The LG VX8360 is a thoughtful, mid-tier clamshell with an eye toward the practical.
The VX8360 features a built-in MP3 player with dual external speakers for stereo sound, a 1.3 MP camera with video recording, Bluetooth 2.1 wireless technology for hands-free access (including A2DP music streaming with compatible stereo headphones), and expandable memory up to 8GB via microSD. The LG VX8360 runs at EV-DO speeds, the CDMA equivalent of 3G.
External music controls add a nice touch and added control for music connoisseurs, while the external display provides time, date, battery life and signal strength information.
The clamshell design is comfortable in the hand and the hinge is sturdy and sure. The build materials are of good quality, as one would expect from LG.
The menu path is straightforward and intuitive, making it a simple matter to text, check missed calls, access the calendar, etc.
Pros: The LG VX8360 is a solid phone with a decent selection of features. Comfortable to hold and easy to use.
Cons: The LG VX8360 does not differentiate itself in any meaningful way from this very competitive tier.
Verdict: Folks looking for a reliable phone with a quality feature set should consider the LG VX8360.