LG Optimus One P500

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.53 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 3.2 inches
Carriers AT&T
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.2

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias Thrive, Phoenix, P500


Height 4.47 inches
Width 2.32 inches
Thickness 0.53 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Silver
Loudspeaker Mono


Screen size (diagonal) 3.2 inches
Technology LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 480 px
Resolution (X) 320 px
PPI 180
Touchscreen type Capacitive


Carriers AT&T
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS frequencies supported 2100, 1900, 850
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes


Manufacturer Qualcomm
Model MSM 7627
Clock speed 600 MHz


Internal size 160 MB
External Yes
Max external size 32 GB
External type microSD

Rear Camera

Resolution 3.2 megapixels
Flash None
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution VGA


Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.2


Video out No
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB


Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer


Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Yes

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  • 6.0
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    Reviewed by MobileWorm (Previously owned)

    For an entry-level Android Smartphone, the LG Optimus One is a good choice.

    Build quality is surprisingly good. Although generally made of rubberized plastic, the phone doesn't feel cheap and flimsy. Design-wise, it doesn't look bad either.

    When it came out, it was the first entry-level smartphone to run Android 2.2 (a.k.a Froyo) out of the box. Like every Android smartphone that's not a Nexus, it comes with a custom manufacturer skin. LG exercised restraint and did some minimal skinning. It's a relief because LG isn't particularly good at skinning Android.

    The phone has a 3.2" LCD screen. Compared to most low-end Android smartphones, it's a pretty decent screen. Unlike high-end Android smartphones, the screen isn't gorilla glass so be sure to get a screen protector if you can't stand scratches.

    The Optimus One is bundled with a 1500 mAh battery. At the time of its release, batteries rated at 1500 mAh were mostly reserved for high-end smartphones.

    It can run most apps and majority of the games in the Android market decently. Multi-tasking isn't much of a problem but isn't its strong suit either.

    It comes with a 3 megapixel camera which is good enough.

    For its price and class, the LG Optimus One is king of the hill. Just don't expect it to play with the big boys. To use sports metaphors: It's good enough to be one of the better players in the NBA D-League but not good enough to actually land a contract in the NBA.

    In September 2011, LG rolled out the Gingerbread update for LG Optimus One smartphones.

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