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LG Optimus T Review

LG Optimus T 7.5

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LG Optimus T Review
Even though the earpiece is lacking in the volume department, which can hinder correctly hearing conversations, voices on our end were luckily clear and free from any distortion. Flipping to the other side of the line, our callers did say the same thing about our voice – saying that we sound natural and without much noise. However, the lackluster power of the speakerphone quickly erases from memory of even attempting to use it for phone calls. Since it emits some weak tones, it makes it extremely difficult in comprehending words. All in all, we're pretty happy with the calling quality on the LG Optimus T.

Signal strength remained at a steady -77 dBm in the high coverage area we primarily used the phone, however, we did experience a few drop calls during our testing.

After completely charging the device, we managed to obtain a talk time of 6.75 hours before it completely expired. On a day to day use, we were able to achieve a single day of light usage with the handset, but for those who are constantly use their phone, you'll want to bring along a charger since it's an always connected device. The manufacturer has it rated for 5 hours of talk time.


Enter the age of cheap Android phones as the LG Optimus T brings an entry-level offering to reality with the number four wireless carrier. Without a doubt, it finds itself in a fitting place with T-Mobile's budget nature, but when you consider the good performance achieved by the handset, it makes you even wonder what will happen with the feature phone category. Looking deep at its $30 on-contract price, it doesn't take a scientist to know that you're getting a lot of bang for your buck – and we're happy to say that it's more than what you expect. In the end, it would be hard to find most people ever again consider buying a feature phone since the LG Optimus T encompasses almost all the great aspects of Android without the premium price.

Software version of the reviewed unit: LG-P509-V10h

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  • Extremely affordable
  • Good construction & durability
  • Nice looking display
  • Android 2.2


  • No Flash Player 10.1 support
  • Bland looking photos
  • Pixelated looking captured videos
  • Weak earpiece/speaker
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posted on 17 Aug 2011, 16:14

1. iMushmellow (unregistered)

It's really easy to use. But since I'm a teenager, it's hard to say if its easy for adults to use...

posted on 24 Aug 2011, 11:54

2. Texansfan (unregistered)

I have had the phone a short time. That said-
NEGATIVES I do not like how to add contacts that have called me. I am not able to listen to music on bluetooth headphones and answer phone. Can answer while not listening to music with headphones. Battery life seems short- not sure if is battery or amount of use.

POSITIVES: I like using the google voice items. Types your text messages fairly accurate- using the GPS with voice is better than inputing on larger dedicated GPS. Navigation on the phone is easy. I like the multiple screens for home-place the apps you want to use. Kinda cool if other person has smart phone- thier picture and info comes up- just not easy to add to contacts. Camera is a bit lacking-but I did not get it for that feature.

OVERALL. I like the smart phone- would buy it again (NOT I-crap either)

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 18:11

3. ReaRea (unregistered)

Hi, I really want the phone. Been saving lot of money. And Getting the simple mobile plan. Does the text messaging work great for the tough? Is it easy to use? And what is bad or good about it.

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LG Optimus T

LG Optimus T

OS: Android 2.2
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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) LCD
Camera3.2 megapixels
600 MHz
Size4.47 x 2.32 x 0.52 inches
(113.5 x 59 x 13.3 mm)
4.55 oz  (129 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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