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LG Optimus One P500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1011 reviews of LG Optimus One P500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The price and screen also get good comments. Opinions are divided on the performance. There are some critical opinions about the apps and reliability.

usability, screen, price, size, portability

battery, camera, reliability, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus One P500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG Optimus One P500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of LG Optimus One P500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and screen. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the reliability.

performance, price, usability, screen, size

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG P500 Optimus One Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackLG P500 Optimus One Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for LG Optimus One P500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of LG Optimus One P500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the social networking functionality and camera. The performance and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation. There are some mixed comments about the size and usability.

portability, price, performance, camera, social network

GPS navigation

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lg P500 Optimus One Android PDA 3.15 Camera Mobile Phone 2gb (Black) - International Version w/ No WarrantyLg P500 Optimus One Android PDA 3.15 Camera Mobile Phone 2gb (Black) - International Version w/ No Warranty

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

LG Optimus One P500 review: One and a half

 

The LG Optimus One may not be your average killer gadget, but it sports a tempting pricetag, solid build, a nice looking set of features and Android 2.2 Froyo. And with the Optimus One in your hand, you are free to mock and tease those seemingly...

3.2" 256K-color capacitive TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels); Multi-touch input ; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Dual-band 3G with HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) ; 600MHz CPU running Android 2.2 Froyo; 419MB RAM ; 3 megapixel autofocus camera;...

Slow CPU makes editing Office documents a chore ; Camera is just 3MP, has no lens protection, no flash and no dedicated shutter key ; No Flash support in the browser despite Froyo ; No front facing camera

So that’s it for the LG Optimus One P500 review – it’s time to sum up. There were very few negative things we found about the phone and in many areas it actually managed to outperform our expectations.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

LG Optimus One

 

The LG Optimus One is described by LG as a great choice for first-time smartphone users. In this writer's opinion, the Optimus One deserves a better lead than that. Let's break it down. The LG Optimus One is an Android-powered candybar that offers a...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Jonathan Cheah (mobile88.com)

LG Optimus One P500

 

The LG Optimus One gives you the latest Android Experience at an affordable price. Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) and optimised for Google Mobile Services, the handset delivers the ultimate smartphone experience while offering easier accessibility for...

Froyo OS; HSDPA capable; Large capacity battery

Little onboard memory; Battery cover hard to peel off; Transceiver unit; 1 standard battery; Charger set; Headset; Manuals

Fast, responsive Froyo phone at a very reasonable price. Must consider if shopping for a new phone.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

LG Optimus One P500 Review

 

Among the low/mid-range Android devices in the market, the LG Optimus One P500 stands out for its up-to-date OS (Froyo), snappy performance, and bundled apps. Full-featured, the only real compromises a buyer has to make for getting Android 2.2 at...

Responsive touchscreen, Value for money (Froyo out of the box), Surprisingly speedy

Low sunlight legibility, No flash, Poor loudspeaker quality (esp. in-call)

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

LG Optimus One P500

 

Is this the one smartphone to rule them all? Read on to find out...

Easy to use, Full range of Android features, Tidy design, Large battery

Soft plastic screen, Can be a bit slow at times, Lowish resolution screen

Oct, 2012

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

LG Optimus One P500 review

 

LG has got in on the Android 2.2 act early with a budget-busting model looking to tempt smartphone fans

The overall best of the budgets – for the moment at least

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

LG Optimus One P500

 

The screen is surrounded by a lot of dead space, save for the required Menu, Home and Back buttons, and an extra zoom button for your convenience. The cheap-but-serviceable theme continues around the back with a curving plastic rear culminating in a...

Absolutely fantastic especially for the cost. I bought mine brand new off of ebay for £130. And as for Android.... far better than ios. Even my friends are making the leap to Android 2.2(Froyo) from Apple.

Expert review by : Shayne Rana (tech.firstpost.com)

LG P500 Optimus One - Right for the Price

 

Android devices are becoming really affordable these days and the choices are getting harder to make all the time. But a low price tag doesn't mean you'll always get the best functionality for your buck. So naturally when the LG P500 aka Optimus One...

With a price tag of Rs. 13,999 (MOP), the Optimus One has enough clout to take on Samsung’s Galaxy 3 Android handset. In a few ways it does have a little more to offer but in some it leaves you wanting more. The Optimus One on an average is a really...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Nikhil Pradhan (pcworld.in)

LG Optimus One P500

 

With great hardware and Android 2.2, the LG Optimus One might just be the mid-range Android smartphone to buy.

Android 2.2 Froyo,UI allows neat customizations,DivX/XviD support,Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS support,Good camera,Great build quality

UI gets sluggish at times,Browser doesn't respond well to touch,Sober looks

Very Good

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.in)

LG Optimus One P500 preview

 

Here is the preview of the Froyo running mid-range Android phone from LG. It has a few better features than rivals.

Good screen and design ; Latest Android OS (Froyo) ; Friendly LG Home UI overlay

Mediocre camera ; Thin volume keys ; No Flash Support

The LG Optimus One may well be the best budget Android smartphone in the market. Its responsive capacitive touchscreen and the latest version of the Android OS combined with decent physical hardware make it great value for money.

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery performance:1500
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100 / 450 / 700 / 750
Standby time (3G):550
Talk time (2G):15 / 4 / 6 / 8
Talk time (3G):7.5

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: No
Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera:N
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight
Zoom capability: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3 / 3.2 / 8.1
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400 / 320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery performance:900
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):350
Talk time (2G):3.5

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Position location:N

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:48
Internal storage capacity:8

Messaging

E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HSP, OPP / A2DP, OPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G / EDGE, GPRS
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking Type:GSM/GPRS/EDGE
Operating frequency:900/1800/1900
Phonebook capacity:1000
Playable formats:MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / MIDI / AMR / WAV
Playback formats:MP3 / AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / MIDI / AMR / WAV
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Video capability: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- App Advisor\n- Google Mobile Suite (Gmail, Google Maps, Google Maps Navigator, Google Talk, YouTube, Google Search, Android Market) / Car Home, Gmail, Google Search, Latitude, Maps, Market, Navigation, News and Weather, Places, Talk, ThinkFree Office, Update notification, YouTube, Weather. App. Advisor, Ndrive, OI File Manager, TaskKiller, Layar, Aldiko, PhotoFunia, AG Indian Newspaper, PNR Status Checker, Bollywood Ji, Infant Vaccine Tracker, Dictionary (English to English & English to Hindi), Indian Music. Shazam, PicSay Pro, TuneWiki, Movie Finder, ShopSavvy, Wapedia, Wikitude, Compass, MSN talk, SilentMode OnOff, Bump, AK Notepad, Foursquare, Layer
Cables included:AC, USB / USB
Headset included: Yes

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.2
Personal info management:Alarm Clock / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calendar, Converter, Stopwatch / Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calendar, Converter, Stopwatch / Calendar
Personalization:Widgets
Video call:No / Yes

Phone Features

Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating alert: Yes

Phone features

Text prediction system:T9

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B

Power

Battery Capacity:900
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):350
Talk time (2G):3.5

Processor

Processor frequency:0.6

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.2

Storage

Included memory card size:2
Internal memory:150 / 170 / 512
Maximum memory card size:32

Technical Details

Color of product:Silver

Video

Video call:No / Yes
Video compression formats:3GP, H.263, MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.469 / 0.524 / 2.32 / 4.45
Height:0.524 / 4.21 / 4.45
Weight:3.14 / 4.48 / 4.55 / 7.72
Width:2.18 / 2.32 / 4.45
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