- 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
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 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.
- 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
- 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
- 2 GB microSD card with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
- 140 MB internal memory
- 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera
- Video capture capabilities
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- USB 2.0 port with charging capabilities.
- Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
- Hearing Aid Compatibility: T4
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
- 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.
Also Available for This Android Device
Amazon Appstore for Android
Top Customer Reviews
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!!
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.
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).
I would recommend this phone to anyone!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 morePublished on July 8, 2013 by Roxanna S.
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 morePublished on November 10, 2012 by Amazon Customer
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 morePublished on November 2, 2012 by Teresa
I purchased this from Ting.com which runs off of the Sprint network (very cheap cellphone service btw!). Read morePublished on October 14, 2012 by Jademorrigan
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 morePublished on July 11, 2012 by kagree08
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 morePublished on July 10, 2012 by Lea Harrison
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 morePublished on June 15, 2012 by Beverly Kennedy
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 morePublished on June 12, 2012 by Jon Berrywigg
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 morePublished on June 9, 2012 by brit