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LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 User Reviews

7.3 Based on 50 Reviews

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Battery6.9/10
Call quality5.3/10
Display5.1/10
Reception6.9/10
Text input4.1/10
Build quality4.8/10
Everyday usage5/10
UI speed4.2/10
Camera5.3/10
Multimedia5.5/10
Internet3.6/10

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Anonymous
posted on 11 Mar 2010, 15:10

10

Best Phone I've Owned!!!!!!

I bought this phone on the week of November 5th, 2009, which was the week it came out. It replaced a phone that wasn't working correctly. I love this phone!!!!!! The speakers sound great, and Dolby Mobile is a great added feature. I love the Join the Band and Graphical features, and the fact that I am able to multitask while playing music. I love the feel to the battery  cover, as it helps me grip it, especially since I have big hands and I have found that phones can slip out of my hands easily. I love the virtual QWERTY keypad, as I have big hands and find it easy to type on,  hardly ever making mistakes while typing a text message. The camera is great, but I wish it had autofocus and flash. I also like that is has Social Networking features, allowing me to keep tabs on my Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. The phone stays locked until you unlock it, so you don't make accidental calls. The touchscreen is also very responsive, and has haptic feedback. In general, I love this phone!!!!!! 

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • Everything :)

Cons

  • Nothing :)

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d chow
posted on 11 Mar 2010, 13:30

6.7

Hallelujah! Email alert CAN be turned off

This phone is average.  It looks nice and is slim (which I like) but the functionality and options are difficult to figure out and the touch screen isn't that great.  Too often while I'm trying to scroll up or down, I end up selecting whatever feature my finger is touching because the screen is either too senstive or not sensitive enough.I only got this phone because it was an inexpensive replacement tfor my Motorola RAZR2 (which I loved) and it will tide me over until Verizon rolls out the iPhone (I hope!!!!).Oh, and for those of you who are trying to figure out how to turn off that darn e-mail alert beep, as I mentioned above, it's tough to figure out but I was able to do it for my AOL account.  Once you open up your mailbox (for me, I use AOL),  go to "Options", then "Preferences", and then you can choose not to be alerted for new messages and the incessant beeping will go away.Good luck!!!

Design 8/10
Features 7/10
Performance 5/10

Pros

  • - Nice design (sleek looking and slim)
  • - Lots of bells and whistles (radio is a nice feature)

Cons

  • - Lots of bells and whistles that are difficult to figure out how to use
  • - The $9.99/mo data plan is mandatory

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molo
posted on 07 Mar 2010, 01:56

5

Sync???

Hi Everything looks work fine except synchronization.Via USB cable you can access to 900mb Music folder only.You can't access to internal memory and upload images and video.Via bluetooth you can't send images and video.  

Design 7/10
Features 3/10
Performance 5/10

Pros

  • Touchscreen

Cons

  • synchronization is absent

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Bo
posted on 26 Feb 2010, 14:58

7.3

Eh, not so much.

When my N2 was coming up, i waited for this. Disipointed in much of it , almost EVERYTHING is not at what it should be at. :/ I'm kind of wishing i would have never got this phone, i am now stuck with it for 2 disipointing years, i prefere my Alias 1 over this...

Design 10/10
Features 8/10
Performance 4/10

Pros

  • Style , 3.5 Head Phones, 3MP Camera

Cons

  • Paint On Back Cover Falls Off, Keyboard is very hard to text (even after 3 months) , Music Interface is nice (until you exit it the first time) , kind of confusing transferring music to phone the first time, no flash , Sometimes when unlocking screen freezes, Back Is scratched ,

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mp9bell
posted on 25 Feb 2010, 16:53

6

Email alert can't be turned off

If anyone knows how to turn off the email alert, please email me.  It is so annoying. It sounds like a smoke detector with a dying battery.  The browser needs a software update BAD!  Other than that, it seems enjoyable to use. Many good features. But, I down graded from a blackberry pearl and really miss it.  LG, please fix these problems.

Design 8/10
Features 3/10
Performance 7/10

Pros

  • Keypads and screen size are great

Cons

  • Can't turn off the email alert. LOUD BEEP! Sounds like a smoke detector with a dead battery. The only way I have found to silence this annoying feature is to delete my email account. That beep at 3am when spam is being sent, will drive you crazy!
  • Got to do something with that lame browser. Take a look at the Blackberry and try to come close. I am thinking about buying another phone in a few months and hope you do something with these problems.

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ZC
posted on 22 Feb 2010, 19:19

10

Best phone ever

Greatest phone i've ever used. at first i saw the picture online and was still a little skeptical.  but, then i saw it in real life.  totally different phone. shinier, cooler, awesome! touch screen, responsive keyboard.  and one i've my favorite things is it allows you to move apps around on your front screen like a computer.  and just all around best phone ever!

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • lots

Cons

  • none

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Jake
posted on 15 Feb 2010, 21:15

10

I Really love this phone!!!

I have had this phone for less than a week and all I can say is that I love it! The chocolate touch has a full qwerty keyboard that is easy to type on. The music quality is great. I just got rid of my lg env2 and it sucked after a while. I highly reccomend the chocolate toyvh if you are into music, texting, and calling! This phone is great!!! You can use a nintendo ds pen for touchscreen!

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • Good keyboard, great sound quality, nice pictures

Cons

  • none

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Anonymous
posted on 24 Jan 2010, 08:17

10

World's Best Phone!!!!!!

I bought this phone when it first came out. It replaced a Samsung Glyde (SCH-u940). It is by far THe BEST PHONE I have ever had! The touch screen is very responsive, the voice command system actually understands me, the music player sounds great, the virtual QWERTY keyboard is very easy to type on, and it even has handwriting recognition! The screen also does not blank out in direct sunlight, and when you lock it, it stays locked until you unlock it, which is another plus. It's also lightweight, and is barely noticeable in your pocket. It also has excellent voice quality, like most Verizon Wireless phones. The only downside I can think of for this phone would be that its internet browser it slow (HTML), but I use my two computers and my Apple iPod Touch for that, so it's no big deal to me. This is a great phone, and for a great price, too!

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • -Great Virtual QWERTY Keyboard
  • -Great Voice Quality
  • -Very Responsive
  • -Stays Locked (Until You Unlock It)
  • -Great Speakers
  • -Great Music Player

Cons

  • -Not The Greatest HTML Internet Browser

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Anonymous
posted on 14 Jan 2010, 16:41

10

I was a bit skeptical about buying this phone, as I was coming from an EnV2 (which I hate after almost two years) and am a very heavy texter. After reading and watching many reviews for this phone, my upgrade day had come. I was very sure that I wanted this phone by then. After having it for a week from today, I can honestly say that I LOVE it! Personalizing the home screen and shortcuts menu is easy to do and looks great! I love that you can plug the data cable into your computer and transfer a variety of things (which I could never do with my EnV2). Videos and pictures are great for a phone, even if it doesn't have flash (but that doesn't really matter to me). It didn't take too long for me to get used to the keyboard, and now I can text with ease. Scrolling while in the music tab is fantastic; just like an iPod! The quality on this thing is great, and the main home screen keys are vibrant. I absolutely love the shapes of the keys! That was one of the things that peaked my interest, as well as the backplate of the phone. Call quality is great, and I love that when you put it up to your ear, the screen shuts off to save battery life. The brightness sensor is great, too. When I first saw the phone, I took off the little stickers and didn't even notice the one on the screen! Especially since I have a silicone case that covers the tab on the top of it. It's great that you can flip through different menus with a swipe to the left or right. One thing I would like is to have a black...  

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • - Great reception, has 3G
  • - Texting is still great, coming from a heavy texter
  • - Multimedia is amazing
  • - Music quality is stunning

Cons

  • - No flash, not a huge problem

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MArco
posted on 30 Dec 2009, 22:35

7.3

Engineer & Secret Santa

I got three of these, one for me and each of my kids.  I had been using a Motorola SmartPhone (Windows Mobile) on ATT, and so was quite trepidatious to move to something that might be difficult to sync.  But I switched and cleaned up my address book and downloaded the LG sync tools (which, BTW, are pretty good and superior to aftermarket/DataPilot tools by Susteen IMO).

I like the sound - my ancient Moto did not support stereo Bluetooth (hard to believe).  But I've got 600+ contacts and without some type of grouping feature its a royal pain to find a number.  I used MS-Outlook  "Categories" for this, but neither the LG syncware nor DataPilot presently support importing "Group" or "Ringtone" (or Picture or IM address for that matter).  Which leaves me stuck having to edit several hundred entries by hand and having to be cautious with or forgo altogether the sync tools (lest they clobber my handiwork).  This seems like a silly limitation - I'd really like to see LG import the MS-Outlook "Categories" for use as its "Group".  For that matter, it should also map the MS-Outlook "User Field 1 thru 4" into "Ringtone", "Picture", etc.

Nice camera, and reasonable shorcut/apps that can be placed on desktop and dragged around where convenient.  I use "Calculator", "New Video", "Calendar", and "My Pictures" a lot, so it's really convenient to have them handy.

One other thing - in trying to find a car-mount, I find the universal variety (so far)...  

Design 7/10
Features 8/10
Performance 7/10

Pros

  • -o- Touchscreen + applications.
  • -o- FM radio - a great thing.
  • -o- Great sound.
  • -o- Nice camera.
  • -o- Feature for attaching a lanyard - essential accessory IMO

Cons

  • -o- Occasionally poor sound quality - phone always to select the stronger signal, which often is 1x analog? (vs 3G) and pretty crappy sounding. Wish this was a preference that could be set through options.
  • -o- Bluetooth SW somewhat limited or obtuse, at least in communicating with my Laptop. Works fine phone-to-phone.

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Troyal
posted on 28 Dec 2009, 17:39

6.7

Overheating

This phone has been decent overall. It has wonderful music properties! Though I kinda wish I had spent the little extra and bought the enV touch for the easier texting. The main thing I wanted to write about though is that is has been overheating on me. While holding the phone to my ear and talking for about 10 - 15 minutes it gets really hot. I could maybe understand if it was recharging at the time but it wasn't. It got so hot the other night that I decided to take it's temperature. I got reading of 110 degrees on the outer case. I also noticed when it gets hot the the call reception gets bad. Looking at the phone I realized that I had no bars of service when I had 4 bars when I started the call and hadn't moved. This has been a good phone but I just wanted to let people know of this issue. Verizon is sending out a new phone so hopefully it is just a fluke on just this one.

Design 8/10
Features 6/10
Performance 6/10

Pros

  • Great music capability
  • Easy to navigate
  • Good looks

Cons

  • OVERHEATING
  • Hard to use qwerty keyboard
  • Poor internet functionality

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T.M.B.
posted on 27 Dec 2009, 08:31

9.7

The LG Chocolate Touch is JUST PLAIN AWESOME!

The LG Chocolate Touch is the type of phone that will have you learning something new about it every time you use it! I have had many phones in the past that have not been as great and responsive as this one, including:The V (VX9800)enV (Green / VX9900)Voyager (Black / VX10000)Dare (VX9700)Versa (VX9600)enV2 (VX9100)enV3 (VX9200)enV Touch (VX11000)...Now I have moved on to this phone, the Chocolate Touch VX8575. This phone offers great music, messaging, and media features! The messaging is that of a standard LG phone except for the Social Networking Tab, which is a good addition for easy access to things like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. The music feature is just astounding on this phone with Dolby Mobile sound, you don't get clarity on other phones like you get here. You also have options where you can set it to the right balance within the presets or you can balance it yourself using the EQ controls and you can also join the band by playing the drums or the piano. Kind of a useless feature, but cool. You also have the FM Radio, which is a good addition to this phone; you just plug in your headphone, which act as the reciever for the signal, and you can play the Radio through either the back speaker or the headphones. Finally, the media on this phone is pretty nice as well, including a 3.2 megapixel camera. The downside to this is the lack of flash capabilities but if you mainly use it outdoors, or where there is...  

Design 10/10
Features 9/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • 3.2 Megapixel Camera
  • 3" Tactile Feedback Touchscreen
  • Very Responsive
  • No Freezing
  • Messaging
  • Interesting yet Expressive Design
  • Not a DATA phone!!!
  • 3G Capable

Cons

  • No Flash on Camera
  • Join the Band is kind of pointless, but I guess cool
  • Nothing Else!

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Anonymous
posted on 25 Dec 2009, 14:47

10

Santa brought 2 of these for my teen daughters.  Wonderful phones!  The best parts of the iphone on Verizon - and NO dataplan required.  Don't hesitate.  This is a real winning combo - hardware and OS features make for a very robust experience.  Still amazed at what can be done on these phones at such a reasonable price.  They haven't let them out of there sight since they got up this morning.  The sheer excitement of all the media features, awesome touch interface, and PIM (calendar, contacts, notes, even a drawing program thrown in!) has kept them tapping away.  That is without the "join the band" and FM radio sure to wow their friends.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

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Anonymous
posted on 23 Dec 2009, 17:10

9.7

I well played with the lg chocolate touch today.. but i dont officially get it till christmas. It was very easy to learn. I love how the main menu is in the middle of the screen at the bottom. The music was GREAT! i love the fm radio and the social networks.

Design 10/10
Features 9/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • Pictures were wonderful. The music was FANTASTIC. Easy to use.

Cons

  • I dont like how you HAVE to have headphones to listen to the fm radio

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Anonymous
posted on 17 Dec 2009, 22:13

10

At first i really wasn't thrilled that i was getting this phone, i was excited but not like usual.. after i purchased it, i was so happy with it, i love this phone. I've had many phones, some include, the razor and ev2, but this by far.. has to be my favorite.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • EVERYTHING!

Cons

  • Getting used to typing on a touch screen.

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uhmmm....
posted on 14 Dec 2009, 20:24

9

omg(:

first of all, i got this phone from alltel and i think it is the best phone i ever had. the touch screen is just the right size and the touch capability is great. it has awesome features like radio and music player. i like the way it has the full QWERTY keyboard and the regular type. it is great fr people who haven't had a touch screen before. it is really easy to get used to and the menu doesnt have all this confusing mumbo-jumbo, its just a simple one. i like that it has the internet and the short-cut key. and the battery life is quite good. the volume is just right and so is the calling. all in all, this is a very great phone. i will surely recommend it to my friends and family and you should too(:

Design 9/10
Features 9/10
Performance 9/10

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m.c.h
posted on 14 Dec 2009, 18:47

10

i like this phone

i go this phone in November and it a great phone. i love the touch screen and the way it responds to the touch.. it is very good.. i have no problems with it except the times that it freezes. i like the way the microSD card goes in where the battery goes so it wont get stolen or dirty. i  like the drawing pad.. when im in class i like to draw to pass the time. i like that it has FM radio and the charger can hook up with your PC so you can put your own music on there. also the internet... it already has myspace, youtube, facebook, google, alltel, and LG apps already at hand to go. overall, I LOVE THIS PHONE :)

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

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Mark C
posted on 05 Dec 2009, 07:43

9

Great Phone

WOW the best phone i ever owned.Really good battery life.All the features that i would want in a phone.Great music player with nice album cover art to scroll threw .Nice touch screen,and a good camera...........and NO DATA PLAN. Order your phone on the internt.Went to a verizon store the guy lied to me and told me i need a data plan for the Choc Touch so i stormed out after a big fight.......Too funny.....Well Get this phone NOW before it goes to data plan.

Design 9/10
Features 9/10
Performance 9/10

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Coffee2Donuts
posted on 26 Nov 2009, 13:49 (Posts: 0; Member since: 31 Oct 2009)

9.7

Great Overall Phone

The LG Chocolate Touch is a great new phone. I got mine yesterday and so far i love it. The touch screen is probably the most responsive I've seen on the Verizon network; I used to have the LG Voyager Titanium. The resolution looks nice, and colors are very vibrant and full. The camera is very nice, 3.2 Megapixels is very nice. In the dark, some appear grainy, but overall there's more good than bad. Videos come out very nice as well. The call quality is very nice, I can hear very clearly and people can hear me clearly as well. I get service everywhere I've gone so far, which is always a good thing. The music player is very nice, the phone plays very loudly through the speakers and sounds very good through headphones, and there are other features like a rhythmic vibrate that goes with the beat of the song and EQ/Equalizers. There is also a FM Radio that is very nice and comes in very well, you can even preset your own stations. The main things that i bought this phone for was messaging, as well as the music player. The messaging is very good, and the full QWERTY keyboard is very good, similar to an iPod Touch/iPhone. You can also use T9 Word if you like, without flipping the phone sideways. Messages go by contact so they are organized by the people that send you each message. I do not use the internet, but i have heard that it isn't the best, but hey, you get what you get for a non-smart phone. This is a full feature phone that doesn't require a data plan, unlike...  

Design 10/10
Features 9/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • -Design
  • -Touch screen is very responsive
  • -Music player and FM Radio
  • -Camera
  • -QWERTY Keyboard
  • -T9 works well
  • -Vibrant colors
  • -Full Featured
  • -Messaging is nice
  • -Call quality
  • -Service everywhere
  • -No data plan required!

Cons

  • -Photos in the dark come out a little grainy.
  • -No flash

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Brad
posted on 22 Nov 2009, 09:56

10

Great Phone So Far

I' ve had about a week so far and this is a great little phone.  The music player and radio were the main reasons I wanted since I was upgrading from a Chocolate 2.      One person mentioned no data package required which is correct.  Not a phone problem but Verizon now charges app usage to data minutes not airtime which meant even though I have "free" apps I had to get a data package to use the "free" apps or pay a crapload in data minutes.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • Great Design and Features

Cons

  • None with the phone so far.

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Suzanne
posted on 19 Nov 2009, 07:50

10

Perfection

I've had my phone for over a week and for the money the quality is excellent. Great sound, I have a 4mg SD. Can convert most of  my itunes music to mp3 and download with UsB provided. Love the FM Radio. Did not even know it was on the phone. Touch Screen responds quickly and easy to dial without hitting wrong key. Have ordered a purple case to matchthe purple back with a front panel.Glad I waited until Nov to look for a phone.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • Sound with headphones rivals my ipod, Good resolution, Has all
  • the features I want plus some for someone not into using the Internet
  • and email features

Cons

  • None so far

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touchreviewer12
posted on 12 Nov 2009, 15:36

10

I Love This Phone!!!!!!

I had the LG Chocolate II (VX-8550) in Blue Mint when it first came out, and I wasn't really impressed with it at all. Then I got a touch screen phone and wasn't really impressed with it, exchanging it for 4 other of the same phone. For my upgrade, I chose the LG Chocolate Touch (VX-8575). It comes with 2 battery covers (I have the black one on right now), and the same physical sized screen as the LG enV Touch (VX-11000) with a little bit lower res. screen, but it doesn't bother me much. It also has a 3.2MP camera that takes great pictures and videos, as well as 1GB onboard dedicated space for music storage, as well as a slot for up to 8GB memory of a micro SD card (I have my 2GB SD card in there). It also has the same design as the LG Dare (VX-9700), which I love, and an excellent battery life plus Dolby Mobile and an FM radio with 3mm headset jack. It will also work the voice command/control system when it is plugged in. It also has the improved music player that allows you to play along with your tunes via either a bongo drumset or keyboard (piano). All in all, this is a GREAT phone, and I'd recommend it to anyone who's looking for a great music phone with a touchscreen, or a current or previous LG Chocolate (any series) owner who wants to try it again. This is the best decision I've ever made on a cell phone.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • Music player, touchscreen, camera/video recorder, storage space, 2 battery covers, great screen resolution, excellent battery life, soft touch and chrome finishes, asymmetrical design, too much to tell

Cons

  • Nothing at all

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sandalong
posted on 11 Nov 2009, 21:24 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Nov 2009)

10

Incredible! Best phone I have ever had.

I had the EnV Touch for the last month. I returned it because it was just too bulky for me. Exchanging it for the Chocolate touch was the best phone decision I have ever made. This phone is small and powerful. The QWERTY keypad has spaces between the buttons that help reduce miss types. It is very accurate. Though the screen is not as high a resolution, it is surprisingly sharp and very vibrant. The music player is excellent. I used to get frustrated with my album art not showing up, but with this phone, if you put the album art in the photos folder on your SD card, when playing a song that doesn't have album art show up, you can manually put it as the album art. Also, the FM radio is another amazing feature. It comes through crystal clear. Drawing pad, note pad, better touch screen, incredible battery, very compact, no required data package; the list of positives of this phone go on and on. I have extensively used the EnV Touch, Versa, and DARE and I believe the Chocolate Touch is simply the best non PDA phone available for Verizon.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • Can manage album art on it, Extremely long battery, touch QWERTY very accurate, tons of features, update EnV Touch software

Cons

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Anonymous
posted on 09 Nov 2009, 14:44

9.7

Well done

I have been looking for a good phone to try that has touch capability for quite sometime, and found this one while looking on the internet.
The phone is very responsive and will take a day or two to get the hang of how it works. The touch-screen is very good and responds well after calibration and user familiarity. It's my first LG and touch-screen and its an amazing phone, better than the dare in my opinion.
The battery life is good if you adjust the settings for lower power settings and don't have it lighting up big room. Call quality is very good and no problems with it. Sound quality for music is very good and rich in bass and higher notes. By it if you are in the market for a phone like this!

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 9/10

Pros

  • cool features
  • sweet interface
  • its new
  • camera is good and performs well

Cons

  • wish i had another one :)
  • the virtual qwerty keyboard takes time to get use to for new people to touch-screens. a day or two
  • nothing major

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Dan R.
posted on 08 Nov 2009, 07:33

9.7

Great phone, for dome one who has there fist touch screen.

This phone is amazing, I think it's better then the EnV Touch, it's great for first timers! It's one of my favorites. I had the EnV 2 and that phone was terrible I have had the Chocolate Touch for almost a week now, it's great!! GET IT!!

1: You'll love it
2: It doesn't freeze up like most touch screens
3: Great for first time touch "screnners"
4: It's a Chocolate!

Design 10/10
Features 9/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • Slim
  • Easy to use
  • Great design
  • Touch screen, very responsive

Cons

  • Internet is slow

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