Conclusion: Although we liked the monolithic stylings of the Optimus Black, it may not be to everyone’s tastes and may attract jeers of being, 'just another iPhone clone.' But the Optimus Black is a solid smartphone, and it gives a solid performance across apps, email, internet and phone-calls. It may not stand up against fastest smartphone, given the recent batch of dual-core smartphones; there’s no HDMI-out, no full high-definition video recorder.
Conclusion: Тhe LG Optimus Black is a decent smartphone that stands out with its wonderful 4-inch NOVA display and its slim waistline of 9.2 millimeters – features that the manufacturer has put most of its efforts into. It can be the perfect device for you if you do not insist on having the latest, most powerful, dual-core boasting smartphone on the market, but rather prefer using a slim Android device that will be a pleasure to look at and at the same time prove to be quite...
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
Excerpt: The LG Optimus Black is a candybar smartphone featuring a 4-inch, 400 x 800 pixel resolution touchscreen display, a 5MP camera with LED flash and an additional 2MP front-facing camera (for video calling), video record, MP3 player, along with native apps for Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. The LG Optimus Black offers A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI, DLNA and a 3.5mm headset jack.
Excerpt: The LG Optimus Black is a smartly designed Google Android phone that features a nice-looking display, a simple and clean user interface, and battery life that would make some far-more-expensive smartphones envious.
Summary: The Optimus Black is a solid smartphone, but one that might get lost amongst the competition. The NOVA display is great outdoors, but many will find that it's a feature they will not often need.
Pros: Good smartphone experience, Nice tweaks in LG Android UI, Great battery life
Cons: Average camera only, A few too many gimmicks, No HDMI
Excerpt: About six months back, I was suffering from a serious case of Android fatigue. There were almost a dozen mid-range Android phones waiting in the wings to be reviewed and there was virtually nothing to separate them from each other. Not that these phones were bad; they just all appeared to take the same middle-of-the-road approach which left them undistinguishable.