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LG Optimus G Preview

LG Optimus G

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LG Optimus G Preview
There's a 2100mAh battery inside the Optimus G, which, according to the manufacturer, should be enough for 15 hours of talk-time, or 14 days of stand-by on a 2G network. Official details about battery life on 3G or 4G have not been revealed yet.

Since the battery is non-removable, LG has made sure to increase its full-capacity life-cycles. A typical cell phone battery should usually keep its full capacity until you've recharged it about 500 times. Of course, it doesn't just die afterwards, but it just doesn't have the same capacity it once had. The battery inside the Optimus G should allow for about 800 such recharge cycles, which substantially increases the period of its most-useful state.


Expectations:

It goes without saying that we're pretty excited about the LG Optimus G. LG has been doing a very good job recently with strong devices like the Optimus 4X HD, and now, with an even more innovative offering in the form of the Optimus G, the manufacturer is on its way to regaining its status as a major player on the market.

We're especially glad that the G isn't just a phone for specs maniacs. LG has paid attention to the quality of the screen, the little details of the exterior, the materials, the camera and pretty much everything that could have an impact on the whole package. As a result, we are now looking forward to seeing this promising handset on store shelves around the world. Speaking of store shelves, the Optimus G will first launch in South Korea this month, but it will take some time until it reaches international markets. While there is no specific launch date given, we're almost sure that this will happen in about two or three months at most.



This is our preview based on a preproduction unit, expect the review soon.

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posted on 18 Sep 2012, 16:08 5

1. GoBears (Posts: 451; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Nice phone but bad camera. No thanks.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 16:28 5

2. e.wvu (unregistered)


Bad camera?

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 16:30 5

3. MATOZ (Posts: 74; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)


do you see 8 or 13 megapixels, stated?

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 16:55 10

8. GoBears (Posts: 451; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Megapixels do not mean jack with a sensor that small. Did you see that nighttime photo? Looked as bad as my Razr lol.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:26

44. DanMarino13 (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


You're right, those who have any knowledge of technology, either in a phone or real camera, already know that MP doesn't mean squat without a good lens. thank you for knowing what you're talking about.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:43 1

59. Eunice.twin (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


I think the guy didn't wipe the lense before he took photos.
Check GSMArena's...The photos are amazing!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 22:16 3

36. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Sorry but I have to agree with him. The camera looks bad. Given the fact that they're using a 13MP camera sensor. They could have made use of a better software and algorithms to reduce noise.

G is a high-end device that deserves to be the best in every aspect. But the images captured with it shows an average quality shots. They could have made it better, besides it's one of the major aspects of a smartphone.

But nonetheless, the phone is a beast.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 04:57

49. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


The 808 Pureview's sensor is nearly 7 times larger.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 07:46

51. eyad_996 (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)


Why are cameras so hard to make, just get a bigger sensor!!!
is that hard, it doesn't have to be like the 808's sensor. we can live with a bit bigger sensor, it doesn't have to be small to make the phone look good

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 20:57

62. newsmeister.china (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


I think a bigger sensor would make the overall phone thicker. To shine enough light on a larger sensor would mean greater distance between the lens and the sensor. Simple physics.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:25

63. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


The problem isn't the sensor. The problem is the lens. The lens has to have more depth to feed the larger sensor which increases the phone's thickness.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 18:54 1

21. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Talking about what's not good...camera is good enough. What's not, is the non-removable battery and no micro SD slot. Sure non-removable battery is already a standard issue but it feels like the stuff is a disposable one. Like one of those use and throw disposable cameras we used to have.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 19:53

22. Angkor (Posts: 108; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Samsung Galaxy S4 will be 2GB Ram, 128GB memory, 12mp, etc. will beat the new LG Optimus in 2013.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 20:41 7

25. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


What year are you living in?

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:24

43. DanMarino13 (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


it's apparent you don't know what you're talking about. got any more of what it was you smoked for me? geez.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 20:55

61. newsmeister.china (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Idiot

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 20:56 3

30. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


From the image samples, the camera performs better in low-light situations than the iPhone 4S, which is a high performer itself.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 05:01

50. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Any info about the phones specs in the US. I bet they will use the 8970T for the US.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:15 1

55. koko0605 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


the camera lens should have been cleaned more....

the best shot comes from the clean condition.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:29 1

56. firestarter (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


I've invited to the Optimus G's Korean launch event and had a chance to play the camera. It was fantastic actually.. equipped with IPS True HD+.. what's more? The reviewer let the camera set wrong..probs :(

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:26

64. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


What about the display?

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:42

58. Eunice.twin (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


I think the guy didn't wipe the lense before he took photos.
Check GSMArena's...The photos are amazing!!

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 20:53

60. newsmeister.china (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


It does say PROTOTYPE. Give it a chance, man!

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 18:48

65. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


I would love to see LG use their 1080p 5 inch screen. But that's just me.

posted on 04 May 2013, 12:00

66. mallguvner (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 May 2013)


Very bad camera. I bought it thinking the 13 megapixels would just be a huge improvement on my 5 mp HTC Shift. No crispness to any photo. Fuzz ball once you zoom in at all. I was absolutely shocked. I loved the phone side. Very fast, well put together, decent battery life and just a nice looking screen. But the pictures just shocked me. I went back in figuring I'd get a new phone and the gal at Sprint told me they looked fine. I took a picture with my old HTC, showed it to her zoomed in and compared it to one we took in the store. We then went to a display phone to see if it did the same. Exactly as bad. On top of that I actually do shoot kids ice hockey pictures with a Canon so I wasn't expecting a lot out of a phone but this thing is woefully inadequate. Trying to Google some opinions on the bad camera in this phone seems to be a problem so I was really thinking I had a bad phone. But I guess the search is disabled for problem searching or no one has a clue. A shame too as I ended up with the new HTC One and there's not a lot of difference other then the camera is great on the HTC.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 16:31 9

4. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


When LG released the LG G2X (Optimus 2X). It was touted as the most powerful phone ever. However, there are other things to consider when getting a phone. The G2X suffered from rebooting and freezing issues. Also, the carriers in the states haven't updated it to Ice Cream Sandwich. I can only hope that LG has addressed these issues with this phone, however I'll never buy a LG phone again.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 01:28 1

38. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


well, an update has alr been released (b4 GB) tt fixed the freezing and rebooting issues (not too sure bout the States tho), and i rmb phonearena saying that the G2x wont be getting updated to ICS. i guess it sucks to be living in the USA sometimes, esp with all these annoying carriers

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 16:34 5

5. cGmC11 (Posts: 143; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


No Wireless Charging! Ouch!!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 17:50 9

17. e.wvu (unregistered)


That's not really big at the moment. Nokia seems to be the first to push it.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 01:29 1

39. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


nokia wasnt the first to push it -.- LG was. with the Revolution

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LG Optimus G

LG Optimus G

OS: Android 4.4.2 4.1.2 4.0.4
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Display4.7 inches, 768 x 1280 pixels (318 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera13 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait processor
2 GB RAM
Size5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 inches
(131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45 mm)
5.11 oz  (145 g)
Battery2100 mAh, 15 hours talk time

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