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LG Optimus Black P970 / LG Optimus P970

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1402 reviews of LG Optimus Black P970 / LG Optimus P970. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the sound and reliability, while there are some mixed opinions about the reception.

usability, price, performance, portability, screen

battery, reliability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus Black P970 / LG Optimus P970 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG Optimus Black P970 / LG Optimus P970

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of LG Optimus Black P970 / LG Optimus P970 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Optimus P970 ~ Touch Screen Digitizer Front Glass Faceplate Lens Part Panel ~ Mobile Phone Repair Parts ReplacementLG Optimus P970 ~ Touch Screen Digitizer Front Glass Faceplate Lens Part Panel ~ Mobile Phone Repair Parts Replacement

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Optimus Black P970 / LG Optimus P970

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 585 user reviews of LG Optimus Black P970 / LG Optimus P970 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the sound and reliability.

price, usability, performance, portability, battery

reliability, sound

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG Optimus Prepaid Android Phone (Virgin Mobile)LG Optimus Prepaid Android Phone (Virgin Mobile)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

LG Optimus Q (Net10)

 

The LG Optimus Q is an affordable, entry-level Android smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

LG Optimus Black review: Black and bright

 

It's not a Black Label phone but could've honored the designer series. It's called Black but bathes in light. What is the LG Optimus Black? To begin with, it's solid build and pure elegance. With Android on board, smartphone meets fashion phone in a...

9.2 mm slim touchscreen bar ; 4” NOVA display at 700 nits of brightness, 16M-color WVGA capacitive IPS LCD unit ; Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; Android OS v2.2 Froyo (upgradable to v2.3) with LG Home...

HD video clips come out with distorted aspect ratio ; Single core processor when most of the high-end has gone dual-core ; The blacks of the NOVA display are not deep enough to impress ; No dedicated camera key ; No Android 2.3 Gingerbread at launch ;...

The LG Optimus Black is not the brightest bulb in the LG Android portfolio. Fair enough, it has no problem with authority. It claims to have the brightest screen on a phone to date, and that’s a good enough selling point.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (engadget.com)

LG Optimus Black

 

If you asked us to design our ideal Android phone, it might well end up looking like LG's Optimus Black. The handset that was once known under the codename "B" features a clean, elegant and exceedingly thin exterior, which is garnished with a 4-inch...

Thin and light ; Great outdoor visibility ; Good camera performance

Consistently sluggish performance ; Underwhelming battery life ; Touchscreen isn't responsive enough

May, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Sullivan (pcworld.com)

LG Electronics Optimus Black

 

The LG Optimus Black is a smartly designed 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.

Unlocked GSM phone ; Elegant, no-nonsense design ; Easy on battery

No Gingerbread yet ; Download speed limit of 7.2 mbps

A no-nonsense phone for people who don't need a top-of-the-line device.

May, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

LG Optimus Black display shootout: NOVA on trial

 

There's a new kid on the mobile display block, LG's NOVA LCD display. It promises to be the dream screen – it's super bright, energy efficient, with great colors, viewing angles and outdoor visibility. We'll be running our usual battery of tests on the...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

LG Optimus T (T-Mobile)

 

The LG Optimus T is a terrific entry-level Android phone with just enough power for most consumers.

Responsive screen and UI. Runs Android 2.2. Mobile hotspot capability. Long battery life.

Screen is a bit small. Screen, camera, and CPU are a generation behind the class leaders.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions The standard size 3.5mm headphone jack is always good for music lovers. The microSD card slot underneath the battery cover worked fine with my 16GB SanDisk card; T-Mobile throws in a 2GB card to get you started, and...

Nov, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

LG Optimus C (Cricket Wireless)

 

Cricket's monthly plan for the Optimus C costs $55 for unlimited voice, data, and texting, which is a pretty terrific value for the price.

Great set of features for the price. Runs Android 2.2. Inexpensive monthly plans

Screen is a bit cramped for typing

The LG Optimus C has a perfect balance of features, price, and functionality, making it the best choice for smartphone users on Cricket Wireless.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

LG Optimus Black Review

 

The LG Optimus Black captured our attention right out of the box with its thin waistline measuring a mere 9.2 millimeters making it officially one of the thinnest Android devices we have ever come across. Furthermore, the beautiful 4-inch NOVA display...

May, 2011

Expert review by: TopTenREVIEWS (toptenreviews.com)

Expert Review

 

The Optimus F3Q is an LG smartphone with a sliding QWERTY keyboard that offers PC-like functions. The keyboard is spacious with easy-to-press buttons, but it does add extra girth to the phone. This device has a great 2,460mAh battery, which gets you an...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Humberto Saabedra (phonenews.com)

Review: LG Optimus (Kajeet)

 

Kajeet might be an unfamiliar name to most, but the company has been around for the past five years, providing wireless service as a virtual operator in its own niche as a child-friendly alternative to other, more expensive services. The provider has...

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 2.1
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 3 / 5

Display

Pixel density:165

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB port: Yes

Technical Details

Scratch resistant: Yes