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LG 8100 review

7.6/10 AVG.
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7.6/10
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The LG 8100 currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 148 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 8100 on July 14, 2005.


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LG backs up the 8100 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 8100 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
Unknown

The LG 8100's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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
32 MB

Internal memory is 32 MB. An external, MiniSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 6 days standby time.

LG 8100 Specs

Overview
Release date July 14, 2005
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
CDMA:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
1xRTT, EV-DO
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 32 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.17 W/kg
Body: 0.62 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1000 mAh
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: 6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Silver with black, blue, white
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.1 x 4.9 x 2.6 cm (3.6 x 1.9 x 1 in)
Weight 118 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 128 x 128 pixels, 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 Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
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 Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles DUN, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MiniSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
1+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
2x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels), 15 fps, up to 0 minutes
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV Yes
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG VX-8100, VX8100

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good phone

i had the phone for 2 year but its time for change because it went in the wash twice and in the river and in the pool and still had no problem with it but my grandmother put it in the wash and it actually broke i was really surprised it was a great phone i even ran over it with my 4 wheeler by accident...More
i had the phone for 2 year but its time for change because it went in the wash twice and in the river and in the pool and still had no problem with it but my grandmother put it in the wash and it actually broke i was really surprised it was a great phone i even ran over it with my 4 wheeler by accident it is a polaris 500 sportsman 4x4 and nothing broke i was really lucky the only thing i didnt like was its look its a big phone but noy fragile now im changeing it to a motorola w385 Less

I love this phone

I got my LG 8100 from Telus about 3 years ago. It does everything I have ever wanted it to but swim. (dried out nicely after and still worked) However it has been discontinued by my provider. Pros Size functionality versatility and price (free with 3 year plan). Cons MP 3 turns on from face bad when...More
I got my LG 8100 from Telus about 3 years ago. It does everything I have ever wanted it to but swim. (dried out nicely after and still worked) However it has been discontinued by my provider. Pros Size functionality versatility and price (free with 3 year plan). Cons MP 3 turns on from face bad when your Sargent is yelling at you. I really am going to miss this phone when I have to retire it. Less

NOT FANTASTIC CELL PHONE

In general it work good positive -Speaker, the sound is very good when you utilise the mp3 -Very durable ( I fall it many times and it always opened ) -application are easy to understand negative - the connect of power is not cover and humidity enter in that ( the reason why it is out ) -you not hav...More
In general it work good positive -Speaker, the sound is very good when you utilise the mp3 -Very durable ( I fall it many times and it always opened ) -application are easy to understand negative - the connect of power is not cover and humidity enter in that ( the reason why it is out ) -you not have a vibe signal and sound signal on the same ringtones ... -the camera is slow to take a picture ... long delay -my sound plug broken after fews weeks ( i can only play music on speaker ) -the signal is not very good -I lost always the other person when they call me on the second lines Less
Yahoo

cant say no more

from Yahoo
Pro: if thier are any to say Con: i would be honest i never lie i bought this phone 3 in a half years ago and returned it back to verizon because i accidently ran over it with my truck.. hookin up my trailer,, and the only thing that happened to it was i lost the screen. i had insurance on it and th...More
Pro: if thier are any to say Con: i would be honest i never lie i bought this phone 3 in a half years ago and returned it back to verizon because i accidently ran over it with my truck.. hookin up my trailer,, and the only thing that happened to it was i lost the screen. i had insurance on it and they got me another one.. i just can"t say all the place i have been with this durable phone it has taken a good beatin.. but its like anything we buy as a consumer.. we test thing and if we like it. we hold on to it as long as we can,, im honest with what i say,, its the best phone that is durable enough,, strong enough,, i only have one thing to say about the phone.. don"t get the speakers wet,, then its a replacement,, that is its only downfall.. other than that,.,enjoy the clairity of it, and sounds that come from it,... picture taken is great,, the only thing it doesn"t have and thats video,, something else to get rid of.. plus they only last so long with video anyways, i enjoy it alot.. appericiate all who have one i do..ken G Less

Anybody know whats wrong with my phone?!

I've had my phone since February. Havent had a problem with it. Good signal, GREAT battery in mine (although I know a lot of other people are having trouble with theirs), etc. But over the last week I've started noticing a problem with the buttons. Or more specifically, the program itself. I'd hit a b...More
I've had my phone since February. Havent had a problem with it. Good signal, GREAT battery in mine (although I know a lot of other people are having trouble with theirs), etc. But over the last week I've started noticing a problem with the buttons. Or more specifically, the program itself. I'd hit a button and it wouldnt register. Hit it again, and it registers 2 or 3 times. REALLY annoying considering I mostly use my phone for text messaging. Then this morning I wake up late (I use my phone as an alarm clock) to find out that my phone is mysteriously shut off. I turn it on - and the whole thing has been reset! No clock, no pictures, no ring tones, NO SERVICE!!! And my entire phonebook has been deleted. Everything was reset to the way it was when I bought the phone! If anyone calls my number it goes straight to my voicemail. I've been looking for an hour and I havent found anything like this on any forums for this phone. I have no service at all so I cant call the customer support line. I cant even call a cab to get to the Telus store itself to freak out. I dont know a whole lot about phones and their programs, but I'm pretty sure this shouldnt happen! I'm extremely unimpressed. I loved my phone before this.....everything.....LOST!!! Less
Amazon

The Best I've Had Thus Far...

from Amazon
I wanted to add a positive review for this phone.I noticed they are all negative.I have had this phone for about a year. I have not had any problems at all with the battery. I did purchase a 2nd battery which I forget to use..If the signal is weak, it's usually where there are a lot of trees... The onl...More
I wanted to add a positive review for this phone.I noticed they are all negative.I have had this phone for about a year. I have not had any problems at all with the battery. I did purchase a 2nd battery which I forget to use..If the signal is weak, it's usually where there are a lot of trees... The only issue I have is that I can't figure out the MP3 player...My son downloads stuff just fine with this phone. It can be done without difficulty. I just don't have the time I guess.Overall, I love my phone. If I replace it, it will be to get one with more options like the Verizon En-V. Less

Phone good, external speakers suck

I blew the left speaker somehow, now I can't even use handsfree due to the rattling speaker!

Great Little Phone

The LG 8100 is a great little phone. It has lot of great items on it. Like a MP3 player. And the camera on the the LG8100 take great pictures. So if you are in the market for a great phone the LG8100 my be the phone for you.
Amazon

Worst LG I have owned.

from Amazon
This is an excellent phone, when it works. I have had this phone replaced 4 times since I purchased it a little more than a year ago, three times for a faulty "socket?" for the earpiece and once for a freezing up when trying to use the camera. The earpiece for my latest version was dead, again, two w...More
This is an excellent phone, when it works. I have had this phone replaced 4 times since I purchased it a little more than a year ago, three times for a faulty "socket?" for the earpiece and once for a freezing up when trying to use the camera. The earpiece for my latest version was dead, again, two weeks after it was replaced and I just don't feel like going through the hassle of waiting for another new one via Fed Ex. I think it is telling that Verizon stopped carrying this model shortly after I purchased it and every replacement has had to come from the manufacturer itself. I have only owned LG phones prior to this and was satisfied with all my previous models. I may even buy another LG in the future--after adequate research--but this one has done nothing but inconvenience me. Less
Amazon

Totally dissatisfied with the VX8100

from Amazon
After almost 2 years with this phone, I have nothing good to say about it. The reception has been terrible, the battery discharges within 10 hrs (and that's when I don't use it--when I do talk, the talk time is under an hour), and it's difficult to hear anyone half the time. Several friends with the...More
After almost 2 years with this phone, I have nothing good to say about it. The reception has been terrible, the battery discharges within 10 hrs (and that's when I don't use it--when I do talk, the talk time is under an hour), and it's difficult to hear anyone half the time. Several friends with the vx8100 have had similar experiences. I guess I was spoiled by my Nokia--and I'll be going back. I can't imagine ever buying an LG again. Less