Asking this out of curiosity! I got the Ascend instead because with the mail-in rebate it would only cost $99. Also the screen is bigger and I liked the color more than the Optimus. I don't like the Optimus' color at all. The Ascend and Optimus look like they both function the same, I haven't noticed any weird lag with my Ascend so I'm not sure how the Optimus would be better.