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LG Optimus G review | Introduction

Published on: Wednesday, July 24th 2013                   Written by: Ralf Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

LG Optimus G review

I n Europe, the Optimus G is LG’s flagship, and in the United States, the Optimus G Pro is available, which will, not be coming to Europe, unfortunately. The LG Optimus G is for sale at a price of around € 400 without a subscription. Competitors of this Android smartphone are for example, the Samsung Galaxy S3, the HTC One, and the Sony Xperia Z. The LG Optimus G may be lower in price, but not in specifications. The LG Optimus G has a sleek design, and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This Optimus smartphone is also equipped with a 1.5Ghz quad-core Qualcomm processor and a 13 megapixel digital camera, which also shoots Full HD video.

Continue to read the complete LG Optimus G review including test photos and videos of the Four-Day Marathon in Nijmegen, to see how we assess this high-end smartphone.

LG Optimus G smartphone review

LG Optimus G smartphone review

LG E975 - Android Jelly Bean - 1.5 GHz Quad-core - 4.7” touchscreen - 13 MP camera

 

LG Optimus G smartphone

LG Optimus G smartphone

LG Optimus G phone design

At first glance, the LG Optimus G looks very sleek, partially due to the chrome border on the phone. The camera on the back of the phone does stick out a little, which could lead to damage in the long run, although we were not bothered by this. This LG smartphone’s dimensions are 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45 millimeters and the weight is 135 grams. The Optimus G feels solid and is comfortable to handle. The microUSB charger connection is on the bottom, and the On/Off button is on the side. The headphone connection is on the top, and the Volume keys are on the left side, and under that is the microSIM connection, which is nicely out of sight.

LG Optimus G test

LG Optimus G test

LG Optimus G menu

The Optimus G smartphone’s menu is very user-friendly, as we are used to in Android smartphones. LG has applied a very heavy interface here, but it is not a problem at all for the powerful 1.5Ghz quad-core processor. The Optimus G’s menu is very fast and fluid, and fulfills all requirements. Many settings can be adjusted via the dropdown menu; even the brightness of the screen can be adjusted. One drawback of the Optimus G’s dropdown menu is the QSlide apps that LG has added to it. These cannot be deleted at all, making the dropdown menu a bit busy. When you go to the apps in the menu, you can choose between a list with all the apps, downloaded apps, and LG’s Widgets.

 
 

Our Rating!

Design
75%
User friendliness
80%
Features
80%
Performance
85%
Price / Quality ratio
85%
81%
Review rating
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