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LG Optimus Elite, Black 4GB (Sprint)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.65 inches, 2.46 inches, 0.47 inches
  • Weight: 4.96 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 480 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 8 hours
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Product Description

The Optimus Elite plastic casing is made from 50% recycled material (view larger).

5-MP camera to snap shots of family and friends (view larger).
LG Optimus Elite
At a Glance:

  • 3G connectivity

  • Android 2.3 OS

  • 800MHz processor

  • 3.5-inch HD HVGA Touch screen

  • 512MB RAM

  • 4GB Memory

  • 5-MP camera + video capture

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless Wi-Fi

  • Bluetooth

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

Optimus Elite Overview

The 3G Optimus Elite features a sleek 3.5-inch touch-screen display and 5-megapixel camera to capture those perfect photos where ever you go. Enjoy the Internet without compromise with the full HTML browser and support for Adobe Flash as well as streaming YouTube videos. 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.

Additionally, if recycled material is an important component for you, this phone makes a good stride to re-use materials with 50% of the phone’s plastic casing originating from recycled content.

Swype Keyboard Option

This LG phone offers two versions of onscreen keyboards: the standard Android keyboard and Swype. Swype is a quicker way to input text since it allows you to slide your finger across the keypad in one motion to write messages and emails. The device’s onscreen QWERTY keyboard can be used in either portrait or landscape mode.

Near-Field Communication

What is near-field communication? NFC allows communication between smartphones and similar devices to complete data transfers and payment transactions using apps like Google Wallet, similar to a credit card. For instance, at locations where Mastercard Paypass is accepted, you can simply tap your phone and the Near Field Communication technology will securely transfer virtual payment information to complete your purchase. NFC will save time and reduce the hassle of slow and inconvenient payment methods.

Vital Statistics

The LG Optimus Elite weighs 4.25 ounces and measures 4.58 x 2.47 x 0.39 inches. Its 1,520 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 7.3 hours of talk time. This phone runs on Sprint’s 3G network, CDMA EVDO Rev A.

What's in the Box
LG Optimus Elite handset, charger, standard battery, micro USB cable, quick start guide

Android Gingerbread Operating System

The LG Optimus Elite 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 Optimus Elite 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

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.

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, 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 connectivity when coverage is available, experience broadband-like download speeds (the average download speeds range from 400 to 700 Kbps with peak rates up to 2 Mbps)
  • Wireless Wi-Fi networking for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go
  • Mobile Hotspot capable enabling you to connect multiple devices--from tablets to gaming devices--to the phone's 3G cellular connection via Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Near-field Communication (NFC)
  • Onboard GPS for navigation (using pre-loaded Google Maps) and location services

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Full HTML browser
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as personal e-mail accounts


  • 800MHz Qualcomm MSM8655 Chipset Processor
  • 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen display (320x480 pixels)
  • MicroUSB port


  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB Memory


  • 5-megapixel auto-focus camera
  • Video capture


  • Music player
  • Video player


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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00838JRH8
  • Item model number: Optimus Elite
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,313 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Yette on August 9, 2012
This is my first Smart phone. Bought it without a contract and I am very satisfied with its capability.

Everyone lese in my family has Ipnoes, this seems to have the same funcitonality, there are a tremendous amount of apps, etc. If I had any complaint, it would be typing on the qwerty keypad is somewhat frustrating since the software inserts its interpretation of what I'm typing into texts and searches instead of what I am typing correctly. Smart software = dumb output. Aside from that, good phone with impressive capability. Smaller screen makes int very handy.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Tamika Mills on June 18, 2012
I never had a lg phone before I am a Samsung lady but so far I love the phone and cant complain it was worth how much I did pay for it a good bang for the buck
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