Product Type: LG Electronics Smartphone
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My first android smart phone
LG Optimus One P500
Member Name: jennifermarie012
LG Optimus One P500
Advantages: Robust when dropped (frequently)
Disadvantages: Can have periodic tantrums towards end of life expectancy.
After much consideration i finally chose the LG Optimus 500 in 2012
What drew me to it initially was the fact it was neither an apple or blackberry product.
The second big bonus is the free satnav that comes built into the phone. This meant that the package i got came with a mount for the car and an in car charger as standard.
I have downloaded many apps throught the google store without incident and have 3 hours of music stored on my phone.
I have never had a connection problem and the GPS is highly accurate.
My phone is due to be upgraded December 2012 and I am not looking forward to this. From some cursory searches i have so far found nothing that i would be happy to replace my LG with :-(
Minor flaws are that as the LG optimus nears the end of its life expectancy (in the last 4 months before it is due to be upgraded) it can be prone to 'tantrums' when it freezes and the battery need to be removed.
I have had to factory reset my phone once due to dropping it but was able to salvage most of my pictures/music and contacts by copying them to the SD card or sim.
I have had to buy 4 replacement chargers for my LG Optimus but this was more to do with me not looking after them. As it is a small contact point the smallest squish of the charger can render it useless.
Being a bit of a clutz I ordered a silicone skin for my LG and it has survived being dropped, thrown and stood on literally hundreds of times to very little detriment. Even the screen has survived and has no scratches despite the protective sticker being removed.
I love my LG Optimus 500 and will be very sad at upgrade time. However instead of recycling or selling my phone i will be keeping it as my spare.
Summary: A good, useful and easy to use phone.
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