Pros 1.3 Mega Pixels, Beautiful large displays! VCAST, Speakerphone....
Cons No Bluetooth
Summary I've been a Verizon Wireless customer for 2 months, this is my first phone from Verizon Wireless and I love it. For someone like me always on the run, running around at work, this phone is upto speed with me. I love how great the pictures come out, I just upload them to my pix place and in the matter of seconds I can send it to people at work, The large color Main & front LCD's are simply brilliant. Since I work for a company based in New York City, VCAST is great when you wanna show off your phone to the co-workers... I am always checking out COmedy Central for the Stand Up comedy, and on the train home from work watching the sport highlights on ESPN. However, the phone didn't come with bluetooth, that would've been a homerun if it was included. Also, the speakerphone is extremely loud, perfect. As far as the size of the phone, it feels like a nice solid phone, and it is I've dropped it a few times and its still going strong.
"pretty nice phone"on by Bobo11
Pros great features
Cons a bit hefty, but not that heavy
Summary this phone is amazing. I was battling it out between the motorola V710 and this. Though they are alike, this phone has far more capabilities. The camera is amazing, the switch on the outside for shooting short vs long distances is very helpful. only thing i didnt like about the camera that it was blurry when you're trying to take the picture, but after you take it, the picture is perfect. The ringtones are another great part of it. Im surprised Verizon didnt try to cripple the recordable rington feature on this phone so they could make money. So instead of spending 3 bucks for one of verizons real song ringtones, you can just record your own and it comes out very loud thru the dual speakers. Unlike the V710, with the vx8000, you can customize what kind of picture you want to put on the external lcd like as a background. The outside buttons make it easy to take pics or videos without opening the phone so if you want to take a picture of yourself or something. things i didnt like were that it is pretty big in your pocket, but at least you will kno if it falls out. It tends to get pretty hot when your calling for long periods of time. and the auto-volume doesnt work too well either so you have to keep fiddling with the volume of the earpiece. The vcast being impressive that you can watch video clips, doesnt offer a great variety. Plus they usually are only 3 min long. The internet use was amazing though. Could browse the internet at broadband speeds on my phone is pretty cool except the internet isnt that fun on a small screen. The vcast service, though pretty cool, definitely isnt worth 15 bucks a month.
just enjoy it the 2 months you get free. Otherwise i would consider one of the best phones verizon ever made
"Worth the size"on by Bren310
Pros Amazing camera, Long battery life, FAST internet
Cons None that I wasn't aware of before I bought it
Summary I don't understand why people list "size" as a con. When you buy the phone, you are aware of how big it is.
I would rather have a bigger cell phone that has a HUGE display internally and externally! It's the same reason you would get a big screen TV or a large computer monitor. You want to be able to see what you are doing (while driving this is wonderful) and show people the impressive quality of your pictures and videos! You simply can't DO this on a small phone.
The videos are UNREAL. Very high quality, no delay.
Pics are great, you need to fool around with them to make still and not blurry, but it takes two seconds.
SO MANY OPTIONS, get the $5/month plan for pix, flix, and texts and you're all set.
Nothing about this phone is cheap, low quality, or breakable.
If you live near a major city, the internet is literally as fast as lightening. I did Mapquest the other day while I was driving near Hartford, CT on the HIGHWAY. If you live in a more secluded area, I'd think twice about using it or complaining about it.
The 8000, aside from literally being a digital camera and camcorder, also has great big buttons (another reason why it's good to have a BIGGER phone). The flip top does open quite easily. I'd recommend keeping it in your purse (if a girl, of course). But that's not a issue to complain about, in my opinion.
The battery life is awesome, just don't spend forever on the web. That's the only way it will go fast.
611 (Verizon Support) is really helpful if you are unsure of a feature or how to work something on the 8000. I highly recommend this phone. It's so easy to use, so high quality, so worth the money.
So if you're uneasy about the size and prefer the Motorola Razr, remember one thing-the Razr does NOT have the quality of this. (Found this info out on numerous review sites.) As a matter of fact, rumor has it, the Razr doesn't even take videos.
Get the LG, it's the most user-friendly phone out there.
Pros Big Screen, clear pics, great sound, speakerfone
Cons the size, u cant talk on speakerfone with it closed, mp3s must be downloaded thru vcast
Summary This fone is the best ive ever had. It has a great camera and video is clear enuff to enjoy. The screen is huge and the buttons are humongous. You can record your own ringtones or have some1 send them to u. Videos can be recieved and watched also. THe speaker fone is loud and clear altho u cant use it while the fone is closed. Pictures and messages can be viewd by outside screen. Cons are the size, the mp2 factor and the battery life. It also lacks games so u have to download them. Also, the flash doesnt have differnt colors when ppl call like the 7000. Otherwise, it is peeerrrrfeecct!
"Media fans will love the photo quality of the 1.3 megapixel cam and the ability to stream videos."on by lfcfan
Pros EVDO enabled, large main screen, excellent call quality and speaker phone, streaming video works well, small lcd allows you to read new text messages without opening the phone, awesome picture quality
Cons no bluetooth, navigating through streaming video menus is slightly slow, video quality when taking movies is grainy
Summary The VX8000 is a fun phone if you love photo media and you have some money to burn. The photo quality is excellent and I was able to print great looking 4x6 photos. I have not tried to print anything larger than this.
The streaming video through Verizon's Vcast service works quite well and the video quality exceeded my expectations. The EVDO network allows for exceptionally fast download times for both streaming video and mobile web. At this time I am not particularly excited about the Vcast content, but I am told Verizon is assessing their market and planning to add much more.
Unfortunately, I can't be as complimentary about the quality of the video camera. The picture quality is grainy. It is of lower quality than the videos I took on the VX7000.
At the price you pay for the phone (currently $319 with a 1-year contract on Verizon), tech fans are going to be disappointed at the absence of bluetooth. This is particularly true considering how much the user will want to use the 1.3 mega pixel camera; it's a shame to have to email all of those great pictures to yourself or have to purchase the data cable to transfer the photos to your computer. Be prepared to buy a picture message package or the data cable if you plan to share the photos you take on this phone.