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LG VX-8300 review

8.3/10 AVG.
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8.3/10
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The LG VX-8300 currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 136 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
1+ MP



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LG released the VX-8300 on May 28, 2006.


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LG backs up the VX-8300 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The LG VX-8300's screen size is Unknown with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
28 MB

Internal memory is 28 MB. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are 16 days standby time.

LG VX-8300 Specs

Overview
Release date May 28, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 28 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.11 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.1 x 4.9 x 2.3 cm (3.6 x 1.9 x 0.9 in)
Weight 110 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 65k
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact 5 numbers, Email address
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications Yes
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio -
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Great Phone

I absolutly hate this phone but it works great. I dislike the antena and general looks of it but I have had it about a year and a half and just managed to break it. This doen't seem like a long time inless you consider that about six months after I got it i droped it in the toliet. After blow drying th...More
I absolutly hate this phone but it works great. I dislike the antena and general looks of it but I have had it about a year and a half and just managed to break it. This doen't seem like a long time inless you consider that about six months after I got it i droped it in the toliet. After blow drying the battery and sitting it out for about a day it worked perfect again. Since then it has encountered water several time though no been compleatly submerged and my little sister dropped it in pudding. Now people cant hear me talking in a conversation. It picks up service well and the battery holds about 10 hours and I send about 300-500 txts a day and before it broke talked about 45 mins. a day. The front screen can get annoying as it is hard to read and it scratches easily but it will survive almost anything. Less

it is a garbage

The phone is an absolute nightmare. The talk time on the battery is 1 hour max. Can you believe it!! 1 hour? I am going mad having this stupid phone around. Have to charge everytime I talk to anyone. I don`t listen to music or anything, not sure why the battery is dying. Its a grabage. I have used Noki...More
The phone is an absolute nightmare. The talk time on the battery is 1 hour max. Can you believe it!! 1 hour? I am going mad having this stupid phone around. Have to charge everytime I talk to anyone. I don`t listen to music or anything, not sure why the battery is dying. Its a grabage. I have used Nokia and Sony Ericsson before, they are a about a 1000 times better than this garbage. Actually the basic low end models of Nokia are much more reliable than the garbage I have. Thanks LG for ruining my experience. Worst Phone I ever had. p.s i changed from evdo to 1x and still the phone goes dead in 45 mins of talk time..its a joke..had it since june, that's 4 months. i can`t take this nightmare i am going to go with sony for my next phone. Less
Yahoo

cpo

from Yahoo
Pro: good Con: none best phone i have ever had
Yahoo

Great phone

from Yahoo
Pro: easy to use Con: front is hard to read I have this phone and just love it. I usually run on the extended network so it has to work harder than if on the regular network and does a great job. Very rarely do I drop a call or have poor reception. If either of these happen it is because the cell tow...More
Pro: easy to use Con: front is hard to read I have this phone and just love it. I usually run on the extended network so it has to work harder than if on the regular network and does a great job. Very rarely do I drop a call or have poor reception. If either of these happen it is because the cell towers are so far apart there isn't coverage of any kind. Less
Yahoo

Being Used in the Hawaiian Islands

from Yahoo
Pro: Bluetooth tech, multiple alarm settings and more Con: Not able to store numbers as "private", missed call alert annoying. First Digital phone that I owned with a bluetooth headset, no problem with the Verizon network coverage on the island of Oahu. I use to go through a lot of corded headset wit...More
Pro: Bluetooth tech, multiple alarm settings and more Con: Not able to store numbers as "private", missed call alert annoying. First Digital phone that I owned with a bluetooth headset, no problem with the Verizon network coverage on the island of Oahu. I use to go through a lot of corded headset with my old LG 6100, so I'm amazed with at least 30' distance without any cord. The alarms will not alert you when in a phone call other that a visual reminder. I've always used extended batteries with all my phones so having the same battery as the LG 6100 helped in a consistent 4-5 hours of talk time. Voice dialing is still a challenge when driving. I have yet to use the memory card option but will soon because several times I've run out of memory on the phone itself. I've had this phone since 9/07 and still learning about it. Good Luck to future buyers... Less
Amazon

Functional, long-life, every day standard

from Amazon
I have owned this phone for over a year now, and have grown quite used to it, but there are still some things that bug me: RECEPTION: Only average, my old Motorola was better. An all-digital phone. Sometimes shows the "service" icon when it is impossible to make a call. Service is not altogether re...More
I have owned this phone for over a year now, and have grown quite used to it, but there are still some things that bug me: RECEPTION: Only average, my old Motorola was better. An all-digital phone. Sometimes shows the "service" icon when it is impossible to make a call. Service is not altogether reliable based on its service display. CALL QUALITY: quite good, with good volume and adjustability. INCLUDED RINGTONES: Annoying and outdated, probably so that you'll buy one from verizon (which they make easy with 'get it now'. SPEAKERPHONE: Great speakers (stereo) are almost loud enough to listen to music in a quiet room, though the voice quality over the speaker-phone is only adequate. Useful and loud, but not great quality. MP3 PLAYER: almost requires you to buy the verizon music kit to make it work. I use a transflash (same as micro SD) that they formatted in the verizon store for me, and it works OK, but the phone has trouble recognizing a lot of the music that I try to load from my computer. The MP3 player often turns on by itself in my pocket because of the player buttons on the outside. CAMERA: Better than average. Works even in low light at close proximity with the flash. Good colors, quality is what you'd expect from a 1 Megapixel lens. Easy to use and access. Camcorder is average. USABILITY: Buttons are generally well placed and easy to use, with the exception of the front media player buttons which can be pressed in your pocket. Voice memo and voice dial work fine. TEXT MESSAGING: The word recognition is not as good or as easy to use as my old phone, and it gets annoying for long sessions of texting. Bluetooth: seems to work just as well as others that I've tried, not great. Battery Life: really good. Lasts a couple days with several calls throughout each day before i have to charge it. The user interface is standard on all verizon phones now, with lots of slots (at least 500) for contacts, and space for 3 different numbers for each contact. The mobile web is slow and plodding, but reliable. The form factor is thicker than razor-type slim phones, but not huge, and easy to fit in a pocket. Less
Yahoo

Bluetooth Compatibility

from Yahoo
Pro: Easy to dial buttons Con: Side buttons get in the way, Bluetooth Compatbility I like the LG VX8300 very much, Easy to use, easy to flip open and fits great in the hand. One advice for all you owners. I found out that certain phones work better with certain bluetooths and the Jabra 250 works great...More
Pro: Easy to dial buttons Con: Side buttons get in the way, Bluetooth Compatbility I like the LG VX8300 very much, Easy to use, easy to flip open and fits great in the hand. One advice for all you owners. I found out that certain phones work better with certain bluetooths and the Jabra 250 works great with this phone. No drop calls, people can hear clearly and you can hear them clearly also, easy to pair. A few drawbacks, does not work up to 30 ft as it states, and you have to where it on the same side your phone is on. Less
Amazon

Good Phone

from Amazon
I purchased this phone in August 2007 to replace a Motorola i730. So far, I like it pretty well. I wouldn't say it awesome or anything like that, but it's a good phone. My favorite feature is the camera. The pic quality seems to be good. I know it won't compare to a real camera so I won't even go the...More
I purchased this phone in August 2007 to replace a Motorola i730. So far, I like it pretty well. I wouldn't say it awesome or anything like that, but it's a good phone. My favorite feature is the camera. The pic quality seems to be good. I know it won't compare to a real camera so I won't even go there. I can't compare it to another camera phone 'cuz this is my first one. I like that you can take someones pic then have that pic come up on the screen when that person calls. I know it's old hat to most people, but it's new to me! The sound quality is great. It sounds clearer than the Motorola to me and to the people on the other end of the line. The ring tones sound very good as well. It has alot of ringtones to choose from, but of course I wanted to use downloads. They are now $3 ea thru Verizon so I chose to do it the "round-about" way. I purchased a USB cord to go with the phone and my husband used it to download songs from his MP3 that he cut down to 30sec. This was great because we got to decide what part of the song we wanted to hear. As far as making calls it is a bit more involved than my other phone. My old phone had a "shortcut" to call people that I've recently talked to. No matter what number they called from, I could still easily access a different number in their entry. I can't do that with this new phone. I have to actually go into the "Contacts" to call that person if I want a different number than what they last called from. It's easy enough to do, but it takes a while to get used to a new phone after so many years with the other one. If I want the same number they called from, it's really easy...just hit "Send" and it brings up the last numbers called. It's enabled with the VCast stuff, but I didn't get any of that...I just need a phone, not a TV. It has the Navigation, too...I haven't had to use it yet, but look forward to getting a bit lost one day so that I can (ha,ha!) It has LOTS of menus. Some may say that's a good thing, but not me. I still haven't figured out where everything is! Most of the stuff in the menus are the things I don't use. It gets frustrating sometimes when I'm trying to do something, but I can't remember where it's at so I have to go thru everything in there. Anyway...a good phone to have as a phone. Good camera when needed for that "oh how cute" moment with the kids. As for the "fluff" that comes with it, you'll just have to check out other reviews. Less
Yahoo

Miss this phone

from Yahoo
Pro: Too many to mention hahahha Con: After 6 months of having it, i had to charge my phone almost everyday. I had the older verison of this phone and i loved it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much. I had to get a new phone however beucase water g...More
Pro: Too many to mention hahahha Con: After 6 months of having it, i had to charge my phone almost everyday. I had the older verison of this phone and i loved it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much. I had to get a new phone however beucase water got into the phone. I definatly trading my new phone in for this one becuase it was the best phone i ever used! Less
Amazon

UNRELIABLE

from Amazon
This phone periodically would not ring when people called me, and then I'd get a message notification hours, sometimes days later. Perhaps you could blame the carrier, but.... during conversations the phone would just die, and then mysteriously come back to life several minutes later. About the 4th t...More
This phone periodically would not ring when people called me, and then I'd get a message notification hours, sometimes days later. Perhaps you could blame the carrier, but.... during conversations the phone would just die, and then mysteriously come back to life several minutes later. About the 4th time it happened, it never came back on, and could not be repaired so it was replaced with the same phone. It was then that I learned that all my keepsake photos and videos on the phone were lost forever in addition to all my ringtones and contacts. The phone was only 10 months old and had never been mistreated. LG was of no help and offered no compensation. I would not buy another LG product. Less

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