Visit our Business Solutions website >>

LG VX8550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of LG VX8550. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the sound and design are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the durability.

price, usability, portability, design, sound

durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG VX8550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

See all LG Mobile Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 113 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 99 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 43 of 99 Show Reviews: in English

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG VX8550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of LG VX8550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the sound and battery are on the whole positive. The portability and design also get good reviews.

price, design, portability, battery, sound

52% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG VX8550 Black Color Verizon Cell PhoneLG VX8550 Black Color Verizon Cell Phone

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Melissa J Perenson (pcadvisor.co.uk)

LG Chocolate VX8550 review

 

The LG Chocolate VX8550, available in the US from Verizon for $250 - £125 - with a two-year contract, eschews a button-oriented navigational ring for a navigational wheel.

This LG Chocolate VX8550 may not be the best platform for handling multimedia or messaging. The lack of a keyboard makes texting difficult at best, and the interface for music playback lacks the finesse of those on competing phones such as the Nokia N95.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Evan Shamoon (wired.com)

Review: LG Chocolate VX8550

 

After a somewhat lukewarm response to the original Chocolate, LG returns with an update. The successor is a better-looking piece of plastic (though decidedly still...

Handy sliding unlock button. Loud, clear speakerphone. Smart upgrades (like a relocated speakerphone key). V Cast music and video access

Chubby (0.7-inch). Three-hour talk time. BYO memory card and USB cable. It’s a fingerprint magnet

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

LG Chocolate VX8550

 

Verizon's music phone gets better by adding a scroll wheel.

Thinner and prettier than original Chocolate, with better navigation wheel and touch buttons.

USB cable sold separately. Video playback is jerky.

Aug, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

LG Chocolate VX8550

 

Revamped controls, well-designed software, and the ability to do more with music playing in the background make this the best music phone for the price.

Tactile navigation wheel ; Intuitive and fast music-player software ; Good multitasker ; Very good sound quality ; 2.5mm audio jack

Touch buttons can be tough to see in daylight ; Pricey over-the-air music downloads

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

LG Chocolate VX8550

 

Nice wheel-based navigation, Dedicated speakerphone button

Interface can be kludgy

This minor revision of the popular LG Chocolate phone has plenty of multimedia options and a new mechanical scroll wheel.

May, 2007

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

LG VX8550

 

When the LG Chocolate first appeared on the scene, it was an exciting cell phone. While it had a lot going for it, to some it unfortunately fell short in a few areas. Most notably, the piece-de-resistance translucent keys and navi-key proved to be a...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG VX8550 Chocolate Review

 

The VX8550 is a definite upgrade from the original VX8500 Chocolate. If you liked the original, you will love this even more, but if you didn't like the Chocolate, you should give the new version a try. You will be pleasantly surprised..

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Tong Zhang (mobiletechreview.com)

LG Chocolate VX8550 - Phone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

LG's original Chocolate phones took the world by storm with its delicious colors, strong music features and innovative, trend-setting touch-sensitive controls. Though the GSM version of the Chocolate was available only through importers, we were glad...

Cool form with touch controls and LED lights. Easier to use than the first generation Chocolate. Has a good set of phone features and software tools. Generous amount of memory and a memory card slot that supports 4 gig cards. GPS and VZ navigator...

No headset included for hands-free dialing or music playback. Battery life isn’t stellar

series. The Chocolate with its strong support from Verizon still has a lot going for it: a fun touch control that’s all the rage these days, tight integration with V CAST content and attractive pricing. For the fun-loving crowd who don’t need constant...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Wendy Sheehan (computershopper.com)

LG Chocolate VX8550 Cell Phone

 

A slimmer, slicker look, improved controls, and excellent multimedia features make LG's latest Chocolate music phone much sweeter than its predecessor.

Great looks; excellent sound quality; easy-to-use mechanical scroll wheel

Video quality isn't great

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Jill Bauerle (mobiledia.com)

LG Chocolate (VX8550) Review

 

When the LG Chocolate was launched in 2006, the stylish phone in the shape of a chocolate bar became the "It" phone of the year. The new version, the LG Chocolate VX8550 for Verizon, looks just as sweet and packs more functionality into its minimalist...

For style-conscious users who like to get their multimedia over their phone, the LG VX8550 has a lot to offer. The new version of the LG Chocolate improves on the popular phone's sleek design with richer functionality and navigation

Aug, 2007
Find the right phone for you Try our interactive guide >>