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LG Optimus S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 reviews of LG Optimus S. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the apps. Some have doubts about the sound and battery.

usability, price, screen, size, portability

battery, sound

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Optimus S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of LG Optimus S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and price. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the battery.

durability, portability, usability, price, reliability

battery

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

May, 2015

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

LG Optimus S (Republic Wireless) Beta Review

 

The biggest draw of the Optimus S on Republic Wireless is its dirt-cheap plan. For $655 over the course of two years, you get a phone with decent performance, unlimited text, calls and data. Let's not forget that you aren't even tied to a 2-year plan,...

Inexpensive data plan, Sturdy build, No contract

Short battery life, Some dropped calls, Currently no in-call handoffs to switch seamlessly between Wi-Fi and network, No high-end phones offered on the network

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

LG Optimus S (Republic Wireless)

 

Very inexpensive monthly plans. Good call quality over Sprint's cellular network. Republic Wireless software doesn't degrade OS performance

Inconsistent call quality over Wi-Fi. Can't automatically hand-off between cellular and Wi-Fi connections. Your caller ID only shows via cellular, not Wi-Fi

Republic Wireless gives you an LG Optimus S Android phone for under $20 per month, but the Wi-Fi portion isn't reliable enough to use as a main phone.

Feb, 2011
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Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

LG Optimus S ( 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.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Myriam Joire (engadget.com)

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

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

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 ...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Robert Faustus (brighthub.com)

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...

May, 2011

Expert review by: phonedog.com (phonedog.com)

LG Optimus S Review Pt. 1

 
Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

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...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Philip Berne (phonescoop.com)

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?

Oct, 2010