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.
Phone been use for almost 4 years, still in good condition, but the problem is internal memory is very low, always need to delete apps only can update the software, is there any way can upgrade ?
z1, 20 Sep 2015I cannot download anything from Google play as I keep getting Google talk authentication faile... moreinstall this rom http://forum.xda-developers.com/optimus-one/one-development/rom-cyanogenmod-11-0-lg-optimus-one-t2828536
This phone served me well for almost 5 years... And then motherboard died after accidental drop in sea water (I got hit by some dude and me and phone went direct in water :/ ). Last ROM I was using on it was Jelly Bean one (KK frozen and it was unoptimized for ARMv6 CPU)...
best phone since 2011 and still working with android 4.4.4 by hardlight xda developer you can add a 32gb sd card and gain 20gb of internal storage
As far as my concern this is a old model phone but its internet is working fine in any place in my full AC plant where I am working,but not a single smartphone of reputed brands also not even LG G series in not equal to this phone to even 40% to this phone's performance in internet.Even Youtube plays without buffering
I cannot download anything from Google play as I keep getting Google talk authentication failed. Any help.
This is not good phone.With 600MHz Single-Core CPU you can't run anything.Adreno 200 is not a good graphics render.And memory is too low,only 512MB,and 174MB internal storage,you can't download anything!
I have been using this ultimate gem of LG since 2011 still remains perfect.Can anybody please guide how to upgrade 4.4?
This is one of the best phone i have ever purchased dropped countless times but nothing happened to it....everything is so good about this phone....i hv used L90 currently G3 but p500 is still working gr8 since 5 yrs...
This is indeed a tough phone, dropped it many times, opened beers with it, nothing. I ended up losing it though :/
Also I installed a custom ROM on it (called "void") and was able to go more than 2 weeks without charging when the battery was new. This dropped to about one and a half week after 4 years.