Conclusion: The LG Optimus One is one of the most affordable Android 2.2 phones available right now, but all in all is a fairly average mid-range phone. If you want an inexpensive phone that can effectively double as a sat-nav and a music player then the Optimus One will satisfy. But we found that for browsing the web, checking social networks on the go and taking pictures it’s not so great.
Summary: LG's been putting out touch screen phones for a long time, but has yet to pull off a proper success in the amazingly competitive machine view. Its Optimus GT540 was a poor attempt at making a stylish and original phone, and ultimately ruined by a terrible resistive touch screen. Meanwhile, the GW620 was a perfectly adequate performer, but hardly thrilling when put up against, well, anything else.
Excerpt: LG's latest Android handset, the Optimus One, follows on from the original Optimus GT540, which at the time of review was far too expensive and ran an out-of-date version of Android. The Optimus One runs Android 2.2 and is available for half the price of the GT540, but otherwise has a similar specification - a 3.2in, 320x480-pixel screen and a 3-megapixel camera. It's also available on contract as well as prepay.