Chocolate (KG800)

3 May 2006

85 grams


The KG800 – was a European variant of LG’s fashion-led handset, dubbed as the “Chocolate”, which had already sold over 300,000 units by the time this model arrived in Europe. It had touch-sensitive controls which lit up on the front of the device – but were almost hidden when not in use. Typically, it was shipped in black variant with red glowing buttons but the model in the Mobile Phone Museum collection is a pink version. It featured a 1.3 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and flash, however the images it produced were not particularly good compared to rival devices available at the time. The phone had a universal connector that was used to charge the phone – but also for USB connectivity and to support headphones which were offered via a wired remote that included a 3.5mm headphone socket. One of the common criticisms of the device was that its finish was a fingerprint magnet and the polished surface was prone to scratches. LG firmly positioned the Chocolate phone as a fashion device, and in the UK it was used by footballer, Wayne Rooney's girlfriend Coleen who was seen using one on numerous occasions.