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LG Optimus S, Purple 2GB (Sprint)
 
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LG Optimus S, Purple 2GB (Sprint)

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2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)


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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.47 inches, 2.32 inches, 0.52 inches
  • Weight: 4.64 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Network Compatibility: AMPS
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 300 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 450 hours
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.3 x 0.5 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004BDPLI8
  • Item model number: Optimus S
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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Product Description

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Delivering easy-to-use access to a variety of applications and resources, the LG Optimus S is powered by the Android 2.2 OS (aka, "Froyo") and features Sprint ID--an intuitive way of customizing Android content. Affordable and highly customizable, the Optimus S offers a slim, sleek design that's complemented by a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display with onscreen QWERTY keyboard.



Customize your experience with Sprint ID.

The Android platform 2.2 provides a fast overall Android experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. You'll be able to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it features a plethora of enhancements, including an improved QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web. It also offers enhanced Exchange support, with Calendar syncing, Global Address Lookup, improved security, auto-discovery, and more.

In addition to fast 3G speeds from Sprint's high-speed EV-DO network, you'll enjoy accessing the optional Sprint TV video-on-demand with full-motion video and vivid sound (see more details on optional services below).

The Wi-Fi-enabled Optimus S also offers built-in mobile hotspot functionality (additional monthly charges applicable), allowing up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices--including laptop, camera, music player, video player and any other Wi-Fi-enabled device--to enjoy the benefits of 3G speeds on the go. Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, memory expansion via optional microSD memory cards (up to 32 GB; 2 GB card included), 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Visual Voicemail capabilities, and up to 5 hours of talk time.

Sprint ID



Sprint ID entertainment pack.

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.


3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen and virtual QWERTY keyboard.

Android Platform

  • Powered by the Android operating system (version 2.2, Froyo) with deep integration of Google services and access to thousands of apps to customize your phone via the Android Market.
  • Advanced multitasking capabilities allow you to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open.
  • Full Suite of Google Apps including Google Maps with Street View, transit, and Wikipedia information; GTalk with Presence; Gmail; YouTube; Latitude; and more.
  • Google Calendar app syncs with the Web-based version, so any event that you add to your phone will show up on the Web-based Google Calendar (and vice versa).
  • Google Maps Navigation (Beta) provides free, pre-loaded turn-by-turn voice guidance. Powered by Google and requiring an Internet connection, it enables you to simply say "Navigate to [your destination]" to get on your way. See live traffic, use Street View or satellite imagery to view your route, and get access to the most recent maps and business information from Google Maps without ever needing to update your device.

Connectivity

  • Fast 3G connectivity thanks to Sprint's EV-DO, Rev A network with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes communication headset, hands-free car kits, and A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
  • Turn-by-turn navigation via TeleNav GPS Navigator (additional charges applicable).

Design and Hardware

  • 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen (320 x 480 pixels, 16.7 million color depth) with multi-touch capabilities and proximity sensor.
  • 600 MHz dual-core processor

Multimedia

  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC.
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, WMV.

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging (via popular services).
  • Access to personal and work e-mail (supports Microsoft Exchange corporate e-mail).
  • Full HTML Web browser

Memory

  • 2 GB microSD card with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 140 MB internal memory

Camera

  • 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera
  • Video capture capabilities

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB 2.0 port with charging capabilities.
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility: T4

Vital Statistics

The LG Optimus S weighs 4.6 ounces and measures 4.47 x 2.32 x 0.52 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time. It runs on the 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A frequencies.

What's in the Box

LG Optimus S handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, 2 GB microSD memory card, quick start guide

Sprint Services

  • Broadband-like 3G network supports 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.

  • Visual Voicemail gives you quick and easy access to just the messages you want to listen to by letting you go directly to a specific message, without needing to listen to or skip past previous messages.

  • Sprint TV enabled: With Sprint TV, you can make your cell phone your always-on source for news, weather, sports and more. This comprehensive video service combines high-quality streaming audio and video from channels including the NFL Network, ABC, The Weather Channel, Fox Sports, E!, CNN, The Discovery Channel, and more.

 

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Product Description

3.2-inch TFT LCD display Customizable Sprint ID experience; Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot sharing capabilities; optional Telenav GPS; 3G-enabled, Android-powered smartphone 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion; access to personal and corporate e-mail Up to 5 hours of talk time; released in October, 2010 What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, 2 GB microSD memory card, quick start guide 3G-enabled, Android-powered smartphone with 3.2-inch touchscreen display Customizable Sprint ID experience; Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot sharing capabilities; optional Telenav GPS


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Prior reviewers on this site have slammed short battery life on the Optimus S. It's my understanding that battery life is an issue for all Android smartphones, so I think the criticism here is a bit unfair. I have had my Optimus for nearly a year now, and as long as I remember to charge it overnight, it lasts me just fine through the day, even using battery-hungry apps like facebook and Google Maps. I find the phone to be fast, solid, responsive - it's a great little phone. Only minor complaint is that the limited memory, and my desire for lots o' apps, requires me to be fairly active in application management to avoid lack of space on the phone - still, the free Watchdog Lite app helps me do that easily. I recommend this phone without hesitation.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ew, Gross! November 21, 2010
By Maria
As a first time "smartphone" person, I was a little nervous to get a touch phone as I've heard a lot of bad things about them. I have had the phone 3 days, and can hardly put it down! I love everything about it: its lightweight, battery life is pretty good, and its cheap! :)
The response time to the touch is very good (I do have a screen protector on it) and when you send a message, there is a cool button that turns your voice into text. The camera, while its only 3.2 MP, isn't all that bad. Other than that, There's not much really to say about it. So far, it is a very good phone and I hope it stays that way!!

Updated 5/30/11
I can't wait until I can get a new phone. I loved it at first, but the more I had it, the worse it gets. The battery doesn't even last 6 hours if I use it for one phone call. Quite a few apps are slow and it quits responding a lot. The camera is still very nice, but I have a hard time even getting to the screen to preview my pictures. It takes forever to load when turned off and tends to mute when in a conversation.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice entry smartphone. Owned for 1 year. January 17, 2012
By NRH
I know there are many poor reviews for this phone, but I was very happy with the LG Optimus S for my first Android phone. I had this phone for 1 year and only upgraded to get more internal memory and a bigger screen.

No problems with call quality or signal.

Did have some annoying problems following Gingerbread update, but then it was back to good battery life and no major glitches. (consistently 20+ hours with several hours moderate use, rest light to standby mode) Processor did not feel slow for checking emails, texting, surfing, downloading & using/playing apps. Didn't view videos much. Didn't wish I had 4G. Camera is ok with good lighting, but not great. Speaker is decent.

If you're a light user (mostly standby mode with several brief calls, occasional email checks, and light texting) the battery might even last a couple days. Heavy user (surfing, gaming, streaming video) maybe 8 hours max, but that's just a guess.

Small things I like about this phone that my current phone doesn't have: dedicated camera button, external voice search/command button, silence mode from power switch, quick access to manage apps, simpler access to different phone/contact features from phone key (phone pad/call log separate, favorites, contacts) compared to HTC.

Some cons are:
-You do have to manage your apps or internal memory will run low.
-Small screen makes it tough to view some web pages.
-3.2 mp camera just ok. If you need a nice camera/video on your phone, look elsewhere. It does record audio well, even singing at a Christmas concert.

Depending on your needs, this might be worth checking out for a first Android phone, if you don't need 4G and cost is <$50. Or maybe try the LG Marquee/Optimus Black (3G only) or Samsung Conquer (4G).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love my phone July 28, 2012
By lemon
I think this is a really good phone. I didn't have any trouble with battery life,even though i couldn't keep it away from my kids, who loved playing games on it. My husband has the exact same phone (but in black) and got a bigger memory card to support his music. No complaints here!
I would recommend this phone to anyone!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Android Phone with 150MB memory = bad idea June 12, 2012
For some reason when I got this phone, the provider forgot to mention that it only has 256MB of main memory.

About half of this is eaten by the Android OS. Another perhaps 1/4 is eaten by the various necessary apps and stuff - even if you strip out the extra crud - so that at the end, I have room for maybe ten useful apps of my own.

Oh, but you can move them onto the SD card, right? No. Google's major apps won't move. Key apps like, oh, voicemail and contacts? Won't move, not even their data moves.

So, while the phone itself is pretty good, I have no problems with the battery, the signal quality, etc...

It just can't hold enough.

NO phone should have less than a gig of internal memory if you want to put anything on it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Phone with Good Battery Life May 21, 2012
By Swriter
I've had this phone for 6+ months. It is solid and a good deal.

Pros:

- tough - have dropped on concrete a few times and it keeps on ticking !
- good battery life - lasts all day easily one 1 charge
- nice size - just right - not a monster - fits easily in pocket and hand
- clean, simple Android interface

Cons:

- nothing major
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this phone! May 18, 2012
By nic
I've had this phone for two years. It even went through the wash machine and still works excellent! The battery all day and sometimes even two days even when using multiple things all day like facebook, navigation and playing games. My one year old son is constantly pounding it on the floor and throwing it and it still works amazing. My husband has had 3 different smart phones and has complained about the battery life of all of them and is jealous of the battery life I get with my phone. when my upgrade come I will be getting the same phone. mine is a little scratched up because I do not have a case on it or a screen protector.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible phone
Prone to glitching, random bugs, slowness, and an unbelievable lack of internal storage that makes downloading apps a pain in the rear, and apps that don't have an option to be... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Roxanna S.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not good for lots of apps
I have had this phone for 2 years now and have been pretty happy with it. There are numerous downfalls and I am ready to upgrade, but for the price it has been a good phone. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Jenni
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible decision
This was my first ever smartphone. I got it because Sprint had a special where i could get this phone for free, so i did. Worst mistake ever. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Teresa
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent beginner smartphone
I purchased this from Ting.com which runs off of the Sprint network (very cheap cellphone service btw!). Read more
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars It was free-- and that is the only good thing about it.
This phone is the worst phone I have ever had! My camera long ago stopped working. It freezes up a couple times a day. You have to pop the battery out to "unfreeze it". Read more
Published on July 11, 2012 by kagree08
4.0 out of 5 stars LG Optimus S
I have had my phone for about 9 months. Initially, I really loved the phone. I gave it 4 stars because I am now having intermittent problems with the touch screen not responding... Read more
Published on July 10, 2012 by Lea Harrison
2.0 out of 5 stars OK for light smartphone user
I have had this phone a little over a year and luckily can upgrade one more time in a year being a "premier" Sprint user (they are discontinuing that program). Read more
Published on June 15, 2012 by Beverly Kennedy
1.0 out of 5 stars A rock would be more useful
Long lasting battery life that surpassed my expectations. I never have a problem with overheating because my phone always shuts its self-off when every it wants for no reason. Read more
Published on June 12, 2012 by Jon Berrywigg
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Phone
I have had this phone for almost 2 years and just recently it completely stopped working. It still turns on, but does not recieve any service. Read more
Published on June 9, 2012 by brit
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