1) I broke my Optimus M sd card door. It wouldn't hold or read any cards. (yes I threw the phone)
2) I thought it being android 2.3.7 it would be easy to root.
3) It had a large screen
4) It had a better processor
5) It was pretty darn cheap. Got it on a special for $79.
6) I need a phone for my new job.
Why I hate this phone:
1) It drops calls very often.
2) It turns off by itself, while in a call.
3) The screen get unresponsive at times.
4) It full of bloat (as usual) and updates seem to give me a lot of low space warnings.
5) It's not rootable, yet, and probably won't be
I loved this phone when I first got it, for about a week. Then I started having problems with it. I have uninstalled everything that can be uninstalled and m still on the brink of getting low space warnings. I've even moved things to the SD card (8GB), with the same outcome.
I can have the phone to my ear, while in a call, and need to look at something on the screen. when I take it away from my ear the phone turns off. This has happened 3 or 4 times.
I am going to invest in another phone and trash this one. My wife still has an Optimus M but it's starting to develop problems, so we will be getting new phones at the same time. We want android 4.0 and a large screen, with a decent processor. Thinking about the Galaxy SIII, but that's quite a bit of money to spend at once. The LG Spirit looks nice.
The People's Guide to Android in the People's Republic.
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There are nine million Androids in Shenzhen.
Last edited by mikedt; March 5th, 2013 at 03:19 AM.
I bought it for an inexpensive start on 4g, just incase there are rate hikes with the T Mobile merger, thinking the monthly price might be locked in.
I also wanted a 4 inch screen. Huge difference compared to my Ascend as far as keyboard. Big fingers & the 3.5 weren't a good match. I find myself using the web on my cell way more now.
Last edited by ahdunno; March 24th, 2013 at 07:58 AM.
Device(s): Samsung Admire (CM7), LG Marquee (CTMod 3.80), Samsung Galaxy S 4G (CM9)
Carrier: Metro PCS & Boost Mobile
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Re: Why did you really buy this phone?
Actually My Mom Brought It For Me For Christmas, Even Though My Dad Was Gonna Buy Me The Galaxy S2 From Boost. I Liked The Phone, But It Lags Often And I'm A Fast Texter So I Need A Pretty Fast Phone.
Anyways, One Day My Capacitive Buttons (Home, Settings, Back AND Menu) Stopped Working. So I Left It Alone. Next Thing You Know, My Screen Wasn't Responding To My Finger. So Now, It Is In My Top Drawer Collecting Dust And I Went Back To My Admire And Brought An LG Marquee From My Friend ^_^
Don't hate on the phone hate the user. I own a LG Optimus M and a Coolpad Quattro and so far Quattro beats it out of the gates short of the autofocus camera. My coolpad plays high end power hungry games, I have it fully tweaked out with about 20 games installed and about 20 apps still have 100mbs of internal storage. ADW Launcher + theme GO SMS and Contacts/Dialer. Rooted + injected DPSManager from Cyanogenmod. I play Real Boxing on my Quattro and that usually is only to tegra enabled devices only. I play 720p .MKV movies on it. I have Shadowgun and DeathTrigger installed as well runs tip top.
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