LG Optimus Black P970 (Black Titan, 2 GB)

LG Optimus Black P970 (Black Titan, 2 GB)

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  • 2 GB ROM | Expandable Upto 32 GB
  • 10.16 cm (4 inch) WVGA Display
  • 5MP Rear Camera | 2MP Front Camera
  • 1500 mAh Li-Ion Battery
  • Cortex-A8 Processor
The LG Optimus Black is a smartphone running Android 2.2 Froyo OS with a WVGA display. The Optimus Black P970 is powered by a 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor with a PowerVR SGX530 GPU for handling graphic intensive apps.

The LG Optimus Black features a Nova IPS Display which LG claims it to be the best ever display they have fitted on a smartphone. The screen packs the same 800 x 480 pixels as that on the LG Optimus 2X, albeit with enhanced brightness, richer contrast ratios and improved sunlight legibility. The 5 megapixel camera on the Optimus P970 is complimented by a LED flash and can record 720p HD video. There is a front facing 2 megapixel camera for video calls.

The phone features LG's Optimus 2.0 UI and brings new features like missed calls or new message alerts on your lockscreen. The intelligent lockscreen also takes you to the relevant section as soon as you unlock the screen. Apart from that, the LG Black packs the usual Froyo 2.2 goodies like flash supported browser, Wi-Fi tethering support and wireless control from the notification bar.


The Optimus Black wears a sleek, minimalistic chassis and conveys a sense of understated sophistication with its continuous lines. Weighing a frugal 109 g and measuring 9.2 mm in thickness, the Optimus Black is one of the slimmest and most portable mid-high end Android phones in the market. The phone comes with a accelerometer for auto UI orientation, a proximity sensor for auto turn-off and a ambient light sensor for auto brightness adjust.

LG has introduced a G button in the Optimus Black P970, once pressed, it allows you to control the phone with various preset motion gestures. The button utilizes the handset's accelerometer to understand the gestures and allows various functions like panning around a web page, changing homescreens or accepting calls without unlocking the screen.

Battery and Storage

LG has slimmed down the 1500 mAh battery to fit it into the thin chassis of the Optimus Black. The Lithium Ion cell gives 16 hrs of talk time and 455 hrs of standby. The P970 comes with 1 GB of internal memory and supports up to 32 GB microSD cards.

Connectivity and Features

The Optimus Black can connect to the Internet via 3G, Wi-Fi and GPRS networks. The phone is preloaded with Android Webkit browser with pinch-to-zoom and kinetic scrolling support. LG has preloaded the Optimus Black with custom versions of Facebook and Twitter apps, with contact integration and sharing support. The SmartShare app detects songs/videos in your computer and offers to play it on your TV via DLNA connectivity. The media player on the Optimus Black supports Dolby Mobile effect which gives a discernible acoustic improvement when you connect your headphones.

The Wi-Fi Direct feature on the LG Optimus Black P970 facilitates quick and easy wireless transfers between compatible devices. The best part about the technology is that it does not require a wireless access point (Router) and works similar to Bluetooth transfers. The Optimus Black features A-GPS connectivity with Digital Compass and syncs with Google Maps. Other features in the P970 include Document Viewer, Push Mail support, Voice commands and Organizer.

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In The Box
  • User Manual, Headset, Pouch, Charger, Data Cable, Handset, 2 GB microSD Card, Battery
Model Name
  • Optimus Black P970
  • Black Titan
Browse Type
  • Smartphones
SIM Type
  • Single Sim
Display Features
Display Size
  • 10.16 cm (4 inch)
  • 800 x 480 Pixels
Resolution Type
  • WVGA
  • PowerVR SGX530
Display Type
  • LCD
Display Colors
  • 16 M
Other Display Features
  • IPS Display, NOVA Display
Os & Processor Features
Operating System
  • Android Froyo 2.2
Processor Type
  • Cortex-A8
Primary Clock Speed
  • 1 GHz
Operating Frequency
  • GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
Memory & Storage Features
Internal Storage
  • 2 GB
Expandable Storage
  • 32 GB
Supported Memory Card Type
  • MicroSD
Phone Book Memory
  • Practically Unlimited
Call Log Memory
  • Yes
SMS Memory
  • Yes
Camera Features
Primary Camera Available
  • Yes
Primary Camera
  • 5MP Rear Camera
Primary Camera Features
  • Geo-tagging, Red Eye Reduction, Colour Effects, White Balance, Self Timer
Secondary Camera Available
  • Yes
Secondary Camera
  • 2MP Front Camera
  • LED
HD Recording
  • Yes
Video Recording
  • Yes
Video Recording Resolution
  • 1280 x 720
Digital Zoom
  • Digital Zoom - 4x
Frame Rate
  • 30 fps
Image Editor
  • Yes
Call Features
Call Wait/Hold
  • Yes
Conference Call
  • Yes
Call Divert
  • Yes
Phone Book
  • Yes
Speaker Phone
  • Yes
Call Records
  • Yes
  • Yes
Connectivity Features
Network Type
  • 3G
Supported Networks
  • GSM
Internet Connectivity
  • GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, 3G, WAP
  • Yes
3G Speed
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.7 Mbps HSUPA
  • Yes
  • Yes
WAP Version
  • 2
Pre-installed Browser
  • WAP 2.0
Micro USB Port
  • Yes
Micro USB Version
  • 2
Bluetooth Support
  • Yes
Bluetooth Version
  • 2.1
  • Yes
Wi-Fi Version
  • 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Yes
  • No
USB Connectivity
  • Yes
  • Yes
GPRS Features
  • 48 kbps
Audio Jack
  • 3.5 mm
EDGE Features
  • 237 kbps
GPS Support
  • Yes
Other Details
  • Yes
Touchscreen Type
  • Capacitive
User Interface
  • Optimus UI 2, Gesture UI 2
Social Networking Phone
  • Yes
JAVA Support
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
Voice Input
  • Yes
Predictive Text Input
  • Yes
  • Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Upgradable Operating System
  • 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Yes
  • Optimus
  • Yes
Ringtones Format
  • Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Other Features
  • Stop Watch, PC Sync, Alarm, Flight Mode, Calculator, World Clock, Multitasking, Group Messaging, MMS, Calendar, Voice Recording, Pre-set Equalizer
Important Apps
  • Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Gmail, Google Search, YouTube, LG World, Yahoo
GPS Type
  • A-GPS
Multimedia Features
FM Radio
  • Yes
DLNA Support
  • Yes
Audio Formats
  • MP3, eAAC, WAV
Music Player
  • MP3
Video Formats
  • XVid, H.263, H.264, WMV, MPEG4, DivX
Battery & Power Features
Battery Capacity
  • 1500 mAh
Battery Type
  • Li-Ion
Talk Time
  • 16 h
  • 64 mm
  • 122 mm
  • 9.2 mm
  • 109 g
Warranty Summary
  • 1 Year for Mobile & 6 Months for Accessories
Ratings & Reviews
142 Ratings &
45 Reviews
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 75
  • 25
  • 6
  • 7
  • 29

Third rate service and phone

Inspite of advice from many friends and relatives, i made the blunder of buying LG smart phone. Bought LG optimus P970( white) in Feb from flipcart.( flipcart service was excellent).
This phone hangs at least once a day, if not more, from day 1 of purchase.

Then in august 5 months after purchase the screen just freezed completely. Took it to the nearest service center in Udupi. The service center was a contrast to nokia. Absolutely no professionalism. After keeping it for one day, i was tol...

Arunachal Hegde

Certified Buyer

Sep, 2012

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overheating and very slow

I took this phone a month back and had overheating issues with the phone I received. Flipkart promptly replaced the phone, but the replaced phone was no good. The phone overheats very often to the extent that it burns your ears while talking. The 1GHZ processor doesn't perform to the expectations. The phone looks great in terms of specs, but not in real performance.
I would strongly recommend not to buy this phone.

Kiran Reddy

Certified Buyer

Feb, 2012

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First of all,let me tell you one thing clearly,am not 100% happy with this phone.because,like the other android mobiles,much worse is it's battery,it's discharging like a fuel meter of a machine in a petrol pump...very poor battery and another main defect is LG's blunder package of applications.unlike Samsung,they have not included any basic soft wares(like task manager,my files) in this mobile and squeezed in some utter waste applications inside this.so finally i think for a 15000+ budget u ...

Anil George

Nov, 2012

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:| :(

sound quality is not good. I think my nokia 5233 had better sound. The display is good. I think there is no gpu in it as it is not able to play lot of HD games. even angry birds lags at times. i think galaxy s is better. And who said this phone is lag free. it does hang and restart at times :( i always have the charger connected cos the battery drains .....
finally if u guys want a phone that look good then go for this phone. but u dont get good video and sound quality.... LG needs to improve...

Flipkart Customer

Sep, 2011

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go 4 optimus 2x

this phone is great,I was also thinking of buying it,but suddenly lg optimus 2x price drops so now going for 2x.price is only 1000 high but u get a 8MP cam and dual core processor,so now its not worth buying black at 19k.I think price will go down for it too ,may be as low as 15k.

Sourav Biswas

Dec, 2011

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Old is Gold

This is my second LG phone. First one was LG Optimus One. I became LG fan since I bought Optimus One. Many of my friends are Samsung fan and when they saw LG Optimus black for the first time many of them said oh you bought an iPhone. :-)

Yes! This phone model is not new but if you are looking for good android phone around Rs.16,000 budget then you may want to go for Optimus black. If your budget is around Rs.10000 then my recommendation will be go for Optimus One.

Why I should go for Op...


Apr, 2013

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So bright it will fry your eyes

Its a great phone and the hd recording takes your breath away.The dlna features was mind blowing as you can send pictures to your dlna certified tv wirelessly and videos, music and so on also with your pc to another phone.
Bad part is that when I created the contact folder all contacts inside the folder tunred into font of a dialer. Dont know why it happens, just hate it.

Gaurav Gangopadhyay

Dec, 2011

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Best Deal..

I ordered my LG Optimus Black last Friday and received this Monday.. Was eagerly waiting to use the device... Excellent delivery services by flipkart. Excellent packaging to avoid any damage. The device has an awesome clear NOVA display. The device runs pretty smooth.. Too early to give an opinion about the battery backup. This is my first Android.. The best thing about the Black is the 3G video calling feature which you don't get in any other device except in 30k range. Also the WiFi direct ...

Vishvaroop Patra

Certified Buyer

Aug, 2011

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Not the Best but OK

This phone is already old in the market now with an outdated operating system. LG has been promising to provide ICS upgrade but nothing happened so far. 512 mb RAM is decent but for some reason it is not enough for the phone. You will have to use a memory cleaner app to clear memory once in a while, especially if you like gaming. Sometimes the phone lags so badly and you may be forced to remove battery to restart but I am guessing that this problem is not there only on higher end Android phon...

Vijayakumar Sekar

Certified Buyer

Dec, 2012

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Just now got this beauty and i am shocked to see TECHTREE's review on it. The three main issues tat were listed :
1) call quality 2) video and audio quality 3) browser problems.
HONESTLY these were rumours. Call quality is normal. Audio quality aint bad. May b the ones who call it bad use compressed mp3 files. I personally think n8's audio = p970's. OFC the browser slutters when there r too many flash files on.
GAMING- i played shadowgun and samurai vengance hd. NO LAG. NEVER FORGET TO SWITC...

Ashwin Kumar

Apr, 2012

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