LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile)

The Good The LG Optimus V is a slim and simple Android smartphone. It ships with Android 2.2 and features Wi-Fi, GPS, EV-DO Rev. A, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. It is also affordable.

The Bad The LG Optimus V does not have hot-spot tethering, nor does it have Flash video in the browser.

The Bottom Line The LG Optimus V is a great entry-level Android smartphone if you want to go the prepaid route.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
7.7 Overall

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Review

LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile)

Editors' note: Since the Optimus V is so similar to the Optimus S, in this review we'll focus on what sets the Optimus V apart. For more design details, please read our LG Optimus S review.

We thought the LG Optimus U would be the last of the LG Optimus line of handsets (see the LG Optimus T, the Optimus S, the Vortex, and the Optimus M), but it appears we were wrong. Virgin Mobile has released its very own Optimus handset, appropriately named the LG Optimus V. As you might expect, the Optimus V is practically identical to the Optimus S, with similar features and specifications. It does offer a few minor differences over the LG Optimus S, which we'll review here. The LG Optimus V is very competitively priced at only $149.99 without a contract.

Design
The LG Optimus V is really the spitting image of both the Optimus S and the Optimus U. It's quite slim, just like the other phones, at only 0.52 inch thick, so it's very pocket-friendly. It has a nice soft-touch finish all around, and the 3.2-inch touch-screen interface is just as colorful and intuitive.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $150
  • Brand LG
  • Service Provider Virgin Mobile
  • Diagonal Size 3.2 in
  • Weight 4.69 oz
  • Sensors Proximity sensor
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X
  • Additional Features TTY compatible, Text-to-Speech (text recognition), intelligent typing (SWYPE)
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