The LG Optimus Black might be one of the thinnest and brightest handsets in the world, but what we like most about it is the price tag of zero pounds on T-Mobile UK with a qualifying two-year agreement starting from £25 ($40) a month. The Optimus Black will hit shelves this month in the UK, which will be one of the first markets offering the phone. Without any carrier ties, the price for the handset jumps to slightly more than $600 judging from the retail price for Singapore where the phone was launched a couple of days ago.
In comparison, LG's dual-core flagship, the LG Optimus 2X (check out our in-depth review here), was priced at nearly $700 off contract in Singapore. The $100 premium buys you dual processing power, an 8-megapixel camera and HDMI output, but the phone itself is thicker. Which one would you pick?