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LG Optimus S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 207 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and usability are generally positive. The screen and value for money are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the apps. Some have doubts about the features and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of LG Optimus S from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Optimus S Holster(Sprint) CHL1671RLG Optimus S Sprint GelsLG Optimus S, Optimus T, Optimus M, Optimus C Armband Case for Working Out, Jogging and Walking

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LG Optimus S (charcoal, Sprint)


Budget Android smartphones are on the rise, and you need look no further than the LG Optimus line of handsets to see that. We first saw the LG Optimus T , which was priced at $29.99 with a T-Mobile agreement, and then we found out you can get the black...

The LG Optimus S has an attractive, slim profile with features that include GPS, EV-DO Rev. A, and Wi-Fi with tethering capabilities. It also has a 3.2-megapixel camera and it ships with Android 2.2.

The LG Optimus S' slower processor means it doesn't have Flash video in the browser. The camera doesn't have HD video capture or an LED flash. Call quality was mixed.

The LG Optimus S is an affordable yet full-featured Android smartphone for Sprint, but we did wish the call quality were better.

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LG Optimus T and Optimus S review


It wasn't long ago that buying a smartphone meant spending at least a Benjamin and committing to an expensive 2-year contract. But things are changing,

Solid build and performance ; Excellent value ; Funky color option

Average battery life ; Video recording could be better ; Stock Android camera app


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LG Optimus S (Sprint)


Design, Call Quality, and AppsThe Optimus S measures 4.5 by 2.3 by 0.5 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.6 ounces. It feels comfortable in the hand, with a tapered design and a sturdy soft touch finish in a pleasant slate gray color. Sharp silver accent lines...

Pleasant form factor. Runs Android 2.2. Useful Sprint ID interface enhancements. Mobile hotspot capability. Good battery life

Screen resolution, CPU, and camera are a step behind the class leaders. Screen is a little small

The Optimus S is the best budget Android phone we've seen, a well-tuned, feature-packed touch-screen slab with all of the functionality most consumers and small business users need.

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LG Optimus S Review


LG is serious about their Android push, and the Optimus S is a very nice device. Like the Mazda RX-8's tiny 1.3L engine, the Optimus S does a lot with a little and delivers smooth, quick performance. At $50 it is ...

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LG Optimus S Review


The LG Optimus S is an entry level Android powered smartphone exclusively available from Sprint. Similar to how Samsung has released the Galaxy S series of phones, LG has also followed suit with the Optimus series. The LG Optimus S is the Sprint...

Overall the LG Optimus S is a definite 'Average' phone in the market. Coming in with a $50 price tag with a two year contract, Sprint is slowly beginning to put the line between the words 'affordable' and 'cheap' in the smartphone line up. The $50...

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LG Optimus S Review - Android Phone Reviews by MobileTechReview


The LG Optimus S is the most affordable of Sprint's new trio of Android smartphones running Sprint ID software that allows you to quickly and pervasively customize the phone. Sprint ID offers selections from a variety of interests such as sports,...

Extremely affordable Android smartphone with Froyo Android OS 2.2

We're still not sold on Sprint ID

If you're on a tight budget and want an Android smartphone, or perhaps simply your first smartphone, the LG Optimus S is a great way to start. It's the least expensive Android phone on Sprint, but that doesn't mean it's lacking. The specs are decidedly...

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Review: LG Optimus S


The LG Optimus S offers Sprint ID and Android 2.2 in a compact, inexpensive touchscreen phone. Does a newer Android OS help keep this phone up to speed?

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LG Optimus S


The LG Optimus S is LG's first Android phone in collaboration with Sprint. Sprint is looking to market this as a super affordable Android device. It will cost only 50.00 after rebates. It has a 3.2 inch touchscreen, a 600 Mhz processor, a 3.15 MP...

Look for the LG Optimus S to drop on Sprint on October 31, 2010.

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"A simple purple smart phone"


I'm not big on technology, so I don't expect much from phones. I chose this one because it was cheap with my 2 year up grade. The LG Optimus S did what it was supposed to for the most part. I got calls and texts. It was easy to text on, however with...

-the color

-horrible camera quality

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"This phone acts like it's possessed"


Don't waste your money or time with this unadulterated piece of worthless junk. Problems with this phone are well documented even with Sprint Tech Support but LG refuses to acknowledge that fact.

Stylish/Feels durable/Decent sound

Turns off & reboots during phone calls all on its own/Indicates low memory storage space even with over 80% of storage space still available/Locks up for no apparent reason even while shutting down requiring removal of the battery.

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