Excerpt: Could LG have launched the Optimus G here at a worse time? Rumours of an Optimus G Pro were already floating around at its local launch , and the world was on the lookout for upcoming super phones such as the HTC One or Samsung’s Galaxy S4 . Nonetheless, the Optimus G is an excellent Android phone that’s well worth a look if you’re currently looking at an upgrade.
Summary: There’s no doubt the Optimus G is the best smartphone LG has ever made. We even think it looks and performs better than the Nexus 4, spare the regular and timely Android updates Google gives it.
Summary: The Optimus G is a great performer at Rs. 30,990. The preloaded skin has enough going for it that it can give the likes of TouchWiz and Sense UI a run for its money. The display of the smartphone is one of the best we have seen in its price range. On the downside, the camera on the Optimus G isn't the best and the build quality lacks polish. If you have a budget of Rs. 30,000 you can definitely add the Optimus G to your consideration list.
Pros: Excellent performance, Gorgeous display, Versatile skin with useful preloaded functions, Good audio output
Cons: Build could have been better, Camera performance isn't the best, No expandable storage
Summary: On paper, the LG Optimus G is as good as it gets for Android; it has every spec you could possibly want. In-hand, it definitely lives up to it’s potential. As long as you’re okay with a very large handset, you’ll be happy. Even with large hands, it can be tricky, but it doesn’t take long getting used to. LGs enhancements are pretty nice and the quadcore processor is more than capable of handling all of the eye-candy.
Pros: Sharp Design, Great Build Quality, Gorgeous Screen-colors/brightness/viewing angle/resolution, Micro-USB charging, Very Fast–Processing and ATT Data, Amazing Battery, LG Enhancements are useful and pretty, No Dedicated Camera Button, No Removable Battery, No Jelly bean yet
Cons: Sharp Design, Great Build Quality, Gorgeous Screen-colors/brightness/viewing angle/resolution, Micro-USB charging, Very Fast–Processing and ATT Data, Amazing Battery, LG Enhancements are useful and pretty, No Dedicated Camera Button, No Removable Battery, No Jelly bean yet
Summary: In the Android world right now, all eyes are on LG. After years of sub-par products, the company has found relevance again with the Optimus G, garnering serious attention from US carriers and consumers alike. Available on both Sprint and AT&T in the US, the Optimus G is intriguing for another reason: it's widely rumored to be the basis for the next Nexus device from Google.
Pros: Great IPS display, Thin, elegant design, Very fast processor
Cons: Too many extra AT&T apps, Difficult to learn software, Finicky camera
Conclusion: The Optimus G is one of the best smartphones LG has ever produced. It doesn't wow with looks, opting instead to impress with speed, performance, a beautiful display, and a good user experience. Among the big superphones out there it's not the flashiest, but stands up to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC One X. The question is then, Sprint or AT&T? If you already live in a city with Sprint's 4G LTE network, the Optimus G will serve you well.
Summary: The LG Optimus G isn't a bad smartphone: it's fast, has a lot of storage, a good screen, and a decent (albeit not extraordinary) battery life. However, the two biggest features that are intended to make it stand out of the pack -- the quad core processor and the 13 megapixel camera -- both seriously fail to impress. And without those, there isn't really much to recommend it over other more noteworthy devices.
LG Optimus G for AT&T and Sprint review: Double impact
16 November 2012
Conclusion: LG has made a massive leap forward in the United States with both the Optimus G for AT&T and its sibling for Sprint Wireless. In the past, the LG devices hardly topped any sale charts. This time around however, the LG Optimus G deserves a spot at the top of your shopping list for smartphones. The raw performance of the LG Optimus G is nothing short of superb - you will never feel short on processing power with the latest quad-core silicon and 2GB of RAM at your service.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, 3G with HSPA; LTE, CDMA network support (Sprint Wireless version only), 4.7" 16M-color WXGA True HD IPS Plus (768 x 1280 pixels) capacitive touchscreen, Gorilla Glass, Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, planned upgrade to 4.1 Jelly Bean, LG Optimus UI 3.0, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 13 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging, image stabilization, Time catch sh...
Cons: No microSD card slot on the Sprint version, No Jelly Bean at launch, Screens have mediocre sunlight legibility, Non user-replaceable battery
Summary: The LG Optimus G brings power and performance in a $199 package. The quad-core CPU handles some of the most demanding tasks with ease. The 4.7-inch display is stunning, and paired with a 13-MP camera, this phone is great for capturing and viewing photos and videos. LG's suite of Android customizations and features adds even more value, but for now this handset is held back by Sprint's limited 4G LTE network.
Pros: Bright and vivid display, Sleek interface, Great 13-megapixel camera
Cons: Plain design, No storage expansion options, Limited LTE markets