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LG Optimus Net Review

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LG Optimus Net Review
Introduction:

LG isn’t as productive as Samsung or HTC in churning out Android handsets as if there’s no tomorrow, but it did provide us with a fair amount this year, and the LG Optimus Net is its latest low-end offering. 

Pretty run-of-the-mill as far as specs go, the handset’s main virtue will likely be its low price, but does it have any other tricks up its sleeve to entice you? Will this be a good replacement for the successful Optimus One? Read on our review to find out…

Design:

The LG Optimus Net is your typical black and curvy low-end Android handset – nothing remarkable about its design, with a cheap plastic look and feel. The tapered edges and rounded corners do give it some ergonomic feel in the hand, and its 3.2” screen is small enough for easy one-handed operation.

The tapered edges and rounded corners do give the LG Optimus Net some ergonomic feel in the hand - LG Optimus Net Review
The tapered edges and rounded corners do give the LG Optimus Net some ergonomic feel in the hand - LG Optimus Net Review
The tapered edges and rounded corners do give the LG Optimus Net some ergonomic feel in the hand - LG Optimus Net Review

The tapered edges and rounded corners do give the LG Optimus Net some ergonomic feel in the hand


You can compare the LG Optimus Net with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

The LCD display is with 320x480 pixels of resolution, which is enough fora low-end Androids exhibit, but means 180ppi pixel density – just on the border of making everything look grainy, yet not quite there. There is no ambient light sensor to adjust screen brightness automatically, so you have to do it yourself when trying to look at the screen under sunlight, where it behaves fairly average – same as its viewing angles.

The LCD display is with 320x480 pixels of resolution - LG Optimus Net Review

The LCD display is with 320x480 pixels of resolution


Volume rocker (left) - LG Optimus Net Review
Power key and 3.5mm jack (top) - LG Optimus Net Review
microUSB port (right) - LG Optimus Net Review

Volume rocker (left)

Power key and 3.5mm jack (top)

microUSB port (right)


We are also lacking a front-facing camera, and the 3MP shooter on the back is missing its flash companion. LG has given the microUSB port a protective cap for some reason, and placed the smallish, hard to find power/lock button at the top.

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posted on 07 Nov 2011, 01:58 3

1. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


I've started to notice that nothing gets a score of 7.5 or above if its not dual core. This is a budget phone for Christs sake!

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 02:11 5

2. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


Please see this page - How we rate:http://www.phonearena.com/howdowerate

We don't rate a phone compared to the best one, but in its class. If we give this one 5.5/10, it means we think it is just "Average" performer for its class. It means it is not bad, but there probably are better ones. If you read our review, and not only look at the rating, you may see why we think so.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 06:44 1

4. GEEK01 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


hello dear i want to know when will the htc explorer review will be done and btw which is better htc explorer or lg optimus net

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 09:22 1

8. amelreji (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


i think optimus net is pretty good phone.. it is having 800 mhz turbo processor... when you do benchmark test in that u will fine it is having1098 . samsung galaxy y os having 832 mhz processor and it is having only 1008 during the bench mark test....

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 04:49

11. punith (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


bro i agree with you this phone is best in budget. Phonearena is best mobile review site but this time they failed to rate phone.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 02:15

3. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


This thing is cheap, small, and is made by LG. Even the HTC Wildfire (Original) is a better buy.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 11:20 3

5. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


First thing hTc Sucks Second its cheaper than wildfire s you cant actually compare the two. and samsung galaxy y This is much better than that ugly thing.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 06:10 2

6. IgorEfremenko (Posts: 32; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


Things are different when we are talking about the dual sim version of this Optimus Net phone. It is easy to forget about its cheap appearance and lack of cutting edge features as long as it is the only dual sim 3G Android smartphone from one of the major vendors.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 09:23 3

9. amelreji (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


i support you buddy.... 1st android phone with dual sim....

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 09:19

7. amelreji (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


is that phone able to play games...?? is that phone having gpu... or adreno 200 for gaming graphic??? plz reply... anyone

my id is amelreji@yahoo.com


anyone who is having this phone can reply..

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 04:53

12. punith (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


bro this phone is good for med range games like lane splitter angry birds and some racing games you cont play GTA 3. This phone have adreno 200 graphics
as per the user this is mini rocket in budget phone.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 09:31

10. pipiupsang (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)


according to if it had higher mp camera instead of dual sim it would much better. still its a realy good...

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 05:00

13. punith (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


this phone is certified by adobe flash player here is the link check it outhttp://www.adobe.com/devnet-apps/flashruntimes/certified-devices.html?manufacturers=LGE#

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 19:01

14. RohanM (Posts: 132; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


ahhh using this phone for more than year now, happy with it. PA rating is too low..:-(

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LG Optimus Net

LG Optimus Net

OS: Android 2.3.4 2.3.3
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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM11 processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.47 x 2.32 x 0.48 inches
(113.5 x 59 x 12.1 mm)
4.30 oz  (122 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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