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LG VX-8500-Chocolate

Description:

The LG VX-8500 known as the Chocolate, comes in a sleek slider design with hidden touch keys. The phone is equipped with features that include a music player, memory card slot, and EV-DO. Other key attributes include stereo Bluetooth, a megapixel camera, QVGA display, and speaker-independent voice control.

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  • Bluetooth

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General Info
ManufacturerLG
TechnologyCDMA
Data Type2G
Device TypeFeature Phone
Operating SystemNone
Physical Specifications
Height3.80 Inches
Thickness0.69 Inches
Weight3.53 Ounces
KeyboardKeypad
Display Specifications
Touchscreen Size0.00 Inches
Audio/Video Specifications
Rear Camera1.30 Megapixels
Hearing Aid CompatibilityM3
Battery Specifications
Standby Time384 Hours
Talk Time84 Minutes
Memory Specifications

Average user reviews

Based on 27 Reviews

Overall
3.51852
Display
4
Reception
3.703705
Battery Life
2.555555
Design
4.11111
Apps
3.22222
Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
1
Design:
5
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4

Would Recommend to a friend.

cool

Posted on: July 24th, 2008 by lala gdgd

The good: Its very easy to use and has great serviceThe bad: If you slide it up and down a ot it will break in 2Summary: I like my phone a lot but it is sort of hard to use sometimes, you will get the feel like after a week. very elagant and stylish. I really like it alot!!

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

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

Would Recommend to a friend.

Dont get it.. or you will regret it

Posted on: July 12th, 2008 by Anonymous

The good: It's cute, small, and slim with a comfterble feel to it.The bad: The keys are way to small even for my small fingers, and it doesn't do much.Summary: Okay, this was my first phone and i regret it. it is way to small to do anything with and the memory is slow. and battery life sucks.

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

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

Would Recommend to a friend.

Great phone!!! its worthwhile!

Posted on: June 7th, 2008 by Amalia Stone

The good: it fits in your pocket really well and it's easy to use. It has a perfect size and plays music perfectly through a really small speaker.The bad: You have to keep it charged frequently and it loads kinda slow sometimes.Summary: Overall its a great phone for anyone. If you don't have an iPod you can use this to play your music and awake to it with an alarm! It's truly a well built phone. If anything, you kinda get tired of it after a while, but its still awesome.

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

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

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Don't get the Chocolate

Posted on: May 26th, 2008 by Meghan Darling

The good: style and big screenThe bad: breaks eaisly very flimsySummary: I've had the chocolate for about 18 months and i'm sick of it. I'm switchng to the enV 2, but i slid it up and down to much and it broke into 2 pieces. when i press the back button on the phone it starts dialing #84 the charge adapter where you put it in on the phone, broke off. You can change the sensitivity level of the touch pad but it is still eithr to sensitive or not sensitive enough. When you talk to someone on it your face touches the pad and it will go to different menus. Ths phone has terrible battery life and the speakers are not good at all. the phone isn't easy to use.The phone had good servie when i first got it and i could get service anywhere and after about two or three months it all went down hill. Overall this is terrible phone i would reccomend to not get it

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

Display:
2
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
1
Design:
4
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
3

Would Recommend to a friend.

Chocolate Review

Posted on: February 19th, 2008 by Michael Toong

The good: Easy Use, portable, great multiple function.The bad: Battery life just below averageDisplay malfunctioned after period of time.Summary: The Chocolate is a new elegant look with a sliding keypad that is great. You can listen to music from your computer onto this cell phone. only problems encountered were battery life is not so great, and this is my 2nd chocolate phone because of the same display malfunction. Other than that, I would choose this phone over any Razor or touch screen phone.

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.

LG 8500 Chocolate

Posted on: January 18th, 2008 by Devaughn C

The good: Media Player, Browser Functionality, The bad: Unfortunatly Not Going The Way Of The Symbian OS Like The Sony Ericksson. Flash or lack there of and needing to catch light from another source which can be a pain at times..Summary: I dont know what everyone is complaining about, i go through approx. 5 phones a year at least if not more. This has to be the most functional phone i have had to date. Not to mention if you get a tad bit into the inner workings of your phone like i do myself (which is why i suspect i go through so many phones) get the USB adapter for it and BITPIM the hell outta that thing, modify applications, add new software etc... it makes the use of the phone alot more interesting. Just A Thought=]~

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

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

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Side keys make me want to throw it out the window

Posted on: November 27th, 2007 by Gabriella Stack

The good: I like slide up open.The bad: Calls numbers at random.Flimsy.Overly sensitive touch or not enough.Hate this phone.Summary: Too delicate - the battery charger jack came out of the phone. If you're checking voice mail, or talking to someone, your fingers are right on the side keys and it just starts going through menus while you're trying to carry on a conversation. Just not meant to be used.

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

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

Would Recommend to a friend.

Don't Be Fooled By The Name-Not So Sweet Like Cherries.

Posted on: November 9th, 2007 by brittany grenzig

The good: loud music playerbig screencool colorable to use it open or closed.The bad: hard to use touch screenslider feels like it is going to breakjust a very delicate phoneSummary: Dont be fooled by the name "cherry chocolate"-this phone is not as sweet as it sounds.The phone looks good ill tell you that much. The slider adds style to the phone as well as the large screen and the cool red cherry color just tops it off. Another good thing about this phone is you can use it either slid open, or shut. To use it shut, there is a lock feature since the phone has a touch screen on the outside. It is easy to unlock, simply press the outside buttons on the side of the phone either once or twice (depending on your settings). The last good thing about this phone is the music player. It has loud speakers. The music player is also easy to use. However, this phone has some bad features. When you slide the phone open, it almost feels like the top part is going to slide completely off. You could the say the phone is "delicate". Also, the top of the phone under the screen is a touch screen which i find extremely hard to control despite the setting changes you can make with the sensitivity. It is hard to manage with the touch screen because it is either too sensitive or not sensitive enough. I reccomend not getting the phone and getting a different phone even if it does cost more money. I would have bought a different phone if I knew just how bad the quality of this phone is.

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

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

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

Flawed Phone! Stay away!

Posted on: October 19th, 2007 by Kevin Droe

The good: Speaker phone, GPS, people mistake it for an iPhone, The bad: Touch phone doesn't work correctly, battery life is terrible, keypad meant for very small fingersSummary: 1. I got the phone 10 months ago and the battery no longer keeps a charge. I practice good battery life skills: mostly charged but will drain it once a month. I've had other phones that can keep a charge for years. This one didn't even make it a year. I'm needing to buy a new battery. 2. Depending on the environmental conditions, the phone will call all by itself. I will open it up and then it will either call the last person who I called or called me or it will call the first address in the contacts. I'm sure Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago, IL is getting sick of my phone calling them once a day without me knowing.3. The whole touch thing takes a lot of getting used to and it's not worth it. My wife has buttons on her phone and now I have button envy.4. The camera is almost impossible to whip out and get a fast photo. It just doesn't fit in your hand well.5. I like the sliding feature and the GPS. The GPS system's not too bad for a phone.6. I don't have huge fingers but I don't have twigs. It's very difficult for me to speed dial while holding down a button. It takes too long.Please don't waste your $ on a chocolate phone. Just go get an iPhone.

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

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

Would Recommend to a friend.

Mint Chocolate!! not cool..4 phones in 5 months...lol

Posted on: August 21st, 2007 by Kim Hardin

The good: The phone is cute and easy to use. I caught on to the uses really quickly. Its touch sensors are set to your liking. The calls are pretty clear.The bad: memory sucks!!Summary: The Green one I bought in March i had to get a new one in June and July and its Aug and i have to do it again. The phone's memory is crazy it doesnt hold as much as it should for all the features. now when i look at my pictures my phone cuts off and back on again. the previous two wouldnt come back on so i lost all my numbers, pictures, and ringtones...that sucks

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

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