December 26, 2014

LG Sells 2 Million Optimus Handsets

It may not be the most popular or most impressive spec-wise, but the LG Optimus series of phones is a big seller. Just 65 days after being released, LG has sold over 2 million Optimus handsets. This comes just a day after LG announced that the Optimus phones will be getting Gingerbread. It looks like LG is stepping up to the plate, and Samsung isn’t the only one that has something to brag about.

In a related note, LG is now officially promising support for Gingerbread for the Optimus One line, making it even more appealing.  Have any of you picked up an Optimus phone?  What do you think so far?

Source MobileCrunch



  • Johnette

    Extremely pleased with my Optimus S & the Android Apps.

    • AmyJo

      Love it!!!!

  • http://bikejax.org BikeJax

    Had my Optimus T 19 when it died a sudden death. Not sure what happened it just powered down and never powered up again. I do believe my handset issue was anomaly and loved the phone.

    T-Mobile’s customer service however, I am very disappointed in and still in complete disbelief at how their corporate policy is structured.

    Like I stated above, I had the phone for 19 days. Because it was past T-mobile’s self-inflected 14 day exchange policy, all the employee at the corporate store could do was have a new phone shipped to me despite already telling me he “had a storeroom full the Optimus.” Oh, T-Mobile also expected me to pay for that shipping that would take up to 7 days (Monday will be day 3 not including this weekend). I just about lost my S*** at that point and I know there were several potential customers in the store at the time over hearing all this and abruptly left the store. The one part that made laugh like I not laughed in long time is when the customer service person told me that T-Mobile would text me when the order was processed and shipped. When the customer service person asked what I found so funny, I replied, how do you expect me receive that text since I won’t have a phone?

    The Optimus was my first experience with a smartphone and Android and I was very happy with every aspect the phone itself. T-Mobile however, has left me with a very bad taste and I won’t be recommending them to anyone.

  • http://bikejax.org BikeJax

    Had my Optimus T 19 days when it died a sudden death. Not sure what happened, it just powered down and never powered up again. I do believe my handset issue was an anomaly and loved the phone.

    T-Mobile’s customer service however, I am very disappointed in and am still in complete disbelief at how their corporate policy is structured.

    Like I stated above, I had the phone for 19 days. Because it was past T-mobile’s self-inflected 14 day exchange policy, all the employee at the corporate store could do was have a new phone shipped to me despite already telling me he “had a storeroom full the Optimus.” Oh, T-Mobile also expected me to pay for that shipping that would take up to 7 days (Monday will be day 3 not including this weekend). I just about lost my S*** at that point and I know there were several potential customers in the store at the time who was over hearing all this and abruptly left the store. The one part that made me laugh like I not laughed in long time is when the customer service person told me that T-Mobile would text me when the order was processed and shipped. When the customer service person asked what I found so funny, I replied, how do you expect me receive that text since I won’t have a phone?

    The Optimus was my first experience with a smartphone and Android and I was very happy with every aspect the phone itself. T-Mobile however, has left me with a very bad taste and I won’t be recommending them to anyone.

  • Luis

    You sold this much when you start saying that beside the Nexus S you are going to offere Anddroid 2.3 a.ka. Gingerbread. From a marketing strategy is awesome. Much respect for the way you market the production. My opinion is good strategy also more handset sold for Google. Yes… Google is taking over in the mobile industry. One on sale is Galaxy S… Samung phones.

  • bousozoku

    I bought the Optimus S, though Sprint has been selling it to new customers before, during, and after for free.

    For the most part, it’s a better phone than my LG Lotus that I was using and they were the same retail price, US$299. Tethering over the USB cable is fine, but the mobile hotspot needs a lot of work and I can assume the majority of this is Android. Performance otherwise is exemplary. You’d never know that this is a low end phone. Of course, two years ago, it wouldn’t have been.

    In fact, there are a lot of rough edges to Android and the applications I’ve used. Had I not been using an iPod touch for some of the same things, I probably wouldn’t have known better, but if you take a look at apps like the CNBC or Yahoo! (1 iOS application for many on Android) applications, you’ll see that there is some catching up to do.

    I look forward to creating some useful applications of my own.

  • Kevin

    Had the optimus about 3 weeks. VERY nice basic phone, bought with my sprint premiere upgrade after 1 year of using the HTC hero due to specs being better and wanting to have a backup phone due to the fact you can’t just change out sim cards with cdma carriers.
    The fact that it will have gingerbread support is what kept me from returning it due to minor annoyances.

    Compared to my rooted hero running cyanogen’s rc2 froyo.

    hero preferences over optimus s

    1) trackball BIG ADVANTAGE, when trying to correct a single character.
    2) sensible hardbuttons
    3) led notification texts/ charge status
    4) louder, clearer speakerphone
    5) light sensor which never worked properly until froyo but love w/froyo
    6) dedicated call and hangup/power button
    7) 5 mp camera vs 3 for optimus but unless doing large pics not a big deal, low light seems slightly better on hero.

    optimus advantages
    1) proximity sensor (would gladly trade for the led notification)
    2) larger buttons for home menu back and search
    3) Just ever so slightly faster, I think part of the speed advantage is actually due to froyo being an original os, not a volunteer effort to workaround the disadvantage of no htc support of froyo for hero
    4) screen has much larger number of colors according to specs but I don’t see any real improvement with same apps
    5) dedicated but very difficult to use buttons on side for camera and speach recognition.
    6) brighter screen but without auto light level this is not as great an advantage as you would think
    7) Native swype update, I like swype alot but I have swype beta on hero and expect to be out as an available app sometime soon for all android phones.

    So for the same price I would definitely go hero and root. Battery life is about the same, I can make it through most days with about 30% left over but definitely need to charge each night. The hangup button doubles as the power on the hero and will also turn off the backlight so I would set my timeout to a full minute and rarely used it that long but it was no trouble at all to shut back light off with that red button. Much easier to balance keeping battery power / back light dynamic maximized. I don’t see the need for the dedicated search hard button on either phone but if they come out with an app for changing functions of dedicated hard buttons I would definitely change search to a red button on optimus. The side buttons and top power button are much too shallow to be easy to use on the optimus, even volume is an iffy feel.

    I think on 2.2 froyo both are excellent phones, I think for a phone stuck at eclair the price on the hero is much too high but I actually paid $50 for the optimus and $29 for the hero (on sale at best buy nov ’09)

  • Mark S

    My wife loves her Optimus T. She is new to smart phones and loves all that she can do with it.