Jan 03 AT 3:25 PM Edgar Cervantes 19 Comments

LG Optimus 2 hits the LG website – Don’t get your upgrade guns ready

lg optmus 2

The LG Optimus One has been a great device for many entry-level Android users. It is by no means a super phone, but its availability (most carriers have it) and low price have taken this little guy very far. Technology moves forward, though. This guy is getting quite old, and a successor is definitely necessary. LG has been working on it, and the LG Optimus 2 has finally reached the official LG website.

LG really had this one very well hidden, right? But don’t start getting excited. This is yet another entry-level device, and if you own an Optimus One device (or any other low-end smartphone), you will probably want to upgrade to something better.

LG Optimus 2 Specifications

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen (HVGA – 320x480p)
  • 3.2 MP Autofocus Camera and Camcorder
  • 179 MB of internal storage (microSD upgrade-able by 32 GB, 2 GB microSD included)
  • Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR

Not the device of your dreams, but definitely a great option for smartphone first-timers. The entry-level market is very important, and it is good to see LG trying to keep it alive. Expect this little guy to hit stores soon with a very affordable price-tag. We’re pretty sure we’ll be seeing this at CES, so stay tuned for more details.

What do you guys say? Would you rather have seen the LG Optimus 2 become a super-phone? Who is thinking of getting one of these? Maybe for one of your kids?

Via: Android Central

Source: LG

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  • Nathan D.

    This is definitely not for us hard core android fans

  • AsakuraZero

    even for entry level i find it kinda too cheap.. or its just me?

    • zerosix

      I find it kinda ugly. Looks like one of those Chinese ‘dualsim android phone wifi TV’.
      Really the desing is a step back compared to Optimus one.

      • Jorge Eslava

        I think the phone is too big for having such a small screen, the design does not help at all with that.

  • OnIn2

    I gambled on an LG G2x the day it was available. One of the reasons I purchased it, was because it was stock Android. That SHOULD make it easy to update to the next Android OS (ICS).

    So far I’ve not been able to determine what LG is doing and I am getting concerned watching other vendors announce plans for their Android devices to be updated as early as January 2010.

    Come on LG, don’t throw me away as a customer. Update my G2x.

    • OnIn2

      Ahhh Jan 2012.

      I’d donate a shiny new nickle for an edit button

      • phaet2112

        LG announced they will update most of the current series of phones, including the Optimus 2x to ICS in 2Q. They did not specifically mention any of the dual core US branded phones, including the G2x or the Revolution, or the Thrill. Most people believe that the US brands are a subset of the Korean versions, so they should be updated around the same timetable as their Global/Korean counterparts.

  • kazahani

    Geez, that screen looks really small!

  • YMS123

    Hmmm… 800MHz processor,it may be an entry level phones, but at least it can support flash

  • Alan Reboli

    Wow that internal memory is just terrible. This will give first time android users a bad taste in their mouth.

  • stenzor

    I’m waiting for the LGASUS Transformer Optimus Prime

  • Richard Yarrell

    If timers can do better than this no doubt. My first smartphone was the EVO 4G guess it would be hard to find the granddaddy of all 4g android devices today..

    • squiddy20

      WTF does all this nonsense even mean? Neither of your two “sentences” are in the least bit coherent. Go back to school and learn something for a change.

  • BiGMERF

    It better be super cheap. Cause the specs are below acceptable even for an entry level phone these days

  • jeff.j1990

    LG should do better for an entry level device! :(

  • TaoRenCe

    Friends don’t let friends buy phones from LG

  • Hall Lo

    emmmm… not even an entry level phone… my mum said it looks ugly and she doesnt want it -_-

  • vid500

    I think this really isn’t something that would buy anyone on this side. But for some who do not have high expectaitons it will work just fine.
    Just yesterday I was advising a friend who doesn’t wont to spend nearly any money on a phone but wonts to have everithing (who doesn’t), and for her this would be a great device.

  • http://www.neilcalvin.com Neil Calvin

    It’s good to see companies beginning to cater to the entry-level segment. This is probably any mobile platform’s best growth sector, as these phones are usually free with an upgrade and that lowers barriers to entry for people who are coming from a feature phone.

    My mother and my grandfather both got themselves free smartphones (one of them the original Optimus, no less) because of their balance between price and utility. It’s good for business, the customer, and the platform.

  1. This is definitely not for us hard core android fans

  2. even for entry level i find it kinda too cheap.. or its just me?

  3. I gambled on an LG G2x the day it was available. One of the reasons I purchased it, was because it was stock Android. That SHOULD make it easy to update to the next Android OS (ICS).

    So far I’ve not been able to determine what LG is doing and I am getting concerned watching other vendors announce plans for their Android devices to be updated as early as January 2010.

    Come on LG, don’t throw me away as a customer. Update my G2x.

    • Ahhh Jan 2012.

      I’d donate a shiny new nickle for an edit button

      • LG announced they will update most of the current series of phones, including the Optimus 2x to ICS in 2Q. They did not specifically mention any of the dual core US branded phones, including the G2x or the Revolution, or the Thrill. Most people believe that the US brands are a subset of the Korean versions, so they should be updated around the same timetable as their Global/Korean counterparts.

  4. Geez, that screen looks really small!

  5. Hmmm… 800MHz processor,it may be an entry level phones, but at least it can support flash

  6. Wow that internal memory is just terrible. This will give first time android users a bad taste in their mouth.

  7. I’m waiting for the LGASUS Transformer Optimus Prime

  8. If timers can do better than this no doubt. My first smartphone was the EVO 4G guess it would be hard to find the granddaddy of all 4g android devices today..

    • squiddy20Guest 3 years ago

      WTF does all this nonsense even mean? Neither of your two “sentences” are in the least bit coherent. Go back to school and learn something for a change.

  9. It better be super cheap. Cause the specs are below acceptable even for an entry level phone these days

  10. LG should do better for an entry level device! :(

  11. Friends don’t let friends buy phones from LG

  12. emmmm… not even an entry level phone… my mum said it looks ugly and she doesnt want it -_-

  13. I think this really isn’t something that would buy anyone on this side. But for some who do not have high expectaitons it will work just fine.
    Just yesterday I was advising a friend who doesn’t wont to spend nearly any money on a phone but wonts to have everithing (who doesn’t), and for her this would be a great device.

  14. It’s good to see companies beginning to cater to the entry-level segment. This is probably any mobile platform’s best growth sector, as these phones are usually free with an upgrade and that lowers barriers to entry for people who are coming from a feature phone.

    My mother and my grandfather both got themselves free smartphones (one of them the original Optimus, no less) because of their balance between price and utility. It’s good for business, the customer, and the platform.