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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There are 7 comments

gksmithlcw says:

LG FAILs EPICally.

Gee says:

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.

"This is no doubt the best entry level Android phone."

By a country mile.

remixfa says:

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.

JohnB101 says:

Agreed with Gee.

Not everyone needs the high-end phones and for them, this type of phone works great. When you consider that this phone "only" does HVGA, there's even less pixels to push through so the phone will feel even snappier. Non-power users don't really need WVGA resolutions.

And here's an article that explains through the processor used by Optimus One:

http://smartphonebenchmarks.com/forum/index.php?/topic/105-analysis-of-q...

KSmithInNY says:

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.

sookster54 says:

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.