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LG Strawberry Chocolate review

7.2/10 AVG.
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7.2/10
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The LG Strawberry Chocolate currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 53 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP



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LG released the Strawberry Chocolate on February 4, 2007.



LG backs up the Strawberry Chocolate with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The LG Strawberry Chocolate'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
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

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

Strawberry Chocolate Specs

Overview
Release date February 4, 2007
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.67 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 No
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 Pink (Strawberry Chocolate)
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 No
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 -
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
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
-
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 -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
Apps
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 No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG VX-8500, LG 8500, KD-800

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Amazon

OK phone, tough to use

from Amazon
I bought this phone because I loved the look of it. I ordered it online without ever going to a store to check it out. The idea of the phone is great. I love Verizon and Verizon's cell service. They are awesome! The phone however, is just OK. I often find it difficult to use and often I push a but...More
I bought this phone because I loved the look of it. I ordered it online without ever going to a store to check it out. The idea of the phone is great. I love Verizon and Verizon's cell service. They are awesome! The phone however, is just OK. I often find it difficult to use and often I push a button and something different happens, then I have to exit and start over. This happens CONSTANTLY. Cool looking phone, but not easy to use. It annoys me a lot! I will never again buy a phone because it's the coolest looking one. I'll head to the store and test it out first!!! I am stuck with it for one more year! Less
Amazon

chocolate-covered you-know-what!

from Amazon
The problems with the chocolate are all in design. The touch pad is the root of *most* of this phone's issues. First, it is far too sensitive. It sends text messages before you're finished typing them. It's annoying/frustrating to navigate to the correct menu because it's always taking you somewher...More
The problems with the chocolate are all in design. The touch pad is the root of *most* of this phone's issues. First, it is far too sensitive. It sends text messages before you're finished typing them. It's annoying/frustrating to navigate to the correct menu because it's always taking you somewhere you don't want to go due to the sensitivity. And if you have to press numbers during a call, like when calling your *voice mail* for example, the lock on the touch menu is deactivated and when you put the phone back to your ear, you're navigating all over the place. And also, the mobile web feature constantly comes up when I don't want it, all due to the horribly designed touch screen. (Which I hear isn't really better in the newer models.) Another issue with the touch screen is the camera. It's very nearly impossible to take a picture that isn't blurry because of the touch sensitive buttons. You can't hold the phone steady because of the way it's designed. With a regular phone, you could rest your finger on the button to hold it steady, and then press without much movement of the phone. With this one, there's too much motion! If you try to touch it softly to minimize the blur, it just doesn't take your picture. Another minor quibble/eyesore, is that if you take photos to use as your background, there are huge white bars on the top and bottom. It just doesn't cover the entire screen and looks horrible. I also found the design of the mp3 player pretty worthless. But I did like the volume on the ringer and the alarm. I also liked identifying images for individual callers but that's pretty standard on phones now anyway. Sound quality was *ok* too. But for the most part, this is chocolate covered you-know-what! Less
Amazon

YOU MAY AS WELL THROW YOUR MONEY IN THE TRASH.

from Amazon
I have owned 5 different LG phones through Verizon. They all stink but the Chocolate is BY FAR the worst phone I have ever used! We bought it in December, by April I have had to have the battery replaced. It would not hold a charge. Got the battery today - it will hold a charge but it keeps cutting...More
I have owned 5 different LG phones through Verizon. They all stink but the Chocolate is BY FAR the worst phone I have ever used! We bought it in December, by April I have had to have the battery replaced. It would not hold a charge. Got the battery today - it will hold a charge but it keeps cutting off or flashing "Verizon Wirelss" with no way to stop it. It won't cut off unless I take off the battery. Same old same old. It's always had a weak signal, even if I'm next to a cell phone tower! It just keeps saying, "Verizon Wireless" which I hate also. I've never dropped it or got it wet. I can probably get it replaced but it has messages I've saved, etc. that I can't download. The buttons are too sensitive, the wheel is too small. The only reason I give this phone a star is because it looks good. BIG DEAL! Give me dependable any day! Less
Amazon

Cool phone!

from Amazon
I got this for christmas and its a pretty amazing phone. It has a lot of cool features and looks awesome. Sometimes the wheel can get a bit annoying but you get used to it. Its not as great as the second version that came out of the chocolate phone, but that's just my opinion.
Amazon

Great Begining... Horrible Ending (too early)

from Amazon
I first got my Cherry Chocolate phone on ebay in nearly perfect condition. I was really excited. The phone was great and I adjusted to the touch sensitive buttons very easily. It has a great memory and the set up is pretty cool. The music is a great feature too. The phone is ALMOST perfect. Sadly, I n...More
I first got my Cherry Chocolate phone on ebay in nearly perfect condition. I was really excited. The phone was great and I adjusted to the touch sensitive buttons very easily. It has a great memory and the set up is pretty cool. The music is a great feature too. The phone is ALMOST perfect. Sadly, I noticed a few cons of this item. 1. You cannot just use regular headphones with a Chocolate. You have to use the USB input (where you put the charger). Headphones don't come like that which means you have to buy an adaptor for it. The adaptor is rather large and it is hard to carry it around in your pocket. 2. I am a clumsy person and tend to drop my phone a lot. I was glad to know that the phone held up very well even though I dropped it on my tile floor and on concrete multiple times. Nothing went wrong with the phone's performance. But the one and only screen on the phone (which is very important and noticable) gets scratched up very easily and makes the phone looks trashy and junky. 3. I know I am not the only one, after doing some research, that has had this problem. It happens with most people. I had the phone 10 month then out of no where (no water damage or recently dropped) the screen goes white. Verizon can't fix it and my warinty expired. I don't have insurance on it so I can't get a new one. My neighbor expirianced the same problem after getting 3 chocolate phones that also had the white screen of death. The phone will ring and I can call people but I have no screen. Overall, get the phone if you want, but if you are afraid of getting the white screen of death don't get it. Chances are you will eventually. Less
Amazon

I'm on my 7th Chocolate

from Amazon
The Chocolate phone is nice, but there are too many flaws with it. Currently, I've returned my Chocolate phone to Verizon several times, and have received so far a total of 6 replacement phones. Number 6 had to be taken in since the camera button no longer works (if you press it the phone shuts off)and...More
The Chocolate phone is nice, but there are too many flaws with it. Currently, I've returned my Chocolate phone to Verizon several times, and have received so far a total of 6 replacement phones. Number 6 had to be taken in since the camera button no longer works (if you press it the phone shuts off)and it no longer recognizes my memory card. I'll be receiving my 7th "new" Chocolate phone sometime next week. The phone is stylish, true, but is not worth the trouble with all of its problems. I've also had this style of phone for a year now. That means, that I've gotten a new Chocolate phone approx every 2 months. Not recommended for a phone. Less

Not as good as it looks

Well, I bought the strawberry because I'd like the idea of it being pink.(which is stupid of me) Also, I've had an LG before and it didn't start to die on me until the end of my 2 year contract so I thought this would be ok. But...unfortunately for me its not! My touch pad also broke, which is entirely...More
Well, I bought the strawberry because I'd like the idea of it being pink.(which is stupid of me) Also, I've had an LG before and it didn't start to die on me until the end of my 2 year contract so I thought this would be ok. But...unfortunately for me its not! My touch pad also broke, which is entirely annoying because I can't make out going calls unless I have someone on speed dial. Now another part of my touch pad isn't working...its so annoying! The good thing is i didnt pay money for it because of my husbands business but the bad part is i have to keep it for another year and a half :( I don't suggest buying it! Less
Amazon

HORRIBLE - DON'T BUY!!!

from Amazon
This product is AWFUL!!! I liked it for the first couple months, and then the touch pad just stops working!!! At first it just malfunctioned in the cold, now it just simply doesn't work at all half the time. It calls people randomly, screws up when I'm text messaging, and sometimes I can't even make my...More
This product is AWFUL!!! I liked it for the first couple months, and then the touch pad just stops working!!! At first it just malfunctioned in the cold, now it just simply doesn't work at all half the time. It calls people randomly, screws up when I'm text messaging, and sometimes I can't even make my call because the only SEND button is on the sensor pad (which DOES NOT WORK!!!) Don't buy it, get a phone with BUTTONS! Less
Amazon

Nightmare

from Amazon
This was the worst phone I have ever had. Perhaps this phone was too tech savvy for me. I just did not like it. One of the features I could not get used to was the touch screen. I felt like even when I wasn't touching my phone it would do SOMETHING. The worst was when I would have it in my pocket or p...More
This was the worst phone I have ever had. Perhaps this phone was too tech savvy for me. I just did not like it. One of the features I could not get used to was the touch screen. I felt like even when I wasn't touching my phone it would do SOMETHING. The worst was when I would have it in my pocket or purse and it would dial the first person on my contact list. This phone does have a lock on it but sometimes mine would not activate. Touch screen sensitivity is also adjustable but way too sensitive still. Because of this, I am NEVER getting a touchscreen phone again. You can also lock your cellphone where it allows a passcode in order to access the phone. The only time it asked for my code was when I turned it off or on, not for dialing or texting or anything like that like my other phone did. I tried to make my phone more interesting by having VCast features and extra accessories (usb cord &LG disk) but that was a waste for this phone. For some reason not all of my VCast features worked (which might just be a problem with verizon and not the device itself). My cellphone was not recognized as a music device nor did the cellphone recognize my computer to sync music. I've read that a few people had a problem with that and just resorted to using a microSD card. Texting and emailing was NOT fun. I especially relied on texting and emailing when my boyfriend would be out of the country but the keys on the cellphone were so tight together it was NEVER comfortable. Maybe my fingers are too fat for this phone, but don't even think about games! I also tried using my college address for email notifications but the only successful address it would recognize was my hotmail, but even those notifications were not prompt. Another thing about texting and emailing was whenever I was in the middle of a message it would automatically send. The keys are not that far apart and the touch screen is sensitive so it happened often. Then canceling the message would take forever so many times my messages wouldn't be completed. The cellphone camera sucked. Very grainy and whenever I would send pics to my email the quality was not good at all. Since the phone is touch screen it's annoying to take pictures with. Surprisingly the video quality is a little better with sound. There is no flash and there is a tiny reflector I guess if you want to take pictures of yourself, but it's useless. The ringback tones are a joke and I canceled that immediately. I never could figure out how to have individual regular ringtones for people who called me. I would edit their contact info to whatever ringtone and it would remain as the default. I've had a few friends who feel the same way about this phone. I had one friend manage to mess up the battery port and it completely broke inside and he could no longer charge his phone. I am throwing this away and have already bought the enV for $350 because I cannot deal with this anymore. I think the only good thing about this phone was it's alarm. It woke me up ALWAYS. That's about it. Less
Yahoo

chocolate

from Yahoo
Pro: everything Con: nothing it is a awesome phone that is very easy to use.It has a good battery life and is soooooooooo worth the money. it is a good quality phone and recommend it for any age
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