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LG Optimus M User Reviews

7.5 Based on 31 Reviews

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Call quality7.7/10
Battery6.7/10
Reception7.5/10
Display8.5/10
Build quality8.2/10
Text input7.8/10
Everyday usage7.7/10
UI speed7.2/10
Camera7.6/10
Multimedia8/10
Internet7.5/10

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nickd123
posted on 15 Dec 2010, 18:38 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)

9

Great for the money

nickd123 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Great phone it gets decent reception and the camera is good too it isnt gonna take stunning quality photos but it is good enough for me. The build quality is great it is nice and slim the internet is REALLY slow due to metro's 1X Data speed however hook it up to Wifi and it is good to go. Even though the phone has a 600mhz processor it still delivers exceptionable performance even with a live wallpaper running maybey a few lag every once in a while but the value for this phone is GREAT. LG promised a upgrade to Android 2.3 but highly doubt it will be released GREAT phone for only $220

Build quality 10/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 5/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 7/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 7/10
Display 10/10
Battery 8/10

Pros

  • Wifi
  • Promised upgrade to Android 2.3
  • Very slim

Cons

  • 1X Data without WiFi
  • 600mhz processor
  • Android 2.2

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Jhevi002
posted on 13 Dec 2010, 21:07

8

Decent entry level Android

Jhevi002 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This phone is great as a first time Android phone! Its really fluid and the resolution is great. I never have any reception problems and the call quality is really great. The only problem Ive had was one day the microphone stopped working for some reason and no body could hear my end of the call, but a quick restart fixed that. The internet looks great but my only real problems with this phone are metro pcs web, which is horrifically slow and sometimes non existent, and the processor speed. Some games (like Angry Birds) have a lot of movement on screen and the processor can't keep up which makes the screen lag. My girlfriend has the Droid Incredible on the Verizon network and it downloads apps at 1/6 the speed it takes my Optimus and forget about streaming videos on youtube with metro net. All in all a great phone and if used with a good wifi connection it becomes even better. The only other Android phone is the Huawei Ascend, which has an even slower processor and an older version of Android's OS so this would definitely be the better choice

Build quality 8/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 5/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 7/10
UI speed 4/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 8/10
Display 10/10
Battery 6/10

Pros

  • Capabilities, apps

Cons

  • web speed

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Jeffrey Sanders
posted on 10 Dec 2010, 00:02

9

Mr

Jeffrey Sanders has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I must say this is my first smartphone, but I love it. I love it so much i get one for my wife.I know that metropcs is getting better ,I was just not ready for it to be so soon. I have been with metropcs about 31/2 year's and we always hear what is coming out or this big roll out, well for now I can say this company is on the move and remembering to give customer the best buy for there for there money and no contract.

Build quality 8/10 this phone is built well
Reception 9/10 i never had a drop call
Call quality 10/10 work well
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 8/10

Pros

  • good internet

Cons

  • don't like battery life

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AS
posted on 08 Dec 2010, 17:29

9

Great MetroPCS Android phone

AS has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This is a great entry level Android phone for MetroPCS. With Android 2.2, it does everything you need and it does it well. I hope to see more choices from MetroPCS in the future. A phone with a larger screen and better resolution would be great. Also, a higher resolution camera with a flash would also be nice. In addition, I would like to see a faster processor, at least 1Ghz. Don't let these criticisms lead you to think I don't like this phone, I do. It's really nice and is priced relatively inexpensive. Admittedly, a phone with the additional features I listed would necessarily be more expensive, so there is a trade-off.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 8/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 8/10
Battery 9/10

Pros

  • Android 2.2
  • Reasonably inexpensive
  • Great build quality
  • Fairly small and thin
  • Monthly service fee is really inexpensive

Cons

  • Needs a larger screen (of course the phone would also need to be larger)

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AndroidDiva724
posted on 07 Dec 2010, 15:32

9

Great for the basics and for starters or as an alternative to the blackberry

AndroidDiva724 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

Great Alternative to the Blackberry Curve (I am former user of it), and for the basics of Emailing, Social Networking, and streams Pandora beautifully. Unlike the other LG Optimuses, the design of the LG Optimus M is BEAUTIFUL very pretty, petite, and fits right for my small hands. I normally prefer the qwerty keyboard with real life buttons, but texting and emailing on this touchsreen is NOT BAD AT ALL. And i text fast with no misspells :) Comes with Anroid 2.2 (Froyo) System- Loves it! The internet is very good, and is VERY FAST with wifi. I get excellent reception( New York City) and the call quality is perfect. No complaints and it was great for my budget. Looking forward to see what other Android Devices Metro PCS starts selling. I can't get enough of the Android Market.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 4/10
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 5/10

Pros

  • Keyboard
  • Ease of Use
  • Speed
  • Size
  • Beautifully Designed
  • Durable

Cons

  • Battery
  • Camera ( No Flash)

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Amazingphone:)
posted on 04 Dec 2010, 15:45

9

This phone is a must have

Amazingphone:) has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

This phone is so beast like i can go on fb side txt everything you want it a phone. This phone is so nice like seriously you practically cant go worng with a metro touch screen probably suits people aged from 12-30 I say if your the apps person get this phone if you are the buisness type person who has to email and everything get the blackberry. But honestly android is in the competting market with blackberry you cant go wrong with and android

Build quality 9/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 7/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 8/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • Internet
  • Texting
  • APPS

Cons

  • since its metro you get droped calls but not as much as LG Imprint and phones like that

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