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.
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.
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??
In the spec's on the LG site (dutch) the internal memory is 1,5Gb.
On this site it is 512 Mb.
LG site the Netherlands:
me planning to buy optimus black...plz help me is there video light for video recording....????..... help me plz
Anonymous, 11 Jul 2011Hey guys! How's the battery backup of the Optimus Black?! Better than Galaxy SL???Yes lg optimus black better bettery backup
if you keep power saving mode
Hey guys! How's the battery backup of the Optimus Black?! Better than Galaxy SL???
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2011after buying optimus black i fill i am a gret looser. because its a dam bad mobile in mobile i... morewhat the hell r u talking about? :/ it's the best smartphone in its price range, period! (btw he says it's the worst phone that he ever owned)
gorilla glass display says in the specifications :o really? cause I have this and it doesn't seem have :/ gorilla glass web page says it has too but I'n not sure, it can be scratched...
i bought the lg black for my girl last week. and she loved it very much!! she had no complains about the phone. the only thing we noticed is phone heats up afer a long use. may it be talking, gaming, charging or web browsing. is this normal?? thanks in advance
Jerick, 10 Jul 2011Im currently using an Iphone 3GS for almost a year now and I'd like to do an upgrade. Im think... moreMy biggest gripe with Optimus Black is that the back edges feels sharp on my palm. Try holding the palm friendly Galaxy SL and you will feel a big difference in comfort.
Yess what great phone yaar superb disply quality nice speed iam totaly satisfy..............all frdz go for it