LG Optimus Showtime

AKA: LG L86C
8.2/10 AVG.
RATING
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Reviews summary

8.2/10AVG.
RATING

Based on 13 reviews

The LG Optimus Showtime offers the amenities of a smartphone without the need for a contract.

This prepaid phone offers mediocre specs: a 1GHz processor, 2GB of storage, 4.3” screen and comes with 4GB in the microSD slot. There are no notable expert reviews on this product, however many users are impressed with the overall quality and speed of the phone. According to many users, the UI of the phone is incredibly responsive as is the speed of the Wi-Fi network and processor.

While there are generally positive reviews from users on the Showtime, one drawback of the phone is its battery life. The LG page mentions it has just 6 hours of actual talk time. With various apps running in the background, the battery drains much faster.

Despite this, most users are happy with the quality and price of the phone.

The Good: Good processing speed, excellent phone coverage.

The Bad: Poor battery life.

Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

The LG Optimus Showtime's screen is 4.3 inches.

Processor
1GHz

There is a 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.
Storage
2 GB

Internal memory is 2 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. LG's performance ratings are: 7 days standby time, 360 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

Straight Talk LG Optimus Showtime

from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: USA

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from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: USA

LG OPTIMUS ShowTime LG L86C Smartphone *Straight Talk* Verizon's Towers VeryGood

from eBay

  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No
  • Located in: USA

Straight Talk LG L86C Optimus Showtime Prepaid Smartphone

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  • Condition: Used
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Contract: No

Resources

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Reviews summary

8.2/10AVG.
RATING

Based on 13 reviews

The LG Optimus Showtime offers the amenities of a smartphone without the need for a contract.

This prepaid phone offers mediocre specs: a 1GHz processor, 2GB of storage, 4.3” screen and comes with 4GB in the microSD slot. There are no notable expert reviews on this product, however many users are impressed with the overall quality and speed of the phone. According to many users, the UI of the phone is incredibly responsive as is the speed of the Wi-Fi network and processor.

While there are generally positive reviews from users on the Showtime, one drawback of the phone is its battery life. The LG page mentions it has just 6 hours of actual talk time. With various apps running in the background, the battery drains much faster.

Despite this, most users are happy with the quality and price of the phone.

The Good: Good processing speed, excellent phone coverage.

The Bad: Poor battery life.

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Reviews (8.2/10 Avg. rating)

Darn, there are no reviews yet for this phone.

I should've kept my flip phone.

(8 days ago)

This is my 1st smart phone & I read many reviews on phones b4 deciding on the Showtime which was $199 when I bought it 2 yrs ago. The Swipe feature is a joke. I just have to let calls go to voicemail & I call them back. Rotation has never worked on my phone. I didn't realize my phone was exceptional... More

  6/10

Great phone

(18 days ago)

Had this phone for about 3 years now and have been very happy wih it. It has been the most reliable phone I have owned to date with the only real issue being the battery life and it gets a little sluggish from time to time but nothing that a reboot doesn't cure. As for the review complaining about s... More

  8/10

Started fast, now sluggish

(5 months ago)

The phone was $200 when I bought it and I felt I had a good deal. At this point it is running very, very slow. It takes a minute or more to pull up the phone, messaging or any other app. This makes using it for GPS difficult and terrible if you need to call someone in a hurry. I have already r... More

  5/10

Its fast

(8 months ago)

its a fast phone i like the size and everything about the phone

  10/10

Okay phone, but don't dial 911

(10 months ago)

I've had this phone for over a year, and it's been pretty bad lately. It takes forever for some of the things to load, especially the phone and text messaging. I cannot quickly communicate with people and it can take up to 45 seconds to a minute for the phone app to open and for me to get to the dia... More

  6/10

Worst phone ever.

(about 1 year ago)

This phone is almost useless to me. The most basic thing is to be able to answer the phone when it rings. With the ridiculous "Swipe" feature I cannot answer the phone. I miss 9 out of 10 calls. I just now missed one after "swiping" 13 times. Calls go directly to voicemail. I have called LG several... More

  1/10

This phone rocks

(about 1 year ago)

I've owned it for roughly 8 months or so. It is a pretty responsive phone and I love it. No problems at all.

  10/10

Great cell and fast

(about 1 year ago)

  10/10

LG Optimus showtime

(about 1 year ago)

This LG Optimus showtime has been everything i was looking for in an upgrade from a flip phone and at a price i could afford. I have thought many times of upgrading again to a samsung galaxy or even an I-phone, but there is just no need to. This phone does it all. I am very picky and look for the be... More

  10/10

Awesome phone. The price is great and cannot be surpassed in its performance by any other phone thus far.

(about 1 year ago)

  10/10

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