LG Optimus G Review of Reviews by Wireless and Mobile News
The LG Optimus G is quad-core powerhouse for AT&T and Sprint with a solid feel, large screen and LG user interface with special memo and media showing apps.
- Best-Liked Features: battery life, fast quad-core processor, 4G LTE, beautiful screen, excellent benchmark tests.
- Least-Liked Features: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich , camera flat/disappointing, too hot to handle, bloatware, could be too big for some and no microSD slot.
- Overall Average Ranking: 4 out of 5.
- Network: AT&T Good LTE coverage, Sprint limited LTE coverage.
The LG Optimus G is an excellent smartphone and the best LG has introduced to date. Reviewers called the processor a performance beast and loved the 4.7-inch True HD IPS PLUS screen. The screen's 1,280x768-pixel resolution (WXGA) equals 320ppi. Reviewers also liked the good call quality,
Most reviewers noticed great battery life while another found it to be insufficient. The say "Cheese" feature to take a photo was labeled fun.
The LG UI was deemed decent but not slick. Reviewers did not like that LG chose to use Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich instead of the newer Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However Quick Memo allows for writing with stylus or finger. The onscreen keyboard is fine while few reviewers tested the handwriting function. We believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note with its S Pen has the best handwriting recognition because we could write an entire article with it at the beach.
Dual Screen Dual Play is nice function to show notes on the phone and a presentation on the screen through DLNA or using a MHL adapter.
When the LG Optimus G is left on highest brightness, it gets too hot and automatically dims, if you try to increase the brightness, you get a message "Unable to brighten more due to high temperature. Try again later."
Features of the LG Optimus G include a high-density 2,100mAh battery, 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus touchscreen, 1.5GHz quad-core CPU processor, 32GB of internal storage, 8/13MB camera, Bluetooth, GPS, DLNA, and NFC. The Android OS is enhanced with the LG UX (User Experience). The LG Optimus G launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and updated to Jelly Bean in the future.
For those who like a super fast big phone the LG Optimus G may be optimal for your needs, especially if you need the Dual Screen Dual Play feature. It is lowered priced than the Samsung Galaxy Note II with some similar features.
Most reviewers liked the Samsung Galaxy SIII(read review or top tips) and iPhone 5 better. If you are looking for a phablet with more tablet-like features, you may want to look at the Samsung Galaxy Note original or II before making your decision. Compare the Samsung Galaxy Note II vs original SG Note.
Differences between Sprint & AT&T LG Optimus G:
There are slight differences for the carriers the Sprint version has a protruding 13MP camera while the AT&T version has a recessed flash/camera curved design. Due to the quality of the sensors the quality of the photos of the 8MP and 13MP versions were close in quality.
The Sprint model has 32GB of storage and a metal accent and the AT&T model does not, however most of the hardware is the same. The Sprint LG Optimus G is ULE Platinum Certified, which is the highest level of environmental performance recognized by ULE and Sprint.