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Virgin Mobile presents an alternative to how most cell phone carriers conduct business. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint all offer the latest and greatest handsets, and oftentimes for dirt-cheap prices. The downside is that you're locked into a lengthy contract to obtain one of those dope, new phones. These agreements are what allows such devices, which in reality are quite expensive, to be served up for such a seemingly low or nonexistent asking price. While the phone's full price is essentially subsidized you're actually paying full price throughout the course of your contract.Often or not, when that time is up, the phone has long been paid off, and all money from that point forward is going directly going into your carrier's pockets with no real bonus to the consumer. Enter Virgin Mobile, which offers phones with no strings attached, meaning no contract necessary. But because the prices of their devices are not subsidized, they must be paid in full and up front. Which is why most of the offerings are not the current, feature rich devices that the big guys use to attract business.
In early 2011, Virgin Mobile released an entry-level, competitively priced Android device known as the LG Optimus V. Save for a few cosmetic changes, the V was similar to the all the other Optimuses (Optimii?) released during that time, like the T, S, and M. If you were fond of the Optimus V's specs and commitment-free plan, but prefer a tactile keyboard to go with your flying fingers, the V's second iteration, the LG Optimus Slider, may be worth considering. Other than the keyboard and a slightly faster processor, however, it isn't that much different from the V. It still boasts the same 3.2-inch touch screen and 3.2-megapixel camera as before, though it's priced at $179.99. The bulky LG Optimus Slider measures 4.53 inches tall by 2.32 inches wide by 0.58 inch thick. And at 5.11 ounces, it's a heavyweight. I could stuff into the back pocket of my jeans, but it was a snug fit. On the left side are a volume rocker and a Micro-USB port with a small cover. Up top are a sleep/power button and the 3.5mm headphone jack. To the left is a shortcut camera button that'll open the camera app when the display is on and the phone is unlocked.
The LG Optimus Slider ($199.99) is an average, low-end Android smartphone. It has good voice quality and a roomy QWERTY keyboard, but it's certainly not going to thrill Android geeks. Factor in Virgin Mobile's low-cost service plans starting at $35 per month, though, and it's worth talking about. Although this isn't a four-star phone when compared to options on other carriers, it's the best keyboarded smartphone for Virgin, and that makes worthy of it our Editors' Choice award. Design, Call Quality, and Plans The Optimus Slider measures 4.5 by 2.3 by 0.6 inches (HWD) and weighs 5.5 ounces. It's a bit bulky, in part because of the large keyboard. It's made of dark gray plastic, with a soft touch back cover. The 3.2-inch, 320-by-480 pixel capacitive touch screen is bright enough, though it could certainly benefit from higher resolution. But it's fine for most tasks, and compatible with most of the apps in the Android Market. There are four physical function keys beneath the display, and the phone slides open to reveal a four-row QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard is comfortable and roomy with large, well-separated plastic keys. Typing long messages is easy on the Slider. The Slider is a dual-band EV-DO Rev. A (850/1900 MHz) device with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi support.
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