I've used this phone for few months it is one of the best in its price range
the UI is crap so i'm using go launcher which is available in the market for free
display is awesome identical to iphone4
speed is good but u cannot compare it to modern dual core processor
camera is quite good u can take casual pic
gaming is good & video play back is even better it plays almost all formats even mkv once it is updated to 2.3
the build quality is good
it has a average battery back up but enough for a hole day of moderate usage & 6 hrs of heavy usage
It is a good all round performer
If you are buying a phone stretch your budget & buy samsung galaxy R or Splus
other wise buy LG OB it is better than SE neoV & moto deft+ which are its closest compeatator it terms of price & performance
kirang100, 09 Feb 2012even i had d same problem my cousins were having neov i've used it it only feels faster becau... moreHow do you update to 2.3 because it keeps saying that i have the latest version?
undead citizen, 03 Feb 2012Guys, Iam from India. I am in a dilemma between black and xperia neo v. Except big screen, I f... moreeven i had d same problem my cousins were having neov
i've used it it only feels faster because of android 2.3
& the display is not that good even though it has a high pixel density . When it comes to the camera especially in neo v the colors of the are some how washed out but the video recording is dam good
coming to lg OB the display is fantastic better than allmost all the phones released in 2011 contrast ratio
is second only ti iphone 4s
camera is similar to neo v both can only be used to take casual images u cannot expect more
video play back is better than neo v
gaming is better once u update it to 2.3
zzzzz, 08 Feb 2012Yes! It hangs at times , want to give updude up date your phone to 2.3 then u'll see the difference it's a hole lot smoother,faster,better in every way
sharkeer, 06 Feb 2012dissappointed with gb update. stay with froyo until they release ics.I think gingerbread update has made LG Optimus Black a lot smoother than froyo. You can find difference in gaming. Reinstall GB on your Optimus Black. I am saying this because their are many other bug fixes in GB update which Froyo Had.
kick, 06 Feb 2012dont go for it.lg people already replaced 2 mobiles bcoz of its s/w problem.now iam using 3rd ... moreNot at all, I am using this phone for past 5 Months and i feel that overall its a good phone. Check for firmware Updates. If your phone is still running froyo update it to the recently published official gingerbread 2.3.4
dimpz30, 08 Feb 2012can lg ob p970 can use skype for video calling?Yeah, LG Optimus Black can use skype for video calling. And since it has a 2MP front Cam, your video call will be of good quality!!!
i have a lg phone it is imposible tu umgrade soft versin bicose in avaitable .
New GB update is good...Phone is so smooth than before..Support for Indian languages in GB.
Specks, 06 Feb 2012Great fone indeed but the costemers reviews they just make doubt about the fone now i dont kno... moredud its a nic phone at this range i m useing it for 4 months and feeling gnd just go fr it u can update in Q2 2012 with ics
Gunjesh, 06 Feb 2012Sorry aditya i dnt hv ny idea abt rooting this phone but may i knw y u need to root this ph as... moreProblem is lg is giving some application which are out dated like twitter Facebook myspace (not much usable cause respective company applications are more usable) n it always keep on running at backdrop using hell lot of memory as compare with company application..so thought I should uninstall it cause lg not giving option to uninstall it..
Gunjesh, 07 Feb 2012Call quality is good but when talking thru head ph,d microphone of headset gives the problem c... moreplz temme abt the video camera. does it support continuous flash light while recording videos???
Gunjesh, 07 Feb 2012Call quality is good but when talking thru head ph,d microphone of headset gives the problem c... moreplz temme abt software...i heard ppl complaining that software version is not gud on OB...wat do u tell???
saw, 06 Feb 2012thx fa ur info...but wat about network reception(& call quality) and lag issues? does it w... moreCall quality is good but when talking thru head ph,d microphone of headset gives the problem coz there is no hook provided as in nokia. regarding video lag i already told it in my previous comments......well i hope it will clear your doubts......thnx
saw, 06 Feb 2012thx fa ur info...but wat about network reception(& call quality) and lag issues? does it w... moreRegarding its network reception,its quite good even better than my previous nokia phone.....Regarding lag,i dnt thnk ny phone of this configuration and in this price range running android will hv less lag than OB.....ya bt d thng is if u spend lil more go for any dual core and more RAM phones for lag free operations
dont go for it.lg people already replaced 2 mobiles bcoz of its s/w problem.now iam using 3rd replaced mobile.till many s/w problems.i havnt downloaded any application also.simple basic thing is check the video recording.video continously struck while recording and also while playing.i hav been revolving round the lg service centre from 5 months.but problem not solved.so i sent a legal notice to lg.looking forward to register a complaint in consumer forum.plz dont buy this