January 11, 2011 by admin
The LG Optimus One P500 offers the multitouch feature, but navigating websites is not exactly smooth. The multitouch screen will work admirably in most situations, but the small resolution of 320 x 480 pixels in not ideal, especially for those who want to use the phone for web browsing. Like with most touch screen phones around, you can use the QWERTY keyboard in both landscape and normal viewing mode, which is quite helpful in most situations. The touch detection is not perfect, but it gets better once you get used to it.
One of the biggest problems with internet browsing through the P500 is the lack of Flash Player 10.1 support. This application is not included and it can’t be downloaded either.
The LG Optimus One P500 comes with a decent three megapixel camera. This is not the best camera in the world by any standards, but those who are not particularly interested in snapping high quality pictures won’t have any problems with it. The pictures will come out clear most of the time and if you happen to notice a memorable moment, the camera will help you get through it. Even with just three megapixels, the camera still performs fairly well when it comes to macro images. Another impressive fact about this camera is that it can track faces with impressive accuracy for such a reasonably priced phone. You can also zoom in digitally if you want to through the help of a couple of side buttons. The best part about the camera is that you can choose the ISO level yourself: 100, 200 or 400. This will help you improve the quality of your pictures, so the phone gets a plus in this category. Overall, the 3MP camera is somewhat efficient and the worst part about it is the resolution, the lack of a flashlight and the poor image quality during night shots.
On the video recording front, the P500 offers an above average performance, at least for the phones in its price range: 640×480 resolution at 18 frames per second. Video playback is also quite effective and the sound quality is particularly high. You can use this phone to play DviX and WMV files, which is definitely a plus.
One of the more impressive features offered by this phone is the proximity sensor. This economical addition will turn off the screen when you start talking on the phone. If you move it away from your head, the light will turn on again. This is a pretty interesting addition and it can prove to be quite helpful for those who don’t like talking with a light in their face.
Quite a few applications are available for the LG Optimus One P500. You can use it to play various games, you can download the YouTube app and you can even use the phone as a navigation system. With the Office app you can open or create .doc and .docx files, so, as long as you are used to the touch screen, you can use the phone as a notebook.
Pros and Cons
On the other hand, the multitouch screen is not the best we’ve seen and you might have some problems with the browsing the internet. The lack of a more efficient camera is also a disadvantage.