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Another glorious Optimus
dc_ae7 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Its going to be about 3 months since I got this phone. Since the beggining its sole purpose was to be a temporary phone after my other phone suffered an accident.
I got it for $35 through eBay, (refurbished). The very moment I got it, I realized it takes a while to turn on. Once I got to the Home Screen I realized how bad the Pixel density is. I had an HTC ONE V, so the different was very noticeable. You can see individual pixels from a foot away (I decided to get rid of home screen icons, they are an eye sore due to the contrast with the background). Once I was done with the screen I saw the bottom part, it has the menu button in the center, phone to the left and some kind of service "Mobile ID" to the right" this can't be removed, so its a waste of space which could be used to launch the browser. Mobile ID is just another one of those "hey here is more stupid stuff you don't need! Download it now!" apps. I went in the Play Store and realized the catalog is very limited now, since it had (1GB) of storage and because its 2.2, compatibility with many modern apps is an issue. I went on to the Youtube app, and video playback was lagging so I decided to get into the browser which was very slow (default browser), So I said "f*ck it, I rather download a game", I downloaded a 3D game, and the phone couldn't get past the start screen. By then my battery was low already.
After a week of constant use I saw the battery lasted me the whole day, with minimal use...
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kidfresh565123 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Owned phone for at lest 1.5 years got. At first I was like ok this phone isn't that bad, but as I started using it more and more I realized it sucks. If you only make phone calls and use your phone lightly it might last you throughout the day, but if you use you phone moderately to heavily not the phone to get. Games somewhat lag and depends on the game you get. Speaker for music ok, could be better. For phone calls ok. Media browsing quality isn't that bad bit then it isn't that great. Camera is good pictures come out clean. Surfing the internet gets slow especially if you are on data.....that all I can think of now. Btw if this is your first android phone get, my experience may not be the same one you have and for you it may just be the best phone ever.
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Great entry level Android
etschuetz has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I really am impressed here. This is an entry level Android with a single core 800 mhtz processor. It has a decent amount of memory to install applications and such. It can handle a good amount of fun games, and also is capable of handling streaming video through Netflix quite well. I also really enjoy having Google Wallet and NFC capability. I can see this feature going far.
As for bloatware. The only real bloat is Mobile ID (Sprint ID). I am not a fan of it, as everything it installs is apps that can be installed from the Google Play Store. However, everything it installs can be uninstalled from the Applications Manager in the settings. So if that is all of the bloatware I have, that is fine with me.
Overall, this is a device that the average user will enjoy.
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A great phone for anyone!
Italia1012 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I bought this phone for my father for Fathers Day on Virgin Mobile, and he absolutely loves it! i have also tested this phone as well and i have to say, it's really good... the phone performs with flying colors and i have not heard any complains from my father, and i have no complains my self! This phone is good for anyone that wants a basic gingerbread phone...
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