LG Optimus One Review

Camera and Multimedia:

The touch-optimized camera interface of LG adds a few capabilities to spruce up the default 3MP shooter with no flash. There are a few presets, such as Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night and Sunset, Macro and Face tracking, as well as a rich set of shooting modes – Continuous mode, Smile shot, LG’s trademark Beauty shot, Art shot, Panorama, Face effect and…  Cartoon. Face effect is pretty cool as it makes a mockery of your subjects, giving them big heads, adding concave or fish-eye regimes. The camera software also offers a few color effects, of course, of which Solarize, Negative Sepia and Blue are the non-standard.


The pictures themselves are with enough detail for a 3MP shooter, but the LG Optimus One fails to focus well on anything but the center of the frame, making them appear blurred. The noise suppression took away a lot of detail from the indoor samples. The phone captures VGA video with accurate color representation, but at 17fps it is nothing to write home about.




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The standard Android gallery with its 3D effects while scrolling media files, as well as the stock music player are what is used for multimedia consumption on the LG Optimus One. The gallery is very good, but the music player offers the basics – the coolest part is the Party Shuffle feature, which just picks tracks at random, and that’s about it. The loudspeaker is of average quality in terms of volume/range, and, as usual with the LG phones of late, doubles as an earspeaker.



Video playback supports Divx/Xvid codecs, which is a great feat, and those videos played nicely up to 420x260 pixels of resolution.



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14 Comments

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2. Parixit unregistered

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3. jack ryan unregistered

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4. Sureshkumar unregistered

Its very nice site.. & already i have LG optimus one. nice mobile..

5. Arturo unregistered

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6. me unregistered

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7. Babu Dharmaraj unregistered

I bought LG optimus one. it best performance and good display mobile.

8. A K R P unregistered

Cool phone and i will get one soon.samsung galaxy 3 is nothing comparing with dis optimus.dis site is also cool.

9. Balu unregistered

I am thinking to buy LG optimus one.. The only thing which stops me is video streaming.. Cant I play videos while browsing the internet. It doesnt support video streaming???

10. Ben unregistered

If you are browsing a webpage witch include youtube video, you have to click on it and the "onboard" youtube player will play it. There is some other options: -The Skyfire browser (the payed one) is convert all videos, then you can watch them. -Puffin browser is able to play directly the video on the webpage So don't worry, One is a really great phone, I love it!

11. EVETS unregistered

Hey im thinking of getting this phone i am a guy so abuse to the phone is a possibility, and reliability is also a big concern too. how is the boot sequence? is it fast or slow compared to other phone. right now it looks fantastic and almost sold on getting it i just want a "back ground check" thanx:)

12. an mobile savy unregistered

Hey friends... I want to ask you a question.! Dont you think that htc's wildfire S is better than lg's optimus 1. Think about it. I am waiting for your comment..!

13. mis_mariss

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 14, 2013

This is the WORST phone in the world! It makes me wish that I had an old flip phone! The screen always stops working for days at a time. Seriously I wouldn't recommend this phone to anyone!

14. apsely

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

Be aware that Android 2.3 has a bug which prevents apps from correctly displaying compass heading information. LG refuses to deal with this problem.
Optimus One
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
  • Storage 0.17 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h 3G talk time)

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