Inexpensive data plan.
Bright touch screen visible in sunlight.
Speedy processor performance.
Has some physical buttons.
Extremely affordable Android smartphone with Froyo Android OS 2.2.
Premium fit and finish.
Pretty good software performance.
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.
Lacks latest hardware.
Poor Flash performance in web browser.
Camera is mediocre.
Screen is a little small.
By LaptopMag on January 17, 2012
Republic Wireless offers a solid phone with unlimited text, calls, and data for a low price--provided you spend most of your time on...50
By ConsumerSearch on July 01, 2011
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 May 31, 2011
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...60
By infoSync World on December 18, 2010
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...76
By MobileTechReview on November 21, 2010
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...70
By Phone Arena on November 15, 2010
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...85
By cnet on November 15, 2010
The LG Optimus S is an affordable yet full-featured Android smartphone for Sprint, but we did wish the call quality were...77
By PC Mag on November 09, 2010
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....80
By Phone Scoop on October 26, 2010
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 October 06, 2010
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...-