Android Phones

LG announces the mid-range Optimus Sol sporting a 3.8-inch ‘Ultra AMOLED’ screen

August 22, 2011 | by Tony Price

Android Devices, Android Phones, LG


When most of us at Androinica start looking at phones, we check out the high end of the Android devices. We are always trying to put the latest and greatest super phone into our pockets. However, those phones aren’t what everyone who reads Androinica is looking for. Much of our reader base is made up of mid-range Android users.

If that sounds like you, then I have some good news: LG has announced a new mid-range Android smart phone. The Optimus Sol/Victor/E730, with it’s 3.8-inch “Ultra AMOLED” display, is LG’s newest Android handset.

If you are wondering what “Ultra AMOLED” means, then you aren’t alone. According to the press release, the 480×800 resolution screen ”has a two-fold advanced reflection rate compared to standard AMOLED displays,” leading to better clarity outdoors, and a reduction in image quality degradation.

The new phone also has a brand new power management system. LG claims that it will boost battery life up to 30 percent. That’s always good news to me.

The rest of the specs are:

  • Qualcomm MSM8255 processor at 1GHZ
  • Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900), dual-band UMTS (900/2100)
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 2GB of internal storage
  • 150 MB of program memory
  • 2GB microSD included
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Android 2.3

The Optimus Sol will be available in Europe starting in mid-September, eventually making its way to Central and South America. It will be available in 3 colors, black, titan and white, depending on release region.

Does this sound like a phone you would be interested in? Anything you wish was included with this phone? As always, let us know how you feel by leaving a comment.