LG Optimus Slider for texting lovers Video
LG Optimus Slider for texting lovers Video Transcript
Hello everybody. It's Lynn La from CNET. Bringing you guys the LG Optimus Slider from Virgin Mobile. The Slider is a mid range 3G device that has a 3.2 inch touch screen display and runs on Android Ginger Break. It's powered by a single core, 800 Megahertz processor and a 1500 milliamp per hour battery which gives you a top time of roughly 4 hours and 10 minutes. In the back, there's a 3.2 mega pixel camera that is unfortunately not equipped with a flash. For all you texting lovers out there, underneath, there is a 4 row cordi fly out keyboard that lights up when you use it and it includes 4 navigational arrows. Now, during my time with the hand set, I find that it didn't have the greatest battery life. Plus, it weighs in at 5.11 ounces so it's a bit of a heavy weight. I also found the built a little bulky. Even when considering the slide out keyboard. However, I did appreciate the generous real state of the keyboard and it's ease of use. Now, if you're interested in the this no contact device, it's going for $180 at virgin mobile. Again, I'm Lynn from CNET bringing you guys the LG Optimus Slider.
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LG Optimus Slider (Virgin Mobile) Review
The good: The LG Optimus Slider has a spacious keyboard, little to no bloatware, and a responsive touch screen.
The bad: The LG Optimus Slider is bulky, even as a slider phone. Camera quality is poor.
The bottom line: If you like a real keyboard on a no-contract, reasonably priced handset, the LG Optimus Slider is a good contender. Just remember its low specs and boxy build.
LG Optimus Slider (Virgin Mobile) Specs
Part number: OPTIMUSSLIDERVMB
- Product Basic Spec