Review: LG Chocolate Touch
The Chocolate Touch is a decent little phone that provides a mix of good and bad. The music features are very good for a Verizon phone.
The camera and video software work great, but the resulting images and videos are sub-par. This is a real shame. The device has made some real improvements when it comes to speed and usability.
Call quality and signal performance were excellent, but strangely web browsing speeds were slow and painful. The browser itself is mostly usable, but needs some settings tweaks first. If you're really into the mobile web, there are better (and faster) alternatives.
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Last, the overall design and usability of the Chocolate Touch work well, and make you believe that you're holding a quality piece of hardware. So, if touch phones are your thing, and you can look past a slow browser and less-then-amazing camera quality, the Chocolate Touch isn't bad at all.
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