Watch this ad for the LG Optimus G before it airs in South Korea

Watch this ad for the LG Optimus G before it airs in South Korea
When was the last time that you can remember an LG phone getting such a buzz? The LG Voyager, perhaps?  That featurephone was a wannabe back in the days when any touchscreen model with a roughly 3 inch screen could be an "iPhone killer". This time, the buzz is more global and isn't misguided. The LG Optimus G has been cleverly and carefully constructed using new features developed by LG's own subsidiaries. It's a great idea and allows LG to have the whole company involved in making parts for the phone. Not only should this help bring down the costs of developing the phone (and thus the retail price), it also assures LG that it will have necessary parts when needed.

As commercials go, let's just say that this spot could have used a barista or two and there seems to be nothing that really lets the world know what the LG Optimus G has in the way of specs. That is unless a man playing guitar underwater is the international sign for a quad-core processor.

With the buzz that the LG Optimus G has been able to amass, it will be interesting to see if LG has the international hit on its hands that it has been yearning for.

source: LG via Engadget

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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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64 Comments

1. topseeded

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

This was reported on the NFC World site on September 5, 2012: Unveiled by LG in August 2012, the Optimus G is being released in Japan and Korea in September 2012. The smartphone will boast a 4.7-inch screen, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, LTE, NFC and will be running Android 4.0 which is expected to be upgraded to Android 4.1 after release.

2. Aeires unregistered

Who cares if it can kill an iPhone, can it kill a S3?

3. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

yes, but no one likes lg xD

4. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Your mom likes LG... *yawn* Life's good. :)

9. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

of course optimus G could kill every existing phone in terms of performance but I have doubts regarding the sales.

10. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Nobody can kills an iPhone !!!! Cz their the makers of history !!

14. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

^ Leave him alone with your negative thumbs. He's being sarcastic.

15. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Yeah !! Cz I'm the joker of the year !! Thank you for putting me on that place !! Just throw your likes at somewhere else and face to real and see the real .. Cz isn't apple did this to mobile device history !! Isnt Samsung change their mobiles once they saw original iPhone in 2007 ? Didn't they made tab after the 1st iPad ??? So what else you, mad screamer !! what is your current device ? It's iphone4 that's mine !! And today it's 2 year b'day !! I love this like hell,, cz the iPhone 4 is a phone what do it says !!

17. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

My phone is the phone shown in my profile avatar lol. LG/Sharp make the screen for your iPhone and iPad Sony makes the cameras for your iPhone and iPad Samsung makes the chips for your iPhone and iPad In fact Sony had so many phone design on the drawing boards which Apple was inspired by and used. You need to do homework before throwing such stuff out. It's not about who did what first, it's a fact that Android puts iOS to shame, in every aspect.

20. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Oh is it !! Now I got the reason that's y u screaming like hell on against apple iPhone !! Cz u using Samsung nexus !! Well can you stay with it like 1 & half years ??? Nope I don't think so.. Cz they are just for short terms of periods .. They gonna make some system crashes .. Ok !! Here are the answers to your points what u uncurtain on my comment.. The samsungs chip - their making it the way apple wants it.. It's not that apple buying Samsung product ... It's their business .. And the displays ?? They giving the order how they want it. And they making those the way apple wants.. And what else buddy !! Have you ever try on apple ? No or yeah ? Apple just designing and innovated the iPhone .. Is Samsung making all the things what included in their phones... Innovation is the most important buddy. Otherwise there is no sgs1,2,3 so if u love Samsung u must thank on apple iPhone . Isn't that true?like very simple example- we are still thanking to mr. A.grahembell cz of he inventioned the phone. So u better think twice b4 splitting out some hillariouse comments on my posts.. \m/

21. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

man...u really need to calm down. always thought the iphone users were a bunch of neurotic, nerdy, stereotypic, slightly retarded group of humans who were one step behind in evolution from the others. u prove just that ! :)

22. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Well thank you man .. Maybe that I'm a man who living in stereotypic life.. But if that stereotyped the best thing or best way , I think it's always better to stay in it than get moving for new cheap ways ...

26. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

u have to be bit more open minded. if you are a 13 or 14 yr old its ok...thats the time period that you believe what you do and what you have is the best and become rather arrogant when there is convincing evidence that you are wrong. use an android device...newer one with good specs and see the difference. see what you have been missing.

29. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

I know what I'm missing and what is it. What I'm missing is the stolen android and what I have is the best inovation in mobile industry ... Thanks for ur comments ..

25. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Again....stop speaking if you don't know what you're saying. I've used the iPhone more than you. I've had the very first iPhone, the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4, and the iPhone 4S. I've had them all. I just got my Nexus 2 months ago. After using the iPhone for 5 years I realized I was being lied to and using old technology, believing it's new and innovative. It doesn't matter if they make it the way they want it. The point is whatever they make isn't that magical and innovative, BECAUSE IT'S MADE BY OTHERS! Can't you understand that? There's NOTHING special about it. You think your iPhone isn't short term? Don't be such a iSheep man. Why does a new iPhone come out every year? Man my Nexus has technology that can keep up with the iPhone 5S and 6. The software is that advanced. You're just a lost iSheep. Hey, I used to be one myself, and look, after LOGICAL and unbiased reviews, I now know that the real smart phones are the Android ones. Apple is for hipsters to brag, who really don't know what they're saying. Sort of like you with your psychopathic English. Here's a nice video for you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4

27. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

It's not my problem if you saying its a pshycopethic English. I'm Sinhala and I learned British ... If you can let me know what makes it pshycopethic English for you. ok now tell me how could u say that u have use iPhone than me ?? It not matter bout used periods. It's bout talking the real .. Google nexus u wait and c what kind of failures will occurs that during your usage . I have xpirence with sg users.. Some of em not working properly even b4 1 year.. And your saying the opposite of my xpirence .. Okay here u stay with your nexus while um waiting for my iPhone 5 with my iPhone 4 ... Have a nice day ! LOL

28. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

machan, nice to meet a fellow countryman here. but you have to use a sgs 2 for couple of months and see the difference. ios is polished and eye candy, does the basic stuff, good looking phone. but android is far ahead in lots of aspects. and costs less. just ..take off your iphone mind set and be open to the available better alternative. bye.

30. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Oh nice to meet u buddy ! what's the point of you to call that android is best than iPhone ? Cz of android cheaper than iPhone ? Or what ? What made you to believe that android best than iPhone ? Tell me machang .

31. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

actually i really cant explain all that. just that u hv to use & see. i used an iphone 4s for couple of days. while it is very fluid & beautiful, i thought it lacked lots of things i enjoyed in android. about the phone itself, i m not fond of smaller screens and built in memory without micro sim slots. certainly the price is one big factor. iphones are more expensive not bcos they are better but because of the "apple" brand & their marketing strategy & the cult like status it has created. so that many people just follow the tide. i m no tech guy, but the features i like in android & lacking in ios are the home screen, the widgets witch make most functions very easy & which show lots of info right there on the home screen, and the live wall papers. when you use it you get the idea that its more functional. and the google play..true that app store is there but google play has more apps now. and android i basically google! . and google is what you rely on for any internet search, your mails..etc. way i see it android has more for consumers in the future. when cloud based storage & stuff becomes more & more popular & more functional. and couple of things i really dont like about apple is their arrogant marketing strategies, how they sue everyone who pose a challenge, for their benefits. and the very poor social conditions the workers have to endure at foxconn, which is mainly due to apple. i wont buy an apple device for that reason alone. ok..whatever said..its up to your personal preference at the end. people argue here all the time on this topic. but dont think no one agrees with the other or convinced by the counter arguments unless in a very rare situation. nice to know you. bye.

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

iphone comes in all $$ amounts, so that whole "android is cheaper than the iphone" bullshyt line is just that.. .bullshyt. High end androids are more expensive than iphones anyways.

55. savezo007

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

bullshyt i could buy a gunuine SGS3 for alot cheapr than an iphone 4s

35. Dr.Android

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

listen jshan!!! i know that you are an apple fan and no matter what we say you are gonna stay that way, unless you give an android a try ofcourse. if you want to know what's better in android than iPhone than i can go on with the list for days!!! i too was an apple fan! but that was before i gave android a try. like 90% of the android fans used to iPhone fans but now that they have had some android experience they had to change their minds. you are pointlessly trying to defend apple. just because they introduced a better os system in its time that you should stick to it! if that's the case then shouldn't you support the company that introduced the world's first smartphone! its not about copying things from each other, if thats the case then iphone should not be allowed to do web browsing, have a camera, calendar or any such stuff because mobiles of the previous generations already had it. The reason i dont like apple anymore is that it does not pay much attention on improving its own device but focuses more on sueing others and cancelling their sales. if you think samsung is copying apple think about the notification bar. it originated in android first. and dont say that nexus will find glitches in its later updates. hav even had a look a ios 4 in iphone 3g. i dont even get that why would they update it to a software that a phone cant handle. Note: samsung's sale did not increase after copying iphone. it increased after android's release. Here's what iphone lacks: 1. widgets 2. file explorer 3. bluetooth connection with other cell phones 4. nfc 5. requires video conversion to watch on ios device 6. always require itunes to sync 7. smaller screen 8. less free apps on app store 9. different keyboards and fonts 10.different lock screens and what not!!!! dont involve hacked iphone in it with cydia and stuff coz a rooted android is a real monster!!!

36. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Ok dr android .. U telling me here that "Samsung increased their market not cz of iPhone but the android." right ?? But think buddy what leads to made an android !! How it came to world ?? I know u know bout that !! Google CEOs story !! "was in apple board for 4 years and then ......... "so what is the tag line for it ? They copied it and almost stolen by an apple !! It's bout android story !! Fine now this is bout SAMSUNG . Cz they copying at all .. Even the design ... Even in camera still image to vedio button .. Did you guys notice that I'm trying to bash HTC OR OTHER ANDROID BRANDS ?? nope right?? Cz their not copying em.. Even they using android with HTC SCENSE .. So they arent copying anyone. Only thing they also running their system on a "STOLEN PRODUCT" .. And tell me buddy how did you feel when u saw that "scloud" against the "iCloud" don't they have an any own ideas to even to give a name for new feature ??? That's what call copying buddy !! And I know 90% of peoples who using android now they were using the iPhone. Ok this isn't the reality buddy ?? I do not need to defend anything here .. I'm just wonderd why people trying to bash the iPhone like this much hate fully ?? It's like don't know how to splite out.. We all are buyers , customers , so we don't need to fight with anyone. I'm just telling cz some people are hating on iPhone .. If anyone loves smartphones , then atleast he shouldn't hate iPhone. "just shouldn't hate not should love " cz iPhone is the best and 1 st invention in smartphone history !! If you dare tell that is wrong !!! U hate or love iPhone u should agree with me.. C that's the thing that's the main thing that we having lots of kinda smartphones in the markets now.. And this is the method what it tells.. APPLE MADE IPHONE !! Then like said android came .. Even others doesn't have an idea that how to make smartphone they copied the way that used by an apple.. And now there is a market call android.. After all thos still everyone insulting and making fun on iPhone's new product .. Why is that ? Isn't that cz of others afraid of their market .. What ever it's up to u to choose what you gonna buy.. And the same for me ... I just xplained you. Cz u were trying to tell something bout android to me. Tell me if anything here what false not the truth ?

48. Dr.Android

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

we dont insult and make fun of iphone because of its market, its becuase of its arrogant attitude! it keeps sueing others and has stopped improving their own device! its like they are forcing people to buy their product by taking out the others. you can take a look at iphone 5 for instance, whats new in it??? a 4" screen?? There is no more excitement in iPhone anymore. they have stopped introducing new stuff anymore. even one of apple's fan said " oh so there's nothing new in iPhone 5. lets see what you copy now samsung?" as far as icloud goes, microsoft introduced skydrive first! you can see that when ever android announces its update there is always some thing awesome that keeps the excitement growing in us. we are always anxious about apple, samsung, htc's flagship. but apple have stopped living upto our expectations. HTC's design's are way better than iPhone. its another thing that their market is not that good. can you believe that we wait a year for the new apple flagship and this is what we get. plus apple takes around 500% profit on its new releases. isnt that too much? apple fans are hesitating too much to give android a try. why dont you borrow an android flagship for a month and see the difference yourself. i did and it was too diffiucult to adjust to iPhone after that coz the ease of use on android is too much! P.S: i am not a samsung fan.

56. savezo007

Posts: 41; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

wat do u use if ur not a samsung fan? if u use a HTC one X please tell me if there is glitches, beacause i had an HTC CHA CHA and i hated because it would always appcrash

34. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

HAH! You think the iPhone does't break? You think it has no problems? Once again, here is what you FAIL to understand, again, and again, and again. The parts in the iPhone, are made by other companies. The same companies who make parts for other phones, including Android ones. Do you understand that? If one can break, they all can. We live in an era that sells us quantity instead of quality. They make us change our phones every year, because they release a new one. No matter what you use, it's the same thing.

37. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Ha huh !!! LOL !! I think u forgetting what you were telling earlier ,,, cz u said apple making by others cz of their buying parts from verious of companies .. And now u telling me that every phones parts making by same companies ,, then aren't they also making by others like ur earlier mentioned ,, not by an apple ?? Not by an Samsung ?? Not by an htc ?? Then part makers are the people's who making all smartphones huh ? U gotta be a joker man !! C'on man ....

38. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Yes, I stand by what I said. But unlike Apple, others don't call their phones "The best thing that's ever happened", or, "The most advanced mobile operating system every." (even though Jelly Bean is). Apple makes it sound like they're unique and innovative, but they're far far far from it. Whatever they introduced in the iPhone 5, would have been innovative, in 2010. You're useless and hopeless man. At least I tried both and made a decision. You're still stuck with your closed minded ways. Good luck.

39. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

everyones here trying to give the best to their phones... It's not a bad habit .. So u stay with your best. And me too ... Cz u love android nexus .. And I love the iPhone 4 & 5 .. I'm looking to buy it once it reach our country.if any other smartphone comes to market with great features that i can feel then of course I will move to it. By the way man I like to get some idea bout android that over ios (iPhone)- can you tell me some .....

40. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

For starters refer to this picture. http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/09/SAM12 172-PrintWSJ10.87x21_copy_610x1179.jpg But other than that, I'll tell you why I personally love Android more. 1. It let's you set other apps as default. For instance, if I text you a link, and you press it, by default that link opens up in Safari on the iPhone, even if you have downloaded Chrome, or Opera. On an Android, I can set Chrome to be my default browser, so that no matter where I press a link, Chrome will open. I can also download a different texting app with better features, and use that as a default text every time I receive or send one. 2. It gives a maximum level of customization. I can move my icons anywhere and set them any way I want. They don't stack up in order. I can have one on the right corner, one on the bottom of it, and one on the left, leaving the middle blank, just because I want to. Also another example, I can change the colors of my text, the background color of the text, the bubble color, the size of the text, etc. 3. WIdgets widgets widgets. I can make a widget out of the WiFi button, or the Bluetooth button. Meaning I don't have to go into Settings and press WiFi "On". It's always on my home screen for me to press right away. (You can do this on the iPhone only if you Jailbreak, which you shouldn't have to). I can make a widget out of my alarm to simply press and it's on. I can put a calendar showing all the days of the month right on my home screen. Those are just a few basic things. With the iPhone, they want it their way. They don't let you customize it the way you want it.

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