Saturday 30 April 2011

The LG Optimus One Review. Part one

Hello everyone.

Today is part one of a three part review of the LG Optimus one android device.
As a devout Symbian follower from the early days of Epoc, the transition to Google's Android Operating system is going to be a huge learning curve.

Now the phone packs the following specs

  • 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset.
  • 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen, 256K colours 320 x 480 pixels,
  • 512 MB ram
  • 170 MB Internal user memory
  • 2GB Micro SD provided, can take up to 32GB
  • Android 2.2 (The all important Froyo) To be updated to 2.3 around May...
  • 3.5g (7MB HSDPA) and Wifi access.
  • GPS for Sat nav or fitness tracking apps.
On power up I did notice a little fluff up on LG's end, they forgot to remove personal information from the previous users trial. This is not impressive when you have someone's family contacts (mother and nan ect...) however the device has been reset and as the persoal info is now cleared so no harm done in the long run.

Now onto the general feel of the phone.

Now this may be newbie experiences here, so i may be a little slow on how the device works. This does not mean i'm going to slate the device to hell and back and should not be taken as such. I may be a nokia purist, but I know symbian is slowly dying a slow death thanks to Nokia messing about so much.

In fairness I was expecting a fast and easy to use experience from first use. and owing to my lack of experience with android the device will take a bit of getting used to.

Eventually i'm all sorted. Twitter and facebook all work effortlessly. I plan to try and use seesmic for both social networks.

The one thing that stood out was the screen resolution. It really does not feel that the screen is lower resolution than the nokia c6, n97 and the 5230, but it does not feel like it. Although wider in the hand it feels sturdy, solid and i sense it could take some stick.I can really see why this device has sold over one million handsets.

My only complaints so far is some applications seem very slow to run, which could be due to many factors. So is not too much of an issue. (I'm used to it on symbian). And it seems like a PDA first and a phone second. again this could be a newbie feeling and i'll see how that goes over the week.

For now. This is my inital thoughts on the device. Later in the week i'll have a more detailed look at the device in general.

Paul :)

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