The LG Optimus One is a perfect example of what cell and smart phones makers strive to release on a regular and timely basis. Of course it is perfectly understandable why consumers want the highest degree of quality at the most rock bottom price. It is a tall order to fill because all of that phone and feature power has to be very sleek and attractive. Naturally, we can expect to see some things relaxed in favor of gains elsewhere. Here is our take on the LG Optimus One along with a discussion of its features.
You know very well that there are certain things you want to see any just about any type of product or service. Life is full of compromises, and so LG had to make up in other areas for what they sacrificed in appearance and good looks. From an ergonomic point of view, this smart phone performs well in that regard. The backing is a rubber material for ease of grip without the unit slipping out of your hand. There is a small array of user control buttons with distinct functions and located just below the monitor screen. The simple reason we make note of this is due to the sometimes critical comments about software buttons. The buttons are human friendly, and what we mean by that is you know when you have touched them, or activated them. If you need to tether your Internet connection to your laptop or desktop, Optimus One is the phone for you. So if you require Bluetooth capability on your smartphone, it is there ready to use. This unit also comes with a GPS receiver to help you pinpoint locations and destinations that you want to travel to. We do feel there is insufficient standard memory, 170MB, however there is an expansion slot for more if need be. The battery life for this phone is acceptable and can provide enough energy for most of your daily tasks. If you charge your phone regularly, it should last more than 10 hours per use.
Looking at the total picture, just about all people will be able to enjoy their Optimus One with no perceived problems with performance. Fortunately, only those who push the envelope will have an issue with speed and processing power. The Optimus One brings you a wide variety of functions along with swipe text functions and various commands executed via voice activation. You will need to monitor your battery and usage if you tend to use your phone a lot. If you tend to be a heavy user, such as going online and everything else, then you may find it necessary to recharge the battery before the end of the day. We feel the LG Optimus One is well-suited for the needs and budget of many people. You can certainly find smart phones that are more exterior design driven. Well made and priced to avoid breaking your bank is what the Optimus One is all about.