I tried the LG Optimus S for a few days. I normally use speaker-phone with the phone, but while out, I had to use it in the "normal" phone mode. With the volume all the way up, it was still very difficult to hear without activating the speaker-phone. Has anyone else noticed this, or was this a possibly defective phone? I like my EVO 4G, but it is pretty big...and overall the Optimus would have been my choice had the normal phone audio been adequate.