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LG VX-8550 Chocolate

Mobile Phone with Music Player, Video Camera, and Bluetooth®. * Read more

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Reviews and Problems with LG VX-8550 Chocolate

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Overall 4

Scrap-Yard Junk

frederick white, Amazon
15 July 2014
  • Summary: Well you get what you pay for , This phone is so used and abused plus it came with no back cover so that the battery is exposed and it is really scratched up, I have not try'd to see if it works yet I am afraid to.
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Overall 4

I'm Returning This ASAP

Catherine Conley, Amazon
28 August 2013
  • Summary: I am returning this phone as soon as I can find a new one. Functionality-wise, it stores each text message individually and anytime the phone slides shut you lose a text in progress. There is no way to adjust this setting, I looked. Also the phone is broken. Half the time the face buttons (left, right, speaker, clear) don't work and if you press the clear button twice (accidentally or because it didn't work the first time), a Verizon app ad shows up.
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Overall 4

Don't do it!

Jonathan W. Chadwick, Amazon
9 January 2013
  • Summary: Having owned several smart phones downgrading to save on data charges has been difficult to handle. Phone is decent, but slow in comparison to the competition.
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Overall 4

LG Chocolate VX8550

rzint, Ebay
7 March 2011
  • Summary: The phone was difficult to use. The buttons on the cover required up to 3 attempts before sending out calls. When texting the keys were then too sensitive and would type in two letters at a time even using T9. Sometimes letters would show up from buttons not near the ones I had just pushed. Cannot recommend this phone. BUT the phone has a great camera on it.
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Overall 3

Tired of it!

Alex M., Phone Arena
10 October 2009
  • Excerpt: I've had this phone since 2007, when it was shiny and new, and even the commecials made my mouth water (hence the name Chocolate).  But now it's Oct. 2009, and I have noticed many problems with this phone! Well first off, i can see my fingerprints even when my hands are competely clean!
  • Pros: External design it okay, and i like the sliding feature., Short charging period, Design options okay, Doesn't scratch as much as i thought
  • Cons: Fingerprins are clearly seen!, Touch sensitive buttons aggravate me!, Pointless features! No fun in that!, Battery life - dies in ONE DAY!!, Buttons are too small!, Phone can't read SD Cards---must take out and place back in every time its turned on.
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Overall 4

This phone SUCKS

zeeker123, Phone Scoop
15 July 2009
  • Excerpt: I've had this phone for a year now, not by choice.. i bought this phone thinking it was the best phone in the world, little did i know it sucked.. i never drop my phone and it has scratches and dents and the chrome on the side is peeling off and the left touch button completely wore away and now you can see the inside of the phone.. :\ It freezes all the time, the charger flap broke off one day just randomly.. the battery doesn't last very long at all 12 hrs at the max..
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Overall 3


Moni, Phone Arena
8 June 2009
  • Excerpt: I hate this phone. The battery dies in like an hour, it freezes when I try to play videos, sometimes the face screen doesn't do anything when I touch it, text messaging is so hard, and once I dropped it and the screen turned black and fuzzy. I hate this phone. I can't wait to get a new one when our contract renews in December. Ughhhh what a waste of money. Oh, and recently within the last few months, the charger is acting retarted.
  • Pros: Seriously? Idk, the color?
  • Cons: Everything. Grrrrr.
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Overall 4


Anonymous, Phone Arena
13 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Constant Breaking! It FREEZES to death! Limited Texting abilities. Breaks ALOT. Decent Picture quality but HORRIBLE video camera!
  • Pros: Good Picture Quality
  • Cons: E V E R Y T H I N G ELSE!
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Overall 4

Worst Phone!!!!!! Don't Get!!!!!!

v, Phone Arena
9 April 2009
  • Excerpt: This phone has given me trouble from the start. I had to exchange my original phone 3x to get one that worked properly. But that one still sucked. First, I broke the charger and port, and it would only sometimes charge. When it did, it kept going up and down on the battery bars, and wouldn't give me but 2.5 hours of talk time. I hated it, and will never buy LG again!
  • Pros: Nothing about it.
  • Cons: Everything about it.
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Overall 4

Makes a great paperweight.

CinemaPaula, Phone Arena
14 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Hate the phone. At first, I primarily used my headset - which made me not notice the touchscreen issues.... Don't get me wrong - it sounds great, rarely drops calls, and is a functional phone, but the touchscreen is HORRID. When you are talking, its randomly unlocked, and causes you to hit buttons on the touch area like, mute, speaker, contacts, etc.
  • Pros: Music player and external speaker is good., Reception is good for calls.
  • Cons: Bad BAD touchscreen., Poor design with inconsistent locking., Uncomfortable to talk on., Laggy when buttons are accidentally pushed by face when talking.
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