LG VX8360 Phone, Silver (Verizon Wireless)

LG VX8360 Phone, Silver (Verizon Wireless)


  • Brand: LG
  • Color: Silver
  • Manufacturer: LG
  • Model: LG VX8360
  • Weight: 29


  • Music-focused clamshell phone with dual stereo speakers, external music playback controls, and Bluetooth stereo music streaming
  • Access V Cast Music with Rhapsody and Video services via fast EV-DO data network; GPS-enabled for turn-by-turn directions
  • 1.3-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth for handsfree devices; MicroSD expansion to 8 GB; access to mobile email and instant messaging
  • Up to 5.25 hours of talk time, up to 641 hours (26+ days) of standby time
  • What's in the Box: handset, battery, travel charger, quick start guide, user guide


An upgrade to the popular VX8360, the LG VX8360 for Verizon Wireless slims flattens out the curves of this clamshell phone just a bit while packing in even more music possibilities via the V CAST Music with Rhapsody service, which combines the over-the-air downloads of V CAST Music with the popular Rhapsody service available on your Windows-based PC. The phone even includes dual stereo speakers so you can listen to tunes without wearing headphones. You'll also enjoy fast downloads via Verizon Wireless's fast EV-DO data network.

The phone's A-GPS receiver enables you to access Verizon Wireless's VZ Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions and you can also choose the option for the Verizon Wireless Chaperone service, which enables parents to quickly locate kids on-the-go from a home PC. Other features include a 1.3-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth for handsfree communication and stereo music streaming, MicroSD memory expansion (up to 8 GB), access to mobile email and instant messaging services, and up to 5.25 hours of talk time.

Enjoy fast 3G speeds via the Verizon Wireless EV-DO network and enjoy GPS location services and all your favorite tunes via V CAST Music with Rhapsody.
Verizon Wireless Service
With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, you'll enjoy fast access to the Internet and Verizon Wireless multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps. (Learn more about where EV-DO coverage is offered.) The V Cast Music service enables you to download songs instantly to your phone, or purchase music through your PC and transfer the files to your phone. If purchased from your phone, you'll receive two copies of the song: a Windows Media Audio Pro Plus format at 64Kbps stereo is sent to your phone, and a Windows Media Audio 9 format at 160Kbps stereo is sent to your account in the V CAST Music online store for downloading to your PC. V Cast Music offers nearly 2 million songs, with more being added all the time.

In addition to the V Cast Music service, this phone is also compatible with the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music with Rhapsody, which enables you to access this exclusive digital music service for RealNetworks and for MTV Networks. V CAST Music with Rhapsody delivers unlimited monthly access to music on up to three Rhapsody-compatible mobile phones and players and online on multiple PCs and Web browsers. In addition, customers who purchase music over-the-air are able to download the master copy of the songs or albums to their PCs free of digital rights management (DRM) software that restricts how and where music can be played.

The V Cast Video service enables you to stream or download video clips to your phone from a variety of news, entertainment, sports, and weather channels, including CNN, ABC News, E!, CBS Sports, The Weather Channel, and VH1.

With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps. And the Chaperone service lets you easily locate your loved ones from your Verizon Wireless phone or PC in real time. After defining a zone, such as an area designating a school or summer camp, you'll be sent an alert via text message when the Chaperone handset enters or leaves the zone.

Getting on the Internet is easy using the Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0 package, which allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. The Verizon Wireless Media Center wireless download service is also fully compatible with this phone. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads using the Media Center service.

The Verizon Wireless Dashboard
Dashboard is an easy-to-use application, which acts as the primary platform for discovering, purchasing, and personalizing multimedia content and services on your device. It provides access to personalized channels like V CAST Music & Video, Mobile Web, ringtones, games and more.

Phone Features
The VX8360 features a traditional clamshell design with a large 2-inch 240 x 320-pixel internal display with support for 256K colors, as well as an external TFT LCD with a 96 x 96-pixel resolution (for displaying 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 VX8360's built-in address book can store up to 1000 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. 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.

This phone provides the latest version of Bluetooth connectivity--version 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), which makes pairing with the included headset as well as other Bluetooth devices a snap. With EDR, you'll get a faster connection than with the previous version, which makes transferring files and using the phone as a modem for your laptop hum along nicely. And with the embedded A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of Bluetooth stereo headphones or other compatible devices.

The 1.3-megapixel camera offers three resolution modes (1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240) and includes a self-timer (3, 5, and 10 seconds), and white balance controls. You can also edit images right inside the phone with tools for zooming, rotating, and cropping. It also records video clips (176 x 144 pixels) from 30 seconds (for sending via MMS) or up to 1 hour (for saving to memory card). You can also set videos under 5 MB in size as your screen's wallpaper.

The phone also sports an airplane mode feature, which allows the user to safely use the non-wireless functions of a phone (such as music, games, or organizer functions) on an airplane during flight.

Other features include:

  • Tools: Calculator, EZ Tip calculator, Calendar, Alarm Clock, Stopwatch, World Clock, Notepad
  • Voice commands
  • Voice Clarity lets you auto adjust voice based on surroundings
  • Bilingual Interface: English and Spanish
  • Music player compatibility: MP3, WMA, Unprotected AAC & Unprotected AAC+ formats
  • T9 predictive text entry
  • Bluetooth version 2.1 with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), BIP (for sending images to another device), BPP (basic printing profile for text, email), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), OPP (object push for business cards, calendar items, and pictures), PBA (transfer contacts)

Vital Statistics
The LG VX8360 weighs 3.35 ounces and measures 3.73 x 1.97 x 0.87 inches. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.25 hours of talk time, and up to 641 hours of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 850/1900 frequencies and the Verizon Wireless 3G (EV-DO) data network.