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posted on 07 May 2007, 18:26
This Phone is Sexy
Tis phone is sexy, and is worth all the money I spent. It is the best phone Verizon has made next to the Trio. I reccomend this phone to all.
This is a must buy for everyone.Design 10/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
posted on 07 Apr 2007, 13:03
I bought this phone as the AX8600 version. After reading the reviews I have to agree if the few problems were fixed this would be a great phone. There is nothing in the manual for a few problems. You can easily end up erasing an entire text message, or miss a screen completely with this phone. I get a lot of compliments on the phone and I enjoy it.Design 9/10Features 4/10Sound Quality 5/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
posted on 03 Apr 2007, 11:25
One of the best phones for the money
Overall, the phone is a strong contender for a good all around performer. The call quality in Raleigh NC is better than I ever had with Cingular. The camera is decent; not perfect but when was the last time you use your phone to take those long lasting family pictures. The music player is easy to use and works decent especially when you buy a decent pair of earphones eBay is the way to go. It also has a memory card slot; I bought my 1 gig card from an online retailer for ten bucks. Can’t beat that price. One other feature that I liked is that you can listen to your music through the speakers and it is pretty loud. Download Bitpim software to unlock the full potential of the phone. This free shareware will let you upload music, change calendar, photos, videos, and best of all download your pictures form the phone to your computer. The only drawbacks to this phone are when you are making a phone call and put the call through the external speakers the voice volume is very low which I really don't understand why cause when you play music they are loud and clear. But hopefully LG will fix this with a firmware update. The second gripe I have is that the phone even though is nice and slim it feels Flimsy and weak at the hinge. But I guess if you are careful, it will last a while.
OVERALL A GOOD BUY AND BEAIFULL LOOKING PHONE
Design 9/10Features 7/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 8/10
Mountain Dew Man
posted on 02 Apr 2007, 21:32
Thats the Good Stuff
So everyone agrees it is smudgy but the problem can be fixed with a form fitting leather case, thats what I did. The features are all good. Phone call recording comes in handy,voice dialing (button on right side bottom portion btw) Great pics/flix and music how can you go wrong? Speed dialing set up was a little different then my last phone (you have to select the option under contacts first rather then right from the contact)but I can live with it. Wondering how the signal is? GREAT! some people believe that internal intennas have lower reception but they all have pretty much the same signal out-put so I dont think it matter all that much. Over all it is a good buy, so stop debating wether or not to get the slider or this one and get this one:)Design 8/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 10/10
posted on 02 Apr 2007, 16:33
Hot design but bad phone
The worst phone in thenkown phone world, i have seen better non camera phone then this piece of crap. It can hold only 4 songs with its crappy mb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1Design 8/10Features 1/10Sound Quality 1/10Signal Strength 1/10Value for money 1/10
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posted on 01 Apr 2007, 21:54
The VX8600 is actually my entry-level phone with Verizon. I love it, for the most part. I think the black shiny outercoat is quite chic, however, because of that fact, it captures fingerprints and smudges easily; so you're constantly wiping and cleaning the phone. This isn't ideal for an on-the-go person. It's quite a stylish phone though, I've had numerous compliments on it. I just wish the speakerphone were louder, it's almost impossible to hear when around crowds and stuff like that, you'd have to hold the phone up to your ear to hear the conversation from the opposite end, which defeats the purpose. The great part about having this phone, is while the megapixel on the camera is only 1.3, the pictures and videos come out fabulous! And while speakerphone may not be all that loud, when listening to music without headphones it is quite loud, I've had a few heads turn. You can do dual screen displays as well (a picture/video for your main screen & another picture/video for your front screen). All in all, it's a great phone for the right person.Design 7/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 7/10Value for money 7/10
posted on 14 Mar 2007, 23:22
The LG VX8600 has nice features, and is very funtional. There are only two things I would change. The speaker phone feature needs to be a bit louder. When using this feature in a car, or any area where there may be the ambient noice, I have to bring the phone closer to my ear to hear (defeating the purpose). Second is the design and location of the charging port. I find it difficult to plug the charger in and even harder to remove it without feeling as though I'm going to break the unit. The location of the port is just ridiculous. When you have a car charger plugged in the side of the phone, you can barely hold the unit. That would be fine if I could hear the hands free speaker setting. Overall I like the unit. These improvements would make the LG VX8600 the best unit on the market (hands down).Design 9/10Features 7/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 8/10
posted on 25 Jan 2007, 05:34
get the booklet right
Got this phone as an upgrade on my contract. I travel a lot for work and THE thing I need is voice dialling. After struggling for 24hours to find it I rang tech support at my contract provider. It is now 3 days on and neither they nor their handset "experts" can figure it out - there is NOTHING in the manual and no-one can find the option on the phone.
I do like the appearance and the keypad is a joy after the prvious phone.
The address book doesn't appear to support postal addresses and there is no option to personalise ringtones - or if there is I haven't been able to find it.
This phone is going back.Design 6/10Features 4/10Sound Quality 4/10Signal Strength 4/10Value for money 5/10
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posted on 31 Dec 2006, 14:33
vx-8600 is a hit
This phone has many great features and is held back by a few quirks that i have gotten over and over all decided it is a great phone.
great sleek look
tons of features
charger plug cover is weird
takes 2 hands to flip sometimes
smudges easyDesign 9/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 10/10
posted on 17 Dec 2006, 18:51
i like the phone
I had the lg 8300 and traded it for the 8600 before the deadline. The reception is as good as the 8300 and moto e815. I like the feel of the phone in my hand. It seems to be the perfect size. The speaker phone is as poor as reported. Would perfer the 8300 for that feature. I use a bluetooth so not too important. I would say go for the 8600. So far no problems with the battery, but I charge it every night or use car charger. I like the phone!Design 9/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 9/10
posted on 16 Nov 2006, 01:19
LG is good
I have found it very easy to use. Would be nicer if you could assign MP3's as ringers, other than that, this phone has everything, and is very easy to use.Design 9/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 7/10Value for money 9/10
posted on 15 Nov 2006, 09:01
good phone, bad idea
had mine about a week or so now and found it really easy to use simple phone. but the touch screen on the front has turned out to be a nightmare. im constantly having to clean is as i responds to my fingerprints left on there previously. typing text messages is the worst you try and select a contact ad it just fly through all the menu's. it's a great phone but they would have been better of using proper buttons.Design 6/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 8/10
posted on 11 Nov 2006, 14:29
I wish LG would have kept the speaker up top like their 8300 phone.It's only speaker is on the back near the bottom and the music gets extremely muffled and hard to hear when it is in a protective holster.Design 9/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 6/10Value for money 9/10