LG Optimus One P500

Monday, December 17, 2012

/ by Aman Banka
LG Optimus One P500LG Optimus One P500

LG Optimus One P500 - Price: Rs.10300 [ Indian Market Price ]

Key Features

  1. Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS
  2. 3.2-inch Touchscreen
  3. 3 MP Primary Camera
  4. 600 MHz Processor
  5. Wi-Fi Enabled
  6. FM Radio
  7. Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

The LG Optimus One P500 is one of the very few entry-level smartphones to come preloaded with Android v2.2 Froyo. The OS features multiple upgrades like enhanced Microsoft Exchange integration and optimised CPU utilisation. Aside from having a higher-resolution HVGA screen (compared to QVGA), the P500 also scores over other budget Android handsets in that it comes with a fast 600 MHz ARM11 processor and 512 MB of RAM.

The 3-megapixel camera on the Optimus P500 allows full autofocus and supports multiple shoot modes. The P500 comes with a 3.2-inch HVGA (320 x 480-pixel) LCD capacitive display. The screen supports multi-touch, pinch and zoom and for seamless web-browsing.


The LG Optimus One sports a soft-touch plastic body with thin metallic trims and a chrome like bezel. Below the capacitive touchscreen are the standard Android buttons, Menu, Home, Back and Search. LG has separated out the often used Home and Menu buttons and clubbed them together for faster navigation. The Optimus P500 packs an accelerometer for auto-orientation and a proximity sensor for auto-display turn-off.

Storage and Battery

A 1500 mAh battery powers the Optimus P500, and gives 8 hrs of talk time on 2G and 7 hrs on 3G networks. The P500 can go unplugged for up to 700 hrs in standby mode on 2G networks and 550 hrs on 3G networks. The Optimus One comes with 170 MB of internal memory which is shared between your apps, texts and contacts. The phone accepts microSD cards up to 32 GB.

Connectivity and Features

The Optimus One P500 features dedicated widgets for Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Orkut. The mobile can also integrate your social network contacts to your phonebook. The P500 is preloaded with an Android Webkit browser and supports IMAP4, SMTP and POP3 email protocols. The LG Optimus One can also serve as aWi-Fi hotspot allowing connectivity for up to 5 devices.

The Optimus P500 supports 3G, A-GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and comes with bundled maps for turn-by-turn directions. There is a standard micro-USB port on the base of the phone and a 3.5 mm port on the top spine.

LG has left the Android UI untouched for most part, except for a few minor cosmetic skinning. The sole major change is that the downloaded apps get added to a separate section in the menu. Also included is a row of shortcuts on the top of the notifications bar that allows for easy toggling of wireless radios. The LG App Advisor is preloaded on the Optimus One, its a useful software that sifts through millions of apps from the Android Market and gives you relevant recommendations.

Specifications of LG Optimus One P500 -

In Sales Package
Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 2 GB microSD Card,
Data Cable, Pouch, User Manual
Single SIM, GSM
Touch Screen
Yes, Capacitive
Business Features
Document Viewer, Document Editor, Pushmail
Call Features
Speed Dialing, Loudspeaker
Handset Colors
Black, Wine, Titan, Blue, Silver & Purple
Operating FreqGSM - 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100
OSAndroid v2.2 (Froyo), Upgradable to v2.3 Gingerbread
Processor600 MHz ARM11
GraphicsAdreno 200

Size3.2 Inches
ResolutionHVGA, 320 x 480 Pixels
Color262 K
Primary CameraYes, 3 Megapixel
Secondary CameraNo
Video RecordingYes, 640 x 480, 18 fps
ZoomDigital Zoom
Other Camera FeaturesGeo-tagging, Face Detection, Smile Detection,
Beauty Shot, Auto Focus, White Balance,
Continuous Shot, Self Timer, Colour Effects
Size59x113.5x13.3 mm
Weight129 g
TypeLi-Ion, 1500 mAh
Talk Time15 hrs (2G)
Standby Time700 hrs (2G)
Internal170 MB
Included Memory Card2 GB
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 32 GB
Internet FeaturesEmail
GPRSYes, Class 10, 48 kbps
EDGEYes, Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3GYes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g
USB ConnectivityYes, micro USB, v2
TetheringWi-fi Hotspot
GPS SupportYes, A-GPS
BluetoothYes, v2.1
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Music PlayerYes, Supports MP3, WAV, eAAC
Video PlayerYes, Supports DivX, Xvid, MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
RingtoneMP3, 72 Polyphonic
Call MemoryPractically Unlimited
SMS MemoryYes
Phone Book MemoryPractically Unlimited
SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor
Additional Features3G, GSM, Touchscreen, Email, GPS, Bluetooth, FM Player,
Music Player, WiFi, Silent Mode, Bump, AK Notepad,
Alarm Clock, Analog Clock, Bookmarks, Calendar,
Connection Manager, Dual Clock, Home Screen Tips,
Mini Task Bar, Picture Frame, Power Control, Task Bar,
Task Killer, OI File Manager, TaskKiller, PC Sync,
Flight Mode, Unit Converter, MMS Enabled,
Dictionary (English to English & English to Hindi),
App. Advisor
Important AppsBollywood Ji, Wapedia, Wikitude, MSN talk, Facebook, 
Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Google Search, Latitude, 
NDTV Active
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone &
6 months warranty for in the box accessories

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