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LG Optimus Slider VM701 - Black (Virgin Mobile) Smartphone

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LG Optimus Slider VM701 Android Camera CDMA Phone Virgin Mobile (BLK, C Stock)
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The smart LG Optimus Slider runs on the 2G network of CDMA 1900/800 and 3G network of CDMA 2000 1xEV-DO. The 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen of this GPS-enabled LG smartphone offers a vibrant display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The full QWERTY keyboard of the LG Optimus Slider lets you access emails and social networking sites like Facebook and Picassa with ease. This LG CDMA phone is powered by Android 2.3 OS Gingerbread which allows easy access to all Google apps. Access Wi-Fi hotspots to download thousands of apps, games, wallpapers and more on this Wi-Fi-enabled LG smartphone. The 3 MP camera of this LG CDMA phone lets you capture great quality images and videos. The LG Optimus Slider also offers a long battery life with 3 hours and 40 minutes talk-time and 288 hours of standby time. Other features include a 32 GB memory expansion, Bluetooth connectivity, music player, video player and preloaded games.

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Product Identifiers
BrandLG
CarrierVirgin Mobile
Family LineLG Optimus
ModelSlider VM701
UPC836182001562
TypeSmartphone

Key Features
Storage Capacity512 MB
ColorBlack
Network Generation3G
Network TechnologyCDMA / EVDO Rev. A
BandCDMA 1900
StyleSlide
Camera3.2 MP

Memory
Supported Flash Memory CardsMicroSD, MicroSDHC

Battery
Battery Capacity1500 mAh

Display
Diagonal Screen Size3.2 in.

Other Features
Touch ScreenYes
BluetoothYes
Digital CameraYes
GPSYes
QWERTY Physical KeyboardYes
Email AccessYes
Internet BrowserYes
SpeakerphoneYes

eBay Product ID: EPID110698069

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Average review score based on 43 user reviews

91%

of customers recommend this product

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Created: 09/11/12

Favorite phone so far!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

So far this is my favorite phone (Slider or Q, either one). Though I took off one star for battery life, it isn't that bad for an android and charges back fairly quickly. I appreciate the physical keyboard so much that this is the phone I choose even though I have used a phone with a bigger touch screen. Other than a bigger screen, the only thing I would care enough to change about this phone is that I wish the keys were flat and maybe rubberized rather than rounded up in the middle and slick, as their current shape causes my fingernails to slip off. The touch screen is responsive, the keyboard is arranged well overall, the slider feels sturdy, the downloadable apps are great, the camera is good enough, the speed is fine for me...overall I like this phone! And VM plans are a good choice for me.

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Created: 08/13/13

Best option physical keyboard sliderphone for VM Grandfathered plans.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Bought the LG Optimus Slider after my prior LG Rumor2 died from rainwater. This is my 1st smartphone thus far. 7 months of use as of this review date. After my LG Rumor2 no longer functioned I need something similar, but newer. LG Optimus Slider filled the void. My requirements for a phone is that...
1. Able to put in a small pocket
2. QWERTY Slide-out keyboard
3. Not a basic phone
4. Compatible with my Grandfathered VM Beyond Talk Plan.

This had the best reviews of that time of purchase that meet my requirements. 2011 was the year prices for plans increased. phones released after that are not eligible for grandfathered plan. so it was my only best option.

The phone physicals: I have small hands so this is perfect.I never liked the original backplate it slips out of my hand feeling unsecure. i've since replaced it with the back plate that fits a 3rd party optional extended fat battery making it thicker which solved the slipping issue.

OS: Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. 4.3 Jellybean is the current... I can't use apps that require later revisions obviously.

Internal memory is 160mb it's a cheap starter smartphone handset so I expected less. can't put too many apps I like in even if I root it.

Camera is 3.2mp typical mp of bigbrand cameras from 2003-2004
it takes crisp clear pictures at a close distance if not then decent further on. shutter takes too long. physical shutter button doesn't respond most the time. lacks a timer, but there is an app for that.

Battery life in stock condition is pretty poor running on average phone settings. had three stock batteries one came with the phone and two spares. all died within 5 hours of use the 1st day. bought an extended fat battery plus got juice defender app. i got 9 hours of heavy use with the fat battery. stock batteries battery life rose dramatically.

February 5, 2014:
This phone has been through many drops. Still functions as it should. Only the faceplates, and back plates I bought for it broke. Lately am using it as an internet tether for my tablet, and laptop. which is working really great.

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Created: 07/04/13

A good phone if you're on a tight budget but there are better alternatives

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Satisfactory:
-Battery lasts about a day with heavy use
-Runs most apps smoothly
-Touch screen has good response
-Keyboard has nice spacing with keys

Needs improvement:
-Needs LED for flash with photos
-Better camera image quality (images are blurry)
-Old OS
-A little tricky to kill running processes/apps
-Two-piece plastic cases don't fit well and interfere with the sliding of the keyboard

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Created: 12/21/11

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I knew what to expect of the battery life when I was purchasing so I decided to also get an extra battery. Besides that, the phone is awesome. The keyboard is a definite plus for me. The speed of the phone was something I didn't expect but pleasently suprised about. I can handle a million things on this phone, though the number one app I would recommend for download is Juice Defender (like I said, the battery life isn't the best). All in all, I love this phone.

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Created: 03/06/13

Compact but powerful, nice keyboard, no flaws experienced so far.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I originally started my experience with Virgin Mobile using an Optimus V. I have no complaints about how it worked according to the features it had. However, I just couldn't get used to the onscreen touch keyboard. I do a lot of texting, and I got sick of the touchscreen's flakiness. I used all of the major keyboard replacements, to no avail. So I got the Optimus Slider. I couldn't be more happy with it. The unit is barely 2 millimeters thicker than the V, and the keyboard slides out very smoothly. Although the keys aren't discrete plastic components (they're sort of raised bumps in the membrane), they work pretty well even with my big fingers. The only hitch is the top row of keys tends to a bit hard to hit due to the screen being above it. Other than that, this unit is very nice and usable. The screen is bright and looks nice at any angle. It took a root without issue, so I was able to get rid of the bloatware. All in all a great phone for its size and price range.

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