LG VX8360 Review

Performance:

The software performance was fast and there was no noticeable delay while using different applications.  The device comes with VZ Navigator and Mobile IM per-installed, but you can download additional programs through the Media Center.

The call quality of the VX8360 was quite excellent, better than the Motorola Rapture or Samsung Gleam, and on par with what we experienced with the Chocolate 3.  Voices through the earpiece speaker sounded clear and natural, lacking any static, background noise or distortion, even at high volume levels.  People that we called, who were using a landline, said our voice also sounded clear and natural on their end.  Unfortunately, when using the speakerphone, you have to keep the phone flipped open and set the volume to medium (or lower), as raising it to high can cause a lot of distortion in the front stereo speakers.  The reception was also better than the VX8350 and equal to the Chocolate 3, with 2-3 bars showing in most areas around South Florida.  We were also able to place and receive calls in fringe areas where the VX8350 would continually drop the signal.

The included 1000mAh battery is rated to provide up to 5 hours of talk time on a full charge, but we were able to get up to 6 hours.  This is 2 hours more talk time than on the Chocolate 3 or Motorola Rapture.

Conclusion:

We are pleased to say that the VX8360 has restored our confidence in the LG VX8000 series, as most of the issues we experienced with the VX8350 have been resolved.  It is one tough device to beat, as it has a QVGA display, excellent voice quality, and good music playback, making it stand out from other mid-level priced phones, such as the Samsung Gleam.  The only other flip-phone to consider would be the Chocolate 3, as it is overall more attractive, thinner, has a better music program, and a 2MP camera, but if your looking to save some money, then the VX8360 is the one to get.

Pros

  • QVGA display
  • Updated design
  • Call quality and reception
  • Good music playback
  • Battery provides 6 hours of talk time

Cons

  • Small external display
  • WAP browser has problems displaying HTML sites
  • Can’t close the phone while using the Speakerphone

PhoneArena Rating:

7.1

User Rating:

6.2
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3 Comments

1. elgee02

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

Along with you guys here at phonearena, I too thought the LG-VX8350 was a HUGE dissapointment, especially compared to the VX8300. From the very moment I opened the box and held the new LG-VX8360 in my hand I knew it was at least 10X better than the craptastic VX8350. I like the crisp display and the menu themes, the awesome speaker, and the easy to dial buttons. If you don't need all the bells and whistles on a phone, but dont want an uber-basic cheapie either, than the LG-VX8360 is an excellent phone.

2. Antonio1980

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 01, 2009

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3. xev11

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

I have been waiting for this phone to come out for my mom. We tried the 8350 but it didnt have a lot of the menu options that the 8300 has. The keys on this remind me of the V710 and 815
VX8360
  • Display 2.0" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 1.3 MP
  • Battery 950 mAh(5.26h talk time)

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