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LG Marquee Android Phone (Sprint)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.8 inches, 2.52 inches, 0.36 inches
  • Weight: 4 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Network Compatibility: AMPS
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Product Description

Product Description


This phone is guaranteed to work with your active Sprint PCS plan. There is no contract required. When you receive the phone, simply call your current carrier, activate this phone and start using it!

LG Marquee- With this LG Marquee Smartphone, make a style statement with an Accelerometer driven Optimus and Gesture UI. This LG touchscreen mobile comes with an internal 2 GB memory upgradeable up to 32 GB using microSD cards. The LG Marquee Smartphone has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR support. Shoot pictures and videos using built-in 5-megapixel camera. This 3G-ready LG touchscreen mobile has a 1 Ghz Cortex A8 processor, PowerVR SGX530 GPU with 512 MB RAM running Google's Android v2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system. This LG cell phone's 4.0-inch, 480x800-pixels resolution, IPS LCD display is a capacitive touchscreen making for sharp display, and user -friendly operation.

Phone Specifications

Wrapping heavy-duty performance in a stylishly slim design, the 3G-enabled, Android-powered LG Marquee for Sprint features a large 4-inch NOVA multi-touch display that provides impressive visibility indoors and out. It also features Sprint ID, an intuitive way of customizing Android content that enables you to instantly download predefined packs that deliver widgets, ringtones, and wallpapers all at once (learn more below).


Stylishly slim design with a 4-inch NOVA multi-touch display (see larger image).
LG Marquee
At a Glance:

  • 3G connectivity

  • Android 2.3 OS

  • 1 GHz single-core processor

  • 4-inch touchscreen

  • 2 GB memory

  • 5-MP camera + HD 720p video record

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Stereo Bluetooth

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

Equipped with a 1 GHz processor, the LG Marquee makes downloading, posting, commenting, watching and playing faster and easier than ever. It also offers a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with HD 720p video capture capabilities, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera making your face-to-face video chatting experience even more memorable. It also comes with Sprint's Mobile Hotspot feature, which allows you to share your 3G connectivity with up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously.

Enjoy the Internet without compromise with the full HTML browser and support for Adobe Flash as well as streaming YouTube videos on the 4-inch touchscreen display. The Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day, including Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Calendar, Picasa, and YouTube. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

The LG Marquee has a 2 GB internal memory and it comes with a pre-loaded 2 GB microSD memory card for 4 GB of storage right out of the box. You can also expand its storage capabilities with optional microSD cards up to 32 GB in size. Other features include Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, GPS for navigation and location services, onscreen Swype keyboard, access to both personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 5.5 hours of talk time.

Vital Statistics

The LG Marquee weighs 3.95 ounces and measures 4.8 x 2.52 x 0.36 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.5 hours of talk time. It runs on the 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A frequencies.

What's in the Box

LG Marquee handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, 2 GB microSD card, documentation kit

Sprint Services

Broadband-like 3G network: Supporting the EV-DO Rev. A high-speed data standard, this phone enables you to download and stream high-quality video, straight onto your phone. Where coverage is available, EV-DO Rev. A connectivity provides average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps, with peak rates up to 2 Mbps.

TeleNav GPS Navigator: With TeleNav GPS Navigator, you will never need to print out directions again. As you drive, TeleNav GPS Navigator will give you all the information you need, such as the current street, the next turn to take, the distance remaining before your next turn, and more. Along the way, turn-by-turn directions will be announced in a clear voice and displayed on your phone. For example, TeleNav GPS Navigator will say, "Go 1.2 miles and turn right on Elm Street." As you approach the turn, you will hear, "Turn right on Elm Street." It also provides proactive traffic alerts with one click re-routing. And it's easy to find restaurants, banks, cafes, hotels and more from over 10 million points of interest across the U.S.

Sprint Music Plus: Jam out wherever you are with new songs or old favorites with the Sprint Music Plus app. You can purchase DRM-free full tracks (ranging from 69 cents to $1.29 per song), and you can save money when buying a bundle that includes the full track, ringtone and ringback tone with just one click. The app also allows you to create music playlists on your phone, assign ringback tones to play for different callers and times of day, and get new music recommendations based on their musical tastes.

Stay Sporty with Sprint: With NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile, instantly connect to the NASCAR information you want, when you want it. Follow NASCAR action from practice to race day with real-time leaderboard and alerts. Get exclusive access to your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver with real-time driver stats, breaking news and more. Live in-car audio, race radio, NASCAR on SPEED and other audio/video only available on select phones. Visit for details.

Just a few of the Sprint ID packages.

Sprint ID

Make your phone a reflection of who you are with Sprint ID, which helps you get the most out of your phone by allowing you to choose a total experience for your device. You'll be able to quickly download ID packs that deliver a predefined experience--including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers--all at once. Packs are designed to meet your interests--whether you're a sports fan, fitness fanatic, or auto enthusiast.

And the catalog of Sprint ID experiences will grow and expand--it's a marketplace full of experiences just for you. Choose from a single experience or many--it's about customizing your phone with the information you want in the palm of your hand. Here are a few examples of currently available Sprint ID packs:

  • Entertainment ID: Features a host of fun video, music, photo and news apps including Facebook, Celebrity Tweets, Pandora, Shazam, Rhapsody, E! Online and more.
  • Socially Connected: A customized experience for keeping users connected with friends on-the-go. Pack includes: Facebook, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Mashable, Tweetcaster, YouTube, and more.
  • Health and Fitness: Features all the best wellness related resources for eating right, staying fit and tracking users' progress with the ability to customize to their specific interests and goals. Pack includes: Workout Coach, Fitness Tips, Calorie Counter, BMI Calculator and more.
  • Business Productivity: The perfect solution for busy professionals who want to stay connected, entertained and informed on-the-go. This pack features all the best tools to assist with travel plans, organization, communication and more.


  • 3G data speeds (EVDO Rev A.) in areas not yet served by 4G (peak download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds of 600 kbps-1.4 Mbps)
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Built-in mobile hotspot functionality allows up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G experience on the go with a laptop, camera, music player, game unit, video player, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation and location services
  • Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 3.0) includes communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.


  • 1 GHz single-core processor
  • 4-inch NOVA multi-touch display with excellent indoor and outdoor visibility (480 x 800 pixels; 16 million colors).
  • Onscreen keyboard with Swype keyboard enhancement.
  • MicroUSB port
  • Removable battery

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Full HTML browser (Webkit 5) with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as mobile e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).


  • 2 GB internal memory
  • Pre-loaded 2 GB microSD card with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 512 MB RAM


  • 5-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus, 3x digital zoom, and LED flash.
  • HD 720p video capture capabilities
  • 2-megapixel front camera for video chats and self portraits.


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, WMV, H.264, H.263
  • FM stereo radio

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication (full duplex).
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility: M4/T4

Android Gingerbread Operating System

Android Gingerbread

The LG Marquee runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.

Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.

The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.

The Marquee also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

Google Integration
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination



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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B005SL6F9G
  • Item model number: Optimus S
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #801,100 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Bay Area Tech Junkie on January 27, 2012
Review is for the LG Marquee for Boost Mobile.

It is very light and thin as advertised. Size wise it's about half as thick as most slider phones. While it is about the same size as a Motorola Triumph, it just seems smaller. Seems to fit in jeans pockets just fine. Gorilla glass is nice. I tried screen protector from vendor x-style720 & spshp88 on EBay and can recommend it highly.

The speed is fine for daily things, but you can tell that it is right at the hairy edge of being able to handle everything. I've found the game NanoPanda is a good measure of performance, and while the Marquee can play it, it isn't as smooth as say an LG Optimus Slider. Angry Birds plays just fine without lag. Also it seemed to just be able to handle the "leaves on water" live desktop on top of Launcher Pros cube transition as you can see it is struggling a bit to keep up. I dropped it by one star

HVGA (640x320) MP4 videos play fine - there is a review out there that says the voice is out of sync, but I didn't see that on any of the 3 videos I tried out. Speaker output volume is decently loud, and does not cause buzzing or sound like a piezoelectric buzzer. Didn't get a chance to try out the camera, but while it's nice you can map the custom button to the camera, it seems to be on the wrong side of the phone for that purpose.

After loading every app I could think of on internal storage, there was still well over 2GB of storage left. So storage will not be a problem for most people.

Battery Life:
Hard to say, I managed to get the battery down to 40% by incessantly downloading apps and tinkering for about 3 hours, hardly real world usage.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By cyp1229 on March 25, 2012
I went from a Blackberry to an Android. When I first got my Android I wanted my Blackberry back. Blackberry was easier to text and it held a charge longer. After 3 months of using the Android, I can't image my life without it. I love all the options an Android and applications. I am used to texting on an Android now. The problem I have is the short battery life. It dies on me after 8 hours and sometimes while charging or talking it gets very hot. It freezes constantly while using Facebook and Live365.I will take to Sprint and have it checked out.
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the LG Marquee for Boost Mobile is J U N K . normally i would not spend time writing a review about something so unimportant but this thing aggravates me daily so i have to. i don't know where to begin. everything about it is just inferior to an iphone. maybe i shouldn't be comparing the two but clearly they are trying to make it function just like it right down to the swipe to get to your home screen, which has a lag by the way. it is slooooooooow. every function you hit, you think maybe you need to hit the button again but now you've hit it twice and need to go back and start over. i made a movie of a friend's band with it and then i made several with her iphone. the video was not usable. it was dark and the lights did some burning. the audio was distorted and incoherent. the ones i made on the iphone were absolutely perfect. they posted them online and you'd swear it was made with a decent camera. this phone is brand new by the way, and the battery won't get me through one day. i go to use it towards the end of the day when i need it the most and it's off and is so dead it won't work. it's not like i'm on the phone a lot either because i'm not. this is the second one i own since i dropped the first one from the threshold of my car, about 6 inches off the ground and the screen shattered the second day i owned it. the insurance did send me a new one after i paid the $100 deductible. sometimes i can't call out and have to restart it.
it is thin though. i'll give it that. and the voice recognition does a very good job too. if you really want one i'll sell you mine otherwise, DON'T DO IT !!! i can't stop hating it.
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