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Capacitive Touch Screen, Froyo 2.2, 600 MHz, 3.2MP Camera, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, 165MB Internal Memory,Upto 32GB Micro Slot.

The new LG Optimus Me P350 seems to be available on the Tesco Direct website (not officially launched until next week). Keeps going in and out of stock but I managed to order successfully.

I am not for one minute saying this is going to be a San Fran beater but just another alternative and seems to be double the price everywhere else and only available to pre-order.

Not a lot of reviews at moment but those that available are based on cost of about £150.

Please note the spec looks slightly wrong on Tesco Website as comes with better resolution than that stated on their description.

It would be appreciated if people could vote based on the deal (ie, in comparison to the price everywhere else).


LG Optimus Me P350 Specification

Brand / Type

Brand
LG
Type
Optimus Me
Also known as
LG P350
Form factor
Candybar
Color
Black, Blue, Pink, Red, Silver

Network

Phone Network
3G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA (3G)
Service
850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100

Connectivity

Bluetooth
v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared
No
Wi-Fi (WLAN) B-G-N
Yes
USB
YesMicroUSB v2.0
Fax / Data
Yes

Display

Main display
Color TFT capacitive touchscreen
Color display
256.000 colors
Dimensions
N/A
Resolution
320 x 480 pixels
External display
No

Memory

Internal memory
165MB
External memory
32GB
Memory slots
1
Storage types
MicroSD, MicroSDHC

Basic

Battery
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Standby time
450 hours
Talk time
5 hours

Calling

Vibrate alert
Yes
Photo ID
Yes
Ringtones
MP3

Camera

Camera
Yes
Megapixels
3.15 megapixels
Maximum photo resolution
2048x1536 pixels
Digital zoom
Yes
Optical zoom
No
Auto focus
Yes
Flash
Recording video
Yes
Second (front) camera
No

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes
T9 text function
Yes
E-mail
Yes
Internet browsing
Yes

Entertainment

FM radio
Yes
Java
Yes
Audio player
eAAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Video player
H263, H264, MP4, WMV

Features

Add ringtones
Yes
Organiser
Organiser, Voice memo, Document viewer
Video call
No

Other features
Android OS, v2.2 Froyo, Social networking integration, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Digital

compass, YouTube, Google Talk, 3.5 mm audio jack, A-GPS, Accelerometer & Proximity sensor, Downloadable games
Format

Weight
4.6 oz.
Dimensions (H x W x D)
4.5x2.3x0.5 in.
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#1
Quidco tracked already for me at £2.29.
#2
TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches
#3
Shame about the low screen res...will limit at lot of available apps in the android market..especially games.
2 Likes #4
Waiting for the comment about the San Francisco....
#5
Can anyone tell us the RAM and ROM please?
6 Likes #6
hugekebab
Waiting for the comment about the San Francisco....

it has a golden bridge!
#7
ISJ66
TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches


Says different here:
Click
1 Like #8
Dodger21
ISJ66
TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches


Says different here:
[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.play.com%2FMobiles%2FMobile%2F4-%2F18658426%2F-%2FProduct.html%3Fsource%3D9593%26_%2524ja%3Dtsid%253a11853%7Cprd%253a66868]Click[/url]

still half VGA..
OSF resolution is 480 * 800
at least twice better
1 Like #9
hugekebab
Waiting for the comment about the San Francisco....

San Francisco gay capital of america. Not that the is anything wrong with being gay.
#10
I have the Optimus One which has the same resolution as this. I also have the original OLED San Francisco. Side by side, I find that the Optimus display is better defined, the fonts more rounded.

Pages in the browser (without zoom) do render slightly better on the SF but once you've double tapped and zoomed in, the Optimus looks much better.

Bizarre but true.

The SF has a bigger Dev community but if you can flash a new kernel to this handset (as available for Optimus One) then this is a worthy rival at this price point!
#11
Some descriptions describe it as a 3.2 Inches screen and most say it is 320x480.

http://www.umnet.com/phone/4435-LG_Optimus_Me_P350
#12
Has anyone got Android 2.2? Is it right you can turn the phone into a wi-fi hot spot??
#13
rayhigh
I have the Optimus One which has the same resolution as this. I also have the original OLED San Francisco. Side by side, I find that the Optimus display is better defined, the fonts more rounded.

Pages in the browser (without zoom) do render slightly better on the SF but once you've double tapped and zoomed in, the Optimus looks much better.

Bizarre but true.

The SF has a bigger Dev community but if you can flash a new kernel to this handset (as available for Optimus One) then this is a worthy rival at this price point!


Could make this phone quite interesting as apparently a lot of the technology from the Optimus One has been used for this phone.

I am due to receive it on Monday so will compare it to the wifes San Fran OLED running 2.1 and a TFT San Fran running 2.2 that I have. I will do a few different comparison tests,eg, browsing speed, Video Playback, running of certain Apps etc etc.

If anyone is considering this handset and wants to know how it compares to the San Fran and wants me to test certain features just add what you would like compare and I will report back ASAP.

Looks like this phone supports Flash whereas the San Fran doesn't but can confirm when received and tested. Might suit people who want 2.2 Froyo but either not willing or comfortable in upgrading the San Fran themselves. Doubt it will be better than the San Fran but few phones sub £200 are and you can't get a brand new San Fran for a total outlay of less than £80.
#14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0F9KmFhq-o
if this MWC video is true, which I think, then the screen resolution is only QVGA same as that of HTC Wildfire.
#15
Joe90_guy
Has anyone got Android 2.2? Is it right you can turn the phone into a wi-fi hot spot??


Yes you can turn it into a wifi hotspot but I think some carriers don't like this because of the data usage so just be careful.

Edited By: needsoftware on Mar 19, 2011 17:36
#16
The RAM is going to be the limiting factor here I think.
#17
hugekebab
Waiting for the comment about the San Francisco....

It costs exactly the same money, why would you buy an inferior phone for the same price? San Francisco comments on £40-£50 phone threads are annoying, but here it's a perfectly legitimate comparison.

Voted cold for that reason. A better phone can be had for the same price.
#18
according to gsm arena the screen is tft capacitive 256k colours 240 x 320 pixels,
2.8 inch. Your text here

Edited By: illy1965 on Mar 19, 2011 17:57
#19
I think this is essentially the Optimus One without the twin antenna (RX diversity). The 'One' doesn't support flash although the hardware and Froyo support it. LG have deliberately disabled it.

Using stock LG firmware, the 'One' was kinda sluggish compared to the overclocked SF (running Japan Jellyfish 9) until I rooted it and flashed an overclock kernel and ramped it up with the setcpu app.
It will now happily overclock beyond the SF and as a result I get an average linpack score of 9, compared to 7 on the SF.


If this phone is as good as the 'One' in this respect, we have a winner with or without flash.
#20
baldude
Dodger21
ISJ66
TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches

Says different here:
[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.play.com%2FMobiles%2FMobile%2F4-%2F18658426%2F-%2FProduct.html%3Fsource%3D9593%26_%2524ja%3Dtsid%253a11853%7Cprd%253a66868]Click[/url]
still half VGA..
OSF resolution is 480 * 800
at least twice better
Res is 240x320 not 320x480 see here
http://www.mobilegazette.com/lg-optimus-me-p350-11x01x30.htm
#21
hugekebab
Waiting for the comment about the San Francisco....

Truth is never far away, though.
All of these will be eclipsed when the HTC cheapie - Thunderbolt or something - gets here.
#22
LG's own website now states 320x480. Maybe a last minute change of spec?
#23
rayhigh
LG's own website now states 320x480. Maybe a last minute change of spec?

Or maybe it uses some kind of pentile configuration, with 320x240 "pixels", and 320x480 sub-pixels? We have seen these tricks used before (see digital cameras).
#24
dean_brfc
hugekebab
Waiting for the comment about the San Francisco....

It costs exactly the same money, why would you buy an inferior phone for the same price? San Francisco comments on £40-£50 phone threads are annoying, but here it's a perfectly legitimate comparison.

Voted cold for that reason. A better phone can be had for the same price.


We won't really know which is the best phone until more thorough tests are carried out (by far more knowledgeable people than me). It's one thing to look at the specs on paper but another in reality. I fully appreciate you at least provided a reason for the cold vote but I was also considering the prices elsewhere for this exact model and for those interested in this phone it might save them £70-£80.

Also, total outlay is cheaper than any San Fran deal that I have seen (with the rare exception of those that managed to get from Orange as existing PAYG customers). The total outlay for this phone is £79.97 and cheapest widely available deal I have seen for San Fran is £89.90 therefore a saving of over 10% in real terms. I know that includes £10 talk time but you still need to spend £89.90 and lots of these top up vouchers/ sims go unused or wasted away.

Thanks for the explanation for voting cold as many just do so with no reasoning.
#25
Anyone know if it'll be unlocked? If not is it as easy as the San Francisco?
#26
Even the good folk over at Mobot give conflicting specs - 2 articles on the phone from their site below.

http://www.mobot.net/lgs-entrylevel-optimus-p350-shows-face-14258

http://www.mobot.net/lg-optimus-coming-march-25-19021

Just a matter of wait and see I guess.
#27
PhilK
hugekebab
Waiting for the comment about the San Francisco....

Truth is never far away, though.
All of these will be eclipsed when the HTC cheapie - Thunderbolt or something - gets here.


Thunderbolt will be one of the high end, expensive models.
#29
sorry for dumb question, can i use this with o2 pay as you go sim? thanks
#30


Very cheesy lol I had to turn it off. This is a good price, and the SF isnt for everyone, its definitly a nice alternative. Hot :)
#31
Seem to be a firmer view of screen resolution here

http://www.mobilegazette.com/lg-optimus-me-p350-11x01x30.htm
#32
nublets2k
hugekebab
Waiting for the comment about the San Francisco....

it has a golden bridge!


No it doesn't. The bridge is red*.

It's called the Golden Gate Bridge because it spans the Golden Gate - the strait into the San Francisco Bay - not because of its colour. But I'll let you off because your comment was quite witty
;)

*technically International Orange.
#33
Samme
nublets2k
hugekebab
Waiting for the comment about the San Francisco....

it has a golden bridge!


No it doesn't. The bridge is red*.

It's called the Golden Gate Bridge because it spans the Golden Gate - the strait into the San Francisco Bay - not because of its colour. But I'll let you off because your comment was quite witty
;)

*technically International Orange.


You should try the International p*ss*ng on bonfires competition, I think you'd certainly win. The trophy is a large Tumbleweed.

Edited By: fishmaster on Mar 19, 2011 20:42
2 Likes #34
The price is too close to the blar de blar. Screen resolution!
#35
Doing more digging around and starting to wonder if Tesco have mis-priced this - when word first came out about the phone in February the RRP was £149. Only places I can see it advertised are as follows:

KingOfGadgets - £149.99 (Down from a RRP of £199.99-according to their website) - http://www.kingofgadgets.co.uk/lg-optimus-me-sim-free-mobile-phone-p350.html

Handtec - £147.59 - http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php/4647/lg-optimus-me-p350--sim-free-unlocked--silver-

Amazon - £172.49 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-Optimus-silver-sim-free-unbranded/dp/B004IYJAP0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1300626709&sr=8-2
#36
if anyone tells you not to get this because its resolution isnt good enough, dont listen to them.
i mean just look at the screen size, it doesnt require a resolution of your old tv to get a clear picture.
ideally anyone would prefer a higher resolution but if you take into account the fact that it shortens your battery life then no thanks.
i ended up getting the samsung apollo as it lasts upto 4 days with moderate use which makes it more practical and it doesnt look pixilated unless i put it one inch in front of my face.
the OSF guys can come on here and find faults but their the ones charging their phones every day. (cant wait for that 1 person who never uses his phone to tell me it actually lasts 3 days)
#37
fps_d0minat0r
if anyone tells you not to get this because its resolution isnt good enough, dont listen to them.
i mean just look at the screen size, it doesnt require a resolution of your old tv to get a clear picture.
ideally anyone would prefer a higher resolution but if you take into account the fact that it shortens your battery life then no thanks.
i ended up getting the samsung apollo as it lasts upto 4 days with moderate use which makes it more practical and it doesnt look pixilated unless i put it one inch in front of my face.
the OSF guys can come on here and find faults but their the ones charging their phones every day. (cant wait for that 1 person who never uses his phone to tell me it actually lasts 3 days)


Low screen Res does however limit the applications that you will see on the Market..many apps have a specific minimum res...if you phone is under that res you won't see the apps on the market.
#38
Uridium
fps_d0minat0r
if anyone tells you not to get this because its resolution isnt good enough, dont listen to them.
i mean just look at the screen size, it doesnt require a resolution of your old tv to get a clear picture.
ideally anyone would prefer a higher resolution but if you take into account the fact that it shortens your battery life then no thanks.
i ended up getting the samsung apollo as it lasts upto 4 days with moderate use which makes it more practical and it doesnt look pixilated unless i put it one inch in front of my face.
the OSF guys can come on here and find faults but their the ones charging their phones every day. (cant wait for that 1 person who never uses his phone to tell me it actually lasts 3 days)

Low screen Res does however limit the applications that you will see on the Market..many apps have a specific minimum res...if you phone is under that res you won't see the apps on the market.


Didnt know that
Do now though...thanks
#39
Uridium
fps_d0minat0r
if anyone tells you not to get this because its resolution isnt good enough, dont listen to them.
i mean just look at the screen size, it doesnt require a resolution of your old tv to get a clear picture.
ideally anyone would prefer a higher resolution but if you take into account the fact that it shortens your battery life then no thanks.
i ended up getting the samsung apollo as it lasts upto 4 days with moderate use which makes it more practical and it doesnt look pixilated unless i put it one inch in front of my face.
the OSF guys can come on here and find faults but their the ones charging their phones every day. (cant wait for that 1 person who never uses his phone to tell me it actually lasts 3 days)


Low screen Res does however limit the applications that you will see on the Market..many apps have a specific minimum res...if you phone is under that res you won't see the apps on the market.


The main killer app on a smart phone is the Internet browser, a larger resolution screen will be much easier to use and more useful.
#40
masai
Anyone know if it'll be unlocked? If not is it as easy as the San Francisco?


+1

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