Does this low cost Android handset deliver good value for money?
31 Aug 2010 | techradar
The LG Optimus GT540 is LG`s latest shot at an Android smartphone, and the company`s second to hit the UK. The last Android offering – the inTouch Max GW620 – came with a slide-out keyboard, but this time the keyboard has gone. Aimed at the middle range market, the Optimus GT540 comes in at about £150 on PAYG and we found it free on contract for as low as £15 a month. Can it do enough to show Android off to the best of its...
Pros: Camera belies the price tag, Nice LG Android skin, Good battery life, Stylish chassis, Easy to use 3.5mm headphone jack,
Cons: Touchscreen not responsive, Screen is small, Web browsing is tricky, Android 1.6 is behind the times, UI lags at times,
Verdict: A budget-ish offering that is neither super-friendly on the pocket or mixing it with the big boys. Sadly, the Optimus GT540 seems to get caught int two minds...