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LG Optimus G: faster, bigger and better than the iPhone 5

LG Optimus G: faster, bigger and better than the iPhone 5
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When it came out, the LG Optimus G took the mobile world by surprise. Thanks to exciting features such as its large 4.7" True HD IPS Plus screen and powerful Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the handset became an instant favorite of many smartphone aficionados around the world.

As it happens with such successful devices, people immediately started comparing the Optimus G with the other top handsets out there, and especially the iPhone. However, even though Apple's latest device is no doubt a strong performer, it is obvious that LG's Optimus G does many things better than the iPhone 5. Part of those things are made possible thanks to the wonderful hardware, while other are achieved through LG's custom Optimus user interface.

One can easily see that the Optimus G is a smartphone for serious users just by taking a look at the specs sheet. It has large 4.7" True HD IPS Plus display that not only makes a variety of tasks much easier to execute, but also delivers an exceptionally true-to-life image quality. Things like messaging, web browsing and video playback are all considerably better with the Optimus G's 4.7" screen than with something way smaller, like the iPhone 5's 4" display. The keys of the on-screen keyboard get bigger and easier to press, the text of web pages gets bigger and easier on the eyes, and video... well, it just gets bigger and much more enjoyable.

LG is also a pioneer when it comes to utilizing the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. This powerful quad-core SoC is capable of delivering exceptional performance, and the Optimus G manages to reveal its full potential thanks to its optimized software and abundance of RAM memory. The Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset allows users to experience the latest applications and games in the best possible way - with beautiful graphics and fluid performance. Furthermore, the S4 Pro practically guarantees that the Optimus G is one future-proof handset that will continue to deliver top-notch performance even when next-generation applications start to appear.

All of the Optimus G's hardware power is put to good use by the Android operating system. The most popular mobile OS is equally appropriate for both hardcore smartphone users and those who are new to this market. There are a lot of things to explore in Android, but one of the biggest user favorites remains the enormous amount of control and great customization capabilities. However, LG hasn't stopped there, but has also included its own unique user experience (UX) in order to bring many new features and goodies to the OS. Among these we find the QSlide function which is like a dream come true for the heavy multitaskers out there, allowing them to display two applications on the screen at the same time, like the messaging app and the web browser, for example. Another one of our favorites is Live Zooming. Leveraging the Optimus G's extreme performance capabilities, consumers can use Live Zooming to zoom into a video while viewing it, making it possible to enjoy even the smallest details. There are many other cool features added by LG's own UX like Dual Screen Dual Play (mirrors the display on a TV screen but can also show different content on the phone and TV) and QuickMemo for those moments when you just want to take a screenshot of something and jot down a quick note on top of it.

At the end of the day, it is easy to understand why the LG Optimus G provides more value to users who demand more - its spectacular features like the large True HD IPS Plus display and Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset make it one of the best offerings in its class. For customers who want to enhance their mobile lifestyle with a stylish, yet powerful smartphone, the Optimus G is among the very best options money can buy right now.

DESIGN

OSAndroid (4.0.4)iOS (6)
Dimensions5.19 x 2.71 x 0.33 inches (131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45 mm)4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)
DISPLAY

Physical size4.70 inches4 inches
Resolution768 x 1280 pixels640 x 1136 pixels
BATTERY

Capacity2100 mAh1440 mAh
HARDWARE

System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064Apple A6
Processor
Quad core, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1300 MHz, Apple Swift
Graphics processorAdreno 320PowerVR SGX543MP3
System memory
2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel)1016 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 1066 MHz) / LPDDR2
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB
CAMERA

Camera13 megapixels, Immobile8 megapixels, Immobile
FlashLEDLED
FeaturesAuto focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Voice activationBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling, Digital image stabilization
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Software Experience


Special UX features
QSlide Function, Live Zooming, Dual Screen Dual Play, QuickMemo, Pattern lock, Voice Shutter, Icon Customizer, burst shot, easy mode
Standard iOS apps

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