Summary: Familiar devices. More than four months after the launch of the Google Nexus 4 the counterpart from LG is finally available. The specifications are almost identical but the price is much higher.
Pros: Build quality, SoC-performance, LTE module, Bright display, NFC module, Temperature profile, The Google Nexus 4 concept was successfully refined, drawbacks have been improved and useful features were added, for example the LTE module.
Cons: No Full HD display, Non removable battery, Memory cannot be expanded, High retail price, A removable battery would make sense and the quality of the front camera could be better.
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.
Excerpt: It’s been quite some time that the LG Optimus G has been available globally, but the device has just seen the light of day in India. We at Digit are really excited to see this device in action. Why? Well, to start with it boasts of some really impressive specifications for the Rs.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
Cons: No microSD card slot on the Sprint version, No Jelly Bean at launch, Screens have mediocre sunlight legibility, Non user-replaceable battery
Excerpt: Yes, the LG Optimus G is the first quad-core smartphone on Sprint's network, but that's not the only thing that's impressive about this device. LG has fitted the Optimus G with a beautiful 4.7-inch display, and loads of extra features and apps.
Excerpt: In the grand pyramid of Android manufacturers, imaginary though it may be, LG is not considered to be a premium manufacturer. Their Android phones are typically not billed as high end, and are usually sold by carriers as the budget phone.
Excerpt: Since the introduction of its Android 4.0 lineup, LG seems to have turned a new leaf. For years, it has struggled to keep up with the phones and marketing muscle of the Apples and Samsungs of the world. Earlier this year, the Optimus 4X HD introduced LG’s renewed focus on high-end handsets.