Summary: The Battery life of the chocolate phone is half decent. There are a lot of factors that come into play but overall the battery life could have been a lot better. The total talk time on one charge is around 5 to 6 hours, but battery life totally depends on how much you use the phone and what features you use.
Excerpt: The LG VX8550 teams up with Verizon to provide music, movies, mobile calling, surfing the net and recording pictures and video. The model is sold at Best Buy and is available through Verizon. For a limited time Best Buy is selling the VX8550 in colors Blue Ice and Black Cherry for $59. A two year contract is required with Verizon to get the low cost cell phone.
Excerpt: No phone since the original Motorola RAZR has generated as much hype as LG's VX8500 Chocolate. It has the looks and specs to make folks drool. But does it live up to all of the hoopla? We run the Chocolate through its paces in our in-depth review to find out.
Conclusion: The LG Chocolate is a serious fashion phone with great music capabilities. It’s not a smartphone but it does a great deal more than some other fashion and feature phones such as the Motorola RAZR. Its smooth look and the innovative touch-sensitive controls should earn LG some credit on design and the ability to take a chance at doing something new and different. If you are in the market for a cool looking feature phone, give the Chocolate a shot.
Pros: Pro: Attractive design that will turn heads. Great EV-DO reception in all levels of coverage areas and voice calls have nice quality and great volume. Nice screen and good 3D sound for multimedia that’s enhanced by the V CAST services. Reliable Bluetooth connectivity and A2DP support is a big plus for a music phone. The MicroSD card allows for an ample 2GB of memory expansion which isn’t something you can say about every feature phone.
Cons: Con: The touch-sensitive controls will take some getting used to and the Call End button separated from Call Send button will throw off some long-time cell phone users. Battery life could be better, especially for a music phone.
Excerpt: The dual-band (CDMA 800/1900MHz) LG Chocolate VX-8500 features an ultra-thin minimalist slider design. At first sight, people may confuse the Chocolate for a dark-colored iPod. Offering similar design elements, the boxy exterior houses a 2.0-inch (240 x 320 pixel resolution) 262K-color LCD screen, circular keypad and 5 way navigation control. Slid open, the numeric keypad is revealed along with the 1.3-megapixel camera lens on the back.
Excerpt: VX8500 di LG Electronics e' la versione Americana dei cellulari Chocolate gia' presenti in Asia ed in Europa. Il nuovo VX8500 ha la memoria espandibile fino a 2GB tramite schede microSD e supporta le reti EV-DO per consentire download più veloci. Dotato di una fotocamera da 1.3 megapixel e di connettività Bluetooth. L' LG Electronics VX8500 viene venduto negli Stati Uniti in esclusiva da Verizon Wireless ad un prezzo di 149 dollari con contratto.