Samsung Intercept was first released on Sprint in July 2010 and then on Virgin Mobile USA in Oct 2010. LG Optimus V was released on Virgin Mobile USA in Feb 2011. Intercept had Android 2.1 Eclair when released and LG Optimus V came out with Android 2.2 Froyo. Intercept has physical QWERTY Keyboard, real glass touch screen, better speaker phone, heats less and better battery life. LG Optimus V has better screen resolution, separate CPU + GPU + Modem processor and Better Rev. A baseband. All other specs are more or less same. Both phones are bufilt for different audiences and have their own strengths and weaknesses. Android 2.1 Eclair along with some design problems made Samsung Intercept laggy and freezy. Hopefully, Android 2.2 Froyo will make it better than before. Unfortunately, elite Sprint users did not post any feedback at all after Froyo release to their Intercept (probably, they were too mad due to all Intercept issues prior to Froyo release and all issues they faced after Froyo release). Thus, we will have to come back in a year from Monday 4/11/2011 and compare the feedback from customers of Samsung Intercept and LG Optimus V. We will know for sure then. We also will have to see which hardware/phone body is made to withstand long term heavy duty all weather inside/outside use.