Summary: The $99 LG Optimus V has a small and comfortable design, a responsive touch screen and decent performance. Compared with other no-contract phones, the Boost Mobile LG Marquee has a brighter screen and takes better photos, but it delivers worse battery life. We prefer the LG Connect 4G and its faster speeds, but for new smartphone users and those who just want a comfortable Android experience without the bells and whistles, the LG Optimus V on Virgin Mobile will fit the...
LG Optimus V Review: Budget Android SmartPhone on Virgin Mobile Delivers
10 March 2011
Excerpt: The LG Optimus V is a relatively new budget Android smartphone available from Virgin Mobile . Unlike the Android phones on many carries like Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, Virgin Mobile offers a plan for the LG Optimus V which starts at just $25 a month for unlimited of data and 300 minutes; all without a contract. We’ve been testing the LG Optimus V for the last month and found that it delivers a great Android experience for just $149.
Pros: No Contract, Good Price, Can Handle The Apps and Needs of Most Users, Good Call Quality
Summary: In all, I have no real complaints about the Optimus V. Yes, I wish the camera was a little better and I'm starting to get tired of the same design on all of these Optimus phones, but those are minor qualms and certainly do not present any real issue when deciding whether or not to purchase this device. For $150 with no contract, you really can't beat it, especially when you consider Virgin Mobile's cheap $25 monthly unlimited plan.
Pros: Excellent processor performance; Android 2.2; great price; 3G speeds using Sprint's network.
Cons: 3.2-inch display may be too small for some; inconsistent battery performance.
LG Optimus V: Hands on with Virgin Mobile’s New Android (Video)
11 February 2011
Excerpt: Virgin Mobile has been working hard to change the way we think of prepaid cell phone companies with competitive plans and new, capable, smart phones — all without adding a contract. The latest phone, the LG Optimus V is an Android smart phone running Android 2.2 that is available for $149 without a contract and can be used for as little as $25 a month with unlimited data. The Optimus V joins the Samsung Intercept in Virgin Mobile’s growing stable of Android smart phones.