LG Optimus G was unveiled in November 2012 and since then in four months has sold over 1 million devices in US, Canada, Japan and South Korea put together. Optimus G is yet to hit Europe and other markets and it will be officially released in India on February 27.
The device is positioned against the hugely popular and probably the phone of the year Samsung Galaxy S3. With HTC floating it’s HTC Butterfly and aiming to hit bulls-eye with its latest flagship model One and Sony betting high on its premium device Xperia Z, Nokia soaring high on Lumia 920, let’s see how LG Optimus G battles it out?
LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 1280 x 768 pixel resolutions. It packs in a healthy 318 ppi pixel density. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064 processor mated to a Adreno 320 GPU and a 2 GB RAM. Quiet a good hardware specs inside that juice up heavy apps. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
It has a 13 MP camera, though some markets could see a 8 MP variant at the rear with autofocus and LED flash and features like Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization. It also has a video shooting capabilities that can shoot 1080p @ 30fps and also has LED video light for effective video capture. The front shooter is a 1.3 MP camera for video calling and self shoots. Since most of the rival models are at 8 MP shooter specs, LG can boast of the 13 MP camera as one of its main highlight (but hey Sony is on its heels with its Xperia Z with its 13 MP shooter!)
Optimus G has a 32 GB internal storage but cannot be expanded further. Connectivity features in the device include 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0.
The body of Optimus G is sealed and sitting inside is a non-removable 2100 mAh battery with a standby of 335 hours and 15 hours talk time.
LG Optimus G specifications
- 4.7 inch True HD-IPS + LCD capacitive display
- 1280 x 768 pixel resolutions
- 318 ppi
- 1.5 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm MDM9615/APQ8064 processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 32 GB internal memory
- 13 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 1.3 MP front camera
- connectivity: 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0
- 2100 mAh battery