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LG Chocolate VX-8500 review

7.2/10 AVG.
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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
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP



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LG released the Chocolate VX-8500 on July 31, 2006.


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


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Screen Size
Unknown

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

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
1+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
68 MB

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

Battery
800mAh

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

Overview
Release date July 31, 2006
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 68 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.13 W/kg
Body: 0.77 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
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
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 3 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
2x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Night mode, Self-portrait, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV Yes
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): KD-800, LG 8500

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i've had this phone for about 2 and half years and so far it hasnt been that bad. WHen i bought it I thought it looked pretty good but nowdays it looks pretty crappy (compared to those iphone 4s) but i dont have any problems with the function of the phone. Oh my battery broke off too; I thought I just...More
i've had this phone for about 2 and half years and so far it hasnt been that bad. WHen i bought it I thought it looked pretty good but nowdays it looks pretty crappy (compared to those iphone 4s) but i dont have any problems with the function of the phone. Oh my battery broke off too; I thought I just dropped it too much but i used superglue to put it back on and its never bothered me since. After about 2 years a few of the keys are starting to slightly jam and i have to press them harder when im texting. overall the phone was okay when i bought it 2 years ago but i think there are a lot of better phones to choose from so i wouldnt recommend it to anyone. Less

LOVE IT

this fone has a nice design great features good camera, but telus gave me 2 many problems >:(

I loved this phone!

I had this phone for 2 years and 7months. One juice spoill killed it, this was the best phone I ever owned. I would have replaced it with another if I could have got it through my provider. If I had the opportunity I would get it again in a heartbeat!!
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Trash at last!

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I'm pretty much echoing what the other people are saying about this phone being a piece of trash. I went through 3 of these until finally the last one I had has held it's end of the bargain-somewhat. The only positive thing i can say about this phone is that i could drop it off of a building and It w...More
I'm pretty much echoing what the other people are saying about this phone being a piece of trash. I went through 3 of these until finally the last one I had has held it's end of the bargain-somewhat. The only positive thing i can say about this phone is that i could drop it off of a building and It would be in one piece. But it is well known for calling random people that you didn't want to talk to in the first place. It's hypersensitive keys would hit the mute button constantly when engaged in conversation- after about a minute you would realize everything you said the other person didn't hear it. If your looking for a piece of trash for a phone this is your lucky day my friend, because the LG chocolate excels in that department. Less

Earpiece died after 2 years

Do you hear something? Umm...not after 2 years. My earpiece died. Now I either have to use the external speaker or a Bluetooth earpiece when making/answering calls. Horrible. The LG Chocolate is known to have this problem and typically it will appear around 2 years. It's related to the drivers in the p...More
Do you hear something? Umm...not after 2 years. My earpiece died. Now I either have to use the external speaker or a Bluetooth earpiece when making/answering calls. Horrible. The LG Chocolate is known to have this problem and typically it will appear around 2 years. It's related to the drivers in the phone itself, and CANNOT be repaired. I also found it had poor reception even in major cities! Less

I like it =)

I dont know what everyone is complaining about, honestly. I have owned my phone for over a year and no real issues. I actually really love it, best phone ive had =) My Chocolate has been through drop after drop after drop on every surface imaginable, and its still kicking like the day i bought it. Besi...More
I dont know what everyone is complaining about, honestly. I have owned my phone for over a year and no real issues. I actually really love it, best phone ive had =) My Chocolate has been through drop after drop after drop on every surface imaginable, and its still kicking like the day i bought it. Besides the chipped paint, and worn down keys, its like the day i bought it. And ya, i had it shut off randomly two or three times but its no big deal, just turn it back on. The only issue i ever had with it was that it can only hold about 50 messages, and that it will randomly pop up with a message stating its on vibrate mode. Otherwise, no issues relating to the phone itself. I love mine, and would definately recommend it =) (Plus its worth it just for the light show you get when you turn it on lol) Less

worst phone i've ever owned.

i'm on my 8th replacement chocolate. EIGHTH!! my younger sister went through 3 before someone gave her their spare phone. i have never in my life had to get a replacement cell phone with any other brand except for the LG Chocolate. It stops charging (the people at the verizon store said that it was be...More
i'm on my 8th replacement chocolate. EIGHTH!! my younger sister went through 3 before someone gave her their spare phone. i have never in my life had to get a replacement cell phone with any other brand except for the LG Chocolate. It stops charging (the people at the verizon store said that it was because i text while its on the charger. i don't have a texting plan.) the LCD screen craps out randomly. buttons stop working when they feel like it. calls make voices sound muffled. the call on hold feature doesnt work. one side of the screen goes to static. this is beyond the worst phone ever. and i would NEVER recommend it to ANYONE. Less

HATE IT!

this phone is terrbile.....i mean i loved it at first but than it got to the point where the battery died every day and i was always running on a dead battery.......((hint:waiting to get a text and phone is like dead....turn it on and call your voicemail**from your phone** youll recieve the message) an...More
this phone is terrbile.....i mean i loved it at first but than it got to the point where the battery died every day and i was always running on a dead battery.......((hint:waiting to get a text and phone is like dead....turn it on and call your voicemail**from your phone** youll recieve the message) anyways i have gone through 3 or 4 batterys with them all having the same problem...not holding a charge. and my phone is so slow at responding to my pushing buttons. it also turns off and turns on by it self. the screen some times goes blank and i cant read it or it will go to this other light blue screen and say "battery dead" and than countdown from 10 and turn back on. it also MISS reads the battery time. over all dont get this phone may look cool but is a real pain... Less

The crappiest phone i've ever had!

got it since March 2008 and in just 2 months, i started to hate it. first of all, it's not using SIM card. secondly, the touch pad is either too sensitive or insensitive at all. if you have a wet or cold hand, the touch pad can never sense the touching because it's based on body-heat. the volume butt...More
got it since March 2008 and in just 2 months, i started to hate it. first of all, it's not using SIM card. secondly, the touch pad is either too sensitive or insensitive at all. if you have a wet or cold hand, the touch pad can never sense the touching because it's based on body-heat. the volume buttons and the music button always get turned on all of a sudden. and not to mention the battery...sucks! when charging the phone, i don't understand why the screen is lightly on. camera sucks...the phone is really non-user friendly. drop calls all the time...that might be related to the service provider (T***S in Canada). Less

utter crap!!!

this phone is a waste of hard earned cash! this phone is the worst phone ever. my old razor was better than this junk. its design is terrible, 1) everyone thought it was an ipod. 2) it slips out of your pocket easily. 3) it isnt a great looking phone. 4) the slide screen gets stuck, stuff inside it....More
this phone is a waste of hard earned cash! this phone is the worst phone ever. my old razor was better than this junk. its design is terrible, 1) everyone thought it was an ipod. 2) it slips out of your pocket easily. 3) it isnt a great looking phone. 4) the slide screen gets stuck, stuff inside it. 5) if you drop it, it gets badly noticable damage. The performance is terrible, 1) the battery life is horrible. i cant last one day without charging it. 2) the touch pad wouldn't react if you smashed it with a sledge hammer even if you put it on super sensitive. 3) everybody in the room can hear your conversation when you're talking to someone even when the volume is low. 4) the alarm never works. 5) calls people randomly from your contact list {as in dialing even when you're not touching it}. the features are terrible, 1) the video camera blurs every time you move it. 2) the pictures you take are bigger than you tried to make them. 3) camera doesnt have photo editing such as cropping. 4) the network and VZW tones deluxe are never available. 5) goes to voice command nearly every time you touch it. the only good thing about it is that it takes water damage well (my first chocolate fell in a pool for five minutes and still worked fine, until the slide screen broke from getting dropped off a ladder) Dont Buy It! Less
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