Review: LG Chocolate
Aug 11, 2006, 11:03 AM by Eric Lin
An In-Depth review of LG's sleek new VX-8500 Chocolate slider music phone for Verizon Wireless. NEW: Video tour
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There's no denying it, the sleek black form of the Chocolate is sexy. With a gloss black finish, and a solid black keypad, it bears little resemblance to its edible namesake, but it still shares all the same looks and features as the Korean model that somehow took on this moniker.
Like most phones that put an emphasis on looks, the Chocolate asks you to give up a little in performance and usability for the privilege of carrying a phone that everyone will fawn over. The sacrifices aren't so great for most users, but the select few expecting high tech features that work flawlessly on their high-tech-looking phone might want to wait for a software update or a second generation.
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is it supposed to?
No FM radio but can I???
1. Listen to Mp3 (podcasts) with Bluetooth headphone?
2. Transfer MP3 files to the removable storage while the storage card is in the phone? Via USB?
3. Transfer files from PC via bluetooth to phone storage card?
2. no, you need to remove the storage card
quick question- or two...
also- and likewise... call waiting- same issue- rather than hitting "send" again- you must close and re-open? not the most important factor in my choosing, but figured i'd as while here...
thanks in advance!
ive only had my chocolate for a day, so i dont know about your second question (i havent had anyone call me while i was already talking on the phone) as for your first question...its a lie. you can press the voice command button on the side and t...
Do the Euro and U.S. Chocolates have same measurements?
I just got the U.S. Verizon model LGVX8500, and the only people online who are selling clear hard cases for the phone list it as compatible with KG800 (the European Chocolate).
Are both designs/measurements the same? I'd like to order a clear, hard case for the phone, but America does not sell it! I just got back from Korea, and they sell clear cases for every phone imaginable, but America seems to only go for bulky, ugly, leather holsters (ewww).
So I'm wondering if getting one from a UK seller on Ebay would fit my U.S. model...
POS Where it Counts Most
Just like I suspected. Who gives a [expletive] about a QVGA screen and Flash UI when you can't make a phone call?
By contrast, when Phonescoop...
Lots of glitz but LGs are noted for poor signal strength.
ringtones for the chocolate
lg chocolate II (korea)
chocolateII (only available in korea)::
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in the korean cell phone dealers.. they already have decoded korean chocolates which works for verizon. trust me.. chocolate II is like.. 5000x better than the verzion crap.
Basic Question for New Chocolate Phone
1. Do I have to get the Essential Music Kit from Verizon to sync my music with my phone?
2. Once I get my music on my phone, can you make a song your personal ringer?
Thanks in advance for anyones help.
a.2 one of the best parts of the phone is that you can set your mp3's as ringtones. right now thats the best phone out there. As we all know any p...
I can't find it!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so frustrated. My friend says that she saw a phone in our local texan paper talking about a phone called the "Post Card" has any one heard of it or know who is making it?
Stay away from it
I'm going to get it
I love it it rocks!!!
I'm going to get it I've finally decided.
I love it it rocks!!!
Accept for the inability to make a call, yeah it rocks.
Saving Pictures to the memory card
One good this about this phone...
Since the LG-vx8300 does it too, the Chocolate blows becuase you can get enable the mp3 on the 8300 by just hitting the menu button and zero 7 times, look for music setting and put it on "enable mp3" and you are all set.
Don't waste your money on the Chocolate. You'll thank me later.
It Doesn't Look THAT Good
I'm going back to my Nokia
Nokia 6305i which is fairly new and is a slider phone as well. Looks better in my opinion, even though it's got the antenna thingy. And some of the menu buttons are arranged in a circle as well Also, being that I vacation in the mountains on some weekends I like the reception on the Nokia a lot better. >
We have one of these here in my office, and if anything I would say that Eric was too kind. Not inaccurate, mind you, just too nice about it.
To me the Chocolate is just a fashion accessory. I find the keys difficult to use at best because of the lack of tactile response, and I also found them to be less responsive than those on our 1st-generation S710a (with its notoriously laggy key response). I also find it impossible to use with one hand because all of the controls - particularly the keypad when the device is open - are too low. I have admittedly large hands, but a co-worker with small hands had the same problem with the control placement.
I would recommend avoiding the Chocolate if you're concerned about fu...
I find the keys difficult to use at best because of the lack of tactile response, and I also found them to be less responsive than those on our 1st-generation S710a (with its notoriously laggy key response). I als
This phone + Me = Bad A$$
this phone is tight as hell. if you guys want a sweet phone grab this. you wont be dissapointed or nothing. seriously grab this phone and run with verizon.
Uh, we ARE reading thi...