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LG KG800 / LG Chocolate phone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2177 reviews of LG KG800 / LG Chocolate phone. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and size. The portability and design are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the screen. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and durability.

usability, design, portability, size, camera

battery, sound, reliability, durability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG KG800 / LG Chocolate phone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG KG800 / LG Chocolate phone

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of LG KG800 / LG Chocolate phone from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the sound and price are on the whole positive. The camera and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the performance. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

design, usability, camera, price, sound

performance

59% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG KG800 Chocolate Slide Phone Sim FreeLG KG800 Chocolate Slide Phone Sim Free

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG KG800 / LG Chocolate phone

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of LG KG800 / LG Chocolate phone from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the sound and performance. The portability and usability also get good comments. The reliability and screen get less positive views. Reviews are divided on the reception.

design, usability, portability, performance, sound

price, battery, screen, reliability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG VX8500 CHERRY CHOCOLATE CELL PHONE VERIZON CDMALG VX8500 CHERRY CHOCOLATE CELL PHONE VERIZON CDMA

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

LG Electronics Chocolate (LG 8550)

 

The VX8550--available from Verizon for $250 with a two-year contract--eschews a button-oriented navigational ring for a navigational wheel. I found the wheel a mixed blessing: It simplified navigation in some menus, but made it more onerous in others....

Nice wheel-based navigation ; Dedicated speakerphone button

Interface can be kludgy

This mild revision to the popular LG Chocolate phone has plenty of multimedia options.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Troy Dreier (laptopmag.com)

LG Chocolate

 

The LG Chocolate is the sexiest music phone yet, but it could be easier to use.

Sleek design • Stereo Bluetooth support • Gorgeous color screen and Flash interface • Supports MP3 playback

Touch-sensitive buttons difficult to use • USB cable and headphones are not included

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

KG800 Chocolate Cell Phone

 

LG's new phone, the Chocolate, will attract your attention for its high-concept name as much as for its rich looks. While I admired the slick design and amazing sound quality, I was frustrated by the navigational controls.

The difficult-to-use navigational controls temper my enthusiasm for the Chocolate and its far-out design. But its sound quality was stellar, and for that alone I can heartily recommend the phone

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

LG Chocolate review:

 

Editors' note: As of September 27, 2006, LG has released a firmware update to the LG Chocolate that adds speakerphone functionality to the phone. It was not available at the time of this review.

The LG Chocolate has a sharp design; satisfying overall performance; and a multimedia-rich feature set that includes Bluetooth, a digital music player, and a megapixel camera with admirable photo quality.

The LG Chocolate's unique touch pad and controls entail a steep learning curve, and the phone suffers from poor streaming video quality and low talk-time battery life. The lack of a speakerphone is disappointing.

Though the LG Chocolate is beautifully designed and offers a respectable mix of features and performance, it doesn't quite live up to the hype.

Aug, 2006

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Expert review by: SaschaSegan (pcmag.com)

Chocolate By LG/LG VX8500

 

Verizon's best music phone, LG VX8500 (a.k.a., the "Chocolate") looks like nothing else and that's a good thing, mostly.

Beautiful. Stereo Bluetooth. MP3 support.

No speakerphone. Very sharp learning curve with buttons.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

LG KG800 Chocolate review: Dressed to impress

 

A new LG phone has hit the streets. The possible suspect is described as black, slim, sexy and most of all fashionable. Well then, we might just have some information on that suspect, Mr. Officer. The LG Chocolate phone is a gorgeous mobile phone...

Fashionable designHigh-quality finish1.3 megapixel camera with LED flash128 MB shared internal memoryUSB 1.2 mass storage supportTouchpad navigationReally fast menu system response

No memory card slotNo FM radioNo airplane modeSlow and inconvenient camera interfaceNo MP3 playlist and ID3 tag support

Anyways, we really liked this phone, and as a matter of fact, all the people around us liked it even better, so there's a trick or two that this party slider hides in its sleeves. Talking about sleeves, let's roll up ours and get down to work in order...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

LG Chocolate Touch

 

The latest installment in Verizon's line of LG Chocolate music phones is by far our favorite yet. Although a touchscreen only interface isn't particularly new this one works so well you won't miss the tactile numeric keypad found in previous models....

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG VX8500 Chocolate Review

 

The LG VX-8500 Chocolate is designed and marketed to customers that are in their teens to mid-20's and are looking for an all-in-one device without having to spend a lot of money. The Chocolate incorporates a phone, camera, music player, and GPS...

High Quality QVGA 240x320 262K Color TFT Internal Display ; Good Voice and Call Quality (when not in fringe areas) ; Internal Antenna ; New FlashUI Menus

Touch-Sensitive keys are over sensitive and it's easy to press one by mistake ; The Numeric Keypad buttons are very small and slippery ; Lack of Speakerphone ; Shiny Black Plastic casing is a magnet for fingerprints ; Not all Bluetooth Profiles are...

It is our opinion that the LG VX8500 Chocolate is a nice quality phone that is designed and targeted at younger users in their teens to mid 20's that are not looking to spend a lot of money. If you have the cash, the Samsung A990 or LG VX8300 is a much...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG KG800 European Chocolate Review

 

The Chocolate achieves its aim of being a fashion phone – it grabs the attention with the stylish combination of black and red, with a modern slider design, well-made and featuring a comfortable keypad. It's a pity that functionality suffers because of...

Good implementation and design ; Shipping Box Content ; Logically structured menu with easy to navigation through shortcuts ; Solid built

Problems with navigation – the direction keys and the OK key are easily pressed in error which leads to mistakes ; The display cannot be read in bright light ; No slot for memory card ; The Music player has very little capabilities and a fake graphic...

Overall the Chocolate achieves its aim of being a fashion phone – it grabs the attention with the stylish combination of black and red, with a modern slider design, well-made and featuring a comfortable keypad. It's a pity that functionality suffers...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

LG Chocolate Touch Review

 

LG Chocolate Touch reviewed by ConsumerSearch, which notes pros and cons, along with reviews and ratings for the LG Chocolate Touch and comparisons to other Cell Phones

Solid call quality; Great music and video sound quality; Generally responsive touch screen; Decent 3.2-megapixel camera

Learning curve on touch screen; Slow, awkward web browser; Mediocre screen resolution; Divisive design

Jan, 2010

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SIM card capability:Single SIM