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LG Optimus G hands-on

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Sep 2012, 00:40

For all of you who waited long enough to see 4G LTE connectivity with quad-cores, the wait is over. LG just officially unveiled the world’s first device based on the new Qualcomm S4 Pro system on a chip, which, as you can guess, combines the goodness of a quad-core CPU with that of LTE. The processor itself is clocked at 1.5 GHz and is complemented by the Adreno 320 graphics processor. Needless to say, the device here on the floor was extremely snappy. The expectation for it is to be one of the fastest phones available on the market today...

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posted on 18 Sep 2012, 00:50 5

1. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)

Nice lookin phone...
nice lookin place...
...is that a Seiko?

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 00:53 4

2. Luuthian (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

Looks great, but I hope they realese it internationally sooner than a few months... If this thing arrives in December or Janurary, all the buzz will be for naught. By that point we'd be likely to see a new Nexus, plus the full launch of the iPhone 5.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 00:54 5

3. KParks23 (Posts: 682; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)

That phone is U.G.L.Y!!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 01:20 7

5. baldilocks (Posts: 831; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

Great processor, ruined by LG's hardware and software. A shame. Samsung or HTC would have done a much better job of it.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 01:42 4

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Something makes me think that Sammy and HTC will do a better job than LG (aka Note II and 1X 5). Stay tuned for the next advance in Android flagship phones.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 01:44 8

8. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)

So now its a great processor...

Can you please tell me your thoughts on "LG's Hardware". I'm interested in knowing specifically what hardware you speak of Since the only only hardware Im aware of on this device is the IPS LCD screen that LG manufactures.

The processor and LTE radios are by Qualcomm. The CMOS sensor for the 13MP camera is by Sony. The RAM is presumably by Samsung (since LG is not known for producing memory modules), Graphics are by Adreno... Just wondering if you are talking about the PCB because thats not really hardware, just what puts it all together.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 01:18 3

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

Release it before the holidays!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 01:40 6

6. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Meh, call me when the Note 2 arrives.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 02:04 4

10. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

Don't forget to call me mate...!!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 14:46 2

19. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

Yes, of course the Note II will have better specs than this /s

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 01:59 1

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

please be released worldwide soon! like in this month or in oct! pleaseeeeee

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 02:46

11. Ragnarockd (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

does this have sd card slot?

BTW benchmarks are stunning

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 03:31 1

12. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

I know that this device has awesome specs..but I don't really like the look of the device..Also I don't like LG's UI..I don't know if they made it better in this device or not..

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 03:39 1

13. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

I meant the look of the back of the device..
Another thing..the battery offers just 14 hours of stand-by time..that means I should charge it twice a day like my Sensation XE.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 03:59 3

14. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

why are these people are so power hungry... no wonder we are curse!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 04:10 3

15. Mercenary (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

Agree...It's not about having the best specs..it' about offering smooth UI and running apps smoothly.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 04:33 2

16. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

so true!!! not gonna compare or anything but atleast symbian is really fluid with old generation ARM chips... oh well, we live in a curse world that is to be hungry for power always! so sad...very sad!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 04:59 3

17. savezo007 (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)

your username is pikapowerize for gods sake -_-

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 07:06

18. miki69 (Posts: 15; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)

not so smooth, I'm afraid. My N8 shows constant lag after using Web/Navigation/Camera for prolong period of time. I have to restart phone to regain proper functionality. And yes, I did full reinstall SW.
I think S4 dual Krait are performing just as good and smooth as quads.

Those initial images don't look promising.... Can't wait to get my hands on Xperia T.


posted on 18 Sep 2012, 15:26

20. epdm2be (Posts: 654; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

"but these first shots do look promising"
No they don't. None of the pictures is sharp. It's even worse than a cheap samsung mini. In fact even the 4XHD has sharper pictures while that has the worst camera o/t current 4 quad core high end models (SGSIII, HTC One X, Meizo MX and 4XHD)

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 16:04

22. epdm2be (Posts: 654; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

Looking at GSMarena's photos taken with this phone, I see that just as here, pictures taken indoors suck big time. No sharpness at all, they look like if the camera is broken. My ancient K550i had similar photos. Hell even my current Nokia 701 (EDoF camera) has sharper photos.

Thankfully outside pictures are a lot better. Stil disapointing for a 13Mpixel shooter though. I guess that I'll go for a 808 pureview when they become somewhat cheaper. And no I don't care for Nokia WP-efforts (been there, done that, didn't like it) because that's not pureview... thats fakeview (an ordinary BSI sensor with optical image stabilisation, doh).

Or I just keep what I have now (Nokia 701) and skip ALL this in 2012 and 2013. It's all too dissapointing.

A shame though since I was really looking forward to this model. Also Glass and plastic... doesn't seem premium class to me. LG still doesn't get it. High end edevices have to FEEL high end too.

BTW. I couldn't care less about 4G since 3G is a mess (and not fully covered on most parts of my country)

There's no WOW-factor.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 15:27

21. Connie B (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Nov 2009)

I want this supercool and awesome phone as soon as possible. Shut up LG and take my freaking money !!!!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 17:19

23. kingojoe2000 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

can some one please help me to get this phone to buy? "LG Optimus G hands-on" contact me on +233246153838 or kingojoe2000@accamail.com

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