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LG Optimus G review | Smartphone Features

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

LG Optimus G processor

LG Optimus G processor

LG Optimus G speed

The LG Optimus G is powered by a Qualcomm Quad-core 1.5GHz processor with 2GB of RAM memory, which results in an exceptionally fast smartphone where everything runs fluidly. Even with the heavy interface that LG has placed on top of the Android operating system, there are no delays or hitches. Of course, we tried everything out for the past two weeks, with heavy to less heavy applications, but the LG Optimus G never froze. If we compare the speed of the LG Optimus G with the more expensive competitors such as those by Samsung, HTC, and Sony, this phone tested just as fast as the others did.

LG Optimus G screen

LG Optimus G screen

4.7 inch True HD IPS+ screen

The LG Optimus smartphone has a 4.7-inch True HD IPS+ screen with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. Many competitors are, in contrast to the Optimus G, equipped with a Full HD screen, but in practice, this True HD IPS+ screen is just as good. You can adjust the brightness via the dropdown menu, and there is an automatic setting available so that the LG Optimus G adjusts the screen automatically according to the surrounding light. This is not the best screen in terms of resolution, but in practice, we have seen few smartphones with a clearer screen.

 

LG Optimus G battery

LG Optimus G battery

LG Optimus G standby time

The LG Optimus G smartphone has a Li-Po 2100 mAh battery that is not removable, and which can be charged with a micro USB charger. That is not a lot of capacity for a high-end smartphone, but partially due to the LG Optimus G’s energy-saving functions, this battery lives up to expectations. When the LG Optimus G smartphone is fully charged, it will last for at least one day, even with extensive use. It was our experience, especially when taking a lot of photos and videos, that the battery runs out a lot faster. However, for a smartphone with so many possibilities, the LG Optimus G’s standby time is pretty good.

LG Optimus G speaker

LG Optimus G speaker

LG Optimus G sound

When playing audio, it is recommended you put the LG Optimus G down, then the sound is of reasonable quality. When you hold the smartphone in your hand, the high tones are too high and there is noise when playing low tones. The LG Optimus G comes with headphones included that reproduce the high and low tones well. In phone conversations, the sound is pretty good via the speaker, but when playing audio, it is a bit disappointing. Next to the missing microSD card slot, the Optimus G’s sound is one of its few disadvantages.

 
 
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