The first thing you notice about the Optimus G when you get your hands on it is the beautiful design and how great it feels in your hands. The smooth squared-off shape that the Optimus G has to it looks and feels great although there is one downfall to it that was not discussed in the video. The entire device is basically glass similar to the Nexus 4, if you purchase this device I recommend you also purchase a case for it as soon as possible. Also going along with the great physical design is the position and look of the rear camera which is placed and shaped perfectly and it just adds to the appeal of the device.
Now I’m going to go ahead and run through the specs for you guys beginning with the display. The Optimus G has a 4.7 inch LCD display with a pixel count of 768×1280 which produces a very crisp, clean, and colorful image. To power this vivid display the Optimus G packs a 2100 mAH battery which will definitely keep you up and running all day. The Optimus G comes with a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor which by the way guys is a quad-core processor, that means your going to get a snappy and responsive experience when using the Optimus G and believe me you do. It comes running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which is a little disappointing because this phone should have come running Jelly Bean when we look at when it was released. As for the memory the phone comes with about 11GB of internal memory if you include the space taken up by the Android OS and LG’s UI and then you also get a 16GB SD card and 2GB of RAM. And last but not least the phone included a powerful 8MP camera that is capable of shooting video in FHD (Full High Definition).
This phone may sound impressive and for the most part it is just that but it does have a few hiccups. First off is something I brought up in the previous paragraph which is that the Optimus G comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich loaded on it instead of Jelly Bean like it should. Second off ‘LG Home’ which is LG’s UI that is obviously on this phone isn’t exactly perfected, you’ll notice when your using the Optimus G every once and a while it will stutter of lag and LG Home is almost certainly to blame. The last thing I want to bring up has been a thorn in my side from the second I picked up the Optimus G, the AT&T version has an 8MP camera yet the international and Sprint version have a 13MP camera. Why this is we will probably never know but it doesn’t matter much as the images produced by the different cameras are virtually identical.
Overall the LG Optimus G is an amazing, fast, and beautiful phone that will be able to keep up with the new smartphones for a while to come. My experience using the Optimus G has been a great one that has been very much enjoyed. I would recommend the Optimus G to anybody with an upgrade and and a smaller budget as it only costs $99 with a new 2-year contract on AT&T.
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