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LG Optimus review | Multimedia

Published on: Thursday, November 25th 2010                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

LG Optimus Android phone

T he LG Optimus Android has five different start screens. These can be filled with Widgets, quick links and folders. There are no special LG Widgets to be found here or anything like that either. There are a few keys placed under the screen, for settings, among others. These keys vary per function. You can change the background of the main screen and choose from inbox or compose in the e-mail application. These keys make for easy operation, so that you always have all relevant functions in the same place.

LG Optimus review

 

LG Optimus multimedia smartphone

LG Optimus multimedia smartphone

LG GT540 multimedia applications

You can use all your favorite multimedia files with the Android operating system. In the menu, Media Player and Music are found. All the files are found there, neatly organized according to artist, track, genre, etc. Next to the standard music and video functions, there is also an FM-radio in the menu. Of course, the headphones need to be connected first. There is also a video-editor, which allows you to join photos and videos, add fun effects and text, and create a fun slideshow. This is a fun option, but the question is whether this will get used or not. Trying it out is pretty fun, though.

LG Optimus applications

LG Optimus applications

Google Android Market

If you get bored with the standard multimedia, the Android Market always has a solution. Thanks to the popularity of the platform, the content in this application market is continuously growing. More and more companies are getting their own application, for example, banks and supermarkets. We can also find games, themes, help programs for Android software and informative applications for weather, traffic and finances. The fun part about having different gathering locations for applications is that there is always something new so that you can enjoy your phone as if it were new again, or do a bit more with it. The LG GT540 comes with a list of the top 10 Android applications, so that these are easy to download.

 

LG Optimus GT540 smartphone

LG Optimus GT540 smartphone

Internet on the LG Optimus

For example, the telecom provider Vodafone offers a Dutch prepaid package with a standard 1 GB data bundle. After you have used up this bundle, an extra bundle can be purchased or part of the phone tab can be saved monthly for a fair use internet bundle. Just a Wi-Fi connection may also be sufficient, but with all the fun functions of the Android operating system, an internet bundle is necessary. The browser works well, only there is no Flash support. The LG GT540 also has a special application for Social Networks. Twitter, Bebo and Facebook accounts are easy to manage.

LG Optimus cell phone

LG Optimus cell phone

Google Android apps, Google Maps, and E-mail

By entering the username and password for your Google account, you gain direct access to the Android Market with the LG Optimus Android, as well as all your calendar items and email conversations from your account. Next to this Google functionality, the Google Maps Application, YouTube and Google Talk are of course pre-installed on the phone. With the latest version of Google Maps, all Android users can transform their cell phone into a full navigation system, including spoken navigation, without extra costs. Next to Google mail, other accounts can also be used in a special e-mail application; you often only have to enter the address and a password, after which the settings are sought.

 
 
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