Most of the coverage for Android goes to big, powerful and expensive mega-machines, but entry-level phones need love too. So we're happy to tell you that LG's Optimus M+ is now available for MetroPCS customers. The mid-range phone was first spotted last month as an upgrade to the original Optimus M, and it's available now for $129 without a contract. It won't wow anyone who's holding out for, say, the Optimus 4X HD, but it looks like a solid smartphone at a reasonable price.
The Optimus M+ gets an upgraded 3.5-inch screen (up from just 3.2 on the original) and since MetroPCS isn't saying what the resolution is, we'll guess 480x320 as in the previous leak. Shutterbugs can get some decent shots with the 5MP camera and included LED flash, though there's no front-facing camera. Internal storage is limited to just 2.8GB, so it's a good thing that the phone comes with a MicroSD card slot.
The Optimus M+ is running LG's customized flavor of Gingerbread on an 800mhz processor, and no, you shouldn't hold out for an Ice Cream Sandwich update any time this decade. And one more thing: MetroPCS' website claims that the Optimus M+ has a 3200mAh battery - just a little smaller than the gigantic battery in the DROID RAZR MAXX. That's probably a typo. The phone also has access to Rhapsody Unlimited on MetroPCS' $60 a month unlimited data. talk and text plan.