The Optimus One, along with the Optimus Chic, is a handset designed for people starting out with Android. It has reasonable specs, a 600MHz processor, a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen and a 3-megapixel camera. The snapper includes features like face tracking and smile shot. It'll also have Wi-Fi and HSDPA, as you would expect
The phone will feature an LG-built Android skin, together with an app advisor recommending highly rated apps for you to download every week. You'll also get some decent Froyo benefits, including a faster browser and OS, as well as the potential to use the phone as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot..
3 claims it will be the first phone on the network to have two internal antennas instead of the usual one for receiving a 3G signal, which it said should improve download speeds.
Its availability on pay as you go means it'll be a better bet for those who don't want to be tied in for long periods paying high monthly tariffs. This is becoming more common for mid-spec Android phones. There's no word yet as to whether the Optimus One will also be available on contract.
T-Mobile will also offer the handset, which comes with a free car mount and charger at launch, regardless of which network you choose. This is a plus point for drivers who want to make the most of Google Maps.
Android phones are becoming increasingly affordable, and the LG Optimus One is certainly a good choice if you're looking for something that runs Android, but aren't prepared to pay up for a high-end device like the HTC Desire HD.