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LG Chocolate VX8550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and screen. The camera and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the features and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Chocolate VX8550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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LG Chocolate VX8550

 

After a somewhat lukewarm response to the original Chocolate, LG returns with an update. The successor is a better-looking piece of plastic (though decidedly

Handy sliding unlock button. Loud, clear speakerphone. Smart upgrades (like a relocated speakerphone key). V Cast music and video access

Chubby (0.7-inch). Three-hour talk time. BYO memory card and USB cable. It's a fingerprint magnet

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LG Chocolate VX8550 (blue mint, Verizon Wireless)

 

One of the most hyped cell phones last year was probably the LG Chocolate (also known as the LG VX8500). Even if it didn't have such a succulent name, the slim and sexy slider took the mobile world by storm, and its unique touch-sensitive controls...

The LG VX8550 Chocolate has a much improved design over the original Chocolate, with a mechanical scroll wheel that has a trace motion light, a touch pad that vibrates, and an overall sleeker look. It has an impressive multimedia feature set that...

Even though we liked the vibrating feedback of the LG VX8550 Chocolate's touchpad, we still missed the feeling of tactile keys. You also have to get the Music Set, which costs more, if you want the microSD card and USB cable along with the phone

The LG VX8550 Chocolate is definitely a big improvement over the original Chocolate, with a beautiful yet functional design plus a host of impressive features to boot.

Editor's Choice!

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LG Chocolate VX8550

 

Revamped controls, well-designed software, and the ability to do more with music playing in the background make this the best music phone for the price.

Tactile navigation wheel ; Intuitive and fast music-player software ; Good multitasker ; Very good sound quality ; 2.5mm audio jack

Touch buttons can be tough to see in daylight ; Pricey over-the-air music downloads

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LG Chocolate VX8550

 

Nice wheel-based navigation, Dedicated speakerphone button

Interface can be kludgy

This minor revision of the popular LG Chocolate phone has plenty of multimedia options and a new mechanical scroll wheel.

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LG Chocolate VX8550

 

First, I'd like to say hooray to LG for discovering the scroll wheel! The spinning wheel on the Chocolate 8550's face works like an iPod click-wheel—both as a cursor pad and as a forward/back scroller. It makes navigating the phone's interface much...

Thinner and prettier than original Chocolate, with better navigation wheel and touch buttons

USB cable sold separately. Video playback is jerky

LG deserves heaps of applause. It has discovered the scroll wheel, along with force-feedback touch keys, and Verizon's latest high-profile music phone is much, much better for it. In fact, the new Chocolate is Verizon's best music phone yet.

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LG VX8550

 

When the LG Chocolate first appeared on the scene, it was an exciting cell phone. While it had a lot going for it, to some it unfortunately fell short in a few areas. Most notably, the piece-de-resistance translucent keys and navi-key proved to be a...

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LG VX8550 Chocolate Review

 

The VX8550 is a definite upgrade from the original VX8500 Chocolate. If you liked the original, you will love this even more, but if you didn't like the Chocolate, you should give the new version a try. You will be pleasantly surprised..

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LG Chocolate VX8550 - Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

LG's original Chocolate phones took the world by storm with its delicious colors, strong music features and innovative, trend-setting touch-sensitive controls. Though the GSM version of the Chocolate was available only through importers, we were glad...

Cool form with touch controls and LED lights. Easier to use than the first generation Chocolate. Has a good set of phone features and software tools. Generous amount of memory and a memory card slot that supports 4 gig cards. GPS and VZ navigator...

No headset included for hands-free dialing or music playback. Battery life isn’t stellar

series. The Chocolate with its strong support from Verizon still has a lot going for it: a fun touch control that’s all the rage these days, tight integration with V CAST content and attractive pricing. For the fun-loving crowd who don’t need constant...

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LG Chocolate VX8550 Cell Phone

 

A slimmer, slicker look, improved controls, and excellent multimedia features make LG's latest Chocolate music phone much sweeter than its predecessor.

Great looks; excellent sound quality; easy-to-use mechanical scroll wheel

Video quality isn't great

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LG Chocolate (VX8550) Review

 

When the LG Chocolate was launched in 2006, the stylish phone in the shape of a chocolate bar became the "It" phone of the year. The new version, the LG Chocolate VX8550 for Verizon, looks just as sweet and packs more functionality into its minimalist...

For style-conscious users who like to get their multimedia over their phone, the LG VX8550 has a lot to offer. The new version of the LG Chocolate improves on the popular phone's sleek design with richer functionality and navigation

Product Specifications

The Chocolate by LG is now slimmer and lighter than ever. Of course, you'll still be addicted to the silky-smooth design and high-end media capabilities. But you'll also enjoy indulging in a few new treats like the touch keypad with vibration feedback and an improved navigation wheel with trace motion light. The Chocolate. Now sweeter than ever.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:800mAh
Standby Time (PB):350hours
Talk Time (PB):250minutes
Technology:Lithium polymer

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player/Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Verizon Wireless
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:3.9in
Weight:3.2oz
Width:1.9in

Display

Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:LG Electronics
Model:VX8550
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:LG Chocolate

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Red

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:1000names & numbers
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