The LG Optimus U comes preloaded with the usual Android feature set of applications including the Android Market. For a practically free Android powered smartphone, the Android Market allows you to use the LG Optimus U to access 120,000+ applications, free and paid. The LG Optimus U, however, is limited when it comes to running Flash. Though it does have Android 2.2, it is not powerful enough to run Flash player, meaning you'll still face problems with Flash based websites.
The connectivity features are top notch for an entry level smartphone. The LG Optimus U has Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities for up to 5 devices using its EV-DO Rev.A 3G. That means you can have up to 5 devices connect to the internet with the LG Optimus U. It also comes with GPS, which means you don't have to carry around a separate GPS unit.
The 3.2 megapixel camera is perfectly fine for an entry level, near free smartphone. Though the LG Optimus U does not have LED flash, it still took some fairly decent pictures. The colors were a bit dull and the pictures do have a 'camera phone' feel to them, but it takes decent pictures overall. In addition, the camera can record video in VGA, QVGA or QCIF, which, once again, was decent for a near free smartphone.