LG Optimus Elite

If you're looking to get in on a budget friendly Android device that also packs a little punch, Virgin Mobile USA has now opened the doors on their pre-orders of the LG Optimus Elite. Available on May 15th for only $150, the LG Optimus Elite will be the first device in the Virgin Mobile USA lineup to launch with both Google Wallet and NFC enabled. As for the specs, here is what you'll be getting:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 3.5-inch touchscreen
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 5MP rear-facing camera

Looking to grab one for yourself or someone in your family? Check out the source link below to head on over to the Virgin Mobile USA pre-order site. Plus, don't forget to have a look at our previous hands-on with the device.

Source: Virgin Mobile USA


    Reader comments

    Virgin Mobile USA now taking pre-orders for the LG Optimus Elite


    This is why I wish I lived somewhere. All I can get for prepaid is shitty AT&T and Verizon. At least AT&T is reasonably affordable for prepaid but the phone selection sucks compared to Virgin Mobile...

    You can get a Straight talk sim card from straighttalksim.com .. It runs on AT&T's network (or tmobile if you chose) And you can use ANY GSM phone that has AT&T bands (most of them) Theres no better selection then that :D. and its $45 for "Unlimited" everything. Im running a Galaxy S II i9100 on it, and my mom has a Sony Xperia Arc S on it , both work fine.

    For those who want to keep their $25 plan, I guess that's the only upgrade possible. I will pass.
    The HTC 3D will come after May 27th forcing to switch to the $35 plan.

    why would they even announce this at the same time as the Evo V? who is the market for this? people who feel like they want a Optimus V with Google Wallet?

    New customers who just want a low end android phone, that probably would have got the optimus v when signing up if this didnt come around.. Or current customers with Dumb/feature phones who want a low end smartphone to upgrade to. There is a market for this. And the Evo V is $299 well this is $150 and will probably be found for $120 at radioshack etc.

    Google Wallet on a pre-paid phone.

    Sprint's and it's subsidiaries are making NFC a big reality.

    This is just what Google Wallet needed. Being first to market with a wide range of devices is good for market saturation.

    OK, seriously?...............seriously?............SERIOUSLY?!?!?! Apple go after Samsung when LG does this? Really Apple. Sore losers.

    Pre-orders? WHY??? I mean, this phone will probably sell well for what it is, but it's definitely no pre-order material. We can wait until it is available to buy it.