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LG New Chocolate BL20 Review

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LG New Chocolate BL20 Review
We have already told you about the great operational speed of the handset. Well, the in-call quality is in stark contrast to it. We felt mortified by the hollow and indistinct voices we heard and making out what the other person was trying to say was almost impossible. Those of you who opt for the LG New Chocolate BL20 will have severe troubles with normal conversations. As it turned out, things were slightly better on the other end of the line. The overall loudness was proper and people caught onto what we were saying, although they told us the sound was sharper than what they would have liked.

The battery has a capacity of 900mAh and we had to charge it up on the fourth day after moderate daily usage, which is a satisfactory result. According to the manufacturer, the battery should be able to provide about 4 hrs of continuous talk time and up to 270 hours in standby. 

Given the audience the LG New Chocolate BL20 is aimed at, we can´t really come down hard on the device for most of its flaws. If you need a decent camera – this is not your handset, if you feel like watching videos – you better stay away from it. Ultimately, the only thing the BL20 excels in is … making people notice you. And it is flat-out great at that. The glossy, black plastic and contrasting red elements create the perfect blend to attract people´s attention. In terms of technology, the BL20 isn´t anything special. But it´s an awesome fashion accessory. While we are willing to show some lenience and disregard most of its flaws, there is a single aspect that we just cannot put up with and that, ultimately, prevents us from being able to recommend the handset - the horrifying in-call quality. This is extremely important, even more so in the case of a cell phone that is not good at many things. Ultimately, our only hope with regard to the Black Label series now lies with the eccentric BL40.

If you are unwilling to compromise quality, we would suggest that you consider the Samsung Ultra S S7350 – it´s just as stylish, more functional, equipped with a larger screen and better camera. To top it off, its in-call quality is by all means, far, far better. Anyone who feels like getting an all the rage fashion statement device will be better off going for the LG Crystal GD900 that boasts a 3-inch touch-screen and its transparent keypad makes it look even more thrilling than the BL20.


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Pros

  • Uncomplicated, yet expressive, trendy design
  • Extremely comfy keypad
  • Snappy interface

Cons

  • Attention! Put on a pair of gloves, the phone LOVES fingerprints
  • Mediocre video playback
  • Disappointing camera
  • Horrifying in-call quality
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7.5
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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Size4.21 x 2.00 x 0.48 inches
(106.9 x 50.8 x 12.3 mm)
4.20 oz  (119 g)
Battery900 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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