Summary: The Optimus Elite has a few things going for it. It's eco-friendly, inexpensive, has cool features like NFC, and performs pretty well overall. If you're looking for a decent phone to get you by without having to spend a lot of money, the Optimus Elite is a good option for you. You'll get more bang for your buck with the ZTE Fury, also on Sprint, but the Optimus Elite is a decent second option.
LG Optimus Elite is an affordable smartphone, but is it really worth the money?
17 May 2012
Conclusion: If you are looking to buy a cheap Android smartphone, LG Optimus Elite is one of the best options available. Even though it was made to be affordable, its design, hardware, and performance don’t suffer as much compared to its competitors. Sprint sells the device in White and Titan Silver for $29.99 and includes a two-year agreement. Virgin Mobile offers it without any contracts for $149.99.
Conclusion: The Optimus One line of phones set the bar for entry-level Android devices, and the Optimus Elite is a worthy successor to the Optimus S . It improves on the winning formula in just about every category, and while it may have shortcomings it is still the entry level phone to beat in our opinion.
Pros: Solid build, thin design, Good battery life, Nice performance for the price
Cons: Poor screen resolution, So-so camera results