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LG Optimus T Review

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We all know that something this low in price isn't going to pack along a lighting quick processor, but actually, we're more than impressed with the level of performance outputted by its 600 MHz chip. Combine that with the slightly modified stock Android 2.2 Froyo experience, the LG Optimus T is able to exhibit a decent degree of responsiveness while scrolling through its default 5 homescreens. Since LG added just some minor personalization to the Android experience, like some specific widgets, you'll have the option to extend it to 7 homescreens. Even after setting a live wallpaper, we're quite happy to see that it didn't stutter too much in operation.

The LG Optimus T comes with 5 homescreens by default - LG Optimus T Review
The LG Optimus T comes with 5 homescreens by default - LG Optimus T Review
The LG Optimus T comes with 5 homescreens by default - LG Optimus T Review
The LG Optimus T comes with 5 homescreens by default - LG Optimus T Review
The LG Optimus T comes with 5 homescreens by default - LG Optimus T Review

The LG Optimus T comes with 5 homescreens by default


Just like other Android 2.2 smartphones, you can sync your address book with various social networking accounts – giving you pertinent information and status updates all in the same place. Obviously you can add as many contacts that the phone's memory can hold, and along with that, various pieces of information can be associated with each person.

Address book - LG Optimus T Review
Address book - LG Optimus T Review
Address book - LG Optimus T Review
Dialing contacts - Address book - LG Optimus T Review
   

Dialing contacts

Address book


Inputting text can prove to be somewhat of an inconvenience for speedy typers because there is some noticeable lag going on when using the stock Android keyboard. Of course you can slow down to solve the problem, but you can also switch to using the Swype keyboard as an alternative. Email setup is a breeze since it simplifies the setup experience by automatically setting up generic clients simply with an email address and password. Though, it will require additional information, like incoming and outgoing server addresses, if it is unable to do it by itself. And for instant messaging, Google Talk is obviously on board, but a quick stop at the Android Market can get you situated with other services.

The QWERTY keyboards of the LG Optimus T - LG Optimus T Review
The QWERTY keyboards of the LG Optimus T - LG Optimus T Review

The QWERTY keyboards of the LG Optimus T

Swype keyboard is an option - LG Optimus T Review
Swype keyboard is an option - LG Optimus T Review

Swype keyboard is an option


Email - LG Optimus T Review
LG Optimus T Review
Android Market - LG Optimus T Review
LG Optimus T Review

Email

 

Android Market

 

Finally, LG didn't sprinkle the handset with its own social networking app, but thankfully, Twitter and Facebook are preloaded to get you ready in being in the know with your circle of friends. In addition to the myriad of common Android apps generally found with most handsets, the LG Optimus T also packs TeleNav GPS Navigator, DriveSmart, Diner Dash 2 Demo, PAC-MAN C.E. Demo, and ThinkFree Office.

Applications - LG Optimus T Review
LG Optimus T Review
Twitter and Facebook are preloaded - LG Optimus T Review
TeleNav GPS Navigator - LG Optimus T Review

Applications

 

Twitter and Facebook are preloaded

TeleNav GPS Navigator



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posted on 17 Aug 2011, 16:14

1. iMushmellow (unregistered)


It's really easy to use. But since I'm a teenager, it's hard to say if its easy for adults to use...

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 11:54

2. Texansfan (unregistered)


I have had the phone a short time. That said-
NEGATIVES I do not like how to add contacts that have called me. I am not able to listen to music on bluetooth headphones and answer phone. Can answer while not listening to music with headphones. Battery life seems short- not sure if is battery or amount of use.

POSITIVES: I like using the google voice items. Types your text messages fairly accurate- using the GPS with voice is better than inputing on larger dedicated GPS. Navigation on the phone is easy. I like the multiple screens for home-place the apps you want to use. Kinda cool if other person has smart phone- thier picture and info comes up- just not easy to add to contacts. Camera is a bit lacking-but I did not get it for that feature.

OVERALL. I like the smart phone- would buy it again (NOT I-crap either)

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 18:11

3. ReaRea (unregistered)


Hi, I really want the phone. Been saving lot of money. And Getting the simple mobile plan. Does the text messaging work great for the tough? Is it easy to use? And what is bad or good about it.

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LG Optimus T

LG Optimus T

OS: Android 2.2
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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) LCD
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
600 MHz
Size4.47 x 2.32 x 0.52 inches
(113.5 x 59 x 13.3 mm)
4.55 oz  (129 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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