LG Optimus G specs revealed as the phone is official
After launching in Korea in September, the next stop is Japan with a release in black or red via NTT Docomo in October or November as the L-01E. A Global launch is in store for later in the year, so those drooling now should be able to pick up the device sometime before the ball drops in Times Square.
source: LG (translated), NTTDocomo via Engadget
2. osanilevich (Posts: 250; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)
Personally I prefer rounded corners but unfortunately Apple won't have any of it. I don't like what LG is doing by launching in the US several months after releasing the phone. The device is great and if they ever want to grab a foothold in the US market they should release it ASAP. They need to stick their foot in while the door is still open.
17. maxha97 (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
It can't be sued because it's desigin is successor of prada phone
20. MeoCao (unregistered)
Agreed, SS was sued b-c a lot of other stuffs like logos, hard button.. and not just rounded corners.
21. MeoCao (unregistered)
This phone is going to be a success, it may put LG ahead of HTC so there's lots of fun.
4. redmd (Posts: 960; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I like the design. It's so LG. lol Hopefully they put a good sensor to back up that 13MP and good loudspeakers too which the current LG devices have been having sub par performances.
6. nadar.bsm (Posts: 32; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
personally I feel all touchscreen mobile designs as the same.. so what I really like to see is the specs....
this one does have what I need.. so LG please release it in INDIA as soon as possible.. I may buy it instead of next NEXUS... :D :D :D
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4145; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Ok, the design isn't as bad as what was once previously thought, it actually looks pretty nice. Let's just hope there are some premium materials in there. Though I'm still not too fond of LG's Optimus UI.
15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5658; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, i warmed up a little more to it too. i do actually like their Optimus UI 3.0 though. it's 2nd to Moto's UI to me in terms of OEM UI's.
28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4145; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I think there was just some bad lighting on the leaked picture, that's all. I think Optimus 3.0 is better than previous versions, but just not quite there yet. Like how Touchwiz was for me, the only version I find bearable is the Touchwiz UX on the GS3; you have no idea how much I've wanted to get rid of my GS2, especially since I'm not too keen on rooting.
34. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5658; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
like Non_Sequitur mentioned i'd definitely give NOVA Launcher Prime a good shot. c:
22. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
There's always Nova Launcher.
Also, this thing is a BEAST. As long as it has Jelly Bean, it'll be incredible.
8. wendygarett (unregistered)
I would rather choose samsung galaxy s3 :)
10. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)
Off of software and and update support, maybe.
Because of hardware? No way in hell.
9. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
A very tempting design and specs only the LG brand image cam hold it down otherwise it should be a hit everywhere.
27. MeoCao (unregistered)
LG is a well known and trusted brand. Their poor result in smart phones is b-c of poor design. This phone will help to change that, the key is they must be fast.
14. Mittal (Posts: 461; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Have u noticed how the 4X HD makes up only around .25% of references to quad core fones?
12. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Wow.. gotta admit, this is a beast of a phone.
13. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1156; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
With that monster processor and a separate chip for LTE I would rather wait for some battery tests before buying. If they are good: ready to go!
16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4145; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The S4 Pro doesn't have a seperate chip for LTE does it? Snapdragons are usually the ones with LTE ready to go. That's why in the US versions of a lot this years flagships have S4's instead of Tegra 3 or Exnyos 4412, because those quad-cores didn't support 42 Mbps HSPA+ or LTE.
24. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1156; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
You are partially right but in this case wrong.
The S4 Pro MSM8960T (dual core) has the communications chip intgrated.
But there isn't any quad core with Krait with the communications chip integrated in the SoC, as they were intended for tablets and not for smarphones. And due to the bigger batteries and screen power cosumption for tablets is OK to not have it integrated, as the battery savings are not that high there. And you can use the same chip for the "wifi only" version and the "3G/4G" one.
But in this case they are using the S4 Pro APQ8064 (quad core), which only has Wifi, but not Phone modem included. So they'll need to add an extra chipset (MDM9615) to add that functionality. That's the same case the Tegra 3 or Exnyos 4412, which both lack comm chip integration. And please don't say they "don't support", that's purely Qualcomm marketing staff. They do support it as far as a new chip is added for the funcionality, it's just not integrated in the chip.
The good news is that the new chipset is also built in 28nm not like the old ones in 45nm, so it shouldn't be such a battery hogger. But better safe than sorry! That was my comment about.
Sorry if I went too "geek" now, but I felt compelled to explain my previous short comment.
26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4145; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Ohh, thank you for the correction. I really don't mind long comments too much, as long as they aren't trying to draw out and explain something that is common knowledge, especially in a stuck up manner, which yours certainly didn't.
Also in my previous comment, by saying the Exynos and Tegra didn't support LTE, I meant without the use of another chip. Should've included that to be more clear, my bad.
19. thewhitesoul (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
"Let's start with the 4.7 inch screen which will use the in-cell touch technology that the new Apple iPhone is expected to have"
Hey LG...! do you have 1+ $billion of hard cash???
Get ready... Its going to be NASTY
29. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 May 2012)
They developed that technology together with Apple, I dont think they'll get sued for it, no LG device as of now is Apple trying to get banned anyways..
23. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
thank god tt fugly back in e prototype is gone! love this phone! hope it will be a big success!
25. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 135; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
Mouth watering specs, all LG has to do now is, keep those updates on time, and not locking the bootloader like Moto does.
30. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
The only thing that'll make me buy this phone, is if it has good 3rd party ROM support ... that is one of the reasons i bought the s3 instead of the one x or waiting for this.
Oh, it's also LG, which means lack of support .... I'll pass
31. ibap (Posts: 716; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
And I'm sure Apple's legal team is preparing a suit over the fact that it is rectangular and has a front and a back
32. mercorp (Posts: 987; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Now xiaomi will face a new rival,and I wonder if anyone of you had bought an optimus 4x hd and now regret it...:-(
(hope lg gives tradeback)
33. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 May 2012)
Why would someone regret getting the 4x HD? It's still a beast, capable of playing pretty much any game you'd want.
35. jibraihimi (Posts: 701; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Wow awesome, a true flagship.......... Now LG please launch it soon, and also get some more color variants at the global launch.............. This phone's spec is really great, if they would have made it into 5" phablet with 1080p screen, then it would have been one hell of device........ Hope LG advertises and support this phone, better than previous models.............