LG Optimus G with its Snapdragon S4 CPU brings one dandy “Living Without Boundaries” experience
From the looks of it all, the LG Optimus G means business, as it’s packing a drool worthy specs sheet that’ll satisfy those deepest of urges. Specifically, the listing includes a 4.7” WXGA (1280 x 768) True HD IPS display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front facing snapper, Bluetooth 4.0, aGPS, Wi-Fi, DLNA, and NFC. Needless to say, it’s packed to the roof with enough hardware to keep it in good light with many of the other highly anticipated smartphones announced recently – like the Nokia Lumia 920 and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD.
However, the hardware is only half the equation to this smartphone, seeing that LG brings some revolutionary enhancements to its custom Android experience. No doubt, the bar was set with things like HTC’s Sense and Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX, but with LG’s enhanced UX features, it’s mentioned to offer a user experience for “Living Without Boundaries.” For starters, LG goes beyond multi-tasking by offering something called “cross-tasking,” which enables the handset to perform complex tasks simultaneously. Here’s what you can expect to scope with the new “cross-tasking” functionality:
- QSlide Function shows two different screens simultaneously on one display. As it doesn’t just show a part of the screen but the entire screen of both functions, the user can complete two tasks concurrently – such as sending a text message or searching the web while watching a video.
- Live Zooming enhances the video-watching experience as users can zoom in up to five times while the video is being streamed for a close-up of one’s child while watching a recorded video from a school recital.
- Dual Screen Dual Play not only allows mirroring between the smartphone and a TV, it also has the ability to display different content on each screen wirelessly. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes.
- QuickMemo allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo with their finger directly on the captured screen for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL. The QuickMemo can also be used as an overlay feature - like jotting down a number using the QuickMemo and directly dialing the number while the number is on the top layer.
- Screen Zooming allows for the zooming in and out of lists in music player, email, text messages and photo gallery. It also offers the ability to change the font size and screen layout.
- Application Link launches preset applications (email, calendar, weather, etc.) when the alarm is turned off – making preparation time in the morning go a little faster with all the information on your screen
- Icon Personalizer allows users the ability to customize icons by editing size and adding images so the most frequently used apps can be most easily accessible.
Even though it’s going to be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich underneath it all, the fancy and UX features it’s bringing to the table is looking to ease the pain – especially when that S4 processor is soundly adept in handling most operations. Meanwhile, its 2,100 mAh battery is expected to offer some decent juice out of a full charge. In fact, it’s rated to offer 15 hours of talk time and 335 hours of standby. Naturally, we’re thrilled by its impressive hardware, but the fun doesn’t stop there, as it’s also sporting one delicate unibody design. Specifically, everything is encased in a body that features LG’s patented Crystal Reflection finish, which essentially gives a cool illusion with various patterns at different viewing angles.
As much as we’re excited to check it out in action, LG has yet to release any specific information regarding its release date and pricing. However, we’re certain we’ll be hearing more about that very soon.
1. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
So what's in store for the 19th September event? The international version of this?
21. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Of course it's coming with ice cream sandwich while Samsung is releasing the Galaxy Note 2 with jellybean straight out the box and 3100mAh battery on the 1.6 Quadcore Exynos 4412 processor. Sorry LG you still seem to be real weak in the day to day world of technology.
26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5479; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
are you seriously trash talking this phone right now? do you know how silly that makes you look?
32. darkskoliro (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Not sure if ICS problem or not, but gsmarena just posted a hands on video. With that beast of specs, SWITCHING THE ORIENTATION IN STILL LAGGING. Everything is right about this phone (aside from design), but its LG :(
33. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)
Spec wise it is a monster....
Too bad it looks so bad. Yeah, I said it, it looks like crap. Sparkly phones are for little girls. No little girl cares about the cpu or RAM. Should have made a geek phone look tech and make the Facebook Phone sparkle.
No chance I purchase one. Can't wait till someone else matches these specs though.
35. darkskoliro (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Any cpu by qualcom is pretty much going to always be on a HTC device :3
hopefully motorola too
36. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5479; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i still want my OMAP5 powered Motorola Nexus.
37. darkskoliro (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Even TI admitted that OMAP5 is going to be a price-costly SoC... :(
38. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5479; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
bring it on! remember the OMAP is still Google's Reference Platform.
39. darkskoliro (Posts: 885; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Honestly though, I cant wait for a15 to rip the stage up :) Although I hope there will be no more production issues....
40. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5479; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
you and me both guy, you and me both. Qualcomm is making everybody forget about TI right now.
45. Dr.Android (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Galaxy note has 4 s3 processor where this bad boy has got 4 s4 pro processors. talking like this really makes you look dumb.
3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
is it me or does the screen on the first picture have a yellowish tint?
11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
hahahah no seriously take a look at the bottom pictures and the first one in the dudes hand.......looks kinda yellow
20. Aeires (unregistered)
Look how saturated the hands are, the camera taking the shot wasn't that good, or had the settings off.
28. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
well everything else was probably taken with a different camera other than the one in the LG phone......but the screen on the LG looks a tad bit yellowish if you look at it closely....
46. Dr.Android (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
it might be the effect of your computer screen
22. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Ok I see what you mean now haha your right
4. jroc74 (Posts: 3952; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Ok...Moto...I may be cheating on ya with this phone....lol.
5. Cha7520 (Posts: 200; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)
This is going to be my next phone! Hello Verizon LTE+
6. Mightymack (Posts: 73; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)
Sheeh. I feel guilty for getting my Nexus 2 months ago now.. Too many options coming out now!
15. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
You should not. There will be more options and better technology with time. It doesn't mean we should put of our purchases for that something better. Today's flagships will be dwarfed by H1 2013's which will be again ridiculed by those of H2 2013 and so on. On a side note, however, what is Nexus 2?
19. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)
By "nexus 2 months ago" he means he bought the current galaxy nexus - two months ago.
23. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
yeah but the way he wrote it kinda make me think the same thing.. he need some kind of pause lol.... may be a comma...
31. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
no nexus will get key lime pie before any of these clowns.
my gnex got jelly bean within 10 hours of launch
9. kurejikame (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)
ICS??? Really? I hope that's not true. At this point, I think it should be coming with Jb.
10. jroc74 (Posts: 3952; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Nice to see companies try to make multi tasking better or focus on it more.
Now THIS....is what you call innovation......stepping the game up. Not calling no names...lol.
27. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Making improvements to an existing technology is not really "innovation."
13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
This thing is a beast, but I still don't enjoy LG's UI. Also, the Crystal Reflection finish makes it look bedazzled...
14. jroc74 (Posts: 3952; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I did think the GS3 was a lil too long n wide. I might have to just accept it with this phone.
16. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I like the design, the back side I guess is to Motorola Kevlar.
17. Ravail (Posts: 181; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)
Only thing i have with LG is their support for their devices, not that great in my opinion. Ill stick with Samsung :)
24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5479; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
take note you guys because this is the first time in the history of owning Android Smartphones that your King actually wants another Comapny's phone more than the newest, cutting edge Motorola. this is at the top of my list right now and will probably be the phone i get unless there's an OMAP5 or S4 Pro powered Motorola Nexus around the corner or it's too expensive because i am buying off contract now.
25. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
It sure is a beast but one giant flaw is the lack of expandable storage. It's highly puzzling why you would make a phone so powerful, but not allow microSD.
29. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
But LG is not good at updates (international itself,no updates for carrier specific.
30. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
wait S4 is now quad core ???
am i missing something here ?
beast phone btw
34. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
Lg you bitch! Stop hyping it and release it fast otherwise people will loose interest!
LG= the next RIM
41. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 154; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
This is awesome. The cross-tasking feature is incredible and much better executed than what Samsung did with the SG3
44. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 154; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
It's an Android device with great specs. It doesn't really need great software to work properly.