Pros Sleek Design, great multimedia features, tactile feedback
Cons Navigation wheel, Small middle key, no T9
Summary I purchased this phone about a week ago. Coming from Cingular, or the new at&t, i was amazed by Verizon's coverage and service. I've heard horror stories about the previous chocolate but when i read Cnet's review on the second generation model, i was sold on buying this model.
The design of the phone is impressive. Nice vibrant screen, great slider, and the finish on the phone is very nice...although it might attract fingerprints, the phone is visually appealing. The interface is also very nice to look at.
The multimedia functions are good. Nice music player, with good sound. decent camera phone with a video recorder. Pretty much has the essential prerequisites for multimedia phones these days.
The tactile feedback is interesting. I think it gives the phone a nice twist. Plus you have the option of changing the sensitivity which is also convenient.
The call quality was good. and the speaker phone isnt bad, except for the fact that you have to press ok too many times to access it.
The few things i didnt like about the phone is one; the Navigation wheel. It's very senstive. And with the tiny confirmation key right in the middle, you end up pressing enter for the wrong entries constantly. This is a major flaw as far as navigational purposes are concerned. Another flaw is that there is no T9. The device has another text entry mode which is called "WORD", and works just like T9 would, but you dont have the ability to add words of your own. So, for names, and certain slang words (ex. ain't, gonna, etc.) you would have to switch the mode from "WORD" to Abc than back to "WORD" again. Not a good phone at all for texters out there.
The reason why i gave this phone such a low rating is mostly due to the Navigation wheel and confirmation key. It gets pretty cumbersome when you call the wrong person and are forced to end the call and start over again. Going to return the phone, unfortuantely.
Pros Insanely loud speaker,vibration with the touch pad,amazing screen
Cons the key lock can be annoying
Summary Overall this is a great phone. Awesome screen, extremely loud speaker, and easy navigation. I wasnt an owner of the older chocolate but heard about the problems with the touch keys on the first version from a verizon employee(as in be heat activating your cheek would end calls). The only problem I personally have with the phone is the key lock can be annoying when trying to answer the phone with it closed. You can adjust this in the settings as well as the sensitivity of the touch keys but it still activates sometimes on its own. I just upgraded this at full price because I accidently spilled a brew all over my Krzr and it wanted to work when it wanted to not when I did. In my personal opinion this phone is far better in the short time Ive had it. Other than the very minor complaint I had this is one smoking phone!
Cons None except video is grainy
Summary Ok first let me just say that I came from a prepaid company called Virgin Mobile, which was okay but their phones were not all that great.
Well I just got this phone yesterday and the call quality is great and the music quality is excellent. I have listened to music for 1 hour talked for 40 minutes and sent about 20 pix and txt messages and still have 3 bars of battery!
Download speeds are incredbly fast 30 seconds for a 4 min song and photo quality is amazing thought video is pretty grainy.
Pros size, screen, slider, camera
Cons power & usb connector, center button size, speaker volume.
Summary Great look and feel, camera and screen--- a winner! BUT... what idiot decided on the cheap connector for power charge & USB cable AND the dumb location? It's a cover bound to break-off and when charging you can't easily use the phone with that cable sticking out the SIDE! Let's also either raise the center button on the dial or make it bigger. You find yourself always activating the touch-sensitive dial going to the wrong menu option! Oh, and could you please notify us somehow when we missed a call? If you're on Nav or away from the phone and receive a call there is no light or icon to tell you a call was missed! Let's just make 'em go through the menu to look up missed calls.
With that said, it's a good design, Navigation, camera, phone with just a little issue on using speakerphone and hearing it (a touch low volume). Sleek look and feel will make this a winner for most users at a really nice price point. I just want a version 2 with some updates....
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Pros Not many... I loved the phone for the short time it worked.
Cons Once the battery is removed for any reason and replaced, you can no longer edit and save pictures. If you take a pic, save it, edit it, rotate it and save again it powers off on it's own. Went to V store and received LG Choc 3 as a replacement.
Summary I LOVED the phone while it worked. My husband had the Blue Ice and it malfunctioned from day 1!!! Mine didn't however it started to. We both reported this to Verizon Wireless and they sent us over to their local store 65 miles away and after 3 1/2 hours of ******** fighting and arguing and receiving 2 more LG Chocolate 2's that still malfunctioned we finally were placed with a brand new LG Chocolate 3. I did not like the slide up style this phone offered, I fell in love with flip phones when they first came out and they are much easier to deal with. Search eBay before you buy the LG Chocolate 2!!! You'll see numerous ones being sold that are broken! From sliding too much, too hard, too fast the inner band of electronic junk breaks free from one side or the other and the two pieces come apart! Do yourself a favor if you're sick of your Choc 2, take your battery out, put it back in, report to your closest V Store and demand a new phone! Show them it does the powering off during picture editing saving and get another. Continue until you've had 3 total Choc 2's and get that Choc 3!! it's the best!!! Verizon has a catch to your "manufacture malfunction insurance" we have this, pay for it every month, and we were told by their Corporate office that they HAVE to put you into a total of 3 of the same phone if they all 3 (including your original) malfunction in the same manner then and only then will you receive the next upgraded model.