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Hundreds of thousands of apps, powerful processors, multi-tasking, beautiful large touchscreens are just of some what makes the LG Optimus range of mobiles so great. Read on for everything you need to know you ensure you get the right Optimus smartphone for your needs.
The majority of Optimus mobiles run on Google’s Android operating system – the same platform used by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S and the HTC Desire, so you’ll be able to get the same user experience that those phones offer.
Here’s just a taste of what you can expect from an LG phone running Android:
LG Android phones allow users to choose from tens of thousands of great apps to download from the Android Market. These take in everything from fun games, such as Angry Birds, to more practical, productivity apps to turn your phone into a business tool.
Sat nav functionality
All LG Optimus phones with Android feature GPS or A-GPS and Google Maps pre-installed. This allows them to double as fantastic satellite navigation devices to give you turn by turn directions wherever you are in the world. Why pay out for two devices when you can get both with an LG Optimus phone?
The LG Optimus One Navigation edition even comes with a free car mount, so you can harness it securely to your vehicle while you’re on the road.
Pre-installed Google applications
YouTube, Gmail and Facebook are just of the some of the fantastic apps that are pre-loaded on LG Optimus phones when you buy them. So whether you want to social network, watch video content or enjoy the best smartphone email experience around, LG Optimus mobiles have got you covered.
Colourful, responsive touchscreens
These are standard across the LG Optimus range, making them brilliant for enjoying media on the move. And they ensure a fantastically intuitive, tactile user experience as well.
Have your phone, your way with LG Optimus phones. Thanks to the widget-based layout you can set up icons on your homepage so that all your favourite and most-used functions are only ever a single button press away.
With powerful processors underpinning them, LG Optimus phones let you open and use multiple apps simultaneously. This makes them a great choice if you really need to make the most of your time.
Looking for another type of Android phone? Check out our dedicated Android phones page
Some mobiles in the Optimus range, such as the LG Optimus 7, use the Windows Phone 7 operating system. This is Microsoft’s new, world-beating smartphone platform and is a big part of why these handsets are so sought after.
This section takes you through some of the key features of Windows Phone 7 Optimus handsets:
Easy to use
Windows Phone 7 mobiles stand out for their simple, but sophisticated user interface, which is based around hubs. This system groups together similar functions under categories which appear as tiles on the homescreen. By collecting functions and features together in this way, Windows Phone 7 mobiles are incredibly quick and intuitive to use.
One of the so-called Hubs is dedicated specifically to mobile gaming. The great thing about gaming on WP7-powered LG Optimus mobiles is that you’re able to download and play games for your Xbox 360, meaning that you can enjoy a smartphone games experience that’s almost peerless.
You can also play against friends online and start games on your Xbox 360 and take up where you left off on your phone.
Windows Phone 7 apps
Just like Android phones, Windows Phone 7 mobiles offer thousands of great apps. Options include games, productivity tools and much, much more.
Remote security and remote transfers
Lost your LG Optimus Windows Phone 7 handset? Not to worry. These terrific mobiles have you covered. Simply go to the Windows Phone Live website and you’ll be able track your stolen or lost mobile by GPS. And you can even lock it, so that no-one can use it or wipe any sensitive information that you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands.
The remote control function of the phones means you can also transfer music and videos to your phone via the site too.
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The Optimus line has expanded to take in internet tablets too, such as the Optimus Pad. This uses the Android operating system, so can be used with the same apps as the Optimus Android mobiles detailed above. However, thanks to its larger screen, it’s optimised for viewing media and surfing the web.
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