First Impression: LG Optimus S
The Optimus S by LG, an affordable Android handset for Sprint.
Yesterday the Optimus S arrived at my doorstep. Â I’ve been looking forward to this phone. Â It’s weird to say, because it is a midrange phone, but the price point is what gets me:Â $49.99 with a new two-year contract.
I was surprised when I opened the box and found one of the nicest feeling phones yet. Â The outer casing is nothing like the slippery plastic of other smartphones that I have been using recently. Â It has a very Nexus-like feel to it. Â It has a small screen with low resolution, but it works. Â My biggest issue so far is the touch interface seems to not quite register my finger swipes occasionally. Â The battery life has been absolutely amazing, most likely due to the small screen and low speed processor.
I haven’t used this phone much but I am actually very happy with it. Â With its inclusion of Android 2.2 and a mostly stock experience it is a great little device. Â My mom will be using it for a few days (no Android experience, or smartphone for that matter) to see if the Optimus S could work as a great introductory phone. Â I will be reporting back as soon as she shares her experience with me.
- Carrier:Â Sprint
- Camera:Â 3.2 Megapixel Autofocus Camera & Camcorder with Flash
- Smartphone:Â Androidâ„¢-Powered
- Music Player:Â Music Player for MP3, WMA, AAC, & AAC+
- Qwerty:Â Virtual QWERTY Keyboard
- Touch Screen:Â Large 3.2″ External Touch Screen with Tactile Feedback
- Speaker Phone:Â One-Touch Speakerphone
- Bluetooth:Â Version: 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
- Web:Â Full HTML Web Browser with Google Search
- HAC:Â Hearing Aid Compatible (M4/T4-Rating)
- Technology:Â CDMA
- Frequency:Â 1.9 GHz CMDA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (Digital Dual-Band)
- DataTransmission:Â EVDO Rev-A
- Processor:Â MSM7627 dual core processor: 600 MHz applications processor, 400 MHz modem processor
- Dimensions:Â 4.23″ (H) x 2.28″ (W) x 0.47″ (D)
- Weight:Â 4.06 oz.
- Display: 16M Color CGS, 480 x 320 Pixels, 3.2â€
- Battery:Â 1,500 mAh
- Usage Time:Â Up to 5 Hours