Customer Reviews for LG Optimus Elite

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.
Average Customer Rating:
3.846 / 5
3.8
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5
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737 out of 1,01073%of customers would recommend this product
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Customer Reviews for LG Optimus Elite
Review 41 for LG Optimus Elite

No data connection, no support

PostedApril 8, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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Rudolph
From: Carson City NV
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I bought 2 of these to upgrade my VM phones which I have used in the same neighborhood for over a year. No data connection on either one, which defeats the purpose of having it. 30 minutes on the line with tech support, and the battery died, so I wil return it to Radio shack in the morning, and sign a contract with somebody else. 3rd strike for virgin mobile.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 42 for LG Optimus Elite

junk, do not buy

PostedApril 6, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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scammed
From: new jersey
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
touch screen is trash. phone feels cheep like u can crumble it with your hand.... do not buy
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 43 for LG Optimus Elite

Doesn't stay on!

PostedApril 5, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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ladyscientist
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I've had this phone for a few months. It was fine at first, but now it keeps randomly turning itself off for no reason. Annoying!
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 44 for LG Optimus Elite

horrible phone!

PostedApril 2, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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woman
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
this phone is so horrible, ive gotten so many replacements and all had problems. I have never had such a terrible phone!!!
Cons: horrible
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 45 for LG Optimus Elite

Out of around a dozen, the worst Android I have ever had.

PostedMarch 30, 2013
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1 / 5
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MrFurious
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
The battery is horrible. Even with minimal use, I'm recharging at least twice a day. It constantly crashes. It randomly opens apps constantly, helping with the battery problems. I honestly, have nothing good to say about this phone.
I have no idea whether the problems I had were with this model or particular handset. I wish I have my HTC One back.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 46 for LG Optimus Elite

do not recomment this phone

PostedMarch 15, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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dlantz
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
first of all this phone feels very cheap! do not like it at all very slow an keeps dropping my wifi signal off an on.. i would suggest spending a little more money an getting a better quality phone!
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Pretty Good
Posted April 7, 2013
This is my first smartphone and I'm pretty impressed with it. The camera/camcorder is really good, easy to use, and pretty responsive. Despite my switch, I haven't had it for a week but i noticed some problems already...the battery life is horrible, i charge it about three times a day, it lags quite a bit on games and fb crashes a bit..though my phone is still new, i don't think this should be happening so quickly. 3.5/5 stars
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Review 47 for LG Optimus Elite

Not the best phone to buy

PostedMarch 13, 2013
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1 / 5
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monty765
From: Dayton, OH
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I like the phone, but the battery life stinks. I only made one call on the phone for 5 seconds. And it was in my belt case for most of the day. The battery drains and if I did not charge it several times a day or the battery would go dead. I wish I had known how bad the battery life is before I bought it. Then last night I had a meeting and had it on silent. It cut off on me and I tried to push the button to turn it on it would not turn back on. I had to take the back off then pull the batter out before it would start. I think I am going to return it today and go for the iphone. I need something that will last at least to the end of the day. Why do they make these phones with such terrible battery life. Also the phone gets very hot, I worry that maybe it will burn up one day. Think I am exchanging it for another phone today. Just got this this past Saturday and I am sorry I bought it now. It takes me at least an hour to download anything unless I hook it to my wifi.
Pros: nice size, camera flash
Cons: battery internet connection dowloads
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 48 for LG Optimus Elite

DO NOT BUY THIS

PostedMarch 9, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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horserulleeee
From: Owosso MI
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I hate this phone, it is not work 5 bucks. Poor battery, hard to use, malfunctions, internet doesn't work half of the time. Over all terrible phone.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 49 for LG Optimus Elite

This product didn't have great features!

PostedMarch 9, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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wantsanewphone222
From: cottage grove, Or
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease Of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I got this phone for my birthday and it was working fine at first. Now, it shuts of randomly and it goes all crazy and presses on stuff randomly, just the other day it called my friends mom like 5 times!
Cons: everything
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 50 for LG Optimus Elite

Stay away from LG

PostedMarch 7, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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Virgin4Life
From: Harrisburg, PA
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease Of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
This is my 5th LG phone and one would think I would learn. I have now. This phone randomly reboots, has errors with syncing SD cards. The camera is very poor. Programs freeze and loading takes a while with numerous programs. I have the Slider version and the keyboard sometimes mistakes certainly keystrokes for other commands such as enter, back or submit. I will not get another LG ever.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 51 for LG Optimus Elite

Simply horrid.

PostedMarch 6, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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Zer0
From: Kansas City
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Battery life is terrible, the phone overheats when trying to play games, the keyboard is tiny. Everything about this phone is manure.
Virgin needs to get some fresh phones and throw out this compost.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 52 for LG Optimus Elite

Straight up junk

PostedMarch 5, 2013
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1 / 5
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Slattery46
From: Reisterstown, md
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease Of Use 
1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Do not buy it!
terrible ease of use, terrible battery life for being that small, terrible screan quality, tiny key board.
This will be my last Lg product for good
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 53 for LG Optimus Elite

Phone Freezes, will not charge

PostedMarch 1, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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grandpa2
From: Minnesoata
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
The phone worked fine for three months, then it froze and will not take a charge. Also is the display is not very clear and lacks sharp detail.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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phone randomly dims?
Posted March 11, 2013
i got my phone july,1st of last year for my birthday (9 months ago) and the phone worked great the first few months. then i realized the terrible battery. i cant even just lay my phone down (not on the charger) and me NOT using it and it still uses the battery. then the fast few days my phone has been acting up. it freezes and randomly dims?!
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Review 54 for LG Optimus Elite

Do not buy this phone

PostedFebruary 28, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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Loveshoes
From: Loveshoes
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
It's running on one of the oldest Android systems to date so it is slow. The notifications do not work unless the want to. The phone will shut off and restart itself as it pleases and freezes almost all day. It may have been a good phone about a year ago but the system it is running on is too old to be compatible with other devices and apps. Put forth the extra money and make sure you get a phone with a better system. As right now the newest Android OS is the 4.1, this phone is running on the 2.3.7. Get something close to the 4.1 and you'll be happier than I am. I've only had this phone for 4 months and I have regretted buying it since.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 55 for LG Optimus Elite

Decent price phone, that's really no good

PostedFebruary 24, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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Alexakai
From: Hampton, VA
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
My room mate and I both purchased these phones about 2 weeks ago...
Im giving it an overall rating of 1 star because honestly we're planning on switching phones next month....
2 stars for features, bc it has alot of easy to use features that work, but alot of the features crash, quite often, freeze up, or just won't load properly...
5 stars for ease of Use because honestly as I said its a really easy phone to use...
1 stars for performance, because daily our phones either freeze up completely, and we have to remove the battery to restart it... They will turn themselves off and we have to remove the battery to even get it to turn back on...
5 Stars for battery life because it really does last a long time...
Overall I would not recommend this phone to anyone unless you enjoy being frustrated at it quite often... As I previously stated, within the month we are changing them... As they also have low call quality, I'm more opted to use one of my Wifi internet phone call apps than the actual phone dialer...
Pros: battery life, ease of use
Cons: performance, features, overall
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
-1point
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Review 56 for LG Optimus Elite

biggest waste of money.

PostedFebruary 20, 2013
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1 / 5
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Annabeth
From: New York, NY
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1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
This phone has never worked right. Ever. It feels like a toy; when I first took it out of the package, I was disappointed by that. It hoards my texts, for hours after I should have gotten them (or had sent them myself), sometimes maybe rings if someone's calling (the sound is always on), won't tell me about voicemails for a few hours, and if I'm out of service in a place like the subway, won't tell me if I have missed calls. The combination of these makes me come off like a flake, and a jerk. This is by far the worst money I've ever spent. If freezes. It restarts for no reason. Wort.
Pros: nothing.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
-1point
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Review 57 for LG Optimus Elite

Horrible Product...DO NOT BUT!!

PostedFebruary 8, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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titleistfan2016
From: Columbus, OH
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
After using this phone for 7 months, I noticed all of its flaws. The big one is that mine would turn on and off on its own. Which in turn either makes the obnoxious virgin mobile power on sound or doesn't. My volume may be off, however it still will make the noise. My school has a silent phone only policy, and unfortunately, I have gotten a detention for it going off, without me touching it, and the volume being off. DO NOT BUY.
p.s. I am now looking for a new phone, as the battery over heated and started smoking.
Cons: phone has mind of its own, battery smoked
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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donotbuykyocerarise
Monticello, MN
 
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Posted February 14, 2013
On the side of your review it says you've owned it longer than a year...but you've had it for 7 months?
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honestly?!
Posted February 14, 2013
Are you kidding me? Thats crazy! I've never heard of that happening...EVER! Out of the blue after owning it for months, one day it just starts smoking? Smoking with no fire?
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Review 58 for LG Optimus Elite

Nothing but a Paper Weight!

PostedFebruary 5, 2013
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1 / 5
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PolarisRacer555
From: Reading, PA
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease Of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I've had this phone about 6 months and LOVED it at first however it has taken a turn for the worst. I have to restart it a few times a day so it'll send and recieve texts. The memory is HORRIBLE, I can't access my gallery because it says theres no room, I barely have any apps on it. Battery life isn't great, even with Juice Defender. It shuts off and freezes constantly. And I am very easy on it, it has rarely been dropped or scratched. No water damage ect. And lately it barely gets service or connects to 3G Data. I wouldn't recommend it at all!
Pros: good display, nice weight and feel
Cons: battery, service, memory
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 59 for LG Optimus Elite

Do not buy!

PostedJanuary 22, 2013
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1 / 5
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Unhappycustomer2
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Some features of this phone are nice but the battery life is something I cannot believe, example today took off charger fully charged at 7 used for one phone call and less than ten mins on apps (I have app killer too) and by 2 it was dead.
Cons: battery life
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 60 for LG Optimus Elite

Just awful

PostedJanuary 20, 2013
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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4rcyn
From: wisconsin
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Had the Triumph and that was awful and got this. It's just as bad if not worse.
Cons: touch screen
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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