Excerpt: This is the second LG smartphone running the Android platform and it seems that the Korean manufacturer doesn't want to be in the spotlights with their Android devices. LG GT540 is just another low-budget smartphone, that follows the first LG try on the Google's OS, the LG GW620 launched in November 2009.
Pros: The positive aspect of the device is that it's a very cheap Android smartphone, that includes a wide range of features, some of them also specific to high-end smartphone. I would enlist here: HSDPA support, accelerometer for auto screen rotate, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and GPS receiver, hot-swappable microSD card slot (supporting card with capacity of up to 16GB), SNS (Social Networking Services) integration, DivX/XviD video support, Stereo FM radio with RDS, excellent music ...
Cons: I think the resistive touchscreen could be much better, even for an entry-level device, but this is not really a downside if you have never used a smartphone with capacitive touch display. The only negative aspect is the fact that the display is not eligible under the sunlight. Other small downsides of the phone could be: lack of Flash support for the web browser, no voice dialing, as well as the low quality video recording feature. Sales Package LG GT540 Optimus smar...
Summary: One of the big news stories for 2010 is the continued growth of Android powered devices.The LG Optimus GT540 HVGA (320 x 480) 3-inch Android handset is finally entering the Android 2.x stage which might be a big step forward to the owners from Donut.It is a product that is designed to be an introduction to touchscreen based smartphones for consumers, which would indicate an accessible price, especially for the prepay market where smartphone penetration is still rather...
Cons: Wifi, Bluetooth 2.1, quad-band GSM/EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, HSUPA, microSD / microSDHC card support, FM radio with RDS, Auto-integration of Facebook, Twitter, Bebo accounts, 3-megapixel camera with no flash, runs on Android 1.6 version, no Flash support for web browser
Summary: With so many Android devices available, we have to admit feeling a little overwhelmed whenever another Android device makes its way into our labs. Take the LG Optimus GT540 as an example. The company's second Android phone is just one of many Android devices that have reached our market, some of which are armed with features that heavily outclass the Optimus. But for every feature, there's an associated cost, and the Optimus does well to put things into balance.
Summary: The LG Optimus GT540 is a Google Android phone aimed at first-time smartphone buyers. Possessing a stylish design and capable of DivX and Xvid video playback, the LG Optimus represents good value for money, but it is let down by a mediocre touchscreen.
Summary: I had no complaints about the reception quality of the LG Optimus during the test period. The speech quality during phone conversations is not bad; the speaker volume is good, there is some reserve for the noisy settings there. The loudspeaker is actually not that loud, which is compensated for by very clear standard ringer tones. Hence if you don't want to miss an incoming call, you'd better pick a standard tune.
Summary: LG’s entry level Android-based handset — the Optimus GT540 — has been on the Australian market for a few months now. At first glance its sleek exterior makes it an attractive option for the fashion-conscious. However, in general we find it hard to recommend anyone buy this handset, due to an extremely frustrating touch screen that does not respond well to user input. Buyer beware!
Summary: This is an ideal handset for someone that wants social networking support, games and web access, but not a smartphone — any users thinking they’re getting a smartphone on the cheap with the LG Optimus will be sadly disappointed
Pros: Good looking, well designed, nice screen, good storage
Cons: Dated OS, poor camera resolution, no flash, resistive touchscreen, UI lag