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LG Optimus G for AT&T hands-on

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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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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 13:57 1

1. thegreatone99 (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

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

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:03 5

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

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

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 13:59 2

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.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:04 1

4. bxbomber718 (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 Dec 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?

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:15 5

5. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1639; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

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

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:54 1

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

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

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:21 1

6. gaby1451 (Posts: 114; Member since: 30 Mar 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

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 15:27 1

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Here is nice video about LG Optimus G (29:53 min):

Enjoy! :)

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 14:35 2

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

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

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 15:57 2

10. SleepingOz (unregistered)

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

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 16:18

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 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. :)

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 19:45

12. FoxDavis (Posts: 48; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 02:56

13. min_kim (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)

Should I get this or the Optimus Nexus?

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:35

14. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

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

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