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Review: LG KG800 “Chocolate” Phone

LG KG800 The LG KG800 looks cool – there is no doubt about that. Unfortunately, many of the better looking phones out there often fall short when it comes to functionality. Does LG’s “Chocolate” phone fall into the same category?


Fosfor Gadgets: (7 out of 10) “If you’re looking for a stylish, beautiful phone and your primarily interested in having the phone to call your friends with, rather than playing music or taking beautiful photos – this one is definitely worth looking into. It’s hard to find a phone with better looks.”

MobileBurn: (Recommended)“In the end, the LG KG800 is somewhat of a mixed blessing. I really wanted to give this phone a Highly Recommended rating, as it is truly one of the best fashion phones I have laid eyes on. Not just because of its killer design, either – functionality wise, this is one of the better-featured fashion phones on the market today. Alas, I cannot give our highest rating to this handset, as it has a few flaws that must be overcome.

CNET UK: (7.9 out of 10)We’re in love with the look of it, but the touchpad can be awkward to use and it’s a shame about the lack of expandable memory”

Click through break for product information / verdict.

Product Information:

Dimensions: 95×48×15.2mm
Weight: 83g (with standard battery)
Display: 265K Color TFT, 176 x 220 Pixels
Camera Resolution: 1.3 Megapixels
Standard Battery: 800mAh
Memory: 128MB
Standby Time: Up to 200hrs
Talk Time: Up to 6hrs
Technology: GSM
Frequency: 900/1800/19000 MHz (Tri-band)
Data Transmission: GPRS class 10
Music formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, AAC++

Price: $150 – $200 with 2 year Verizon agreement / $250 – $300 with 1 year agreement. See Verizon website to order.

Nerd ApprovedBottom Line: If you like your phones with a little style, the KG800 would be a good choice considering that is decent in the functionality department. However, a shady Bluetooth system, awkward touchpad, and a lack of expandable memory might be a turnoff to some.


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