LG Optimus Me P350 Review
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 28, 2011, 7:39 AM
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with T-Mobile USA and AT&T, but without 3G.
LG Optimus Me P350 Android handset looks pretty cool, shaped like a bar of soap, and having five colored battery covers to choose from in pink, gray, black, blue and red. The specs are rather low-end, but the phone is not pretending to be anything but a budget Android 2.2 solution, and even throws in a 2GB memory card for good measure.
It can be viewed as the younger brother of the successful LG Optimus One, from where it borrows the 600Mhz chipset, but can it achieve the same popularity in the bargain Android niche? Read on to find out...
The first thing that comes to mind when you grab the smallish LG Optimus Me P350 is that the designers haven't put much effort to slim it or lighten it - it is actually pretty heavy for such a tiny handset. Not that 4.59oz (130g) are heavy, but for a phone of this size, carrying a 2.8” LCD display with 240x320 pixels of resolution, it is quite the heft, considering phones with 4”+ screens now weigh less than that. On the other hand the weight makes it feel solid when held.
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The screen itself is one of the most basic capacitive displays you can find these days, and, as such, doesn't shine in the brightness or readability departments, especially when staring at text while browsing or reading emails, due to the lowly 240x320 resolution. Underneath the display are four capacitive Android navigation buttons, which are not the most responsive we've tried. A welcome element is the ellipse-shaped elongated key below them, which serves as send/end and power/lock keys when pressed in both ends. Always good to have a physical button when you end or answer a call, makes the action feel complete.
The battery cover comes in a variety of youthful colors, as we mentioned, and the two ends are elevated, making for a “valley” in the middle, which firms the grip while talking. The back hosts the 3MP camera, which doesn't sport an adjacent LED flash.
At the curved top we find the standard audio jack, on the right is the easy to feel and press volume rocker, and the left is reserved for the microUSB port with a protective cap.
All in all, a pleasant, unassuming design in a phone that is easy to hold despite its small size, and feels solid thanks to its weight. Adding comfortable physical keys to answer or end a call, which provide a good tactile feedback, is certainly an advantage, too.
LG Optimus Me P350 360-degrees View:
Bad review. The menu wasn't lagging, and a 600Mhz processor isn't bad at all considering almost all low-end android devices use a processor like that one or even a slower one. Also the display resolution isn't that bad. It fits the size of the screen. If you look at the wildfire, it is much more noticable because it has a 3,2" inch screen (the wildfire S fixed that).
posted on Mar 31, 2011, 9:38 AM 5
is there a flash light for the camera
posted on May 18, 2011, 9:23 AM 0
I have purchased this phone, but I am very sorry to inform all of you that, instead of changeing the set twice, the LG P350 is not giving proper battery backup. IT GIVES ONLY 4-5 HOURS battery backup, eventhough ,most of time it is in stand by mode. I usually talk only 15 minutes in a day maximum over mobile. As per the 'expert' advise, I even stopped all services to save battery. I found that even if I switch off the phone, battery drains. This mobile put me in a very humiliating situation since often my phone exhausts the battery and in shutdown shutdown status. I am missing important calls also. I have a request ; if anybody can help me to get proper backup out of this phone pl. inform me. My email is email@example.com. Pl. note that I have got changed the mobile equipment itself from the shop twice. Also I have stopped all the services.
posted on Jul 26, 2011, 7:55 AM 0
I did not get a SD card with mine, supplied by my telecomm supplier. The battery is lasting only one day, without much use (1-2 short calls per day, and no browsing or other 'smart' uses as I cant get them to work. There is a paucity of info with the hand set out of the box. If you have never used a smart phone before, there is virtually no help provided to get set up and started. I find the process of answering calls cumbersome after a flip phone.
posted on Jul 31, 2011, 2:11 AM 0
the best way to save battery is to turn off 3g as the phone have an option to switch between 2g and 3g even i used to use 3g but i discover its the main reason for poor battery life now i use 2g in this phone and even if i listen music whole night it still have more than 50 per cent battery.. hope this might help..
posted on Aug 20, 2011, 12:45 AM 0
Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 23, 2011
i just bought this cellphone(lg optimus me) and i find it very irritating, it disconnects in wi-fi whenever i go to android market, i do have this x8 and it is much better than "lg optimus me" when it comes to battery life, x8 battery is 3 hours longer than lg me when browsing, lg me can't download in some wifi hot spots, i think there's a wifi compatibility with this phone,
posted on Aug 23, 2011, 12:41 PM 1
i bought this phone last monday. and so i think i made a huge mistake of buying it! the battery back up is just about 5-6 hours. and it's just sooo slow!!! like the other time i wanted to see my pictures, the gallery is so slow, it takes about 2 whole minutes before the pics appear. hmm.. any suggestions on how i can make it less irritating? and also, about the battery life? thanks!
posted on Aug 28, 2011, 5:13 AM 1
I think that this is a very good phone and i was right to have bought it. People here have commented that the battery does not last at all, but i dont think that is true. I have my phone on from the morning till night, i usually have wi-fi turned on the whole time (because i forget to turn it off) and even though i do not use the 3G internet, it says 3G at the top of my screen so it probably means i use a 3G calling system (am i right? im not very good at these 3G stuff sorry!) i also listen to music about 3-4 hours per day, and play games about 2 hours per day. But even with all this, i still have about a quarter of my battery still left at the end of the day. The problems are that i cannot download some of the games i want, and it is only possible to pay for games with cashcard so i am only able to download free games. but the screen is nice, thread view for sms is nice, phone is fast, internet is fast; overall i would rate it about 9 out of 10 :)
posted on Aug 29, 2011, 3:59 PM 0
I bought the phone 2 weeks ago but don't know why it always shows the headset symbol which causes me not able to answer the phone. I took it for repaire but after few days, problem comes back again. It makes me quite frustrated. Does anyone know how to fix it?
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 12:39 AM 0
some one can help me this phone is good or not please tell me because i want to buy this phone. what about battery n other services. pls tell me thoes who are using this optimus me p350 smart phone.
posted on Sep 04, 2011, 9:43 AM 0
I think the Optimus ME smartphone offers great value for the price. I’d recommend this to people who want to use smartphones but don't want to have difficulties using them. You can download more apps by downloading LG SmartWorld from Android market. It's ideal for people who don't like complicated things.
posted on Oct 06, 2011, 11:34 PM 0
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- Display 2.8" 240 x 320 pixels
- Camera 3 MP
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
- Storage 0.14 GB
- Battery 1280 mAh(5.00h talk time)