LG Optimus Net Review

LG Optimus Net Review
Introduction:

LG isn’t as productive as Samsung or HTC in churning out Android handsets as if there’s no tomorrow, but it did provide us with a fair amount this year, and the LG Optimus Net is its latest low-end offering. 

Pretty run-of-the-mill as far as specs go, the handset’s main virtue will likely be its low price, but does it have any other tricks up its sleeve to entice you? Will this be a good replacement for the successful Optimus One? Read on our review to find out…

Design:

The LG Optimus Net is your typical black and curvy low-end Android handset – nothing remarkable about its design, with a cheap plastic look and feel. The tapered edges and rounded corners do give it some ergonomic feel in the hand, and its 3.2” screen is small enough for easy one-handed operation.


You can compare the LG Optimus Net with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

The LCD display is with 320x480 pixels of resolution, which is enough fora low-end Androids exhibit, but means 180ppi pixel density – just on the border of making everything look grainy, yet not quite there. There is no ambient light sensor to adjust screen brightness automatically, so you have to do it yourself when trying to look at the screen under sunlight, where it behaves fairly average – same as its viewing angles.



We are also lacking a front-facing camera, and the 3MP shooter on the back is missing its flash companion. LG has given the microUSB port a protective cap for some reason, and placed the smallish, hard to find power/lock button at the top.



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14 Comments

1. AKm007

Posts: 108; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

I've started to notice that nothing gets a score of 7.5 or above if its not dual core. This is a budget phone for Christs sake!

2. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

Please see this page - How we rate:http://www.phonearena.com/howdowerate We don't rate a phone compared to the best one, but in its class. If we give this one 5.5/10, it means we think it is just "Average" performer for its class. It means it is not bad, but there probably are better ones. If you read our review, and not only look at the rating, you may see why we think so.

4. GEEK01

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

hello dear i want to know when will the htc explorer review will be done and btw which is better htc explorer or lg optimus net

8. amelreji

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

i think optimus net is pretty good phone.. it is having 800 mhz turbo processor... when you do benchmark test in that u will fine it is having1098 . samsung galaxy y os having 832 mhz processor and it is having only 1008 during the bench mark test....

11. punith

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

bro i agree with you this phone is best in budget. Phonearena is best mobile review site but this time they failed to rate phone.

3. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

This thing is cheap, small, and is made by LG. Even the HTC Wildfire (Original) is a better buy.

5. Jericho unregistered

First thing hTc Sucks Second its cheaper than wildfire s you cant actually compare the two. and samsung galaxy y This is much better than that ugly thing.

6. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

Things are different when we are talking about the dual sim version of this Optimus Net phone. It is easy to forget about its cheap appearance and lack of cutting edge features as long as it is the only dual sim 3G Android smartphone from one of the major vendors.

9. amelreji

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

i support you buddy.... 1st android phone with dual sim....

7. amelreji

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

is that phone able to play games...?? is that phone having gpu... or adreno 200 for gaming graphic??? plz reply... anyone my id is amelreji@yahoo.com anyone who is having this phone can reply..

12. punith

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

bro this phone is good for med range games like lane splitter angry birds and some racing games you cont play GTA 3. This phone have adreno 200 graphics as per the user this is mini rocket in budget phone.

10. pipiupsang

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

according to if it had higher mp camera instead of dual sim it would much better. still its a realy good...

13. punith

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

this phone is certified by adobe flash player here is the link check it outhttp://www.adobe.com/devnet-apps/flashruntimes/certified-devices.html?manufacturers=LGE#

14. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

ahhh using this phone for more than year now, happy with it. PA rating is too low..:-(
Optimus Net
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 0.15 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(4.00h talk time)

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