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  1. K-Rizzle

    K-Rizzle Well-Known Member
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    I have less than a month to decide if I want to keep my Sanyo Zio or trade it for this phone. NONE of the sprint stores around me have live phones, I called the mall and even they don't have this one live.

    So I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this one, is it laggy?

    The zio is a little laggy, mainly when loading the home screen coming from certain apps or sometimes from sleep mode. Especially the widgets.

    I can live with it, but if the optimus S is faster I might exchange the zio for it.
     

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  2. K-Rizzle

    K-Rizzle Well-Known Member
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    No-one I guess...
     
  3. DeniseJ

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    I am also interested in this phone. I read that it would be released on 10/31. Unfortunately I don't believe the phone has been released yet. I went to a couple of Sprint stores on Sunday and called a few others none of them had it. They said they were expecting to get it but did not know when it would be coming in...:(
     
  4. Matt_H

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    This is the only review I've found:
    Review: LG Optimus S : Is It Your Type? (Phone Scoop)

    I am somewhat interested in this phone. It is light, not too large like a lot of the higher-end phones, has stock Android 2.2, and is touch-screen only. It's also cheap. I currently have the Moment, but it's EOL and won't be getting 2.2. Depending on the price, I may buy this without a contract and wait to lock in to a contract until Sprint has something better.
     
  5. K-Rizzle

    K-Rizzle Well-Known Member
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    I can't find this darn phone anywhere! :(
     
  6. DeniseJ

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    I read on another site that the release date has been pushed out to Sunday 11/7/10.:mad:
     
  7. K-Rizzle

    K-Rizzle Well-Known Member
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    Well by a default on best buy's part, I ended up getting the evo...for $150.00 :)
     
  8. DeniseJ

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    Good for you!!! EVO is a nice phone. I stopped by a Sprint store on my way home from work and they finally had the phone....I was in a hurry so I'll have to go back tonight or tomorrow to play around with it.:)
     
  9. Whiskeypawz

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    @DeniseJ was right, November 7 is the official release date.
    Sprint
     
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    To my surprise, this phone was available at a Radioshack near where I live. I still can not see it on the Sprint website, so I don't know if they released it early or what.

    I like the phone a lot. I had a rooted TMobile G1 and the experience with this phone compared to the G1 is so much better. The menus and web browser do not skip while scrolling. I was able to downloaded and play Angry Birds, which played perfect. That was only the first few levels though, so I don't know how it will perform on the higher levels with more blocks and stuff to knock down. Oh! I can actually type without it bogging down and missing letters that I press, so that's a BIG PLUS! My G1 would do that and I've seen original MyTouch 3g owners curse the on screen keyboard because of this problem. I downloaded Quandrant and scored 423 (faster than original moto droid).

    I traded in my G1 for 38 dollars at Radioshack (probably could have gotten more for it on Craigslist but it was so convenient I did it), so I paid 12 dollars for it.

    I don't know about the battery life yet, but I haven't seen an android phone yet that gets good battery life, so we'll see.

    I do have one BIG gripe. It seems this is for all Android phones. If I am wrong, so one PLEASE let me know how. There is no way to proxy a wifi connection. This means, no work wifi! AHH!! I thought this was address in 2.1 or 2.2. Guess I was wrong..
     
  12. K-Rizzle

    K-Rizzle Well-Known Member
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    Well damn, I was too impatient and went ahead with the Evo, which I am loving, but I do hate the damn $10.00 a month fee. Thankfully I got a discount for being a AAA member so I am still saving $ even with the fee, but instead of 16 bucks, I'm only saving $6.

    I also got the Evo for $150.00 because BB screwed up with my refund and had no choice but to price match Sears.com. lol.
     
  13. AndroidSPCS

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    What do you mean pricematch Sears.com? Does Sears sell the Evo?
     
  14. K-Rizzle

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    Wow didn't even know Sear's sold phones. Thanks for the info!
     
  16. telemike

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    Seas.com = Wirefly = Simplexity
     
  17. AndroidSPCS

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    Cool. Didn't know that.

    Also, Shootme app works without root on this phone, just like it does on Evo. :)
     
  18. PhxDroid

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    I picked up the Optimus today for my daughter for her birthday. I have spent the past couple of hours with it and initially, my opinion is it is a GREAT phone. My wife and I have EVO's, so the only adjustment for me is the screen size and screen quality, but i find the quality actually quite good. I like it is not loaded down with tons of bloat ware.

    I am having some trouble trying to load Flash 10.1, and have to look into that a little, but the speed, responsiveness off the touch screen, loading of apps, 3g, all seem to be excellent.

    I loaded the hacked skype and place several 3g skype to skype calls, excellent.

    I loaded Tango (optimaus has no front camera), but the sound quality and video quality was excellent (over 3g).

    My two cents is it is a solid, solid phone and excellent value.
     
  19. telemike

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    I don't think this phone can do Flash 10.1
     
  20. jen8112

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    Any comments on battery life?
     
  21. DaveG

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    Battery life was good. I was able to get through a whole day with moderate use.
     
  22. mdpirello

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    i have this phone and i love it. i have had it since it came out. i downloaded an antenna widget and found out that it has a real hot reciever on it and it also doesnt go into roam where i live like my Palm Pre or Blackberrys that i have owned. i have owned a hero or shall you call it a zero because it froze up more than it worked. this optimus is the best thing that i have had in a long time. the voice activated dialing works good even through a bluethooth and voice texting works well.
     
  23. AndroidSPCS

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    The GPS on this phone rocks. It works as well as the Evo's GPS, better than the Epic's GPS. I can get GPS lock inside my house.
     

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