LG Optimus G for AT&T hands-on

LG Optimus G for AT&T hands-on
Hard to imagine it, but the most premium offering from LG since the beginning of this year has been the LG Nitro HD, which was the first AT&T bound device from the manufacturer that carried along a snazzy 720p display. Call it a long wait or something else entirely, it’s soon going to be forgotten now that the mightier LG Optimus G is coming in the very near future.

Needless to say, there’s a lot of excitement and buzz surrounding this beauty, since it’s yet another premier Android powered smartphone coming to market. Already, we’ve gotten a good look at the international variant of the smartphone, but with AT&T’s offering, there are some notable changes that make it a bit different.

Honestly, it’s unknown why many devices overseas end up becoming lower grade versions of themselves when they’re released here, such as the case when many of the popular smartphones were outfitted with dual-core processors instead of quad-core ones. We won’t get into the specifics now on it, but you’ll see below in our slideshow what really stood out to us with AT&T’s version of the LG Optimus G. Regardless, it should no doubt fit in nicely with the carrier’s lineup, which is increasingly becoming stacked with plenty of high-end offerings.

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Optimus G AT&T
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(10h talk time)



1. thegreatone99

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

waiting for the other nexus phones!!!!!! :)

3. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

this isnt even a nexus phone. its the Optimus G...

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Looks verynice than the Verizon Optimus version. Another plus would be the crappy at&t logo is on the back not the front. They should do this to all their phones.

4. bxbomber718

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Nice but the internatonal version has a better texture and design on the back...also that was Jelly Bean we were looking at right John?

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2299; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I will give it to AT&T for finally releasing a phone with minimal carrier branding.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Now if Verizon will do this for their Droid phones, that would be great.

6. gaby1451

Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Egh, provided the performance of the 8MP camera outfitted on this US bound version is on par with it's 13MP international offering, I welcome the extra space I'm going to save not taking higher resolution photos. After all, It's not about high megapixel count as many fellow PA commenters point out. As for the back? Well, I would have to hold both in hand to really notice the difference and gage which one is better; though I worry about the back also being made of glass. Will it be just as fragile when dropped as an iPhone 4/4S? Other than, It's still an AMAZING offering from LG! Way to step it up :D

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Here is nice video about LG Optimus G (29:53 min):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeHMqUGdYmU Enjoy! :)

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Sweet!!! Att , thanks for not, making it a dual core phone :-).. I will get this on release day

10. SleepingOz unregistered

I'd like to know how will it perform in a drop test.

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I also want to see drop test! But anyway if I will bui LG Nexus, rumors sais that LG Nexus will have different design than LG Optimus G. :)

12. FoxDavis

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Not the best hands on video ive seen. Still looking forward to having the phone in my hands.

13. min_kim

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

Should I get this or the Optimus Nexus?

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I can't make advice for you because we still don't know official specifications of LG Nexus.

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