Is this the low end on Sprint to get?
I got a friend who is planning on making the move into the Smartphone world, but he doesn't want to go into the high level market with the 4G and stuff like that yet. With the Transform pretty much getting hammered in most reviews. Haven't read much about the Zio, or gone into a store to check it out, but based on what I have been reading, it seems like the Optimus S will be a better option. Of course, won't know how well it works until it is released, just trying to get some additional opinions.
- 10-22-2010, 03:23 PM #2
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- 11-04-2010, 11:28 AM #8
There are a couple of developers from the EVO side who are kicking around the idea of picking up the LG optimus and doing work. I'm thinking this is going to be a great device to have.
And if you couldn't tell from Jerry's optimus review (different branding and radios but same OS and kernel), he was thoroughly impressed with this device.[CENTER][URL="https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KPSmith/posts"]Follow me on Google +
- 11-04-2010, 11:45 AM #9
- 11-06-2010, 05:50 AM #10
First android phone - pre user
Picked this phone up yesterday. Ive been rocking my Pre for the last year and change. This phone is fantastic in all ways but one, the screen sucks. The software is responsive, the gps fixes fast, the camera is great (save for no flash... Boooooo) and the build is top-notch (love the matte-finish) but, I really don't like the screen. Reminds me of the old LG clam phones from yesteryear. Has that "horizontal-line-effect" from those old clams. If that doesn't bother you, then this is the phone to get....today.
Btw, even not liking the screen, I'm keeping mine.
- 11-06-2010, 06:54 AM #11
He could try the Samsung Intercept... and it's only $.01... yes a penny on amazon with a new 2 year contract with sprint. great starter phone. my wife has this as her first smart phone and loves it. even the kids are able to use it out of the box.Hooligan76
Devices: LG Spectrum, HTC Rhyme, Sony Xperia Play, Elocity A7 w/ CM7.1
- 11-06-2010, 07:00 AM #12
- 11-07-2010, 11:29 AM #13
if you for some reason get a working intercept, then i agree it's a decent phone for the price, but more than likely, you will get one with either software or hardware issue.
i tried to talk a friend of mine out of it a few weeks ago when best buy was giving them away free, but they couldn't pass on the price. well, the first one got really bogged down after a few days of use. i'm talking normal use, not filled with running widgets and apps. the second handset is now going into airplane mode and not coming out unless the battery is pulled.
luckily, today is still within their 30-day, so they are exchanging it for the LG Optimus S, which i recommend over the Intercept any day.
- 11-08-2010, 01:16 AM #14
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Also, with no details about the Hero2 coming out, I say it might be a long wait for that device.
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I have a Hero currently and am thinking about getting this phone. Can someone tell me how much available phone storage space is available upon first boot? I always seem to run near the bottom with my Hero, even when running LiquidSense Odex rom.
Is the screen clarity and brightness the same or better than the Hero? My daughter has the Evo and while the screen is massive, it looks washed out compared to my Hero.
Now that this is rooted and free it has my attention!
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- 11-09-2010, 01:48 AM #21
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The Optimus S specs are good. Too good for $49 with upgrade in fact. So I did some experimenting. I previously had the Hero, which I rooted and tried Fresh, CM6.0, and CM6.1. Then I went to a Sprint store and tried the Transform and Zio. I ran three popular benchmarking apps against each of these phones/ROMS. Here are my results in Google Docs.
The Transform and Zio were disappointing, and I found a deal at Radio Shack for the Optimus, so I got it. Then I ran the benchmarks on my new Optimus and it blew the others out of the water. Good upgrade from the Hero. A few features missing (trackball, light sensor, led), but in every other way, the Optimus rules. Better build quality, better camera, better processor and graphics handling, much faster speed, proximity sensor, and Android 2.2 of course! I've only had it for about 12 hours, and I'm very happy with it.
Oh and if you want to play Angry Birds, you can't do it with the Hero.
As far as Sprint ID. It seems Sprint requires you to download an ID pack, but you don't have to install one. I just installed LauncherPro to get rid of that useless ID button.
- 11-09-2010, 07:15 AM #22
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Yea I tried a Zio when it was free at bestbuy and it was horrible. I dont see how they are charging more for it than the optimus. This optimus is a great phone so far.. I cant wait for some developers to get a hold of this thing and I dont think it will take long when they see what it can do stock.
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