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LG Optimus One P500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 549 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the connectivity and battery. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments about the reliability and camera are different. There are some critical views about the value for money and features.

durability, usability, design, battery, connectivity

features, price

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 by: review summary for LG Optimus One P500


alaTest has collected and analysed 25 user reviews of LG Optimus One P500 from 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

portability, camera

92% of the reviews on 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

Consumer review by: review summary for LG Optimus One P500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 user reviews of LG Optimus One P500 from 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

85% of the reviews on 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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Mittelklasse-Android-Handy im Test: LG Optimus One P500


'Das LG Optimus One verspricht den vollen Funktionsumfang eines Smartphones inklusive m\xe4chtig gef\xfclltem App Store zum Preis eines Mittelklasse-Handys: 200 Euro f\xfcr 3,2-Zoll-Touchscreen, WLAN, GPS, Navigation & Co. klingen nach einem guten...

'hochwertige Materialien, gutes Preisleistungsverh\xe4ltnis, Android-Betriebssystem mit Zugriff auf den Market'

'keine Foto-LED, QWERTZ-Tastatur im Hochformat gequetscht, m\xe4\xdfige Kamera'

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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 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.

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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...

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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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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)

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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 Me review: A budget Android smartphone that targets first-time smartphone users


The LG Optimus Me has a low-res display, and its price tag isn't as low as some of its competitors, but it still offers most features and functions of higher priced alternatives.

Reasonable price, Capacitive touchscreen with multitouch, Most features and benefits of Android

Small, low-resolution display, Occasional sluggish performance, Poor on-screen keyboard

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LG Optimus One review


LG's tinkering isn't too aggressive, Android 2.2, smartphone features at an affordable price

Low resolution display, camera performance isn't anything to get excited about, flex in the display centre means the capacitive display behaves more like a resistive one

'The LG Optimus One feels like a better device than LG\x92s GT-540 Optimus. We prefer the design and we like that the buttons are to the point, unlike the Huawei Ideos, which goes a little overboard on controls. The offering of Android 2.2 means you...

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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

Product Specifications


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


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: 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


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

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

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


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