LG Optimus Black P970 – Review

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The best thing about the LG Optimus Black P970 is a slim size and light weight. Smartphone from LG comes with a weight of 109 grams, and 9.2 mm thick, cash only makes it as one of the lightest smartphones on the market. Another factor that supports the weight is mostly smartphone material is made of plastic with color light bulb. This smartphone is also very comfortable in the pocket.

However, the most spectacular is the LG insert 4 inch screen on the smartphone. The screen used is the Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels. Thanks to NOVA display technology used LG, Optimus Black screen is very bright and pleasant to be viewed from various angles, even when the sun our eyes are still able to see the screen well enough.

Below the screen there are four capacitive buttons for selection Hone, options, search and return. These buttons when pressed for a long time will bring some additional functionality. In addition to these buttons there is also a volume control buttons and the G button on the left, and lock the power button on the next screen there is next to Micro USB port and 3.5 mm audio jack port.

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Unfortunately still not utilize black Optimus hotswap system.



Optimus Black arming himself with a 5 megapixel camera plus autofocus facility, timer, and white balance and do not miss the macro mode. Similarly, a video recorder produces high definition picture is very clear too smooth. This smartphone also has a front camera for video calling and self portrait photo, LG kind enough to give it the quality of 2 Mpix different from most other mobile phones which only gives a VGA-quality camera.

As a smartphone with Android operating system, Optimus Black comes with a map from Google Maps. This map facility also has adopted the A-GPS technology so that it can be tracked even if we are indoors. This smartphone can display the Polaris office application that allows us to view documents in various formats such as Word, Excel, or PDF.

Optimus Black LG P970 is also equipped with 3G and WiFi connections. The ability to surf in cyberspace is no doubt, proved when it is used to access a number of sites filled with pictures and streaming video are all going well. Besides Optimus Black LG P970 also provides “LG for twitter” and “LG for facebook” to facilitate users in accessing their accounts at two popular social networking in the world.

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Black Optimus OS by default using the Android v 2.2 Froyo, but able to be upgraded to Android v 2.3 Gingerbread.


In general, performance is fairly good, especially when used to access the various facilities provided by Android. With the 1500 mAh battery, the vendor did not say how long the batteries can last, but from the test results by browsing and playing games continuously Optimus Black can last about 8 hours.

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Video review LG Optimus Black P970 :

Specification LG Optimus Black P970 :


General Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Announced 2011, 1Q
SAR Rating
Color Available Black
Size Dimensions (mm) 121 x 63.5 x 9.2
Weight (g) 109
Display Type Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size Nova, 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches
Lines 0
Menu Touchscreen : Optimus UI 2.0
Design Type Blok
Antenna Fixed Internal
Keys Navigation Touchscreen : Touch-sensitive controls
Other Accelerometer sensor, Proximity sensor
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields
Internal (MB)
Expansion microSD, up to 32GB
Battery Type Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by (hrs)
Ringtones Polyphonic
Customization Yes
Audio Format MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
MP3 Player Yes
FM Radio No
A2DP Yes
Video Format MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
Recorder Yes
TV Null
Entertainment Games Yes + Downloadable
Messaging SMS Yes
Total SMS
Email Yes
Connectivity HSDPA Yes, HSDPA, HSUPA
Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP
3G Yes
Infrared (IrDA) No
USB Port Yes
WIFI/WLAN Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Data Cable Yes
Data Modem
Software Java (J2ME) Yes
WAP Not Supported
Platform OS Android OS – v2.2 Froyo, upgradable to v2.3
Browser HTML
Predictive Text Entry
Speech Codes
PIM Application
Others Application A-GPS, Social networking integration, Digital compass, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Document viewer
Personal Themes No Info.
Caller ID Yes
Profile ID Yes
Camera Lens Type CMOS, 0.0 Megapixel
Digital zoom
Max. Resolution
Flash No
Night Mode No
Multi Shot
Frame Types
Extra Features Secondary Camera 2 Megapiksel, Geo Tagging
Photo Format Jpeg
Front Camera



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