My first review in this section
(unless some have been moved of course!)
Having seen the bigger and more powerful android phones on the market, I thought I would plunge in for a 4" size screen to hopeful gain better usability for web browsing type activities. so went for the LG Optimus Black P970 as this was at the cheap (ish) end for this class.
I will admit that it can't compete with the impressive Samsung S2 phone, for starters this is a single core phone, so there will be some noticeable difference in speed, I am app fanatic and like the live wall papers and so far yet to see any real significant slow down (especially compared the my old GT540). It also has a smaller screen (4.3" for the S2 IIRC) but my thoughts that anything under 4" would feel just too small (well, I wasn't going to take any chances).
Here are some pro's and cons:
> A minor plus point, but it was well packed, nice box (the type you want to keep), so good start.
> New NOVA screen is excellent, bright indoors and outdoors with a good positive touch and responsiveness. Excellent colours, can't fault it.
> Light and thin
> Storage space not bad, no filled it up yet!
> Price - around the £300 mark
> Widget / wallpaper / shortcut arrangement - nice menu and easy to use
> LG 'on-screen' utility, control your phone via your PC (bit gimmicky yes )
> Still on Android 2.2.2, although update expected end of this month or the next
> Back cover is fiddley and feels like you could break it just trying to remove it!
> Can't seem to switch between 5-7 home screens, this has 7.
> Battery drain - but is the same for all smartphone of this caliber
> charger is just a plug with a USB port, so having to use the PC USB cable (supplied) to do both jobs.
Camera take some really good pic IMHO, most pics you see on here have been taken using this phone camera, but wifi seems stable (more so than the GT540 which keeps loosing connection).
Not fully used GPS yet
So far its a 8/10, I'm happy with it.