LG Vortex VS660 review: Verizon Spin

posted at 02 May 2011 by Josh

The third member of the U.S. family, the LG Vortex, is available from Verizon and, although it dropped the Optimus nametag, the smartphone is essentially Verizon's version of the LG Optimus T from T-Mobile and the LG Optimus S from Sprint. It has mostly the same specifications, being billed as an entry-level Android smartphone.

LG Vortex front

However, Verizon has added Bing search and Bing maps, so, you can forget about using Google as an option.

What is in the box:

- LG Vortex VS660
- 2GB microSD card
- USB cable/AC adapter.
- Quick user guide and warranty leaflets

The Verizon Vortex retains the overall feel of the Optimus One and features the same responsive 3.2” 320x480 pixels display as the rest of the line. It is definitely a good display, with enough brightness for an entry level handset. The left side of the phone features a microSD slot and the right side houses the volume rocker.

LG Vortex review front

Its power button and the 3.5mm headphone jack are to be found at the top of the phone, while the charging and data port is at the bottom. The battery cover is coated in soft touch plastic with the 3.2 megapixel camera and speaker situated near the top.

The LG Vortex (like the other Optimus One phones) feels very good in the hand, with a lot of grip, and slides easily into the pocket.

LG Vortex held in hand