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LG Optimus Elite Review
Callers said there was a very slight muffling, but overall the phone was very clear and good. Overall they rated us an 8.5/10. To us the speaker sounded harsh and plenty loud, almost as if it was inside our ear. Voice reproduction was fairly natural. The battery has been ever-so-slightly bumped from 1500 to 1520mAh, but thanks to software optimization the Optimus Elite is able to squeeze out 7.3 hours of talk time, up from 5 hours on the Optimus S.


The Optimus One line of phones set the bar for entry-level Android devices, and the Optimus Elite is a worthy successor to the Optimus S. It improves on the winning formula in just about every category, and while it may have shortcomings it is still the entry level phone to beat in our opinion. It is not going to stand up to a heavy graphics load, produce images like the HTC One series or deliver the speed of a quad core processor, but for those on a budget looking to run some basic apps and browse the web the Optimus Elite will not disappoint.

SW: LS696ZV9
Build: ZV9.GWK74
Android 2.3.7

LG Optimus Elite Review:


  • Solid build, thin design
  • Good battery life
  • Nice performance for the price


  • Poor screen resolution
  • So-so camera results
PhoneArena rating:
7 Good
User rating:
7.3 4 Reviews

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posted on 10 May 2012, 06:20 2

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

This is quite possibly the lowest low end phone you can buy at the moment. Sprint should have priced it at free instead $30 on contract.

posted on 12 May 2012, 01:59 2

6. GeekMovement (unregistered)

I like both Samsung & LG...
and HTC, Sony, Moto, Blackberry, & Nokia.

posted on 18 May 2012, 10:44

8. JoeVale (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 May 2012)

I just got one. 129.99 at Best Buy. Work phone HTC Vivid. The elite is good entry phone, quick, lots of mem for apps and such, good signal and clarity. no quirky stuff yet. Very happy with it. Oh, and I got it on Virgin Mobile. 45 a month unlimited with 3G web.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 02:42

12. cody_w (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)

I've dealt with many low end androids and the elite is by far the sleekest and smoothest operating android under 250 bucks Also it seems more powerful than it actually is as it runs n64 and psx emulators better than my moto razr.

posted on 06 Dec 2012, 07:20

13. Unha-p2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)

Wow I have this phone about 6months now and I hate the battery life. Everytime i use it for regular texting or picture texts, it eats up all my battery life & I have to keep charging it. With such a smart phone, I believe Virgin Mobile should re-design its battery to last longer for general usage. I only use it for messaging back & forth to my friends & send picture texts & also receive picture texts & my battery does not even last the whole day. I always have to charge it before I go to sleep. Menu apps is great, looks is good, not fancy or luxury looking like u spent lots of money on it. I like the speech to text feature. But I would not recommend this cell to anyone because it's too much money for a failed battery.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 05:34

14. vanessaelizebeth (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

It doesnt have front facing camera or big screen but it does take beautiful pictures,very user friendly.

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LG Optimus Elite

LG Optimus Elite

OS: Android 2.3.7
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Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Single core, 800 MHz
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.60 x 2.47 x 0.39 inches
(117 x 63 x 10 mm)
4.25 oz  (120 g)
Battery1520 mAh, 7.3 hours talk time

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