Best overall Virgin Mobile phone?


  1. GoJagsNGators

    GoJagsNGators New Member

    What is the best overall phone for Virgin Mobile regardless of price?

    Pre-Paid that is.


    Also what is flashing?

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  2. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Optimus V users will probably say the Optimus V while Triumph users will probably say Triumph.

    They're all prepaid.

    Flashing refers to flashing a different rom (altered kernel and/or OS) to the internal memory of the phone. Currently this is the only way to get Gingerbread onto the Intercept, Optimus V and Triumph.
  3. GoJagsNGators

    GoJagsNGators New Member

    Lets say i chose the triumph. Does the quality match its price tag?
  4. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide


    Since I've read reviews and/or perused the forums for each of the VM Android phones, I'm going to say the Optimus V. I highly recommend you do the same (research, research, and research all of those phones and then research some more) so that you can come up with your own informed decision on which one is best based on the knowledge you gain from your research.

    To add to what MacFett said about flashing.. think of it like installing an upgrade of Windows on your computer.
  5. Mistiq

    Mistiq Well-Known Member

    I've actually had al three of the first Virgin Mobile smartphones, Optimus V (till it got stolen) then the Craptacular Samsung Intercept and then upgraded to the Motorola Triumph.

    While the Triumph is the best phone out of the three (I really appreciate the higher storage (almost a gb for apps) and the bigger screen, I feel as if it's not enough of an upgrade from the Optimus V to make up for the price difference.

    $300 for the Triumph compared to $150 for is a steep price to pay. I'm happy with it, but compared to how much I could get a Optimus for and have enough money left to almost buy a refurbished Nook Color or Amazon fire is a hard pill to swallow.
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  6. bigvandal

    bigvandal Well-Known Member

    Once you flash 2.3 n the triumph your good. It can hang with the best of them. I have owned 5 android phones and this is right up there.
  7. piper_

    piper_ Well-Known Member

    Lets put it this way, the storage with the ov barely lets me use my bookmarks. To use apps, etc, you will always be deleting things to use another. That hurts big time

    The triumph kicks @ss especially with gingerbread (cm7)
  8. saxrulez

    saxrulez Active Member

    You will find a much higher % of customers being satisfied with the OpV overall. The $$$/reward ratio is very high and it is a very solid phone. It is NOT a high end phone, but it is definitely one of, if not THE very best budget phone currently around.

    I am not saying the Triumph is a bad phone at all. I may even try one out at some point in the future. For me personally the money to reward ratio isn't high enough at the moment to justify the triumph.
  9. gadgetmonster

    gadgetmonster Well-Known Member

    I personally prefer the slider over the v.
  10. amk2795

    amk2795 Well-Known Member

    I love my Wildfire S already! :D
  11. Jlover

    Jlover New Member

    Optimus V, soon to be optimus black.
  12. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide

  13. potvaliant

    potvaliant New Member

    (instead of starting a new thread, thought i'd ask here) i bricked my intercept - being an idiot - so ive got $200 and want to stick with virgin mobile (would like a qwerty keypad, doesnt really matter if decent screen width). what do i buy?
  14. UnixPimp

    UnixPimp Well-Known Member

    The new LG Optimus Slider is like the Optimus V with a faster CPU, QWERTY slide out keypad, and Android 2.3
  15. timelord65

    timelord65 Well-Known Member

    Well the motorola is better in every way. Faster, bigger screen, better camera and video. However the optimus V is still a great prepaid phone. You can't go wrong with either of them.

    Is the triumph perfect, no of course not. But even $600 phones have their far share of problems/complaints.
  16. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    But the Optimus V priced at 1/2 the Triumph has far less complaints/problems.
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  17. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide


    No it's not... unless you install a custom rom to fix all of the issues it has. Then it's a better phone. ;)
  18. weddle

    weddle Well-Known Member

    Im leaning kinda heavily towards getting the triumph for myself with my income tax money and giving my V to my girlfriend. Im starting to doubt whether the OB will come to vm *sad face*
  19. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide

    Would be nice if it did.. I may actually have to get that phone!
  20. godsdragon

    godsdragon VIP Member VIP Member

    What are the advantages of having a black over a V?
  21. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    If it is released, it is a larger more powerful phone.
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  22. lou61166

    lou61166 Well-Known Member

    These kind of posts are getting old the triumph is not worth the 300 dollars,not all phones basically force you to change the OS to get a functional phone,l had an iphone and had a great experience with it no issues,i have a V where not the greatest phone it was more then half the price of the truimph,i am currently waiting for a good deal on the HTC rezound and jumping to Verizon,got a great offer for service.to compare the Triumph to any modern android phone is a joke.
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  23. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles VIP Member

    People are entitled to voice their opinion about any phone (including the Triumph), whether you or me or anyone else agrees, as long as they do it in a constructive way.
  24. TriumphLance

    TriumphLance Well-Known Member

    I would have to say the triumph is their best phone if you like playing games and using the lastest apps it's a higher end CPU/gpu but if you need a phone with reliable GPS and better build quality then you're going to want the optimus v you can find it for under $100 now days
  25. timelord65

    timelord65 Well-Known Member

    I just used Virgin mobile for almost a month, just to see what it was like. I had no problems with the service. However I just didn't like the Optimus slider. I just couldn't deal with the small screen. Also coming from a Droid x and the Optimus slider is just way too small.

    I'm still within 30 days to return and I may try the Triumph. It has a decent size screen and a better camera.

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