Well, I have owned an LG Chocolate phone since last December (2006) and I have to say for the first few months I was very pleased with it! It's a beautiful phone, I honestly don't think there has ever been a better looking phone! Being a girl, I like the fact that it's so slim and light, it always atracts comments and admiring looks and it's easy to use. It has also served me well, until about 2 months ago.
From the very beginning I had problems with sound, it was quite difficult to hear the caller on the other end, despite having the volume turned up to the max. I was quite disappointed with the camera too; ok - so it's only a 2mp camera, but despite using the correct settings (and there are lots to choose from) my pictures were never true colour! Also the zoom function (supposedly x4) wouldn't operate above x2.
However, being primarily a mobile phone, that didn't bother me too much as I have a perfectly fine 8mp digital camera! My main problem was the WSOD - that's the White Screen Of Death. Oh dear. After about 9 months, my screen went white whenever I slid the screen up, which meant I was literally unable to do anything, as the menus would obviously be obscured under this white screen. Upon sliding the screen back down into closed position, the screen would return but I'd then have x4 mini screens, very odd!
I took the phone back to the Orange shop who said they'd be able to return the phone to LG for repair. Despite having a 12 month warranty (remember I'm in month 9), I had to pay £15 for repair and had to put down a further £50 deposit for a courtesy phone - a prehistoric Sony Ericsson T68!!! I am pretty sure that the T68 is not worth £50, but knowing I'd get my deposit back, I paid seeing as I didn't want to be without a mobile phone for 3 weeks - which despite telling me I'd have my phone back in 5 days, was the length of time it actually took.
I mentioned the sound problems and was told that they'd get LG to sort that out too. I was soo pleased to have my LG back after several weeks of tring to master the T68! The screen had been fixed (apparently a very common fault, the flex connecting the two parts of the phone is broken by the usual wear and tear) but I was still experiencing sound problems. And that's not all! The battery life bars are quite temperamental, one minute they're full, the next it's empty and flashing and then it's back up to two bars! I also find that I'm having to charge it more often, I never had these problems before.
So, my advice is - think carefully about buying this phone - sure, it's great to look at and it does have some great features. I have just cancelled the remainder of my 12 month contrat with Orange and I've just ordered a Samsung G600 - wooop wooop! x
yessss i rekomend to get this fone especially the white i had a white won,, loved it but it got stolen.....but i did have a few problems with it but i recon it was becoz i bought it through ebay from hong kong for like but it was a awesome fone......
I have ONE HOUR left to decide about getting this phone!!
I'm pretty sure I want it, even though SO many people say it's total rubbish, ut Im willing to take the risk!! BUT..
what colour should I get?! Pink or White?
The white is so cool, it looks awesome and sleek, but the pink! Geez i love pink hehe. Dunno if I would get bored with white or get sick of the pink.
So tell me QUICK which one i should get!!
PINK or WHITE ??!!
I have had this phone for about 5 months and so far i havent had many problems. i dropped the phone and after thta it stated shutting itself of, but after i took the batery out and and put it back in that problem stopped. i have also been haivng alot of "network busy" issues and oncationaly i wont get any of my text messages all day and then at 10 at night i will get a bunch form tohrughout the day. overall i love this phone, i find alot of its functions very usefull and i love thta look of it. i tihnk that alot of my problems have to do with the sercive... and not the phone itslef.
I am going to keep this phone only for 6 months. I need a phone only for the camera. So is this phone a good suggestion?
I have had the phone for nearly a year now.
I like it but have had a few problems.Its been sent away but hasnt really fixed the problem.
Not all the phone are like that ... My friend has one and hasnt had any problems with it ... so far!
you know guy's i had this phone for 6 months, actually i really love it bfore spacially when it's still in the market but now i have it it's gives alot of stress it's keep on and off, bright like silver light, hung off suddenly, frozen everytime i delete the message. i'm a phone collector but this is the worse phone i've ever had. from the 1st 1 week the problem started to come out and i brought already at the service center of globe but still the same...... maybe it's give's us a great look but be wise everytime you buy a mobile phone. i stop my sister to buy this phone coz they will gonna lost money for this stressable LG KG 800s Made in KOrea!!!!! anniong ha seo, kumsahameda to LG to release this beautiful outside but inside is raten phone in the market!!!!........
l think this phone is great and l dont mind other ppl sayin it has problems coz to me its FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!
It's a pretty phone and that's why I like it. But after a few months, mine started getting frozen and turning off by itself.
i have this phone for a year ,any idea how to remove the scratches on screen and restore the glossy body to make it look delicious again..
hii..i have this cell for the past 4 months...fairly gud mobile..gud looking cell... however battery is not quite gud..apart from it...great cell...
for all those have call disconnection problems... remember this phone is a tri-band phone. it's an international phone...if you use att cingular you WILL drop a lot of calls, because att uses 850 frequency this phone only has 900 1800 and 1900, that's why you have problems with calls. As for it turning on and off by itself, i had this phone for 2 years no problem.
note: before you buy any phone make sure your providers frequency. Other wise don't get it, because you'll have problems.
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'PLEASE HELP! I just got my phone today and charged it as soon as it was out of the box. When connected to the charger the screen glows brightly and tells me the phone is fully charged but as soon as I disconect the phone from the charger, it refuses to turn on. What should I do?!'
you have to have the phone slid open to turn it on..
this phone is crap. both me and my older brother had one and they both started turning themselfs on and off when ever they felt like it after 2 months. my cousin also had one and did the exact same thing.
O.k I got this phone for a month now and I'm really tired of it. Last night it went crazy and I can't call nobody or noboady can call me either. When I try to make a call it automatically end my calls. It has been like this since last night. Can someone with similar problem tell me what is going on with my phone?? thanks. Please e-mail me.
I have mine with Vf ON PAY AS YOU GO However I can't phone out but I can recieve calls. Any ideas how to make it work
I've had this stylish sexy phone for nearly a year now and I'm very happy with it. Despite the protective pouch being discarded within couple of months, no scratches. Battery last for at least 3 days. The only problem is camera - pictures are not sharp. Would recommend to someone, who only uses it to phone and text. :-)
its cute & tiny. i have 2 problems so far
1. The annoying ringtone wont change!
2. i cant add pix of my contacts