Excerpt: I got the phone on Apri 1, 2011 and had it for over a year. At the time it was the only decent phone for Virgin Mobile, it was my first Android. It was a bad Android. The phone worked for the first 2 months, after that it would start miss calls, or text messages every other day.
Pros: Build Quality, Low price
Cons: Really bad battery, Bad reception, Terrible video quality, Low storage
Excerpt: I've now put up with this phone for almost 2 years, and it's been a living hell the entire time. The only nice thing I can say about this phone is that it's effectively prevented me from destroying it.
Excerpt: The Optimus S smartphone is a low-end android phone built by the LG. It includes many great features such as bluetooth compatibility, 3.2″ touch screen, and Sprint ID. The phone is a great buy for the price and even comes preloaded with the android 2.2 Froyo Software. The LG …
Excerpt: This phone isn't luxury, it isn't grace. It's like your grandfather's old pickup truck, not the prettiest thing in the world, but it gets the job done. It makes me sad that they trashed this design for something like the Note. EWGOD. It feels like if I drop that thing, it'll shatter.
Pros: Durability, Reliability
Cons: Slow UI at times, Horrible service with Virgin Mobile
This little engine that could, did and did it very well
omega47, Phone Arena
30 November 2012
Excerpt: Today October 4 marks one year that I had this phone, the optimus v for virgin mobile, and so far I'm very impressed with it. Now.....lets get this straight. I see the other guys ratings and what lack of bells and whistles the phone had, but lets face it, you don't buy a honda and expect it to have...
Pros: pretty good performance for the price, build quality, easy to use, 600 mhz processor is surprisingly fast thanks to froyo, it's a formidable beast if you have a very strong wifi signal
Cons: weak camera, no flash player, limited music player, low battery life, slow 3G speeds, no wifi hotspot, virgin mobile's live radio has very little to offer and doesn't work half the time.
Summary: I bought these for our Optimus S phones after I had trouble getting my hard case off for a battery pull. These are great. We love the feel. Unlike the "silicone" skins, these aren't "sticky" so they slide easily into your pocket. They are pretty easy to remove for a battery pull.
Summary: I recently upgraded my daughter from a Kajeet Samsung 2700 to the LG Optimus and was totally disappointed to discover that turning on the phone's wifi circumvents Kajeet's Smart Blocker controls. Wifi hotspots are easy to find (can you say, "McDonald's"?
Summary: I'm a dad of a young daughter who wanted a phone (not just any phone, a smartphone of course) and didn't really want to put her on my family plan. I needed more control on her usage and was afraid of her losing it.
Summary: I just recently purchased this phone for my 15 year old niece. She wanted an iphone and this was really similar. She likes the Android OS that the phone operates on and now doesn't even want an iphone. She loves it! She sends texts, can access the internet, and facebook.