Nov 16 AT 7:54 PM Taylor Wimberly 7 Comments

LG boasts one million Optimus One phones sold in 40 days

Today LG announced that their Optimus One has sold one million units in just 40 days, becoming the fastest selling handset in the company’s history. This Android 2.2 device can be found online for free (with contract) and is currently available on Sprint and T-Mobile and coming soon to U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

Normally we down-play the “entry-level” Android phones since they ship with outdated versions of Google’s OS, but LG refers to the Optimus One as a transitional device since it features Android 2.2 and can run all the same apps as the high-end phones.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said, “The versatile, powerful LG Optimus One was designed to provide an easy transition into the world of smartphones and as these numbers demonstrate, there is obviously a strong demand for this type of device . Optimus One seems to be what many customers were waiting for, proving that smartphones aren’t just for early adopters anymore.”

We have recently been playing with the international version of the Optimus One (LG-P500) and I can easily say it is the best low-priced Android phone for someone looking to transition into their first smartphone. I’ve been impressed with the performance LG squeezed out of the 600 MHz processor and the 1500 mAh battery runs for days.

For more information on the Optimus One visit the official site. Check back later this week for our final thoughts, benchmarks, and mini-review.

Source: LG PR

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  • anakin78z

    I normally don’t care about low end devices, but I happened to see one in a T Mobile store, and I was impressed. The design is really nice in person, and with it running stock Android, it seems like a pretty sweet entry deal at that price.

  • http://Website Gee

    This is indeed a pretty good phone.

    512 MB of RAM + Adreno 200 GPU + Froyo 2.2 = a damn great deal for a damn near free phone.

  • http://Website jose

    Man if LG updated the froyo it will be just as good…still waiting. .

  • http://Website robb

    I’ve had one of these for over a week now and it is great! I have to laugh when people call it a beginner phone. On paper it is no powerhouse, but the thing performs. Unless you actually NEED high end multimedia features, then this is the phone for most users. It’s cheap, has the latest OS, and runs fast.

    I’m glad something like this has finally come out. I hope to see more in the future. Soon the market will be saturated with android devices!

  • http://Website mikey

    Android makes another phone–>maker into a powerhouse.

  • http://Website Paul Atreides

    This is a great step for the people intimidated by Android. I believe these type of phones will give people a push in the right direction.

  • http://Website TFJ4

    Kudos to LG for shipping with FroYo, consumer and manufacture both win.