LG Optimus Elite measures 4.6 by 2.5 by 0.4 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.3 ounces. It’s a comfortable size to hold and handle, especially if you aren’t a fan of king-sized phones. The all-plastic construction feels a bit chintzy, but the black, textured back panel and silver plastic surrounding the glass face look fairly innocuous. The 3.5-inch, 480-by-320 pixel capacitive touch screen is fine, but the lower resolution can make for some jagged text. There are four haptic feedback-enabled touch keys beneath the display, and typing felt fine on the phone’s on-screen keyboard. The Elite is a dual-band EV-DO Rev. A (850/1900 MHz) device with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.
The LG Optimus Elite runs Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread). There’s no word yet on whether it will receive an update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The UI is practically stock Android, though LG has added Mobile ID, which allows you to customize your phone with downloadable theme packs from Virgin that include applications, ringtones, wallpapers, and widgets. There are five customizable home screens you can swipe between, which come preloaded with just a few apps and directions for how to use the phone. There’s precious little bloatware, which is a plus.
The Optimus Elite is powered by 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7627A processor, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera comes with an LED flash.
LG Optimus Elite is a 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 & Messaging, puts the LG Optimus Elite a cut above the common smartphone.
With the 3.5 inch touch screen, you can glide though menus and websites and pinch and zoom while your looking at photos or surfing the web. The 5 MP camera with LED flash allows you to snap and share pictures from your phone. Through Polaris Viewer you can view lots of different file types on your phone such as Microsoft Office and PDFs.
The LG Optimus Elite weighs 4.25 ounces and measures 4.5 x 2.47 x 0.39 inches. Its 1520 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 7.2 hours of talk time, and up to 10.5 days of standby time.