DON'T BUY THIS PHONE! It's a piece of junk, i have had 5 different phones of this same kind and every single time it broke it was the touch that went out, they are always complaining because i call too much because the touch screen keeps going out, im tired of this phone. they need to give me a brand new different phone!
October 21, 2013
Best Slide phone I've had, but LG could do better
Please make an Optimus Slide Smartphone with higher specs and more features LG.
The processor and memory are too low and waste precious battery life on unnecessary things and program bugs. I need a smartphone that can take more than four apps without malfunctioning, freezing, crashing or completely dying. Of course in the middle of anything time consuming when you're about to finish. A front and a rear flash camera, water resistant to waterproof, and grey/pewter/steel color case would be nice too.
Don't get me wrong, I really do love my Optimus Slide via Virgin Mobile but the slightest battery short, glitch or mere humidity causes crashes that can completely kill the touch screen if not the whole phone PERMANENTLY. I also love the real function not just touch function buttons, when the touch screen lags or again completely dies you can use the phone. So please never change that and add more function keys like call make, call ACCEPT, and end. One button could do for all that.
The Optimus Slider is truly one of the better Slide smartphones on the market, and I've gone through many, but still it's far from perfect.
So INNOVATE, INNOVATE, INNOVATE!
And don't stop. Don't just be the cheaper alternate to IPhone or Galaxy, having tried both I can honestly I liked my Optimus more because of the keyboard alone. I've actually gone through many, many, Androids and even upgraded to the Rise only to come back to my Optimus Slide despite all it's issues. And with improved performance, features, and reliability, LG could out due those over-hyped devices easily.
Heck I'll design one for you if you let me have one.
March 18, 2013
This phone has very little internal memory.
Overall this phone is pretty good but the main problem is that it has no internal memory and it won't let you divert memory to the SD card
December 21, 2012
Could be much better
The LG-VM701 sold on Virgin Mobile's website breaks my heart. It is a great product in its core, but cost cutting measures such as the asphyxiating 150MB internal storage capacity make the phone difficult to use for more than a month or so. 150MB by the way is barely enough to fit a dozen 10MB apps. If instead you use 20MB apps then you can only reasonably run 6 of them before filling the device to capacity.
If you intend to use this phone only for the built-in application features and will not expand the phone with apps from the Google Play marketplace, then I say save some money and go for it. The screen is a sufficiently large 3" size from inside corner-to-corner. It's just big enough to use but not so big that you will readily crack it. Unfortunately if you do anything other than use the vanilla apps and features the ridiculously small internal memory will constrict your phone and cause it to run slowly or reboot randomly. The internal battery in my 10 month experience is sufficient for about 2-3 hours of use and 24 hours of standby. All in all, buy this phone only if you know what your usage patterns are and not if you need to expand the phone's use in terms of storage utilization, as it was in my own case.
October 1, 2012