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LG P970 OptimusBlack Smart Phones Review

Awesome thin, feather-light – but should it rival the ultra-modern dual-core brigade?

Expert Rating: 4 out of 5
Waiting alongside the LG Optimus 2X , the LG Optimus Black is a top-end smartphone, slipping in at just over £400, attempting to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Apple iPhone 4 for the smartphone crown, but with considerably fewer features and less processing power than its LG stablemate.
Earliest things first – any LG Optimus Black is lumination. Weighing some featherweight 109g, it all even reaches a skeletal 6mm side edge curvature, together with 9. 2mm height at its deepest issue, besting the Iphone4 by a millimetre. Some may feel the lightness cheapens the feel of this handset somewhat, but our jeans pockets were thankful and it was nice to tote around something that didn’t weigh us down.
Any slightly metallic back take care of is consistent, and this phone’s couple soft suggestions for getting started are well-blended towards the chassis, getting it a minimalist beauty. We have to say, yet, that some edges felt too rough, detracting within the overall feel of this phone.
Yet still where it’s light together with thin not to mention joyous, it’s somewhat long. This helps make the LG Optimus Black a bit of uncomfortable to get small hands to have it portrait, although tendency corners make a choice sit nicely in your paws throughout landscape direction.

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People with bigger hands will in all probability feel them sits in the hands really fine in any event .. But, given this Android UI was established to be made use of mainly in portrait mode, those having small hands will battle to use one-handed. Notwithstanding its impressive lightness, the space makes it all feel some much even bigger phone than it is.

The LG Optimus Black’s 4-inch capacitive NOVA screen is when bright as an AMOLED – reaching nearly 700cd/m2 – but with an increase of battery effectiveness, thanks to “luminance decline technology”. The 480 x 800p display should indeed be beautifully bright and very clear, perfectly wonderful indoors or maybe out, even during the most sunlight we came across while evaluating.
Looking just like the LG Optimus 2X , it packs less power, with a 1GHz processor running Android 2.2. The Optimus Black boasts the usual Android touchscreen buttons, and the three external buttons – a slim volume rocker, power/lock button and the gesture key, part of the LG Gesture UI designed to aid using the phone with one hand (more on that later).

Similarly to most minimalist handsets any ports : micro HARDWARE slot and even 3. 5mm headphone jack port – sit at an individual end, in addition to the lock and ability button.

In the bottoom end of this LG Optimus Black is an irritatingly tiny slot to get removing the battery cover. Good luck opening it if you’re without the need for long finger nails. In fact, even if you have had got longer claws, prying up from the back cover can be described as difficult project. Once the user gets underneath the hood, you may see the SIM holder, microSD slit and, however, the variety.

This is a sleek device which packs an amazing 2MP front-facing camera in addition to a 5MP auto-focus-tons-of-toggling-fun digicam with BROUGHT flash on the back.


Specifications of LG Optimus Black P970


In Sales Package: Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 2 GB microSD Card, Data Cable, Pouch, User Manual
SIM: Single SIM, GSM
Touch Screen: Yes, Capacitive
Business Features: Document Viewer, Pushmail
Call Features: Conference Call, Loudspeaker, Call Divert
Handset Color: Black


Operating Freq: GSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS – 2100
OS: Android v2.2 (Froyo), Upgradable to v2.3 Gingerbread
User Interface: Optimus UI 2, Gesture UI 2
Java: Yes
Processor: 1 GHz Cortex-A8
Graphics: PowerVR SGX530


Type: LCD
Size: 4 Inches
Resolution: WVGA, 800 x 480 Pixels
Colors: 16 M
Other Display Features: IPS Display, NOVA Display


Primary Camera: Yes, 5 Megapixel
Secondary Camera: Yes, 2 Megapixel
Flash: LED
Video Recording: Yes, 1280 x 720, 30 fps
HD Recording: HD
Zoom: Digital Zoom – 4x
Other Camera Features: Geo-tagging, Red Eye Reduction, Colour Effects, White Balance, Self Timer, Image Editor


Size: 64 x 122 x 9.2 mm
Weight: 109 g


Type: Li-Ion, 1500 mAh
Talktime: 16 hrs (2G)
Standby Time: 455 hrs (2G)


Internal: 1 GB
Included Memory Card: 2 GB
Expandable Memory Slot: microSD, upto 32 GB


Internet Features: Email
Preinstalled Browser: WAP 2.0
GPRS: Yes, 48 kbps
Edge: Yes, 237 kbps
3G: Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.7 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
WAP: Yes, v2
USB connectivity: Yes, micro USB, v2
Tethering: Wi-fi Hotspot
GPS Support: Yes, A-GPS
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (EDR)
Audio Jack: 3.5 mm


Music Player: Yes, Supports MP3, WAV, eAAC+
Video Player: Yes, Supports MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XVid, WMV, HD Video Playback
FM: Yes
Ringtone: MP3, 72 Polyphonic


SMS Memory: Yes
Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Additional Features: Stop Watch, PC Sync, Alarm, Flight Mode, Calculator, World Clock, Multitasking, Group Messaging, MMS, Calendar, Voice Recording, Pre-set Equalizer, Voice Input
Important Apps: Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Gmail, Google Search, YouTube, LG World, Yahoo


  1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


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