LG Optimus Black Review
Carrier Straight Talk
Release Date March 15, 2012
LG Optimus Black Specifications
Gingerbread Android version 2.3
1 GHZ (single core processor)
4.80 x 2.52 x 0.36 inches
Full Touch Screen
Screen Size and Resolution:
4.0" Diagonal, 480 x 800 pixels
Up to 6hrs talk time, Up to 12 days stand by
Micro SD card
4gb card included, Up to 32Gb support
LG Optimus Black Features
Android Google Play upgradable, 2 MP Front facing camera, HD recording 720P, Proximity sensor, Rotation sensor, WiFi, Bluetooth, and everything else offered by Android
What's in the box
- LG L85c Optimus Black
- 4gb micro sd (pre-installed)
- Charger Plug
- Battery Cover
The LG L85C Optimus Black is at the top of the most attractive Android phones around. It's sleek shiny all black design makes it so attractive, just carrying it around is a pleasure. Put aside that it packs a 1 GHZ processor that can handle just about anything any other Android phone of its caliber can and you have the best Straight Talk phone available to date.
Get a protective stylish cover for Optimus Black
Usability and Features
The Optimus Black features a super fast 1 GHZ processor and we put it to the test. First we loaded and set Gmail to push and let all emails get downloaded while watching a video and then received a call (all on WiFi by the way) and the phone handled it very nicely. We only saw one crash while using the camera and sending the picture but after a short force close, the phone was purring again. The battery life is not the best and we had to charge it on a daily basis but if you limit the data and make sure you don't have any location services running, you should be able to get a full day of use out of it (not continuous though). The other thing we noticed that was not the most attractive, is the battery tends to get hot. Not burning hot but you can really tell that there is some heat coming out of it especially during full use. This might be normal since the battery cover is not very thick and this could be a sacrifice in design to make the phone as good looking as it is.
After putting this phone to the test and considering what it can do with its 1 GHZ processor, we are pleased to report that for a CDMA phone, it is worth the $329 Straight Talk is asking for. Put together with the unlimited $45 plan and we are set with a high end hot looking Android phone.
Be careful with the data usage and try to use WiFi to prevent Straight Talk from getting upset and cutting you off for the month. Other than that, we give the LG Optimus Black a five star rating.