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LG Dare VX9700 review

6.9/10 AVG.

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The LG Dare VX9700 currently has an Informr score of 6.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 143 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The LG Dare is a streamlined touch screen device with a robust user interface. It is a sleek, non-smartphone alternative that relies solely on its interface rather than a slide-out Qwerty or other such secondary input method. The outer shell is comprised of black plastic and chrome accents.

The front of the phone is dominated by a large, three inch display (measured diagonally), offering an impressive 240 x 400 pixel resolution, supporting up to 262K colors. An integrated light sensor automatically adjusts the screen’s brightness based on external light levels.

The Dare offers a wonderful minimalist design, with only three physical buttons on the front of the phone for “send”, “clear/voice command” and “end/power”.

The main menu is a simple and easy-to-use collection of colorful icons. From this position users can get launch applications or dive into menus for other tasks. Either way the interface is very intuitive and thoughtful.

One concern is that when a phone relies entirely on its touchscreen, sensitivity and responsiveness become an important concern. You may want to play with a Dare before making a decision as it does not function with the same smoothness as an iPhone.

Among the Dare’s exceptional features are a 3.2MP camera with slow-motion video, customizable interface, built-in accelerometer and a 3.5mm headset jack.

The Dare offers 275.4MB of internal memory and is microSD expandable. It is rated at 4.7 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time.

The Dare is a compelling phone that has received a considerable amount of attention. It will definitely come down to your feelings regarding its touch interface and how comfortable you feel interacting with it.

Operating system
Screen Size
3+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


While the LG Dare has some tough competition in the all-touchscreen multimedia division, it's one of few such options for those reliant on CDMA technology, and I'm pleased to report that it doesn't disappoint. The user interface is very friendly and visually appealing, the music player is an absolut...

- Ricky Cadden, MobileBurn

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LG released the Dare VX9700 on June 11, 2008.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Dare VX9700 user manual here.

LG backs up the Dare VX9700 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Dare VX9700 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 Dare VX9700's screen size is 3 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

148 MB

Internal memory is 148 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 8 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1100 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 15 days standby time.

Dare VX9700 Specs

Release date June 11, 2008
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/1900 MHz
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 148 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.95 W/kg
Body: 0.64 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1100 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: 15 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black with silver accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.4 x 5.6 x 1.3 cm (4.1 x 2.2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 107 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Screensavers
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 Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 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 Webmail
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 8 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
3+ megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Face detection, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 120 fps, up to 60 minutes
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG Dare, LG VX9700

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