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...
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. The 600 MHz processor did a good job of keeping up and the 3G data speeds were great.
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." Design-wise, the slim Optimus V is nearly identical to Sprint's LG Optimus S (Free with contract) aside from a few superficial differences, such as color. The Optimus S is slate gray, while the Optimus V is black.
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 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
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.