Samsung P970 Black Optimus First Use First Impressions
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This article is intended to be a Samsung P970 Black Optimus review that in my opinion is a very interesting option when it comes to smartphones that are available on the market at the time being. For over two years I want to change my phone but kept postponing the decisive moment. Yes, I did not have money to spend on a new phone as the old ones still did their jobs and better, and even saw a model with more features that is announced to appear soon on the market but always something unexpected occurred. In the last moment I decided: I want a new phone now. Well, that wasn’t the case. Actually I bought a smartphone but for somebody else and with his money.
As the first statement says, I chose the Samsung P970 Black Optimus and many will ask why. I have chosen this smartphone primarily because the phone uses Android 2.2, features a 4 – inch big screen with a very good resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and another thing that made it perfect for this acquaintance of mine was that it is extremely light and thin, just 110 grams and only 9.1 mm thick.
Surprisingly for me, LG has progressed quite a lot when it comes to creating such a phone and the seamless integration of a modern powerful operating system such as Android. I like that Optimus Black has very few visible buttons, the discreet LG logo and the way it can be held. The phone does not score high in visual aspect but has a very special elegant touch that LG has been able to refine throughout the years.
Why I went on using Android? It's quite simple; I think the iPhone still too restrictive and too expensive for what it offers, even if I admit that the operating system is very easy to use. Still, with all the jailbreaks you still aren’t able to do whatever you like with it.
Another option would have been a Windows Mobile Phone but I honestly believe that they still need some operating system upgrades as many don’t have a reliable proprietary dedicated file explorer. Sincerely, I do not want to be a beta tester who discovers that your precious Windows Mobile phone can’t run the all scarce applications that are on the market, compared to Apple AppStore and Android Market. So I find the Android easy to use, customizable and there are many free apps and no restrictions.