LG Optimus G, the smartphones that has sold over 1 million devices in four markets that has seen it so far including US,US, Canada, Japan and South Korea finally arrived in India today. Optimus G released in November, 2012 is pitted against the seemingly unstoppable Samsung Galaxy S3.
The ace card of Optimus G of course is it’s 13 MP camera that dwarfs most rival’s camera specs. Though bigger MP does not guarantee a better imaging capabilities, LG has its numbers ahead in the shutter war at least on specs-sheet, at least till Sony unleashes its Xperia Z.
On the hardware front, LG Optimus G features a 4.7 inch True HD-IPS + display with a screen resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels squeezing in 330 ppi. Cranking up inside is a 1.5 Ghz quad core Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Add to that a 2GB RAM and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, you are ready for App crunching and heavy gaming effortlessly.
As mentioned above, Optimus G boasts of a 13 MP camera 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. Optimus G camera has exclusive features like SmartShutter that auto-detects movements and auto-adjust shutter speed for better blur-free images, CheeseShutter is an unique voice recognition feature that detects when you say ‘cheese’ and clicks pictures.
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 has also bundled in it’s own signature features like QuickSlide , which allows for multitasking, QuickTranslator for quick translation and other features like QuickMemo, ZoomIn (that allows for zooming in/out videos), Dual Screen Dual Play etc.
LG Optimus G is officially released in India with a price tag of Rs.34,500.
Mr. Soon Kwon, President South West Asia Region & MD, LG India stated during the launch,
“Drawing upon expertise from the LG Mobile Communications Company and gaining insights from the LG R&D team, we are proud to bring to our consumers LG Optimus G, a carefully styled super-phone. LG has kick-started 2013 by launching the first smartphone to run on Snapdragon S4 Pro. LG Optimus G meets the growing consumer demand by offering ample features like 13MP rear camera; 32 GB internal memory, Dual Screen / Dual Play, QSlide, Quick Translator, NFC…
“Our aim at LG is to provide our customers with pioneering technology. We provide our users with enhanced experience by advanced and thoughtful engineering behind every feature. The smartphone encourages users to explore a world of boundless creativity and power and also, helps them balance between business and entertainment”