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

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