The LG Optimus Black is due for release shortly and looks set to prove popular thanks to a comprehensive specification list which boasts highlights such as a 5 megapixel camera, super fast Internet browsing, Android operating system and numerous applications.
The handset measures 121x 63.5x 9.2 millimetres whilst weighing in at a feather weight 109 g. This slimline handset looks fantastic with its glossy black finish with silver trim on the edges. It is sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing, yet exudes quality. It comes with a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen which is able to display up to 16,000,000 individual colours within 480x 800 pixels resulting in fantastic display quality of the on screen imagery. Proximity and accelerometer sensors are included as standard, and as is common with many Android smartphones there is a touch-sensitive shortcut panel at the base of the screen.
The LG Optimus Black comes with Photocall functionality in its spacious phonebook which is capable of storing a seemingly limitless number of contacts. In order to store files and documents as well as additional downloaded applications there is a microSD card slot which can accommodate a memory card of up to 32 GB meaning that the handset can easily be used to store an entire digital music collection or any number of video files, documents etc.
A selection of different connectivity features is utilised with the LG Optimus Black to keep it connected at optimum levels. GPRS and EDGE provide the primary means of connecting to cellular networks allowing functions such as phone calls and messaging to be carried out. In areas where 3G coverage is present, an HSDPA connection provides the primary means of Internet access. The alternative means of accessing the Internet is provided via Wi-Fi which allows users to take advantage of local wireless networks from enhanced browsing experience. The standard Bluetooth and micro USB connections are included which means the handset can be connected to compatible hardware devices whereby several different tasks can be carried out.
The LG Optimus Black is also a highly competent cameraphone. It comes with a 5 mega pixel offering located on the back of the handset which provides fantastic quality still imagery thanks to the pixel resolution of 2592x 1944 and comes with Autofocus and an LED flash as well as geo-tagging which functions thanks to GPS. An alternative method of image capture is provided in the form of 720p high definition video capture. A secondary camera is located on the front of the handset which operates at a respectable 2 mega pixels and provides users with the means to carry out video calls and to take self portrait photos.
Android 2.2 (Froyo) is the operating system of choice however this is upgradeable to later versions whenever updates are released. It provides a powerful platform for expansion and customisation thanks to access the Android Market which provides over 100,000 apps for download from several different categories. Standard features of the LG Optimus Black include social networking integration along with the standard package of Google features plus a versatile internal media player which supports numerous music and video file formats.
If you are looking for a premium Smartphone which exudes style and class and boasts a spec list which is second to none, the LG Optimus Black is a great choice.