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LG BL20 New Chocolate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of LG BL20 New Chocolate. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and price are overall positive. The design and performance also get good feedback. There are some less positive views about the GPS navigation and durability, and there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG BL20 New Chocolate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of LG BL20 New Chocolate from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG BL20 Chocolate Unlocked Cell Phone with 5 MP Camera, Bluetooth , FM Radio, E-mail and MicroSD Slot--International Version with Warranty (Black)LG BL20 Chocolate Unlocked Cell Phone with 5 MP Camera, Bluetooth , FM Radio, E-mail and MicroSD Slot--International Version with Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

LG Chocolate BL20


Ed takes a look at the baby of the stylish LG Chocolate range.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Dan Sung (



With the mobile world gripped with mini-version fever, it shouldn't have come as a surprise that LG would bring out a sister handset to the New Chocolate , but somehow it did. The new new Chocolate, or LG BL20, keeps the same colour scheme and finish...

Stunning design like the BL40 for a fraction of the cost, it also happens to fit in the pocket a lot better and has a very good camera too

Clunky software, no Wi-Fi, slightly disappointing video camera, generally feels a touch dated

If you want good looking on PAYG, then there's few prettier than the LG BL20. It may not have the exotic shape of the BL40 but it still oozes class. The camera is excellent, the choice between the smooth touchpad and the expertly designed small squared...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

LG Chocolate BL20 review


Smooth and slim - but is this a case of style over substance?

Elegant design ; 5-megapixel camera ; High-speed 3G ; Good quality number pad ; Decent price

Erratic touch controls ; Lack of Wi-Fi or GPS ; Limited features ; Limited video playback ; Poor internal storage ; No MicroSD card

LG has introduced a more sweetly priced slider phone – the Chocolate BL20 – to try and tempt style-savvy phone buyers not interested in the more feature packed (but higher-priced) Chocolate BL40.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Kyle Fortune (

LG Chocolate BL20 Preview


This is the LG Chocolate BL20. It measures 106.9mm tall by 50.8mm wide by 12.3mm deep and it weighs 115 grams. The LG Chocolate BL20 has a rear facing 5-megapixel camera with LED flash that is also capable…

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Karl Sharpe (

LG Chocolate BL20 Review


"As you would expect from a handset bearing the Chocolate name, the BL20 is a stylish phone but it also packs plenty of features."

This is the LG Chocolate BL20. It measures 106.9mm tall by 50.8mm wide by 12.3mm deep and it weighs 115 grams. The LG Chocolate BL20 has a rear facing 5-megapixel camera with LED flash that is also capable of shooting video. As you would expect from a...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Emma (

LG BL20 Review


The LG BL20 is the "New Chocolate". It has a very similar look to the BL40 (which was reviewed by us last year). It has a glossy black finish to it and has the stylish red metallic trim - but this time it's a slider-style handset. It's a...

Stylish design ; Good size handset ; Very easy to use

Small screen ; Finger marks very visible ; No zoom for video camera function ; No WiFi connection ; No 3.5mm headphone socket ; No accelerometer

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Mobile Tech Addicts (

Expert Review


The BL20 could really do with a larger screen in order to really make the most of the phone’s capabilities and maybe a 3.5mm headphone socket and WiFi capability.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Christian Milsom (

LG Chocolate (BL20) Review


In October we saw the release of the latest addition to the relatively successful ‘Chocolate' range with the LG Chocolate BL40 which, with its good looks (most notably the ‘super-widescreen') and wide array of features, promised and then proved to be...

Overall taken by itself this is a pretty impressive phone – it does pretty much anything you’d want it to (with the exception of the Internet which is a bit of a letdown) and if you can live without a touchscreen then this could be for you. People will...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Sillis (

LG BL20 Chocolate review


The LG BL20 Chocolate, the budget sliding brother to the widescreen BL40 oddball feature phone is here at last, but with that crushed up screen and plain old T9 keypad, is there anything that'll get you craving this slab of chocolate tech? Read on and...

Looks cool - for a while

Bulky, limited feature set

Unless you really dig that liquorice all sorts colour scheme, there's little to recommend it over any Sony Ericsson slider

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

LG BL20 New Chocolate review: Bittersweet Noir


The Chocolate revival is no news and the LG BL20 New Chocolate is not a headliner in the sense of the unique and inspired BL40. But we're still about to have another sugar-coated meeting with an extraordinary handset, fresh off the LG design board...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, dual-band UMTS with 3.6 Mbps HSDPA ; 2.4" 262K-color QVGA display ; Touch-sensitive navigation pad ; 5 megapixel autofocus camera with Schneider-Kreuznach optics, AF-assist light and LED flash ; Standard microUSB port ;...

Way too tall and big for its fashionable status ; No accelerometer (hence no auto screen rotation) ; Volume rocker and camera key have absolutely no press feedback ; Piano black surface is a fingerprint nightmare ; Memory card slot under the battery...

The BL20 New Chocolate may not have the splendor of the BL40 but is definitely the spiritual successor to the original Chocolate series. Sequels are all over the place but the Chocolate series are somewhat different. LG have been so involved in...

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:9
Front Camera:N
Main camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: No


Head SAR (EU):0.67

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No


Display diagonal:6.1
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
Touchscreen:No / Yes

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No
Position location:N


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:130 / 60
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:8


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes


3G: Yes
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS / GSM, HSDPA, UMTS, GPRS, EDGE, 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Other features

Browser supported:xHTML, HTML
Operating Frequency:850/900/1800/1900 / 850/900/1800/1900/2100 / 900/1800/1900/2100
Phone camera type:Optics
Playable formats:MP3, AMR, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, 3GP
Playback formats:MP3, AMR, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, 3GP
Smartphone: No
Video capability: Yes

Phone features

Embedded games:2
Form factor:Slider
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Phonebook capacity:1000 / 500
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Battery Capacity:900
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):270 / 450
Talk time (2G):4 / 5

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red
Subscription type:No subscription
Technical features:Touchpad / Touchpad, SyncML 1.1.2


Frame rate:15
Maximum frame rate:15
Video call: No
Video capture resolution (max):240 x 320 / 320 x 240
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.23 / 10.7
Height :1.23 / 10.7
Weight:115 / 119
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