Specs summary

Screen
No

The LG VX8700 Shine's screen is Unknown with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
30 MB

Internal memory is 30 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 4 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 800 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time, 180 minutes (2G), minutes (3G).


Reviews summary

6.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 145 reviews

If phones were cars, LG would be a Mercedes, or a Lexus, or perhaps an Acura. Sleek, powerful, with head-turning looks and the processing speed to back it up.

Thank you for putting up with that analogy. As a former LG Shine owner, I have many fond memories.

The LG Shine from Verizon is a great looking flip, with a brushed metal casing that feels great in your hand. A vertical display runs along the exterior, which, in addition to some clever visual displays, provides all the info we’ve come to expect from an external screen, including date, time, battery strength and life. A touch of the matching silver rocker volume keys on the right will activate the external display.

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The inside display treats you to one of two beautiful pre-programmed moving displays, one that shows ball bearings bouncing in slow motion, the other a car being created before your very eyes, in silver of course.

The call quality of the Shine is excellent. Unlike some flips where you have to position your ear, the microphone and transmitter are powerful enough to accommodate your style.

The UI can be changed, creating entirely different looks. I enjoyed the one where menus simply scrolled past in a vertical tumble. Whatever you choose, the menus are shades of gray and silver, adding a beautiful overall contrast to this wonderful phone.

The Shine comes with an excellent 2MP camera and can take as much video as your microSD card can hold. Tip: Go into settings and tell your phone to save everything to your memory card!

Although I do not recommend dropping your phone, I dropped my LG Shine many times, and it never stopped working.

If you want to make a statement and great phone calls, take a look at the Shine.


Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)


MobileBurn

This stylishly designed handset has some brains as well

from MobileBurn

When we first saw the VX8700 at this year's CTIA show in Orlando, we were immediately smitten. Its eye catching looks and attractive design were something I gravitated towards. After sitting down and actually using the device, I have also learned that this stylishly designed handset has some brai...More

When we first saw the VX8700 at this year's CTIA show in Orlando, we were immediately smitten. Its eye catching looks and attractive design were something I gravitated towards. After sitting down and actually using the device, I have also learned that this stylishly designed handset has some brains as well. The VX8700 is a solid all purpose handset that has a great feature set under its slick and shiny belt. Springboarding off of the LG Shine, this sleek folder for Verizon Wireless has won me over, and with that I give the LG VX8700 a "Highly Recommended" rating.

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It's Been Good

You know, this phone wasn't that bad. It was the first phone I ever had. It could text well without a problem. The camera was nice. The phone quality was nice. The only thing that didn't work with mine (I don't know if it was the particular phone I had or the model in general) was that the conference c...More
You know, this phone wasn't that bad. It was the first phone I ever had. It could text well without a problem. The camera was nice. The phone quality was nice. The only thing that didn't work with mine (I don't know if it was the particular phone I had or the model in general) was that the conference calling and call waiting didn't work. Other than that, it was great! Less

The Battle tank of all phones

Had it for 2 years, working as a field tech, I've dropped it a hundred times, treated it bad, and put it through more than regular wear and tear. I needed to write this cause It's the best one I've ever had. Last week I dropped it into the tub filled with water, I pulled it out within 4-5 seconds,...More
Had it for 2 years, working as a field tech, I've dropped it a hundred times, treated it bad, and put it through more than regular wear and tear. I needed to write this cause It's the best one I've ever had. Last week I dropped it into the tub filled with water, I pulled it out within 4-5 seconds, but it was long enough to wet everything. I pulled out the battery and powered down, and dried it near a radiator for a couple of hours. It turned back on like nothing ever happened. I bought it for the koodo network in canada. It's a great phone, no video games, no great camera. just a phone that does its job tirelessly, day after day after day. Good going LG, I used to be a Nokia fan before you came along. I'm rating it 9 of 10 ..Loses a point cause it does not have games Less

Nice phone

Small form factor, and easy to text with. It doesn't have predictive text, but it has a quick 'word'-mode entry style. It looks great too.

Horrible

Had my phone sent away 3 times and then just shortly after my 1 yr warranty ran out the speaker broke it did this on my phone and my bfs(we have thee same phone). Its horrid dont reccomend at all! Sad part is we are easy on phones

buy a soup can and string

worst phone ever made - dropped calls, no service, searching for network. get a can and string ,,!!

wow man i,ve got that phone for 2 year and i can tell you that this phone work great are you living in himalayas ?

Worst phone I had so far

Here's a list a stuff I hate about that phone that you should consider before buying it: - No "T9", only "word" mode so texting is a pain in the ass since you constantly have to jump between "word" and "abc" - keys are all flat, so it's impossible to write something without looking at the keypad, oppos...More
Here's a list a stuff I hate about that phone that you should consider before buying it: - No "T9", only "word" mode so texting is a pain in the ass since you constantly have to jump between "word" and "abc" - keys are all flat, so it's impossible to write something without looking at the keypad, opposite to my old cell phones. - "call" key is not green and "power" key is not red - Cannot put your own mp3/received sound/recorded sound as ringer - memory card under battery so you have to remove the battery to take it out - Front display cannot be kept on all the time - Cannot set the menu in a list mode instead of 3x3 - Phone keeps crashing when I open some text messages, had to reset it 3 times so far - Drafts works about 70% of the time - When you set your shortcut keys and switch language, everything is messed up - Maximum 10 contacts per group so you must have "friends1", "friends2", ... - Contact names that start with an "É" will be listed after "Z" instead of after "E" as with "À" and "A" Much more stuff, I had 2 times more but I lost the bottom of the list I made Less

Same, but different....
Yeah, this phone sucks, but it sucked THREE YEARS AGO when I bought it. The previous comment was written less than a month ago. Battery sucks. Seven hour stand-by time anyone? Stored draft messages are destroyed and inaccessible; cannot even delete them. Not even "support" team knew about the memory card slot location. You're right.... there are NO drivers, so without a micro card you are out of luck if you think you're getting any pics, etc. off of this phone. Unless, of course you use data (and are charged for data use) to send them to yourself via e-mail, or to anyone with a decent phone.

Had this phone for 3 years...

I am sad to be replacing it this weekend. :( It's been surprisingly tough for an LG phone, especially considering how clumsy I am. THINGS THAT BROKE Camera (broke after 2 years): I know two other Shine users. All three of us had our cameras break in the same way -- "Camera Start Error". You can't ta...More
I am sad to be replacing it this weekend. :( It's been surprisingly tough for an LG phone, especially considering how clumsy I am. THINGS THAT BROKE Camera (broke after 2 years): I know two other Shine users. All three of us had our cameras break in the same way -- "Camera Start Error". You can't take pictures 99% of the time after you start getting camera start error, but once in a blue moon, it will be merciful and allow you to take a couple. The photo album works fine, it's just the camera itself. Flip Screen (2.5 years): My screen came slightly unhinged on one side. This means it would flip down on my hands as I was trying to text etc. Annoying, but I got used to it after awhile and hardly noticed it. Charger (3 years): Two weeks ago, my charger stopped working. When I plug in the phone, the charger makes a buzzing noise and the phone "ignores" the fact that it's being plugged in -- it won't receive power and doesn't show the charging screen when you try to turn it on. THINGS I LOVE ABOUT THE SHINE 1. Durability. This phone is rock-solid in terms of physical damage. I dropped it practically every day and it kept on kickin' for three years! It's got only one major dent after all that abuse. 2. Large keys that are easy to use. I learned to text with my eyes closed! 3. The font. I HATE most fonts used on my friends' phones. Shine's default font is very readable and attractive. 4. Using the front as a mirror. THINGS I HATE ABOUT THE SHINE 1. Verrrry little inbox space, and saved messages count as messages in the inbox. I had saved eight really special messages, so that meant I had only 42 useable inbox spaces. 2. The T9Word on this phone is really crappy. It truly just gives you gibberish if you try to use T9Word, and T9Word is the default setting when you type messages. You can't change default settings, so for every message I wrote, I had to change setting from T9Word to Abc. ANNOYING! 3. It takes a lot of clicks to lock the phone. If I'm putting my phone down and don't want anyone fiddling with it, I want to be able to hit just one or two buttons and have it locked. I had to go through window after window to lock it; time consuming. Less

Do not buy this phone!

Worts phone I've had. I have had it for a year, and within that year I already had to have it fixed twice for a very high price. First time the speaker was broken, and the second time it just wouldnt turn on. And now the speaker has broken once again. I would never buy this phone again, or recomend any...More
Worts phone I've had. I have had it for a year, and within that year I already had to have it fixed twice for a very high price. First time the speaker was broken, and the second time it just wouldnt turn on. And now the speaker has broken once again. I would never buy this phone again, or recomend anyone to buy this phone because all it cause's it problems. I also know about 10 or so other people with the same phone, and they had all the same problems. Less

Not the best for a teen

I got this about a year ago when I moved. What I first noticed is that the phone wouldn't ring when we were trying to find it (got packed away) so we spent a while finding it. THen it went to my bro's work and the screen is scratched up and you can see it. THen I was getting a call, it was important an...More
I got this about a year ago when I moved. What I first noticed is that the phone wouldn't ring when we were trying to find it (got packed away) so we spent a while finding it. THen it went to my bro's work and the screen is scratched up and you can see it. THen I was getting a call, it was important and it just ended. I looked on the screen to see if there was a time that I was on the call for, but nope there wasn't. So now I don't know if thats a call I was waiting for. So all in all I like the design it was cheap so thats why we got it. I am still waiting for the plan to run out so I can get a new one though Less

Unreliable phone

We had three of these phones and every one of them failed in less than a year, one in as little as six months.



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date April 6, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 30 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.13 W/kg
Body: 0.52 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Software CD, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 180 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Gold, Gray, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.7 x 5.0 x 1.4 cm (3.8 x 2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 107 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 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 48 x 160 pixels, 65k
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 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 Unknown
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, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 4 GB)
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 Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
2x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QVGA (320 x 240 pixels), up to 60 minutes
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 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, 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 No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG VX-8700

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