Straight Talk is offering LG L85C AKA "LG Optimus Black" and we wanted to put together the features this CDMA Android has to offer and how it measures up against the LG Optimus 2x (NET10 or Straight Talk). Since the LG Optimus 2x stirred up so much attention and got so many people interested, we can't help wanting to use it as the measuring stick weather it's a good idea or not. It seems the Optimus 2x is off the table as an option but there is a new option: LG Optimus Black.
|Feature||LG L95G Optimus 2x||LG L85C Optimus Black||Winner|
|Size||4.88 x 2.49 x 0.43||4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4||LG Optimus Black|
About 16 days
|Up to 8 days||LG Optimus 2x|
|Battery Talk time||7.83 hours||Up to 5 hours||LG Optimus 2x|
|HDMI output||Yes||No||LG Optimus 2x|
|Processor Speed||1GHz Dual Core||1GHz single||LG Optimus 2x|
|Network Speed||4g||3g||LG Optimus 2x|
|Gravity Sensor/Tilt and Shake||Yes||Yes||Tied|
|Smart Share||Yes||No||LG Optimus 2x|
|Weight||4.9 ounces||3.9 ounces||LG Optimus Black|
|Screen size||4 inches||4 inches||Tied|
|Camera MP||8MP||5MP||LG Optimus 2x|
|Price||Not for Sale||$329.99||LG Optimus Black|
Hands down, the LG Optimus 2x is a better phone but we put this together because folks were wondering if it was still worth getting the LG Optimus Black and if you're using the LG Optimus 2x as a comparison, the answer is a resounding no! The LG Optimus Black is not on the same level of the LG Optimus 2x so this would be like comparing Jordan and Muggsy Bogues. Bogues was an amazing player and he had skills and passion but he was no Jordan. For those that don't like basketball, this would be like comparing apples and oranges, both are fruit but completely different.
The Optimus Black kicks the LG Optimus 2x's ass when it comes to looks though and it has a more modern sexy look but when it comes to performance, the Optimus 2x wins hands down, no question about it and if anyone says otherwise, they just want to sell you something. What you do get with the LG Optimus Black is a great mid to high end Android Smartphone mixed together with the service from Straight Talk and a NO CONTRACT marriage. You get all the benefits of an Android without the worry of having a contract, credit check, deposit, bla bla bla that the other guys want you to get. Best part, Straight Talk is offering free overnight shipping so you can have your phone tomorrow!
The honest truth is the LG Optimus Black is not an LG Optimus 2x. It is a fast CDMA phone that will probably work with either Sprint or Verizon, so please check your service and ask others that have either Sprint and Verizon in your area since your service will be just like theirs. Good luck!