LG Optimus S - charcoal (Sprint) comparison

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LG Optimus S - charcoal (Sprint)

LG Optimus S - charcoal (Sprint)
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LG Viper (Sprint)

LG Viper (Sprint)
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HTC Evo 4G - black (Sprint)

HTC Evo 4G - black (Sprint)
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Sprint Flash

Sprint Flash
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Price $49 to $59 at 2 stores $0 to $79 at 2 stores $36 to $99 at 2 stores $37 at 1 store $9 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 73 reviews 2.5 stars out of 8 reviews 4.0 stars out of 523 reviews 3.5 stars out of 8 reviews 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date October 07, 2010 January 09, 2012 June 04, 2010 February 15, 2011 November 13, 2012
The Bottom Line The LG Optimus S is an affordable yet full-featured Android smartphone for Sprint, but we did wish the call quality were better. Although many of its features still won't be available by the time it hits stores, the LG Viper is a reliable, environmentally conscious device with an excellent camera. The HTC Evo 4G is easily Sprint's best smartphone and one of today's top Android devices. It also shows the promise of 4G, which will grow as Sprint's WiMax network expands, but until there's broader 4G coverage, it's hard to agree with the mandatory premium data add-on fee. The HTC Incredible S might not impress the tech enthusiast crowd, but it works as a midtier Android smartphone, offering some nice improvements over its predecessor. With the 12-megapixel Sprint Flash, ZTE attempts to break new ground in features, but the Flash is a poor choice both as a phone and as a camera.

Basic specs

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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
Info unavailable WiMAX
CDMA2000 1X
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
CDMA2000 1X
Weight 4.6 oz
5 oz
6.2 oz
4.78 oz
4.5 oz
Talk time Up to 300 min
Info unavailable Info unavailable Up to 580 min
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Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11
Bluetooth
WiMAX
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Service Provider Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel
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Sprint Nextel
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Info unavailable Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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