The Optimus range is to LG what the Galaxy range is to Samsung. If you know what the Samsung Galaxy range is all about, then

LG Optimus Pro C660 Drops In At Mobility Towers

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LG Optimus Pro
The Optimus range is to LG what the Galaxy range is to Samsung. If you know what the Samsung Galaxy range is all about, then you can expect some excitement from LG’s Optimus range.

The LG Optimus Pro C660 is an Android 2.3.5 QWERTY slab that looks the business. It was love at first sight for me. Y’all know that I am a sucker for QWERTY candybar phones, and this is no different.

The Optimus Pro looks and feels cool. And with a 800 MHz processor purring under the hood and a 1,500 mAh battery providing the juice, it sounds like an Android device that ticks all the boxes – QWERTY, touch, power and a promising battery.

It has also got Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) running the show too, which is as good as you can get on any Android smartphone now except you have the Galaxy Nexus.

Brief Specs:

  • 2.8-inch capacitive TFT display
  • HSDPA, Wifi, Wifi hotspot
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 150 MB internal storage + MicroSD card
  • 3.2 megapixel camera
  • Android OS, v2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Document Viewer

Here are a few pictures as appetisers.

The LG Optimus Pro beside the BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

LG Optimus Pro versus BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

LG Optimus Pro keyboard

LG Optimus Pro keyboard

LG Home on the Optimus Pro

LG Home on the Optimus Pro

Looking Good; Right?

I hope that I have whet your appetite a bit. I find this baby exciting. It looks like extreme value for money, and as usual Mister Mobility will be putting it through its paces in the next few weeks – all for your convenience.

But I am betting that individuals looking for a budget Android smartphone that outperforms others in its class will love this baby.

In the meantime, comments!


  1. I saw the device 2days ago and it looked really nice. Only that the qwerty keypad is kinda smallish (though i didnt lay my hands on it) and with the small display resolution i think LG optimus one P500 is better. They cost almost same.

  2. Again, as always, I doubt that one can categorically be said to be better than the other. The P500 has a larger display, more RAM, and less powerful CPU. The Pro has a QWERTY keyboard, less RAM, better video recording and a more powerful CPU.

    Looks to me like anyone shopping will have to determine what it is he needs/wants to make a decision.

  3. Love the portrait display.


    With respect to the screen resolution, please confirm if IM+ or Skype applications runs on this device. Do these applications also run on Samsung Galaxy Pro and HTC Chacha?

  4. @good..its not gettin ICS as far as i know..LG has not officially listed it as getting it and there’s little hope considering its price range. You can get Sonyericsson instead

  5. Br8 budget phone. But definitely not my next cup of tea. I’m waiting expectantly for CES and MWC. With the Lumia 800 on me mind.

    However, Great phone and Gingerbread!!

  6. Given a choice, i’ll take this baby before ever considering the nokia C 6. This baby runs on gingerbread and has all the necessary basics. Camera may be a weak point but for camera, i’ll get myself a decent digicam for less than 20k.

  7. @deoladoctor pls dont blaspheme, c6 beats this phone, see gingerbread on 800mh will bee too slow,try googling this phone and you’ll get a barge of comaints that it runs a max of 2 apps b4 it shows out of mem error,seriouslr gingerbread is too heavy fo 256mb ram 800mhz processor.
    I you scroll up you’ll see that i expressed intrest in it, but after a quick google searchi knew that this would nt be good.
    For a phone to run gingerbread averagely i recomend 1ghz, while at it consider nokia 500 or 600 or lg optimus p920.
    Ps c6 runs s60v5 and that os is dead so i dont advice that either.
    My 2cents

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