Conclusion: As a device, the LG Optimus One functions decently, with clear voices in the earspeaker. Our callers said they were unable to hear us very distinctly, and the volume output was a tad low. The handset has a generous which lasts 7.5 hours in 3G mode, according to the manufacturer. What we saw in the LG Optimus One is a set of features, which match the asking price – nice capacitive touchscreen, smooth interface, various codecs support, and pleasant design.
Pros: Almost stock, fluid Android 2.2 experience, Pleasant design, Rich video codecs support
Cons: Stuttering browser, Pictures appear slightly out of focus
Summary: Among the low/mid-range Android devices in the market, the LG Optimus One P500 stands out for its up-to-date OS (Froyo), snappy performance, and bundled apps. Full-featured, the only real compromises a buyer has to make for getting Android 2.2 at roughly Rs. 13,000 are the relatively low resolution camera (3MP without flash) and the lack of free Office document editing.
Pros: Responsive touchscreen, Value for money (Froyo out of the box), Surprisingly speedy
Excerpt: Android devices are becoming really affordable these days and the choices are getting harder to make all the time. But a low price tag doesn’t mean you’ll always get the best functionality for your buck. So naturally when the LG P500 aka Optimus One came in looking all slick and stylish, I put it through the test as I for one, never judge a book by its cover. Here’s a closer look. Form Factor The Optimus One really is a sleek looking handset.
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
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. The extreme left one gives access to the settings menu; in the centre on a single key are the home and back key; the search key is on the right.
Excerpt: There are more fancy phones around, but the Optimus One is a budget price handset with some advanced specs hiding behind its plastic chassis The Optimus One boasts one of the best touch-screens from LG, and with Android 2.2 it is easy to find your way around and it's touch-friendly It may be cheap, but there's still a decent selection of features, plus great sat-nav, an excellent touch-screen and it can stand in as a Wi-Fi hotspot too A decent three-megapixel camera...
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
Excerpt: The LG Optimus One is described by LG as a great choice for first-time smartphone users. In this writer's opinion, the Optimus One deserves a better lead than that. Let's break it down. The LG Optimus One is an Android-powered candybar that offers a 3.2 inch, 320 x 480 pixel capacitive display which, while not top tier, is certainly capable, large and easy on the eyes.