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LG Optimus Elite

This great-looking device is loaded with powerful features. Experience Android on a large 3.5" screen, tap to pay with Google Wallet, and choose from hundreds of thousands of apps in Google Play. All that, combined with Unlimited Data and Messaging, puts the Optimus Elite a cut above the common smartphone.
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Questions & Answers for LG Optimus Elite

Question
Do I have to re buy apps if i swap to this phone?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
va_hunter
VA
on LG Optimus Elite
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
No all you need to do once you buy it is go into the app store select "my apps" and slide over to "all" and then it will have all the app's you ever installed using you're goggle account. You won't have to rebuy anything, and it also saves all the contacts you've had saved to your Google account.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
telee
answer 2
No, if you use the same Google Account on this phone, you won't have to repurchase apps.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
DV
answer 3
You shouldn't have to. Purchases in the app market are registered to your google account. So as long as you sign in with the account you used on your previous phone, you shoudn't have to re buy apps.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Matt T
answer 4
No those are all based on your Gmail account.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
scotty boy
md
answer 5
App purchases are tied to your Google Account. As long as your account exists, you can re-download 'em to your phone
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Jon
Question
what does the camera mirror do?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Missy
on LG Optimus Elite
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
is this phone beter then the LG OPTIMUS V
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
by
autumn
answer 2
It helps you line up the camera when you're taking a self portrait so you can see yourself and be sure you're aiming the camera at your face and not off to the side.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
Jexika
answer 3
Not much. It just sits there. Plus it is tiny and not really useful.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Dennis
TX
answer 4
It is a mirror, so you can see yourself when taking a picture of you!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Bubba
answer 5
It just lets you see yourself, so you can make sure your face is in the picture when taking a photo of yourself. Not that useful. but it's better to have than to not have it.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
DV
Question
Can You Take A Picture Of The Screen (Like The Iphone)
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Isaac
92236
on LG Optimus Elite
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, you can. By pressing the volume up and volume down button simultaneously.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
by
halley16
answer 2
Not out of the box, but I just got a notice that by August, Virgin Mobile will push out an update to Elite phones to add LG's QuickMemo. This will allow you to do screen captures. And also draw notes onto the screen capture too if you want.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
by
GaryNY
NY
answer 3
You press the lock button and the home button at the same time
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Jamie351
answer 4
Maybe in the settings you can look for some way to do it. I know on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0, on some devices you can hold down the recently used apps button to capture a screen shot.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
DroidPhan4L
Charlotte
answer 5
Not out of the box. But there are apps on Google Play that do this.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
DV
Question
Do these phones have password lock features
Like on an iphone u can lock it so people cant get in without knowing the passcode
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Ashley
on LG Optimus Elite
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
niya
answer 2
Yes. You can find this capability in: menu > settings > location and security > set up screen lock .
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
DV
answer 3
Any Android (I believe) you can do that locking passcode setting.
so this phone is not an exception of chosing that option!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Joe
Bellingham WA
answer 4
All Android phones can be locked with a passcode, pin, or pattern you draw on the screen. The only thing you can get to without entering it is an emergency call screen that lets you dial emergency numbers like 911.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
GaryNY
NY
Question
How much does it cost to change phones minus the cost of a new phone?
I want to get a new phone still through virgin mobile my mom was saying there is a fee when you change phones if so how much is it and do I just go to radio shack and have everything figured out?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Summer
on LG Optimus Elite
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
VM does not charge a fee to swap to a new phone, however, i believe that any new smartphone purchased after may 27, 2012 (with the exception of the older ones such as the optimus V and the venture) will be subject to current rate plans, so if you have the old $25/mo for 300 mins/unlimited data & text plan, it will automatically update you to the current rate for the same plan which is $35/mo. from what im understanding, the grandfathered rate plan will NOT apply to the newly released smartphones. but aside from the change in the monthly rate plan, there is no fee other than the cost of the new phone.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Amber
answer 2
There is no fee when you switch phones from one Virgin Mobile phone ti the other. If you are switching from another carrier, there are charges.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
DV
answer 3
There isn't a fee to change phones.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Danny
answer 4
Normally I just call up virginmobile and they will do the transfer of your account to a new phone. I never got charged before but I have been with them for years.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
DoonKan
Pittsburgh
Question
does it have adobe flash player
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
ben
on LG Optimus Elite
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it does have flash player. I just got my Elite today. Adobe Flash Player 11.1 is pre-installed. Exact version is 11.1.102.59. This is a legitimate question because some low-end Android phones don't have a fast enough processor to run Flash. The Elite does. The Samsung Intercept (Android 2.2) I upgraded from couldn't run it.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
GaryNY
NY
answer 2
According to the manual, adobe flash comes pre-installed.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Dave
Wisconsin
answer 3
No, but it has HTML, so you are able to view just about any type of media you can find.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
DV
answer 4
All Gingerbread models have flash.. so yes..
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Joe
Question
Does it have a plastic screen or glass screen?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Juan
on LG Optimus Elite
4 answers
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answer 1
I'm pretty sure it's plastic, but the touch screen still works like an iPhone screen would, rather than, say, a DS screen. It picks up on your finger rather than pressure, so you don't have to worry so much about using your nail and scratching it.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Serena
answer 2
Just looked it up...It's Corning Gorilla glass.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
KB
answer 3
It's Corning Gorilla glass
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
KB
answer 4
Pretty certain it's plastic.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
KB
Question
Is there an APP to Process Customer's Credit Cards?
I Need an APP that allows me to Scan/Swipe - process Customer's Credit Cards for sales with the LG Android Phone
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
MisterAK47 on Twitter -
-Denver/Palm Beach
on LG Optimus Elite
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
as far as i know, android does not have an app capable of doing this. any capability like this would require some sort of outside device or service. Have you looked into Square (www.square.com)? its a free device that plugs into your android phone or iphone and for a nominal fee can be used to swipe/process credit card transactions for those who need the occasional portable ability to process credit card transactions (i.e. those who do odd jobs or who take on side work outside their normal job like hair stylists etc).
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
Amber
answer 2
Currently there is no such app as this. Good thing, that could be a really dangerous app.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
DV
answer 3
Sorry that is against the terms of service for VMUSA, these phones and plans are not for business use
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Bubba
Question
Optimus Elite or HTC Evo 4G?
I've had the Optimus V for over a year now. It's starting to freeze and has very little storage space. Should I get the Optimus Elite or the HTC Evo 4G and why?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Allen
New York
on LG Optimus Elite
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Unless you have good 4G WiMax coverage where you live and work, get the Elite. It's half the price and works well. WiMax where available works well outdoors, but is problematic inside buildings (particularly larger buildings with steel framework) due to its high frequency. 4G also drains the battery much faster than 3G.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Dennis
Dennis
answer 2
I'm leaning towards the HTC because it has a 4.3'' touch screen, 5.2mp camera, and a 1GHz processor.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
by
Abby
answer 3
Ugh, sorry. I just realized I got my info from this ghetto website. It IS the HTC Evo that's coming to Virgin Mobile, and I think the specs are the same as the ones that I listed previously. Sorry about that(:
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Abby
Question
Pre order
Why can't I pre order this phone ? Does anyone know when it will be available in stores
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Sarah
TnN
on LG Optimus Elite
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Why pre-order, when you can go to select walmarts or best buys and get it now.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
Toby
answer 2
I preordered one on Friday 5/11. They were available for preorder from about Thursday 5/10 to Sunday 5/13, then the preorder option went away. Maybe they already took preorders for all the phones they can ship on the 15th. I guess you'll just have to wait and see if orders open up again on the 15th, or try to find one in a store. I see a few people wrote reviews already, so maybe some stores have it now, but I have not seen it in any store.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
GaryNY
answer 3
You can't pre-order this phone because too many people have done the same, and VM can't keep up. As of 5/15/12 it should become available again, and you'll be able to get it in stores.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
DV
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