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LG Optimus One

alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 reviews of LG Optimus One. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and durability. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the battery and performance. Many are negative about the camera and screen.

price, usability, design, durability, portability

screen, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus One is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of LG Optimus One from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Comments about the camera and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the screen, and comments are divided on the performance.

usability, price, design, camera


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

LG Optimus One review


The LG Optimus One is an Android smartphone on a budget, but the LG Optimus One is far from nasty - its high-end specs and features make it one of the most competitive devices out there

But it’s not fair to focus on the niggly points with the Optimus One - from the moment you pick it up having only forked out £130 for it, you’ll be impressed with how similar it is to the top end Android phones on the market today.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

LG Optimus One


The LG Optimus One (P500) is an affordable Android smartphone looking to capture the hearts of those who can't stretch to the likes of an HTC Desire HD or Samsung Galaxy S. It brings with it the latest iteration of Google's Android operating system -...

LG's tinkering isn't too aggressive, Android 2.2, smartphone features at an affordable price

Low resolution display, camera performance isn't anything to get excited about, flex in the display centre means the capacitive display behaves more like a resistive one

The LG Optimus One feels like a better device than LG’s GT-540 Optimus. We prefer the design and we like that the buttons are to the point, unlike the Huawei Ideos, which goes a little overboard on controls. The offering of Android 2.2 means you get...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Gary Cutlack (

LG Optimus One review


Another 3.2' Android phone arrives, but just a little bit too late

Solidly built ; Uncluttered Android 2.2 OS ; Great battery life ; Some clever custom LG widgets

Bland design ; Processor struggles when asked to perform ; Low-res screen makes web reading a chore ; No Flash Player 10.1 support

Featuring a simple back-to-basics approach by LG, the Optimus One is a sturdy and affordable way to get into Android – especially since it's the first really cheap phone to come with Android 2.2.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (

LG Optimus One review


It's an improvement over the original Optimus GT540, but the small screen resolution and poor camera mean it doesn't compare well with Motorola's excellent Defy.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (

LG Optimus One Review


The LG Optimus One is an inexpensive mid-range phone that runs on Android 2.2 and is being sold as an all-in-one sat-nav/phone device. We took it for a spin to see how it fared as a navigator and see…

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Khidr Suleman (

LG Optimus One review


The LG Optimus One is another example of the new breed of low-cost Android smartphones, and at just over £200 SIM-free, is more likely to find favour with first-time buyers rather than those looking to upgrade.

Android 2.2; good battery life; reasonable price

No Flash 10.1; poor browsing experience; low-res screen

The Optimus One is a reasonably priced offering that will suit first-time smartphone buyers. While it does have Android 2.2, the poor messaging interface and internet experience lets it down. It would be difficult to recommend this over Orange's £99...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Jeff Baker (

LG Optimus One Review


Low-price smartphones now offer similar features to their higher-end counterparts, and the LG Optimus is a case in point – and one of the cheapest

Very decent set of features including sat-nav with voice control and directions; good-value handset; wonderful email facilities, in particular Gmail

Web pages are disappointing on the low-res display; cheap-looking design; disappointing software

LG hasn't produced much in the smartphone range this year, but the Optimus One looks like it's starting off a busy period, concentrating on the Android OS. It may not be the best-looking handset out there, but LG has succeeded in jamming in a host of...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Rob Coppinger (

LG Optimus One review


600MHz just isn't enough

The UI is as good for Froyo as it was with the previous version of Android

The handset proves that a 3.2-inch display for web browsing just feels inadequate with a problematic pinch to zoom

of the Android 2.2 operating system, a big plus for Google fans, the LG Optimus One feels average. It has a very standard look with its matte black finish with a silver trim with green flashes on the bottom of the handset. It also has the increasingly...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Sillis (

LG Optimus One review


The LG Optimus One was launched to much fanfare back in September, with the South Korean gadget giant hosting a global press conference to show it off. We flagged up our reservations at the time given its low power innards, but now we can tell you...

Android 2.2 at its core, small, slim and sturdy

Poor screen, HTC Legend is a similar price and size

Undemanding and pleasant, but HTC's low and mid-range offerings outclass it

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Hanleigh Daniels (

LG Optimus One


The budget conscious LG Optimus One smartphone carries Android 2.2 and all the features of a more expensive smartphone.

Comes out with latest Android OS, affordability and easy-to-use OS, multi-touch capabilities.

Battery life, no flash for camera and not the worlds most responsive display.

Nov, 2010