Conclusion: As a calling 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 1500mAh 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
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.
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.
Excerpt: The smartphone market is growing at such an incredible rate - but only at the more expensive end. Those looking to take the plunge into the world of apps and touchscreens on a budget have had very little to play with - but now that’s starting to change.
LG Optimus One review: A responsive touchscreen and the latest version of the Android OS make the LG Optimus One great value for money
Good Gear Guide.au
15 June 2011
Summary: The LG Optimus One may well be the best budget Android smartphone on the Australian market. A responsive capacitive touchscreen and the latest version of the Android OS combined with decent physical hardware make it great value for money.
Pros: Low price, Good screen and design, Latest version of Android
Cons: Thin volume keys, No Flash support, Mediocre camera
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 Optimus One was a big seller for LG in 2010, and one of the most successful budget Android lines. The LG Optimus One P500 update offers a 3.2in touchscreen display, but sensibly also touts hardware buttons for basic forward, back and zoom in and out functions.
Excerpt: The LG Optimus One (P500) is an affordable Android smartphone looking to capture the hearts of those who can’t stretch to the likes of an HTC Desire HD or Samsung Galaxy S. It brings with it the latest iteration of Google’s Android operating system - Android 2.2 - in a compact form factor.
Pros: LG's tinkering isn't too aggressive, Android 2.2, smartphone features at an affordable price
Cons: Low resolution display, camera performance isn't anything to get excited about, flex in the display centre means the capacitive display behaves more like a resistive one