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September 18, 2012

LG launches Optimus G

LG has recently launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Optimus G – a 4.7-inch Android quad-core beast and a serious contender to other leading smartphones currently out in the market.

As mentioned in our previous article, the Optimus G carries 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processors and 2GB of RAM. It also has a 4.7-inch True HD IPS PLUS display with a pixel density of 320 ppi. To give you an idea how that fares with competition the iPhone 5 has a pixel density of 326 ppi, the One X has 312 ppi and the Galaxy S3 has 306 ppi. The display also uses Zerogap Touch technology or in-cell touch to make it thinner.

LG went all-out on G’s camera with its 13 megapixel backside-illuminated sensor with an f/2.4 autofocus lens with dual-LED flash. It uses features such as Time Catch Shot, Cheese Shutter (say “Cheese!” to capture), Smart Shutter, and Low Light Shot Noise Reduction. For connectivity it has LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and MHL support for HD output to your HDTVs.

The Optimus G also uses Cross-Tasking with User Experience (UX) features that allows you to run various applications at the same time. It’s like multi-tasking on steroids. One example is the QSlide Function that shows two different screens simultaneously on one display. Other UX functions include Live Zooming, Dual Screen Dual Play, QuickMemo and Screen Zooming to name a few.

For aesthetics, the Optimus G’s front is all glass while the back uses LG’s Crystal Reflection process which shows different patterns depending on the viewing angle and lighting.

LG Optimus G specs:
Chipset: 1.5GHz Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragonâ„¢ S4 Pro processor (Quad-Core and LTE)
OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Network: 2G / 3G / LTE
Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPLUS (1280 x 768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
Memory: 32GB
RAM: 2GB DDR
Camera: 13.0MP or 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP front
Battery: 2,100mAh (570Wh/L) / Talk time: 15 hours / Standby: 335 hours
Size: 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm
Weight: 145g
Other: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL and DLNA, NFC

The LG Optimus G will be available in Korea starting next week followed by key global markets in October. No pricing details as of the moment.

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37 Responses to “LG launches Optimus G”

  1. Ron says:

    It’s $900.

    This is one gorgeous and powerful phone. I want to marry it.

  2. guyrony says:

    Go LG but at 900$ this is one hefty phone!

  3. Totem says:

    Nice specs.. But LG is infamous for non-existent OS updates/upgrades.. Hmm~~

  4. John says:

    Lol ew. It’s an LG. Fyi, if you’re a real ‘techie person’ you would say that specs don’t imply the true power of a device. Else, you’re a specwhore.

    • Aim says:

      Maka ew naman. Sige nga site an example na mas ahead pa sa specs ng Optimus G. iPhone 5?? LOLS. I don’t think so!!!

    • John says:

      ^Prick. You just made yourself a joke clinging to my comment. Specwhore. Go eat your shitty iPhone 5. Remember the ‘first dual core device’ ? Lol. The Optimus 2x. Look how paltry it is now. Slow on updates, pos hardware and software. Just proves that a device’s power doesn’t revolve on specs.

    • FUJohn says:

      Nya nya nya nya. ,,|,, Ako na “SPECWHORE”. Kanya kanya kasing hanap ng taste ang tao. Kaya wag kang mapilit na “SPECWHORE” ang isang tao kung spec lang ang hanap. Eh di ikaw na “POWERWHORE”. Power lang hanap mo eh. May LG phone ako, aminin ko na mabagal sila sa update. Hindi naman kasi ako “UPDATEWHORE” kaya ok lang sakin kung anong meron yung phone ko. Kie?? :))

    • Manny says:

      13mp camera.

      Chipset: 1.5GHz Krait CPU Qualcomm Snapdragonâ„¢ S4 Pro processor (Quad-Core and LTE)

      Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPSPLUS (1280 x 768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio

      Memory: 32GB

      VERY BEAUTIFUL DESIGN!
      super elegant…

      i’m very satisfied with this LG’s Optimus G.

      regarding sa updating?
      KAHIT HINDI PA HALIMBA I-UPDATE SATISFIED NA AKO SA CURRENT SPEC. NITO!

    • Aim says:

      manny : tama, hindi kapa ba masatisfied kung ganyan ang specs ng phone mo?? sa specs ba naman n yan. hindi mo pa ba makuha ung power na hinahanap mo. sus. pathetic kasi yung iba dian. powerwhore na updatewhore pa. suskopo!! walang satisfaction.

    • Optimus G. says:

      LG Optimus G. rocks!!!!!!!!!

      Benchmark performance
      The LG Optimus G’s new quad-core CPU flexed its muscle in the BenchmarkPi trial. The new architecture blew its quad-core competitors out of the water, posting a score of 285ms.

      Benchmark Pi
      Lower is better

      LG Optimus G 285
      HTC One X (Tegra 3) 330
      Samsung Galaxy S III 344
      LG Optimus 4X HD 350
      Meizu MX 4-core 362

      The real shock came when we run the Linpack benchmark, which is designed to make use of multi-core CPUs. The Optimus G came so far ahead of its competitors here, that it’s almost hard to believe. It offered nearly three times the performance of the second-best quad-core smartphone we’ve tested on this occasion.

      Linpack

      Higher is better

      LG Optimus G 608
      Meizu MX 4-core 189.1
      Samsung Galaxy S III 177.1
      HTC One X (Tegra 3) 160.9
      LG Optimus 4X HD 141.5

      To learn more about the overall performance of the LG Optimus G, we run the well familiar Quadrant benchmark, which tests everything from memory speed to GPU power. The LG Optimus G got the incredible score of 7439, which is way better than any smartphone has managed before. Impressive indeed.
      Quadrant

      Higher is better

      LG Optimus G 7439
      HTC One X (Tegra 3) 5952
      Samsung Galaxy S III 5365
      Meizu MX 4-core 5170
      LG Optimus 4X HD 4814

      GPU benchmarks brought more of the same, the LG Optimus G and its Adreno 320 GPU making easy work of the competition. The GLBenchmark 720p offscreen test shows that the raw performance of the Optimus G graphics are way better than that of its high-end rivals.

      GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt (offscreen)
      Higher is better

      LG Optimus G 113
      Samsung Galaxy S III 103
      Meizu MX 4-core 80
      HTC One X (Tegra 3) 64
      LG Optimus 4X HD 61

      The 60fps result at NenaMark 2 might suggest that there’s not much difference between the Optimus G and other quad-cores, but there’s actually more to that score. NenaMark 2 renders on-screen, which means that 60.0 fps is the highest possible result that a smartphone can get.
      So the fact that the LG Optimus G got a perfect score suggests that it has more in reserve than its rivals – it was able to maintain the maximum framerate through the most intensive parts of the test, whereas others failed to do so.

      NenaMark 2
      Higher is better

      LG Optimus G 60.0
      Samsung Galaxy S III 58.8
      HTC One X (Tegra 3) 56.6
      Meizu MX 4-core 54.1
      LG Optimus 4X HD 52.3

      We managed to run the SunSpider Javascript benchmark on the LG Optimus G. Even though the software of the test unit we had wasn’t finalized it already proved faster than the Optimus 4X HD (running on the latest 4.0.4-based firmware). We assume that once LG is done with the i-dotting and t-crossing the Optimus G should take the lead in the browsing performance department as well.

      SunSpider
      Lower is better

      Samsung Galaxy S III 1304
      Meizu MX 4-core 1312
      LG Optimus G 1353
      LG Optimus 4X HD 1446
      HTC One X (Tegra 3) 1468

    • nick says:

      well, LG optimus G.
      is already won in many benchmarks

      it beats S3 , NOT2, HTC ONE X, ALL SMARTPHONES ON MARKET!
      it has also a very good looking design.
      LG’s optimus G. will get JELLY BEANS update on DECEMBER 2012.

      LG made it!

    • nick says:

      well, LG optimus G.
      is already won in many benchmarks

      it beats S3 , NOTE2, HTC ONE X, ALL SMARTPHONES ON MARKET!
      it has also a very good looking design.
      LG’s optimus G. will get JELLY BEANS update on DECEMBER 2012.

      LG made it!

  5. Marcelino says:

    How I wish the iPhone 5‘s specs are like this. HAHAHA kidding

    iPhone 6, perhaps. LOL

  6. kim says:

    no one does not simply say techie person. :D

  7. ceegii63
    Twitter: ceegii63
    says:

    $314

    Xiaomi Mi2

    it makes me laugh LG is promoting the “diamond” effect on the back… yeah because we buy phones just to look at the back of it

    • Ron says:

      Well, it has a sexy back. ;)

    • nick says:

      LG Optimus G.
      has better hardware and more compact design.
      better resolution better Display and Camera. etc…

      Xiaomi Mi2 is a PIRATED CHINAphone!

    • Aim says:

      Apaka bitter mong ta@ ka!!! sa fb din lg napaka bitter mo!! updatewhore ka kasi kaya ganyan ka. kung ayaw mo sa lg de wag mo. pero panay comment at panay research mo about sa lg. hahaha. pathetic. :p

  8. La+ says:

    Wala pa ring tatalo sa PPI ng Xperia S at 342.

  9. iGET says:

    i want to see the real thing before i say something… di lang naman power hanap ko…. aesthetics at ang UI syempre factor din… compare side by side against other phones… say Galaxy note 2… :) iphone5 is out of the question….

  10. Optimus G. says:

    The real shock came when we run the Linpack benchmark, which is designed to make use of multi-core CPUs. The Optimus G came so far ahead of its competitors here, that it’s almost hard to believe. It offered nearly three times the performance of the second-best quad-core smartphone we’ve tested on this occasion.

    Linpack

    Higher is better

    LG Optimus G. 608
    Meizu MX 4-core 189.1
    Samsung Galaxy S III 177.1
    HTC One X (Tegra 3) 160.9
    LG Optimus 4X HD 141.5

  11. G says:

    THE REAL SOCKING !
    came when we run the Linpack benchmark, which is designed to make use of multi-core CPUs. The Optimus G came so far ahead of its competitors here, that it’s almost hard to believe. It offered nearly three times the performance of the second-best quad-core smartphone we’ve tested on this occasion.

    Linpack

    Higher is better

    LG Optimus G 608
    Meizu MX 4-core 189.1
    Samsung Galaxy S III 177.1
    HTC One X (Tegra 3) 160.9
    LG Optimus 4X HD 141.5

  12. G says:

    To learn more about the overall performance of the LG Optimus G, we run the well familiar Quadrant benchmark, which tests everything from memory speed to GPU power. The LG Optimus G got the incredible score of 7439, which is way better than any smartphone has managed before. Impressive indeed.
    Quadrant

    Higher is better

    LG Optimus G 7439
    HTC One X (Tegra 3) 5952
    Samsung Galaxy S III 5365
    Meizu MX 4-core 5170
    LG Optimus 4X HD 4814

  13. G says:

    GPU benchmarks brought more of the same, the LG Optimus G and its Adreno 320 GPU making easy work of the competition. The GLBenchmark 720p offscreen test shows that the raw performance of the Optimus G graphics are way better than that of its high-end rivals.

    GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt (offscreen)
    Higher is better

    LG Optimus G 113
    Samsung Galaxy S III 103
    Meizu MX 4-core 80
    HTC One X (Tegra 3) 64
    LG Optimus 4X HD 61

  14. G says:

    The 60fps result at NenaMark 2 might suggest that there’s not much difference between the Optimus G and other quad-cores, but there’s actually more to that score. NenaMark 2 renders on-screen, which means that 60.0 fps is the highest possible result that a smartphone can get.
    So the fact that the LG Optimus G got a perfect score suggests that it has more in reserve than its rivals – it was able to maintain the maximum framerate through the most intensive parts of the test, whereas others failed to do so.

    NenaMark 2
    Higher is better

    LG Optimus G 60.0
    Samsung Galaxy S III 58.8
    HTC One X (Tegra 3) 56.6
    Meizu MX 4-core 54.1
    LG Optimus 4X HD 52.3

  15. nick says:

    Optimus G.
    offers something new :
    LG is talking up the phone’s ability to ‘cross-task’, which it says goes beyond multi-tasking, and it includes a range of features which showcase this:

    • QSlide Function shows two different screens simultaneously on one display. As it doesn’t just show a part of the screen but the entire screen of both functions, the user can complete two tasks concurrently -– such as sending a text message or searching the web while watching a video;

    • Live Zooming enhances the video-watching experience as users can zoom in up to five times while the video is being streamed for a close-up of one’s child while watching a recorded video from a school recital;

    • Dual Screen Dual Play not only allows mirroring between the smartphone and a TV, it also has the ability to display different content on each screen wirelessly. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes;

    • QuickMemo allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo with their finger directly on the captured screen for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL. The QuickMemo can also be used as an overlay feature — like jotting down a number using the QuickMemo and directly dialing the number while the number is on the top layer;

    • Screen Zooming allows for the zooming in and out of lists in music player, email, text messages and photo gallery. It also offers the ability to change the font size and screen layout;

    • Application Link launches preset applications (email, calendar, weather, etc.) when the alarm is turned off -– making preparation time in the morning go a little faster with all the information on your screen;

    • Icon Personalizer allows users the ability to customize icons by editing size and adding images so the most frequently used apps can be most easily accessible.

  16. j says:

    is it a replaceable battery? will it be available here in our country? is it nano sim as well? or just a regular sim?

  17. denden says:

    LG Phones are good, nough said
    LG OS Updates = ASA!!!!

  18. Daniel says:

    OMG! tinalo ng Optimus G. ang SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 na JELLY BEANS!

    lalo na kakain ng dusts ang s3 pag na update ang G. sa jelly beans?

    good jobe LG!

  19. Daniel says:

    OMG! tinalo ng Optimus G. ang SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 na JELLY BEANS!

    lalo na kakain ng dusts ang s3 pag na update ang G. sa jelly beans?

    good job LG!

  20. Alvin says:

    watch this ANG GANDA TALAGA

  21. Wayne Ponz says:

    Hope it gets a Jellybean OS :)

  22. Kanto says:

    Wala na..naluma agad ang iPhone 5..pati S3 ni Samsung..

  23. ahmed says:

    mas maganda nga ang xiaomi MI-2 kesa sa lg kasi same specs, but its only 300usd while optimus g is 600usd, tapos jelly bean pa ang xiaomi MI-2. techie rin ako and i know that this phone would be a better choice, pero in terms of new features, cguro lamang ang lg, lalo na sa qslide function, pwede manood ng vids habang nagtttxt, downside ng lg, software update, tska overpriced, kaya for me kung gusto mo ng same specs pero half the price mag xxiaomi MI-2 na lang ako.

  24. dude says:

    tagal naman lumabas ng lg optimus g sa pinas. mauuna pa ata lumabas htc one x+. it is really hard to choose between these 2 android phones. ok na sana un lg, mataas na specs. more customizable. bagsak lang un quality ng picture compare to other high-end phone like htc one x and ss3 according sa mga reviews na nabasa ko.
    sana available na sila 2 week of november para makabili na ako. kainip mag-wait.

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