LG Optimus G with its Snapdragon S4 CPU brings one dandy “Living Without Boundaries” experience

LG Optimus G with its Snapdragon S4 CPU brings one dandy “Living Without Boundaries” experience
And just like that folks, the LG Optimus G is all official and gunning to becoming a force to be reckoned with in the smartphone landscape. To date, this is probably the biggest and most exciting device to ever come out from the Korean maker – especially when it’s packing one beauty in the form of a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. Even better, it’s combined with speedy 4G LTE connectivity to complement its premier status.

From the looks of it all, the LG Optimus G means business, as it’s packing a drool worthy specs sheet that’ll satisfy those deepest of urges. Specifically, the listing includes a 4.7” WXGA (1280 x 768) True HD IPS display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front facing snapper, Bluetooth 4.0, aGPS, Wi-Fi, DLNA, and NFC. Needless to say, it’s packed to the roof with enough hardware to keep it in good light with many of the other highly anticipated smartphones announced recently – like the Nokia Lumia 920 and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD.

However, the hardware is only half the equation to this smartphone, seeing that LG brings some revolutionary enhancements to its custom Android experience. No doubt, the bar was set with things like HTC’s Sense and Samsung’s TouchWiz Nature UX, but with LG’s enhanced UX features, it’s mentioned to offer a user experience for “Living Without Boundaries.” For starters, LG goes beyond multi-tasking by offering something called “cross-tasking,” which enables the handset to perform complex tasks simultaneously. Here’s what you can expect to scope with the new “cross-tasking” functionality:

  • QSlide Function shows two different screens simultaneously on one display. As it doesn’t just show a part of the screen but the entire screen of both functions, the user can complete two tasks concurrently – such as sending a text message or searching the web while watching a video.
  • Live Zooming enhances the video-watching experience as users can zoom in up to five times while the video is being streamed for a close-up of one’s child while watching a recorded video from a school recital.
  • Dual Screen Dual Play not only allows mirroring between the smartphone and a TV, it also has the ability to display different content on each screen wirelessly. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes.
  • QuickMemo allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo with their finger directly on the captured screen for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL. The QuickMemo can also be used as an overlay feature - like jotting down a number using the QuickMemo and directly dialing the number while the number is on the top layer.
  • Screen Zooming allows for the zooming in and out of lists in music player, email, text messages and photo gallery. It also offers the ability to change the font size and screen layout.
  • Application Link launches preset applications (email, calendar, weather, etc.) when the alarm is turned off – making preparation time in the morning go a little faster with all the information on your screen
  • Icon Personalizer allows users the ability to customize icons by editing size and adding images so the most frequently used apps can be most easily accessible.

Even though it’s going to be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich underneath it all, the fancy and UX features it’s bringing to the table is looking to ease the pain – especially when that S4 processor is soundly adept in handling most operations. Meanwhile, its 2,100 mAh battery is expected to offer some decent juice out of a full charge. In fact, it’s rated to offer 15 hours of talk time and 335 hours of standby. Naturally, we’re thrilled by its impressive hardware, but the fun doesn’t stop there, as it’s also sporting one delicate unibody design. Specifically, everything is encased in a body that features LG’s patented Crystal Reflection finish, which essentially gives a cool illusion with various patterns at different viewing angles.

As much as we’re excited to check it out in action, LG has yet to release any specific information regarding its release date and pricing. However, we’re certain we’ll be hearing more about that very soon.

source: LG

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Optimus G
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15h talk time)



1. No_Nonsense unregistered

So what's in store for the 19th September event? The international version of this?

43. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010


2. graydfox

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

is it coming with jelly bean ?

12. No_Nonsense unregistered

ICS, clearly mentioned.

21. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Of course it's coming with ice cream sandwich while Samsung is releasing the Galaxy Note 2 with jellybean straight out the box and 3100mAh battery on the 1.6 Quadcore Exynos 4412 processor. Sorry LG you still seem to be real weak in the day to day world of technology.

26. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

are you seriously trash talking this phone right now? do you know how silly that makes you look?

32. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Not sure if ICS problem or not, but gsmarena just posted a hands on video. With that beast of specs, SWITCHING THE ORIENTATION IN STILL LAGGING. Everything is right about this phone (aside from design), but its LG :(

33. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Spec wise it is a monster.... Too bad it looks so bad. Yeah, I said it, it looks like crap. Sparkly phones are for little girls. No little girl cares about the cpu or RAM. Should have made a geek phone look tech and make the Facebook Phone sparkle. No chance I purchase one. Can't wait till someone else matches these specs though.

35. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Any cpu by qualcom is pretty much going to always be on a HTC device :3 hopefully motorola too

36. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i still want my OMAP5 powered Motorola Nexus.

37. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Even TI admitted that OMAP5 is going to be a price-costly SoC... :(

38. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

bring it on! remember the OMAP is still Google's Reference Platform.

39. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Honestly though, I cant wait for a15 to rip the stage up :) Although I hope there will be no more production issues....

40. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you and me both guy, you and me both. Qualcomm is making everybody forget about TI right now.

45. Dr.Android

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Galaxy note has 4 s3 processor where this bad boy has got 4 s4 pro processors. talking like this really makes you look dumb.

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

is it me or does the screen on the first picture have a yellowish tint?

8. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

It's just you bro haha

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

hahahah no seriously take a look at the bottom pictures and the first one in the dudes hand.......looks kinda yellow

20. Aeires unregistered

Look how saturated the hands are, the camera taking the shot wasn't that good, or had the settings off.

28. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

well everything else was probably taken with a different camera other than the one in the LG phone......but the screen on the LG looks a tad bit yellowish if you look at it closely....

46. Dr.Android

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

it might be the effect of your computer screen

22. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Ok I see what you mean now haha your right

4. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Ok...Moto...I may be cheating on ya with this phone....lol. Oh....my....

5. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

This is going to be my next phone! Hello Verizon LTE+

6. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

Sheeh. I feel guilty for getting my Nexus 2 months ago now.. Too many options coming out now!

15. No_Nonsense unregistered

You should not. There will be more options and better technology with time. It doesn't mean we should put of our purchases for that something better. Today's flagships will be dwarfed by H1 2013's which will be again ridiculed by those of H2 2013 and so on. On a side note, however, what is Nexus 2?

19. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 2012

By "nexus 2 months ago" he means he bought the current galaxy nexus - two months ago.

23. OSFantasma

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

yeah but the way he wrote it kinda make me think the same thing.. he need some kind of pause lol.... may be a comma...

31. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

no nexus will get key lime pie before any of these clowns. my gnex got jelly bean within 10 hours of launch

7. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Oh my lanta.......

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