The LG Optimus G features 4.7-inch HD IPS Plus LCD touch screen, quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, 13 megapixel main camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The phone is selling for $199.99 at Sprint online store with new two-year service agreement.
There is no doubt that the LG Optimus G is an eye catcher. It is made of high-quality plastic with glass on the front and back panels with a subtle pattern on the back that looks different depending on the angle you view it from. If you are an environment-conscious person, you will be happy to know that the phone is eco-friendly. Optimus G’s casing is made from 50 percent recycled plastic, and the charger has a no-load consumption rating of .03W. It is ULE Platinum Certified, which is the highest level of environmental performance recognized by ULE and Sprint.
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What most customers take into consideration while choosing a phone is the screen size and the Optimus G definitely has a lot to offer in this aspect. It boasts a 4.7-inch HD IPS Plus LCD touch screen with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and 312 pixels per inch, which is a guarantee of crisp image.
The LG Optimus G is a very powerful smartphone and features 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor by Qualcomm to prove it. There is 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built-in memory. The phone lacks microSD card slot, so memory expansion is not an option, basically it is the “you get what you see” kind of deal.
Though you will not be able to add more memory, you still should have enough space to store all your photos taken with a 13 megapixel rear camera / camcorder with auto focus, LED flash, 4x zoom, cheese shot which triggers the camera when you say “cheese”, several camera modes, including HDR, landscape, panorama and continuous shot, and HD 1080p video capture. There is also a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting.
The phone ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but LG is planning a Jelly Bean update in the weeks to come, possibly by the end of this year. If you are a fan of Google apps, you will get a bunch of them, for example Chrome, Gmail, Google+, Latitude, Maps, Messenger, Navigation, Play Books, Play Magazines, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Search, Talk, Voice Search, and YouTube.
Other useful and fun apps of the LG Optimus G include QSlide, which allows you to perform two functions simultaneously on the same screen making one of the apps a transparent layer; QuickMemo, which lets you create and share personalized memos by taking screen captures and adding handwritten drawings or messages; and Dual Screen Dual Play, thanks to which you can share content with a larger display while performing other tasks on the device.
The phone cooperates perfectly with Sprint’s fast 4G LTE network. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n on the 2.4 and 5GHz bands with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot and has Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connection with other Bluetooth-enabled devices.