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LG BL40 New Chocolate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 reviews of LG BL40 New Chocolate. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The size and screen also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the price and GPS navigation.

design, screen, size, portability, durability

performance, battery, reliability, GPS navigation, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG BL40 New Chocolate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG BL40 New Chocolate

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of LG BL40 New Chocolate from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and portability are overall positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas the price and battery get critical comments.

usability, design, portability, screen

performance, reliability, battery, price

44% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG BL40 Chocolate Label Series Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackLG BL40 Chocolate Label Series Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG BL40 New Chocolate

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of LG BL40 New Chocolate from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

45% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG BL40 Chocolate Black Label Series Unlocked Phone GSM Quad-Band with 5MP Camera, Wi-Fi and High Definition Touchscreen-- International Version with LG BL40 Chocolate Black Label Series Unlocked Phone GSM Quad-Band with 5MP Camera, Wi-Fi and High Definition Touchscreen-- International Version with

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Sung (pocket-lint.com)

LG BL40 Chocolate - Pocket-lint

 

It's a beauty and the beast situtation. If you can handle the LG software, then you're in for a real treat

Fantastic form factor, beautiful touchscreen, completely orginal handset

The operating system completely drags the whole thing down

If you have never used an LG phone, then make sure you try the BL40 out in the shops for a good 10 minutes before you decide it's the one for you. A quick blast around the front of the UI and a go on the browser should be enough to find out whether...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

LG BL40 Chocolate review

 

LG's new Chocolate is the latest addition to its Black Label line. But is it any good?

Great looking chassis ; High res and contrast screen ; Improved touch accuracy ; Sleek and glassy design ; Decent camera

Poor battery life ; Dual screen UI not used enough ; Slight lag in the UI on a number of occasions ; Menu and back button layout is frustrating

A solid effort and probably LG's best phone so far. Might not appeal to all but definitely a step in the right direction.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

LG BL40 Chocolate

 

With its 21:9 ratio, ultra wide 4in display, this phone certainly looks distinctive but is it actually worth buying?

May, 2011

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcadvisor.co.uk)

LG Chocolate BL40 review

 

Tall and thin, the LG Chocolate BL40 resembles an older-style chocolate bar - perhaps the Wonka Bars from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Though there is no golden ticket here, unwrapping the Chocolate BL40 is a largely pleasant experience, though...

LG's Chocolate BL40 boasts excellent build quality and a flashy, if unconventional, design. The interface does have its issues and the oddly-shaped design does take a while to grasp, but it has plenty of features.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Will LG's second-gen Chocolate taste sweet success with its 21:9 cinema screen viewing and smooth 4in touchscreen?

Great for watching movies on the move, but a fiddly interface and over-long form factor make it an awkward customer

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

LG BL40

 

The LG LB40 appears fantastic in the flesh but it's flawed in practice

Colourful, detailed images; 21:9 ratio looks neat; balanced sound; 3.5mm jack

Sluggish to operate; temperamental touch screen; sounds dynamically flat; pocket unfriendly

Unintuitive interface Our main gripe doesn't lie here, but with the frustrating interface. The touchscreen is unresponsive and the phone is sluggish when flicking between menus.

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

LG Chocolate BL40 Review

 

The new Chocolate phone is a surprising shape – more Dairy Milk king size than Toffee Crisp thanks to its super-wide screen. That screen looks great, too: vivid, bright and colour-rich. And it comes…

Oct, 2009

Reddot design award winner 2010!

Expert review by: reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

New Chocolate (BL40) Mobile Phone

 

The New Chocolate BL40 mobile telephone elicits its special aesthetics from the timeless design of the Black Label Series, combined with an enormous 4.0” touchscreen in 21:9 widescreen format. This makes it possible to display entire web pages, thus...

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

LG Chocolate BL40 review -

 

The four-inch 21:9 high-def LCD screen makes for a spectacular viewing experience

With only 1.1GB of internal memory, for a multimedia phone we expected LG to include an additional memory card

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Katie Scott (wired.co.uk)

LG Chocolate BL40 mobile phone

 

It seems apt to be pondering the pros and cons of watching films on a small screen on the very day that Apple has released its 10-inch iPad. I have always been amused by seeing fellow commuters on the tube squinting to watch a film on their iPhone.

The screen resolution is fantastic and the 21: 9 "cinematic" aspect ratio does make watching content more bearable

The touchscreen technology is temperamental

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:eAAC+, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Standby time (2G):400
Talk time (2G):6

Call management

Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Digital Zoom:8
Main camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920
Second Camera: Yes

Certificates

Head SAR (EU):0.76

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:10.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:345 x 800
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:1100 / 1124
Internal storage capacity:32

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:eAAC+, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GPRS / GSM, HSDPA, UMTS
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

Browser supported:xHTML, HTML
Interface:Micro USB 2.0 / microUSB
Java technology: Yes
Networking type:GSM, HSDPA / GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA / GSM/UMTS/HSDPA / GSM/UMTS/HSDPA 7.2
Operating Frequency:850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100 / 900/1800/1900/2100
Phone camera type:Optics
Playable formats:MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/MIDI / MP3/WAV/eAAC+
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g, DLNA

Performance

Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list

Phone features

Embedded games:7
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):400
Standby time (3G):370
Talk time (2G):6
Talk time (3G):5

Storage

Internal Memory:1124

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
Subscription type:No subscription
Type:Feature phone

Video

Frame rate:30
Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.09 / 5.1
Height :1.09 / 12.8
Weight:129
Width:1.09 / 12.8 / 5.1
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