LG Optimus One User Reviews
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Reception8.8/10Display8.5/10Build quality8.2/10Text input8/10Everyday usage8.3/10UI speed7.8/10Camera7.1/10Multimedia8.1/10Internet8.2/10Call quality8.4/10Battery7.8/10
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posted on 31 Dec 2013, 22:33 (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
Not the worst
Jkennedy has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
But not good, either. I had this phone for over a year and a half, and my frustrations with it only became worse the longer I had to deal with it. My main issues were the outdated technology and lack of features, as well as the unbearbly slow ui, and poor battery life that deteorated significantly over time. Overall, I'm glad I don't have to deal with this thing anymore.Build quality 3/10Reception 7/10Call quality 7/10Internet 5/10Multimedia 2/10Camera 2/10UI speed 3/10Everyday usage 4/10Text input 3/10Display 3/10Battery 6/10
- Low price
- Lack of adobe flash
- Very low internal storage
- Small, low resolution screen
- Terrible, terrible camera
- Slow ui
- no stand out features
posted on 23 Feb 2014, 00:19 (Posts: 0; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)
Temere has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Okay phone but for price it is truly terrible. They really need to work on some of the features. The case is fake, the phone is slow. The resolution and media playback are terrible. Phones memory is extremely limited and while expandable most apps do not support external storage.Build quality 2/10Reception 5/10Call quality 4/10Internet 6/10Multimedia 5/10Camera 2/10UI speed 2/10Everyday usage 4/10Text input 5/10Display 6/10Battery 3/10
- Android 2.3
posted on 26 Aug 2013, 05:08 (Posts: 0; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
:D Nice phone and stuff (except camera)
dandevilfish has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
lovely phone but now that i have an xperia z it kinda brings back memories of me using it and see all my other friends tease me about having an old phone but i still have but i don't use it. i still love it but the camera was not my favorite part of this phone and when i use it it feels weird because im used to using a super snappy phone so it feels really slow but actually its not that slow. just the single core processor.it a very nice phone feels good in the and and very responsive.
looks nice with the metal band on the side. but i wouldn't recommend getting it now because its 2013 now and there are far better phone for the same price as the optimus one now.Build quality 7/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 6/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 8/10Battery 8/10
- small fits in hand
- soft touch plastic(feels good to hold)
- okay pixel density 180 ppi
- buttons placed well and easy to press
- microsd card slot
- removable battery
- nice colours
- poopoo camera/ tolerable
- small screen
- singlecore (slow start)
- only up to 2.3.3 :(
posted on 25 Oct 2012, 08:02 (Posts: 0; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
Not the best
person1001 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This was my first smartphone and it was disappointing. it worked well for six months until the touch screen stopped working and didn't respond. Sent it back to LG and never got a response (it was still under warranty) You can do better.Build quality 5/10Reception 5/10Call quality 2/10Internet 2/10Multimedia 4/10Camera 5/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 2/10Text input 7/10Display 6/10Battery 3/10
posted on 06 Aug 2012, 07:15 (Posts: 0; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
First Touch phone
gadgetprincess10 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I bought this phone last December 2011. It works fine, but the problem is, it lags sometimes especially when i'm using my internet. But then, I installed the Dolphin Browser and it resolved my problem. Another thing is, the camera. It would be easier for me to take pictures if it has a camera button. Anyway, I'm still loving it bec. I recently discovered how to take good pics outdoor :) You just have to explore the camera setting of this phone.Build quality 7/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 6/10Display 8/10Battery 5/10
posted on 03 Feb 2012, 07:34 (Posts: 0; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)
Don't waste your time
lgishorrible has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This was my first touchscreen mobile phone, and seemed to work quite well when I purchased it at first. I've had it now for 7 months, and about 4-5 months ago it began lagging, didn't scroll or switch between screens smoothly at all, unlike other people I know who own the iPhone, or the Samsung touch screens. Also, when I go to open a text discussion with someone, it will often open up a random conversation with someone else (not because I touched a name accidentally that was next to what I wanted to touch, it jumps to someone else in my list randomly). Internet pages also won't load sometimes, and while you may think it is because of my provider, it isn't, because others around me with same provider can do so. The GPS is also selective as to when it wants to work.
This is also my first LG phone. Never again will I purchase an LG phone. This phone is crap, I warn you, don't waste your time.
Build quality 9/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 2/10Multimedia 2/10Camera 6/10UI speed 2/10Everyday usage 2/10Text input 4/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- It looks good
- Nice bright display
- Has a good weight, doesn't feel cheap
- Battery life is decent
- Scrolling isn't fluid
- Does things on its own in my pocket, even when I've locked it
- Sometimes while texting the letters get stuck when I tap them, and I end up with a text message full of "eeee's" or whatever
- GPS doesn't always work
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posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:33 (Posts: 0; Member since: 24 Sep 2011)
Not the best!!!!!
christophershingle001 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Three months in and it's my second handset, it too is giving out to wear and tear. On the plus side it has a pretty decent battery for an android phone, and it's not even that slow. Build quality is a little shabby, the phone feels cheap to me, but it is a cheap phone. Text input is rough unless you flip it on it's side, and a little slow most of the time. Reception was okay but it dropped many calls even when I clearly had signal. Internet was better than expected, and for someone who uses the phone lightly it's not bad. But for heavy users like me the phone doesn't hold up.Build quality 1/10Reception 5/10Call quality 5/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 4/10UI speed 6/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 2/10Display 4/10Battery 9/10
posted on 29 Jun 2011, 22:45 (Posts: 0; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)
sujayvemuri has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Nice mobile but some features like camera, processor and no 3g video call make average mobile, some times phone gets stuck and i cant use it further. i should remove battery and i should use it. some times there will be problem in android market also, it will not support adobe flash player, when we compare with it price it is worthfullBuild quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 7/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- good looking
- no video call
posted on 27 Jun 2011, 07:11 (Posts: 0; Member since: 03 May 2011)
van_helsing_80 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It is an awesome phone at this price point. It has taken almost all the load off my computer, my daily work is now been performed on it easily and with no problems. LG has really introduced a performer!.
Only disadvantage you will get is with the camera, as camera is really average. With just 17fps of video recording, the videos doesnt look that awesome!
But in case, you are not lookng for a camera phone, then this is the go blind & buy thing!Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 6/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 8/10Battery 8/10
- 512 RAM, u wont regret!
- Android OS v2.2.2..awesome! waiting for v2.3
- excellent display colours
- hardware handles multi tasking easily
- excellent price!
- free offline navigation
- impressive GPS
- no flash
- average camera
- no camera button
- no flash (browser)
- no front facing camera
- no lens protection
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posted on 06 Mar 2011, 13:38 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
Rise of the Underdog
aercy18 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
LG Optimus One, what a phone. Many calls it an entry level android phone but more call it mid-range Android device which I agree with. For such a wonderful price LG has come out with a Android Phone which has all the features of costlier phones. The Processor is decent with 600MHz CPU, 200 Adreno GPU, 512MB RAM. The 3.2 inch Display is outstanding, decent resolution, superb colours, wonderful Touch response. All the apps I have used so far ran on the device well except Angry Birds (which runs poorly on most of the Phones). The camera despite of being 3MP is of very good quality but flash is missed very much. So do I miss Flash support for web. The phone built is superb, feels solid & not at all cheap. The only pain is the low internal memory & added to that the preloaded apps which cannot be removed unless you root it. Overall I feel that except the 3MP cam, I have not compromised on anything whatsoever when I bought the phone. There's no phone more 'Value for Money' than this, not a single phone. Love LG for what they have came up with.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Superb Display
- Decent Android experience; thanks to 600MHz CPU & 512MB RAM
- Doesn't feel cheap, good built quality
- To be officially upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- Almost all Market Apps work well on the device
- No Flash (Camera)
- No Flash (Software Support)
- Bunch of pre-loaded apps which you cannot remove (rooting apart)
- Low internal memory
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posted on 02 Jan 2011, 05:28 (Posts: 0; Member since: 02 Jan 2011)
Better than average
Hotmix has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I never had LG product before or any other brand beside SonyEricsson. I was a little bit skeptical comparing this product to Xperia or iPhone, but it turns out that this droid is beyond my expectation. For this price, I am very pleased having such a very useful tool that can do almost anything. The design, performance, specs are all above average.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
- Everything except the battery
posted on 21 Dec 2010, 16:57 (Posts: 0; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
The best phone at this price!
pitkai88 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The OS is very good! Thousands of apps available! The screen has the perfect display for every app!
The only problem is that the battery needs to be recharged every day if you use Wifi, GPS and games!
I m very pleased with my phone! I think you cant find any better phone at this price!!! I would definitely recomend it!Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
- Wifi + GPS + 3G
- Android Market
- Froyo 2.2
- Doesnt have Flash 10.1
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posted on 11 Dec 2010, 22:02 (Posts: 0; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
bocap4444 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I have LG P500 less than a month, it is normal, but Multi-touch verry very bad, camera too because not have LED flash, can not be used after dark, display not as good as Nokia, battery 1500 mAh but not long to use, UI speed good, call quality normal, and except the fact that the device does not support Adobe flash 10.1Build quality 7/10Reception 7/10Call quality 7/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 6/10Camera 5/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 8/10Display 5/10Battery 7/10
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posted on 10 Dec 2010, 10:09 (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
Great for the price
Master619 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Been using it for a week, and mostly satisfied. Everything is good for the price, especially the fact that it has Froyo running on it. The missing Flash support seems like the only downside. It even have a chance to be updated to Gingerbread (yay!)
Good device for everyone.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 7/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 7/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- Good looking
- Good battery life (1500mAh)
- Nice display for a mid range phone (3.2" 320x480)
- Solid build quality
- Multimedia and connectivity all round
- Can be updated to Gingerbread
- No Flash 10.1 support
- Battery lid is difficult to take out
- Not so friendly qwerty keyboard (but there are many alternatives)
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posted on 19 Jul 2011, 02:31
it sails over the wave 2
andy has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
had been using a samsung wave 2 which is a great phone but with no apps market which is a pity because after a couple of days it gets pretty boring,anyway got an lg optimus free from work about a month ago.i put both phones in front of my wife and asked her which one she wants and she choose the wave .at first i thought that id lost out but when i started playing around with the phone i m not sorry for a moment that my wife took the wave .there are so many more options than the wave and apart from the camera which is pretty bad im loving every minute.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 7/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- the camera
posted on 13 Jul 2011, 07:29
Voice clarity worst.
Flower@Sun has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I am very unhappty today as I discovered that the voice clarity in this particular phone is worst ever.The person calling you can hardly hear you.Even your Tomcat faces difficulty to hear voice.this was not expected at all..... :( :(
Other features of this phone is very good I must admit.But why sholud people use a phone which doesn't serve the purpose of the basic need of calling.Once I read about this problem but someone had clarified it as a network operator problem.but it's not true.This is the problem.. a serious major drawback of LG Optimus One.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 4/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 7/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 2/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Lowest voice clarity
posted on 07 Jul 2011, 06:00
Great value for money!
onggoy21 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Great value for money, you won't be disappointed. Keyboard takes getting used to but I use Swype so it's still as fast if not faster than on physical keyboard. Battery is one of the best. It lasts as long as my brother's blackberry curve, a day of heavy usage. Can definitely last longer, like 2-3 days if not used heavily.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 7/10Display 8/10Battery 9/10
posted on 26 Jun 2011, 00:13
Sleek and cheap: One of the better Android powered phones available!
Evan has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This is the second best out of three Android phones I've owned. It can be a bit laggy, even while playing Angry Birds. Battery life is something to definitely be improved on. Camera works great, no grainy or color-distorted pictures, haven't had a chance to use the camcorder yet. Call quality is fine, and although I haven't used the speakerphone yet, I've heard it's not the best. Web browsing is a breeze, especially using Opera Mini.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 3/10
- Feels great in the hand
- Super cheap
- Performs everyday tasks like calendar and messaging smoothly
- Battery life is abysmal
- Processor on the weak side
posted on 04 Jun 2011, 02:23
Awwsome at this price!
Richik G.T. has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
A very good phone to buy at the specified price around 11500 INR.Fast ui ,most apps in the android market will run fine on this phone,u dont need multimedia apps cuz the sound (earphones) and the multimedia interface is too good! NO FLASH SUPPORT but in order to watch youtube videos you will find lots of apps that run youtube videos in the android market.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
posted on 03 Jun 2011, 15:30
Very complete (for the price)
Arturo has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I bought it at last, I was between Samsung Wave and this, I finally get the Optimus, realize it was a very good phone, very useful. With that price what you get with the Android it worth it. The only thing I don't like to much is that it get laggy sometimes, but even that I love this phone overall.
great choice.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- OS Android
- Very Good looking
- Could be a 5mp (even that is good)
- Input Text (but can get use to it)
posted on 02 May 2011, 11:36
lg optimus one
BEST has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
great thumps up to lg for value for money handset. only the nagging about the device is lacking of 5 megapixel camera and no LED flash. Rest is fine with quality. I also liked its User Interface which is gives one of good sense of high end mobile phonesBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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value for money
posted on 27 Apr 2011, 05:00
lg optimus one
value for money has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
great thumps up to lg for value for money handset. only the nagging about the device is lacking of 5 megapixel camera and no LED flash. Rest is fine with quality. I also liked its User Interface which is gives one of good sense of high end mobile phones
Build quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 6/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 07 Mar 2011, 17:04
My very first Android!!
misteplix has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Trough Symbian 40, sonyericsson when i was thinking Blackberry was the final top of systems in phone devices i found myself trying to get the great iphone 4 and, some how, i end up with this great device and my first symbian, in the beginning kinda scared but with a little patience the transition was completely satisfactory, i do what always wanted to do with my phone... take decent photos, good quality call, view and edit my office and pdf docs, and of course been connected to the world via 3g. when i used the LG keyboard i didn't realize about the predictive mode and felt in a little deception about the typing, after download a couple of keyboards (even the gingerbread) i return and found that the LG keyboard was far enough. Great price and decent performance (Ram 512, 600mhz and 4Gig SDcard)Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- i'ts a smart Phone
- no flash (camera)
- no flash (web)
posted on 24 Feb 2011, 11:28
as has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Nice phone. Take a look at all the android phones in India. Compare the price vs performance/features. This phone is a winner. Downsides : no gorilla glass, no flash, no frontal camera for video skype or fring calls. Screen response can be slightly better I feel, but is mostly good and I have been an iPhone user for the past 3 yrs so used to great touch response. If you compare this to a phone like Motorola Defy, you are paying almost 6000/- less! All you lose out on is the gorilla screen and maybe slightly better response since Defy has a 1GHz processor - or close. I bought this since this was 2.2 android, and I badly wanted to try a droid phone. Best value for money. Samsung Galaxy 3 came close but this is way better. And oh, the camera is not that great. Deserved something like a 5 MP camera.Build quality 8/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 6/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
posted on 10 Feb 2011, 06:40
Awesome droid with such price!
Kin has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I have been using this for around one month. Well, zero complain about this droid.
512Mb of ram with 600Mhz MSM7227 means that it is enough for daily usage.
Music, video playback, games, web surfing, youtube and many more.
wifi tethering is another strong point, especially you have an unlimited data plan.
Initially i was intended to buy the SE Xperia X8, due to the sleek looking, but this phone offers such attractive hardware and software to me. Think about it, it runs on Froyo and LG had promised to upgrade it to Gingerbread soon!
BTW, if you're interested at some numbers, i run my device and it scored 464 with Quadrant Standard test. My bro's X10 scored 510. [600mhz vs 1ghz]Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- Great price
- Gloss rear battery cover nice to hide prints
- Call quality
- 512MB of RAM!
- 3.2inch with HVGA, while many other low end droids just using QVGA
- If you are after its look, this is not the one you looking for.
- a bit heavy, due to the metal internal skeleton
- no flash[web browser flash and the camera flash]