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LG VX8700 Shine review

6.9/10 AVG.

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The LG VX8700 Shine currently has an Informr score of 6.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 145 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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.

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.

Operating system
Screen Size
2+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


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...

- Michelle Ruhfass, MobileBurn

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Common Questions

LG released the VX8700 Shine on April 6, 2007.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG VX8700 Shine user manual here.

LG backs up the VX8700 Shine with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your VX8700 Shine 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 VX8700 Shine's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

30 MB

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


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

VX8700 Shine Specs

Release date April 6, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
800/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 30 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
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
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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: 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
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
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
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 4 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
2+ megapixels
2x digital
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
Additional Front Camera Info
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
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
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 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
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG VX-8700

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