Sporting a price tag of $149.99 through Virgin Mobile’s web site and a host of nationwide retailers, the LG Optimus Elite for Virgin Mobile doesn’t deviate from Sprint’s postpaid version. Actually, the only noticeable difference is the Virgin branding it’s flaunting right below its earpiece – so aside from that, it design is relatively unchanged.
Now don’t start thinking that this smartphone is in the same elite class as some other top shelf devices as its name implies, but rather, it’s the follow up successor to the LG Optimus V. Just as a refresher, it features a 3.5” HVGA display, 800MHz processor, 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with flash, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Interestingly, it’s the first device on Virgin’s lineup to offer NFC capabilities – so it’ll be more than ready to take advantage of the mobile payment boom that’s expected to occur soon.
And of course, it doesn’t hurt that the LG Optimus Elite is an eco-friendly model as well, which simply continues Sprint’s pledge of being a green-friendly carrier.