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Good: The mp3 sound quality (on a few songs) camera, messaging memory, the style of the phone, touch sensitive buttons
Bad: Every that isn't mentioned above!
Comment: Ok so i got the phone for christmas and was thrilled! I knew i was getting the phone and so read a few reviews on the internet just to see what everyone else thought. I saw mixed reviews, however most were negative. Even so I didn't listen as a few friends have the phone and to my knowledge they have been fine! I really liked the look of the phone and wanted one when they first came out as everyone seemed to be raving about them - hence the 'summary' sentence. Anyway, I got the phone on Christmas day and on New Year's Day I took it back. The phone had been fine until that day when it switched itself off and wouldn't turn back on! I tried charging it although it had been on all night, I even tried my sister's battery in it as she has the same phone. So my Dad took me down to Carphone Warehouse, and they swapped it - no questions asked... which I think may be due to the fact that they get a lot of LG KG800 returns... Since then it's been fine...until the past two weeks when it decides to switch itself off and back on again whenever it feels like it! This is ever so slightly anoyying as the phone takes about 10 minutes to 'load up' and I can't access anything until it's done so! So I will yet again be going down to carphone warehouseto exchange the phone for a Samsung E900.
IMO I wouldn't reccomend the phone... however this is just my experience and my sister who has the same phone has never had any problems! It must just be me!
Good: Looks, Easy to use, style
Bad: slightly too sensative touch screen
Comment: I love the look of the lg chocolate there really fancy and ideal for a girl if your a boy you need to be quite careful because they seem very delicate to handle, a few times ive called people by accident. Its Really stylish like when you open it it lights up and before it lights up you cant even see the buttons!
Overall its an ace phone, easy to use and ideal for me
Good: The PINK colour, Large screen, Sound quality
Bad: Battery Life, Keypad lag, Texting, Alarm, Calendar functions
Comment: The phone is great looking - That's about all.
I bought this purely cuz i wanted a pink fone so i cant complain really but i was expecting a bit more than this!
The battery life is extremely poor! Even if you're just messing around with the MP3 or camera for 5 or 10 mins the battery will just drop to nearly empty!
When you go into the texting screen, the typing options are all backward e.g. Doesnt auto start with CAPS on etc and you cannot push forward to goto the next letter if youre too quick for the word, you have to wait for it to allow u to type the nxt letter - very very annoying if you like to type fast!
Touch sensitive buttons are sometimes not very sensitive! Also very annoying.
If like myself you rely on good Alarm and Calendar functionalities then dont bother with this phone. You are limited to how many entries you put in your calendar and when you set an alarm (say to wake you in the morning) you dont have a snooze function, the alarm will simply not sound again after its gone off and you also have to have your fone on for the alarm to go off (others fones such as samsungs etc have the option to turn your fone off but alarms will still function) - with this fone's poor battery life i wouldnt advise leaving it on over night.
The good points of the fone are that its awesome to look at - its a showy fone and you feel good having it ;-) ...the camera is great and the large screen enables you to view them well, although the Photo album is a bit naff as im used to having small previews of the pictures rather than just the file name. This is very time consuming if like me, you have hundreds of pics u wanna look at and they arent named so u have to look into each one individually to know what they are.
Im about to trade mine in for an E900 (would have been a D900 but they are fatties!!lol)
Good: The concept
Bad: Complicated to use! - Not good in an emergency
Comment: LG Chocolate KG800 is at the top of the buyers list as a result of superb marketing, not functionality! Try turning one off in a busy airport departure lounge, cinema or anywhere else for that matter, IN A HURRY?
I’ve owned a mobile since 1981 and upgraded year on year, starting with and sticking with Nokia! I stomped up £120 for an LG Choc for my daughter having been duped by the hype, to be honest I now wish I’d given £100 to charity and signed up for a Nokia phone for around £20!!
I bought my daughter a mobile phone because we need to be able to contact her and vice-versa. She also needs to be able to access the basic functions of her mobile phone without first having taken a degree in quantum physics!
I would go as far to say that as a mobile phone the LG800 is not fit for purpose; the basic function keys are obscure, the touch pad is far too sensitive, plus if my kids can’t work out to use it, I suspect others have had similar problems.
The concept of the LG Choc range is sound; but did they do enough R&D with 11 to 18yr old users before releasing the range? In my opinion, I doubt it, but in the interest of fairness I asked my kids for their comments (who incidentally helped me set up my Nokia WAP phone with incredible ease last year!), they are equally frustrated as I with the LG800 handset!
If you have children between 11 & 16yrs old and need to be able to contact them via text, voice mail or basic mobile calls, buy them a basic mobile phone. If they want to download music, buy them an iPod, if they want to take digital photos, buy them a digital camera, if they want to access the Internet join your local library or allow them to share Internet access at home!
In conclusion, if you need to provide your daughter or son with a mobile phone for practical reasons, please buy them a practical phone! Don’t follow my example and buy the latest “got to have” LG Chocolate! If LG would like offer any comment in defence of this product and explain how it can be used across all networks in the UK (T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange and 02 etc) with equal consistency and ease of use as a mobile phone; send and receive calls, access voice mail and text messages, I would pleased to re-assess my opinion.
Until then: Res ispa loquitar
Good: Appearance when it's been polished
Bad: Erratic response to touch control, subpar battery, inexplicable cutting out during calls
Comment: Thank goodness it was a free upgrade. This phone showed such promise with the slide function and size and simplicity I was looking for with that touch of class. But it smudged so easily I spent the first hour cleaning it with the special minature cleaning button and replacing it in its velvet pouch. I overcame my obsessive compulsive disorder and started actually using the phone, trying to ignore the finger prints.
It kept dying on me in mid-conversation.
The battery gave no sign it was running low and died within 24 hours.
The overly-touch sensitive screen meant I found myself ringing the GUM clinic when I wanted to ring by Gran.
I've binned it, kept the box, and returned to my Samsung E800 which I've yet to find a match for.
Good: Slim, smaller than the Samsung E900 and slimmer, good for showing off, brilliant MP3 remote
Comment: For those people who complain that it gets dirty with fingerprints, that's what the case is for. The box that the LG comes in is so stylish and this phone outdoes the Samsung E900 any day of the week.
Good: The design
Bad: People who complain about finger prints
Comment: People say it's not got all the features other phones have, but that is not the reason why you should buy this phone. If you like the look of the phone and you just want to call and message you can't fault it. As for the finger print and scratch resistants, it comes in a case, so this isn't a problem, if you have an iPod you'll know what I mean.
Good: I like the look of it and the simplicity of the menus etc
Bad: Where do I start...
Comment: I have had this phone for three months and although I have been ultra careful not to scratch the screen by keeping it in the pouch, it is already looking about three years old! The pouch they send with the phone is lovely and I love the idea of it but it is just not practical, I have missed many a call because of the time it takes to remove it.
Another thing is that writing a text message has become a laborious task now as the buttons are fairly unresponsive, after years of practising, I had become a text fiend with a very fast texting finger and now I have to slow it down so the phone can 'catch up'.
Also, my phone is continually turning itself on and off for no reason and sometimes it decides to scroll through my messages and photos for no reason (it's a very nosey phone!).
The battery time is also shocking and rapidly runs out after a few phone calls which, you would think, would be the one thing they should get right, it is a phone for God's sake! It has been totally produced for style with no practical direction.
The quality of the camera is awful and saves photos in a very random order, and another very annoying characteristic is that if you are talking on the phone, the backlight turns itself off and it is impossible to see how long the call has been or look at the time.
All in all I loved the phone for the look and the idea of it is great, but it is overrun with difficulties and faults and I now wish I hadn't bought it and gone for a phone with loads more space for music, photos and messages as well as a better quality camera! Shame my contract is 18 months! The best thing about it was getting the free Sat-Nav, which is faultless!
Good: The keypad, MP3 player, the BOX! Price
Bad: Keeping it clean, camera resolution
Comment: I'm planning to get this phone at Christmas from Carphone Warehouse on Virgin for £130. I was looking at the E900 but it's so expensive for another 0.7 megapixels. I've used my mate's for a few days and got about 100 songs onto it! If you're thinking how, I have a secret. Motorola MobilePhone Tools - if you get this with a cheap Moto with Bluetooth, convert the songs (it condenses the file to about 900kb) put it onto the Moto and Bluetooth them to your phone. I could've got about another 30 or so on. The Chocolate is gorgeous, the camera's fine becuase it's a phone! The MP3 player's brill and the Box well WOW! It's the best box a phone has ever had! It just looks so good with my Samsung K5. It gets dirty so easy though. Get this instead of the E900, the E900 just looks like a copy of any other Samsung but with touch-sensitive keys - the LG's exclusive.
Good: Design, size, touchpad
Bad: T9 dictionary
Comment: Good choice for people who like the V3i
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