Excerpt: The new Chocolate phone is a surprising shape – more Dairy Milk king size than Toffee Crisp thanks to its super-wide screen. That screen looks great, too: vivid, bright and colour-rich. And it comes with plenty of brains to match the beauty, with GPS, a 5-megapixel camera with flash and FM radio among the high points. It even recognises multi-touch commands so you can zoom in by pinching your fingers apart, like on the iPhone.
Excerpt: The much awaited LG BL40 made its way to our labs and onto my table. As usual LG has strayed a bit from the conventional and gone with a slightly off beat design that would appeal to a slightly different audience. The BL40 is a designer mobile that’s more of a fashion statement rather than a mobile handset for daily use. Sadly it’s infused with their S-Class UI I have grown to dislike.
Excerpt: The BL40 is from LG 's ‘Chocolate' range of phones, designed to offer greater sophistication than a run-of-the-mill handset. Well, the BL40 certainly looks elegant and the chassis is sturdy. The four-inch, 21:9 aspect ratio touchscreen makes the BL40 over 12cm long, giving the slim phone a very feminine appearance. Its size does mean it struggles to sit comfortably in a pair of jeans.
Pros: Colourful, detailed images, 21:9 ratio looks neat, balanced sound, 3.5mm jack
Excerpt: Le LG Chocolate BL40 est différent de n'importe quel autre téléphone tactile que nous avons testé cette année. Son remarquable et ultra-large écran au format 21/9e renforce l’idée de finesse et de largeur de ce téléphone. Disponible depuis octobre, ce Chocolate est cher mais outre son impressionnant écran, il dispose d’un appareil photo 5 mégapixels, d’un transmetteur FM et il supporter le DivX.