if i installed a lot of applications, it last only half day.
by lot i mean really lot of running application like go launcher, go sms, go contacts, live wallpaper, some instant messaging (they ran services), pulse (ran service). juice defender, avast antivirus, Onavo data monitor.
Then now i factor reset it and just installed go sms, it now can last 1.5 hours normal use.
Remember, even though applications go "sleep", they are still in RAM. and RAM needs power (battery).
So, uninstall apps you don't use.
theaks30, 28 Feb 2012guys...dont listen to people who don't know the phone well and dont tweak much am using this ... moreI do agree, regarding audio ...if u use softwares like equalizer or musicfx ...that enhances the audio quality drastically even on the ear phones u got with the phone...i too get the battery life as u mentioned ...mine is upgraded to gingerbread 2.3.4...and its working just fine ...i have been using this phone for last 6 mnths now...i must say that its worth ...
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2012cn i update to ice cream sandwicho-Black Ready to ICS Upgrade..
plz dont go for it.LG people already replaced 2 phones.if u see the design and purchase it,u wil suffer wid the performance.LG already returned my money back as i sent a legal notice from consumer court.
im usig optimus black since a week..til nw no major isssues...many apps r on it slows dwn dats it...nic phon in short...go fo it!!!
How can I upgrade?
each time I connect my phone and run LG Phone updater, it says your phone is up to date, no need to update!
is there any official English firmware to download?
I need to have Japanese Language in my keyboard preferences. How could I do that? Is it possible that there's an application in the Android Market for this? I love this phone but only for the absence of Japanese language-support, I might trade it for other phone which does. Please help. Thank you.
-also an Android newbie
guys...dont listen to people who don't know the phone well and dont tweak much
am using this phone since a while and battery life is good and it depends on what ROM you are using
(in Zeus gingerbread am getting about 8 hours of continuous play...stand by is much more and normal usage about 1.5 days)
audio quality is aweful with the earphones u get
if you buy a good one its great :) and you can use different audio players to tweak your sound...like power amp!
screen is great and if you see on xda developers...support for this phone is just on it's top!
downside is that there is new quad core phones coming but it does the job and is blazing fast
(fastest in custom roms)
games i've tried work great (asphalt 6 hd...)
i dont really find a downside and its getting ICS ;)
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2012hw do i upgrade 2 gingerbread....hw do i use java emulator?see in xda developers ;)
lixix, 26 Feb 2012very stupid phone without manual hard reset. unlike samsung ace for ex. you can put recovery t... morenot true...you can go to recovery mode...just remove battery, connect usb and press volume key :P
and there is recovery physical keys at start if you install custom roms :P
lixix, 26 Feb 2012very stupid phone without manual hard reset. unlike samsung ace for ex. you can put recovery t... moredon't be silly, there is hard-reset, and quite easy to find... just have to know how to input the android code
Dear User LG OB, if u dont want anything happen 2 ur phone, don't change anything or some problem might occur. if you wish to upgrade or download anything, u should refer to LG, don't simply go to phone shop.. i've been used this phone 4 6mths already...and i really like it!! compare to my previous phone... Galaxy Ace. :).
battery life of this phone will last if you download the EASY TASK KILLER in the android market. choose that brand. it is the most effective brand among all battery saver or task killer.