LG P970 Optimus Black

  • LG P970 Optimus Black
75
Based on 51 scores, 71 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    23
  • Average:
    10
  • Bad:
    10

Pros:

  • Sleek design.
  • Good smartphone experience; nice tweaks in LG Android UI; great battery life.
  • Superior Audio Playback, Very Good Telephony Features, Good Browsing Experience

Cons:

  • Sluggish UI; Lacklutre multimedia performance; 720p recording not up to the mark; No Gingerbread update; No TV Out.
  • A Bit Sluggish, Touchscreen Response Could Have Been Better.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechTree on 50

Expert Review MRP: Rs 22,500Street Price: 19,600 () Here it is: the latest addition to 's popular series, dubbed the . It is the very first phone to sport what LG calls the display. According to the manufacturer, it delivers twice the brightness...

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on -

The LG Optimus Black may have a few drawback such as its poor build quality and bad battery life but overall I feel that for the price it's simply an amazing device. A fast processor and an amazing screen is what sets this device out from the rest...

By TechSmart.co.za on -

One of the most important features of a touchscreen smartphone is arguably its screen, and LG is hoping that the Optimus Black P970 has what it takes to outshine the competition.Design DutyToday’s smartphones can no longer just impress performance...

By PC Advisor on -

If it wasnt for the small issues that bug its UI and touchscreen response, the LG Optimus Black would have scored a lot higher. However, in spite of all its weaknesses I can say with some certainly that the P970 is one of the best Android...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A gorgeous, bright screen, innovative gesture control and light weight make the Optimus Black very tempting, especially if you can get it on a £20-per-month contract...

By ZOMGitsCj on 80

The LG Optimus Black claims to have the brightness screen on a mobile scene to date, which should be a good selling point for this otherwise slightly-above-average Android smartphone that’s trying to fit itself into the upper-midrange segment.The...

By Tech2 on 65

Dressed in a sleek black shell LG’s Optimus Black exudes poise and quite a bit of sex appeal. Taking its cue from big brother, the Optimus 2X, this lower end variant just could do better. After putting it to the test, here’s what I have to...

By CNET Asia on 75

The Optimus Black is a solid smartphone, but one that might get lost amongst the competition. The NOVA display is great outdoors, but many will find that it's a feature they will not often need....

By Wired UK on 70

The Optimus Black has a terrific looking (if slightly laggardly acting) screen and a strong range of Android-supported features, making it a decent lower-cost alternative to the range-topping Optimus 2X.SpecificationsSoftware : Android 2.2 Froyo...

By PCWorld India on 82

The LG Optimus Black P970 is a sub-20K Android 2.2.2 (Froyo) smartphone with a 4-inch IPS display....

By Mobile88 on -

Super-thin phone and NOVA display. Fairly decent for an entertainment...

By itreviews.com on 80

The LG Optimus Black is a difficult handset to evaluate. Its poor battery life is a real let-down, the high quality screen a big plus point. We're non-plussed by the gesture control, but the general specifications are pleasing. In the end, it's...

By RegHardware on 75

The Optimus Black’s single-core processor may not be in the top rank but it’s still plenty fast, all the better to power that terrifically bright and clear screen. But while the screen’s great to look at, it still suffers from the lack...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The LG Optimus Black possesses a great design and a good quality camera, along with a screen that offers superb sunlight legibility. The Optimus Black isn’t as fast as the latest dual-core smartphones, but if you’re after an Android phone...

By CIOL on -

After launching the world's first mobile with dual core processor installed, LG Optimus 2X, LG has once again dished another swish range of handsets, LG Optimus Black, blessed with Android 2.2. Now obviously its a pleasure for us to present a brief...

By 3G UK on 60

In the world of mobile phones, four months is an awfully long time. While we got quite excited by our first glimpse of the Optimus Black at CES, now we are not so impressed. Sure, the display is very impressive, but it’s hard to say that the build...

By Android Central on -

New display technology in a ultra-slim form factor, the LG Optimus Black brings a high level of style to Android. But is it the phone for you?The LG Optimus Black is the latest offering from LG Electronics, bringing a stylish form factor, the new...

By TechRadar on 80

Sitting alongside the LG Optimus 2X, the LG Optimus Black is a top-end smartphone, slipping in at just over £400, attempting to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Apple iPhone 4 for the smartphone crown, but with considerably fewer features and...

By DigitalVersus on 100

The LG Optimus Black combines a sleek design with an ultra-light handset to make what is certainly one of the best Android smartphones currently available. It might not pack the same punch as its rivals, but it's affordable enough to be a hit with a...

By Mobile Choice on 60

For a handset at this price we expected a more fluid experience, though the impressive display deserves praise...