LG Optimus T

The Good The LG Optimus T has a simple touch-screen design, Wi-Fi, GPS, Wi-Fi hot-spot capabilities, 3G support, and a 3.2-megapixel camera, and it ships with Android 2.2. It's also very affordable.

The Bad The LG Optimus T has a slower processor and lower resolution display when compared with higher-end smartphones. There's no LED flash, and it doesn't have HD video capture. Flash 10.1 is not available with the Optimus T's browser even though Android 2.2 technically supports it.

The Bottom Line The LG Optimus T is one of the best entry-level smartphones you can buy, with a feature set that is on par with devices more than twice its price.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.7 Overall

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Review

LG Optimus T

It's easier than ever these days to get an Android smartphone. There are many budget models on the market, like the slate-style Motorola Charm and the sliding Samsung Intercept, both of which retail for under a hundred dollars. But LG has topped them all with the cheapest Android handset we've seen yet, the LG Optimus T, which is priced at a very affordable $29.99 after a mail-in rebate and a new two-year service agreement with T-Mobile. At such a low price, you might expect a clunker of a phone, but we were pleasantly surprised by the Optimus T's offerings; it ships with Android 2.2, has both Wi-Fi and 3G, and can act as a portable Wi-Fi hot spot for up to five other devices. Sure, it's not as great as the top-of-the-line Android phone, but for what you get, the LG Optimus T is a fantastic value.

Design
LG went simple with the design of the Optimus T. Measuring 4.47 inches long by 2.32 inches wide by 0.52 inch thick, the Optimus T is a minimalist touch-screen-only phone, with rounded corners and a slightly curved back coated in a soft-touch material. The phone is relatively lightweight at 4.5 ounces, and has a nice comfortable feel in the hand. It comes in two colors: burgundy and titanium gray.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $30
  • Brand LG
  • Service Provider T-Mobile
  • Diagonal Size 3.2 in
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