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LG Optimus One P500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 527 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the camera and portability. The battery and design also get good views, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the value for money.

design, battery, portability, camera

value for money

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 25 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 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

portability, camera

92% 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 - Black LG P500 Optimus One Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black LG Optimus One P500 - Smartphone - 3G - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - touch - Android - silver chrome

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Amazon.com review summary for LG Optimus One P500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of LG Optimus One P500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

85% 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 with Android OS, Wi-Fi, GPS Navigation, Stereo Bluetooth, 3 MP Camera and Video Recorder - Unlocked Phone - US Warranty - BlackLG P500 Optimus One GSM Unlocked Cell Phone

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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...

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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...

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.

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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.

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Is the LG Optimus One P500 a Worthy Budget Phone?

 

In this LG Optimus One P500 review, we take a look at this budget Android smartphone which offers nice hardware specifications, a stylish design and runs the Android 2.2 Froyo OS. You miss out on a great camera, and some other factors with a budget...

The LG Optimus One P500 is very popular already. It sold more than a million units in the first forty days since its launch. I would definitely recommend it to you; it is the best budget Android smartphone available currently. It is priced at around...

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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

It's also nice and responsive when it comes to touch sensitivity, and supports multi-touch for the all essential pinch to zoom gesture. It's just a shame LG couldn't have packed in a glass screen for the price, as no matter this model's merits, it just...

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

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LG Optimus One P500 review

 

LG's Optimus One P500 is a great example of an affordable yet highly functional Google Android smartphone.

A responsive touchscreen and the latest version of the Google Android OS make the LG Optimus One smartphone great value for money.

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LG Optimus One P500 review

 

The LG Optimus One P500 smart phone packs plenty of punch, offering all the joys of Android 2.2 at a rock-bottom price. We just wish LG's tweaks to Android didn't look so clumsy.

Runs the latest version of Android, 2.2 ; Responsive capacitive touchscreen ; Cheap ; Packed with smart-phone features

Low-resolution screen ; Ugly LG software icons ; Looks boring ; No Flash support

The LG Optimus One P500 is cheap and exceedingly cheerful. It's no oil painting, but it quietly delivers smart-phone thrills. A low-res screen means there's no Flash support, but, otherwise, you get all the brains of the latest version of Android,...

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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.

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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

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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.

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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