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.