LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile) comparison

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LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile)

LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile)
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LG Optimus F3

LG Optimus F3
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Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE (Sprint)

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE (Sprint)
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Virgin Mobile Awe

Virgin Mobile Awe
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HTC One

HTC One
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Price $63 at 1 store $78 to $259 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.7 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 148 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews
Release date February 01, 2011 June 14, 2013 September 16, 2012 September 10, 2013 April 19, 2013
The Bottom Line The LG Optimus V is a great entry-level Android smartphone if you want to go the prepaid route. If you’re looking for a compact Android handset, the LG Optimus F3 will satisfy prepaid customers. As an on-contract phone, however, look to other free smartphones that are better. The Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE is a good Android choice, but for the same price, the LG Viper gives you greater camera power. If you're in need of a low-cost prepaid phone, the Awe will satisfy, but if you want a quick-moving phone, move on. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.98 W/Kg
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Cellular technology CDMA2000 1X
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Weight 4.7 oz
Info unavailable 4.2 oz
4.4 oz
5.04 oz
Talk time Up to 450 min
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Wireless Interface IEEE 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
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IEEE 802.11
Bluetooth
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Service Provider Virgin Mobile
Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel
Virgin Mobile
AT&T
Band / mode CDMA2000 1X 1900
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