The Optimus ME is pretty much as entry level as you can get when it comes to Android phones and although it's still running Android 2.2, the Optimus ME has a tiny 2.8-inch 320×240 QVGA screen. That said, we can't pick too much on the Optimus ME as it's got an MSRP of a mere NT$5,990 (S$255) which also makes it one of the cheapest Android phones on the market. That said, we're not sold, mainly due to the low resolution screen which really limits the usability, especially when accessing webpages, despite having multi-touch support.
Feature wise this is a fairly basic handset, although it still packs a 600MHz CPU of unknown type, 150MB of ROM and 128MB of RAM. A microSD card slot is present and around the back you'll find a 3 Megapixel camera. The Optimus ME does of course also have Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, 3.6Mbit/s HSDPA support, an FM radio with RDS and a micro USB 2.0 port. The handset measures 108×57.5×12.2mm (HxWxD) and weighs in at 108g with a 1250mAh battery.
The Optimus ME comes in black, silver, blue, pink and red, although the colours might vary from market to market. Despite its low price, we'd much rather go for an older handset with a higher resolution screen that has come down in price, especially considering the Optimus ME sporting similar hardware as last year's mid-range phones which can be snapped up at bargain prices today.
Oh and yes, there were models too, alongside a few more pictures on the next page…