By its name, we can determine that this smartphone which named as LG Optimus 2 is the second generation of the predecessor of LG Optimus series. We can also said that LG AS680 is the 2G of LG Optimus One. Personally I don’t know whether this Optimus 2 is a kind of Global Phone or available for specific Carrier (especially in US). All that we knew is that the Optimus 2 AS680 works using CDMA Technology with 800/1900Mhz frequency and support for EVDO Rev.A up to 3.1Mbps (download).
The Keys Features of the Optimus 2 are: 3.2 inches FTF Capacitive Touchscreen, Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System by Google, 3.2 Megapixel rear Camera, 800Mhz Processor Speed and 1.500 mAh battery capacity. We’ll discuss each of the features in details later.
Attached on 4.44 x 2.32 x 0.47 inches of the body, the 3.2″ display capacitive touchscreen has HVGA resolution for 320 x 480 pixels, and with 16M colors. It also installed with Swipe virtual qwerty keyboard input output which no physical keyboard. That means the Optimus 2 is fully a touch bar form factory smartphone design. Of course, the common sensor to make this “touch display” works properly such as accelerometer sensor, proximity for auto turn of and ecompass also included.
LG Optimus 2 Manual AS680 User Guide Quick Resume
On the PDF Download section, we gave you two kind of version of User Manual / User Guide of LG Optimus 2 AS680. It for you who fluently speak in English and Spanish ones. In here, we would talk the English version.
Take a look the picture that we gave you below. It the English version of the Manual that available on The Basic: Phone Overview section. The exact location on the UG / UM of the Optimus 2 can be read under page 13 to page 15. It help you to understand the keys and parts of the phone including the power button, the location of volume button, of basic keys like: back keys, menu keys, home keys, and search keys. It available in three side views: Front view, Rear view and Side view.
If you are on the state that handling the touch screen smartphone is a first-time experiece, then it fully recommended that you read the basic part tutorial on the User Manual such as how to add a contact, how to answering or rejecting calls, how to listen voice mail, or how to make a call (page 48 to page 56 would help you for this).
Learning how you can “create” a beautiful picture image or video using the camera also one of the best part that you should understand. That why almost of the UM consist the tutorial how to use the camera. And for the Optimus 2 UM it available on the section of Entertainment at page 105. Go there and learn how you can use the camera as a camcorder or phot shoot, how to change camera setting, or zoom it or set the white ballance.
There is also a tutorial how to works with ThinkFree Office to edit your office document such as microsoft word document, spreadsheet excel or power point presentation. See it on Tools section at page 136. Under settings. Of course how to use the bluetooth, pairing it, connect to Wi-Fi, or computer connection also available.
For the tutorial how to do “factor reset” it can be read on page 168 and 169. For short, let it can be resumed like this: from Home screen > Menu Key > Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset > Reset phone > Erase Everthing. Otherwise you can also take an alternative hardware key for Master / Hard Reset: Power off the phone > Press and Hold Power key + Volume down keys + Home key for 8 seconds > Android system recover mode appears > select wipe data/ factory reset with volume down keys > press Menu keys to confirm > Yes — delete all user data > reboot system now > Done
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LG Optimus 2 Manual AS680 Technical Specifications
Unfortunately, the Optimus 2 seems to be a “lower-middle” class phone. It can be judged by the internal memory that too “small” at 179MB (user capacity) although for the CPU it already armored with 800MHz processor speed. Furthermore this “limitlessness” of storage memory can be covered by the 2GB microSD card external memory (up to 32GB supports).
Gingerbread version of Android OS means that some of Google applications also installed (preloaded) in the Optimus 2 AS680. According to the datasheet specifications PDF (you can download the file on “PDF Download” tab section), the Android Market, Google Talk, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Calendar, Google Search, Android Browser, Google Voice Search are some of example of Google Apps available in the phone.
Let talk about the camera. One thing that you should know is, the fact that if you like to use the Video calling, there no such feature could be done by Optimus 2, due to there is no front facing camera on it. The only camera is the rear facing 3MP camera with autofocus, video recording, camera digital zoom up to 4x, image editor, face detection, and also geo-tagging supports.
The Video player installed on this AS680 can be used to play 3GP, MP4, WMV and 3G2. For the audio formats it supports AAC, MPEG-4, and MP3 formats (for Music Player). Bluetooth, 3.0 plus Enhanced Data rate, Wi-Fi connectivity for 802.11 b/g/n, and also microUSB v2.0 also available.
That are some of the features that you might need to know. Oh about the battery, the 1,500 mAh capacity of the battery (uses Li-Ion battery) seems to be able to be used up to 7 days (standby time) and up to 5 hours (on talking mode) though for the “real” it might lower than that.
Table of Contents of LG Optimus 2 Manual AS680 User Guide
Connecting to networks n devices
Text Messaging n MMS
Limited Warranty Statement
LG Optimus 2 Manual AS680 User Guide & Datasheet Specifications PDF Download
And what you can see on the image below is a captured tutorial picture on how you can assemble part by part of Optimus 2. It including how to open the casing on proper ways, learning to assemble the battery, insert the microSD card and how to charge and turn the phone on. Unfortunately there is no tutorial how to install the SIM card Carrier.
And for the download links, just select one of the link below. Enjoy
- Download User Manual of LG Optimus 2 AS680 | Language: English | PDF Size: 1.0MB | Page: 182
- Download User Manual of LG Optimus 2 AS680 | Language: Spanish | PDF Size: 1.84MB | Page: 194
- Download Datasheet specifications of LG Optimus 2 AS680 | Language: English | PDF Size: 404KB | Page: 2