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LG Optimus T Review

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Camera and Multimedia:

In a way, the smartphone's 3.2-megapixel camera produces the kinds of images you'd expect out of a cheap phone. By no means are the produced photos stunning, but instead, they exude a fair amount of sharpness in outdoor conditions. However, the feeling of optimism quickly dissipates as color reproduction is extremely soft and bland – giving the overall shot a tasteless look. Indoors though, the results are no different as it's still able to shoot some sharp looking images that are muddied down with mundane and inaccurate colors. Even with the unbalanced photo quality, most people would quickly overlook it and would continue to use the handset as is.

Camera interface - LG Optimus T Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus T Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus T Review
Camera interface - LG Optimus T Review

Camera interface

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Generally we'd see some decent details captured with other handsets that shoot VGA videos, but in the case of the LG Optimus T, the case is not so since there is quite a level pixelization going on. Granted though it chugs along at a frame rate of 17 frames per second, which is better than most feature phones, it clearly falls behind the levels exhibited by other smartphones. Honestly, its video capturing quality clearly falls back and can be left to simply shoot candid videos that you'll forget later.

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Nothing too fancy with its stock Android music player, but it does function as it should. Routinely, it'll display things like the album cover, track information, and on-screen controls, however, there are no equalizer settings present whatsoever. So that means we're left to hear its single speaker emit some strained sounds when placed at the highest volume setting – which isn't at all loud when compared to other devices.

The stock Android music player - LG Optimus T Review
The stock Android music player - LG Optimus T Review
The stock Android music player - LG Optimus T Review

The stock Android music player


After loading a movie trailer encoded in DivX 480 x 360 resolution, the handset, happily accepted it and played without much effort. We experienced some smooth looking visuals as it's able to move along at a decent rate without much fluff. On the other hand, we were also able to play a movie trailer encoded in H.264 640 x 272 resolution, but unlike the previous video, this one was laced with laggy performance that made everything look choppy. Normally it won't have any hardships in playing most videos, but of course, higher resolution ones will quickly show off its weakness.

Video playback - LG Optimus T Review
Video playback - LG Optimus T Review
Video playback - LG Optimus T Review
Video playback - LG Optimus T Review

Video playback


LG and T-Mobile are surely generous since they came to terms in pre-loading the handset with a 2GB microSD card; especially when it has an internal memory of 170MB. But if you happen to need something more than that, it'll happily accept cards up to 32GB in size.


Internet and Connectivity:

Boasting your usual quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM radio, you'll be able to take this abroad without the fear of finding network compatibility with voice phone calls. However, this dual-band UMTS (1700/2100 MHz) device will get you 3G access on T-Mobile's AWS band – aside from that, you're stuck with EDGE speeds. When you're tired of using those slower speeds, you can always connect via its Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g for faster speeds. In addition, it packs Bluetooth 2.1 to enable you to connect various wireless devices to it.

Flaunting Android 2.2 Froyo doesn't always mean you'll be treated with the full web experience with Flash support – which is evident with the LG Optimus T. Granted that pages load in a decent amount of time and are properly replicated like you see on a desktop, it exhibits some choppy scrolling and zooming via pinching gestures, which can be attributed to the 600 MHz processor. Needless to say that most people will overlook some of its shortcomings since it's a full fledged mobile browser which will get by in accomplishing the basics, but don't expect to see support for Flash Player 10.1 with this one.

The web browser of the LG Optimus T - LG Optimus T Review
The web browser of the LG Optimus T - LG Optimus T Review
The web browser of the LG Optimus T - LG Optimus T Review
The web browser of the LG Optimus T - LG Optimus T Review
The web browser of the LG Optimus T - LG Optimus T Review
The web browser of the LG Optimus T - LG Optimus T Review
The web browser of the LG Optimus T - LG Optimus T Review
The web browser of the LG Optimus T - LG Optimus T Review

The web browser of the LG Optimus T



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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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