- 04-24-2011, 11:53 PM #2
- 04-25-2011, 12:11 AM #3
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While the Optimus s is an awesome mid-range android phone, it is just that. Although it's very good (for a mid range phone), I think you will be disappointed coming from an iphone. It's not silky smooth like an iphone and the camera isn't even close. Besides that, you'll likely notice small pauses and lags where as the iphone is just seamless and smooth.
- 04-25-2011, 12:41 AM #4
Thanks! My wife main purpose for the phone will be calls, texts and emails.
Apps on the phone would be very little. Since she uses Apple iPad for apps.
Also, I notice on Sprint website. It says "Linked Contacts" with a red X. Does that mean no goggle contacts can be sync to phone and back?
Edit: For myself, how many apps can you add on this phone, before low memory?
Last edited by MNTwinsFan; 04-25-2011 at 09:13 AM.
- 04-25-2011, 05:48 PM #6
I came from a blackberry curve, which i used primarily for the same thing (text, email, internet) and if she plans to do the samething and a bit more i think this phone is an excellent value.
When i got this phone i ended up doing a ton more lol
- 04-25-2011, 09:12 PM #7
This phone definitely syncs google contacts back and forth, no worries there.
As for apps....I have around 64 on my phone, and I've got something like 88 mg free out of 165 mg. I use a free app called "Titanium Backup" to transfer as many apps as possible to my SD card. Without moving them, (which doesn't affect how they run), I'd only have around 17 mg free.
- 04-25-2011, 10:10 PM #8
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- 04-26-2011, 09:19 AM #12
fwiw... I got this phone for free and before the $10/mo smartphone data fee went into effect. It saved me roughly $500 over buying an Evo/Epic. If I were buying now I'd probably go with the Nexus S or even wait for the Evo 3D since the price difference would probably be only about $150.
The nice thing about the Opt S is that it's stable, pocketable, good reception/call quality and has good battery life (I would put it roughly on par w the iphone 4 in terms of battery life). Downsides include limited storage space for apps and a low resolution/small screen.
- 04-26-2011, 12:26 PM #14
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- 04-26-2011, 04:32 PM #17
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My husband and I got these as our first Android phones and we are both happy with them. The one that was mine (it is now a business phone) is rooted, his isn't. You can maximize your experience by rooting but it works great without it. Great value... we got ours free and imho is an excellent Android starter phone.Please thank me if I have helped!
Member E3DOC since 6/23/2011 Lovin' my new NS4G as well!
- 04-26-2011, 09:12 PM #19
This is the key to getting wife home to work, I think...
I'm still trying to get the wife and kid out of the house for a few hours key to work.
- 04-29-2011, 12:42 PM #20
- 04-29-2011, 06:05 PM #21Resident Linux Fiend
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unfortunately, the optimus was outdated upon release (due to no flash support) but that hasnt stopped anyone from getting it...
For the price, its an amazing phone (got mine free...)
It handles a lot, and then some, and can do almost anything an android phone can do, except play native flash outside of that special browser I can never remember the name of.
- 04-29-2011, 07:07 PM #22
Compared to iphone you are getting the same thing, but a tad bit slower. You will never have Flash, that is the deal breaker for me on this phone. I had it, got a different droid phone and gave it to my wife. You dont have a front facing camera with this, you really need to root it to get maximum optimization out of it. Rooting the Optimus S can be tricky for a noob, just look at all the brick threads! BUT for free its a DAMN GOOD phone, lol
- 04-30-2011, 01:08 PM #23