Debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the LG VX8000 includes innovative features such as a 1.3-megapixel camera with 4x zoom and video recording capabilities, and a MP3 player able to pump out stereo sounds from dual stereo speakers.
Flipped opened, the LG VX8000 features an impressive 176 x 220 px internal monitor, also able to display 262K colors. The 5-way keypad provides navigation through the menu, flanked by Send, End / Power, Clear, Camera, and Left and Right soft keys. Standard numeric keys provide trouble-free messaging, utilizing T9 predictive text.
The LG VX8000's 1.3-megapixel CCD camera captures excellent images at up to 1280 x 960 px in resolution; large enough to make decent prints. Other resolutions include 640 x 480 px, 320 x 240 px, 176 x 144 px, and 160 x 120 px. Compared to megapixel cameras from Motorola, Samsung, and Kyocera, the VX8000's outperforms them all considerably, with accurate color representation, good exposure even in low light, and sharpness in bright environments.
Released for Verizon Wireless, the LG VX8000 is built on a dual-band CDMA 800 / 1900 network. LG rated the VX8000's 1100 mAh Li-Polymer battery at 3.33 hours and 110 hours of talk and standby times respectively. However, those are under optimal conditions.
The LG VX8000 has impressive audio capabilities. The dual external speakers located on front are independent, able to produce stereo sound, making ringtones sound spectacular. Similarly, the 2.5 mm headset supplies stereo music when listening to the VX8000's MP3 player.
Common preinstalled software is included on the LG VX8000, including Alarm Clock, Calculator, Calendar, EZ Tip Calc, Notepad, and World Clock. And should users want to install additional applications or games, the VX8000 supports BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless).
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