"Great phone with greta features"4.5 starson by JohnM1964
Pros: Excellent reception and transmitting
Cons: Parts of operations manual very confusing, some features not covered.
Summary: I originally purchased a LG VX6100, which I wasn't to happy with. I returned it and upgraded to the VX8000. What an incredible phone. It's loaded with cool features, and is designed very well. The menu screens look great and are easy to understand. You almost do not need the manual to learn how to use this phone. I know people complain about the size of it, but I prefer a "bigger" phone. It enables a bigger display that you can actually read without a magnifying glass. Also the keypad buttons are far apart enough that you don't accidentally hit the wrong keys. The 1.3 megapixel camera takes wonderful pictures. I also fancy the external color LCD screen. Battery power is decent. I am using an extended life battery. The phone has been on since yesterday morning, made many calls, played around with the new features and I still have 4 bars of battery life 24 hours later.! Lastly the most important features, reception and transmitting. Both excel in this category. Had the phone for a week. Not one dropped call, even when no signal bars were showing, and the other party still came in clear. Even when inside my house which is a cell phone signal nightmare. You can't go wrong with this phone. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.