LG Optimus G (AT&T and Sprint)

The LG Optimus G; it’s hard not to be affected even if you’re not an LG fan. This great end Android operating system smart phone is the first to deliver with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon S4 Pro quad primary 1.5GHz CPU with Adreno 320 design. It’s quick, yes it is. The S4 dual-core printed NVidia’s Tegra 3 CPU on standards, so we’re thrilled to see what two more cores can do. Actually, it obtained 7235 on the Quadrant standard, which is a new history for a stock Android operating system cellphone (5,000 is the standard for the quickest mobile phones and tablets). In this evaluation we look at both the AT&T (LG-E970) and Dash (LG-LS970) editions of the Optimus G, which offers for $199 with agreement. The AT&T edition will be available on Nov. 2 while the Dash edition will be available on Nov. 11.


The LG Optimus G has a front side 1.3MP photography camera, double group WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Wireless 4.0, a GPS, NFC and a 2100 mAh Lithium Ion battery energy that’s enclosed within. Both designs have 2 jobs of RAM. Though LG’s reputation for Android operating system OS up-dates hasn’t been amazing, we have hope for the Optimus G since LG is said to launch the next Nexus cellphone (with identical specifications to the Optimus G), and that should put them on a quicker observe for OS up-dates.


Design and Ergonomics

The smart phone has a shine designed “Crystal Material Finish” cup returning that likes finger prints. LG strove to get married to the best of the famous LG Candy and Prada mobile phones with the simple, rectangle black style. It’s thin and squared-off, and the Dash edition re-introduces some of those firefox accessories AT&T eliminates with their clean style. Genuinely, both look quite nice but not as amazingly elegant as the HTC One X, Htc Lumia 900 or iPhone 5.

Both the Dash and AT&T editions are very identical, with the same Optimus UI improvements on top of Android operating system OS 4.0.4 Ice Lotion Food (4.1 Jam Vegetable will follow with no set date). How do they differ? The Dash edition has that thin firefox group around the edges and no SIM cards or microSD cards slot. The Dash edition has 32 jobs of inner storage vs. 16 jobs on the AT&T style. Dash stays with the 13MP returning photography camera while AT&T goes down to a still very able 8MP photography camera. AT&T contributes a microSD cards slot (yes!) and has a 16 gig cards. The Dash and worldwide editions have no SD cards slot.


The Dash edition of the Optimus G is a hair higher and smaller. Genuinely, they’re incredibly near in measurements. Both mobile phones experience pretty extensive among modern big mobile phones in the side thanks to the a little bit broader than normal show, though in terms of measurements they’re just like other big mobile phones. If you have small arms, neither will be comfortable. I have large arms, so the G is controllable though perhaps not maximum for one-handed use. While New samsung and HTC blend the sides and factors of their big mobile phones to create them experience and look small, LG’s unabashed rectilinear style does nothing to deceive the mind or side into thinking you’ve got less sized cellphone. If the iPhone 5 and Samsung Android RAZR M with their 4″ shows are your concept of ergonomic office excellence, the LG Optimus G will experience heavy.

Both the Dash and AT&T editions have manages and slots in the same location. The energy key is at the higher right advantage and the quantity manages are on the higher left, just like New samsung Android operating system mobile phones. The AT&T edition has a tri-color LED group around the energy key rather than the top side face, which I prefer. The small USB slot is on the bottom on both designs, and the 3.5mm music audio slot is up top. The photography camera component on the Dash edition projects a bit while the AT&T model’s is cleanse with the covering. Both have a presenter that shoots from the lower right returning of the cellphone, where your side might cover it.


As mentioned, the Dash Optimus G stays with the amazing 13 mega-pixel returning photography camera that we first saw in the offshore edition. Though some evaluators have revealed obscure images with the Dash style, ours have been nothing but distinct with plenty of details.

The AT&T style has an 8 mega-pixel photography camera that’s quite able, though we mentioned the 13MP photography camera taken more information and did a better job concentrating and creating clearer pictures for low mild inside images (see guitar picture below). It’s a near competition, but I’d provide the New samsung Universe S III and the HTC One X (not to bring up that photography beast the Sony models Xperia Ion) the advantage for picture and film quality.


Both designs can capture 1080p film up to 30fps and have HDR, surroundings method and an user-friendly photography camera app with variety functions and configurations.

720p IPS Display

The LG Optimus G functions a 4.7″ True HD IPS Plus show operating at 1280 x 768. That’s a little higher than the regular great end 1280 x 720 quality, and that is equal to an amazing 320 dpi. LG makes outstanding IPS shows and the Optimus G’s is very distinct and multi-colored with pretty neutral shade balance and very obvious written text. Watching perspectives are extensive since it’s IPS and the show is shiny, though glare is still an issue outside as with all mobile phones thanks to the shiny cup. The show is merged straight to the cup, so you don’t experience like there’s a window lite between you and what’s on display. The Optimus G has Gorilla Glass for strength. I’d provide the HTC One X’s outstanding Super LCD show an advantage for viewing perspectives and glare-reduction, as well as a more “close to the surface” look where written text and pictures seem coloured on the display. Furthermore, the iPhone Retina show looks clearer and more immediate, but the Optimus G easily surpasses out the New samsung Universe S III show.

Performance and Horsepower

OK, nerds, this is where the LG Optimus G currently surpasses every other Android operating system smart phone on the globe. The quad primary Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz CPU has more extra CPU periods than you can think about. Seriously, it’s too bad there’s no way to give some handling energy to Venture SETI@home. LG features quite a few visible effects and trivial but interesting functions like the ability to perform video clips clip on top of any app, with flexible visibility, and the cellphone still doesn’t miss a defeat. The Optimus G ratings a new history great on the Quadrant standard and it does incredibly well on most other standards.


More important than artificial assessments, it seems quick and doesn’t bog down quickly when several applications are operating in the qualifications. Today’s most challenging 3D game playing headings perform with complete confidence (watch our film evaluation to see them in action), and 1080p film performs efficiently. That said, the display is 720p, so there’s no point to enjoying 1080p film unless you want to take advantage of the Optimus G’s MHL film out to an HDMI 1080p TV or observe.


LG has gone to town with application functions that create use of the Qualcomm Krait’s handling and design energy. QSlide allows you perform a film over any other app and you can set the visibility level (fade out to read a written text, then reduce returning in to your video). You can zoom capability when enjoying video clips (in reality you can touch zoom capability everywhere) and there are several spiffy conversion options for web page changes in the homescreen UI.


QuickMemo allows you take notices anywhere at any time, and you can even indicate up a website or Word papers and save it as an picture (screen shot). There are a few functions that emphasize us of Samsung’s, like Wise Eye that assessments to see if you’re looking at the display so it won’t turn off and the water sound effect in the secure display. Smart Shutter allows you take a picture using your speech (say “cheese”, “kimchi” or other induce words). You get the idea: there’s a lot going on here.

Phone and Data

Both editions have obvious inbound and confident speech that’s above average, though not quite as magnificent and full as the New samsung Universe S III, HTC One X and HTC EVO 4G LTE. We had absolutely no problems interesting in discussions with call individuals and normal disturbance being rejected was effective with little digitization.

Though we’re in a expected Dash LTE protection area, none of our Dash mobile phones have grabbed an LTE indication, making us with small 3G protection for information. The Dash edition averaged 600 killerbytes per second for obtain rates of speed, which is very low compared to the big three nationwide providers but par for the course on Dash. With the AT&T style, we saw rates of speed that are a little bit below common for 4G LTE on AT&T (16Mpbs down and 14Mpbs up according to Ookla’s Speedtest.net app). Wedding celebration on both designs in sound levels was the same as other top Android operating system mobile phones on their specific providers.


Battery Life

The Optimus G has a 2100 mAh Lithium Ion battery energy that’s enclosed within. That’s the same battery energy potential you’ll find on other great end competitive mobile phones, but the LG lagged behind by 30 minutes in actual use assessments. Stand by however was outstanding. We had no problems making it through the day with mild to average use. Actually with mild use we handled 2.5 to 3 days on a cost. But with heavy use that included a few GPS routing classes, 45 moments of loading film, several telephone calling, an time of music play-back with the display off and an time of regionally saved film play-back, the cellphone went from 7am to 7pm before it cleared to a 10% cost.


LG’s lastly damaged the great end market with the Optimus G. While other LG Android operating system mobile phones have seemed excellent on document, the Optimus G actually provides a fascinating experience with pleasant application improvements and outstanding performance. The 4.7″ IPS show is among the best and the cellphone is excellent looking too. One warning, this is a big cellphone with none of the shapely techniques others employ to create it experience and look small.

Price: $199 with contract


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