LG Optimus One

The Optimus One is one of the latest handset from LG, and we've got one to put through the paces.  Admit it, an entry-level phone running Froyo has you intrigued.  (For what it's worth, LG's dubbing it a "transitional smartphone." ) But we're intrigued, too, and at first take it's impressive.  Here's the specs on this little speedster:

  • 3.2-inch Capacitive screen, @ 320 x 480
  • Qualcomm MSM7227 clocked at 600 MHz
  • 512 ROM, 512 RAM
  • 802.11 b/g, A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 3.1 MP autofocus camera
  • GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS900, UMTS2100 radio bands

Combine that with a pretty nicely optimized build of Froyo, and you'll realize that not all entry level phones need to be so entry level.  Hit the break for a quick-and-dirty hands on, and hit the forums with any questions.

LG Optimus One

The Optimus One is one of the latest handset from LG, and we've got one to put through the paces.  Admit it, an entry-level phone running Froyo has you intrigued.  (For what it's worth, LG's dubbing it a "transitional smartphone." ) But we're intrigued, too, and at first take it's impressive.  Here's the specs on this little speedster:

  • 3.2-inch Capacitive screen, @ 320 x 480
  • Qualcomm MSM7227 clocked at 600 MHz
  • 512 ROM, 512 RAM
  • 802.11 b/g, A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 3.1 MP autofocus camera
  • GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS900, UMTS2100 radio bands

Combine that with a pretty nicely optimized build of Froyo, and you'll realize that not all entry level phones need to be so entry level.  Hit the break for a quick-and-dirty hands on, and hit the forums with any questions.

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Hands on with the LG Optimus One

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I wouldn't say that. In the US the Optimus S/T are going for $30-$50 on contract. The 600 MHz CPU isn't great but the GPU is the same one as the Nexus One/EVO/Incredible, plus the same 512MB of RAM. Can't beat that for 30-50 bucks. It comes with Froyo and on Sprint is comes with a near stock version of Android.

This is no doubt the best entry level Android phone.

how is it a fail? its launching at 30 bux and a $10 data plan. find a regular phone for 30 bux that does more than that. for its pricepoint, its an exellent deal.

I'm not sure if I'm going to buy this outright or wait for a used one on craigslist but either way the optimus s will be mine.

Since this phone has a 3.2 HVGA (320x480) display, I wouldn't go near that anymore. I have the LG Shine Plus (same as LG Ally) which is a 3.2 WVGA (480x800) and it looks much better and also has a 5MP camera.