Its been out in the international market as early as November of 2012 so it’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the LG Optimus G is finally here. The Korean electronics giant formally launched the Optimus G, ushering in a new wave of superphones and setting some new standards along the way. Luckily enough, I was in attendance and got to learn about everything that makes the LG Optimus G so cool.
The Key Hardware Specs
First of all, we’re talking about the first LTE phone to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor with a Quad-Core Krait CPU, making the Optimus G one of the fastest and most powerful Android smartphones in the market based on current benchmarks. LG coupled that with a generous 2Gb of RAM and a whopping 32Gb of internal storage, making this one powerful multitasking, gaming and multimedia device.
Not only that, but the Optimus G also sports a gorgeous 4.7 inch True HD IPS Plus display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 (WXGA). That gives it a pixel density of 320ppi and what amounts to the same resolution as some of those 32 inch HD Ready TVs fitting into the palm of your hands. The amount of sharpness and detail is just insane. Combined with the powerful S4 Pro CPU and Adreno 320 GPU and you’ll be enjoying lag-free gaming on even the most hardcore games.
If you’re a shutterbug, the LG Optimus G also aims to please. It sports a 13mp high resolution camera and is one of the best in its class that you’ll find on any smartphone to date, save for the original Pure View.
The Bells and Whistles
Of course, it isn’t just about the specs. It’s those extra features that help a phone stand out from the competition, and the LG Optimus G didn’t disappoint. QSlide is one of my favorites, allowing you to launch native system apps like the Memo app, Calendar or even a Web Browser as a floating screen. You can even adjust the size and opacity of that second floating screen so you can easily work on the screen behind it.
Another cool feature is QMemo, which is something you might want to use with QSlide a lot if you’re that sort of power user or multitasker. It simply allows you to write notes that stay on the screen itself, regardless of where you navigate to within the phone or the apps you open. That way you can take notes from one app, write a reminder of sorts on the screen, then open up another app where you would use that reminder. It’s a little gimmicky, but it’s a lot better implemented than similar features I’ve tried from a few other phones.
LG Optimus G Specs
- 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Krait CPU
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- Adreno 320 GPU
- 4.7 inch WXGA (1280 x 768, 320ppi) True HD IPS Plus Display
- 2Gb RAM LPDDR2
- 13mp autofocus primary camera with LED flash, 1.3mp front-facing camera
- 32Gb Internal Storage, non-expandable
- WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- GPS with AGPS support and GLONASS
- 3G, HSPA+, HSDPA, LTE
- 2,100mAh battery
- Price: Php26,900
Oh and one more thing. I was lucky enough to win one of two Optimus G phones that LG raffled off that night. Watch out for the full LG Optimus G review in the next couple of weeks here at MobileTechPinoy. Thanks LG!