Monday, July 29, 2013

LG Optimus G Revisited

 By Khaled Akbik

LG Optimus G was released last year in September, 2012. It has since won a number of awards, including an award at CES 2013, and acted as the primary inspiration for Google's Nexus 4 design.

LG's second iteration of this wonderful device, dubbed G2, will be launched in August (next month). In light of this imminent release, we decided to take a look at the Optimus G and revisit what made this device the awesome smartphone it is.

The phone is beautiful to hold and look it, weighing a mere 145 g. Sporting a 2 GB of RAM and a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, LG was one of the first in the market to entertain such powerful and industry leading specs.

The display is an absolutely stunning 4.7" True HD LCD touchscreen with 768x1280 pixels (318 ppi pixel density), compare this to iPhone 5's 4" Retina display with 640x1136 pixels, 326 ppi pixel density and you'll get a feel of how ahead of its time the LG was.

The Optimus G has a 13MP/8MP (depending on market) shooter with a 1.3MP front camera. Records full HD videos at 1080p (30 fps). Check some sample pics at the end of this post.

The device is beautiful to hold and use. The back is made of glass with a shimmering pattern that is visible when moving the device across the light. The front is protected with Gorilla Glass 2 with capacitive (no physical) buttons at the bottom.

The moment you turn the device on, you'll be pleasantly shocked at how pretty the screen is. The full HD is clearly evident and the colors are true and vibrant. The Optimus G was a delight to use.

Fast and beautiful, full of top notch specs and with a performance that matches them. This phone has clearly been underestimated, and drowned out by the noise other vendors like Apple and Samsung make when launching their products.

We can't wait to see how LG will top this wonderful device up with the G2 next month. We're very excited about the launch and will work on getting a unit early on to review.

So, if you're in the market for a new smartphone and you're unsure which one to get, hold off your purchase for a month or so and stay tuned with us here at Gadget Camel to see what the G2 will hold on store.


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