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LG Optimus One
320 x 480 pixels
3 MP
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1
Single core, 600 MHz
BATTERY: 1500 mAh (6.00h 3G talk time)
MEMORY: 0.17 GB + MicroSD
Announced: Sep 14, 2010
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM


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  • Low pixel density screen (180 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Low-resolution camera (3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera




LG Optimus One is introduced as appropriate device for first-time smartphone users. It sports a healthy-sized 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, GPS, Wi-Fi, 3MP camera, Bluetooth and microSDHC card slot. It is powered by a 600MHz CPU and runs Android 2.2.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3.3, 2.3, 2.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.47 x 2.32 x 0.52 inches (113.5 x 59 x 13.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.55 oz (129 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 180 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 45.57 %
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Manual focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Self-timer
    • Settings:
      • ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Macro mode, Night mode, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA) (17 fps)


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 600 MHz, ARM11
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 200
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.17 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (880 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 18.8 days (450 hours)
      the average is 16 days (375 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.00 hours
      the average is 17 h (1014 min)


  • Radio:
      • FM


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync


  • Officially announced:
    • 14 Sep 2010

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 30 Jul 2010
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        BEJP500 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.45 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.37 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 850 MHz
  • EU SAR:
    • Head:
      • 0.92 W/kg

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This device is also known as LG P500

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