LG Vortex Review
The LG Optimus One family of phones has already proven to be a worldwide hit, and thus far the Optimus T and S for T-Mobile and Sprint, respectively, have hit the shelves with both critical praise and sales success here in the States. Now the third member of the U.S. family, the LG Vortex, is available from Verizon in all of its “transitional smartphone” glory. Despite dropping the Optimus moniker, the Vortex is nearly identical to the Optimus One. Included in the box you’ll find a 2GB microSD card and a combo USB cable/AC adapter.
Like Sprint’s Optimus S, the Verizon Vortex tweaks the Optimus One’s original design but retains the overall feel. It features the same responsive 3.2” 320x480 display as the rest of the line. It is a good display, plenty bright and generally readable, especially for an entry level handset. It has both an ambient light and proximity sensors hidden near the top. The left side simply features a microSD slot while the right houses the volume rocker. The power button and 3.5mm headphone jack sit along the top of the phone, while the charging and data port is at the bottom. The battery door is generally coated in soft touch plastic with the 3.2 megapixel camera and speaker perched near the top.
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The LG Vortex, like the other Optimus One phones before it, feels very good in the hand. It has plenty of grip and is a good size to hold comfortably. It slides easily into the pocket and feels natural against the face. LG has done a great job with the Optimus One line and the Vortex is no exception.
1. verizonuser84 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Dec 2010)
I was very surprised and happy how this device works. While Verizon really pushes the driods and often even called this a slow phone I have to say it exceeds all my expectations. Interface is smooth and responsive. Andriod 2.2 support is a plus. Camera is dencent. Size is good (very pocketable!) Best of all the batery life is the best i've seen on a andriod device with htc being the worst from my experiences then samsung/ motorolla androids. I'm guessing this is due to the processor set up which isn't advertised but uses two smaller dual core processors. I use the mobile hotspot which works great as well on verizons rev.a 3g network. The only complaint i have is i wish it had a light sensor for auto screen adjustment. Other than that is a perfect andriod phone for those who don't have to have to biggest most gas guzzling phones.
2. Summer (unregistered)
I have to say this phone is a really good phone besides its turns off randomly and the screen goes out sometimes and its hard to end calls, and also It doesn't have a great battery life.
3. christie (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Mar 2011)
any one, please let me know how long your battery lasts. I just got the phone, and if I turn it on, and don't use it, I only get about 8 hours of battery. Is this right??
4. gigi (unregistered)
i have been thinking about getting this fone and im new to the smart fone world. is it easy to message on? is the keyborad easy to type? my main consern is the messaging.