November 29, 2014

LG Unveils Optimus One, Optimus Chic

LG has just pulled the curtain back on a pair of new Android 2.2 handsets – Optimus One and Optimus Chic.  Whereas the Optimus One is a full-on Google experience that focuses on services and features, the Optimus Chic is more about its design.  LG did not announce pricing or availability, choosing to let carriers make them as they see fit.  A quick rundown of the specs and image gallery can be found after the jump.

Billed as the “perfect entry point for prospective smartphone owners”, the LG (LG-P500) One comes with a 3.2-inch 3.2” wide HVGA touch screen, 600MHz processor, a 3.0-megapixel camera, and 170MB internal memory.  The phone comes with a 2GB memory card, but there’s room to grow up to 32GB. Other details include WiFi (802.11 b/g/), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, FM Radio, A-GPS, and a 1500 mAh battery.  An exclusive app, LG App Advisor, recommends 10 applications every two weeks so that users can get the most out of their handsets.

With a name like “Chic”, one might assume the phone is underpowered but shiny and sleek.  However, that’s hardly the case with the LG-E720.  Standout features include the 600MHz CPU, 3.2-inch touch screen, 5-megapixel camera, and 150MB user memory.  The LG Optimus Chic offers touch-sensitive buttons and lets users remotely control the phone from a PC.  LG Air Sync wirelessly syncs photos, contacts, and other information in the cloud, while the DLNA support allows for sharing multimedia over TVs, laptops, and more.

Look for the LG Optimus One to hit 120 wireless providers from over 90 countries starting in October.  The LG Optimus Chic hits Europe in November with Asia-Pacific markets following shortly after.


  • http://mindfull.co teezeCrost

    Kind of a boring release at this point, no?

    • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

      My thoughts exactly… very meh.

  • John

    I was expecting more from LG. LG said they were going to sell Optimus One to 120 countries (more than Samsung’s Galaxy S), so I was hoping that they will have at least similar specs, but apparently no.

    Both of these devices are using “600MHz” processor. Given what’s available on the market, it is probably Qualcomm MSM7227, which is also used by HTC Legend and LG Optimus GT540. Although much better than yesterday’s 528MHz processors, those are slow by today’s standard:

    http://smartphonebenchmarks.com

    (Look for results for HTC Legend/GT540)

    Much less memory too. I think LG should try harder!