LG Optimus Elite for Virgin Mobile is now available for $149 no-contract

LG Optimus Elite for Virgin Mobile is now available for $149 no-contract
Right on cue, Sprint announced today the general availability of the LG Optimus Elite for Virgin Mobile. As we previously reported, it was rumored to make its way to the prepaid carrier, but now we know for sure that it’s the real deal.

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.

source: Sprint

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Optimus Elite
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1520 mAh(7.30h talk time)



1. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

At least it looks better than the V.

2. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

The name Elite could've been give to a higher end design.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The Evo V is just way better in every department.

5. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

LG increased the screen / display size but kept the same resolution resulting in a lower pixel density.

4. kalebb2010

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Minus the capacitive buttons, this looks very similar to the iPhone 3G/3GS in the front.

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