Ever since LG announced that it was going to build the most powerful smartphone in its history, there has been a buzz circulating around the LG Optimus G. Last month, LG announced that the device would be landing on U.S shores in the fourth quarter with different carrier versions. That became a bit more specific on Wednesday when LG confirmed that the LG Optimus G would be coming to both AT&T and Sprint. The AT&T model will have an 8MP camera on back while Sprint's model will feature a 13MP camera.
AT&T version of the LG Optimus G
Both models will have 4G LTE connectivity which now will work with the quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro under the hood. 2GB of RAM is on board as is 32GB of native storage which can be expanded to 80GB using the microSD slot on the phone. The 2100mAh battery keeps the power on for hours, lighting the 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus Display.
Regardless of which camera is in on the model you want, it will have zero shutter lag, the ability to take video and snapshots at the same time and a feature that captures the perfect shot even if you press the shutter at the wrong time. The Live Zooming feature lets you zoom in up to 5 times on streamed video. Similar to the multiwindow function on the Samsung GALAXY Note II, Q-Slide lets you view two different screens at the same time. You can handle work-related email on one screen while viewing a video clip on the other screen. Quick Memo lets you use your fingers to write a note on a captured screenshot and sent it off via your social networks or email.
There is no word yet on pricing or a precise launch date.
New LG Optimus G(TM) from AT&T puts PC-like Power in the Power of your Hand 4G LTE Smartphone Features Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core Processor
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AT&T* continues to expand its wide array of 4G LTE smartphones with its latest offering, the LG Optimus G™. Optimus G delivers a perfect combination of mobile processing performance, powerful multimedia, wireless connectivity and power efficiency all packed in a clean and elegant 8.45 millimeter thin design with a Crystal Reflection pyramid patterned back.
LG Optimus G’s cross-tasking takes multi-tasking to the next level with the ability to complete complex tasks simultaneously with features like QSlide, QuickMemo and Dual Screen Dual Play. QSlide™ allows you to text or browse the web all without navigating away from the video you are watching. QuickMemo™ allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo directly on any captured screen for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL. Dual Screen Dual Play shares content with other electronic devices, such as televisions and computers, freeing up the on-device display for other activities, like browsing the web.
Optimus G includes Qualcomm's 1.5 GHz Quad-Core CPU Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage memory (expandable up to 80GB with a micro SD card) and a 2100 mAh Li-Polymer battery to keep up with your cross-tasking needs.
Shooting pictures like a pro is even easier with the LG Optimus G’s 8MP camera that offers advanced imaging features like:
Zero shutter lag, Live Shot, to capture simultaneous video and still images, and Time Catch Shot, which takes the perfect shot even if the shutter was pressed at the wrong time.
Both images and video appear crystal clear on the 4.7” True HD IPS Plus display. The Live Zooming feature enhances the video-watching experience, allowing you to zoom in up to five times while the video is being streamed.
“The LG Optimus G lets our customers work and play as hard as they want with one of our first quad core processor designed to deliver a great multitasking experience,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “We think customers will really enjoy having the power of a computer in the palm of their hand.”
AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network**, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With smartphones on other carriers’ networks, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
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They have the iphone 5, Nexus, SGS3, and are getting the Note2. I think they have "the best" covered.
VZW used to have a real cozy relationship with LG. It would surprise me if they didnt get the phone sometime.
Still no Jelly Bean so Note 2 will kick Optimus G's ass in user experience. And don't forget how many new and useful feature there are on Note 2.
I still don't know why people always want "on paper" strength, while user experience and battery life are much more important.
yea thats why i say the one x+ is the best over all choice.......has jellybean installed, bench marks on par with the S4 pro, improved spec sheet, better rear and front facing camera, new sense update 4+, and amazing build quality and design.............note 2 may have alot of features but they fail again to make a premium device that appeals to people........
And you want a phone that battery life is hardly 4 hours screen on? Vs a battery removable phone with average more than 7 hours of the first cycle and even reaching 10 hours on screen ?http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1916790
And how about expandable memory? Stylus with a hovering mouse and 1024 presure level? Multiscreen? Smart rotation (ok a little bit gimmick)?
Oh I forget the beautiful multitasking "feature" of OneX with 1 GB RAM.
ummm for one thing where the note 2 completely fails is its 5.5 inches! wth?? and im pretty sure the 2100 mAh battery on the one x+ is sufficient enough especially with jellybean on board as well as the new sense update.......it has 32 or 64gb installed so why do i need an expandable slot again??
you samsung fans keep mentioning this removable battery as if it out weighs the terrible design of the device!
Yes id rather have a beautiful device with and great battery......maybe not great like razr maxx but well capable of handling its own........
Samsung can have all the features in the world but until they realease a phone that "looks" like its worth the price then there is no reason to choose it over a well built HTC pohne.........just the way i see it dood...
Why does Note 2 completely fail with 5.5 inch screen? Some love something big, some love something handy, that's only opinion. You don't like that size, I see, but at least more than 10 millition people liked it and bought it (which even more than the aggregate number of WP).
I didn't say microSD and removable were the main reasons like others, but what's wrong with them when I mentions a list of strengths?
I haven't used OneX yet, but I saw a lot of complaints about battery (a little bit more than 3 hours screen-on, so don't expect an overclock version with 300mAh bigger battery can be sufficient enough) and the damage on the camera glass cover. What the latter can tell you? You need a case for you phone. But with the case you lost a part of its beauty and "premium" materials. I don't like cases so I didn't buy it.
well first i gotta say, while me saying the 5.5 inch is a fail, is indeed an opinionated statement.....You can believe me when i say you are in the "minority" when it comes to people wanting a phone that size! Yes the note 1 did sell 10 million units but when comparing to how many people DID NOT buy it?? i think you get a broader view of the picture......it is only going to sell to a specific group of people......and whos to say those people buying the note, bought it specifically for the use of a phone!! LOL i get feeling the people that bought the note had more then one phone....you know like a "smaller" more comfortable in the hand one? I get feeling people look at the note more so as a mini tablet than they do a phone........which also leads me to believe they go out and buy it not with the mindset of "im going to like making phone calls on this device" but more so the mindset of "this has alot of features on it and i can use it for other things similar to what a tablet does".............
As for the battery complaints you are hearing and reading about on HTC phones? Well ill just say this......I hear the opposite of what you hear I watch reviews on the one s and the One X and people seem to say the battery is pretty good....so thats why i say its sufficient enough for most people
Yep. 10 million for 10 months is not large but decent. The first gen iPad sold only ~15 million for the first year.
About battery, I don't know which side but they're from HTC OneX battery stats thread on xda
Here are the latest statshttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1579392&page=232
Almost over 3 hours on-screen only
yea i understand how things may look on paper but alot of people say that things on sheet hold no weight to real world performance because it really boils down to how you, "the user" tend to use your phone.......
But with most reviews i watch on youtube reporting that the battery is well capable of holding its own tells me their wont be much to regret.......and yes with these updates to jelly bean and the new sense updates they are supposed to give you even more battery life than normal......All in all if the battery isnt "as" great as the S3 or note is........you can believe the design and build quality is!
So whats the best overall choice? A phone that has power and beauty? or a phone that has has power and nice tricks but a mediocre (at best) look and feel? Because when i buy a phone and pay ALOT of money for it.........I want it too not only perform well, but i want it too look and feel just as damn good.........peace man nice chatting :)
I feel the exact same day about the Note series. it always seemed like an impractical gimmick to me. The phone barely fits in a pocket, To big for easy one handed use, stylus/S-Pen seems impractical and and unnecessary although it can be useful very useful especially since you will most likely need to use two hands to use this phone and drawing but, I don't really know that many people who consider drawing on their smartphone worth the added price of the S-Pen. Personally prefer a uni-body design and don't really care about expandable memory.
Wow a monster phone that still doesn't have a social network integration inside like Windows phone, frienstream has, even the outdated ios6 and RIM has that, poor lonely monster due to lack of developer support...
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