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LG Optimus S Review

LG Optimus S

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Performance and Conclusion:

LG Optimus S Review
Overall call quality was above average on the LG Optimus S. Callers noted that clarity is very good and there was no echo, hollowness or static but said that we sounded a bit congested. They rated us an 8.25/10. Earpiece volume was excessive, even at lower volumes and at times there was some harshness almost as if the speaker was blown. Still, in normal conversation this wasn’t present (it is most obvious when the phone is ringing) and callers sounded natural. Too much volume is always preferred over not enough, and on the whole we’d give it a 7.5/10 on our end. Battery life was quite surprisingly good. It is rated at 5 hours of talk time, but in standby it went several days of light usage without needing a charge .

LG is serious about their Android push, and the Optimus S is a very nice device. Like the Mazda RX-8’s tiny 1.3L engine, the Optimus S does a lot with a little and delivers smooth, quick performance. At $50 it is easily the best value on Sprint’s lineup right now and, unless you don’t want a data plan, the Optimus S should be chosen over featurephones like the LG Rumor Touch and Sanyo Innuendo every time. We are quite impressed with this little device, and while it won’t steal sales from the EVO 4G and Epic 4G, for now it is the only other Android device we’d consider in Sprint’s lineup until the Transform gets upgraded to 2.2. LG has shown us that you don’t need a high price tag to deliver top-notch performance in a smartphone.

LG Optimus S Video Review:


  • Good size, premium fit and finish
  • Pretty good software performance
  • Responsive display
  • Great battery life for a smartphone


  • Camera is so-so
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LG Optimus S

LG Optimus S

OS: Android 2.3 2.2
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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) LCD
Camera3.2 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
Size4.47 x 2.32 x 0.52 inches
(114 x 59 x 13 mm)
4.06 oz  (115 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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