Engadget was recently in Seoul to see the launch of the flagship device from LG, the Optimus G. Now if you’ve been following the Optimus G press releases from earlier this month, you will be well aware that it is one device that not only matches the Samsung Galaxy S3 in many respects but also beats it in other.
LG Optimus G hands on: a powerhouse
After spending just minutes with the handset, Engadget found it to be a powerhouse of a phone. It is the first device to have the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro from Qualcomm and comes with LTE, a 4.7 inch display of 1280 X 720 True HD IPS Plus and has 2GB of RAM. The handset runs on ICS for now, has NFC support, 32 GB of internal storage, a 2,100mAh battery and a 13 megapixel camera with autofocus.
The design is very simple yet elegant and it is 8.45mm in thickness and light as 145g. On the front of the glass display there are three capacitive buttons and the back of the device has the Crystal Reflection process which gives a finish that looks like patterned glass. The materials along with the quality of the build are excellent and the handset feels great in the hand claims the tech blog.
On the left hand side there is the volume rocker and the micro SIM slot and the lock and power buttons are located to the right. The notification light is set next to the 1.3MP front facing camera while the headphone jack, standard design, is on the top side and the micro USB/MHL connector on the bottom. The main camera is on the back of the device of course along with the speaker. Check out Engadget’s hands-on video of the LG Optimus G below and do tell us if the Samsung Galaxy S3 has anything to worry about.
There wasn’t much time to take a look at the software, however from what could be seen it comes with Android 4.0.4 with an overlay very similar to the one on the Optimus 4X HD. Its performance was very fast.