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LG Optimus G review | Apps & Multimedia

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

LG Optimus G smartphone

LG Optimus G smartphone

LG Optimus G storage capacity

The LG Optimus G’s internal storage capacity is more than enough at 32GB; most users can save enough photos, videos, and music on that. This also brings us to the biggest disadvantage of the LG Optimus G, as there is no space for a microSD memory card. There are users that will not find 32GB sufficient space, or like me, would like to transfer the files from their previous smartphone to the Optimus G. Of course, this is possible via the computer, but personally, I do find this to be a disadvantage that the LG Optimus G does not offer access for a microSD card.

LG Optimus G applications

LG Optimus G applications

Apps on the LG Optimus G

Considering that the LG Optimus G runs on the Android operating system, you can download many free and paid apps from the Play Store. Additionally, LG has a large number of applications pre-installed on the Optimus G, such as Quick translator, RemoteCall Service, Polaris Office 4, SmartShare, LG SmartWorld, a number of video apps, and much more. Via LG`s Backup app, you can make a full phone backup, so that you never have to lose files again. It is also possible to set a Schedule with this application, so that the LG Optimus G makes a backup at any desired moment.

 

LG Optimus smartphone

LG Optimus smartphone

Making animations with the Video Wiz

Next to the apps on the Optimus G mentioned above, LG has also added Video Wiz, so that you can make fun animations with existing photos and videos. The Video Wiz app is easy to operate and different effects can be added with this application, as well as choosing background music. The result is a fun animation made with the photos and videos that you selected, and it can be made within a couple of minutes. At first, I was very excited about this app, but upon reflection, I realized that it stays in the `try-out’ phase, as you cannot really do much with it in practice. Additionally, the Optimus G has a Video Editor app, which allows you to edit videos easily, which is a valuable addition.

LG Optimus G apps

LG Optimus G apps

LG Quick Translator

The name of this application already indicates what it does; with Quick Translator, you can translate words or sentences quickly and easily. The Quick Translator app uses the LG Optimus G’s camera, reads the words or sentences and then translates them fairly accurately. It is quite a handy application if you have to translate a word quickly, but for full sentences, the translation is insufficient. Just like many translation programs found online, the words are translated ‘freely’, so that entire sentences are completely decontextualized. An advantage of the Quick Translator app on the Optimus G smartphone is the large number of languages that are available.

 
 
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