LG VX8700 Review
The VX8700 is also capable of sending and receiving Text, Picture, and Video messages. Accessing the Messaging Menu is done by pressing the Left Soft Key. From here you can select from New Message, Inbox, Sent, Drafts, Voicemail, Mobile IM, Email, and Chat. When choosing New Message, you are given the option to create and send a TXT, Picture, or Video Message. Sending a TXT message is done by entering in cell phone # or E-Mail address, then typing in the body of the message. The phone uses T9 entry, where the software tries to predict the words that you are typing in. Sending a Picture or Video message is done in similar fashion except that you can attach a picture or video file from the phone’s internal memory or from the memory card. Composing a Text Message is somewhat easier on the VX8700 than on the VX8600, due to the keypad having a more tactile feel and not being completely smooth. The letters are large and easy to see in all lighting conditions. Heavy text message users should not have a problem using the VX8700, but should consider the enV, due to the easy-to-use QWERTY keypad.
Bluetooth version 1.2 will allow up to 20 device pairings. The supported profiles include: Headset, Handsfree, Dial up Networking, Serial port, Stereo A2DP, File Transfer, AVRC, OPP for vCard & vCal, Phone Book Access, Basic Printing, and Basic Imaging. When the VX8700 was paired with our Jabra v250 headset, we were able to get almost 30 feet of static free call quality. For Stereo Bluetooth use (A2DP & AVRC) we paired with the LG HBS-110 earbuds, which also provided static free stereo music up to 30 feet. If you have a Bluetooth compatible printer, you can send and print images taken by the camera without having to remove the memory card. Also, if your computer has Bluetooth support, you can send pictures, videos, and sounds to and from the phone. We are glad to see that Verizon is now allowing more BT Profiles to be included on their phones. We can only hope that this trend continues and that eventually Verizon will allow full BT support on their devices.
One nice thing about the VX8700 is that it supports the new VCast version 4. The new version loads in only 7 seconds, compared to 35 seconds with the older version 3. Besides the increase in start-up speed, there are many more categories available, including Music, Showcase, Comedy, News, Sports, Nets Best, TV & Film, Latino, Kids, and Spiritual. Most clips load in under 5 seconds and can be Paused, Fast-Forward and Rewound. Since these clips play over EVDO, and not the new MediaFLO MobileTV service, they have poor video quality and there is a noticeable delay in audio-to-video synchronization. VCast is nice to use as a time-waster, when your out on the go and want to see some Comedy clips or catch the latest News, Weather, or Sports. Just keep in mind that these are pre-recorded videos, so they are only updated once or twice a day.
1. chandana (unregistered) posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55 0
this phone is too good. when is it gonna hit the market? will it be released in india too..??? i just cant wait to have this
2. (unregistered) posted on 15 Jun 2007, 16:56 0
I hear it doesn't support ringtones past a certain number of kbs. Anyone know what number that is?
3. Austin (unregistered) posted on 05 Jul 2007, 17:42 0
This phone is one of the greatest phones on the market! personaly the photo quality is just divine. if ur looking for a slim, nice and elegant phone than check ot the LG VX8700 "shine"......
4. GREAT PHONE (unregistered) posted on 03 Jan 2008, 14:38 0
This is a great phone it carries, better then standard camera and has great weight to it... its nice to know you can have a phone that doesnt feel like it will shatter to a million pieces from a simple drop. ive had this phone for a few months now. and just recently upgraded to the lg 10000(voyager). which i did solely for the txt msging purpose only.. all in all though great phone.. has a nice clean look and great camera