Excerpt: Do not get the LG stainless steel phone (LG VX8700). I have had it for a little over a year now and I have had so many problems with it. I thought it was really cool when I got it because it is stainless steel.
Summary: Unquestionably, I bought this Cell for the obvious reasons the Sleek metal finish,Sharp 2-MP camera,fast EV-DO performance; Excellent voice call quality. In addition,I like that the VX8700 records 320 x 240-pixel videos at 15 frames per second plus playback is generally smooth, with rich colors. One can record up to one hour of video to a 2GB memory card, or up to 30 seconds in Video Message Mode.
Excerpt: By far this phone really had my cool factor when I bought it, I really think of it as the delorean of cell phones. While everyone else had their Moto Razors, I had a kick *** stainless steal design body. Over all I loved the OS, it was easy to use and understand. Txting and calling were the big things for this phone and it did these things smoothly. The over all phone held up forever and I think this is due to the fact it's an all metal phone.
Summary: I had this phone for almost 4 years and never had a complaint. Wonderful clarity and great reception. Easy to use. The battery stays charged for days. This phone is a nice size and a great weight so it is very comfortable to talk on. The stainless steel finish stays looking nice with moderate care. Something happened so the keypad light would not turn off so the phone would die within a few minutes if it wasn't plugged in.
Summary: The phone itself was nice but I couldn't believe the trouble I went through to get it activated. The service was so poor that I couldn't activate it at home. I had to go to a Verizon store and even then I couldn't get enough signal to make phone calls without dropping. I looked at my dad's phone, a Verizon phone, and it had an excellent signal, full bars. Then I looked at the LG VX8700 sitting right next to my dad's phone and it was searching for service.
Summary: I like the phone a lot. I've always had an Alltel phone, so the Verizon menus took a little getting used to. Taking pictures can be a challenge, the camera seems to have a bit of a delay so a lot of my photos turn out blurred. Large, clear screen. I read a lot of reviews about smudging on the outside of the phone because of its finish, but I don't notice it to much. I get excellent reception on it, even out in the country.
Summary: This phone is very easy to use. It has a standard phone keypad, rather than the full keyboard that many phones have these days. I don't like the phones with full keyboards usually because they are awkward shapes and just too big, so I love that this phone is still pretty compact. This is not a flip-phone, but the screen swivels.
Summary: I had an opportunity to upgrade to a new phone, one with all the bells and whistles, but decided against it based on my experience with the LG Shine. This is a stainless steel phone that is pure class. It's not designed for those who like to text or browse the internet-- it is in its' simplicity that lies it's class and ruggedness. The phone is very sleek/trim, silver colored and a c;am-shell design.
Summary: I have wanted this phone ever since it came out like 2 years ago. I love the stainless steel covering and it's weight. It's a little heavier than most flip phones, but it feels like you have a phone in your hands. As soon as I got this phone I switched phones and started using it. I LOVE IT!