why one would be a better choice at this time aside from any bias from an LG forum? Voice quality is a big factor for me.


    Thanks,
    Olivia
     
  2. josephd

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  3. Andy

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    The RF on the E815 is definitely better, so is battery life.
    The E815 has a normal User Interface, the 8100 now has the Verizon Interface which I hate.
    The E815 software is really unstable if you use Text/Picture messaging a lot.
     
  4. OSev

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    Thanks for the link to the comparison. It seems like a draw - though I like some of the E815's specs. I'm also considering a Samsung SCH-a950.



    Thanks,
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  5. Andy

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    I've heard horror stories about the A-950's reception. IF you decide to get that phone, try it out well during your trial to see if it fits your needs.
     
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    i have the 8100...


    dont get it... im so mad at this phone i could just give it to you for free lol
     
  7. Grizzld

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    I'm so disappointed in LG. I keep leaning toward the 8100 cause I've had so much luck with LG's, but everyone I talk to tells me the 815 is a better choice. Is the LG still a lemon even after the software update? :confused:
     
  8. Andy

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    With 'software upgrade' do you mean that it now runs the VZW UI?
     
  9. OSev

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    As it turns out, I didn't cancel my Lockline insurance, so they're giving me a new 4650. Nice as a backup for traveling, but I hope I can set it to digital only for local service. I have two months before I face the NE2 deal and will see what's up then. Thanks a lot.
     
  10. SteveHRocks

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    I tried out both of these phones. I went with the 8100. The E815 just felt like a cheaper phone to me.. not as well put together as the 8100.

    I had the VX7000 before and I got used to the new Verizon UI and I have only a few problems with it and wouldnt let that be a deciding factor in determining if I buy a certain phone or not.

    As far as reception goes I saw no difference.
     
  11. dead zone

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    i love the e815 i wish it wasnt so big but heck the reception on it is amazing! and the battery and voice quality is outstanding.....the features i love on this and i can second to other posters that this phone does feel cheap but hey i dont could care less it gets the job done reception!!!!!
     
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    I'm with Verizon, is the reception about the same on these two phones?

    Which phone has the better camera? I was told pics come out way better on the 8100.

    thanks
     
  13. Andy

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    RF wise, the E815 is said to be better and I have seen it beat the 8100. The picture quality may be slightly better on the 8100, but many think that the E815 picture quality is bad because, on the phone screen itself, pictures often do look bad, but if you put them on your computer, for example they look awesome. The screen on the 8100 is definitely better and the camera may be slightly better as well.
     
  14. Tony E!

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    Andy didn't know you were an LG phone user....;)
     
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  15. Andy

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    I had a friend give me his 8100 for a week or so, and I used to have a VX6000 as a primary phone, as well as tried the 6100 for a day or two.
     
  16. bossdragon

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    I've had both these phones.

    I really can't say there is much difference at all.

    It may feel like the 815 is a bit more flimsy in build, but it has weathered quite nicely for me.

    I do like the feel of the 8100 though, and the UI is something I have come to like also.

    I also like where they put the access for the memory card on the 8100, but started seeing problems from just general mis-use on my part. The cover was starting to get flimsy from being banged up against, and me taking the card in and out so many times.

    The reason I stayed with the 815 is one, I'm going blind, and the inside screen was the seller for me. I like where the memory card is located, and haven't had one problem with it since using it.

    The side buttons on the 815 are to sensitive for my liking and I ended up having to lock them to prevent my ringer from going to silent.

    When it comes to these two, I'd say it's a toss up, and will come down to personal preference.
     

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