LG presents short videos to show off its eagerly awaited beast, the LG Optimus G
images appear to be right under the user's fingerprints. The LG Optimus G will be equipped with the next generation lithium-polymer battery developed from LG's own labs. In fact, LG has previously made it clear that there is a high degree of vertical integration.
The latest word we have on the device is that it will be available for Verizon customers as the LG Blaze with pre-orders starting at the end of October and a launch date of November 16th. The device is expected to be priced at $299.99 with a two-year contract. It should be available in black, white and in a special brushed metal edition.
source: YouTube (1), (2), (3) via GSMArena
1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Nothing like competition to provide features to the market.
2. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Four new great Android phones coming soon! Galaxy Note 2, Droid Razr HD MAXX, LG Optimus G, and the HTC 1080p phone.
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
LOL! We have made same comment at the same time. :D
+1 for you. :)
29. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I don't think there's another nexus device to appear not until 2013.
Google usually unveil a new nexus device whenever there's a new iteration of the android OS.
Given the fact that nexus 7 has been released, another nexus device(a smartphone) might not be plausible not until 2013.
but if ever google will again release a new smartphone nexus, I would rather have a new xperia nexus. That would be great I think.
A well integrated software to hardware device like xperia T and TX that beats most of the quadcore devices that are present as of now.
32. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
supposedly there are up to 5 nexus devices coming out soon. I'd expect to see/hear official news by november. They are not going to wait out xmas.. at least not all of them if their really are that many.
41. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
It/they will probably be announced on November 5th because it will be Android's birthday then.
9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Also waiting for new Nexus devices. :)
15. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
True that. I wonder how many of the new toys will ship with JB? G-Note II and LG seem to be confirmed for JB. HTC? RAZR HD I don't think so.
17. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Yeah. So far, if I cancel my contract, I'm choosing between the Optimus G or the G-Note on VZW. Just have to see how the battery compares to the HD MAXX.
16. The_Godfather (Posts: 185; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
M not a big fan of LG but this device speaks itself. Well done LG. I think this time they have seriously come into phone business.
But ma next phone is ma Monster:- Note 2
4. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
Im just waiting to see how that next gen battery LG developed works. This could be a bigger breakthrough than anticipated.
13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I'm waiting news about battery's capacity. :)
5. dzibo (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)
I'm not into specs really but Nokia Lumia 920 has 600 nits luminance and 332 ppi pixel density so whats the fuss about "for the first time" for this LG ?
37. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)
SGS3 has 330 nits and in gsmarena is THE BEST in sunlight test visibility (except 808 with biga$$ pixels)
39. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 416; Member since: 04 May 2012)
My Optimus Black has 700 nits of brightness, and it's way older than the Lumia 920.
6. redmd (Posts: 1051; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
This is just as exciting as the next batch of nexus are on their way.
7. VebbX (Posts: 41; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
Too bad LG dropped Microsoft, and it doesn't exist a decent OS for desktops from others then Microsoft and Apple, - Ubuntu still has too many bugs and chrome OS isn't for desktops.
What I am trying to say is that if you use Windows 8 and a Windows Phone 8, you'll probably have it easier when it comes to syncing the devices calendars, and other stuff like that. (Same for Apple).
38. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)
in android you can have everything synced automaticly from phone to the google, dropbox or whatever and great option to browse thru it on pc mac or another device!
42. VebbX (Posts: 41; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
It's easier to use microsoft if you already use hotmail and skydrive + mocrosoft office, please think before commenting next time dumbasses ;)
44. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i have all of that, but since my devices are google, i use Drive and such. You can set drive to automatically sync anything you download from the internet. So when I get on my school site and DL the latest powerpoint set, Drive sees it and syncs it to my devices automatically. Sharing notes with other classmates is beyond easy, and doing group study guides in real time with multiple users on PCs, tablets, and phones is a breeze.
11. doejon (Posts: 391; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
the lg optimus 4x hd was the competitor to the galaxy s3
this one is actually a competitor to samsung galaxy s4
and in the first case lg lose
in the 2. lg will lose too..
lg was often the first phone with a new technologie (first dualcore processor)
but lg have never been the best..
and the software of lg is not so good...
samsung and htc are better.. but yeah its right that this phone will be a beast
but u will see the galaxy nexus 2 will beat the s**t out of this phone
14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"but u will see the galaxy nexus 2 will beat the s**t out of this phone"
Who told you that next Nexus device will be from Samsung ? Maybe it will be from LG and what you will say then ?
18. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
There has been an LG Nexus confirmed.
19. doejon (Posts: 391; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
lol there have been many nexus devices
non of these were like the galaxy nexus right?
google would be realy silly if the dont make galaxy nexus 2
right? if i was ggogle and i know that the galaxy nexus was the best nexus phone till now i would ask samsung 4 a nexus 2
but its still possible that many nexus devices are in production
but im almost shure that the best will be from samsung
and i actually like htc, samsung, lg moto and so on
but if u compare it samsung managed to put the most
consumer wishes together
htc - not msdslot no removable battery
lg - software was not as good as htc or samsung
and i prefer amoled ofer isp display
samsung tried realy to put real innovations in this phone
smartstay directcall and so on...
so i have only one choice for myself and it is samsung
but i like almost every androidphone producer
and even nonandroid the nokia l 920 is realy good but there is something missing for my favor...
but i respect everyone who made another decision
and i say its ok today almost every phone is quit on the same level..
but i hate apple i would never recommend someone to buy a iphone.
and u will see the iphone 5 will have only minor updates..
and the samelooking ios and almost samelooking device
22. doejon (Posts: 391; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
yeh but plausible ones.. :-)
i also like the optimus g it will be a very very nice phone.. but i was just saing :D
24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4196; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Actually, people say the Galaxy Nexus isn't really a true Nexus since it made its way to Verizon... And that takes away the actual point of a Nexus. That is one of the main points for buying a Nexus, to be a Nexus, which means fast updates and no bloatware, which the Verizon Nexus has a complete lack of those qualities.
27. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the Galaxy Nexus is indeed a true nexus. The GSM version. If you want direct updates, you need GSM.. period.. at least until Google muscles VZW and sprint into direct update compliance the way Apple has. If you have VZW you should expect super slow updates. Its always been part of that ecosystem.
26. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
THE 4X HD was no competitor to the S3. The international SGS3 wiped the floor with everything. The 4X is a near mirror of the US SGS3... with not as nice of a screen, thicker, fatter, worse camera, worse battery, and worse software and support. That doesnt sound like much of a competition.
The G they are showing here is their answer to the SGS3. Its definitely got some specs on it. Cant wait for the real world tests to see if it delivers.
28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4196; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The screen argument is debatable. I generally prefer S-LCD, just because sometimes my eyes hurt from the contrast of S-AMOLED. I can't look at the screen on my GS2 for more than 5 minutes without having discomfort in my eyes... But those 5 minutes are indeed glorious.
But when I compared it to displays like the S-LCD on the Amaze, and the S-LCD 2 on the One X, I enjoyed the S-LCD much better.
31. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
it is debatable.. between lcd2 and s-Amoled+. The amaze isnt amazing. the SGS2 beside the Amaze really makes it look.. bland.
33. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4196; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yes, the colors don't pop out as much, but that's kind of the point lol. My eyes are sensitive, so LCD seems pretty nice to me. SA+ burns my eyes, not even kidding lol. Even on the Amaze's display, it still looks very nice to me.
40. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"it is debatable.. between lcd2 and s-Amoled+."
I don't think so, because if I starting counting cons and pros between OLED and LCD, LCD always wins. :)
43. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
what cons and pros?
AMoled has infinite contrast and pure blacks since the pixels turn off. Also has a much higher battery life with darker backgrounds. It does take a beating on displaying white though, but most of android is pretty dark. And there is an "inverted" option in the browser to make it white text on black background.
The saturation on Amoleds are through the roof. A lil minor tweaking can tone it down if its too much for the user.
LCD2 is darn pretty, no doubt. Its biggest advantage was RGB vs Pentile for small letters, but with the Note 2 and beyond, that advantage is gone.
34. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
The S-LCD2 looks more real than the S-Amoled . I always loved the dark black colours and contrast in Amoled . But when i kept both SGS3 and HTC one X together i just thought the colours in HTC one X looked real and live .
25. d_eagle (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
A question to American users: if it will cost 299$ with a 2 year contract, what could be the price of this phone without any contract? Thanks
30. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4196; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
About $600-650 if you're buying it from a carrier off contract, maybe $800+ if you're buying an unlocked global version.
35. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Hmmm.....for some reason i still feel PureMotionHD+ beats this (at least in reflectance ratio and sensitivity)
36. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
haha the dummy phone with the amoled display was the gs3 how ironic