Sale Vote: LG Optimus One vs. Nokia C6

So okay, it’s obvious that Nokia’s sale of the Nokia C6 is in direct competition with the LG Optimus One we reported earlier. Same date, same time, same locations and even almost same price.

So, why don’t we put it to a vote? Who’s lining up for which sale this Saturday? Is it the LG sale or is it the Nokia sale? Just leave a comment below to be counted.

But if you’re still undecided, here’s a run-down of their features.

LG Optimus One P500
3.2″ capacitive display @ 320×480 pixels
600 MHz Processor
170MB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
HSDPA 7.2Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1
3.15MP autofocus camera
Stereo FM Radio
GPS w/ aGPS support
1500mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 2.2 Froyo
Sale Price: Php6,495

Nokia C6
ARM 11 434MHz processor
3.2″ resistive touchscreen @ 360×640 pixels
QWERTY slider keyboard
240MB internal memory
up to 16GB via microSD (2GB included)
HSDPA 3.6Mbps
WiFI 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.0
5MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
FM Radio
GPS w/ aGPS support
Li-Ion 1200mAh battery
Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
Sale Price: Php6,490

If you’re asking for my opinion, go grab both units if you have the money. Then, you can sell the other one if you don’t like it — at a profit too! *heh*

282 Comments on this Post

  1. LG service sucked bigtime. This promo is an epic failure. It simply, boils down with LG not giving a damn on people’s concern.

    The “excellent” system of LG worked this way, they have 3 stations inside their concept store; a demo, payment and checking station. Only 3 people are allowed inside the store, roughly for these 3 people, it took them 10-15mins just to buy the unit. With only 1 hour to spare and a ton of people waiting outside. With some, waiting their since 8am, 2 hours before the opening of mall. What a delaying tactic, they planned. In the end, only 10-15 at max people are able to enter their stupid store.

    These are my list of complaints:
    1. With a limited time of 1 hour, why the hell do they need a demo? Majority of people, already have the idea of the specs of the phone. Since, they are also giving away fliers. It is just a delaying tactic and is a sign na ginagago nila ang customer.

    2. I overheard a staff of SM North saying LG must dispersed the people, since it is impossible for all to enter. It is simply a recipe for disaster. What did LG do? They just said to let them be. Baka magkastampede lng, since it is hard to control such massive crowd.

    3. They dont have a ticketing system. Kaya puro singitan, sa pagstart nun event nagkagulo-gulo mga tao, puro tulakan at sakitan. Eventhough there are police, ano ginawa nila? Nakatayo lang na parang pinagtatawanan yun mga tao.

    4. They say na madami sa mga pila makakabili? So 10-15 buyers in a day madami na para sa knila? Kawawa naman..

    5. Kung ganun kalokohan ginagwa nila sa prospective customers. Imagine ano pa gagawin nila sa mga nakabili na? Goodluck na lng.

    Now LG are you happy in the outcome of this promo?
    What a stupid way marketing strategy, by pay a ton of money just for negative publicity.

    Hindi na ako bibili ng LG items and I am sure that there a lot of people that felt the same way.

    In the end, ang winner ay yun HTC. Biglaan sila nagkasale ng HTC Smart. haha.. Nice job HTC, yun nga lng di ganon kaganda yun specs. Kaya d pa rin ako bumili.

  2. LG and Nokia sucks! foolish promo, pinaasa lang mga tao…next time let’s just ignore their promo…imagine people came to fall in line then waited for almost 4hrs…then sasabihin ng nokia that 60 units lang lang ibebenta, then pinabayaan lang nila yung mga tao na pumila..tapos sasabihin wala na…bkit di na lng sinabe after giving the stub….kakahiya mga promo nyo…LG and Nokia…boycott! boycott both these 2 stores! next promo..

    Next time please organize well your promo…nanloloko na kayo…matapos nyo hayaang pumila mga tao…din wala pa pala sila mapapala..sayang lang oras at pagod ng mga time wag na kayo mag promo, ginagago nyo lang mga tao…makakarma din kayo LG and Nokia…


  4. Medyo off-topic but it matters:

    Nokia c6 runs on Symbian S^1 when current Nokia phones already run on the more usable and stable
    S^3. Nokia C6, leads however in terms of input (QWERTY hardware has the upper hand).

    LG Optimus one should give you a run for your money with more apps available on the android market and a more satisfying touch experience with its capacitive but lower-res screen. Caveat: don’t expect all apps to work since a good number of newer android files are specified for the higher-res 800×480 screens of the android flagships.

    My take on Android vs Symbian using the flagships Samsung Galaxy S and Nokia N8.

    From the Samsung Galaxy S, I have upgraded to the Nokia N8.

    While I love Android, I just can’t ignore the functionalities of the new Symbian ^3 platform. Plus, it’s much more stable and intuitive to use.

    The SGS was a handicap when it comes to durability and daily use, I can’t even put it inside my jean’s pocket without having to worry about scratches.

    Things to love about the new Symbian ^3 devices (N8, C7, C6-01, E7):
    600 Mhz processor
    dedicated graphics accelerator – you’ll love the newer 3D games
    3 homescreens with widget support (conserved lay-out on both portrait and landscape orientations)
    USB Host feature

  5. We, Filipinos, are fighters, hopefuls and risk takers. That is why we fell in line to such event.

    What we, who fell in line, were or are pointing @ is the way you/LG managed your consumers/customers in such event.

    You/LG should be on top of this. The consumers/customers sensed the Ad before the consumers/customers fell in line. Your name as LG was on the Ad. Even if it is the lack of just somebody or part of the crew of such event, still you/LG(the Big Name on the Ad) should be blamed or questioned. That is the reality/true rule of the world you are moving in.

    It is just like a family or organization. If a member made mistake/s or sin/s, then the PARENT or the PRESIDENT must be questioned by the affected factors(or persons — well in our case, CUSTOMERS/CONSUMERS).

    In brief rationale, we are looking at you/LG, and you are looking at your staffs or members who worked under or for you.


    The event happened was an obvious way of telling that you/LG are more persuader than them(or the other side). Please, LG, do not make us ignorant or stupid. We, who fell in line, are not that naive. We, who fell in line, were really affected. Without customers/consumers, you can not make sales. Even if you say that we should not be there if we know that it will gonna happen(no chance), still we would come for/because again we are fighters(like Manny Pacquiao—who just recently won the Manny Pacquiao & Margarito boxing fight), risk takers(like Charice Pempengco) and hopefuls.

    Fighter, risk taker and/or hopeful type of people are the people who live and who knows FREEDOM.

    We, who fell in line, were sure buyers. The way you advertise was very obviously deceiving.

    In short, your CUSTOMER’S CONVENIENCY skill was very disappointing and unethical in the world of SALES.

    I personally fell in line. I was just 2 customers away from the cut off(last buyer of such promo–1 hour only). I even prevented my urine to come out just to get the chance. I started to fall in line at 8am until 3pm(when the 1 hour sale event ended), Philippines time. The host was still announcing that there are more items however he never said the possibilities of the pace of the transaction. The host did not even to manage to announce the difficulty of getting the chance so that we will not be wasting our time waiting. There were thousands of people waiting to get their chance out of 20 items only sold however still the host did not even announce to these thousands of people waiting about the possibilities of not getting the chance. LG, we have believed in you but because of what happened, thousands of people’s LIFE is no GOOD in that time due to broken hopes you were rendering. The host was only announcing that they are the only one who has that kind of event(1 hour sale 50 % off for unlimited–no exact number of such item/s). That is deceiving.

    If you want more people but less items, why not do it in Entertainment instead?

    Now LG, please confirm/answer this(simple yes or no question):

    Were you up to the customer or to the sale?

    If customer, then something good(or I shouldn’t be doing this) must have happened.

    Else, if sale, then you are not a good example.

    In other words, the question is, Sale before Customer or Customer before Sale?

    Please answer all the questions LG. I personally beg you. We, who fell in line, were really badly affected.

  6. LG Sale Fail! Kasama na sila sa record ko. Company na pinaka-maraming bilang ng tao na pina=asa. Faulty and deceiving marketing/advertising.

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