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posted on 02 Oct 2008, 18:30 (Posts: 37; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)
Great phone, but leaves me wanting more.
I just recenlty purchased a blue lg ax8600 off of ebay and I am very pleased with the performance so far. I got it to replace a crappy alltel motorola razr v3a(don't ever get a razr). I am happy to say that I am more impressed with lg's line of phones than with motorola. This phone is durable and attractive, I have never had a blue phone before and the color of it is impressive. The mp3 player is first rate for it being part of a cell phone. Though through earbuds the volume was not that loud, but the built in equalizer(if you want to call it that) was good enough to satisfy my ears. Texting with it has been a little difficult. I sometimes depress the wrong button along with the button I want to press and it gives me almost every letter I don't need. Otherwise if a person with average sized fingers were to use it they would have a better time than I did. The call quality is good in my area, I have good signal most of the time at my work and at home(thanks alltel). The sound is crisp and the volume is just right. The phone is a tad long but I have a large head so it is just right for me. The camera is nice but has problems with low light. It makes me wonder why they did away with flashes on camera phones? The dual color displays give you just enough eye candy, but make sure your wallpapers are the correct size. This phone won't stretch images to fit the screen. It will just put a white bar at the sides to make it fit. I like the fact it will work with any micro sd card and will...Design 8/10Features 7/10Performance 8/10
- MP3 player
- Loose hinge
- Rather long
- Discontinued by LG
posted on 13 Mar 2009, 22:53
This phone worked good when new. It looks really nice and takes good pictures. Sound quality is good. But if it breaks don't get one from ebay bidallies he sells bad phones and then give all kinds of excuses. He will not do anything unless you give him a positive rating. You have no other choice he does not do emails and will harass you on the phone.Design 8/10Features 8/10Performance 6/10
- nice looking good pictures good reception
- battery life and scratches easily
posted on 04 Nov 2008, 20:14
I have gone through 3 of these phones. Call me crazy, but it was my only option at the time. I now own a Moto Rokr z6m, and it's ok so far. My ax8600's were all crappy. I had my first one for 2 weeks and it started shutting down and doing other unnecessary things. Alltel ripped me off anyways by giving me my second one, which was a refurbished one and was warped on the front and the Bluetooth didn't even work. On all three of these, the screens starts going out whenever it vibrated or someone called. The external keys would stay on until I restarted the phone, and the cameras on all of them went blurry and had green lines running through them. Alltel informed me that they were discontinued and they could not furnish me with another one, so out of my pocket, I had to pay for my current phone. On my third one, it accidently was run over by a truck, but that didn't cause much damage besides cracking the chrome. Other than that, it was a stylish phone and I really liked it.Design 8/10Features 8/10Performance 2/10
- Good Design
- T9 Word
- MP3 Player
- Cheaply Manufactured
- Crappy Parts
- Too Long
- External Keys Malfunction
- Short Battery Life
posted on 09 Oct 2008, 16:14
Jus ran out of my one year warranty and now when ever I open the phone - the screen goes blank. They won't repair it even though the Alltel Rep said the wires are bad inside where it flips open.
I can't text with one hand because it is so long.Design 4/10Features 6/10Performance 4/10
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posted on 18 Aug 2008, 14:12
LG AX-8600 is a KEEPER!
Well, I got this phone a year ago, and here is my opinion on it!
I can read texts on the outside screen
Decent camera for 1.3
Nice color combination(blue, silver)
Large internal display
Scratches easily(bought a film for it)
Gimmicky touch controls
Sound Quality is just okay...
Alarm clock doesnt always work
When you open it, it doesnt snap because of the bad spring.
That is about it. I would deffinately recommend this phone!Design 10/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 7/10
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posted on 16 Jun 2008, 01:06
Reception left much to be desired!
I liked many things about this phone. It was easy to use, slim profile and was a fun blue color. However the reception on this phone has been absolutely horrible for me (and other friends who have this phone). Also, the buttons are hard to distinguish one from another when texting. For someone who texts alot it's important to be able to feel the difference between each button. The OK button also came off several times. I traded this phone in for the LG AX565, and am VERY pleased with the new phone.Design 7/10Features 7/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 3/10Value for money 4/10
posted on 02 Jun 2008, 20:59
I like the phone very much and find it easy to use. Since I have hearing problems I like the clear ear speaker. But I lost the users manual and can't find a replacement anywhere.Design 9/10Features 7/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 7/10Value for money 7/10
posted on 29 May 2008, 17:14
Overall good phone.
I loved my LG VX8600. I had my favorite band's signature on the back too. The thing I hated though, was when they discontinued it. My phone had severe water damage and I had to buy a new one, and I was sad to find out that I couldn't get another one like it. I now have the LG AX565, but I don't love it as much as my lime green VX8600.Design 10/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
posted on 25 May 2008, 21:57
I have this phone rite now and i love it too death. The only thing is i dont like having to pay for the ringtones.But other than that it is the best phone to have!!Design 10/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 9/10
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posted on 24 May 2008, 22:45
tha downhill phone!!
loved this phone at first, easy to operate and i loved the mp3 player in the front. but soon after i learned to hate it. the camera is very fuzzy most of the time and the pics come out not too good. as 4 the controls on the front, they are very sensitive and annoying at times...i also am nt thrilled that i must buy all my ringtones and cant just upload one of my mp3's as a ringtone!!! rite now i cant waitto upgrade this phone!!Design 9/10Features 5/10Sound Quality 4/10Signal Strength 1/10Value for money 4/10
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posted on 19 Apr 2008, 18:54
Good Phone but bad issues!
Some people who have had the LgAx8600 and Vx8600 have had problems with the mechanics of the phone...but that was because they needed a software update. But Mine has been great except for one thing...the plastic piece on the left side by the flip axis of the phone keeps cracking...and this isn't because of dropping it...the flip piece in the inside is too large for the construction. Luckily, LG and Alltel do replace this free of charge everytime that it happens due to mail in replacement program...other than that great camera (if you change the settings) great sound, great features and software quality...Gotta love the 3g networkingDesign 10/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 7/10
posted on 24 Mar 2008, 21:00
I got this phone when it first came out, spent a pretty penny for it, which I wouldn't recommend, it does take well to drops, I've dropped it plenty, the charger cover sucks, mine is about to come off, I don't like the fact that you can't use full songs as a ring tone, loaded on to my sd card, and I don't like that you can't connect to someone else's phone through bluetooth, which I just recently found out, the camera isn't all that great, but I do like how it fits well into my back pocket, because it is thin enough.
All in all, if I could do it all over again, I wouldn't buy this phone, but that's just me.Design 8/10Features 3/10Sound Quality 5/10Signal Strength 6/10Value for money 2/10
posted on 14 Jan 2008, 21:35
I got this phone today at Wal-Mart and its so awesome I love this phone. It has a great everything. Love It It was $18.88 for a 2yr contract.
Design 10/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
posted on 27 Oct 2007, 13:23
Durable, but not a best buy.
I got this phone because all 5 of my chocolate phones malfunctioned for no reason. I have had this phone for 8 months now and I only liked it for the first month. Its a phone that you like it when you see it and you like it until you are used to it and how it works.
The signal isn't too great, the camera quality is poor unless it has a sufficient light source. My memory was very minimum without any added memory holding less than 20 pictures and one video at one time for the first month or two. Although, recently I have been able to hold 4 videos, and up to 50 pictures at one time and I haven't put any extra memory in it. The sound quality is good and the battery life could be better. If I charge it all night and use it periodically throughout the day I only use a bar of battery, maybe two. The battery port cover is poorly designed and weak; mine broke off. The front screen is very conveinent to display text messages and missed calls but it attracts fingerprints very easily. The design is good, but it is a very length phone and feels large when talking on it.
Even though there are plenty of little things I do not like about the phone, I must say that this phone has not had one glitch or one malfunction. It has been a very durable phone and takes well to drops. I wouldn't buy this phone if you are looking for a phone that has a bunch of cool features and extras. This is a basic phone made to keep up with the newer designs of today's phones.Design 6/10Features 5/10Sound Quality 5/10Signal Strength 4/10Value for money 3/10
posted on 31 Aug 2007, 16:46
A really good phone
This phone is one of the best all-around good phones verizon has. It has the verizon UI, but it is the newer flash-based one. It's camera is decent and both the internal and external screens are quite high quality. The external screen is fairly hi-res and you can read texts and missed calls from it. The mp3 player is quite good. It even displays album artwork on the external screen. The touch-sensitive music buttons are ok... I don't like having to 'unlock' them or hitting them accidentally. I like the keyboard, even though others say it is flat and annoying. The web browser is fast and useful for reading e-mail. The internal memory is not too big so a cheap microSD card is a must. (I got a 1gb for $5 at an online retailer) The sound quality is decent, even at loud volumes. Call volume is usually loud enough. Ring volume is also usually loud enough. Music volume is plenty loud and usually clear. The hinge doesn't have as much 'spring' to it as I would have liked, but it still opens and closes smoothly. Its features are very good with mp3 player, full vcast offerings, mobile WAP 2.0 browser, EV-DO, 1.3 MP Camera, stereo bluetooth with file transfer, and more. The signal strength is usually good, but not as good as my old audiovox 8940. I usually get a good signal but not always a good EV-DO signal. While the phone does attract fingerprints... its really not a problem. This phone really is a very good all around phone. Even though verizon stopped selling it online... you can still...Design 8/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 7/10Signal Strength 6/10Value for money 8/10
posted on 08 Aug 2007, 15:34
Great phone no doubt
I had this phone for a good 4 months and got a lot of use out of it, and overall the phone is definitely great! I had no issues with battery life at all, speakerphone is a little weak if there is a bit of background noise but in a quiet room I had no problem hearing it. The disign and form factor are excellent, and the default UI theme is very eye appealing. The keypad was good, but not great. Occasionally when texting I would think I hit a key but actually didn't and would have to go back, but that was rare and only minor. Reception seemed great as well. I really loved this phone. A good choice if your looking for a nice stylish sleek flip phone with good features and much better quality than a RAZR, the LG-VX8600 is it. VZW has the phone on End of Life so you better hurry!Design 10/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 9/10
posted on 27 Jul 2007, 04:24
Best phone ever but...
I love this phone, it is by far the best I've ever had. You'll do well with it, BUT BE AWARE! There are a few annoying features one should know about before chosing this one. For example you can't use a bluetooth stereo headset when watching videos - it only works with music! So if you want to watch a video (V-Cast or otherwise) privately you have to get out the old corded headset. The camera quality is poor in anything other than bright light, and the video's are worse even in good light. The side control buttons are exactly opposite one another, so to get a grip you often push on the other side's button first (you do eventually learn to grip it a little funny and avoid this problem). Again, love it despite these problems, but be advised.Design 9/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 9/10
posted on 18 Jul 2007, 11:16
This phone has style with amasing features. Its slim. Fits easily into pocket. Love the MP3. has good sound to it. The buttons on the outside are very helpful to the MP3. Definetly worth the money.Design 9/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 10/10
posted on 22 Jun 2007, 12:45
If you want a well designed phone that plays music and takes great pictures this is the phone. The design is very well done it's easy to flip open and fits nice is you hand. The only problem I have with the design is the keypad is flat and sometimes I end up pushing the wrong key but its not that annoying. So overall the design is great. The features for the phone are really good also the camera works great and so does the music player. A problem I have is with the touch sensitive music buttons. Sometimes I hit a button when I'm in the middle of a song and the song starts all over again and it really gets me annoyed. Sound quality is really good also the music plays really well but the ring tones I download from VZW Deluxe 3.0 are a little tiny bit fuzzy. Signal strength is okay but when calling people its a little bit fuzzy. But overall this phone is great and it's definitely worth the money and you'll be happy with your purchase.Design 9/10Features 7/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 10/10
posted on 19 Jun 2007, 11:38
Lg VX 8600
ive had this phone for over 4 months now and i am pretty happy with it. the design is great it looks really nice and all my friends want to see the phone. one bad thing about the design is the shiny front it looks great but i am constantly cleaning it because it gets fingerprints all over it. the features are also very good the music player, vcast video, the camrea, and the video recorder are all great features. the camrea is pretty good but at some times the pics come out fuzzy. the sound quality and signal streanth are really good the sound is always loud and i always have at least 2 bars where ever i am. so this phone is pretty great overall.Design 7/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 9/10
posted on 05 Jun 2007, 11:24
I've had no problem with my bluetooth and i can put alot of music on my mp3 with my micro sd card and is probably the best phone i've ever had!
i think lg realy went all out making this phone!!Design 9/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 6/10
posted on 03 Jun 2007, 09:59
I bought this phone as an upgrade to an VX5300. HUGE difference. The call sound quality is much better. The only problem I have with it is sometimes its too loud, despite the volume adjustment. The MP3 player works well. The touch buttons on the front screen are a pain though. Occassionally, I use my phone to check the time. If you push one of the side buttons and do not wait for the display to dissappear, the next thing you hear out of your pocket is the first song in your playlist. Loading the MP3s was simple. I have a card reader on my computer and I just drag and drop. I also purchased a 3rd party data-sync program that lets me modify/move all kinds of stuff. The camera picture quality is a little dissapointing. Shots seem pixelated more than the 5300. I was unable to get the phone to work with my previous bluetooth headset, which is unfortunate. I also purchased the wired headset with the special plug on it. Maybe there's a reason for it, but using the standard plug without an adapter would have been better in my opinion. All in all, a great phone with a few quirks I hope they improve on in the newer versions.Design 8/10Features 7/10Sound Quality 7/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 8/10
posted on 29 May 2007, 12:37
The phone is great but you cant bluetooth songs to and from it. I called alltell and they said its LG that did it. How to they expect me to get songs. Yeah I know I can use the microSD card but my computer won't let me so I dont know if I'll ever be able to use the MP3 player. Oh well my next most certainly will not be an LG.Design 8/10Features 5/10Sound Quality 4/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 7/10
posted on 19 May 2007, 18:01
Fantatstic Job by LG!! Just think Moto RAZR MAXX is slightly better
I'm in the market for an upgrade from Verizon, and I'm getting one at the right time. Listen, to you who gave this lower than a 7...you ridiculous! Verizon will always lock down their features, so I'm not seeing the whole shock by that. There are places to go to get that unlocked, but other than this the LG VX8600 and Motorola RAZR Maxx Ve are very sophisticated in the fact that they have finally gotten it right for the thin phones. LG not only catches up with Motorola in Razor style phone, but they are now officially in competition. If you're in the market for a phone that is lightweight, flexible, portable, works well with many of your back-pack/storage cellphone pockets, then look no further. This phone gives you the samethings as the RAZR Maxx, but with less of a camera, and less of a price, and perhaps will not work well with your Moto HS820 headsets from what I gather. Beautiful, and great phone!Design 9/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 7/10Signal Strength 7/10Value for money 8/10
posted on 12 May 2007, 15:44
This phone is awesome!
Got the Blue LG AX8600 a few days ago. Here is my review
Screens are Great
Picks up great, way better than the piece of crap Moto W315 i used to have
Read Text's on the outside of the phone using the motion sensor mp3 buttons
Get fingerprints on it easy
Camera a little fuzzy
battery life not that great
Overall, this is a great phoneDesign 9/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 8/10