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LG Optimus One P500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 817 reviews of LG Optimus One P500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The price and screen are also appreciated. The apps and reliability get critical comments, while there are some mixed opinions about the reception.

usability, screen, price, performance, size

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. Views about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive 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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. People really like the social networking functionality and camera. The performance and price are also appreciated. Opinions about the size and usability are different. There are some negative reviews about the GPS navigation.

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

Dec, 2016

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

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti, (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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.

Nov, 2010

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: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

LG Optimus One review -

 

Great lineup of sat-nav features including voice control and directions, excellent email and especially Gmail, good value for money

Low-res screen makes webpages look worse than other Android devices, some clunky software, design is pretty average veering on low-rent

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: What Mobile (whatmobile.net)

LG Optimus One Review

 

The LG Optimus One is a well-priced Android handset. It’s certainly not top of the range (thus far, LG hasn’t really got a flagship Android device), but it does cover all the bases. The camera is a little iffy and it’s annoying there is no camera...

May, 2011

Expert review by: GadgetLite (gadgetlite.com)

Review: LG Optimus One P500 Android smartphone

 

Lightweight, Excellent battery life, Comes with Android 2.2 Froyo, Responsive multitouch screen, Runs well with the standard full connectivity package

Cheap plastic and rubbery feel, Small display, Not suitable for graphically demanding applications, Low megapixel camera without flash or a dedicated camera key

As a budget Android, we found the LG Optimus One P500 to be highly capable of supporting many of the daily tasks that you’d expect to perform with more higher end phones. Its a reliable device for supporting most productivity and basic multimedia needs...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: James Etherington-Smith (mybroadband.co.za)

LG P500 Optimus One review

 

LG recently launched their first Android 2.2 device in South Africa at a very competitive price, but do you get what you pay for?

The Optimus One isn’t a perfect device, far from it in fact, but for R2,499 you’re getting a lot of phone for your Rand.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

LG Optimus One review

 

Undemanding and pleasant, but HTC's low and mid-range offerings outclass it

Android 2.2 at its core, small, slim and sturdy

Poor screen, HTC Legend is a similar price and size

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: TechSmart (techsmart.co.za)

LG Optimus One

 
Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity: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: No
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3
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

Colour of product:Black / Blue, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:20.6 / 7.62 / 8.13
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400 / 320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

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

Messaging

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

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes

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
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 (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 (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Phonebook capacity:1000
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

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

Colour of product:Silver

Video

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.19 / 1.33 / 11.3 / 5.9
Height :1.33 / 10.7 / 11.3
Weight:127 / 129 / 219 / 89
Width:11.3 / 5.54 / 5.9