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LG Optimus S / Optimus U / Optimus V VM670

alaTest has collected and analyzed 788 reviews of LG Optimus S / Optimus U / Optimus V VM670. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and camera get less positive views. Comments are divided on the GPS navigation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus S / Optimus U / Optimus V VM670 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG Optimus S / Optimus U / Optimus V VM670

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of LG Optimus S / Optimus U / Optimus V VM670 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and camera. The usability and battery are also mentioned favorably.

battery, usability, camera, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Optimus S / Optimus U / Optimus V VM670

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 682 user reviews of LG Optimus S / Optimus U / Optimus V VM670 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The performance and usability also get good views, whereas the connectivity and camera get negative reviews. There are some mixed comments about the GPS navigation.

price, usability, performance, portability, screen

reliability, camera, connectivity

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Ben Sillis (electricpig.co.uk)

LG Optimus Black review: Super-thin phone proves hard to love

 

It's easy to see the LG Optimus Black as something of an anti-climax after the South Korean phone peddler snatched the world record for the first dual-core phone with the LG Optimus 2X. After all, it's powered by a single core, can't shoot in full HD,...

Super bright screen

LG's software is worse than ever, Android 2.2

A perfectly acceptable Android phone - but that's not enough these days

May, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

LG Optimus S (Republic Wireless) Beta Review

 

The biggest draw of the Optimus S on Republic Wireless is its dirt-cheap plan. For $655 over the course of two years, you get a phone with decent performance, unlimited text, calls and data. Let's not forget that you aren't even tied to a 2-year plan,...

Inexpensive data plan, Sturdy build, No contract

Short battery life, Some dropped calls, Currently no in-call handoffs to switch seamlessly between Wi-Fi and network, No high-end phones offered on the network

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

LG Optimus S (Republic Wireless) Beta

 

An unlimited, contract-free smartphone plan for $19 a month? Sounds too good to be true, but that's the promise from Republic Wireless, a new hybrid cellular/VoIP carrier from Bandwidth.com . You dish out $199 for an LG Optimus S Android phone upfront...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

LG Optimus S (Republic Wireless)

 

Republic Wireless gives you an LG Optimus S Android phone for under $20 per month, but the Wi-Fi portion isn't reliable enough to use as a main phone.

Very inexpensive monthly plans. Good call quality over Sprint's cellular network. Republic Wireless software doesn't degrade OS performance.

Inconsistent call quality over Wi-Fi. Can't automatically hand-off between cellular and Wi-Fi connections. Your caller ID only shows via cellular, not Wi-Fi.

So the phone costs $199 up front, and the plan is $19 per month for unlimited voice, data, and texting. But those prices, as you may have guessed, have a catch: It's "unlimited" assuming you spend most of your time on Wi-Fi. Republic Wireless assigns...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

LG Optimus U (U.S. Cellular)

 

The budget-priced LG Optimus U soars on U.S. Cellular with its excellent mix of speed, features, and good design decisions.

Exceptional battery life. Good mix of size, speed, and screen for the price. Runs Android 2.2.

A bit heavy. Cramped on-screen keyboard.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions There's 172MB of free internal memory. The side-mounted microSD slot worked fine with my 32GB SanDisk card, and LG throws in a 2GB card to get you started. There's also a standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack. Music...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

LG Optimus S (Sprint) review

 

Budget Android smartphones are on the rise, and you need look no further than the LG Optimus line of handsets to see that. We first saw the LG Optimus T , which was priced at $29.99 with a T-Mobile agreement, and then we found out you can get the black...

The LG Optimus S has an attractive, slim profile with features that include GPS, EV-DO Rev. A, and Wi-Fi with tethering capabilities. It also has a 3.2-megapixel camera and it ships with Android 2.2.

The LG Optimus S' slower processor means it doesn't have Flash video in the browser. The camera doesn't have HD video capture or an LED flash. Call quality was mixed.

The LG Optimus S is an affordable yet full-featured Android smartphone for Sprint, but we did wish the call quality were better.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

LG Optimus S (Sprint)

 

The LG Optimus S is a budget-priced Android smartphone for Sprint that can run with the big dogs.

Pleasant form factor. Runs Android 2.2. Useful Sprint ID interface enhancements. Mobile hotspot capability. Good battery life.

Screen resolution, CPU, and camera are a step behind the class leaders. Screen is a little small.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions The side-mounted microSD card slot works with 32GB cards; my 16GB SanDisk card worked fine, and there's also 127MB of free internal memory. MP3 and AAC music tracks sounded clear and punchy through Motorola S9-HD...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Myriam Joire (engadget.com)

LG Optimus T and Optimus S review

 

It wasn't long ago that buying a smartphone meant spending at least a Benjamin and committing to an expensive 2-year contract. But things are changing,

Solid build and performance ; Excellent value ; Funky color option

Average battery life ; Video recording could be better ; Stock Android camera app

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG Optimus S Review

 

LG is serious about their Android push, and the Optimus S is a very nice device. Like the Mazda RX-8's tiny 1.3L engine, the Optimus S does a lot with a little and delivers smooth, quick performance. At $50 it is ...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Robert Faustus (brighthub.com)

LG Optimus U Reviewed

 

The LG Optimus series of entry level Android powered smartphones has been a wise move by LG. LG has now targeted U.S. Cellular with the LG Optimus U. This release, like its brethren - the Optimus T Optimus S, Optimus M and LG Vortex, is a solid phone...

Overall, the LG Optimus U is a great addition to their already strong entry level marketed Optimus line up. With a two year contract and mail in rebate, the LG Optimus U is free on U.S. Cellular. Without the mail in rebate the LG Optimus U comes in at...

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2540
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):615
Standby time (3G):803
Standby time (4G):650
Talk time (2G):27
Talk time (3G):16

Call management

Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3
Video recording: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell

Display

Display diagonal:12.7
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:294
Touchscreen: Yes

Ergonomics

Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, PPS, XLS
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP, SAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.2
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calendar
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor Model:MSM 8926

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.03
Height :13.8
Weight:134
Width:6.96