Excerpt: The LG Optimus V is the newest Android phone for Virgin Mobile. It is an amazing phone. It has a pretty large touch screen that is much more responsive than the other Virgin Mobile Android phone. When you touch the screen, it actually does something.
Excerpt: The LG Optimus V from Virgin Mobile is an excellent starter Android phone. With reasonable rates from $35 to $55 a month (all plans include free web and texting - bonus!!), Virgin Mobile is a God-send for any parent with a teenager or two.
Summary: I've had my Optimus V for about a year now and I must say I think that LG could of done a lot better. The phone is extremely slow and tends to freeze up to the point where you can't even turn it off. I have to take the battery out to turn it off. It's not like I am trying to run five apps at once or anything. I try to log into facebook and it freezes, I try to load a video on youtube and it freezes, I even try to open the play store and it freezes.
Summary: Most ratings on here talk about how bad this phone is; how it's so slow and barely has any memory. Call me biased or nostalgic, but this WAS a great little phone. This phone is close to 3 years old as of writing this review. I used it for well over a year, and while I had issues with it, I loved that phone and it performed. It was durable. I had no case on it for months. I dropped it many times and it never quit chuggin'.
Summary: I have never had a worse phone in my life. This is the slowest, clunkiest, and worst excuse for a smartphone. I have been using this for a week while my Galaxy Note 2 gets repaired and sent back to me and can't wait to be able to chuck this thing into a fireplace.
Meets or beats iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, bottom line.
2 June 2013
Summary: Its no iPhone or Samsung S4, but it's the next best thing. And for the price and ease of use, you can't beat it. Good operating system, SD memory, easy to use, plenty of features, comparable to all other smartphones. Don't spend $200+ on Apple or Samsung because your friends are dumb.
Summary: Now that I've had the Optimus V for over a year, I am constantly getting messages rejected, saying the Memory is Low. I rarely download. I use only a handful of APPs. So I've tried to troubleshoot. Cleared all Text messages. Deleted any upgrades on everyday apps. I'd love to delete the permanently installed Google apps that I never use, but it's not allowed. The phone is slow moving in FB and Google searches. I rarely can watch YouTube without the video hanging.
Summary: This phone is pretty much typical of LG phones. It works great for the first few months, and then it stops working properly. It doesn't receive texts in order, freezes when I try and text, sometimes closes out completely, randomly calls people when it's supposed to be locked in my pocket, and constantly gives me warnings about my memory, even though I barely have anything on the phone, as well as a micro chip inserted.
Summary: I've had the LG Optimus V (for Virgin Mobile USA) for a little over two years now. If you are new to smartphones and are not sure how many tasks you may use your mobile phone to do, this is a good entry-level smartphone to try, Keep in mind: the internal storage capacity is minuscule. Even with added external memory, some apps cannot be moved or do not run well when moved to the external memory.
Phones good just have to deal occasional freezes, carry your charger around
17 February 2013
Summary: Bought this product after switching from a sprint monthly plan. I recently had a HTC Hero and i liked it for the most part and thought this was as similiar as I could get. At first I really liked the phone but after a month the battery life starting dying quite fast and the phone kept freezing. I loose internet conection quite often and have to restart the phone. There is times when i will be pressing one button but something other than what im pressing will open.