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LG Optimus Black P970 / LG Optimus P970

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1401 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. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The performance and price also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the sound and reliability. Views are divided on the reception.

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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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability.

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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

Dec, 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. Views about the battery and portability are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions 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.

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Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

LG Optimus LTE pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

We're not certain that the LG Optimus LTE, or LU6200, will ever make it to the UK, but as a flagship device in its native Korea, and recently launching

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Laura Tosney (techradar.com)

LG Optimus Black review

 

Super thin, feather-light - but can it rival the new dual-core brigade?

NOVA display ; 4-inch screen ; Thin and lightweight chassis ; Quick to navigate ; 2MP front-facing camera

Gesture UI is fun but mainly pointless ; Not latest software ; Casing is a little roughly hewn ; Disappointing video recording capability ; Occasional microSD card problems

Sitting alongside the LG Optimus 2X, the LG Optimus Black is a top-end smartphone, slipping in at just over £400, attempting to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Apple iPhone 4 for the smartphone crown, but with considerably fewer features and...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

LG Optimus Black review - Pocket-lint

 

There are a number of irritating problems with the Optimus Black which doesn't offer quite the complete experience we'd expect. Some of this could be easily

Great screen, interesting design, LG's light touch on Android still delivers the core Android experience

HD video capture arrives at the wrong ratio, Gestures seem rather pointless, battery life is poor, video format support is poor, DLNA support incomplete

The LG Optimus Black is something of a mixed bag. Eye-catching design and a great screen are paired with a phone that isn’t a great performer on the multimedia front. For the most part we like LG’s light touch with Android: it still leaves you with...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (t3.com)

LG Optimus Black review

 

With it's 4-inch NOVA screen is this LG's best Android phone yet?

May, 2011

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (pocket-lint.com)

LG Optimus Black hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

LG's new Optimus Black handset is "the world's slimmest mobile device", says the maker, measuring in at just 9.2mm thick. We've managed to get a closer

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Nikhil Pradhan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

LG Optimus Black P970 review

 

About six months back, I was suffering from a serious case of Android fatigue. There were almost a dozen mid-range Android phones waiting in the wings to be reviewed and there was virtually nothing to separate them from each other. Not that these...

If it wasn’t for the small issues that bug its UI and touchscreen response, the LG Optimus Black would have scored a lot higher. However, in spite of all its weaknesses I can say with some certainly that the P970 is one of the best Android smartphone...

Aug, 2011

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

LG Optimus Black review

 

LG's Optimus Black was launched with much less fanfare than the company's flagship LG Optimus 2X or fancy LG Optimus 3D, but it's an Android 2.2 handset with a single-core 1GHz processor that's lighter than the Samsung Galaxy S2. It's not quite as...

A gorgeous, bright screen, innovative gesture control and light weight make the Optimus Black very tempting, especially if you can get it on a £20-per-month contract

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Sullivan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

LG Optimus Black review

 

The LG Optimus Black is dependable and easy to use, despite that fact that its hardware and features are far from top-of-the-line among Android phones.

The LG Optimus Black is a compact, nicely designed, no-nonsense Android phone that might work well for users who don't need a top-of-the-line model or who would rather not buy their phone from a wireless carrier. LG announced the Optimus Black at the...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (recombu.com)

LG Optimus Me Review

 

LG released the Optimus Me rather quietly earlier this year. It's a mid-range phone in the same vein as the Vodafone Smart and HTC Wildfire, running Android. Can this follow on from the success of the…

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Mat Smith (recombu.com)

LG Optimus Black Review: In Depth

 

The LG Optimus Black is a slim, light smartphone, running on Google's Android. It arrives in shops just after another Optimus, the 2X. It may be pitched at a lower price, and it's got the looks. but…

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500 / 1540 / 3000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):100 / 375 / 455
Standby time (3G):600
Talk time (2G):16 / 34.3 / 4 / 6
Talk time (3G):12 / 21.3
Video call time:1.39

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944 / 4160 x 3120
Digital Zoom:3 / 4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 2.1
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 3 / 5
Maximum frame rate:24 / 30
Multi-shot: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944 / 4160 x 3120
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 3 / 5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 2.1
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1024 x 720 / 1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 800 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 480p / 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Manual
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.5

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:700
Display diagonal:10.2 / 13.2 / 8.89
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 320 x 480 / 480 x 320 / 480 x 800 / 800 x 400 / 800 x 480
Display Type:IPS / LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:165
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 1 / 2

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GPP2, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, MP3 / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / MIDI, MP3, WMA / MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:PDF
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, XVID / AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4, VP8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, Xvid
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):900,1800,1900
2G standards:Edge / EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1700,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP, SAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 4.0
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Auto: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Bundled software:Car Home, Facebook, Gmail, Google Search, Latitude, Maps, Market, Navigation, News & Weather, Places, Talk, YouTube, App Advisor, Finance, LG World, MySpace, News (Yahoo), Polaris Office, Remote Call, Twitter, Voice Search, Weather, SmartShare, What's New
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Events reminder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B / USB Type-A
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A8
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.2 / 2.3
Processor Model:200 / 800

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.4

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC
Included memory card size:2
Internal Memory:1024 / 2048
Internal RAM:1024 / 2048 / 512
Internal storage capacity:1 / 4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
GSM bands supported:900,1800,1900
Scratch resistant: Yes

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.19 / 1.21 / 6.4 / 9.14 / 9.2 / 9.4
Height :10.9 / 12.2 / 13.8 / 6.4 / 9.2
Weight:109 / 114 / 133 / 140
Width:12.2 / 5.9 / 5.94 / 6.4 / 7.09