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LG Optimus Net Review

LG Optimus Net 5.5

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LG Optimus Net Review
Voice quality in the earspeaker of the LG Optimus Net is with good enough volume, and fairly clear sound. On the receiving end the sound from the phone's microphone is a bit weaker, and people said we sound a tad muffled.

The fairly generous in terms of capacity 1500mAh battery is quoted for just four hours of talk time in 3G mode and 100 hours on standby, which is pretty short by any measure.


The LG Optimus Net doesn’t really stand out from the sea of Android handsets and sets the bar pretty low even for the basic category. Uninspiring plasticky design, lack of ambient light sensor, front-facing camera or flash for the 3MP shooter on the rear don’t help its cause to differentiate itself either.

The biggest drawbacks are its voice and camera quality, but the handset surprises pleasantly with good video codec support, and playback of DivX/Xvid videos up to 720x480p definitions.

The closest alternative to the Optimus Net is the Samsung Galaxy Y, which features the same cheap plastic shell and basic hardware, but has a slightly smaller screen. For only a bit more money you can score the HTC Wildfire S, too, which has much better looks and feel, plus a 5MP camera with LED flash.

In the beginning we were wondering if this one will be a successful replacement of the Optimus One. The answer is not. It is just a minor processor improvement over the old model, and comes way later to the market, where the requirements are way higher now. The shelves are already flooded with budget Android handsets, and most of them are better than the Optimus Net.

Software version of the reviewed unit: V10a-Jul-14-2011

LG Optimus Net Video Review:


  • DivX/Xvid video codec support out of the box


  • Low-quality camera module
  • No Adobe Flash support
  • Cheap plastic design
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posted on 07 Nov 2011, 01:58 3

1. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 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!

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 02:11 5

2. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 258; Member since: 27 Jun 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.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 06:44 1

4. GEEK01 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 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

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 09:22 1

8. amelreji (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Dec 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....

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 04:49

11. punith (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Jul 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.

posted on 07 Nov 2011, 02:15

3. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

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

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 11:20 3

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.

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 06:10 2

6. IgorEfremenko (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Nov 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.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 09:23 3

9. amelreji (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 09:19

7. amelreji (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Dec 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..

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 04:53

12. punith (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Jul 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.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 09:31

10. pipiupsang (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 05:00

13. punith (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Jul 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#

posted on 15 Jan 2013, 19:01

14. RohanM (Posts: 140; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)

ahhh using this phone for more than year now, happy with it. PA rating is too low..:-(

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LG Optimus Net

LG Optimus Net

OS: Android 2.3.4 2.3.3
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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM11 processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.47 x 2.32 x 0.48 inches
(113.5 x 59 x 12.1 mm)
4.30 oz  (122 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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