• LG Optimus S
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  • Inexpensive data plan.
  • Sturdy build.
  • No contract.


  • Short battery life.
  • Some dropped calls.

Expert reviews and ratings

By LaptopMag on 50

Republic Wireless offers a solid phone with unlimited text, calls, and data for a low price--provided you spend most of your time on...

By ConsumerSearch on

Cheaply priced doesn't mean cheaply made, thanks to a plethora of surprisingly speedy and feature-packed budget Android smartphones, reviewers say. The LG Optimus S for Sprint offers a zippy Android 2.2 experience bundled with a decent camera,...

By BrightHub on 60

Overall the LG Optimus S is a definite 'Average' phone in the market. Coming in with a $50 price tag with a two year contract, Sprint is slowly beginning to put the line between the words 'affordable' and 'cheap' in the...

By infoSync World on 76

It might not have the best camera, or highest battery life/call quality performance, but the LG Optimus S for Sprint is certainly one fast little bugger that offers more than most would bargain for at $50 after its $100 mail-in rebate. Android 2.2...

By MobileTechReview on 70

If you're on a tight budget and want an Android smartphone, or perhaps simply your first smartphone, the LG Optimus S is a great way to start. It's the least expensive Android phone on Sprint, but that doesn't mean it's lacking. The...

By cnet on 77

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

By Phone Arena on 85

Overall call quality was above average on the LG Optimus S. Callers noted that clarity is very good and there was no echo, hollowness or static but said that we sounded a bit congested. They rated us an 8.25/10. Earpiece volume was excessive, even at...

By PC Mag on 80

The Optimus S is the best budget Android phone we've seen, a well-tuned, feature-packed touch-screen slab with all of the functionality most consumers and small business users need....

By Phone Scoop on

There are a lot of things to like about the LG Optimus S. It's one of the cheapest Android 2.2 phones on the market, and the newer version of Android definitely makes a significant difference, as this phone easily outpaced the faster Samsung...

By Android Central on

The LG Optimus S is the cheapest of the new Sprint ID phones, clocking in at a price usually reserved for blowout: $49.99 after rebate. For that price you're looking at Android 2.2, 3G mobile hotspot, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and a...

International Review By Betabuzz on 48

Das LG Optimus S verlockt mit einem konkurrenzlos günstigen Preis – eine ideale Gelegenheit für Einsteiger, erste Android-Luft zu schnuppern. Die Tatsache, dass bereits die neuste Version 2.2 zur Verwendung kommt, ist von großem...