- Size (LWH): 2.82 inches, 0.33 inches, 5.15 inches
- Weight: 5.12 ounces
- Network Compatibility: LTE
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 600 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 324 hours
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With quad-core power and next generation features, he LG Optimus G gives you the power to live without boundaries. Multitask like never before with UX features like QSlide, QuickMemo, and Dual Screen Dual Play. Play as hard as you want with a 1.5 GHz power-optimized quad-core processor and advanced graphics or watch HD movies on the 4.7-inch true-color IPS Plus display without sacrificing battery life.
- 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2 GB RAM to get more done in less time
- 32 GB onboard memory for storing thousands of your favorite photos, videos, and songs
- 2100 mAh Li-Polymer battery for extended talk time and media experiences
- QSlide allows you to text or browse the web all without navigating away from the video you are watching
- QuickMemo allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo directly on any captured screen for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL
- 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display for watching HD movies in vibrant true-to life color on the go
- 8 MP advanced camera with zero shutter lag, time catch shot, cheese shutter, and low light shot noise reduction
- Live Zooming allows users to zoom in on a captured video during playback and see close-in details during video playback
- Live Shot allows users to capture the perfect still-photo while simultaneously recording HD video
- High gloss tempered glass design at just 8.45 mm thin with a Crystal Reflection pyramid patterned back
What's in the Box
Phone; Travel charger; USB data cable; 16 GB microSD card (installed); Quick Start Guide
Camera & Video
AT&T's 4G LTE network allows for quicker access, smoother media streaming, and faster web experiences. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile broadband speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Additionally, LTE technology offers a faster response time due to lower latency--the processing time it takes to move data through a network--vastly speeding download times for web pages as well as improving services such as mobile gaming and two-way video calling.
By the end of 2011, AT&T plans to launch its 4G LTE network in 15 major metropolitan areas, covering at least 70 million Americans. Coverage will continue to expand in the next few years and is planned to be largely complete by the end of 2013.
And when combined with 4G HSPA+ technology, AT&T is capable of delivering a quicker, more consistent mobile broadband experience than ever before. AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber). Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.
| LTE = Long Term Evolution |
Advanced wireless technology capable of increasing AT&T's already-fast network speeds. Now in select markets with deployment ongoing.
| HSPA+ = High Speed Packet Access |
Paired with enhanced backhaul--the accelerated pipeline between our network backbone and cell towers across the country--this technology boosts network performance.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System
The Optimus G runs the Android 4.0 operating system (dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich), which adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing while improving on the best Android features: easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and more.
The new Ice Cream Sandwich interface features an onscreen navigation bar that replaces the hardware buttons for Back, Home, and Menu found with older Android-powered phones. And with Google+ integration, you can video chat with groups of up to 9 friends as well as easily upload and share photos and videos. Other features include:Face Unlock
You can now unlock your phone with just your face using the Face Unlock option. It takes advantage of the front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Just hold your phone in front of your face to unlock (or use a backup PIN).
And the lock screen now lets you do more without unlocking. From the slide lock screen, you can jump directly to the camera for a picture or pull down the notifications window to check for messages. When listening to music, you can even manage music tracks and see album art.Home Screen Folders
Quickly access related apps right from the home screen by organizing apps and shortcuts into folders--just drag one app onto another to create a folder.Multitasking
Multitasking is even easier and more visual in Android 4.0. The Recent Apps button lets you jump instantly from one task to another using the list in the System Bar. The list pops up to show thumbnail images of apps used recently--tapping a thumbnail switches to the app.Voice Input
The new voice engine in Android 4.0 lets you dictate the text you want, for as long as you want, using the language you want. You can speak continuously for a prolonged time, even pausing for intervals if needed, and dictate punctuation to create correct sentences. As the voice input engine enters text, it underlines possible dictation errors in gray. After dictating, you can tap the underlined words to quickly replace them from a list of suggestions.
Also Available for This Android Device
Amazon Appstore for Android
Top Customer Reviews
Nope. I'm just plain bored with iOS at this point and want something truly new. I'm super satisfied with the decision to cut the cord with Apple and try out Android for the next 2 years. If you are a die-hard Apple fan, this won't change your mind, but if you're on the fence, this is review is probably relevant.
Here is why I'm sacrificing all the $$ I spent on the app store over the past 4 years and returned my iPhone 5 for the Optimus G...
Screen - 1280x800 vs 1156x640. The OG is truly HD, with a higher pixel density. It's also physically larger, which is nice.
Storage - 32GB on the base OG model. Only 16GB for a simlarly priced iP5. The OG is also expandable with a larger SD card.
Maps - Google maps have been around for years. Apple maps, not so much. It shows in the quality (especially street-view).
NFC - Google wallet? Pay for gas by swiping my phone? Nice. Apple passbook, not so much.
Miracast - Just like AirPlay, but you don't need an AppleTV. It's a bit more of an open standard, so you'll have more choice in receiver hardware.
Speed - Probably a tie here. LTE is LTE, so the internet is blazing fast on both phones. iOS is crazy optimized for apple hardware, so runs faster on lesser spec'd hardware. The OG makes up for this with brute force - Quad core cpu, Adreno 320 gfx, 2GB RAM, etc...
Apps - This was the primary pain point when switching. I've probably spent around $200 on apps in the Apple App store, plus there are 1 or 2 apps that I use regularly that aren't available for Android (yet).Read more ›
-Fast. Everything I do on this phone is silky smooth and responsive. And this is only ICS, meaning that it will be even better when it gets Jelly Bean and its graphical enhancements (aka project butter).
-Well Built. This phone feels sleek and expensive, but at the same time not too heavy. Just be careful, since with glass on both the front and the back this phone will slide off the arm of the couch or out of your pocket if you put your feet up too high. It will happen more than you think.
-Development Potential. It's gotten off to a slow start, but they just unlocked the bootloader over at XDA forums so custom ROMs are inbound. Also, this is basically the same phone as the Nexus 4 aka the Google Developer phone. This will get a lot of custom ROMs once more people start getting their Nexus 4 and start developing for it.
-Screen. It's beautiful. The best screen I've ever seen on a phone, and IMHO better than the One X. Not by a lot, mind you, but I think this is a little more true to color with cleaner whites. This is all based on personal preference, but I really love the screen on this phone.
-Battery. YMMV, but for me it lasts plenty long enough despite the fact that it's new and I can't help but constantly mess with it. At the end of the last few days I've been putting it on the charger before bed with 25% or more left, and when it's not so new and I'm not constantly tinkering with it I can see that number going up to 35-40% at the end of every day.
-Glass Everywhere.Read more ›
The dimensions do make one issue though, it feels unstable in your hand. There's no curvature, so you're just holding the two rounded slick edges, and it feels like you are going to drop it. It also has the feeling that it wouldn't survive a drop well. I'd recommend getting a case, but as of the time I bought it, none are available on Amazon, and the two at AT&T are ugly and bulky.
Now for the phone:
Looks: Gorgeous. It looks like a slab of black glass. Both sides are glass, so when you pick it up, you don't know which side is up without looking at it or feeling for the buttons.
OS: The custom UI installed is not too different from stock Android, so I like it. It's not like that awful Blur that my last phone had.
Power: The quad-core hasn't even broken a sweat yet. I don't know what I would be able to do on a phone that would bog it down. Plenty of memory.
Battery: Through moderate data use (LTE and WiFi) and minimal voice use, the battery lasts throughout the day. It doesn't look like it would go two days, though.
I haven't even come close to using all the features like the NFC or the overlay-multitasking yet, I may come back and update this once I try those out.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have owned 2 of these phones. I like the LG and it's interface, but both phones died the same way after approx 1 year. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jeff Kay
It was terrible the phone has been messing up since the moment I've opened it. Right off the back most of the screen didn't work. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jacqueline Johnson
Very good for the $275 that I paid for it. Very few glitches. Nice screen and sound quality. Not a fan that you cannot remove the battery though. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Richard J Thomas
I've been a fan of LG for a long while now, but this product has taken them off my trusted vendor list. It started off great, but after the first year or so it started to act up. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Max Z
Day 6 of having this phone, it fell from the couch to the floor (which is an incredibly short distance), and now the bottom half of the screen no longer works. Read morePublished on June 15, 2014 by Matt McEntire
It is fragile but worth it. Super fast and the multitasking on it is just unreal! I cannot wait until LG comes out with their latest! Read morePublished on May 21, 2014 by CGP
The advertisement said the phone had 32 gigabytes internal memory and a 14 megapixel camera the phone that was sent to me only has 12 gigabytes internal memory and it came with a... Read morePublished on May 11, 2014 by Jay
Pros: nice screen when it works, big screen, performance, gobs of memory plus
(At&T) microSD expansion (a must-have for convenience transferring music and... Read more