When it comes to manufacturing of high end smartphones, LG was never considered in the league of vendors like Samsung, Nokia, HTC etc. But with the launch of LG Optimus One P500, LG has announced its arrival in the intensely competitive smartphone market, particularly when it comes to Android handset. LG Optimus One P500 is a power packed smartphone which uses the Android 2.2 (Froyo) platform.
LG Optimus One P500 happens to be fastest selling phone in the history of the company. Among several other features of the phone, one of the major LG Optimus One P500 features includes the cost-effective price tag associated with it. Read on the LG Optimus One P500 review to know more about the device.
LG Optimus One P500 Design And Looks
LG Optimus One P500 is a compact phone and has a stylish design. The phone has a simple and pleasing look and comes with nice rounded edges. The phone feels solid and comfortable to grip. It is quite heavy weighing 129 grams and the metallic strip of the phone further enhances its looks. The phone measures 113.5 x 59 x 13.3 mm and overall we were impressed by the design and build of the device.
LG Optimus One P500 comes with a 3.2 inches TFT capacitive touch-screen display which is capable of displaying 256K colors of resolution measuring 320×480 pixels. The display is equipped with an accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate and proximity sensor for auto-turn off. The screen responds well to touches, but we were a bit disappointed to find that the phone lacks digital track pad. Lack of analogue input might make a bit difficult to edit texts. The volume control buttons are located on the right side of the phone while the Home, Menu, Back and Search keys can be found below the display.
LG Optimus One P500 Apps
The phone has several built-in apps, such as Facebook and Twitter. Other apps can be downloaded from the Android market. The device has built-in games and you can also download games in the handset. To download LG Optimus One P500 games, click here.
LG Optimus One P500 Specs
The phone is powered by Qualcomm MSM7227, 600 MHz CPU and comes with internal memory storage of 170 MB. A 2GB microSD card included in the phone lets you store a large number of contacts. The memory can be stored to a whopping 32GB. The phone is available in variety of colors. LG Optimus One P500 Colors include black, blue, silver, wine, purple, titan etc. For LG Optimus One P500, full specification, click here.
LG Optimus One P500 Connectivity And Multimedia
LG Optimus One p500 provides standard connectivity options supporting both 2G (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) and 3G (HSDPA 900 / 2100) networks. There is also support for GPRS, EDGE and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g. Local connectivity is enhanced by the presence of Bluetooth 2.1 with support for A2DP profile. The presence of 3.5 mm audio jack also increases connectivity of the phone.
When it comes to messaging, the device provides usual MMS and SMS application along with e-mail and GMail client. We found the browser of the phone to be a bit on the slower side. LG Optimus One P500 is equipped with an FM radio and a wide range of music formats is supported by its music player. Music though the headphone is pretty loud.
LG Optimus One P500 Camera
The phone is equipped with a 3.15 MP camera which is capable of clicking pictures of resolution 2048×1536 pixels. The camera, however, lacks flash. So clicking clear photos in dim light is a bit of a problem. LG Optimus One P500 Video is hardly impressive as the phone records videos @ 18 fps.
LG Optimus One P500 Battery Life And Accessories
The phone is powered by 1500 mAh Li-Ion standard battery. The phone comes with standard accessories such as battery charger, headset, USB cable, 2GB microSD card and a user manual. To download LG Optimus One P500 user manual, click here.
LG Optimus One P500 Cost And Verdict
The cost of the phone in the USA is approximately $350 while LG Optimus One P500 Price in India is approximately Rs 12,000. The phone brings Android experience at cost effective price range and is packed with several powerful features. The phone is one of the best mid range Android handsets available in the market and is perfect for customers willing to get a pleasant Android experience.