LG Optimus Black

Announced:
Jan 05, 2011
Market status:
Released
Release date:
May 09, 2011

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
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LG Optimus Black

Announced: Jan 05, 2011
Market status: Released
Release date: May 09, 2011

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5
Read Full Review
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

58.36 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

Yes

Features:

Video calling

Front:

2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

4.80 x 2.52 x 0.36 inches (122 x 64 x 9.2 mm)

Weight:

3.84 oz (109 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Hardware & Performance

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz

RAM:

0.5 GB

Internal storage:

1 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (2.3, 2.2)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Talk time:

6.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)

Stand-by time:

14.6 days (350 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

Yes

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

A-GPS

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 19, 2011

FCC ID value:

BEJP970 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.18 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.51 W/kg

Measured in:

850 MHz

This device is also known as LG B, LG P970, LG Ignite

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

LG P970G

Differences from the main variant:

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 01, 2011

FCC ID value:

BEJP970G link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.07 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

1.11 W/kg

Measured in:

850 MHz

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Small dimensions (4.80 x 2.52 x 0.36 inches)

Cons

  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)

Description

The LG Optimus Black (also known as the LG B) has the specs to be called the "thinnest and brighest" smartphone measuring 9.2mm and offering a 4 inch NOVA display which is said to offer 700 nits of brightness. The device is running Android 2.2 with Optimus UI 2.0 on top of it.

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