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LG Chocolate VX-8500 review

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LG Chocolate VX-8500
LG Chocolate VX-8500

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The LG Chocolate VX-8500 currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 852 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The dual-band (CDMA 800/1900MHz) LG Chocolate VX-8500 features an ultra-thin minimalist slider design. At first sight, people may confuse the Chocolate for a dark-colored iPod. Offering similar design elements, the boxy exterior houses a 2.0-inch (240 x 320 pixel resolution) 262K-color LCD screen, circular keypad and 5 way navigation control.

Slid open, the numeric keypad is revealed along with the 1.3-megapixel camera lens on the back. Over 1000 photos can be stored on the Chocolate's internal memory, encoded in JPG file format, each approximately 150 KB in size. It also can take 3G2 videos while in Camcorder Mode.

With this phone, you can download numerous Java & Brew applications. It is able to run on the high-speed EV-DO network, achieving 3G broadband speeds at theoretical rates of up to 2.4 Mbps. The Chocolate comes 66.0 MB of memory for music and other multimedia respectively and is equipped with a microSD (TransFlash) expansion card slot. A 2.5 mm adaptor is included to let consumers use their own headphones for private listening. A customer should additionally invest in Bluetooth headset and USB cable to enjoy phone’s complete connectivity package.

The LG Chocolate is a seductive phone that integrates many firsts. From its touch-sensitive keypad to the sleek exterior and hidden screen, the obvious aesthetic appeal is no wonder it appears among the best selling handhelds.

Operating system
Operating system
Screen Size
Screen Size
1+ MP
1+ MP
800 mAh

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LG backs up the Chocolate VX-8500 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Chocolate VX-8500 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The LG Chocolate VX-8500's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

68 MB

Internal memory is 68 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 800 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 16 days standby time.

Chocolate VX-8500 Specs

Release Date July 31, 2006
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Internal Storage 68 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.13 W/kg
Body: 0.77 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
2x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Night mode, Self-portrait, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
Secondary Display No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 16 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Colors Black, Black Cherry, Blue Mint
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.7 x 4.8 x 1.8 cm (3.8 x 1.9 x 0.7 in)
Weight 100 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN, Yahoo
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: T9
Voicemail Key: Yes
Any Key Answer: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Contact List Capacity: 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: 3 numbers, Email address
Auto Answer: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
PC Synchronization: Yes
Brew Applications: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3, WMA
Video Playback Formats: MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Wi-fi Encryption: -
Games: Downloadable
Apps: -
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator, Currency Converter, Weather, Stocks, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): KD-800, LG 8500
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