May 23rd, 2012, 12:20 AM
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From Triumph to Elite, Much Better Phone
A previous LG Optimus V user, I switched to the Triumph about 2-odd months ago. Aside from the obvious advantage of a larger screen, I was not pleased. To wit:
(1) GPS took FOREVER to get a lock, at least 2 minutes, sometimes more. Often-times I'd even have to stop the car, get out, and hold it to the sky. By contrast, my Optimus V would get a lock in 5-10 seconds even though I leave GPS off until I load Google Maps & was in a moving car. I tried out the Elite, it was just like the V--even though I was using it for the 1st time ever and was inside my house with Wi-Fi off & had just turned on GPS, it locked on within 5 seconds.
(2) Voice quality. Especially when in the boonies, people complained BADLY about not being able to hear me, they complained my voice echoed. My Optimus V was much better, the Elite seems to be also.
(3) Screen non-responsiveness--the Triumph would periodically stop responding to the back or home buttons, which the Optimus V never did. (It also sometimes would require you to click "OK" or "Save" etc 2-3 times before it would "take.") The Elite so far has been fine (although I have to get used to home & back swapping spots.)
I actually sold my Triumph today on Craiglist for $140 (throwing in 2 skins and a spare battery) and used that money to buy the Elite, and I couldn't be happier. It basically combines the good of the V with an updated larger screen and improved performance so as to not be so dated. It "just works" FAR better than the Triumph ever did.
The Triumph--so long!