The LG Octane can contain up to 1,000 entries, with each entry being able to hold up to 5 numbers, 2 e-mail addresses, an IM screen name, street address and notes. The LG Octane has the usual basic features of other phones, such as vibrate mode, speaker phone, voice commands, calendar, alarm, clock, calculator and more. The LG Octane also allows you to assign pictures and up to 30 unique ringtones to your contacts, like most other phones in the market.
Now, first and foremost, the LG Octane is a messaging phone. Which is why the LG Octane supports multiple messaging systems, has mobile e-mail, and Exchange integration. One thing to note is that there is a fee of $9.99 a month for mobile e-mail. This added price is a bit of a negative but it's something that's being enforced by the carrier, Verizon Wireless. It is a slight disappointment that an extra hundred dollars a year has to be blown on having a feature that should come with the phone.
The LG Octane can also be used as a USB storage device, has visual voicemail and a document reader that can be used to view Microsoft office files and Adobe PDF files. The LG Octane also has a full HTML browser, which is a nice little addition to the phone. You can zoom in and zoom out of websites, and though it may not be the best browser out there, it still does its job well enough.
The LG Octane also features a 3.2 megapixel camera that can take pictures in 5 different resolutions. It's not the greatest of quality but, in times of emergency it can be a handy back up to have on hand. Another interesting feature with the camera is that you can actually use the 1.76 inch display as a view finder while the phone is closed. If the LG Octane is opened, you can use the 1.76 inch display to help you take self portraits. It's an interesting little design, but note that it does require the phone to be in a somewhat awkward position.