LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 Review
Chocolate Touch VX8575. As the name implies, the device features a touchscreen interface, but is also geared to the consumer, looking for a music-centric phone. The Chocolate Touch does not disappoint in that regard, as the device has an attractive and fun music player, FM Radio tuner, and comes with 1GB of internal memory, though you can use microSDHC cards up to 16GB in size. Other music centric devices include the Samsung Trance and Verizon Wireless Razzle, though neither feature a touchscreen.
Included in the retail box is the LG Chocolate Touch phone, 1000mAh battery, two battery covers, combination wall charger/USB cable, and user manual.
If you recall, the first two LG Chocolate models were sliders and the third had a clamshell design. This time around LG has gone with a full touchscreen design, hence the name “Chocolate Touch”. The entire phone has a shiny mirror finish to it, and there are two battery covers included: black and purple. Both of them continue the mirror finish, but have geometric design patterns with a soft-touch coating. The phone’s overall construction feels solid and should hold up to normal daily use. Since the device is only 0.47” thick, it is one of the thinnest touchscreen phones currently on the market. Because of this and its lightweight design, you can take it almost anywhere, and it can easily be slipped away in your pocket.
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Most of the front is taken up by the 3-inch resistive touch-sensitive display, which features a resolution of 240x400 and has 262K color support. It responds well to the touch, but doesn’t appear to be as sensitive as the preproduction unit we tested in September. Also, its resolution isn’t as high as the one used by the Samsung Rogue and LG enV Touch (480x800), which means there is some pixelation with viewing images and text.
Above the screen are the light sensor, which automatically adjusts the display’s backlight level, and the proximity sensor, which turns the display off when it’s next to your face during a call. On the bottom are the odd shaped Send, Back/Voice Command, and End/Power keys. The left side has the volume rocker, microUSB port and speakerphone button, and on the right side is the dedicated lock, music and camera buttons. The 3.2MP camera is on the back and you have to remove the battery cover to access the microSD memory card slot. There is also a 3.5mm headset jack on the top, but a set of wired headphones isn’t included in the box, so you’ll have to hook up your own in order to use the FM Radio.
1. sandalong (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Nov 2009)
Definitely underrated. I have had all the Chocolate phones, and this one is leagues beyond the other ones, though it didn't get that in these ratings. Also missed was the battery review. This phone goes on forever. My other phones needed to be charged every day in my reception area. It has been two days of heavy use and I am only down one bar on my battery level. This phone is so incredible for a non-PDA phone. The QWERTY keypad is very accurate. This reviewer definitely underrated it.
2. KingOfPhones (Posts: 41; Member since: 04 May 2008)
LG's touch screen phones are continuing to look and work less high end with each iteration in my opinion. They need to step it up a little and come out with something groundbreaking. Something more based on the BL40 would have been great, but maybe without the awkward length.
3. jtm1208 (Posts: 37; Member since: 16 Jun 2009)
I just got this phone in my store today and I was definetly not impressed with it. I thought the touch screen was much less responsive than the dare
6. jedi2000 (Posts: 31; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
What are you thinking the dare had a horrible touch screen this one is much better.
4. cjz78 (Posts: 7; Member since: 27 Oct 2009)
This is a bastard phone...no way around it. I don't think it will sell well, the Env Touch has cleaner design. And this phone isn't nearly as good as the Rouge. I tried it in the store and the resitive touch is worse than my Voyager. I'd give this phone to my teenager..and that's about it.
5. Vandro (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)
Got shafted with this a couple days ago because VZN discontinued the Dare. In almost every way, LG took what made the Dare great and handicapped those features into mediocrity: same camera, but without autofocus and flash; same size screen, but far less responsive; similar form factor, but ugly as hell. Needless to say, I'm still looking for a Dare.
7. jedi2000 (Posts: 31; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
I've had this phone for 3 months and I'm very happy with it. The rating system is very flawed this phone deserves at least a 8.5 or 9 and was a large improvement over the dare. Not to mention the battery life is tight i use it about an hr a day and don't have to charge it for 5-7 days usually once a week. And if you want a camera get a camera cell phone's are not far enough along to take a nice cameras place, even though they are getting close.
8. ZoomZoom Diva (unregistered)
Having owned two generations of the Chocolate or Chocolate-type flip phones... I have to admit to being disappointed there is no FM transmitter on this one. It's great for playing trip music on vintage cars.
9. K-Love (unregistered)
im getting it in some days and hopefully it will work like the first girl said it has for her!
10. iwantrumortouch (unregistered)
Ive had this phone since October and I hate it! When ever I use the internet it frezzes and the only way it responds is if I take the batterie out and restart it. I also hate the fact it doesnt have a full QWERTY keyboard. When I text which I text very often it always registers the wrong letter and i have to delete it and retype it! Over all I wouldnt tell anyone to get it! I would much rather have the Rumor Touch.
11. Lg env touch covers (unregistered)
I have LG env touch and it really works well but i want cover on it to provide protection from scratches,dust and any other sort of damage.
Lg env touch covers
12. GODLYWOMAN (unregistered)
I have had this phone for a while now.......and i really liked it when i first got it. Since then i have had to get another one because the touch screen went out on me, when i would try to text a letter it would hit something else, so frustrating. Now my battery will not stay charged with the other phone. the battery last probably a minute with it having all four notches. I would not consider anyone buying this phone and you wont have to worry about because they are no longer selling them where i stay.