It works, and it's a phone. What more do you want. Oh, and buy a SIM card.
1 March 2014
Summary: I bought it because I needed to use it's bluetooth capabilities to make my Daft Punk helmet that much cooler. It's a little odd to use for the first time, but you get used to it. I prefer using my iPhone as a real phone, and this one as a storage device. Especially since the one I bought has a bad ESN, so I can't use it for calling. It's kinda a paperweight, but it's a useful one.
Summary: Does what I need. Low phone storage but fixed that with an SD card. Simple and easy to use. The camera could have a higher resolution, but it's a phone annd not a camera so I'm not complaining. I am not a techy guy and have nnever owned a smartphone before but this is very user friendly.
Summary: i LOVED this phone. i just purchased the tmobile version of it because i switched carriers. I was very happy with the stability of the phone. i drop phones like its no tomorrow and this phone held up awesome. i got it used and had it for five months before i sold it and it was fantastic. fast, no slowing down, had android 2.2 which was a plus because you can get all the latest apps. awesome awesome phone. the only thing that i didnt like was that it had no flash.
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. The Optimus is well built and durable. Waterproof it and sell it as a rugged phone.
Pros: Durability, Reliability
Cons: Slow UI at times, Horrible service with Virgin Mobile
Solid, basic smartphone that is a good value for the money....
3 December 2012
Summary: Solid, basic smartphone that lets me surf, sync several email accounts, and access to Android Market apps. This phone has a little older, slower processor, so it's definitely not blazing fast, but good enough.
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 rolls royce luxury, or eat at a cheap Chinese food restaurant and expect a five star dinning experience.
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 worked in the cell phone industry for 2-3 years and did not see many good quality and well built low-end phones like this one by LG. Good on LG for investing the time and energy needed to develop a well built durable and compact device. I value good technology and I am an advocate for owning devices that meet or exceed your technical capabilities.
Pros: Gingerbread, Durability, Battery Life, No bugs after all software upgrades/releases
Cons: Low internal storage space, Very limited web-video viewing capabilities, Camera limitations, One small bug with stock messaging app (resend for undeliverable messages)