Summary: The biggest draw of the Optimus S on Republic Wireless is its dirt-cheap plan. For $655 over the course of two years, you get a phone with decent performance, unlimited text, calls and data. Let's not forget that you aren't even tied to a 2-year plan, so you can opt out anytime you want.
Excerpt: Cheaply priced doesn't mean cheaply made, thanks to a plethora of surprisingly speedy and feature-packed budget Android smartphones, reviewers say. The LG Optimus S for Sprint offers a zippy Android 2.2 experience bundled with a decent camera, mobile hotspot capability and a vibrant screen packaged...
Pros: Price, Bright touch screen visible in sunlight, Speedy processor performance, Has some physical buttons
Cons: Lacks latest hardware, Poor Flash performance in web browser, Mixed reviews of battery life
Summary: The LG Optimus S is an entry level smartphone from Sprint. Priced at $50 with a two year contract, the LG Optimus is an affordable, not cheap, smartphone addition to the entry level market. Can the LG Optimus S compete in a highly competitive smartphone market?
Excerpt: Aaron reviews the LG Optimus S , Sprint's version of the LG Optimus series. It offers a 3.2-inch display, 3.2-megapixel camera, and Android 2.2 (Froyo). All in all, it's one of the best mid-range Android smartphones on the market, thanks to 2.2 and the Mobile Hotspot feature.
Excerpt: Aaron takes a look at the LG Optimus S , Sprint's version of LG's successful Optimus series. It offers a 3.2-inch display, 3.2-megapixel camera, and Android 2.2 (Froyo). All in all, it's one of the best mid-range Android smartphones on the market, thanks to 2.2 and the Mobile Hotspot feature.
Excerpt: LG has released their Optimus Line of Android phones across almost all of the major US carriers, as well as around the world, leading to sales of over 2 million units within the first two months it has been on sale.
Excerpt: The Optimus S by LG, an affordable Android handset for Sprint. Yesterday the Optimus S arrived at my doorstep. I’ve been looking forward to this phone. It’s weird to say, because it is a midrange phone, but the price point is what gets me: $49.99 with a new two-year contract.
Conclusion: If you're on a tight budget and want an Android smartphone, or perhaps simply your first smartphone, the LG Optimus S is a great way to start. It's the least expensive Android phone on Sprint, but that doesn't mean it's lacking.
Pros: Extremely affordable Android smartphone with Froyo Android OS 2.2.