Jan 032011
 

LG Optimus SMy wife just got a new LG Optimus S and I have to say it is a nice phone. It is one of few phones currently on Froyo (Android 2.2) and I’ve played with it long enough to get to appreciate it. I’m used to my EVO screen so everything looks small to me after that, but I was just comparing it to my iPhone 3GS and its screen is just a bit smaller than the iPhone’s, but very bright and sharp, the speakerphone is much louder, the call quality is great, so although it’s not the cream of the crop, it has everything you need in a smartphone and nobody can beat its price ($0). A very friendly and honest salesperson told me all about all the models in their Sprint shop and in her words, unlike with other manufacturers and models, they are “…selling the crap out of the LG Optimus phones and didn’t get any units back for repair or replacement…” In my book that’s a great sign, another one being that on CNET Optimus has 3.5 stars from the editor, but 4 from users, and even 4.5 stars by numerous Sprint user reviewers on their web site (close to 300 of them).  I take it in my hands every now and then and each time a “wow” comes out of my mouth.  Yes, it’s lacking the front facing camera, LED flash and it doesn’t have a hardware keyboard (for some Android users this is a must to take advantage of the advanced features/speed dials etc.), but it has hardware menu buttons that work great, it also has camera and voice dial buttons, it feels just right in your hands even if they’re small, and it is a very good phone. Congrats to my wife, her phone is like her – tiny, simple, very capable and classy.

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