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LG Optimus Net Review

LG Optimus Net

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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.


Conclusion:

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


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Pros

  • DivX/Xvid video codec support out of the box

Cons

  • Low-quality camera module
  • No Adobe Flash support
  • Cheap plastic design
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LG Optimus Net

LG Optimus Net

OS: Android 2.3.4 2.3.3
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PhoneArena rating:
5.5Average
Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
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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