Get ready for the power of Verizon's exciting V Cast service, which allows you to download or stream full motion video and 3D games, all on your handset. A service like that requires some horsepower, and luckily, the LG VX8300 is up for the task. And that includes support for Verizon Wireless' exciting music service, which lets you discover and jam out to tunes wherever you roam.
This upgrade to the popular VX8100 adds a thinner and lighter profile, much longer battery life, and support for stereo Bluetooth headsets and microSD memory cards instead of miniSD. As with the VX8100, the VX8300 features a 1.3 megapixel camera with video capture and dual color displays. All this makes the VX8300 the perfect companion in a new era of high-speed wireless content.
The VX8300 features a traditional clamshell design with a very large 176 x 220 color display and support for a whopping 262,000 colors– plenty of room for V Cast content. As mentioned, memory is expandable via a MicroSD slot. A generous, full-color 96 x 96 OLED supplementary display on the outside of the cover displays incoming call information, battery life, signal strength, graphics, photos and more. Music playback control keys are also located on the front cover. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's backlit control pad. The VX8300 also features a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets and up/down keys are located on the left side of the unit. The 1.3 megapixel camera unit is housed on the rear of the unit. USB data connectivity is available via an adapter cable that plugs into the bottom of the phone.
The VX8300's built-in address book can store up to 500 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. Meanwhile, a speed dialing feature allows you to dial up to 99 numbers virtually instantaneously. The phone comes with built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert. More ringtones can be downloaded via Verizon's Get It Now service. Ringtones can be assigned to specific callers so you don't have to look at the phone to know who's calling, or you can match pictures with callers to identify them. The VX8300's voice recognition software supports voice commands from any user, not just a pre-programmed user's voice. Lastly, the VX8300's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.
Messaging, Internet and Tools
With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, the VX8300 is fully compatible with Verizon's V Cast service. With V Cast, you can download and stream high-quality video. Need news and weather? Get the latest Accuweather forecast delivered right to your handset, or stream CNN news headlines. ESPN sports updates, entertainment news from E!, and even Sesame Street content for the kids, are all available. V Cast also serves as a portal for enhanced 3D games. Have more fun with a new breed of realistic games.
With support for sending and receiving text, picture and video messages, the VX8300 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging, too. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit– a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.
Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the VX8300. Verizon's Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. You can check your e-mail, trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings and find directions to the theater. Verizon's Get It Now wireless download service is also fully compatible with the VX8300. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads using the Get It Now service.
Verizon's music service is another EV-DO-powered service that makes the VX8300 all the more desirable. With V Cast Music, your phone is a music player, letting you jam out wherever you are. It's also a music store, and you can download songs instantly to your phone wirelessly. Save your songs to a memory card with a capacity that's right for you. You can even pause to take a call without missing a beat.
The VX8300 ships with a number of handy tools including a calendar and a voice memo application. An alarm clock and calculator are also included. Use the VX8300's Bluetooth capability to set up a wireless link with a Bluetooth headset accessory or connect to a computer or hand-held device to exchange and synchronize data. And don't forget that you can take advantage of the VX8300's support for Bluetooth stereo headsets.
Imaging and Entertainment
While the VX8300 is a great platform for watching V Cast video content, it can also capture video that can be shared with your friends and associates via video messaging. The video unit records in MPEG4 format and can capture clips up to 15 seconds in length. Of course, you can also use the camera to capture still pictures, too. In addition to megapixel resolution (1280 x 960), the camera features an LED flash, macro and night modes, a self-timer, and brightness and white balance controls.
The VX8300 supports V Cast 3D games, as well as other 2D-based games, which are available from Verizon's Get It Now service. You can also customize the phone's wallpapers and screensavers to give your phone a look that suits your style.
EV-DO Wireless Broadband Coverage
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The LG VX8300 weighs 3.88 ounces and measures 3.58 x 1.93 x .92 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 230 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 380 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the CDMA 850/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.
Note: The VX8300 supports Bluetooth Profiles for Headset, Handsfree, Serial Port, Dial Up Networking and Object Push for vCard. It does not support Bluetooth object transfer (OBEX) profiles.