LG Optimus G review


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Oct 24, 2012
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LG, the world's third largest phone-maker, has launched its flagship phone Optimus G in India. This smartphone is the inspiration for Google Nexus 4 and has done exceedingly well on various parameters. But it faces fierce competition from rivals like Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC One X, which have been around for quite some time and have some loyal following in the market. So, does LG Optimus Ghave what it takes to beat these proven performers and does it deserve a price tag of Rs 30,000 plus? Let's check it out...


LG Optimus G features a 4.7-inch True HD-IPS Plus display with 318ppi pixel density and 1280x768p resolution. It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor that is supported by 2GB RAM and comes with 32GB internal storage but NO microSD card support. Connectivity features in the Indian version of the phone include NFC, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0.


The Indian version of LG Optimus G is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) straight out of the box, unlike the international version that has Ice Cream Sandwich. The software is layered with Optimus UI that adds some nifty functionalities, such as QSlide, orientation change on home screens, Quick Translator, Safety Care, SmartShare etc. The cool Home Screen transition effect is also something we liked.

What we like:

Powerful processor
Compact size
Good battery life

What we don't like:

Poor sunlight legibility
Average camera performance
Industrial looks

Price: Rs 30,990