I've had my Optimus V for about a year now and I must say I think that LG could of done a lot better. The phone is extremely slow and tends to freeze up to the point where you can't even turn it off. I have to take the battery out to turn it off. It's not like I am trying to run five apps at once or anything. I try to log into facebook and it freezes, I try to load a video on youtube and it freezes, I even try to open the play store and it freezes. Also this phone is incompatible with many, many apps. The battery is shoddy at best. It worked well for around six months and then would drain to almost fifty percent by being on facebook for twenty minutes. I know it is a cheap phone but these problems shouldn't be happening. They are simple little problems and they really hamper the phone.
December 21, 2013
First Android I ever owned...
Most ratings on here talk about how bad this phone is; how it's so slow and barely has any memory. Call me biased or nostalgic, but this WAS a great little phone.
This phone is close to 3 years old as of writing this review. I used it for well over a year, and while I had issues with it, I loved that phone and it performed.
It was durable. I had no case on it for months. I dropped it many times and it never quit chuggin'. It was small and responsive, but the screen was tiny, even back then. The internal memory would need to be watched, but with a large MicroSD card, it was never an issue.
November 27, 2013
The worst phone I have ever owned.
I have never had a worse phone in my life. This is the slowest, clunkiest, and worst excuse for a smartphone. I have been using this for a week while my Galaxy Note 2 gets repaired and sent back to me and can't wait to be able to chuck this thing into a fireplace.
September 28, 2013
Loved it new
Now that I've had the Optimus V for over a year, I am constantly getting messages rejected, saying the Memory is Low. I rarely download. I use only a handful of APPs. So I've tried to troubleshoot. Cleared all Text messages. Deleted any upgrades on everyday apps. I'd love to delete the permanently installed Google apps that I never use, but it's not allowed.
The phone is slow moving in FB and Google searches. I rarely can watch YouTube without the video hanging.
This phone's got so many good features that I love. I can't believe that now, this low memory thing is so frustrating.
May 1, 2013