LG Optimus Sol

LG this evening announced the Optimus Sol (aka the LG -E730). And this things packed with a number of standout features. First off, it's running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, as well it should. It's boasting a 3.8-inch "Ultra AMOLED" display at 480x800 resolution, which LG says "has a two-fold advanced reflection rate compared to standard AMOLED displays," leading to better clarity outdoors, and a reduction in image quality degradation.

It's also got a new power-management system, which LG says will boost battery life by 20 percent to 30 percent.

Other specs of note:

  • Qualcomm MSM8255 processor at 1GHz
  • Network: Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900), dual-band UMTS (900/2100)
  • RAM: 512MB
  • ROM: 2GB
  • Program memory: 150MB internal
  • External memory: 2GB microSD card included
  • Rear camera: 5MP with autofocus
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
  • aGPS
  • DLNA
  • Dimensions: 122.5 x 62.5 x 9.8 mm
  • Battery: 1,500 mAh

The Optimus Sol will be available in Europe in mid-September, followed by Central and South America. It'll be available in black, titan and white, subject to regional release.

There are 20 comments

briankurtz79 says:

What's so ultra about 480 x800?

tehskazz says:

Why don't you try reading the restof the paragraph.

has a two-fold advanced reflection rate compared to standard AMOLED displays," leading to better clarity outdoors, and a reduction in image quality degradation.

Coolaaron88 says:

Whats with high ends phones with no flash?

newboyx says:

This isn't high end. This is the new midrange.

remixfa says:

there is nothing high end about the phone except maybe that "ultra" amoled screen.

is it pentile or not? that is the question!

Its an LG nexus 1

moosc says:

Wow no search button. Looks to b a steller phone.

tehskazz says:

Mhm. Because search buttons make or break a phones success.

richdroidx says:

Not bad I agree it is mid range phone only spec I don't like the 150mb for apps. Too me these phones can't get enough memory.

gunnz04 says:

looks like galaxy s. removed big button for capacitive home button then menu on left back on right.. even no flash like it samsung should sue....lol

nikkisharif says:

Apple will probably beat them to it...lol

iPwn says:

So much wasted space on that device. If it's gonna have a small screen, at least make the device small. There's enough space for at least a 4.1 inch screen, including the capacitive buttons.

anthony2558 says:

Yeah I was just gonna say the same in reference to the aval space surrounding the screen. Even a midrange phone should include a flash. As far as the search button I've only used it once and that was because I tapped it by accident.

georgek77 says:

fact. LG will not do well trying to sell android phones.

So much wasted screen size on that bezel! Why?!

Nirvana328 says:

Official press release for anyone curious:


"150mb internal" lolz

drethos says:

Looks like an iphone.... Crap i think jobs heard me. Lg better be ready to get lawsuits for it kinda looking like an iphone.

Jonneh says:

Check out that enormous bezel. :-o

ameadows252 says:

So much bezel indeed! Can't even see the screen with all that bezel goin on!