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LG Optimus One

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews of LG Optimus One. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. The portability and camera get negative reviews, while views about the battery and performance are mixed.

price, usability, design, durability

screen, camera, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus One is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of LG Optimus One from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the camera and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the performance. Many are critical about the screen.

usability, price, design, camera


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: UNLOCKED LG Optimus One P500H 3G Phone BLACK with RED Border, Google Android, BULK PACKAGED, 2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHZ, 3G HSDPA 850/1900MHZUNLOCKED LG Optimus One P500H 3G Phone BLACK with RED Border, Google Android, BULK PACKAGED, 2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHZ, 3G HSDPA 850/1900MHZ

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (

LG Optimus One review


The LG Optimus One is an Android smartphone on a budget, but the LG Optimus One is far from nasty - its high-end specs and features make it one of the most competitive devices out there

But it’s not fair to focus on the niggly points with the Optimus One - from the moment you pick it up having only forked out £130 for it, you’ll be impressed with how similar it is to the top end Android phones on the market today.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Gary Cutlack (

LG Optimus One review


Another 3.2' Android phone arrives, but just a little bit too late

Solidly built ; Uncluttered Android 2.2 OS ; Great battery life ; Some clever custom LG widgets

Bland design ; Processor struggles when asked to perform ; Low-res screen makes web reading a chore ; No Flash Player 10.1 support

Featuring a simple back-to-basics approach by LG, the Optimus One is a sturdy and affordable way to get into Android – especially since it's the first really cheap phone to come with Android 2.2.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

LG Optimus One - Pocket-lint


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’s 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 get...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (

LG Optimus One review


It's an improvement over the original Optimus GT540, but the small screen resolution and poor camera mean it doesn't compare well with Motorola's excellent Defy.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (

LG Optimus One Review


The LG Optimus One is an inexpensive mid-range phone that runs on Android 2.2 and is being sold as an all-in-one sat-nav/phone device. We took it for a spin to see how it fared as a navigator and see…

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: What Mobile (

LG Optimus One Review


2010 wasn't a great year for LG, but it has managed to churn out a couple of Android smartphones. The latest is still far from top-level, but has a few redeeming features.

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...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Khidr Suleman (

LG Optimus One review


The LG Optimus One is another example of the new breed of low-cost Android smartphones, and at just over £200 SIM-free, is more likely to find favour with first-time buyers rather than those looking to upgrade.

Android 2.2; good battery life; reasonable price

No Flash 10.1; poor browsing experience; low-res screen

The Optimus One is a reasonably priced offering that will suit first-time smartphone buyers. While it does have Android 2.2, the poor messaging interface and internet experience lets it down. It would be difficult to recommend this over Orange's £99...

Dec, 2010

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LG has succeeded in jamming in a host of smartphone features.

Very decent set of features including sat-nav with voice control and directions; good-value handset; wonderful email facilities, in particular Gmail

Web pages are disappointing on the low-res display; cheap-looking design; disappointing software

LG hasn't produced much in the smartphone range this year, but the Optimus One looks like it's starting off a busy period, concentrating on the Android OS. It may not be the best-looking handset out there, but LG has succeeded in jamming in a host of...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Rob Coppinger (

LG Optimus One review


600MHz just isn't enough

The UI is as good for Froyo as it was with the previous version of Android

The handset proves that a 3.2-inch display for web browsing just feels inadequate with a problematic pinch to zoom

of the Android 2.2 operating system, a big plus for Google fans, the LG Optimus One feels average. It has a very standard look with its matte black finish with a silver trim with green flashes on the bottom of the handset. It also has the increasingly...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Ben Sillis (

LG Optimus One review


The LG Optimus One was launched to much fanfare back in September, with the South Korean gadget giant hosting a global press conference to show it off. We flagged up our reservations at the time given its low power innards, but now we can tell you...

Android 2.2 at its core, small, slim and sturdy

Poor screen, HTC Legend is a similar price and size

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

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):700
Standby time (3G):550
Talk time (2G):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


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera: No
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Second Camera: No
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, daylight


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:8.13
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480
External display: No
Touchscreen: Yes


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


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


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA, WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, OPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes


Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Processor frequency:0.6


Internal Memory:170
Maximum memory card size:32


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.3
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