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LG Optimus T Android Phone, Burgundy (T-Mobile)

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3.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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Product Features

Product Description

Product Description

The Optimus T is LG's first Android phone for T-Mobile. Some of the main features on this sleek bar style phone include GPS turn-by-turn navigation, Bluetooth compatibility, USB, Wi-Fi, voice dialing, touch screen, memory card slot, email, MMS and SMS text messaging, and a 3 megapixel camera. The Optimus T supports multiple languages including Spanish, French, and Korean, and features quad-band GSM along with WCDMA modes for international use. This smartphone also offers access to thousands of apps available on Google's Android Market. This device may require a data plan for activation. Please, contact your phone carrier for details. This product is in heavily used cosmetic condition, it reflects significant use, and displays major scratches, blemishes and gouges. However, this product has been carefully audited, is certified to be 100% functional, and ready for activation.

Powered by the latest Android platform (2.2, also referred to as "Froyo"), the easy-to-use LG Optimus T smartphone for T-Mobile features a responsive 3.2-inch touchscreen, sleek form-factor and deep integration of Google services. And with Voice Actions for Android pre-loaded on the device, the LG Optimus T allows you to perform commands through voice entry, such as calling, texting, e-mailing and navigating to a specific destination.

Use your favorite Google services right on your phone, such as Google Search by Voice, Gmail and Google Maps (see larger image).

Enabled for T-Mobile's high-speed 3G network, the Optimus T offers fast data delivery and an enhanced Web-browsing experience that lets you connect quickly to social networking sites. And this 3G-enabled mobile phone will benefit from the enhanced speeds of T-Mobile's upgraded HSPA+ network, which offers speeds close to 4G connectivity and is being rolled out nationwide (read more about HSPA+ below).

You can also take advantage of T-Mobile's nationwide 3G network and share the Optimus T's mobile broadband connectivity with your laptop or tablet while on the go using either a tethered USB connection or creating a Wi-Fi Hotspot with your phone that other Wi-Fi-enabled devices can connect to. Additionally, this phone is compatible with T-Mobiles Wi-Fi Calling service, which enables you to send and receive calls and messages over any Wi-Fi network.

With integrated Google technology, the Optimus T brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by Voice, YouTube and Picasa. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate email, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to over 100,000 useful applications, widgets and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

You'll be able to quickly send messages using the virtual onscreen keyboard with Swype technology, which allows you to input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard. Other features include GPS for navigation using Google Maps and accessing location-based services, Wi-Fi networking for connecting to home, work, and on-the-go hotspots, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, included 2 GB microSD memory card (with expansion to 32 GB with optional cards), digital media player for music and video, integrated FM radio, an HTML web browser, and up to 6.5 hours of talk time.

Customize screens with widgets, shortcuts to apps and more (see larger image).

Key Features

  • Fast 3G connectivity via T-Mobile's HSDPA/UMTS network. (1700/2100 MHz bands, UMTS/HSDPA; see more about T-Mobile's 3G service below)
  • Powered by the Android 2.2 operating system with deep integration of Google services and access to thousands of apps to customize your phone via the Android Market.
  • Preloaded Voice Actions from Google allow you to send texts and e-mails, navigate to local restaurants, search the web, or play music--all simply by speaking.
  • Built-in GPS for real-time location on maps, driving directions, and more (additional charges may apply)
  • Google Maps Navigation (Beta) provides free, pre-loaded turn-by-turn voice guidance. Powered by Google and requiring an Internet connection, it enables you to simply say "Navigate to [your destination]" to get on your way. See live traffic, use Street View or satellite imagery to view your route, and get access to the most recent maps and business information from Google Maps without ever needing to update your device.
  • 3.2-inch touchscreen display (480 x 320 pixels, 16 million color depth)
  • Onscreen keyboard
  • Swype input system allows you to input text faster and easier by gliding your finger around the keyboard, moving from letter to letter in one continuous motion. The Swype technology then calculates what word you're intending to type (learn more below).
  • 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera/camcorder
  • Digital media player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files plus MPEG4 video formats.
  • FM radio
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Wi-Fi and mobile calling enables you to send and receive calls and messages over any Wi-Fi network, whether at home or on the road with Wi-Fi and Mobile Calling--even in areas that have little or no network coverage. (Learn more)
  • Tethering and mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot capabilities enable you to share your phone's connection to the T-Mobile 3G network with other devices, such as a laptop or tablet (additional charges applicable).
  • 2 GB microSD card with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • Text (SMS) and picture/video (MMS) messaging
  • Access to popular instant messaging services
  • Access to personal and work e-mail (supports Microsoft Exchange corporate e-mail)
  • HTML Web browser
  • Organizer tools including calendar, voice memo, calculator, and alarm
  • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
  • USB connectivity with mass storage and charging capabilities
  • 3.5mm headset/headphone jack
Vital Statistics

The LG Optimus T weighs 4.5 ounces and measures 4.5 x 2.3 x 0.5 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.5 hours of talk time, and up to 432 hours (18 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as T-Mobile's 3G network (1700/2100 MHz).

What's in the Box

LG Optimus T handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 2 GB microSD memory card, USB cable, wired stereo headset, quick start guide

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Swype Keyboard

An alternative to the Android virtual keyboard, the Swype virtual keyboard (seen at the right) allows you to input text by swiping the finger with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. Based on testing, speed and accuracy are equal to or better than the traditional keyboard-tapping method. You can activate the Swype keyboard by pressing and holding in a text field, wait for popup to appear, click Input Method, and then select Swype.

In the image to the left, the word "quick" was generated from tracing the path shown above in a fraction of a second, by roughly aiming to pass through the letters of the word. A key advantage to Swype is that there is no need to be very accurate, enabling very rapid text entry.

T-Mobile Services

High-Speed 3G Data Connectivity

In addition to its quad-band GSM connectivity, this phone is also compatible with T-Mobile's UMTS/HSDPA 3G network, which operates on the 1700/2100 MHz AWS spectrum. This phone is designed to automatically connect to the best available network (3G or GSM/GPRS/EDGE) to provide faster data speeds when accessing the Web.

In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the via T-Mobile's EDGE network (which stands for "Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution"). This high-speed, mobile data and Internet access technology is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.

T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling Service

Effortlessly transition between Wi-Fi calling and T-Mobile's wireless network while you talk with T-Mobile's innovative Wi-Fi Calling technology. Wi-Fi Calling is a free feature for this phone, and minutes used while connected to the Wi-Fi network count against available rate plan minutes.

Powered by Kineto's Smart Wi-Fi Application, T-Mobile's Wi-Fi Calling for Android smartphones is ready to use out-of-the-box, providing the ability to make voice calls and send SMS from accessible Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) access points across the globe in addition to the connectivity available through T-Mobile's mobile network. The application also includes a tutorial for first-time users.

T-Mobile's Expanding, Super-Fast 4G Mobile Broadband Network

As of November, 2010, T-Mobile has upgraded its traditional 3G network to HSPA+ in 75 major metropolitan areas across the U.S., with plans to continue rolling out this network upgrade throughout 2011. With typical download speeds that are on par with or faster than competing 4G technologies, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network provides fast data speeds--up to 3 times faster than AT&T and Verizon's standard 3G networks--while allowing simultaneous voice and data capabilities for the ultimate wireless voice and data experience. You'll enjoy faster Web browsing, uninterrupted video streaming, and quicker app downloads.

T-Mobile's 4G mobile broadband network (powered by HSPA+) provides a theoretical capability of up to 21 Mbps peak download speeds, with average download speeds typically in the 5 to 8 Mbps range.

While this 3G-enabled mobile device doesn't offer HSPA+ compatibility, it can benefit from enhanced speeds when connecting to the HSPA+ network today.

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Product Information

Product Dimensions 6.1 x 3.6 x 2.5 inches
Item Weight 12.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 12.8 ounces
Customer Reviews
3.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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By Katrina on February 7, 2011
I bought this phone as an upgrade on my plan. At the time, I got it for $27- which was a steal.

It is well put together with a case that is rubberized plastic.

The button layout is simple with only 4 buttons on the face, plus the power and volume buttons on the side. The screen is easy to figure out.

Operating system
The phone uses google's android system, which is great and allows you to sync your google account with your phone, which is a great feature for importing your contacts. You also get the benefit of google's android market (which is similar to the apple app store).

Hardware feature
Another thing that I really love about this phone is that you can set it up to be a wireless hotspot, which is better than tethering your phone to your computer via USB.

I go all day without having to charge, even when I use the internet and navigation. The only time I have power issues is when I sit around playing games for extended periods of time, and even then, I can still make it through the day.

Data entry
I had really wanted another phone with a slide out keyboard, but I ultimately made the sacrifice and went with this phone instead. I am getting used to typing on a touch keyboard, though I still prefer the real thing. I also like the swipe feature where you swipe your finger over all the letters in a word and the phone recognizes the pattern.
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My wife and I both switched to the LG Optimus T on T-Mobile about 6 months ago. I previously had a Nokia Symbian phone, and love gadgets, she previously had a Nokia flip phone and loves her iPod Touch but couldn't care less about other gadgets. I had wanted to try an Android phone but thought that if we both switched to the same phone - at the discounted $29 price available then - it would make it easier for her to transition.

As it turns out she had absolutely no trouble with the works well, the interface makes sense, and it's durable and gets decent battery life. My phone had a broken GPS receiver and had to be exchanged, but otherwise there have been no problems at all.

Pro - Affordable, the most useful Android features are there (Google mail/search/maps/nav), app store, Wifi and hotspot, 3G, Swype, small size, durable, scratch resistant screen.

Cons - Screen could be better (higher res, larger), some performance lags (notably with Swype input).

Some of the things that have surprised us with these phones:

- How well Google maps and Nav work, especially in the past couple months with the recent updates.

- How well Google voice search works when we remember to use it.

- How little we miss keyboards since getting used to Swype.

- One disappointment...the Wifi calling worked initially and was a feature we wanted to fix poor reception inside the house, but it is flaky on the original pair of phones and absent on the replacement. This surprised us because we had used both Nokia and BlackBerry phones in the past which worked very well over Wifi (UMD).
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I got this phone because my Mytouch 3G Fender Edition puked on me. I thought this would be a nice entry level phone to tide me over until I qualified for my 2 yr upgrade. I researched this phone quite a bit, read reviews on cnet and engadget. All reviews said this was a good entry level phone. Nothing fancy, nothing high powered. I thought I knew what I was getting. I've had 4 other smartphones before this, and I'm really big into technology so I feel confident in sharing this opinion.

It's an attractive phone, my friends said it was "cute". Easy to use, simple interface.

The speakerphone is garbage. You can hear the caller okay, its really crackly. They cannot hear you. If the phone is charging the person on the other end also cannot hear me. I am not sure why this is.

The phone shipped with a TON of bloatware (the software tmobile puts on the phones that you CANNOT remove unless you root). When I received this phone, the internal memory was already at 86% with JUST the apps they put on the phone. This means that I downloaded Facebook and that's all I can download to the phone. Many apps now can be moved to the SD card, which I have done, but there are still very critical apps that will not allow that. Any time I get a text message, I have to delete it ASAP because it fills up the memory and then it rejects incoming texts. My older phones could keep over 1,000 texts before it became an issue. i also have to DAILY delete all call logs because they also fill up the phones memory.

This phone reboots itself randomly. I'm not sure why. I have noticed that every few days it picks a time (usually when Im waiting for a call) and decides to do a lengthy reboot.

This phone would be good for a teenager that you REALLY don't want them to have any fun or be online much. The keyboard is not very responsive at all, and I find the touchscreen freezes up quite often. As soon as I can afford to, I'm getting rid of it.
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