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LG Optimus One Review

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The touch-optimized camera interface of LG adds a few capabilities to spruce up the default 3MP shooter with no flash. There are a few presets, such as Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night and Sunset, Macro and Face tracking, as well as a rich set of shooting modes – Continuous mode, Smile shot, LG’s trademark Beauty shot, Art shot, Panorama, Face effect and…  Cartoon. Face effect is pretty cool as it makes a mockery of your subjects, giving them big heads, adding concave or fish-eye regimes. The camera software also offers a few color effects, of course, of which Solarize, Negative Sepia and Blue are the non-standard.

Camera interface - LG Optimus One Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus One Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus One Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus One Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus One Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus One Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus One Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus One Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus One Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus One Review

Camera interface


The pictures themselves are with enough detail for a 3MP shooter, but the LG Optimus One fails to focus well on anything but the center of the frame, making them appear blurred. The noise suppression took away a lot of detail from the indoor samples. The phone captures VGA video with accurate color representation, but at 17fps it is nothing to write home about.

Outdoor samples shot with the LG Optimus One - LG Optimus One Review
Outdoor samples shot with the LG Optimus One - LG Optimus One Review
Outdoor samples shot with the LG Optimus One - LG Optimus One Review
Outdoor samples shot with the LG Optimus One - LG Optimus One Review
Outdoor samples shot with the LG Optimus One - LG Optimus One Review

Outdoor samples shot with the LG Optimus One


Strong - Indoor samples - LG Optimus One Review
Medium - Indoor samples - LG Optimus One Review
Low light - Indoor samples - LG Optimus One Review

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Indoor samples



LG Optimus One Sample Video:



The standard Android gallery with its 3D effects while scrolling media files, as well as the stock music player are what is used for multimedia consumption on the LG Optimus One. The gallery is very good, but the music player offers the basics – the coolest part is the Party Shuffle feature, which just picks tracks at random, and that’s about it. The loudspeaker is of average quality in terms of volume/range, and, as usual with the LG phones of late, doubles as an earspeaker.

The standard Android gallery with its 3D effects - LG Optimus One Review
The standard Android gallery with its 3D effects - LG Optimus One Review
The standard Android gallery with its 3D effects - LG Optimus One Review

The standard Android gallery with its 3D effects


The music player of the LG Optimus One offers the basics - LG Optimus One Review
The music player of the LG Optimus One offers the basics - LG Optimus One Review
The music player of the LG Optimus One offers the basics - LG Optimus One Review

The music player of the LG Optimus One offers the basics


Video playback supports Divx/Xvid codecs, which is a great feat, and those videos played nicely up to 420x260 pixels of resolution.

Video playback - LG Optimus One Review

Video playback



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posted on 02 Feb 2011, 07:42

1. Jawahar Sarkar (unregistered)


What a fantastic site!!! Even the online official website of the phones are not so cool as this site is. It has provided me loads of information about the phone which neither manufacturer nor promotion neither any mobile store nor any person could have given me. Fabulous Fantastic Faadu Site. I am its fan now!!!

posted on 16 Feb 2011, 00:22

2. Parixit (unregistered)


Brilliant review.
Loved it.
Thanks!!

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 11:57

3. jack ryan (unregistered)


great site..

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 22:57

4. Sureshkumar (unregistered)


Its very nice site.. & already i have LG optimus one. nice mobile..

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 09:52

5. Arturo (unregistered)


I was planning on getting one just because its free with my service plan, now with your review Im confident I will get a nice phone and a great deal.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 05:01

6. me (unregistered)


Why do you write reviews on your own website?

posted on 08 Apr 2011, 09:45

7. Babu Dharmaraj (unregistered)


I bought LG optimus one. it best performance and good display mobile.

posted on 07 May 2011, 10:48

8. A K R P (unregistered)


Cool phone and i will get one soon.samsung galaxy 3 is nothing comparing with dis optimus.dis site is also cool.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 00:58

9. Balu (unregistered)


I am thinking to buy LG optimus one.. The only thing which stops me is video streaming.. Cant I play videos while browsing the internet. It doesnt support video streaming???

posted on 12 Jun 2011, 12:25

10. Ben (unregistered)


If you are browsing a webpage witch include youtube video, you have to click on it and the "onboard" youtube player will play it.
There is some other options:
-The Skyfire browser (the payed one) is convert all videos, then you can watch them.
-Puffin browser is able to play directly the video on the webpage

So don't worry, One is a really great phone, I love it!

posted on 17 Aug 2011, 15:32

11. EVETS (unregistered)


Hey im thinking of getting this phone i am a guy so abuse to the phone is a possibility, and reliability is also a big concern too. how is the boot sequence? is it fast or slow compared to other phone. right now it looks fantastic and almost sold on getting it i just want a "back ground check" thanx:)

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 04:51

12. an mobile savy (unregistered)


Hey friends... I want to ask you a question.!
Dont you think that htc's wildfire S is better than lg's optimus 1.
Think about it.
I am waiting for your comment..!

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 00:46

13. mis_mariss (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)


This is the WORST phone in the world! It makes me wish that I had an old flip phone! The screen always stops working for days at a time. Seriously I wouldn't recommend this phone to anyone!

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 18:02

14. apsely (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Feb 2013)


Be aware that Android 2.3 has a bug which prevents apps from correctly displaying compass heading information. LG refuses to deal with this problem.

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LG Optimus One

LG Optimus One

OS: Android 2.3.3 2.3 2.2
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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) LCD
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227, Single core, 600 MHz, ARM11 processor
Size4.47 x 2.32 x 0.52 inches
(113.5 x 59 x 13.3 mm)
4.55 oz  (129 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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