Straight Talk Android LG Optimus Q Prepaid Slider Cell Phone

By | November 27, 2012

Straight Talk Android LG Optimus Q Prepaid Slider Cell Phone is provided by Straight Talk Phone has great features and works well. The plan from Straight Talk is one of the best values that I have seen for phone service. The one downside is that the manual provided is not very detailed, so I find myself having questions and nothing to reference. For example, when typing with the physical keyboard, the apparent fn key, which allows one to type the numbers, is only good for one type, and then it goes back to letters until you punch it again. This seems extremely silly, but i can’t seem to find the way to keep it in number/symbol mode until i wish to go back.

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 Straight Talk Android LG Optimus Q Prepaid Slider Features

  • CDMA Network, Android OS: Gingerbread Android version 2.3.4, 800mhz Processor
  • 4.5″ x 2.3″ x 0.6″ Dimensions, 3.2 Megapixels Camera Resolutions, Speakerphone
  • v 2.0 Bluetooth, Touch Screen (Slide out QWERTY keyboard), Micro USB
  • 3.2″ Screen, Batter Life: Up to 7hrs talk time, Up to 10 days stand by
  • 4 GB Card Included

Straight Talk Android LG Optimus Q Prepaid Slider is awesome and the straight talk plan is so far awesome too. That being said the battery life is kinda lame especially if you find yourself in a location with no signal. When phones try to locate signals they gobble up battery life. So you must looking for some extra batteries.

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Overall Straight Talk Android LG Optimus Q is pretty good and seems to function well. The main issue is that the Straight Talk Android Optimus Q Smartphones are ported to work on the Sprint Network (I’m told) which doesn’t offer near the same coverage as Straight Talk’s non-smartphones which use the Verizon network coverage. I checked Sprint Coverage map & it seems as long as she’s driving on a major Interstate corridor or in a larger metro area, coverage is good. It’s when she drives to smaller communities off interstate that things get spotty, especially in NW Louisiana or East Texas. And what is surprising is her company is based in Dallas, TX at the Dallas Market Center which is a huge bldg off I-35/Stemmons. 4 to 6 times a year she attends the seasonal retail markets as a rep and works the showrooms where all reps get text msgs on their cells from clients coming in for sales appts. Well any rep with Sprint Network don’t get calls or texts unless they walk out in the hall and stand near one of just a few windows to get reception. Sales reps with AT&T or Verizon don’t have this issue.

 PROS:

  • Straight Talk has been a fairly reliable service for me. This phone runs off the Sprint network, so you should check out their coverage and service before purchasing.
  • The phone is sleek and well built.
  • Fairly fast, although probably slower than a more advanced smart phone. Still, for the price and the fact that you don’t have a contract, it’s easy to deal with the rare times the phone hangs up.
  • Simple to set up the phone, not only with Straight Talk, but also with the Google Play store.
  • Includes very nice Google audio search that actually works quite well. You can call and text people using this feature as well.
  • The slide-out QWERTY keyboard is a lifesaver for someone, who does not particularly like to hunt and peck on the virtual keyboard.

CONS:

  • Straight Talk Android LG Optimus Q only has 215 MB (yes, MB!) of usable internal memory. Although it comes with a 4GB mini SD card, not all apps can be installed to the card, so you will run out of space VERY QUICKLY if you love apps as much as I do. If you buy the case I mentioned above, it makes getting the back off the phone pretty hard sometimes.
  • Every so often the phone totally freezes up on me and I can’t get it to restart. I end up having to open the back of the phone, take out the battery, and reinsert it to get the phone to work.
  • The camera is TERRIBLE. Awful. It’s passable when taking a picture of something at a fair distance, but shots are almost always blurry when taken from up close. There is also no flash on this camera.
  • A lot of times, my wireless connection goes away and the phone reverts to 3G. This doesn’t happen on any of my other wireless devices, so I can only assume it’s the phone. I usually have to reconnect the wireless manually to get the phone to use the wireless again. This can be really, really annoying sometimes.
  • In addition to the above, many times my wireless simply will not work at all and the 3G will not automatically kick in as a backup. The wireless has a signal and SHOULD be working, but instead of green (meaning the wireless is good), the wireless symbol is white, which means it isn’t connecting properly. This is another issue that never happens on my other wireless devices.

However, Straight Talk Android LG Optimus Q Prepaid Slider is over $100 cheaper at walmart.com. In fact, WalMart, who sells Straight Talk, usually sells the phone for $199. Get it there.