At the time I bought it was one of the most taken into account and I liked it a lot.
When it was release, it did not have flash on the camera, but it had enough RAM for a Low End of the time (that was what came in the Mid End), and that for me was perfect since I did not use a camera myself the lack of using the flash as flashlight afterwards)
But it was a focused device, focused on having maximum performance for a low price, cutting things like flash, (saving on GPS quality that was practically unusable, just claiming it, it was almost better not to have it too, but in defense it was novelty in the devices of the time and new things do not always work well) making the flash and few other things were the difference between more expensive models and him.
I admit that if one day came out a slightly newer version of android that relived the use of this device a little, I would update. But I know that the 600MHz processor and the 512Mb of ram would not take account of recent applications, I'll let it rest, it deserves it.
Anyway, for the price, it was worth it, today it still calls, I do not use anymore because Android 2.3 does not give nor have how to upgrade to the latest with his hardware. But what does that mean? It was a well-built device, even with me using it for years, until he did not give more account of hardware and software apps he fought, a valuable warrior.
my 1st android smartphone. I remember when i bought him, was amazing .. later I bought moto G1, xperia z3 mini, zenfone 5 (the 1st from asus), LG G5, galaxy s7 and now my actually is galaxy s7 edge.
It's really a charm even after 8 good years.Whattsapp is working fine but just the internal memory is low.Solid phone.
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aalok, 23 Sep 2016ya its really a good phone...still i am using it since 20101Do you know what the maximum wi-fi speed is think it's a g either 7 or 9 maybe max 18 Mb/sec I have managed 16 Mb/sec on wi-fi as I know the sim is max 7 Mb/sec ... Thanks ...
Very good phone. I use it as a mp3 palyer with touchscreen and I aso check mails with it and play simpler games. My daily driver is LG G4 and they are both very good phones(p500 is good for its age).
A very good phone..My first Android...froyo..Still in its charm ...whatever be the competition/Old is gold
this phone still works great for 5+ years, no degradation in battery,same cam quality ....
this is shows the quality of branded products. i used this phone for 4years and give to my sister she still using it, i bought xiaomi redmi1s,lava ,xiaomi mi4(last phone high spec phone)....these chinese phone did't give me piece of mind, no perfection like lg p500...heating,trouble gps etc....so again i moving to lg x screen, im posting this comment after receiving the lg x screen.....love lg (note: i cooked a 4.0.4 rom for this phone lg otimus one, name: "THE ULTIMATE")
Good smartphone. Really good. I Still using it for a personal reason (With Android 2.2), and it still working in the most of web sites Very simple and easy to use. Acceptable speed. Battery works 100%. Obviously that have troubles of compatibility with many aplications, but it's normal, this phone is about six years old!. Whatever, Whatsapp is still working very well. I knew that in December, 2016, Whatsapp will stop working on this phone, but only if you have 2.2, so if you updated to 2.3, you'll don't have any problem.
AnonD-523305, 06 Apr 2016This is my 1st smartphone back in the days of Secondary school and it fostered my love for And... moreIm like you, this was my first android phone, Now I have an HTC one, but I saw one of this on ebay very cheap unlocked so I just won the auction because I really love this phone, same as you :D I realle regret I sold my phone pased years, It was new pearl white :S
This is my 1st smartphone back in the days of Secondary school and it fostered my love for Android devices ever since.
It is now April 2016 and I've moved forward to a Galaxy S5, but I still retain this for backup purposes today. Sure Android 2.3, a measly 170MB storage & 600Mhz leaves a lot to be desired, but the Optimus one is still running strong, battery holds charge, wi-fi & bluetooth still works and the thing is still solid as a brick despite never seeing a screen protector or phone case during the 2 years I've used it.
If you aren't tech savvy or just want a simple to use yet dependable android phone, pick up one today for the price of a dinner outing. You will not be disappointed.
P.S. Do note that due to lack of storage space you won't be able to use many modern apps or update existing ones.