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LG Optimus G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 697 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the camera and battery are generally positive. The design and responsiveness also get good feedback, but there are some less positive comments about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the LG Optimus G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review LG Optimus G E975 Smartphone


Familiar devices. More than four months after the launch of the G

Build quality; SoC-performance; LTE module; Bright display; NFC module; Temperature profile

No Full HD display; Non removable battery; Memory cannot be expanded; High retail price

The performance of the SoC is on an extremely high level and can keep up with other top models. Differences can only be determined in benchmarks.

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LG Optimus G Review


We were at the LG Optimus G launch in Korea on September 17, where we were able to briefly play with it. The Optimus G is the first smartphone to launch with the Quad-Core SnapDragon S4 Pro processor, so it [...]

It is also a winner on the performance side, keep in mind that its quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC (vs dual-core Snapdragon S4 for the Samsung Galaxy S3) with its faster GPU (adreno 320 vs. Adreno 225 for the S3) produce better results across...

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LG Optimus G for AT&T and Sprint review: Double impact


With the dust barely settled after the Korean LG Optimus G's run around out review track, we have its LTE packing, US siblings on our hands. The LG Optimus G E970 for AT&T and its LS970 relative for Sprint are the two versions which are offered across...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with HSPA; LTE ; CDMA network support (Sprint Wireless version only) ; 4.7" 16M-color WXGA True HD IPS Plus (768 x 1280 pixels) capacitive touchscreen, Gorilla Glass ; Android OS v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, planned...

No microSD card slot on the Sprint version ; No Jelly Bean at launch ; Screens have mediocre sunlight legibility ; Non user-replaceable battery

LG has made a massive leap forward in the United States with both the Optimus G for AT&T and its sibling for Sprint Wireless. In the past, the LG devices hardly topped any sale charts. This time around however, the LG Optimus G deserves a spot at the...


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LG Optimus G (Sprint)


The LG Optimus G for Sprint pairs a bright 4.7-inch display with a sharp 13-megapixel camera.

Bright and vivid display; Sleek interface; Great 13-megapixel camera

Plain design; No storage expansion options; Limited LTE markets

Click to EnlargeThe LG Optimus G brings power and performance in a $199 package. The quad-core CPU handles some of the most demanding tasks with ease. The 4.7-inch display is stunning, and paired with a 13-MP camera, this phone is great for capturing...


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LG Optimus G


Since the introduction of its Android 4.0 lineup, LG seems to have turned a new leaf. For years, it has struggled to keep up with the phones and marketing muscle of the Apples and Samsungs of the world. Earlier this year, the Optimus 4X HD introduced...

Fantastic processing power ; Beautiful screen ; 13-megapixel camera ; Beautiful hardware design

Unoriginal UI ; AT&T version has only 8MP camera ; AT&T version not as refined ; Camera has trouble in darker areas

The Optimus G is an incredibly powerful phone and one of the best devices to come out in 2012, but its user interface is still more forgettable than it is fresh.

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LG Optimus G v Samsung Galaxy S III: Beast wars


In an attempt to LG recapture some of its old glory LG released the first phone with the next generation Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S III has been out for several months now, but is yet to beaten as the best Androids smartphone on...

The LG Optimus G and the Samsung Galaxy S III are the best Android can currently offer. Picking between a smartphone that came to the market five months ago and one that is just arriving might have seemed easy at first, but after the somewhat...

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LG Optimus G (AT&T)


The LG Optimus G ($199.99) has all the makings of a killer smartphone. From its 4.7-inch 720p display to its quad-core processor, this is definitely the fastest smartphone on AT&T, and one of the nicest looking, too. Its 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4...

Blistering quad-core performance. Gorgeous display. Sleek design. Strong battery performance

Disappointing camera. Runs hot. Plenty of bloatware

The LG Optimus G for AT&T is a quad-core beast, but a disappointing camera and heating issues hold it back from smartphone perfection.

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LG Optimus G (AT&T)


The LG Optimus G offers a beautiful, 4.7-inch display, lots of innovative features and fast AT&T 4G LTE speed.

Fast 4G LTE speed; Powerful graphics and performance; Bright vivid display can be viewed outdoors; Slick interface with useful features; Camera delivers beautiful photos and fast shutter-speed

Boring design; Below-average battery life

Click to EnlargeThe $199 LG Optimus G is a powerhouse packaged in an unassuming shell. The quad-core CPU can easily handle the most demanding games without breaking a sweat, and enables multitasking features like Q Slide for watching videos even while...

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LG Optimus G review: a quad-core powerhouse with Nexus aspirations


More Info LG Optimus G: hands-on with Korea's latest powerhouse LG Optimus G for AT&T hands-on LG Optimus G for Sprint hands-on You've heard it before: the more things change the more they stay the same. It wasn't that long ago that we reviewed LG's...

Superb build quality ; Phenomenal performance ; Great battery life

Jelly Bean missing at launch ; Downgraded camera ; Excessive carrier customization

AT&T s Optimus G inherits the performance of its Korean sibling but suffers from excessive carrier customization, including a downgraded 8 MP camera.

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LG Optimus G (Sprint)


I really wanted to love the LG Optimus G (available starting November 11 for $199.99). Everything about it, from the quad-core processor to the 13-megapixel camera to the sleek design, pretty much screams Editors' Choice. But this is an unfortunate...

Blistering quad-core performance. Gorgeous display. Sleek design. Good talk time

Disappointing 13-megapixel camera. Runs hot. No microSD card slot

The LG Optimus G for Sprint is the fastest Android phone today, but it isn't the best Android phone on Sprint.

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