The LG Optimus One is a low budget smartphone. It goes straight to those who look to the price not to design, performance or functions. Besides other smartphones the Optimus One is smaller, it has 113.5x59x13.3mm and weighs 129g. Its rounded at all edges and when you take it in your hand you see that it is well put together. The control buttons are physical not touch sensitive but they are very soft when pressing them.
It has a Qualcomm MSM 7227 chipset with a ARM 11 processor clocked at 600 MHz. The GPU is Adreno 200 and it’s helped by 512Mb of RAM. Only 170Mb are user available but you can expand the memory with a microSD card up to 32GB so you can move the apps to the SD card. The phone responds well to commands. Some people would say: “Just that?” Well you won’t have problems and restrictions with the Optimus One because it’s very smooth.
The Optimus One comes with Android OS 2.2 Froyo but it received an update to 2.3.3 Gingerbread. It would have been great if LG had put a light sensor on the Optimus. It has accelerometer, compass and proximity sensors. The DivX support helps the Optimus One to play AVI movies with its own movie player.
When it comes to photos you can make good ones if you have good light conditions or you can forget them if not because the Optimus One doesn’t have LED flash. The 3MP camera has autofocus and many other features like face and smile detection, Beauty shot, geo-tagging, panorama and continuous shot. It doesn’t have a big camera sensor but it has nice features to play with.
It can stay on battery 3 full days if no internet connection is activated. It has a 1500 mAh battery and in a normal use it can manage to bring the Optimus One up to one and a half day of use.
The TFT capacitive display supports a resolution of 320×480 pixels and a pixel density of 180ppi. It has 3.2 inches and supports multitouch. The legibility in sun light conditions is good up against its competitors and even against higher ranked smartphones.
At connectivity the Optimus One has EDGE class 10, HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps, Wi-Fi b/g protocols, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and microUSB slot. In 2G mode I can reach download speeds up to 236 Mbps.
The LG Optimus One is a decent smartphone at a correct price. As long as you don’t have too much pretence from a 600 MHz CPU and a 3.2 inches display the Optimus One is excellent and you can search good deals with it and other mobile phones on www.mobilephonedeals.com. The Optimus One offers a good browsing experience on the internet and on the social networks; you can watch movies and the battery won’t let you down because its life is above average. The main disadvantages are the lack of light sensor and LED flash. The Optimus One is better than the HTC Wildfire and it handles better even than the new Wildfire S besides they have almost the same hardware configuration.