LG's musically talented Chocolate Touch for Verizon review
29 December 2009
Excerpt: LG's new touchscreen equipped Chocolate Touch has been featured in Verizon ads that tout its music experience. Todd tests out this latest member of the Chocolate family in his first review for MobileBurn.
Summary: The Chocolate Touch is a welcome addition to the mid-range feature phone lineup at Verizon, with an absolutely fantastic music player. The phone offers reliable voice and data services, and battery life isn't too bad either. While I doubt that the smartphone user or is going to be swayed by the VX8575, it's a great choice for someone looking for a feature-rich multimedia device. Despite the ads, however, Shakira is not included with the purchase of the unit.
Conclusion: -QWERTY keyboard is a plus, but also a con because it only pops up with the phone is turned sideways. That makes one-handed texting pretty difficult. When in portrait mode the keyboard is formed after a standard telephone keypad with 3 letters per number, so typing takes some concentration unless you are text savvy.The LG Chocolate Touch is a great phone for the music lover in your life.
Conclusion: Though not cool and innovative like the LG Chocolate BL40, the LG Chocolate Touch offers some updates to the Chocolate music phone line nonetheless. The 1 gig of internal storage for music is handy if you have lots of tunes; over the air downloading or PC syncing music is easy, and the 3.5mm stereo audio has good audio quality.
Pros: Good music features, including Dolby Mobile., Slim, plenty of internal space for music and good battery.
Excerpt: LG’s “Shine” line has certainly grown up. For years LG has promoted a line of classy, brushed stainless steel phones that have been stylish alternatives to the predictable and plastic. From basic flips to sliders and now the LG Shine Touch, this franchisee has always offered a unique, minimalist look, an elite and hearty “feel” when holding or using the device, and won many an accolade for quality build materials and performance.