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0. phoneArena posted on 18 Sep 2012, 15:58

Ever since we've had LTE and quad-core processors, we've dreamt of one thing – to have both of these amazing features in a single device! Thanks to LG and their latest flagship smartphone, the Optimus G, this is now no longer a dream, but reality...

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posted on 18 Sep 2012, 16:50 3

6. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

Wow.you guys are so picky! My first phone was the Sony Walkman w810i and a couple years later we have this and people still complain like no wireless charging. Sheesh...

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 18:00

18. bucky (Posts: 3102; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

That and the k800 are still my 2 favorite phones!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 20:45

26. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

This is PhoneArena. PHONE.....ARENA. Go google the definition of these words. Or in your case, get out your dusty webster's dictionary from 1950.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 21:24 4

34. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

I actually have what looks to be an 80's version lol

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 16:53 3

7. d_eagle (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Is the bootloader locked or unlocked?

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 17:01 3

9. evil_slayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

just stay away people....for your own sake
save your hard earned money and wait for another phone from any other manufacture with that killer chipset
they are just horrible with the software...go see lg phones sections in xda forums(especially Optimus 3d forum) and see how everyone is complaining and saying lg never again...they always combine great hardware with crappy software...and they take forever/don't update their phones...we are still waiting for ics for 2X,black,and 3D....

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 17:08 4

10. d_eagle (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Optimus 4X HD has a pretty well made software. You can't judge this phone until it will come put. Even if you had a bad experience with LG, this doesn't mean that LG will be crap in future too.
Sony is making good phones today, but its X10 series was a complete fail... this proves that everybody can learn from past mistakes.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 17:20 3

11. evil_slayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

you may be right about this one..altough i haven't personaly tried the 4x...but you gonna see how long it gonna take them to upgrade it to jellybean...

also...when a company tries to improve and learn from their past mistakes..they must look into their past devices and at least fix their problems..im telling you man...without the custom gb roms with custom kernels from the few xda developers...the phone wouldn't be stable(i am an optimus 3D owner btw)

and belive me im not the only one with bad experince with lg...most of 2X/3D/Black owners have/had bad experince with them...how do i know?see xda forum and check their facebook page

you are right....just because they were bad in the past doesn't mean they gonna be bad in future...but considering we are not talking about bad experince with one device...we are talking about their top devices..kinda makes me skip even trying their new phones....but maybe thats just me

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 17:31 2

13. d_eagle (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

Yea, but 2X, Black and 3D are gonna get ICS in these days. Update is already out in Korea, I think it's going to roll out in the international market too.
This could be a good starting point for LG's return

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 17:38 1

15. evil_slayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

i really hope that happens..its the only thing im still hanging to my optimus 3d right now

but i want you to check post #788 in this Page:

also,to make things even worse...they started to lock bootloaders since ICS(4x comes with a locked bootloader,the ics for the korean 3d locks the bootloader too...at least thats what i read)

im not trying to just attack here...i just wanted to show you how bad things are with them

just look 2 posts under this post(GoBears Post) and buggerrer post(7 posts up)
you can see im not alone...and you'll find stuff like these in every lg phone related article

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 20:50 1

27. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

All the phones you mention are old. Stuff can change drastically in a year, and it has.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 01:19

37. evil_slayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

we'll see about that.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 17:21 1

12. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

i think the camera shots were pretty damn good! and yea that night time shot was a bit bright or ......blurry? i wanna say, but maybe it was the dude taking the shot more than anything........overall we still jus need to see more reviews before making a final decision but so far the optimus G looks ready to go........ good job LG :)

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 17:32 2

14. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Sorry, just don't have much faith in LG after a short run with the spectrum. They make killer displays but their software is horrid.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 17:45 5

16. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

how about we wait on more thorough reviews before making their product sound un-enticing?

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 18:36 1

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

I think if LG went to work on their night photo taking software between now and release, they'd have the phone of the year on their hands as that is the only problem I see here. Also, is it true this phone won't have a microSD slot?

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 18:42 1

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

yea but it does come with 32 gb installed so that should be MORE than enough.......unless you're like a professional photographer or video editer that is.........

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 20:53

28. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

They said 64k was enough way back when.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 20:13 3

23. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)

I actually have the LG Nitro HD and my phone was upgraded to 4.0.4 and I have to say I haven't had any problems with it at all. I like LG phones and they have never done me wrong in the past. I'm thinking this will be my next phone, as I'm looking to come over to Verizon from ATT.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 20:25 1

24. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

That's the beauty of Android and all the manufacturers. There's a phone for everybody!

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 20:57

31. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Nope not for everyone. I have yet to find one for me. This one doesn't even register. It's a black slab with chrome rim. Like a million others. And the UI still looks like Android.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 20:54 1

29. Cha7520 (Posts: 221; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)

But I have to say the battery life SUX on my phone. Thats the only problem I have with my LG Nitro HD, is that it came with a 1,800mah battery and I found a 2,1000mah extended battery for it, but it still needs to be charged like twice a day. I'm torn between getting a phone like this with an awesome resolution, Snapdragon 4pro processor, 13 megapixel camera, etc....versus getting a phone like the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD with a battery of 3,300mah which would last all day.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 21:08 1

32. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Camera sucks for a flagship. Blurry and noisy with bad colors, even the outdoor shots. 13MP means nothing. Just like the 12MP in Sony's phones. Both Samsung and Apple have much better, sharper, and far less noisy cameras. HTC has a sharper camera as well with less noise, but awful colors. LG is in the bottom half with Sony and Motorola, still.

Deisng is awful. It looks like a G2x. The G2x was boring as hell. It looks like every other generic black slab chrome rim phone in existence from Samsung, ZTE, Huawei, Pantech, etc. All the shiny elementst make it look extra cheap. The glass in the back just looks like an extra thick coating of gloss most companies put on cheap phones for the "sex" appeal. Fingerprints and dirty glass are not sexy. The white looks better than the black since you can't see the gloss, glare, or fingerprints and dirt. Just an awful design in general though.

The big icons and terrible choice of wallpaper do not showcase the HD IPS screen. I can neither tell its HD, or has vibrant colors, since there's so few colors to begin with. They should've used a colorful photograph. The cartoony graphics need to go, like PhoneArena mentioned.

It doesn't look any faster than any other Android phone. Benchmarks mean absolutely nothing. It doesn't have JellyBean with butter yet, and even if it did, I don't have faith that they can make their UI look smooth at all. It also comes down to Android in general, since no matter what the transitions just don't look that good and the UI doesn't have that flow.

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 21:20 2

33. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

"Just like the 12MP in Sony's phones. Both Samsung and Apple have much better, sharper, and far less noisy cameras."

are you serious? the cameras in those phones you just tried to upheld are in fact made by SONY!! i didnt even read past that line for that comment alone.......it is obvious you are kind of bitter about certain things so it really isnt worth reading the rest of your post .......good day

posted on 23 Sep 2012, 14:19

53. KFear (Posts: 145; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

You are missing his point, though he probably didn't know the cameras were made by Sony. The camera in the Samsung and Apple devices are better, with only 8mps to boot. It's a fact, regardless of the maker of the camera itself. You are presenting yourself the wrong way in order to make a point.........good day

posted on 18 Sep 2012, 22:11 2

35. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

Quote from gsmarena 's preview of optimus g :
" We were able to snap a few of photos with the LG Optimus G 13 megapixel camera and its new 5-element lens. The lighting was far from perfect, but the LG flagship still did pretty well for a smartphone and way better than its modest 1/3.2" sensor size suggests."

They also mention that the 8 MP version will use 4 - element lens design and will have a smaller sensor.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 01:34 1

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

just as this article said, this is the PRE-PRODUCTION UNIT, so e quality can change by the time it comes out

design is a matter of personal preference, you can hate it, or u can love it. i love it

the wallpaper can easily be changed, and the icons is up to LG how they want to design em

the UI IS smooth. u need to watch e hands on VIDEO of the phone. no lag at all

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 03:52 2

41. jibraihimi (Posts: 769; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

iPhonearena is so obsessed with iphone's that while testing the browser of optimus G, they are Reading the iPhone related news......

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 07:10

42. Kratos93 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)

Beast but its android with its heavy os, i wait till nokia comes with a quadcore snapdragon s4 pro , windows 8 phone. Fastest ever

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 00:01 1

46. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

By the time that is about to happen, they may be going to bankruptcy hearings.

Unfortunate, as I was once a Nokia fan myself...

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