LG Optimus G Sprint User Reviews
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Multimedia10/10Internet9.1/10Battery9.5/10Call quality8.5/10Display9.9/10Reception8.7/10Text input9/10Build quality9.7/10Everyday usage9.9/10UI speed9.7/10Camera8.8/10
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posted on 18 Apr 2014, 14:35 (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)
Great Phone with fair price
greatoneiw has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Great Phone with fair price , smoothest phone i have ever had , this is fastest UI i have seen in a smartphone due to powerful cpu and 2 gb of ram this phone is a great performer both i terms of games and UIBuild quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- UI speed
posted on 31 Jan 2014, 19:45 (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)
tehcaucasianasian has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Coming from an LG Marquee, the Optimus G was an enormous improvement for me. The HD display is marvelous, at 1280x768,so slightly above 720p, and the brightness of the screen is overwhelmingly bright. I have to keep it below 40% indoors, which I guess could be considered a bad thing to people with overly-sensitive eyes like myself. More on the screen, any and all applications look stunning. I wasn't expecting it to be so amazing when i bought the phone.
The speed of the device is also a delight. The quad-core CPU makes multitasking problems a thing of the past. I haven't experienced lag as of yet, running heavy games and other applications simultaneously. The 2GB of RAM are also great to have, much better than 1GB or less like I had been used to. The customized LG UI runs incredibly smooth, and though some call it a bit cartoony, i personally love it how it is. The animation and colors are decent eye candy, most people probably will not care.
The Camera is a sweet 13megapixel one, and the front is also great. Unfortunately, little bits of shakiness will ruin a picture. You need quite the steady hand to take the absolute best photos, but when this happens the quality is superb. The video recordings are sweet, and look so good in 1080p. Minus the blurred photos, the camera is fantastic.
The battery, for me at least, isn't exactly spectacular. With my old phone, when connected to Sprint's 3G networks, battery would last just under 3 hours from being full. With this Optimus G, I'm...Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- HD display, very bright
- Super fast, no lag
- Large amount of storage (32GB, 24GB usable)
- SD card slot not present, if you need more than 24GB usable storage you're out of luck
- Runs warm occasionally, a consistent problem with LG
- Blurred pictures if you have slightly shaky hands
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posted on 25 Mar 2013, 12:53 (Posts: 70; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)
best phone i have used
naptown2 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
What can i can about this phone its one of the best out there and no one really knows about it cause its over looked
Great battery , the screen is amazing and its quick on the internet
I love the size and it feels great in my hand
And the 13pix cam amazing
All in all one of the best unknown phones out thereBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- done have and cons
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posted on 05 Mar 2013, 01:38 (Posts: 48; Member since: 19 Dec 2010)
Pretty Great Phone
pyckvi has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This Phone is pretty good. I have owned the majority of the top smartphones since android has launched. And ide like to say this phone is good. Coming from the Galaxy S II the build and design of the phone isnt very intriguing to me. I somehow preferred the Galaxy S II design over this by allot. But what this phone does have is Raw Graphics power. its really the reason to why I Got it. All the features on this Phone are close to flawless, and is an amazing product. but if you are coming from another powerhouse such as the S II than this phone is not much of an upgrade. It has its small ups, but quality wise, its nothing that you cant find in other phones. The things that really stand out in this phone is a Nice Strong Fluid Proccessor, Great Battery Live, Still get about a whole day with about 2 hours of solid intense high quality games, so Battery Life on this phone is impressive, and the Screen is nice and vibrant with good outdoor visibility, and the games on this thing run beautifully. So If that is what you are looking for in a Phone, than this is what you want to get. otherwise, save the cash and get something like the S II / Photon 4G(Great Quality Phone) / Evo LTE / and othersBuild quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 5/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 5/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- Great Display
- Good Reception
- Camera not as good as advertised (13MP not impressive) maybe software issue
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posted on 28 Nov 2012, 00:55 (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
Never doubting LG again...
wumberpeb has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Quad core power, 2 GB RAM, LTE and a beautiful screen you need to see to believe...Just go to a Sprint store and try it out. Blows the S3, Evo LTE and even the Note 2 out of the water. Incredible screen, incredible power, so if you were waiting for the newest Nexus, this is your phone!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- IPS screen, 2 GB RAM, Quad core S4 Pro, a high end dream phone
- No SD slot, non-removable battery, 13MP camera nothing remarkable
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posted on 22 Nov 2014, 15:43 (Posts: 0; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)
LG Optimus G LS970
Sjk49ers has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Great phone, too bad Sprint is the Worst Post paid network in my area. 4G with the processor makes it great for games. I just can't stop draining the battery :) (network, not phone). I have had LG phones previously and this one is still, after 1 year, the best phone I've ever had. Even after 1yr+ it still does everything I want it to.Build quality 10/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Screem Size
- HD quality
- Text message keyboard are interchangeable
- SD Card slot
- Camera shakey resolution sometimes
- Screen rotates sometimes when i do not want it to
posted on 26 Jan 2014, 01:26 (Posts: 0; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
mohi51 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Awesome,Awesome and Awesome This Phone is pretty good. I have owned the majority of the top smartphones since android has launched.beautiful screen you need to see to believe...Just go to a store and try it outBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- No SD card slot.
posted on 05 Jan 2014, 15:52 (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Jan 2014)
Very underrated phone
ChrissyTheGreek has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
LG must have held back on the promoting because this phone is awesome yet so underrated. I have yet to have a problem with this phone. Very responsive, great build quality, you wont get that "cheap plastic" feel from this. Perfect screen size, and takes very nice pictures/video. No sd card slot, but 32gb internal is enough for most people. Overall 2nd best phone ive ever had (LG G2 being the best)Build quality 9/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Very sleek look
- Great camera/video
- No micro SD slot
- Glass back collects fingerprints very easy
posted on 30 Aug 2013, 15:54 (Posts: 0; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)
antv311 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This phone is amazing, I have had it for a little while now and I can safely say the specs in this phone are awesome. The screen size is perfect, pictures are awesome, its fast, responsive, but no one bought so there were no accessories for it when it came out.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Great screen (size and picture)
- Great Microphone (1st phone that can be on speaker and in my lap)
- Great camera
- awesome speeds
- Jelly Bean
- Great launcher
- not pad feature
- direct wifi
- Micro SD
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posted on 21 Mar 2013, 10:44 (Posts: 0; Member since: 21 Mar 2013)
SO underrated. LG just needs more marketing. SOLID phone.
timmspinn has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
If anyone says the Galaxy S3 is better than this phone, they are factually incorrect. The only thing the GS3 and iPhone 5 have over this thing is marketing and better accessories. I had an iPhone 3GS, and went to the original EVO... loved it and never looked back. Went from the EVO to the Galaxy S3 and returned it in about 8 days! Samsung's front end is so overbearing. Waited, did my research and picked up the Optimus G and seriously... I've never been happier with a phone!
It's just so reliable. Battery life is incredible. My fiance and I went on vacation (she has the GS3 still), and every day my battery outlasted hers and I used my phone way more (taking tons of pictures, more calls & texts, etc). We were together all day and had no way of charging so it was an easy test. My rooted and tweeked EVO would never have lasted 3/4 of the day under that load. Screen wise, the IPS+ display vs the AMOLED of the GS3 is no contest. The colors on the AMOLED are just way oversaturated.
PROS, in general... The quad-core RIPS through everything! LG's interface is clean and completely NOT bloated with excess software. The build feels solid, call quality is great, works great with my bluetooth system in my car, even bluetooth music sounds incredible. The display is beautiful. Just so many cool features. For the people who complain about battery life... TURN ON ECO MODE DUMMIES! I guarantee these are people who know how to use about 10% of the phones features.
Signal/reception: In places...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Battery life
- Quad-core amazingness
- No SD card slot.
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posted on 12 Jan 2013, 12:57 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
Great Phone! Terrible Carrier! -- Sprint Sucks...
CTYankee has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It was with great pain that I returned the device back to the Sprint store. First and foremost I needed a *PHONE*. Sprint service did not fulfill that basic requirement. I will not buy anything from a company that fails so basic a task and is so miserable to deal with! Customer-No-Service was invented by Sprint, and they are still doing a bang-up job at it.Build quality 10/10Reception 1/10Call quality 1/10Internet 3/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Nice straight lines, I don't like the "worn sneaker" look.
- Jelly Bean upgrade means it will get better!
- 1) Sprint
- 2) Sprint
- 3) Sprint
- It would bea shame to have had to cover up the device with a protective case.
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