Excerpt: Dressed in a sleek black shell LG’s Optimus Black exudes poise and quite a bit of sex appeal. Taking its cue from big brother, the Optimus 2X, this lower end variant just could do better. After putting it to the test, here’s what I have to say. Form FactorIt’s a good looking piece of hardware no doubt, but far from sturdy.
Excerpt: If you asked us to design our ideal Android phone, it might well end up looking like LG's Optimus Black . The handset that was once known under the codename " B " features a clean, elegant and exceedingly thin exterior, which is garnished with a 4-inch IPS display capable of generating 700 nits of brightness.
Pros: Thin and light, Great outdoor visibility, Good camera performance
LG Optimus Black P970 review: Style and substance for the new LG Optimus Black
22 September 2011
Excerpt: At the CES 2011, alongside numerous gadgets and smartphones, LG presented it's latest project: Optimus Black, an Android-based smart phone, bringing some impressive specs to the table. The phone is by far one of the coolest ever made by LG, impressing the audience with bright display, which is nicknamed 'Nova' and by measuring just over 9mm thick, being one of the thinnest phones out there.
Conclusion: The LG Optimus Black may have a few drawback such as its poor build quality and bad battery life but overall I feel that for the price it’s simply an amazing device. A fast processor and an amazing screen is what sets this device out from the rest of its single core rivals; all I wish is that LG will update the software to Android 2.3 meaning it can bask in the full glory of the latest Android software.
LG Optimus Black Review – NOVA Display Is Pure Awesomeness
5 August 2011
Conclusion: If you're attached to the LG brand and don't have the budget to purchase the Optimus 2X, the Optimus Black is a decent alternative. In fact, it's the only alternative for the moment, if you don't prefer Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform. The Optimus Black is an all-rounder with some pluses for the amazing NOVA display and stylish design.
Pros: Obviously, the strong point of the phone is the NOVA display, along with the elegant look. However, this is not everything that the phone can offer. I would also like to mention the LG Home launcher 2.0 and Gesture UI 2.0 that adds a personal touch to the stock Android Froyo interface, the DivX/XviD video support, as well as Wi-Fi Direct technology.
Cons: The most disappointing aspect of the phone is by far the audio quality. In addition, the mediocre camera and the out-dated operating system may also be among the negatives.
The LG Optimus Black: Is it really worth it – review
16 July 2011
Excerpt: Overview While the sleek and elegant design of the extra-thin LG Optimus Black is just one of the features recommending this gadget, the truth is that it is merely the tip of the iceberg. The Optimus Black is packed with a great number of innovations in key aspects such as Wi-Fi data transfer, multimedia capture and playback, as well as a powerful accumulator and a G menu navigation key.
LG Optimus Black – uber slim design and a very energy efficient display – user review
25 June 2011
Excerpt: LG is definitely on a roll with their Optimus line of smartphones this year, announcing quite a few new models that look better than anything they’ve released in the previous 2 years combined. The most popular of them is of course, the Optimus 2X, the first dual core smartphone in the world, but there’s another high end model which looks very interesting and deserves more attention than it seemingly gets: the Optimus Black.
Summary: The LG Optimus Black offers up the sort of specs that where considered high-end in 2010. The advent of dual core devices, higher resolution displays and cameras has created a superphone category – occupied by the sibling LG Optimus 2X for example – leaving the Optimus Black to slot into a sub high-end position.
Pros: The brightest display on a smartphone today, Very slim profile, Excellent sound quality
Cons: Offers weak hardware for its price range, Comes with Froyo instead of Gingerbread
Summary: There is no complaint regarding the communication quality. Ringtones are loud, but a vibro can be missed at times. The sound is good during the conversation as well. Interlocutors will always hear you well.
The model seems to be nice despite some stability issues. They are not vital for the majority of users. Some amends can be made if you give up on preinstalled Facebook and Twitter clients.