LG lets dealers experience whole Optimus lineup for 2011

LG held an Optimus Invasion Dealer Roadshow event at the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel to feature their latest product lineup for this year. The event featured the Optimus Black – one of the slimmest smartphones with a bright NOVA display, the Optimus 2X – the world’s first dual core phone, the Optimus 3D – the smartphone that brings the 3D experience to your hand, and the Optimus Pad – the world’s 1st 3D HD recording tablet with a dual core processor and the first tablet to use the Android Honeycomb OS. We’ve talked about Optimus Black in detail before and also the Optimus 2X. We also had a look at the Optimus Pad as well. The LG Optimus 3D is the interesting bit here. The LG Optimus 3D is a smartphone that provides a real 3D experience at the palm of your hand. With the Optimus 3D you can shoot 3D content and view 3D images without 3D glasses. Yup, it has a 3D-capable display that doesn’t require any glasses. The Optimus 3D is also equipped with a dual core processor that can easily play back both 3D and HD content. Customers can also enjoy 3D content on the big screen by sending it via DLNA or HDMI. A practical device or just a novel feature? No word yet on the price of the remaining two Optimus devices but LG reps are saying that the Pad and 3D will arrive around late July to August.   Related posts: Introducing the LG Optimus GT450 LG Optimus P500 Android phone debuts at Php6.5k ASUS unveils the Padfone, a smartphone and tablet combo LG Optimus 7 is only the third Windows Phone 7 in the country ASUS Lamborghini Eee PC is the most pricey Eee PC in the market How to Install Android 2.1 OS on your Sony Ericsson Xperia X10...

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LG Optimus 7 is only the third Windows Phone 7 in the country

Jun 04, 11 LG Optimus 7 is only the third Windows Phone 7 in the country

Posted by in Mobile, Tech News

With the way things are going, it’s no wonder why a lot of Filipinos are still hesitant into trying out a Windows Phone. We only have three Windows 7 phones available in the country. One is the HTC Mozart launched last December, the HTC HD7 afterwards, and then LG’s Optimus 7 which was made available to Smart subscribers three months back and just landed in LG stores couple of weeks ago. The LG Optimus 7 can be considered a high-end phone if it was launched last year. With its 3.8-inch screen, 1GHz single-core processor, 16GB internal storage, and 5mp camera, it’s hard to justify its Php29,990 price tag it currently comes with in today’s standards. Is it the price of using a Windows Phone 7 OS? Just like it’s cheaper to get a Linux-installed laptop as compared to a Windows’ one? Microsoft said it’s not that case for mobile phones. It’s just that these Windows Phone OS has a lot of interesting features that you would want to pay money for. Hmm, until I see more apps for WP7 I would want these phones to be a bit more cheaper. Back to the LG Optimus 7, this phone is somewhat un-elegant as compared to other LG phones such as the Optimus 2X or Optimus Black. It has three embossed buttons below the screen which I don’t find that appealing. The curves remind me of the first LG Android phone which was the Optimus GT450, only super-sized. The back has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and a tiny mirror so you can capture proper self-portraits. There’s a dedicated camera button on the side as well. There is the absence of a front camera so future plans of voice chatting won’t do well with this phone. What would probably make it a phone to own is if you want to try Windows Phone 7 and its fresh, interesting take for a UI. The Live Tiles are like widgets without making a mess of your...

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First Impressions: LG Optimus Pad

May 27, 11 First Impressions: LG Optimus Pad

Posted by in Featured, Laptops & Tablets

During the LG Cinema 3D TV press event last week, I was able to grab hold of the LG Optimus Pad they got there as a demo interface for their TV. I wanted to play with it some more but they’re pretty protective about it not letting it out of their sight. Still, the time I had with this unique tablet is enough for first impressions. The LG Optimus Pad sits comfortably between the 7-inch Galaxy Tab and the 9.7-inch iPad 2 with its 8.9-inch display. It’s not exactly pocketable but you can still grasp the whole width with one hand. It also has a comfortable 1280 x 800 display that you would appreciate when browsing the web but it uses an unconventional 15:9 aspect ratio. Like most Android tablets out there, the Optimus Pad is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core 1GHz processor and runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS. I wasn’t able to try some HD gaming (non were present) but Angry Birds played smoothly as expected. HD viewing was handled pretty well also. I did get a little bit of unresponsiveness at times when swiping between homescreens. I’m not sure if it’s because of the concurrent tasks running but it was still noticeable. Perhaps what sets the Optimus Pad apart from other tablets is its ability to shoot stereoscopic 3D stills and video with its dual rear cameras. Unfortunately, its display cannot provide 3D glassless viewing unlike its smaller brother, the Optimus 3D phone. You need 3D glasses or hook it up to a 3D TV. You would probably get the LG Optimus Pad not for its 3D capability but more for its unique size and tight integration to the LG Smart TV if you have one. I’m still waiting from LG reps on the pricing and availability of this Optimus Pad so I’ll keep you posted once I got it. LG Optimus Pad Specs: Nvidia Tegra 2 T250 Cortex A9 1GHz Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) 8.9-inch LCD display (1280...

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LG Optimus Black P970 launched and priced, NOVA display among the best

May 06, 11 LG Optimus Black P970 launched and priced, NOVA display among the best

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Along with the LG Optimus 2x, LG also launched their Optimus Black P970. It’s only a single-core processor smartphone but it’s one of the thinnest phone around and boasts of a new type of display LG is calling NOVA. Let’s get the “thin” comparison out of the way. The Optimus Black is 9.2mm thin. iPhone 4 is 9.3mm while the Samsung Galaxy S2 is at 8.5mm. In the case of  the Galaxy S2, that size is at the thinnest form but when you lay it down flat on a table alongside the Optimus Black, LG’s phone is much thinner. If you’re particular on how thin your phone can get, Optimus Black is incredibly slim. And it’s light as well at 109g which is impressive for a 4-inch phone (SGS2 is at 116g while the Arc is at 117g). Display-wise, the Optimus Black has a 4″ WVGA display with IPS capacitive touchscreen and a 480 x 800 resolution. Not too bad but nothing spectacular too right? IPS is for wider viewing angle but the rest are pretty basic for a 4″ phone. So what is NOVA display and is it better than SuperAMOLED or Retina Display? LG claims that the NOVA display delivers optimal brightness and readability under bright conditions. It also displays truer white while some phone’s white has some sort of tint to it. It also cuts energy consumption by 50 percent compared to ordinary mobile LCDs. Anyway, GSMArena did a nice comparison test between the NOVA Display, Retina Display and SuperAMOLED Plus which you might want to read. In a nutshell, it really shows “truer” white as compared to the others and has very good brightness for better readability under bright lights. iPhone 4 still has the sharpest display due to its high pixel density. As for color contrast, SuperAMOLED Plus is still tops having the deepest black among the three. Overall, the Optimus Black’s NOVA display is clearly among the best displays we have right now and can go head-to-head with the leading...

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LG Optimus P500 Android phone debuts at Php6.5k

LG quietly makes a big splash with their LG Optimus P500 Android 2.2 smartphone as it sets to land with a 50% discount off its Php12,990 price tag. Yup, this Froyo smartphone will go for Php6,495 once it becomes available on Nov. 13. With this move, LG will have the cheapest Android phone around. But only for a limited time only that is. On Nov. 13 at LG concept stores in SM Megamall, SM North EDSA Annex, SM Cebu, and Gaisano Davao, there will be a 1-hour window, from 2PM to 3PM where you can get the LG Optimus P500 at the discounted price. This is not LG’s first Android phone in the market. They released their Optimus One GT450 back in July but that runs on the outdated Android 1.6 (Donut) and has a resistive touchscreen making this new Optimus One P500 a delight to Android fans. LG Optimus One P500 Specs: 3.2″ capacitive display @ 320×480 pixels Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS 600 MHz Processor 512MB RAM 170MB internal storage up to 32GB via microSD HSDPA 7.2Mbps WiFi 802.11 b/g Bluetooth 2.1 3.15MP autofocus camera Stereo FM Radio GPS w/ aGPS support 1500mAh Li-Ion battery SRP: Php12,990 [Yugatech] Related posts: Introducing the LG Optimus GT450 LG’s upcoming Android Froyo phones, Optimus One and Optimus Chic Cherry Mobile Nova Review LG Chocolate BL40 has arrived in the Philippines Cherry Mobile made a big splash with three new Android phones Cherry Mobile Superion vs Samsung Galaxy...

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LG’s upcoming Android Froyo phones, Optimus One and Optimus Chic

Sep 15, 10 LG’s upcoming Android Froyo phones, Optimus One and Optimus Chic

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LG introduced two upcoming smartphones yesterday which is being powered by the latest stable Android OS, 2.2 also known as Froyo. If the first LG Android phone (Optimus GT450) doesn’t appeal to you, maybe the new LG Optimus Chic or the LG Optimus One would. LG Optimus Chic (E720) for Style-Conscious Buyers The LG Optimus Chic has a sleek and minimalist look and is available in two colors. It also offers an on-screen phone feature which allows users to remotely control the device from their PCs. Plus, via LG Air Sync, can wirelessly sync contacts, photos and other vital information with computer and cloud database. Compatible with DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), multimedia content can easily be shared with other DLNA certified devices such as TVs, AV systems and laptop computers. 3.2 inches display @ 320×480 pixels 600MHz processor 150 MB internal memory, up to 32GB via microSD (2GB included) HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps WiFi 802.11 b/g Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP 5MP autofocus camera VGA video recording @ 30fps FM Radio tuner GPS w/ aGPS support 1250mAh Li-Po battery LG Optimus One (P500) for a Better Smartphone Experience The LG Optimus One is optimized for the Froyo platform and Google Mobile Services. It has a user friendly interface and includes the LG App Advisor which recommends 10 highly rated apps every 2 weeks. It also features a camera with face tracking and smile shot, a 3.2” wide HVGA screen and a long-lasting 1500mAh capacity battery. 3.2 inches display @ 320×480 pixels 600MHz processor 170 MB internal memory up to 32GB via microSD HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps WiFi 802.11 b/g Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP 3.15MP autofocus camera FM Radio tuner GPS w/ aGPS support 1500mAh Li-Po battery One of the good things about Froyo is that you can install and run apps from your microSD which you can’t do with the Eclair (2.1). There is no exact word yet on the local pricing and release date but it will be made available first in Europe...

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Introducing the LG Optimus GT450

Jul 27, 10 Introducing the LG Optimus GT450

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I was invited for an intimate sit-down earlier today to learn more about LG’s first and upcoming Android smartphone, the LG Optimus (GT450). Here are my initial impressions with this new LG phone. It’s not your typical high-end smartphone. The reasonably priced LG Optimus (Php12,900) is geared towards those who want to start experimenting with smartphones without having to spend a lot. They are trying to follow the success of their first LG Cookie which was the cheapest touchscreen phone back then. The LG Optimus is a casual smartphone that is defined by its playful looks and will benefit those who are huge fans of social networking sites. It comes in four colors: black, silver, white (brushed finish look) and the pink one which has a quilted pattern that resembles a lady’s handbag. LG reps are quick to mention that the white one won’t be arriving in our shores. LG opted for the same TFT resistive touchscreen for the Optimus which is the same thing they used on their Cookie line. It takes a bit of familiarity to navigate for those who are used to the capacitive screen found in typical smartphones (HTC, iPhone, Galaxy S, etc.) but LG Cookie fans will feel at home. This takes out the multi-touch, pinch-to-zoom functionality  that some Android apps may require though but at least you can use it with your gloved hands. Inside the GT450 is a Qualcomm 600MHz processor that runs on Android 1.6 (Donut) although there will be a provision to upgrade to 2.1 (Eclair) before the year ends. LG also incorporated their own UI on top of Android’s own interface. This makes it easier for users to customize their homescreen (up to 7) to access frequently used widgets. Here’s a video clip of LG Optimus’ UI: The biggest feature first-time Android users will enjoy is the automatic account synchronization of Google mobile services. There’s also the enhanced social networking functions and same multimedia capability such as DivX video support and camera with video...

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