Good smartphone experience; nice tweaks in LG Android UI; great battery life.
Superior Audio Playback, Very Good Telephony Features, Good Browsing Experience
Touchscreen response, Audio output, Comfortable headphones, FM, Looks, Price.
The NOVA display is impressively vibrant and delivers on its promise to provide an excellent visual experience, even when outdoors.
Thin and light, Great outdoor visibility, Good camera performance.
Unlocked GSM phone, Elegant.
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.
Lack of interesting applications.
Wi-Fi connection kept dropping.
Consistently sluggish performance, Underwhelming battery life.
Camera slow to save photos, video aspect ratio issues
No Gingerbread yet, Download speed limit of 7.2 mbps.
By TechTree on August 23, 2011
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...50
By Tracy and Matt's Blog on August 08, 2011
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 August 05, 2011
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 August 04, 2011
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 July 30, 2011
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...80
By ZOMGitsCj on July 30, 2011
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...80
By Tech2 on July 26, 2011
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...65
By CNET Asia on July 25, 2011
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....75
By Wired UK on July 19, 2011
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...70
By PCWorld India on July 13, 2011
The LG Optimus Black P970 is a sub-20K Android 2.2.2 (Froyo) smartphone with a 4-inch IPS display....82