Now we're not calling LG budget, but they sure do like they're "affordable" smartphones. The LG Optimus One is the latest of these entry-level smartphones that offers an appealing alternative to the higher end Optimus 7 phone. The LG Optimus One is actually an Android device that runs on the latest 2.2 FROYO platform, meaning consumers can enjoy multi-tasking and faster internet browsing and web-page loading times, as well as access to over 100,000 applications on the Android Market. There's a 3.2-inch HVGA touch-screen that is of our preferred capacitive variety, unusual in itself for a handset of this billing.
Of course being a phone that LG themselves describes as an entry-level
smartphone, there are going to be some corners cut, such as the lesser specced 600MHz processor and a 3.2-megapixel camera, though this does include face tracking and smile shot. Besides, throw in Wi-Fi, voice search, augmented reality applications and A-GPS on a handset that's available now for free on contracts starting at just £20 a month and we think it's more than a fair deal.
The LG Optimus One is available from T-Mobile, 3, Carphone Warehouse and Orange.
Size: 113.5 x 59 x 13.3 mmWeight: 129 gData Speeds: HSDPA and Wi-FiOS: Android 2.2 (Froyo)A-GPS: YesCamera: 3.15-megapixel camera