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LG Optimus G specs revealed as the phone is official

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Aug 2012, 01:58

After hearing speculation about LG's most powerful smartphone to date, the LG Optimus G is now official and as expected it will marry quad-core to the LTE experience with the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro...

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posted on 28 Aug 2012, 02:01

2. osanilevich (Posts: 286; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

Personally I prefer rounded corners but unfortunately Apple won't have any of it. I don't like what LG is doing by launching in the US several months after releasing the phone. The device is great and if they ever want to grab a foothold in the US market they should release it ASAP. They need to stick their foot in while the door is still open.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 03:34 4

17. maxha97 (Posts: 96; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

It can't be sued because it's desigin is successor of prada phone

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 04:19

20. MeoCao (unregistered)

Agreed, SS was sued b-c a lot of other stuffs like logos, hard button.. and not just rounded corners.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 02:09 3

3. simonfrady (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)

wow.. nice design..

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 04:21 4

21. MeoCao (unregistered)

This phone is going to be a success, it may put LG ahead of HTC so there's lots of fun.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 02:12 1

4. redmd (Posts: 1371; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I like the design. It's so LG. lol Hopefully they put a good sensor to back up that 13MP and good loudspeakers too which the current LG devices have been having sub par performances.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 02:21

6. nadar.bsm (Posts: 32; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

personally I feel all touchscreen mobile designs as the same.. so what I really like to see is the specs....
this one does have what I need.. so LG please release it in INDIA as soon as possible.. I may buy it instead of next NEXUS... :D :D :D

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 02:34 4

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Ok, the design isn't as bad as what was once previously thought, it actually looks pretty nice. Let's just hope there are some premium materials in there. Though I'm still not too fond of LG's Optimus UI.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 03:22

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

yeah, i warmed up a little more to it too. i do actually like their Optimus UI 3.0 though. it's 2nd to Moto's UI to me in terms of OEM UI's.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 05:25

28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I think there was just some bad lighting on the leaked picture, that's all. I think Optimus 3.0 is better than previous versions, but just not quite there yet. Like how Touchwiz was for me, the only version I find bearable is the Touchwiz UX on the GS3; you have no idea how much I've wanted to get rid of my GS2, especially since I'm not too keen on rooting.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 11:04

34. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

like Non_Sequitur mentioned i'd definitely give NOVA Launcher Prime a good shot. c:

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 04:47

22. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

There's always Nova Launcher.
Also, this thing is a BEAST. As long as it has Jelly Bean, it'll be incredible.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 02:44 5

8. wendygarett (unregistered)

I would rather choose samsung galaxy s3 :)

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 02:55 8

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

Off of software and and update support, maybe.

Because of hardware? No way in hell.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 02:47

9. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

A very tempting design and specs only the LG brand image cam hold it down otherwise it should be a hit everywhere.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 05:21

27. MeoCao (unregistered)

LG is a well known and trusted brand. Their poor result in smart phones is b-c of poor design. This phone will help to change that, the key is they must be fast.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 03:09

11. J1919 (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

It... looks like the 4X doesn't it?

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 03:21

14. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

Have u noticed how the 4X HD makes up only around .25% of references to quad core fones?

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 03:15

12. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

Wow.. gotta admit, this is a beast of a phone.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 03:19 2

13. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

With that monster processor and a separate chip for LTE I would rather wait for some battery tests before buying. If they are good: ready to go!

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 03:31 3

16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

The S4 Pro doesn't have a seperate chip for LTE does it? Snapdragons are usually the ones with LTE ready to go. That's why in the US versions of a lot this years flagships have S4's instead of Tegra 3 or Exnyos 4412, because those quad-cores didn't support 42 Mbps HSPA+ or LTE.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 05:01 1

24. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

You are partially right but in this case wrong.
The S4 Pro MSM8960T (dual core) has the communications chip intgrated.
But there isn't any quad core with Krait with the communications chip integrated in the SoC, as they were intended for tablets and not for smarphones. And due to the bigger batteries and screen power cosumption for tablets is OK to not have it integrated, as the battery savings are not that high there. And you can use the same chip for the "wifi only" version and the "3G/4G" one.
But in this case they are using the S4 Pro APQ8064 (quad core), which only has Wifi, but not Phone modem included. So they'll need to add an extra chipset (MDM9615) to add that functionality. That's the same case the Tegra 3 or Exnyos 4412, which both lack comm chip integration. And please don't say they "don't support", that's purely Qualcomm marketing staff. They do support it as far as a new chip is added for the funcionality, it's just not integrated in the chip.
The good news is that the new chipset is also built in 28nm not like the old ones in 45nm, so it shouldn't be such a battery hogger. But better safe than sorry! That was my comment about.
Sorry if I went too "geek" now, but I felt compelled to explain my previous short comment.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 05:17 1

26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Ohh, thank you for the correction. I really don't mind long comments too much, as long as they aren't trying to draw out and explain something that is common knowledge, especially in a stuck up manner, which yours certainly didn't.

Also in my previous comment, by saying the Exynos and Tegra didn't support LTE, I meant without the use of another chip. Should've included that to be more clear, my bad.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 03:43 2

18. rahulcena5565 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Nov 2010)

Waiting for the Next Nexus Decive!

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 04:17 3

19. thewhitesoul (Posts: 6; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

"Let's start with the 4.7 inch screen which will use the in-cell touch technology that the new Apple iPhone is expected to have"

Hey LG...! do you have 1+ $billion of hard cash???

Get ready... Its going to be NASTY

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 05:35 3

29. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

They developed that technology together with Apple, I dont think they'll get sued for it, no LG device as of now is Apple trying to get banned anyways..

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 04:48 1

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

thank god tt fugly back in e prototype is gone! love this phone! hope it will be a big success!

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 05:16 1

25. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 161; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

Mouth watering specs, all LG has to do now is, keep those updates on time, and not locking the bootloader like Moto does.

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 06:32

30. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

The only thing that'll make me buy this phone, is if it has good 3rd party ROM support ... that is one of the reasons i bought the s3 instead of the one x or waiting for this.
Oh, it's also LG, which means lack of support .... I'll pass

posted on 28 Aug 2012, 06:49

31. ibap (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

And I'm sure Apple's legal team is preparing a suit over the fact that it is rectangular and has a front and a back

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