Straight Talk LG Optimus Quest CDMA Android 2.3 Full Review

The LG Optimus Quest (model LG L46C) is an interesting phone in that it does not really offer anything new to the Straight Talk Android line up. In fact, this is of the older Optimus designs since it has the oval corners as opposed to the square corners found on the newer Optimuses. The phone comes with the tried and true Android 2.3 which is nothing new to Straight Talk. Additionally, the phone is of the entry level variety with the slower 800mhz processor. It’s a bit unusual that they are offering this phone since they introduced the LG Optimus Extreme which comes with Android 4.0 and offers superior performance yet costs the same. Check Optimus Quest Availability in you Area

Hardware and Features

Hardware and feature wise, the LG Optimus Quest is a prototypical entry level phone. It offers you an 800mhz processor found in just about every other entry level Straight Talk Android. I found performance to be quite average and not much different than some of the lesser expensive phones since it comes with Android 2.3 out of the box. The positives are that it does have a Gorilla Glass screen compared to the plastic screens usually found on entry level devices. The camera is another bright spot since it hasĀ  5mp of resolution with led flash which is about the highest you will find on a Straight Talk device of this caliber.

Technology and Coverage Area

The Optimus Quest is CDMA so Straight Talk will use either Verizon or Sprint. Signal quality is very good.

Aesthetics and Appearance

I want to talk about the aesthetics of the phone because despite the entry level nature, it does look quite nice. Though it is of the older oval Optimus design, I found it to be quite an attractive phone, particularly the carbon fiber look where the capactive touch Android buttons are found. Layout is typical with the volume on the left, charge port on the bottom and 3.5mm headphone jack/power/lock button on top.

Box Contents

The LG Optimus Quest includes the phone (obviously), textured battery cover, battery, data/charge cable, AC plug and manuals. The charge cable plugs into the AC plug so it can also be used as a data cable when the need arises.

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Conclusion

This introduction is a bit disappointing because it doesn’t bring anything new to the Straight Talk Android Optimus line. In fact, this phone is of the older designs evident by the old Android 2.3 out of the box. Overall, the phone isn’t a bad offering, it’s just that it’s nothing really new to look at or play around with. If you’re thinking about this phone, then you would probably be better off spending $50 less and getting one of the entry level phones priced at around $100 such as the Huawei Ascend Y which has pretty much the same specs for $50 less. Now if for some reason you want or need the Gorilla glass feature, you’d be better off spending the extra $30 for the Motorola Defy XT since it has a similar look, much robust specs in the form of a 1ghz processor, same Gorilla Glass feature and water/dust resistance.

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Specs

Straight Talk LG Optimus Quest

Dimensions Height 4.45″ xWidth 2.22″ x Thickness 0.4″
Weight 4 Ounces
Technology CDMA (Verizon or Sprint coverage)
Build Quality Excellent-comes with Gorilla Glass screen
WiFi Yes
Calling Plan Straight Talk $45 Unlimited
Processor 800 mhz
Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread
Form Factor Medium Candybar Touchscreen
Digital Camera 5.0 mega pixels with LED flash
Screen 3.5″ Diagonal capacitive touch
Button Types Capacitive touch
What’s in the Box Optimus Quest, Battery, battery cover, data/charge cable, AC plug, preinstalled 4gb sd card and manuals.
Price $149.99