LG Optimus One P500 back
|Compatible networks||GSM/GPRS/EDGE Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900)
UMTS/HSPA tri-band (900/1700/2100)
HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s
GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32-48 kbit/s
CDMA EVDO Rev. A (800/1900-Global, 1800-Korea LG U+ Variant Korean Pcs)
|First released||October 31, 2010|
|Related||LG GT540 Optimus
LG Optimus 2
LG Optimus 2X
|Dimensions||113.5 mm (4.47 in) H
59 mm (2.3 in) W
13.3 mm (0.52 in) D
|Weight||129 g (4.6 oz)|
|Operating system||Android 2.2 Froyo
Upgradeable to 2.3.3 Gingerbread, released and unofficially to 2.3.7 Gingerbread with CyanogenMod 7 (Stable), 4.04 Ice Cream Sandwich with CyanogenMod 9 (Stable, No HD video playback), 4.1.2 with CyanogenMod 10 (Stable, No Google Now or paranoma) 4.4.2 KitKat with CyanogenMod 11
|CPU||Qualcomm 600 MHz ARM1136EJ-S
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 200|
|Memory||512 MB SDRAM|
|Storage||512 MB flash EEPROM (140 or 170 MB user addressable)|
|Removable storage||2 GB microSD (supports up to 32 GB, with the exception of Optimus T)|
1,500 mAh, 5.6 Wh, 3.7 V
Internal Rechargeable Li-ion
|Data inputs||Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen (plastic)
|Display||TFT LCD, 3.2 in (81 mm) diagonal
320×480px HVGA @ 180ppi
2:3 aspect-ratio wide-screen
|Rear camera||VGA video recording (640×480 px, MPEG4 at 18 fps max.)
Europe and Asia 3-megapixels
United States and Canada 3.15 megapixels (2048×1536 px max.)
|Connectivity||3.5 mm audio jack
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP
FM stereo receiver (87.5-108 MHz) with RDS (certain variants)
Micro USB 2.0
|Other||Wi-Fi hotspot, USB tethering|
Head - 0.45 W/kg
Body - 0.37 W/kg
Head - 0.70 W/kg
Body - 0.57 W/kg
|Hearing aid compatibility||M4, T4|
The LG Optimus One is an entry-level series of touch-screen smartphones manufactured by LG Electronics, Inc. It was released running the Android 2.2 Froyo, and later LG released software to upgrade it to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Cyanogenmod 7.2 supports the phone. Although the basic physical form factor of each variant is the same, the variants have differences in hard button shape and layout, the form of the metal side bezel and the user interfaces added by LG or various carriers. Versions of the Optimus One exist that operate on various frequency bands and either GSM or CDMA-based network protocols. They may also feature one or more variations in hardware, such as a faster processor, the addition of a physical keyboard, a modem with higher theoretical speeds, or a better digital camera.
Since sales first began in mid-November 2010, LG has released ten variants, though some differ very little from others. The Optimus One line is the first LG smartphone line to sell more than 1 million units. As of December 10, 2010[update] more than 2 million units have been sold worldwide, with 1.3 million units sold in North America, 450,000 units sold in South Korea, 200,000 units sold in Europe and 50,000 units sold in Asia and the CIS.
The internal name of the Optimus One during product development was "Thunder".
Because of the different technologies used by wireless operators in the United States, many variants of the LG Optimus One exist, usually replacing the word "One" with a single letter representing the carrier. For example, the LG Optimus M is offered exclusively by MetroPCS, while the LG Optimus T is only available at T-Mobile USA.
The Optimus One P500 was the first version offered for sale, with sales beginning in South Korea in mid-November 2010. This GSM version of the phone is sold by wireless communications service providers in Asia, Europe and Canada.
In Turkey, a matte black variant is sold as the LG Optimus One (P503).
The LG Optimus Chat features a physical keyboard and a smaller, 2.8-inch touchscreen.
The LG Optimus Chic features a camera with a higher 5 megapixel (MP) resolution and a modem with faster upload speeds of 2 Mbit/s instead of 0.35 Mbit/s.
After clearing out and discontinuing the LG Optimus Chic due to poor sales, Bell Mobility released the LG Optimus Net on October 27, 2011. The Net is equipped with a faster 800 MHz processor, but features a slower HSPA+ modem with 3.6 Mbit/s download speeds, compared to the Optimus One and Chic's 600 MHz processor and 7.2 Mbit/s HSPA+ download speeds. It also features the same 3.15 megapixel (MP) camera as the Optimus One, but this resolution is lower than the Optimus Chic's 5 MP camera.
The LG Optimus Pro is a variant of the Optimus Net, featuring a physical QWERTY keyboard, a 3 MP camera, a 2.8" screen, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Released exclusively for the Australian network Optus, the LG Optimus Elite features a 3.5 inch screen, 5 MP camera with flash, and a dual-core processor.
On December 8, 2010 LG announced that it would need to study the Gingerbread Compatibility Definition Document and the public branch open source code before it could determine if the Optimus One series could be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. However, on December 9, 2010, LG stated that it will update Optimus One devices to Android 2.3, but a date for the upgrade was not specified. Responding to a question posted on LG India's Facebook page on March 16, 2011, an LG representative initially stated that the 2.3 update will be available in late May via the Android Market, but hours later added that the upgrade is not confirmed and the information was subject to change.
The following details the history of the Gingerbread update rollout:
A variety of custom ROM images exist for the P500, notably Cyanogenmod 7.2 . First Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Images are available at xda-developers, yet these still have video playback performance issues due to missing libraries for hardware assisted decoding. It is also possible to run Android 4.4.1 (KitKat) on this phone. LG has released two different Baseband driver versions, the one commonly referred to as "old baseband" was shipped with the official Android 2.2 ROM images, while the "new baseband" is shipped with the official Android 2.3 ROMs. Depending on the custom ROM one wants to use, the matching baseband has to be installed on the device (for instance the official Cyanogenmod 7.2 ROM-Image uses the new baseband, the unofficial Cyanogenmod 7.1 Image requires the old one). The easiest way to change between baseband versions is to install the corresponding official firmware. To be able to install custom ROM images one has to get root access to the phone, voiding warranty in the process. The Android 2.2 firmware shipped by LG suffers a severe security vulnerability that can be exploited for this purpose by an app named Gingerbreak. On the official Android 2.3 ROM images rooting by an Android App does not seem to work, yet with a PC connected by USB, SuperOneClick and the Android Debug Bridge one can get root access as well. The easiest way to install a custom ROM from the SD-Card is to flash it through ClockworkMod recovery.
As of 2012 the official CyanogenMod 7.2 ROM has been reported as fully functional.
Another feature missing on the Optimus One is Flash Player 10 support. Although it's supported by Android 2.2, the Optimus One's screen resolution is too low for Flash to work.
The upgrade of LG Optimus One to android 2.3 is expected by May end...
LG Thrive and its post-paid version, LG Phoenix available on April 17 from LG Mobile Phones.
Sales of 1.3 million in North America, South Korea 450,000, 200,000 in Europe and CIS / Asia 50,000.
Once the CDD and the source code is public, LG will evaluate the upgradability of the Optimus Series.
1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA, 1.7/2.1 GHz AWS,
SAR US 0.45 W/kg (head) 0.37 W/kg (body)
The highest SAR value for this model phone when tested for use at the ear is 0.70 W/kg and when worn on the body, is 0.57 W/kg.
Available in MetroPCS stores and online starting November 24, LG Optimus M; is a sleek Android device...
LG will upgrade all Optimus One smartphones currently using the Froyo OS to the next version of the Android OS, Gingerbread.
Max. SAR Measurement: 0.70 W/kg PCS CDMA Head SAR, 0.57 W/kg PCS CDMA Body SAR
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