Excerpt: After a number of several impressive handsets offered by LG in the past couple of years, they are at it once more with the LG Venus VX8800 , or known simply as the LG Venus. And Venus could not have been a more fitting name as this little device screams beauty and grace when viewed at any angle. It has a uniquely designed dual display with a touch sensitive screen. And what we love in its design is extended all the way under its skin.
Summary: The LG Venus is a beautiful slider phone with a great feature set, but we would recommend taking the time to get used to the unusual touch-screen controls.
Pros: The LG Venus has a unique dual-screen design with onscreen navigation controls that change layout depending on the application, plus it has vibrating feedback when touched. It also comes with a wealth of multimedia features, EV-DO support, plus great performance.
Cons: The LG Venus' touch screen is a bit gimmicky and takes some getting used to, and there aren't any touch-sensitivity settings for it. The camera has no flash and no self-portrait mirror.
Verizon's LG Venus Reviewed (Verdict: Better Than Chocolate)
23 November 2007
Excerpt: The $200 LG VX8800 Venus from Verizon Wireless may be the Voyager’s little sister, but it’s closest in form and function to the ill-fated Chocolate. Unlike the Voyager, which has a QWERTY keyboards and aspirations to be an e-mail and messaging hub, the Venus is a “music phone” with a cool camera feature.