Yesterday, I purchased an Android phone named “LG Optimus One”. I was looking for a budget phone (for less than Rs. 15K i.e. ~ $300) running Android OS. There were options like Samsung Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5, and then had few options from HTC as well, but LG Optimus One looked powerful with 600 MHz processor and 512 MB RAM. As it is not much loaded with custom UI, so the the device is very much responsive. There is a 3.0MP camera in the back side of the phone and the device is running Android 2.2 i.e. FroYo. In this price tag, LG Optimus One is the only phone which is updatable with Android 2.3 i.e. Gingerbread. Hope to get the update by end of January or Mid Feb 2011. Here is the unboxing pictures of LG Optimus One P500, I will post the detailed review by end of this month after using this phone for few days.
The phone came in a box packing with following items inside,
LG Optimus One device, 1 battery, 2GB micro SD card, 1 earphone, 1 Data Cable, User Manual
Price: I purchased LG Optimus One at INR 11,950/- from local retail market. This phone is also available at Flipkart for Rs. 12,499/-.
After setting correct date and time on the phone, I connected that with my home Wi-Fi and opened few sites. I also installed few apps like TweetDeck, Dropbox, Opera Mini, Foursquare, Skype etc. on the device from Android Market. LG Optimus One comes with already installed apps like YouTube, Gmail, Maps, Twitter, Facebook, Dictionary, Navigation, N-Drive etc.
At first this budget android phone is looking good to me. Now time will tell, how it performs when so many apps keep running on the phone.