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LG Optimus S

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Overall 7

LG Optimus S (Sprint)

15 February 2011
  • Summary: The LG Optimus S is an affordable yet full-featured Android smartphone for Sprint, but we did wish the call quality were better.
  • Pros: The LG Optimus S has an attractive, slim profile with features that include GPS, EV-DO Rev. A, and Wi-Fi with tethering capabilities. It also has a 3.2-megapixel camera and it ships with Android 2.2.
  • Cons: The LG Optimus S' slower processor means it doesn't have Flash video in the browser. The camera doesn't have HD video capture or an LED flash. Call quality was mixed.
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Overall 8

LG Optimus S (Sprint)

PC Magazine
14 February 2011
  • Conclusion: The Optimus S is the best budget Android phone we've seen, a well-tuned, feature-packed touch-screen slab with all of the functionality most consumers and small business users need.
  • Pros: Pleasant form factor. Runs Android 2.2. Useful Sprint ID interface enhancements. Mobile hotspot capability. Good battery life.
  • Cons: Screen resolution, CPU, and camera are a step behind the class leaders. Screen is a little small.
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Overall 7

LG Optimus S

21 November 2010
  • 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. The specs are decidedly mid-range and that's a good thing given the low price. The phone feels good in hand and is solid.
  • Pros: Extremely affordable Android smartphone with Froyo Android OS 2.2.
  • Cons: We're still not sold on Sprint ID.
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Overall 9

LG Optimus S Review

Phone Arena
15 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Overall call quality was above average on the LG Optimus S . Callers noted that clarity is very good and there was no echo, hollowness or static but said that we sounded a bit congested. They rated us an 8.25/10. Earpiece volume was excessive, even at lower volumes and at times there was some harshness almost as if the speaker was blown. Still, in normal conversation this wasn’t present (it is most obvious when the phone is ringing) and callers sounded natural.
  • Pros: Good size, premium fit and finish, Pretty good software performance, Responsive display, Great battery life for a smartphone
  • Cons: Camera is so-so
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