LG8100 phone lovers, take note, a new kid is on the block with
better features, terrific sound, thoughtful software and sex appeal
— I'm talking about the LG8700.
This silver, brushed devil is super-thin and flip design. Looking
much like the ever popular Motorola RAZR.
At closer inspection, the LG model is heavier, more jewel-like,
more high-end. Some say "it was the best-looking phone in the
But looks aren't everything, especially in a cellular phone. So
read on -
The sound quality is crystal clear.
The screen vibrantly brilliant.
The 2-megapixel camera snap inspiring
And it's Bluetooth enabled. That means you can send and receive
files, and use it as a wireless Internet modem for your laptop.
[ requires data plan].
At $180, you deserve a treat.
Just to be sure that we tell the whole story....there are a few
Form Factor - That slick styling can make this
phone hard to hold.
Keypad - Those flat, flat etched keys aren't
as easy to dial as most phones - you need to keep your eyes peeled
as mistakes are easy.
Vibrate - The vibrate mode is a little on the
'delicate' side - that is, its hard to detect.
Music - a number of users report issues with
the phone displaying the full list of mp3 files. Verizon Wireless
offer no solution for this problem. SOLUTION
- It seems the problem here may be that some file names are too
long. Right-click on the mp3's that aren't being recognized by
your phone [either on your comp or open your sd card's my_music
file on your computer and follow the same process] and select
the rename option, then shorten the name. Then try them in your
phone again. Users that have tried this claim it fixed the problem.
Sounds like a bit of archaic software.
microSD card slot - a few problems also reported
with the phone recognizing microSD cards. SanDisk claim not all
devices will recognize the new SDHC format yet until drivers get
released for it. Don't accept being told its the fault of the
calbe - . It's not the cable.The provided Micro SD card adapter
just does not recognise SDHC cards - yet....watch out for new
So if you have large hands and need a robust phone for robust
activity, the LG 8700 may not be for you. You are better off with
the trusty, less glamorous LG8300.
Check the above issues with your Verizon Wireless dealer BEFORE
you purchse. And keep a record of responses.