This is Ask-Mommy’s Reviews, reviewing the LG Optimus Zip.Okay so let’s start with I am an Android lover, although I am also a iOS fan/lover. I didn't want just any old phone and I hate having to spend tons of money with T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T or Verizon. I like the $45 a month price tag for unlimited Talk, Text, and Data or as Straight Talk calls it Unlimited Everything Plan. Now on to the phone itself.
LG Optimus Zip ($180.00 price tag):
- Wi-Fi® Connectivity
- Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
- 3.2” Touchscreen
- 3.2 Megapixel Camera/Video Recorder
- Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Connectivity Technology
- GPS Enabled
- 3G Wi-Fi Connectivity
- 4GB Micro SD Card (Included)
- 800MHz Processor
- 7 Home Screens
- MP3 Player (Cable Not Included)
- Proximity Sensor
- Access To Over 450,000 Apps On Google Play
- Gravity Sensor/Tilt And shake
- Hands-Free Speaker
- Voice/Sound recorder
- Vibration Alert
- Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) Rating: M4/T4
- Talk Time: Up to 5 hours
- Standby Time: Up to 7 days
- Includes battery, charger, 4GB Micro SD memory card, activation card, service guide, and user manual
- This phone will ONLY work with the Straight Talk $45/30-Day Unlimited Service Plan or the $60/30-Day Unlimited International Service Plan. Plans are not returnable or refundable
The LG Optimus Zip features the already outdated Gingerbread OS and ICS or Jelly Bean update is out of the question, so most likely this is all you will get. Of course, you can apply a custom ROM anytime, or a beta software but it’s not the same.
There are a few things to consider before buying this phone. One of the things (and this is a big one and the biggest one to consider) is that the internal onboard memory sucks, so most likely you will always have an issue with low memory. Especially with all the updates for the pre-installed Google apps which you can take off even if you don’t use them. But the one way around this issue is to go into your Google play store settings and un-check update automatically and when you get notifications for updates only update the apps you really want, need or use. The go into your phone settings applications, manage applications and uninstall any updates to the apps you don’t care for or use. That is what I did and now I have no issues unless I install a bunch of apps. the second issue I have encountered is the onscreen calibration seems to be sensitive and a bit off. So let’s say your texting someone (and this is just an example) we need toilet paper. When you hit a letter key sometimes it seems to get pressed 3-4 extra times so it may look like we neeeeeeded toillllet paper. Other than those two things, everything seems to be good. Charging the battery if you are at let’s say 15-10 percent of battery life left, doesn't take very long to charge the phone to 100 percent. The estimated time is about 1 hour. At least for me, it is. Charging relatively does not take long at all and is fairly quicker than some other phones I have which I will be reviewing them too.
So there you have it, this is Ask-Mommy’s Reviews (Krysta) with the LG Optimus Zip.