LG confirms that the Optimus G unibody sports a glass back with patented "Crystal Reflection" design

LG confirms that the Optimus G unibody sports a glass back with patented
We asked LG for clarification what exactly is the design of the upcoming Optimus G monster made of, as it states "premium glass" with "polarized glass pattern" for the back of the unibody chassis in the press release, and it turned out to be indeed the case:


Since premium materials in Android phone design are few and far between, we have to hand it to LG for trying to break that trend, and introduce not only a handset crafted with a glass-made back, but grace it with a crystal pattern to help your grip, and add to the attractiveness of its looks. As for the camera module being made in-house by LG Innotek, instead of stalwarts like Sony or OmniVision, we'd have to wait and see what LG has done first, since this is the area its flagships need the most improvement. 

For an in-depth information about the first phone with quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro and LTE, you can read our Optimus G specs review.

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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)

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35 Comments

1. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Lg's design are always nice just that their updates and ui sucks .

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Their most recent UX is actually very, very, good. You still must be thinking about that 2011 iPhone ripoff UX that was buggy and stuff.

10. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Now days, when someone says UX describing a mobile device i think of TW UX on Samsung.

22. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I find their UI nostalgic and I kinda like that. It has functionality we need and then some.

34. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

What about future updates ?

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Actually, I don't like LG Optimus 4X HD design. But agree, there is some not bad looking LG smartphones.

26. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I think the 4X looks kinda like a Galaxy s2 , which looks kinda nice . Only have more neat looking capacitive buttons and larger

28. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In my opinion Samsung Galaxy S II looks better than LG Optimus 4X HD. :)

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You know something, I am going to keep a CLOSE eye on this phone. LG has never been on my radar but this phone actually has everything. POWER, SPEED, & BEAUTY all in one VERY sexy shell. I have to say LG has got my attention, just deliver & you might have MILLIONS of very happy & SATESFIED customers worldwide.

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Sorry "satisfied". I still type too fast for my own good. lol

25. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I am thinking the same thing as you :)

2. wendygarett unregistered

HA!! Take that Apple! ! ! Let see how you sue this patented product ! ! !

8. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Apple wouldn't have the balls to sue LG. cough**prada**cough

15. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Nowadays people are very naive and think they know everything... Stop spaming over the internet... Apple sues Samsung because the sales of there high-end smartphones, tablets and even phablets are interrupting Apple's sales in the US!!!

17. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol I know, Apple is going to say...."GLASS?!?!?!?" "No one can use GLASS. We patented GLASS. The only people who can use GLASS are the bottle makers & Window makers. THAT IS IT!!!!!" lol

19. wendygarett unregistered

Haha +1 for that :)

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I read the comments on articles, and every time I see your picture, I get distracted and forget what I was going to post. Damn you pretty Vietnamese woman!

31. LostInTheRed

Posts: 85; Member since: May 03, 2012

You do realize that's just a stock photo right? WARNING: Some links NSFWhttp://www.tineye.com/search/46fbcf596fa3d2119bd102e1c94a2ef1f28b4ec9/ The name of the girl in the pic is Elly Tran Ha

35. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Big boobs asian , nice

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LOL! Then Apple will have to sue a mother nature because even lightning can create a glass. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulgurite

33. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Can I be paid to be the lawyer who represents mother nature? lol +1

18. Aeires unregistered

Does LG supply parts to Apple? If they do, expect a lawsuit so Apple can get discounted pricing.

23. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

LG makes their screens lol. the most expensive part~

27. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Even Samsung and Sony are manufacturing the processor(Samsung) and the camera (Sony) for Apple !!

4. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol, So it's bedazzled...with glass??? Ok, what ever you say LG.

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Didn't expect this. I expected plastic, but nope, sparkly glass AND unibody design... Kind of screams iPhone, but since they registered the patent I guess it's alright. Let's just hope it isn't as fragile...

6. No_Nonsense unregistered

Thank you for sparing us another ridiculous lawsuit.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

LG's own camera module, eh??? Being pessimistic, i don't think it will do well just yet... Hm....just worried about the price!!

11. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

I think its a nice change, sick of holding a plastic phone from every carrier besides crap apple.

12. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

Sadly, my iphone 4s is wrapped around in a mophie battery case so that not so crappy glass doesn't break when i drop it and it gives me the extra battery i need to get through the entire day

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