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LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 Review

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Performance:

The call quality of the Chocolate Touch was on par with most other Verizon phones, such as the Samsung Rogue and LG enV Touch. Voices sounded clear and natural on our end, with no background noise or distortion, even at high call volumes. People that we called also said out voice sounded clear and natural on their end, through they could tell we were using a cell phone. Signal reception was also quite good, as we’d average 3 bars of 1X and 4 bars of 3G showing in high-coverage areas and we didn’t drop any calls while we used the phone around south Florida.

The included 1000mAh battery is rated to provide up to 5 hours of talk time or 19.5 days of standby time on a full charge. During our testing, we were able to achieve up to 4 hours and 45 minutes of continuous talk time on a full charge.


Conclusion:

With each new model in the Chocolate series, we see continual improvements being made. The LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 continues the tradition with an updated music player, 3.2MP camera, HTML web browser, good call quality, and of course the 3” touchscreen. We still wish it were more closely based on the LG BL40, but the Chocolate Touch is defiantly geared more to the music lover. The music player is fun to use and we enjoyed its extra features, such as Join the Band, and the FM Radio. Overall, it is a worth purchase if you coming from earlier Chocolate models, or are looking for a uniquely styled touchscreen device.


LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 Video Review:

LG Chocolate Touch VX8575 Review


Pros

  • Full touchscreen interface
  • Updated music player with FM radio
  • Good call quality and reception
  • Expressive design

Cons

  • HTML web browser is limited
  • Camera lacks autofocus and flash
  • EVDO Rev. 0
PhoneArena rating:
7.5
User rating:
7.3 50 Reviews
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

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.

posted on 11 Nov 2009, 21:38

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.

posted on 11 Nov 2009, 22:22

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

posted on 12 Feb 2010, 13:14

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.

posted on 12 Nov 2009, 22:20

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.

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 08:03

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.

posted on 12 Feb 2010, 13:24

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.

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 20:57

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.

posted on 18 Nov 2010, 11:02

9. K-Love (unregistered)


im getting it in some days and hopefully it will work like the first girl said it has for her!

posted on 01 Jan 2011, 23:34

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.

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 00:05

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

posted on 28 Sep 2011, 11:51

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.

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Display3.0 inches, 240 x 400 pixels (155 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size4.30 x 2.20 x 0.47 inches
(109 x 56 x 12 mm)
4.23 oz  (120 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5.1 hours talk time

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