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LG BL40 New Chocolate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews of LG BL40 New Chocolate. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability and size. The screen and design are also appreciated. The GPS navigation and price get negative comments.

usability, design, screen, size, portability

performance, battery, reliability, price, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG BL40 New Chocolate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG BL40 New Chocolate

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of LG BL40 New Chocolate from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and portability are overall positive. The design and usability also get good comments, but there are some negative comments about the price and battery.

usability, design, portability, screen

performance, reliability, battery, price

44% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG BL40 Chocolate Label Series Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackLG BL40 Chocolate Label Series Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG BL40 New Chocolate

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of LG BL40 New Chocolate from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

45% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG BL40 Chocolate Black Label Series Unlocked Phone GSM Quad-Band with 5MP Camera, Wi-Fi and High Definition Touchscreen-- International Version with LG BL40 Chocolate Black Label Series Unlocked Phone GSM Quad-Band with 5MP Camera, Wi-Fi and High Definition Touchscreen-- International Version with

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

LG BL40 New Chocolate review: Chef's best

 

It was handsets like the original Chocolate that put LG on the map. But simply playing with the big boys was never going to be enough. It takes creativity to outsmart and outdo some formidable rivals. LG never shied...

One-off touchscreen bar design ; 4.01" 16M-color capacitive touchscreen of 21:9 aspect ratio ; Quad-band GSM support and UMTS with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps ; S-Class Touch UI with pinch zooming and gesture controls ; Accelerometer for screen auto-rotation ;...

Single-handed use not too comfortable due to the extra long form factor ; Video recording output is pathetic ; Piano black surface is a fingerprint nightmare ; Memory card slot is under the battery cover ; Web browser has no Flash support ; No video...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (engadget.com)

LG BL40 review

 

You know the deal by now: we grab a slab of fresh new hardware, fiddle, play, and tinker with it until exhaustion or boredom is reached, then wax poetic about the whole experience, with a side serving of pictures and videos thrown in. Today's candidate...

Unique form factor and oodles of style ; Excellent voice and audio clarity ; Large, clear, high-res display

Unwieldy UI ; Middling battery life ; Awkward dimensions reduce usability

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG New Chocolate BL40 Review

 

LG has managed to bowl everyone over with the introduction of the extravagant New Chocolate BL40 this year – a handset of the stylish Black Label series of the manufacturer...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

LG New Chocolate BL40 Preview

 

The first Chocolate became a fashion icon and byword for stylish, elegant and exquisite device almost immediately after its official release. It inaugurated the manufacturer´s Black Label lineup that has recently got two new members. The first is the...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Softpedia (softpedia.com)

LG BL40 New Chocolate Review

 

LG BL40 is LG's new breed of chocolate, that comprises all the company's technologies. The phone is stuffed with every piece of technology that LG is capable to reproduce at the moment, and no rebate has been done to that. LG BL40 is a premium handset,...

Everything about this phone seems to be great, starting with its amazing bar design and finishing with its reshaped S-Class UI. The main highlights of the phone include: HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, huge 4.0-inch capacitive touch screen, 5-megapixel camera with...

The most annoying thing I found is the lack of Flash for support for the web browser and the fact that the phone is a fingerprint magnet. The latter requires users to keep an all-time dedicated cloth to wipe the handset. Other minor downsides of the...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Aditya (fonearena.com)

LG BL40 Review Part-1: Design

 

Now we've had the LG BL40 for quite some time and we've used it quite a bit here and there. So much so that it's apt to talk about the design of this phone.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Anthony Covar (cgena.com)

LG New Chocolate BL40 Review - Different kind of taste

 

It was a smart move from LG to name a unique phone after everyone's favorite treat. And although the LG Chocolate BL40 is not really the first phone to be named ‘Chocolate' (it's actually called ‘New Chocolate'), the label actually fit the phone quite...

Novel design, improved S-Class interface ; Dolby Mobile enhancement, Wi-Fi ; Multi-tasking, good still imaging

Poor battery life, below average response ; few application integration, fingerprint ; and scratch-prone surface at the back

Having said what we did in the last section of this review, the LG Chocolate is definitely a different kind of taste that not everyone will get to appreciate. The phone’s features make it a promising smartphone, but it still isn’t. The interface is...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : yuga (pinoytechblog.com)

LG New Chocolate BL40 Review

 

The lock screen can be unlock via swiping the wallpaper upwards or clicking the power button once. However, I find it easier to go from sleep mode to active mode by clicking on the music button (wake up) and swiping the wallpaper up (unlock).

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : yuga (yugatech.com)

LG New Chocolate BL40

 

The LG Chocolate BL40 Black Label Series is LG's newest multimedia phone. This extra-tall candy bar touchscreen phone makes a great first impression but is it all skin-deep? Check out our full review after the jump.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Jason Saundalkar (itp.net)

LG Chocolate BL40

 

A tasty treat for the fashion conscious user and tech geek alike. A real alternative to Apple's iPhone

Distinctive looks, great features and intuitive usability are the BL40's strong points. While not perfect, this Chocolate is a worthwhile buy.

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:eAAC+, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Standby time (2G):400
Talk time (2G):6

Call Management

Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera:No / Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920
Digital Zoom:8
Front camera:Y
Main camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera:N / Y
Rear camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second camera: Yes

Certificates

Head SAR:0.76
Head SAR (EU):0.76

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:4 / 4.01
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:345 x 800
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery performance:1000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):400
Standby time (3G):370
Talk time (2G):6
Talk time (3G):5

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:1100 / 1124
Internal storage capacity:32

Messaging

E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:eAAC+, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS
3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GPRS / GSM, HSDPA, UMTS
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

Browser supported:xHTML, HTML
Interface:Micro USB 2.0 / microUSB
Java technology: Yes
Networking Type:GSM, HSDPA / GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA / GSM/UMTS/HSDPA / GSM/UMTS/HSDPA 7.2
Operating frequency:850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100 / 900/1800/1900/2100
Phone camera type:Optics
Playable formats:MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/MIDI / MP3/WAV/eAAC+
Playback formats:MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/MIDI / MP3/WAV/eAAC+
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g, DLNA

Performance

Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list

Phone Features

Embedded games:7
Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm Clock / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):400
Standby time (3G):370
Talk time (2G):6
Talk time (3G):5

Storage

Internal memory:1124

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Subscription type:No subscription
Type:Feature phone

Video

Frame rate:30
Maximum frame rate:30
Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.429 / 2.01
Height:0.429 / 5.04
Weight:4.55
Width:0.429 / 2.01 / 5.04