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LG Chocolate User Reviews

7.3 Based on 54 Reviews

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Multimedia8/10
Internet2/10
Call quality6/10
Battery9/10
Reception6/10
Display7/10
Build quality8/10
Text input8/10
Everyday usage5/10
UI speed3/10
Camera4/10

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Jackson A.
posted on 09 Apr 2007, 23:02

9.2

The sweetest phone I've seen.

The music features are some of the best I've seen in a phone. It has a lot of memory for a cell phone too. But the micro SD slot helps. The only thing I don't like is how the keys automatically lock when you close the slide. But other than that, it's the best. Some say that the touch panels get annoying, but it just takes a few days to get used to not having buttons. Overall 9/10.

Design 9/10
Features 9/10
Sound Quality 9/10
Signal Strength 9/10
Value for money 10/10

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Jimmy
posted on 03 Apr 2007, 21:11

6.2

Terrible Functions, Nice Design

LG has a good design on this phone without a doubt. The only real positives I can say about this phone are:

1. Slide Feature
2. Size
3. Option of colors

Other than that, everything else sucks about this phone. The touch buttons work part of the time, even then sometimes there's a delay. Sorry, but it can't beat the Ipod in it's touch feature.
I hate the fact that when browsing the net, the phone freezes. It doesn't even turn off. The only way to get it working again is to physically remove the battery.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention the fact that when you use the included adapter to hook up to portable speakers, the phone magically starts dialing the last number in the phone's recent calls history. Talk about possessed! Only way to resolve that situation is to clear your call history before hooking up to external speakers. Even then it tries to dial the last recent call, but since you clear the memory it can't call anyone.
Worst phone I've ever seen period. I'd rather take the old brick Nokia 5100/6100 series phone over this one. Pretty sad to say such a thing.

Design 8/10
Features 5/10
Sound Quality 7/10
Signal Strength 9/10
Value for money 2/10

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YumyumYumyum
posted on 03 Apr 2007, 01:15

10

Mmmmm...Chocolate

I love this phone. With the music kit it is so easy to get my cd's on the phone and they sound great. I dont care what people say sensitve setting on low is very easy to get along with. yes the first chocolate did not come with speaker phone and had to have a software upgrade inside the store but that did not stop me from pouring hersheys chocolate syrup all over it and licking it off. yes my chocolate phone has its own pillow to sleep on at night.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Sound Quality 10/10
Signal Strength 10/10
Value for money 10/10

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Brandi Lechowicz
posted on 01 Apr 2007, 10:15

7

Terrible

I purchased the Chocolate for my husband as a wedding gift in January. The phone had not one problem for 2 months. While we were on the phone, it died. It would not respond to the charger. I was wanting to buy the pink one they just released, but I think not. There were 10 people in line when I took it to my Verizon store with the Chocolate getting them exchanged all for the same issue. I thought the RAZR was terrible with all the issues it had. They don't make phones like they used to....

Design 8/10
Features 8/10
Sound Quality 8/10
Signal Strength 10/10
Value for money 1/10

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brannume
posted on 24 Mar 2007, 22:19

2.2

DON'T BUY

This phone is the worst phone Verizon has ever put out on the market. The catch is you must have it for at least a month or two before you began to see most of its flaws and malfunctions - and of course that is far past your 15 day return policy limits. Please, please, please before you buy this phone - do your research. Go to other sites and read the reviews on this phone. There is also now talk of pushing for a recall.

Design 5/10
Features 2/10
Sound Quality 1/10
Signal Strength 2/10
Value for money 1/10

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Keith
posted on 19 Feb 2007, 21:59

9.4

Not as bad as they say...

I purchased my LG Chocolate about 5 days ago, and so far, I love everything about it except for the battery (and the price...). It's an amazing phone. The touch buttons take a couple days to get used to , as to be expected, but they're very good. The slide function works very well. The camera takes good pictures, and has great white balance settings, but actually snapping the shot can be difficult unless you use two hands (it likes to turn out blurry if you don't).
For only having one speaker, it's very good. Music plays great on it! However, things like news sounds very tinny... i'm not sure why. Mobile IM, VCast Music, and Get It Now (with E-Mail) all work amazingly well. However, VCast Video still has a LOT of kinks to work out... and that isn't the fault of the Chocolate by any means.

I will say that the Chocolate does have a lot of minor things here and there, but all things considered, it's a great phone. The two worst aspects being the price and the battery. To fully utlitilze the phone, many accessories are necessary. So far i've spent $180 on the phone (contract renewal price), $30 on a car charger, $20 on a case, and $50 on an extended battery, with still a memory card ($70, 2GB), and a Music kit ($30) to come. The only major flaw i've noticed with the phone itself is the batter. It absolutely must be charged every night. And if you use a lot of the higher features (VCast, Get It Now, Camera) it will drain the battery much quicker. But playing music doesn't seem...  

Design 9/10
Features 10/10
Sound Quality 8/10
Signal Strength 10/10
Value for money 10/10

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Angel
posted on 07 Feb 2007, 13:39

7.6

i agree...

i have the white chocolate...there IS a speaker phone and the touch sensitivity is adjustible...(mines on medium^.^). this may not be the best phone but it is desent for being a music phone...the speaker quality is good, i like the slim design, slider feature is nice and all in all i like the phone.

Design 8/10
Features 8/10
Sound Quality 8/10
Signal Strength 7/10
Value for money 7/10

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DeeDee
posted on 31 Jan 2007, 17:46

8

I like it

I dont understand why people say this phone has no speaker phone. My Mint Chocolate does. Matter of fact I used it on my way to work today. U can adjust the senor level on this phone, but if you watch your fingers I dont see the problem. I like my phone

Design 7/10
Features 7/10
Sound Quality 8/10
Signal Strength 8/10
Value for money 10/10

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April
posted on 11 Jan 2007, 16:32

5

What the heck?!

I think this phone is horrible!! I work for Verizon and we have problem after problem with these phones. The buttons are too touch sensitive causing people to make their phones perform unwanted actions and there is no speakerphone. This phone gets a 2.5 rating in my eyes. I would never buy one, I wouldn't even take one for free!! Thanks but no thanks, I think I will stick with my Palm Treo 700P!!!!

Design 7/10
Features 4/10
Sound Quality 4/10
Signal Strength 8/10
Value for money 2/10

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George
posted on 06 Jan 2007, 15:39

6

lg chocolate vx8500

i have this phone and its great looking and a great player but i wish they could make the battery life longer cause it sucks! and if this phone would had been gsm it would be even better.

Design 6/10
Features 6/10
Sound Quality 6/10
Signal Strength 6/10
Value for money 6/10

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jnokkeo
posted on 01 Jan 2007, 21:21

9.2

Battery

just bought it....charged it for 14 hours overnight first time. Battery died after 8 hours and 2 5 min calls....battery life is horrible!!!....other than that, I love it.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Sound Quality 9/10
Signal Strength 8/10
Value for money 9/10

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Kashman
posted on 10 Dec 2006, 00:23

8

Hot phone but no stamina

The styling on the LG VX8500 is less attractive then its GSM counterpart however it is still very exceptional compared to other handsets available through my carrier, Telus Mobility.
Unfortunetly the sheduler function is horrible, camera is slow, touch screen is very counter-intuitive and worse of all the Battery life is horrible.
I bought this phone recently but haven't been able to get more then 3 hours of media time out of it.
Maybe i'm biased because i use to have a treo 650 before this, but hey for the price i was expecting more.

Design 10/10
Features 6/10
Sound Quality 8/10
Signal Strength 10/10
Value for money 6/10

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Michael
posted on 09 Dec 2006, 14:18

10

Great phone!!!!!!!!

I bought this phone about 3 month ago and i love it. I just wish that the battery life would have been better, but overall its a beautiful phone. I also love reception on this phone.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Sound Quality 10/10
Signal Strength 10/10
Value for money 10/10

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SwizzleStix
posted on 30 Sep 2006, 00:53

7.6

LG Chocolate - Can't Synchronize

I see I'm not the only person having trouble with my PC recognizing this device. If anyone has any informaton on this, I'd greatly appreciate it. Verizon doesn't seem to have any idea how to help me. I've un-installed/re-installed everything. I've even exchanged my music essentials kit.

Design 8/10
Features 10/10
Sound Quality 9/10
Signal Strength 6/10
Value for money 5/10

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Niz
posted on 28 Sep 2006, 03:29

10

Great Phone!

It´s the best cell phone ever!! I love it and I can´t live without it! Everyones should have one!! It´s easy to use. I sencerely recommend the Chocolat!!

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Sound Quality 10/10
Signal Strength 10/10
Value for money 10/10

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Chibuddy
posted on 26 Sep 2006, 15:26

9.4

Chocolate is Good

I read about as many reviews before I bought it as well as afterwards and I have to say I'm with the proud owners not the others. This phone brings all the quality LG and Verizon are known for and then some. Sure, if you thnkin you've bought a nano and not a phone or a digicam and not a phone - you will be dissapointed and very unhappy. But if you like good , well-thought out features not generally part of a cell phone as well as good sound, texting features, calls lists, quicktext, pix and flix functions, playlists, gr8 looks (wipe off the prints from time-to-time), lightweight, touch sensitive keys, animated screens, lots of basic memory with massive expandability, a good voice command ability, well organized contact lists, and decent calendar and alert set-up - this is the phone for you. As for the battery: if you talk a lot, listen to songs a lot and / or text and pix a good deal of the time - duh! Your battery will not last five days for sure.

Design 9/10
Features 10/10
Sound Quality 9/10
Signal Strength 9/10
Value for money 10/10

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jeff
posted on 15 Sep 2006, 01:41

8.6

lg chocolate

the phone is good and the battery life really stinks!!!!!!!

Design 10/10
Features 9/10
Sound Quality 8/10
Signal Strength 8/10
Value for money 8/10

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MDB
posted on 06 Sep 2006, 00:50

6

Problems with Software

I just got mine. I am having the same problem as others. Mine PC will not recognize the device to allow downlads of music directly from the PC. I am not sure how to resolve it. It is supposed to work after loading the proper dirvers from CD. It doesn't.

Design 6/10
Features 6/10
Sound Quality 6/10
Signal Strength 6/10
Value for money 6/10

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blue bear
posted on 29 Aug 2006, 19:01

6

GREAT!!!

The LG chocolate is bloody great and i love it! I havent even got it yet but i know people who do and the phone is absolutely wicked. The way that its style and the wonderful components that it has matches is a wonder! the music player is just excellent and i still cant believe that this is the masterpiece of LG. im truly impressed! im getting it in about a week or so and i can hardly contain my excitement! ive had many phones in my time but this is the one im lookin forward 2 having the absolute most! I cant wait to get my hands on this flawless creation!!! BRILLIANT!

Design 6/10
Features 6/10
Sound Quality 6/10
Signal Strength 6/10
Value for money 6/10

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jose
posted on 29 Aug 2006, 06:25

9.2

gr8 phone

one of the greatest phone of 2006-07
i definitely enjoying it since i got it about two weeks ago. esp that with no memo card u can download up to 12 songs. it is small and light. definitely recommend.

Design 9/10
Features 9/10
Sound Quality 10/10
Signal Strength 9/10
Value for money 9/10

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phone-guru
posted on 28 Aug 2006, 21:50

7.8

LG

what people tend to forget is that cingular carries other phones besides the razr. how about the samsung D807 or the LG CU500 or even the discontinued but still very versitile phone the Sony Ericsson W600I all these phones hold mp3 and all were out before the chocolate. and how odd it is that the chocolate looks almost identical the samsung D807.....hmmmm....but i will say its about time that Lg stepped up now they are producing some quality phones like the chocolate that have many features and attract and audience.

Design 8/10
Features 9/10
Sound Quality 9/10
Signal Strength 7/10
Value for money 6/10

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liam12345
posted on 27 Aug 2006, 11:29

9.8

great but hard on $$$

I think its all great but the only thing that kinda was bad about the phone was the price i had to work 1 week to get the money for it but its ok
i reallly like and there doing good!

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Sound Quality 10/10
Signal Strength 10/10
Value for money 9/10

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Izzi
posted on 26 Aug 2006, 19:11

8.2

?MP3

The phone does sync with the PC to download music from Windows Media player. Talked to tech support. First they replaced the phone. It still is not recognized by the PC. Now Verizon says that it is a flaw with every vx8500 which LG will ultimately fix. Need opinions and advise.

Design 10/10
Features 8/10
Sound Quality 9/10
Signal Strength 8/10
Value for money 6/10

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Corashuf
posted on 23 Aug 2006, 09:34

8.8

Nice Phone

This phone is the nicest thing out there right now, a shitload better than the crappy razor and nicer looking than that motorola itunes phone. the only thing thats going to better than this is cingulars upcoming sony W810i, whic is going to be an even more kickass phone the chocolate.

Design 10/10
Features 7/10
Sound Quality 8/10
Signal Strength 9/10
Value for money 10/10

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kim
posted on 21 Aug 2006, 21:13

10

it great and works like a charm

i love my lg it has everything need and wanted.You would not be let down by the chocolate.Unlike the razer (another hip verzon phone) i have had no prolem . lg has made a hit this time.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Sound Quality 10/10
Signal Strength 10/10
Value for money 10/10

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