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It's finally official: The LG Optimus G beast is here

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Aug 2012 22:28 User comments (8)

It's finally official: The LG Optimus G beast is here After a week of rumors and half-leaks, LG has officially unveiled the Optimus G, their new flagship Android smartphone.
The phone is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4, a chip that should blow away the performance of anything currently in consumer's hands.

LG's latest has a large 4.7-inch IPS display at 1280x768 resolution, along with "G2 Touch Hybrid Display technology which uses a unibody unit that eliminates the gap between the glass and the LCD panel, ultimately reducing its thickness by 30 percent."

The Optimus G has 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, a 13MP rear camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, LTE, and a large 2100mAH battery which provides up to 800 charges, compared to 500 for current devices.

Although the phone will launch with Android 4.0.4, an update to 4.1 Jelly Bean is already in the works.

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8 user comments

129.8.2012 14:50

When did manufacturers decide that everyone wants bloody huge screens?

Did I miss that memo?



229.8.2012 17:29

Damn this thing would be cool... if it was a tablet!!! A phone??? Pass!

329.8.2012 17:59

When I had a 3.5" screen I thought that was perfect. I now have a 4.3" screen and believe that it is better for me although it is almost too big. I might be able to manage with 4.7" although I would prefer something closer to 4".

I have held a Galaxy Note and that thing is just way too big. I couldn't imagine using it as a phone and carrying it everywhere.

429.8.2012 23:41

"For the whiners about screen size" you are missing the point here... this is the market now, you VOTE with your wallet! smaller phone+smaller battery+smaller processor=mid-range Phone.

Im kind of disappointed about quad S4, not that it inst a great processor, but was expecting the bar to be raised till the quad s4Pro.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Aug 2012 @ 23:42


530.8.2012 7:27

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"For the whiners about screen size"
I'm not whining, nor am I missing the point; I have a 3.7" screen on my (now dated) HTC, and there is room for improvement. Inevitably phones have moved towards larger screens - that's fine. However, there is a massive difference between a roughly 4" screen and a 4.7" screen.

Also, what are you doing with your phone that you are moaning about LG's choice of quad-core processor? Jesus.


630.8.2012 12:25

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Also, what are you doing with your phone that you are moaning about LG's choice of quad-core processor? Jesus.
My S2 dual core, works as good as my Nexus 7 Quad.
is about to do tasks with less effort/less power consumption, and just get to the point where we will focus more in other improvements. I think s4Pro is the line of raw power, then focus will go to battery and gpu. my2cents

There is a bunch of small screen option out right now HTC one S(4'3) HTC One V(3'7) are great if not the best option.


73.9.2012 2:37
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Once you go big you never go back ! If you a small phone buy one but I will keep enjoying my LTEVO and my S3 with there large screens. Sure it makes some things more difficult but it also makes other things more of a pleasure like browsing the internet, gaming, reading and watching videos. There is always Thumb Keyboard if you have trouble typing and Bluetooth for phone calls!

83.9.2012 8:34

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My S2 dual core, works as good as my Nexus 7 Quad.
Indeed, that was my point really. Have you OC'd your Nexus 7 to 2Ghz yet? Haha.

If I was in the market for a new phone right now, it would probably be an HTC One S - hopefully the xiaomi m2 will get released in the US/Europe, though.


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