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LG Optimus M

LG Optimus M
alaScore 82

108 reviews

Feb, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of LG Optimus M. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The camera and usability also get good feedback. The size and reception get mixed reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of LG Optimus M from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the camera and design. The reliability and usability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the battery, while there are some critical opinions about the reception.

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62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Optimus M+ Prepaid Android Phone (MetroPCS)LG Optimus M+ Prepaid Android Phone (MetroPCS)

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Lynn La (

LG Optimus M+ (MetroPCS) review: LG Optimus M+ (MetroPCS)


A little more than a year ago, MetroPCS released its first-ever Android smartphone, the LG Optimus M . Though its plastic build made it less glamorous-looking than its counterparts from different networks, the M was competitively priced and did not...

The LG Optimus M+ 's design has an attractive look, with its convex edges and slim build. Outdoor photo quality and speakerphone output quality are both decent.

The Optimus M+'s data connection is inordinately slow and spotty. Call quality is disappointing.

The design and specs of the affordable LG Optimus M+ surpass its predecessor's, but its data connection is poor even for MetroPCS.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (

LG Optimus M (MetroPCS) review:


The LG Optimus M has a bright, colorful, and intuitive display. It ships with Android 2.2 and has Wi-Fi, EV-DO Rev. 0, GPS, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and Bluetooth.

The LG Optimus M can't play Flash video in the browser, and it lacks tethering and Wi-Fi hot-spot capabilities.

While not as advanced as the Optimus handsets on other carriers, the Optimus M is still a great entry-level Android phone for MetroPCS customers.

Dec, 2010

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LG Optimus M (MetroPCS)


The Optimus M runs on a 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7627, ARM11 processor. It also runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), which gives it a leg up over slower Android 2.1 devices with fewer features. There are five customizable home screens you can swipe between. MetroPCS...

Well-balanced feature set. Runs Android 2.2. Value-priced monthly plans

No 3G (or 4G). A little heavy

The LG Optimus M is a solid Android smartphone, and a great way to take advantage of the company's money-saving unlimited plans.

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LG Optimus M


LG Optimus M offers optimum features for its price point

No-contract Android phone ; Price ; Good call quality ; Fine photo quality ; Sharp and bright display

Slow data speeds ; Not Flash-capable ; Lacks tethering capability ; Cheap plastic build

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Robert Faustus (

LG Optimus M Reviewed


The LG Optimus M is the first ever Android powered handset to arrive on MetroPCS. With a price of $230 with a no contract $50 monthly plan, does the Optimus have what it takes to target and grab entry level smartphone customers?

Overall the LG Optimus M is an 'Average' phone for the entry level smartphone market. Though the LG Optimus M has a higher price point at $230, the key is that you don't need a contract on MetroPCS. It's a flat $50 monthly fee with no contract after...

May, 2011

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Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Sydney Myers (

LG Optimus M Review by Sydney


The LG Optimus M. Not so long ago, MetroPCS was just another prepaid carrier with basic prepaid phones and cheap prepaid plans. You could buy a cheap phone for twenty bucks and get unlimited everything (talk, text, and web) for $40 a month.

Speedy processor performance; Stylish design; LG custom UI adds nice visual touches to stock Android

Pre-loaded with a lot of carrier "bloatware"; Data speeds were not the best

The Optimus M is a great option for MetroPCS customers and should definitely not be brushed off as a cheap low-end smartphone. The overall build of the phone, processor performance, and custom UI by LG come together excellently and make for a very...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: ctanner1966 (

"This phone sucks"


If you have the choice of buying this product, don't do it. This phone is horrible. I've had it for over a year now, and cannot stand it. The only reason I've have not gotten a new one before now is since it was so expensive. Factory resets don't work,...

It's a smartphone

Locks up screen, turns off on it's own, takes 5 minutes to make a call out at times. Locks up when trying to type a text message.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: dfoles (

"Great phone"


This is the best phone you will get from MetroPCS without going into the 4G phones. Also, I would say the best for the money

5MP Camera, 2gb internal memory, microSD cardslot, beautiful Corning Gorilla Glass, 802.11n, very sleek and lightweight, zippy performance, wouldn't think of it as 800mhz.

No LED indicator for charging, new messages or alerts. No front facing camera. 3G EVDO and not 4G LTE

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Goldenakin (



WOW, a phone from metropcs that is actually money well spent. The remastered version of the coveted and extremely popular Optimus series is one to make head turns from miles away. Camera -Top Notch for what you pay for. I dare say even better than the...

HUGE memory space (2.8 Gb between internal memory and phone memoru)

No Front facing Camera

May, 2012
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