After launching its QWERTY keypad phone Optimus PRO, within no time LG has released another much awaited smart phone Optimus Net in India silently. The new smart phone is featuring Gingerbread version of the Android family. The Optimus Net model has been launched silently, that is without any official ceremony but this is the way LG has introduced almost all its previous phones, so nothing new is in the news.
This newbie from LG can be purchased at Rs.9, 999, being an entry level device. So the Optimus Net is an affordable option for those, who want to purchase Android device along with some good features but don’t want to spend much on it. Soon it is expected to hit all retail stores in India while its online retailers will start shipping it in few days.
- Display – 3.2-inches capacitive screen providing 480×320 pixels resolution
- Processor – 800 MHz ARM 11
- RAM – 512 MB
- Camera – 3.2 megapixels with auto-focus facility
- It is GPS enabled
- Sensors – Accelerometer, Digital Compass
- Internal memory – 150 MB expandable up to 32 GB (MicroSD card)
- Connectivity – WLAN, Bluetooth 3.0 compliant
- LG’s own user interface with few common apps
Although, at the time of its announcement back in July, company had said that it would be a dual SIM model that will be launched in India; but it looks like company has changed its mind in midway and now Optimus Net with only single SIM slot has been launched.
Overall, Optimus Net proves to be a decent alternative in entry level segment. It has decent look, it is cheaper, it has a famous OS running into its body and has all the features which might allure youth towards it; what more any person might want from an entry level cell phone? Although its look is nice, it feels a bit plasticy while handling, but considering its segment and other features; it is certainly a good choice.
HTC Explorer may prove one of the toughest competitors in its segment while Motorola Fire XT and Fire might also provide good challenge.