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LG Chocolate 3

Description:

The LG Chocolate 3 sports a new sleek clamshell design. Key features include media player, stereo Bluetooth, expandable memory card slot, email, GPS, external music controls and streaming media.

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  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Music Player
  • Speakerphone

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General Info
ManufacturerLG
TechnologyGSM
Data Type3G
Device TypeFeature Phone
Operating SystemNone
Physical Specifications
Height3.87 Inches
Thickness0.64 Inches
Weight3.50 Ounces
KeyboardKeypad
Phone FormFlip
Display Specifications
Display Size2.20 Inches
Touchscreen Size0.00 Inches
Audio/Video Specifications
Front Camera0.00 Megapixels
Rear Camera2.00 Megapixels
VideoStandard
Hearing Aid CompatibilityM3
Battery Specifications
Standby Time350 Hours
Talk Time270 Minutes
Memory Specifications
Internal Memory1.00 GB
Expandable Memory0.00 GB

Average user reviews

Based on 6 Reviews

Overall
3.916665
Display
4.333335
Reception
3.666665
Battery Life
3.333335
Design
4.5
Apps
3.833335
Display:
4
Reception:
3
Battery Life:
3
Design:
4
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4

Would Recommend to a friend.

3rd times a charm for the LG Chocolate 3

Posted on: June 24th, 2009 by Anonymous

The good: The first thing I noticed about the Chocolate 3 when I recieved it was that it had a very large external screen. Another big pro I found was that LG decided to dich the slider form for a more reliable clamshell flip. Also the buttons on the inside of the phone are well spaced and very easy to text on. Also the internal screen is very bright and clear. The music player is good but nothing realy different from other music based phones.The bad: I found that the buttons on the phone stick to the inside screen and leave the imprint of the buttons on the screen. I put a case on my phone after that and havn't had any problems with that. The phone also scratches very easily on the front from the glossy finish on it... I would recomend a case. Other than that the phone is good for a non-smartphone. Summary: LG has traded in the previous slider chocolates to a duriable, more spacious clamshell flip phone. The Chocolate is a music based phone but has much more to offer besides a music player, a nice 2MP camera, large very easy to text on buttons, And a nice external screen. If you are looking for a reliable, non-smartphone then I think the the LG Chocolate 3 ( vx-8650 ) would be a good choice.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
3
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Great phone,

Posted on: January 26th, 2009 by kayla m

The good: Large external screen. Great music player. Good camera. Large keypad, good for texting. External scroll wheel makes it more fun to use the outside of the phone.The bad: Speaker is too loud even on low for calls. External scroll wheel seems kinda cheap and sensitive. Hard to open with one hand. Summary: I've had the LG Chocolate 3 for about a month and a half and its been a pretty good phone. I have had it replaced in that time period due to my first one restarting itself randomly, but other than that I find its been pretty good to me. The phone is pretty long when opened and when you use it to talk but it's not a biggie. Battery life could be longer but can't complain. I really like the large external display and the music player is great. (which is good considering thats what the phone is mainly for) All in all the LG Chocolate 3 is a great phone and would recommend it to anyone.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
3
Design:
4
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4

Would Recommend to a friend.

Great Cell and Music Phone!

Posted on: December 30th, 2008 by Aric Reeves

The good: Great sound quality. Large and clear external display (the size of some internal screens), interactive scrollwheel, huge bright and very clear internal display. Awesome music player!The bad: Sometimes there is a software glitch and will freeze when sending a message, requiring pulling the battery out to reset. Kinda hard to open with one hand and flips open very quickly, which can make it fly out of your hand. A hard case on outside can help with opening. External display when open is blank (unusual for LG flip phones)External display should be larger like Razr2.Summary: This is a great cell phone, definitely carries over the chocolate package. FM transmitter isn't always real clear, but if you find the right station, it sounds very good. The displays are very clear and bright. The auto-bright internal screen works very well. The keypad is easy to use and very easy to text with. The two dedicated keys on the keypad are a great convenience for speaker and camera.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
4
Design:
5
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Very Good!

Posted on: December 6th, 2008 by Kim M

The good: Great call quality; easy to use music interface; two big displays, including functional external display; nice features for a mid-range Verizon phoneThe bad: Unimpressive picture quality; spin wheel feels a little cheapSummary: I have had this phone for about a week and am so happy this is the purchase I made. The most important features for me were call quality, text messaging, and mobile web primarily for email access. The call quality is spectacular--very clear and based on most of the reviews and comments I've read, beats the call quality of other popular Verizon phones. With 3G and the internal speed of the phone, I've found using mobile web to be a good experience again. My last phone (a 3G capable Motorola) had such a slow response time when pressing a button and while checking email via mobile web, it was always a frustrating experience. But, it's no issue at all with the Chocolate 3. I've also had NO issues (freezes, slow responses, etc.) opening browser sites such as Phonedog, Amazon, Google, and other mobile phone review sites. No, it's not Wi-Fi or full HTML, but if you're like me and don't really need that type of access while on the go, but still want/need to make the occasional web connection for email and quick info, this phone works great. Not to mention, the phone is 3G and if you're in an areas where 3G access is readily available, I don't think you'll miss not having Wi-Fi for basic functions such as the ones I've mentioned.Texting is easy and using the "Word" mode on the phone has been a positive experience. I do miss iTAP from my old phone, which predicted which word you were typing before completing it. As far as I can tell, you don't have that option with the Chocolate 3. However, I've found the "Word dictionary" to be better than my previous phone. While it won't predict the word before you complete typing it, it does a great job at choosing the correct word after you've made each tap (if that is making sense!).I own an iPod, so I wasn't certain how much I would use the mp3 functionality of the phone. While it's no iPod, I am finding that it's a very good music phone and the 1 GB out of the box dedicated music memory allowed me to start playing with the mp3 player right away. I've loaded many albums via bluetooth (no problems at all, although I suspect there is an easier way to have it interact with my Mac) and have been happy with the experience of listening to music on the phone. While it won't replace my dedicated mp3 player, it will be very useful for those days when I don't want to carry an extra gadget, but want music for a walk around the city or a ride on the subway. My guess is that those who spend more time in the car will find the phone's FM transmitter useful for a similar reason.I love the large external display, with easy access to your messages inbox, camera, calendar, photos, and music. It looks great and allows you to do simple things without opening the phone. My one problem thus far is the camera quality. It's not a deal breaker for me, since I almost never take pictures with my phone. But, while the interface and functionality are impressive, the lack of flash combined with

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
5
Design:
5
Apps:
3
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Does very well for a mid-range music phone, but...

Posted on: September 2nd, 2008 by Anonymous

The good: Call quality is great; nice big bright displays; keys have decent tactile touch, and operation is similar to most other LG phones.The bad: The external speaker is a JOKE! Even on the lowest sound setting when using the phone for calls only (and not music), the ringtones are so loud that it hurts your ears and is embarrassing in public. The body gets smudges and fingerprints easily.Summary: I love my phone. It allows me to add my numerous contacts as well as custom ringtones and listen to MP3s if I want. (I already have an MP3 player, though, so I use the phone for calls only.) Be sure to keep an eyeglass cleaner cloth around to periodically wipe the smudges off of the phone. I wish I knew how to solve the overly loud sound issue; otherwise, I'd recommend the phone.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
3
Reception:
1
Battery Life:
2
Design:
4
Apps:
1
Overall:
Review Rating: 
2

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Is everything but a phone

Posted on: August 29th, 2008 by Anonymous

The good: Nice screensThe bad: Very bad phone featuresSummary: Bad speaker phone quality. Bad sound quality. Need to press speakerphone button after every call. Need to unlock the phone every time you want to use it.The phone is too big. Reception is mediocare.It is amazing that a company like LG can't produce a decent phone after so many years.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

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