Average review score based on 472 user reviews
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I decided to buy this phone because of the large & brightly colored display and the general sleekness of the device. I am picky when it comes to the appearance because if you aren't in love with it, you're stuck with a phone you dislike for the duration of your contract. Loved the large screen! the brilliant colors and themes of the phone were very cute, and it had great sound quality.
However, I owned this phone for less than a week. I had the hardest time with the touch screen. I was constantly clicking the wrong buttons by accident and I would spend what felt like eternity editing & composing just ONE text message. I was sending one-sentence text messages and it drove me crazy that I could not type up a text message as quickly as before with other phones. To be fair, I previously owned an LG Voyager which had an actual tactile QWERTY. After discovering how difficult it was to text or make calls or do anything using the touch screen on the phone, it had to go back to Verizon. I switched to an LG env3 which also has a full QWERTY.
Brilliant and beautiful screen.
Great sound quality and MP3 player-like features.
Nice overall phone appearance.
Clear pictures with camera.
Very irritating touch screen. Felt a bit flimsy.
Back cover was not even remotely scratch resistant (buy a phone cover!)
Hard to text. If you are looking for a phone to do a lot of texting with,
I suggest you try it before you buy it, like I should have done.
I had intentionally got this phone as and upgrade to my old phone and did not want to renew my plan with another two year contract. I bought this phone for the intentions of messaging only and not for it's web abilities. I must say txting on the phone is not the best because of the way the phone responds to your touch. You basically have to apply pressure to the screen to type the letter. I have had trouble with touching to box to write a txt and it does nothing. On the up side it has a really nice music player. I would probably not buy this phone again if mine were to all of a sudden break. Knock on wood. It takes decent pictures if you enough lighting. Not the best for night time pictures because it comes with no flash.
phone has bad battery life. The phone is not great for hearing impaired. If you are looking for a phone that's easy to use, look away!!
I HAVE HAD THIS PHONE BEFORE AND COULD NOT GET IT AT VERIZON ANY LONGER SO BOUGHT IT ON LINE.THE PHONE IS EASY TO USE AND LIKE THE FEEL IN MY HANDS BUT THE ONLY DRAWBACK IS THE TOUCH SCREEN FOR TEXTING DOES NOT WORK AS SMOOTH AS WHEN I BOUGHT IT NEW AT VERIZON.I GUESS YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR AND IF YOU LIKE THE PHONE YOU HAVE TO PUT UP WITH A FEW BAD THINGS BECAUSE THEY NO LONGER SELL THIS PHONE AT THE STORE.
A far cry from the original DARE format. But not a bad phone. It doesn't have a flash and the touch screen leaves much to be desired compared to phones now a days. as it will soon be obsolete because it only requires a 10 data plan.
It can do things like smart phones, but poorly and slow.
It's ok if you need a phone,camera,mp3 player. If your needs exceed this then look elsewhere.
Since the LG VX9400 came out in mid 2007 I've always wanted one. I even switched cell carriers to get one, only to find out it was no longer offered. Then watching the first IRON MAN movie when they showed it just fueled my fire. I have been using the VX9400 for one month now and I am no longer impressed. Despite its bold good looks, having the directional pad BELOW the keypad is cumbersome to use. And having to swing it open to use keypad when on a call to put in passwords or anything, makes it difficult to hear out of. I enjoy the simplicity of LG's menu. I like the VCAST TV and music features. The web browsing is just as good as any non-smartphone (which means not worth having). Overall its a OK phone that seams well built, durable, looks good but takes lots of practice to get used to texting on it (I still haven't). You can now understand some of my disappointment in it. I am glad I bought it but would not buy it again.
The phone came as advertised, however the touchscreen would not work. Attempted to work with the settings but it just wasn't going to happen. The company was very sympathetic and attempted to assist me. Bottom line is the phone just wouldn't work and had to be returned. No hassles or difficulty. Company was very easy to work with and understood my frustrations.
I love the phone and most everything about it. The keys for the touch pad are a bit small and lead to typos, but that is minor and would be no reason to shy from the phone unless you have really large hands.
The main problem is endurance of the touch screen. I take great care of my phones and they don't take much abuse. In 14months I've had 2 LG Chocolate Touch phones die on me due to the touch screen. The first just started entering random commands regardless of where you touched the screen. The replacement phone eventually died too. It simply would no longer respond to the touchscreen, making the phone useless unless you could navigate the voice command menus (I could not).