LG Optimus Net is another Android phone from the company. This phone was announced together with Optimus Net model which we have reviewed earlier. This phone comes with a physical QWERTY keypad which is why the tag of ‘pro’ is attached with it.
The phone comes with a 800 MHz processor with 256 Mb RAM included in the system. Now ,we have to say that RAM would not keep the power users happy.Atleast 384 or 512 Mb of RAM would have been great. The on-board storage is just 150 Mb but a 2Gb memory card is free inside the package. As usual, the memory is extendable upto 32 Gb using SD card.
With 3.15 MP camera, you can take great pictures. But it lacks an LED flash and autofocus. It supports geo-tagging, though, so you can geo-locate your photos. Video recording ,too , will be a good exercise as it records VGA at 24 fps. This is a little better than Optimus One which records at 18 fps.
The phone comes with Android Gingerbread (2.3.3) version pre-installed on it, which is pretty nice. It has support for WiFi b/g/n and it can also act as a Wi-fi hotspot which means you can use the data plan of your phone wirelessly on your PC. This has support for bluetooth 3.0 as well.
There is not much choice we could make with colors as it is only available in black color as of now.
The battery life , again , will be nothing short of great. This is because of the 1500 mAh battery present in the phone. The same battery is used in the Optimus One P500 and Optimus Net phone also.Moreover, compared to the full-touch versions, battery should logically last a little longer in this phone as it has only a 2.8” screen compared to the 3.2” one in others. Ofcourse, the back-lit QWERTY keypad consumes a little battery.
The performance of audio is great. There is support for mp3, wav files. Video playing on the screen is only so-so as the resolution of the phone is at 240*320 pixels. A resolution of 320*480 pixels would have been great.The phone supports mp4 and other formats. Support for Divx and Xvid videos is not known yet.
The price in India is around 10k. Flipkart, the best rated e-commerce store in India is accepting pre-orders for the phone if you pay 9990. That seems to be a fair price for such a nice phone. It is available for pre-order from Letsbuy also, where, it is priced at 10,199. By using the coupon code of “RCOMLB1″, an discount of 1000 can be availed, making the phone yours for just Rs 9199. This is the cheapest price for the phone in an online store.