"Great but not without problems"4.0 starson by auntjules
Pros: Features and Appearance
Cons: Instructions, Battery LIfe, Shutting Itself Off
Summary: I have had my LG VX8600 for a little over a week now. I have only had one real problem with this phone - it has shut down while performing a Get it Now function. I get a message on the screen stating that the phone is overheating and shutting itself down but the phone is not hot. It happened once while I was browsing ringtones and twice while syncing music from my PC.
The music player sounds better than I had anticipated
Good and clear call quality
I like the menu viewing options
The size and weight are great
Screens look great
Plays MP3 files as well as WMA files
It's always full of smudgy fingerprints
It doesn't come with many ringtones and I don't like the ones it has - I also don't like the ringtone carriers available for this particular phone in Get it Now
The phone has NO instructions on loading music from your PC onto a micro SD card and little in the way of instructions for the music player. I had hoped that the instructions with the Verizon Music Essentials kit would be better but no such luck. As someone who is less than computer savvy, this was frustrating and caused me a ton of time that would have been saved by decent instructions.
Randomly shutting itself off is beyond irritating. Verizon is sending me a new one and hopefully this will not happen with the new VX8600 - it is a problem reported by other users on other forums so I am not the only one who has experienced this.
Verizon's proprietary practices mean that you have to buy their phone-specific USB cable.
I don't mind the flat number strips though I was concerned at first. I am a woman with small fingers so maybe that's why I don't mind.
I have nothing to say about the camera because I just don't use it. This is my 3rd camera phone and I have never really used the camera. I did buy and then return a Samsung SCH-a990 a few weeks ago. Even that camera left me feeling cold so I just gave up on liking any camera on a phone.
The music player is not as good as an iPod so you will be disappointed if that is what you expect. As someone who travels a lot and likes to carry as few things as possible, this music player is great.
Overall, I really love this phone and would recommend it to anyone who is considering buying it.