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LG Optimus V

Powered by the innovative Android operating system, the LG Optimus V offers customization options that are purely delightful. The stylish, 3.2-inch touch screen provides for a mobile experience that is both fun and functional. With over 100,000 of free and paid applications that offer unique functions from scanning bar codes to Facebooking, the Android App Market and the Optimus V give you plenty to smile about.
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Question
Is this phone faster than the Motorola Droid
I believe the Droid is 550mhz but processors are a bit confusing as sometimes a certain type is better than another despite numbers. I currently have a Moto Droid on Verizon and am thinking about coming here for the Optimus.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Jon
ny
on LG Optimus V
5 answers
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answer 1
My sister has a droid and I just got an Optimus. The Droid runs Flash and is a little faster. Though except for flash (and you can get around some of it with the Skyfire browser.

Droid is hi-res screen, Opt. is lo-res. Droid 5MP camera with decent video, Opt. ok 3.2 with no flash.

You don't get the Optimus because it's the best Android phone, it's just the best VM Android phone!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
StanO
answer 2
i use to have a Droid and the Droid can be overclocked to 1.2ghz so idk if the V really stands against the droid
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
josh
answer 3
This phone kills the Droid hands down in hardware and on the benchmark test it even lists the droid below this on the ladder.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Vertigo
answer 4
Yes, in every aspect this phone is better than the og droid 1. It has 2.2, a 600 Mhz CPU+GPU, It's going to be smoother in just about all aspects.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Nick A
answer 5
The numbers on paper for the mhz are often proved differently with actual use of the device, if you do plan on switching from the droid this will definitely be a downgrade. The Optimus V is a great phone but not quite up to competing with the droid, although if you can make the switch the money saved with Virgin Mobiles plan with be worth it.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
HA.310
Question
Can the LG Opitimus V make google VOIP phone calls?
If so, how do you set up on google VOIP on the LG Optimus V? Thanks!
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Tony S.
California, USA
on LG Optimus V
5 answers
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answer 1
Here is a complete answer. As se7six said, Groove IP ($5 on the Android market) is the only thing you need in order to make calls without using minutes (i.e. bypassing completely the voice network and using data instead).

You must have a Google Voice account and a Google Voice number. You need to configure your GV number to forward ALL calls to Google Chat.

Inside Groove IP, you need to enter your Google Voice user name and password. Groove IP will log in and register with the network. You will see a little green icon in the corner, indicating that Groove IP is working. To make a phone call using your data connection (instead of voice minutes), you use your regular dialer (or tap the name from the call log, or contact list). You will be prompted if you want to make the outgoing call via Groove IP, or via regular voice network. If you do it via Groove IP, the recipient of your call will see your GV number on the caller ID screen. If you don't, the phone uses your minutes, and recipient sees your regular mobile number.

Groove IP works reasonably well. Unfortunately, because it relies on data network, it is much less reliable than regular voice calling, because data coverage is much less robust than voice coverage. I'm in NYC and in many places, I get 1,5-2Mbps down and 450kbps up. This is plentiful for Groove IP, and sound quality is very good (actually better than voice network). However, very often, there is latency and sound is delayed by several seconds. Also, when I call someone, the other person can't hear me, while I can hear them perfectly well. Or they hear garbled noise. When you use WiFi as your data connection, Groove IP is muc more reliable.

Bottom line, you cannot replace ordinary voice calling with VoIP calls without sacrificing reliability and quality. More often than not, you'll be forced to fall back on the voice network, which is, by now, extremely robust. For me, Groove IP gives me reliable calls often enough to allow me to stay on the $25 plan without burning through my minutes. I still spend almost all of those minutes on calls when Groove IP failed to connect, or the other party couldn't hear what I was saying. Depending on where you use your phone to make calls, you may get better or worse results.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
Predrag
answer 2
By using the app GrooVe IP you can place/receive free Google Voice calls that won't use your minutes.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
se7six
answer 3
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is the first version of Android to support VOIP natively, so this is a maybe when that upgrade comes out I guess.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Jeff
answer 4
Start with Sipdroid, Google Voice, etc. There's no one way, or easy way, to do this.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
primetech
answer 5
The Optimus is capable of using Google Voice. However, the Google Voice app will use your plan minutes.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
TMeb
Chicago, IL
Question
can you watch netflix on it ?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
ricky
north hollywood
on LG Optimus V
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes!!!!
Just downloaded new netflix app for android!!! Streaming and sync are great on this device !!!!
Sound is a little glitchy at times, but still very watchable. You also need netflix membership for 7.99 a month.
Netflix for android is fairly new , so I'm sure there will be updates to make it run perfectly. As it is, it is still very good!!!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
by
Dave
Wisconsin
answer 2
You need at least 1 MBPS to stream. Frequently, 3G is not that fast. I have seen WiFi up to 10.8 MBPS. Coffee shops are typically around 0.4 or 0.5 MBPS. There is an app to measure d/l speed. So, it depends on who you are connected to.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Frank
answer 3
Yes you can go to xda website they ahve the app for it
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
by
Jim
answer 4
You can't watch Netflix on Android phones, not because of Flash, (Netflix works on Flash-free Apple devices) but because there is not an app from Netflix that allows streaming. Yet.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Poonkie
answer 5
Nope Netflix requires flash player, the OS does not support flash
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Bubba
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Do you have to use the swype texting thingy or can you just text like you normally would?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Emilee H.
on LG Optimus V
5 answers
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answer 1
I like voice to text best.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Frank
answer 2
You can use the stock Android keyboard and type normally or you can swype. You can also download new keyboards from the Android Market. ^_^
(I hated swype to being with, but I've become used to it.)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Bria
answer 3
The phone comes with both the standard Android Keyboard and Swype. You can also download other keyboard apps such as the Gingerbread Keyboard if desired.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Tom
answer 4
No you can just dissable the swype so if you want to you can type or say the message you want to send and it does it lol it's pretty cool!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Elizabeth
Omaha,NE
answer 5
You can turn it to get a keyboard either way and you can also swipe.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
by
Andrea
Question
What is the capacity of the MicroSD card that ships with the phone?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Curtis|
Sacramento
on LG Optimus V
5 answers
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answer 1
It comes with a 2GB microSD card, and can handle up to 32GB
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
ShawnIAm
answer 2
2gb
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
omar
answer 3
The included microSD is 2GB in size, but the phone can accept a card that is as big as 32GB.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
AM
answer 4
It comes with a 2GB microSD card, but it can accept up to 32GB according to the Datasheet on LG's official site
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
AM
answer 5
2 GB
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
RR
Sunnyvale
Question
where do i purchase this phone
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
gary
on LG Optimus V
5 answers
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answer 1
Any Where Online OR In Any Store That Carries Phones
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
Leeanna
answer 2
I got mine at Bestbuy
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Debra
South Florida
answer 3
Target
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
Doug
answer 4
Radio Shack or Online Here
I Prefer Going To an Actual Retail Store When It Comes To Buying Phones
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Cody
Elkton, Maryland
answer 5
Currently available at VMU site and RadioShack.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
SmoTeq
Question
How good is the camera on this phone? Mp?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Ericka
Denver
on LG Optimus V
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes it does but the pictures it takes are,they say like a 3g Iphone ,but the price is just amazing and the phone itself is awesome so it really doesn't matter for 35 dollars a month.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
Aaron
Miami,FL
answer 2
By flip phone standards it's a decent camera, I had the same one on my EnvTouch with a flash ( the flash was mostly useless). Compared to almost all smartphones it is a lame camera.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
by
StanO
answer 3
The Optimus V has a great cam it even look HD CAM
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Jason
answer 4
The phone has a 3.2MP autofocus camera than can also record video at 640x480 resolution, It does NOT have a camera flash, but I would not expect one at this price point either.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
AM
answer 5
3.2 mp with no flash
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Rawhide
Question
Does it have a Front Faceing Camera
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Augusta
on LG Optimus V
5 answers
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answer 1
Nope. Maybe next time Virgin will release a phone with a front facing camera. That would be nice.

We can also hope that skype will release a video chat for Android soon too.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
DallasM
Dallas, TX
answer 2
No this phone does not have a front-facing camera.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
AM
answer 3
Nope
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
bubba
answer 4
No.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Really?
answer 5
no front-facing..there's a 3.2 mega pixel camera on the back but no front camera...sorry no video calls :/
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Ian
Question
I have the LG rumor touch, is the optimus v better vs. the rumor touch?
I need a new phone and I like the rumor touch, but I've had it for a while so It's getting worn out. Is the optimus v and improvement from the rumor touch?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Lexi
Michigan
on LG Optimus V
5 answers
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answer 1
Yes the lg optimus is wayyy better. i have the rumor toucha and its not really the best phone.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
Tyra700
answer 2
yes the optimus is a lot better than the rumor touch. i would recommend trading ur touch in on ebay or craigslist and getting the optimus asap.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
rishka123
answer 3
Definitely an improvement. Rumor touch is very slow and it is not an android phone. This phone will work wonders for you compared to the Rumor Touch.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Mike
answer 4
yes MUCH better, better camera, better screen quality, better processor, android 2.2.1 (froyo) plus FULL android market, wifi capable...this phone is a vast improvement from the rumor touch, the phone will load faster and will run the internet much faster and will give you access to thousands of applications, with that said this IS a SMARTPHONE so if you're not great with technology there is a lot on this phone that can confuse you but this phone is better than anything else virgin mobile offers and its cheaper than the inferior samsung intercept..buy this phone, im ordering one now...if you can theres videos all over youtube that will explain this phones details
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Ian
answer 5
One hundred times better.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
SmoTeq
Question
Does it come with a micro sd card?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
matt
on LG Optimus V
5 answers
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answer 1
yes comes with 2gb of memory
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
rishka123
answer 2
Comes with 2gb micro sd card. Can accept up to 32gb micro sd card.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
tbriggs928
answer 3
Yes, 2gb micro sd card
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
tbriggs928
answer 4
Yes, it comes with a 2 GB.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Levi
answer 5
2 gig
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
by
Bubba
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