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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 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the sound and design. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the durability.

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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.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of LG VX8550 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the sound and battery. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably.

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52% of the reviews on 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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Melissa J Perenson (

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 (

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 (

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

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Expert review by : Mark Spoonauer (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Jill Bauerle (

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
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