Excerpt: The LG Optimus M is one of the first Android smartphones available from MetroPCS and it's a good start. Though it is considered to be a midrange Android smartphone, it performs well. It ships with Android 2.2 as well as LG's custom UI.
Excerpt: Reviewers are in agreement that the LG Optimus M is a solid entry-level Android smartphone. Jamie Lendino of PCMag.com thinks it's as good as the other Optimus versions and much better than Cricket's Huawei Ascend or even the BlackBerry Curve 8530.
Pros: No-contract Android phone, Price, Good call quality, Fine photo quality, Sharp and bright display
Cons: Slow data speeds, Not Flash-capable, Lacks tethering capability, Cheap plastic build