- Alex Colon , PC Magazine
The LG Optimus Elite is friendly to the earth and your wallet, at the expense of power and performance.
In today’s Android smartphone-filled world, it’s getting harder and harder to find products that can bring something unique to the table. Many of today’s latest models use the same form factors, come with the same features, and run the same types of software. This makes it difficult to find anything that has any truly distinguishing characteristics over the competition.
Enter the LG Optimus Elite, an ordinary-looking handset that boasts all the most important features you could ask for in a smartphone and a handful of extras that make it a little special. Though it may not look like it, it’s actually eco-friendly, and comes pre-loaded with Google Wallet plus 50GB of free Box online storage.
The Optimus Elite comes in the handy bar form factor and features a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display, 5MP autofocus camera with built-in flash, 1GB internal storage, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. According to the official spec sheet, its standard 1,520 mAh battery lasts up 7.3 hours of talk time. That gives users plenty of time to enjoy its support for CDMA networks and EV-DO Rev. A data.
Some may fault the Optimus Elite for not having a speedier processor or support for 4G LTE, but the truth is that it’s a pretty good handset overall, especially if you consider the fact that it ships with a bunch of useful extras. It may not quite live up to its name in terms of actual hardware and software features, but what’s important is that it will not disappoint.
Need to Know: LG Optimus Elite
1. Pre-loaded with Google Wallet and comes with 50GB of free Box storage. (The Good)
2. Long battery life. (The Good)
3. Runs an older version of Android. (The Bad)
4. Boring design and non-impressive build quality. (The Bad)
The LG Optimus Elite's screen is 3.5 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.
There is a Single Core 800 MHz processor (CPU).
The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system (OS).
Internal memory is 1 GB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.
The phone is powered by a 1520 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are: 10.5 days standby time, 438 minutes talk time.