LG Optimus Black P970 - user opinions and reviews

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7.7
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I just got it this phone i love it amzing display yaar and very smooth real feeling

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  • 2011-07-13 19:23
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i am warried about the battery...as lg claims to consume 50% less ....compared to others does it ?????

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  • 2011-07-13 18:01
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Does anyone actually need hdmi out? I have a whole bunch of devices that have them but I never use it. and who really needs Bluetooth 3.0? I never used bluetooth either.

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  • 2011-07-13 15:35
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God I cant believe it takes so many steps just to open my Notes app shortcut in the main Homescreen!

1. Press power button using Index finger.
2. Reposition the hand from an awkward position(a must!)
3. Slide to unlock(shows the last open app)
4. Tap the Home key(shows the last open page in Homescreen)
5. Tap the Home key again(shows the main Homescreen where Notes shortcut is)
6. Tap the Notes app (atlast but after 6 steps!)

Now I understand why GalaxyS have mechanical home button that can be used to wakeup the phone.

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  • 2011-07-13 13:31
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i know that usually an update is good for almost all things. but i really dont know what it would do to this phone if updates to gingerbread. can anyone educate me on the changes this phone would have if updated to gingerbread?
thanks in advance

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  • 2011-07-13 11:26
  • 9xkG
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lg p970 is still a tamed lion without a upgrade to gingerbread how sad...

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  • 2011-07-13 11:23
  • t7Xi
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does it come with document editor ?

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  • 2011-07-13 07:51
  • PWaw
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optimus net is out with gingerbread how come there is still no upgrade for the lg optimus black? lg please enough already we want the gingerbread upgrade.

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  • 2011-07-13 06:14
  • t7Xi
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-12 13:10 from 0Bj4 - click to readgot it!! thanks!!

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  • 2011-07-13 04:48
  • 9xkG
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> In reply to satish @ 2011-07-12 08:19 from 5}pE - click to readYes there is a video light which u can use while video recording

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  • 2011-07-12 23:18
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Excellent phone...have been using it for 2 weeks...works like a charm..just waiting for the 2.3 upgrade

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  • 2011-07-12 23:16
  • vw7r
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How much is it $ ?

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  • 2011-07-12 17:14
  • HxiI
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-07-12 09:08 from U@1X - click to readUse optimus black for a week and u'll start hating the other phones ! :P

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  • 2011-07-12 16:16
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For all those who are still in dilemma whether to purchase or not to.. Do go and purchase it today ! i purchased it 5 days back ! works like a butter ! smoooooooth ! display looks just out of earth ! all other features are just awesome ! including the digitaldolby mode ! Battery is also pretty good ! thats my review on this phone !

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  • 2011-07-12 16:12
  • utH0
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> In reply to vonnn @ 2011-07-12 09:39 from 9xkG - click to readThere's like a search icon in the top-rigt corner of the market app which looks like a magnifier. Tap on it and you'll be able to type the title of an app you're interested in.

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  • 2011-07-12 13:10
  • 0Bj4
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LG Optimus Black is a beauty to look at, a very aesthetically designed phone with a very minimalistic look. You'll find nothing on the left and bottom sides of the Black, with a couple of buttons serving as volume rocker and G-Key on the right, and the usual headphone jack, power / lock combo button, and MicroUSB port at the top. Though being very slim and light and with a plastic body, the phone sure does look premium and is very good to hold. The curved edges make it resistant to slipping.
In the era of dual cores Optimus Black’s 1Gz single core does look a bit light but along with 512MB of RAM you shouldn’t have much problems playing most if not all applications available in the android market. Moving across screens, playing videos and playing HD games are smooth though you might find a lag sometimes but that is not a deal breaker.
Optimus Black comes with a 5MP primary camera and a 2MP front camera. The photography experience is pretty good with a good auto focus facility and a whole set of other options for a budding photographer to play with. Optimus Black records video in 720p and with a decent frame rate, the videos do look good when viewed on the phone. The front 2MP camera can be used for video calls but you will be able to do that once Optimus Black gets a ginger bread upgrade, till then be happy using it as a mirror.
Optimus Black does have a host of connectivity options starting with GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, DLNA, and a new thing called Wi-Fi Direct for peer-to-peer file transfers. The phone doesn’t have any death grip issues as we didn’t find any loss of signal strength while holding the phone in different ways.
Watching videos on this phone is a delight on Optimus Black’s 4 inch NOVA display. The music player on the phone is superbly designed giving you a 3D effect on the landscape mode for all the albums you have in your music collection. The GPS signal receiver on this phone sure is one of a top notch quality getting a lock in less than a minute with data connection switched off.

Conclusion:
LG have got a winner here with a super slim and a beautifully designed smart phone with an excellent display. It may not be powerful as the dual cores but it sure does all your various smart phone activities with aplomb. Wish the phone had Android 2.3 Ginger bread out of the box and a little bit better audio output, well that’s about what is missing from this super elegant and efficient device. At Rs 19,900 it sure is a great buy.

Courtesy: http://gourmetandgadgets.blogspot.com/

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  • 2011-07-12 12:05
  • PIdJ
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hi
is there a faster way to search for apps in the andriod market?? like just typing the specific app i want to install and it will already show? or do i really have to scroll down and just look for it 1 by 1??

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  • 2011-07-12 09:39
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