Summary: A prepaid phone can be convenient: you get a full-service cell phone plan without committing to a lengthy contract. The biggest downside can be the phone itself, as choices can be limited and the phones can be basic -- at best. But not when it comes to the LG Optimus V, available from Virgin Mobile.
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.
Excerpt: Sydney does a full review of the LG Optimus V from Virgin Mobile. The Optimus V is a standard mid-range Android device that ships with stock Android 2.2, a 600 MHz processor and a 3.2 MP auto-focus camera. Though it's not a high-end smartphone, the performance of the device was very impressive.
Excerpt: The LG Optimus V is a solid entry-level Android smartphone that provides great value for its price, according to reviews. PCMag.com's Jamie Lendino says the Optimus V's "big selling point… is Virgin Mobile's inexpensive pricing plans.
Pros: Price, Clear call quality, Fast processor, Responsive interface
Cons: Cramped screen, Browser has no Flash support, Can't use as mobile hotspot
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...
Pros: No Contract, Good Price, Can Handle The Apps and Needs of Most Users, Good Call Quality