Summary: The LG Optimus One P500 is a budget Android phone which offers a 3.2 inch display, Android 2.2 Froyo, a 600 MHz processor and 419 MB RAM. It is priced very well and has a stylish design. But should you buy one?
Excerpt: LG revealed back in July that it will launch ten smartphones in a newly-coined Optimus line by year-end. For now it looks like an even mix of Android and WP7 devices will be in it, and LG will be topping it off with a dual-core smartphone, and a Honeycomb-running tablet.
Pros: Almost stock, fluid Android 2.2 experience, Pleasant design, Rich video codecs support
Cons: Stuttering browser, Pictures appear slightly out of focus
Summary: Build Quality and Ergonomics Solidly built, the phone has a hefty feel at 129 grams - slightly on the heavier side looking at its size. The black rubberized plastic body has metal trimming along the edge, which also comprises the microUSB port at the bottom of the phone, the volume rocker on the...
Pros: Responsive touchscreen, Value for money (Froyo out of the box), Surprisingly speedy
Summary: LG’s latest tryst with Android is the Optimus One, which boasts of the latest Android OS but is pretty conventional in terms of looks. It’s a bar phone and the front panel adorns a 3.2 inch 256K colour screen, below which we have the three hardware keys holding four functions.
Summary: All in all, the LG Optimus One is something of a standout budget Android device. It has many features that a lot the competition lack, such as Android 2.2, instead of merely 2.1, a capacitive touchscreen and an absolute shed-load of storage and all for under £200.
Pros: Good screen, Android 2.2, decent build quality, lots of storage, capacitive touchscreen
Cons: Bit plasticky, alphanumeric keypad in portrait mode
Excerpt: The good news for anyone on a budget is that you no longer need deep pockets to benefit from a decent range of web, app and email features on a smartphone. LG is famed for its smartphones in the low to mid-price range and in the Optimus One it has produced one of its most capable Android phones -...
Pros: Very decent set of features including sat-nav with voice control and directions; good-value handset; wonderful email facilities, in particular Gmail
Cons: Web pages are disappointing on the low-res display; cheap-looking design; disappointing software