Summary: This phone is okay. Have problems sometimes with phone signals and battery runs low too fast. Also if you download an app you don't have choice of where to send it- you can't send it to a SD Card -it goes to internal storage and that shouldn't happen. You should be able to send it to SD card for storage. You also can't choose to stop running background programs with out having issues for phone operation. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Best option physical keyboard sliderphone for VM Grandfathered plans.
13 August 2013
Summary: Bought the LG Optimus Slider after my prior LG Rumor2 died from rainwater. This is my 1st smartphone thus far. 7 months of use as of this review date. After my LG Rumor2 no longer functioned I need something similar, but newer. LG Optimus Slider filled the void. My requirements for a phone is that... 1. Able to put in a small pocket 2. QWERTY Slide-out keyboard 3. Not a basic phone 4. Compatible with my Grandfathered VM Beyond Talk Plan.
Summary: This is a great phone with Android 2.3. It has a slide out keyboard to make typing easier for those that are used to blackberry or texting phones. It only has 512 MB so you have to be careful what you add for apps since they will cause you to run out of memory.
A good phone if you're on a tight budget but there are better alternatives
4 July 2013
Summary: Satisfactory: -Battery lasts about a day with heavy use -Runs most apps smoothly -Touch screen has good response -Keyboard has nice spacing with keys Needs improvement: -Needs LED for flash with photos -Better camera image quality (images are blurry) -Old OS -A little tricky to kill running processes/apps -Two-piece plastic cases don't fit well and interfere with the sliding of the keyboard
Compact but powerful, nice keyboard, no flaws experienced so far.
7 March 2013
Summary: I originally started my experience with Virgin Mobile using an Optimus V. I have no complaints about how it worked according to the features it had. However, I just couldn't get used to the onscreen touch keyboard. I do a lot of texting, and I got sick of the touchscreen's flakiness. I used all of the major keyboard replacements, to no avail. So I got the Optimus Slider. I couldn't be more happy with it.