LG Optimus Net Review

Introduction and Design

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…


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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