There is now another Android phone from Cricket. There are still many reasons to get a flashed phone, but this is a step in the right direction.

Pricing is after web only discount ($20) and mail in offer ($50).


https://account.mycricket.com/myaccount/rebates.php




Let's compare some specs with the other Android models Cricket currently offers...

Optimus C vs Huawei Ascend vs Sanyo Zio


Processor Speed: 600mhz / 600mhz / 600mhz
Operating System: 2.2 / 2.1 / 2.2 (recently updated)
Screen Resolution: 480x320 / 480x320 / 800x480
Screen Size: 3.2" / 3.5" / 3.5"
Camera Resolution: All 3.2 mp and no LED flash
Keyboard: All on screen
Battery Capacity: 1500mah / 1500mah / 1130mah
Claimed Talk Time: 420 min / 210 min / 360 min
Claimed Standby Time: 336 hrs / 300 hrs / 312 hrs
MicroSD Support (up to): 32gb / 16gb / 32gb

The Optimus C is Cricket's first smartphone from LG. With a 3.2” HVGA touch-screen, WiFi capability, 3G Real Web Browsing, the Optimus has lots of great smartphone features. Cricket’s third Android smartphone includes features like a 3.2MP camera/camcorder, MP3 player/microSD slot, virtual QWERTY keyboard, and more! The Optimus is a fully featured Android smartphone with an Android 2.2 OS and a 600 mhz processor. This smartphone gives customers access to over 100,000 apps on the Android market as well as great Google apps like YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search and more.

Phone Features

Video Phone Yes
Camera Phone Yes
Music Player Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Mobile Web Yes
WiFi Access Yes
Vibrate Alert Yes
Touch Screen Yes
3G Yes
Tri-band Yes
Smartphone Yes
Operating System Android 2.2

Cricket Services Supported

Text and Picture Messaging Yes
Real Web Browsing Yes
MyBackup Yes

Preloaded Content

Cricket Storefront Yes
Demo Games Yes

Voice

Speakerphone Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Stereo Bluetooth Enabled Yes

Messaging

SMS Yes
MMS Yes

Camera

Resolution 3.2 megapixel
Zoom Yes

Music

Supported Music Formats AAC, AAC+, WMA, MP3
Dedicated Music Player Yes

Memory

Removable Memory Format microSD
Storage Capacity Up to 32GB

Battery

Battery Type Lithium-ion
Capacity 1500 mAh
Standby Time Up to 336 hours
Talk Time Up to 420 minutes

Productivity

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator Yes
Contact Directory Yes

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions (H x W x D) 4.57 x 2.22 x 0.625 inches
Weight (w/standard battery) 5.39 oz
Keypad Style Onscreen Keyboard
Form Factor Touch bar
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Data Port USB 2.0 (micro)
Colors Silver

Main Display

Resolution 480 x 320
Screen Type 3.2" HVGA

General

Language English/Spanish
E911 Yes
TTY / TTD Yes
HAC Rating M4/T3
Warranty 1 Year

Wireless Network Capability

Technology CDMA
Mode Tri-Band
Data Transfer Speed 1x and 3G

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Source:
http://www.mycricket.com/cell-phones/details/lg-optimus