Posts tagged with: Optimus G
  • by | November 14, 2012 4:01 PM

    Verizon and HTC took the veil off their new 5-inch superphone yesterday in New York City, and we were there to cover it. We took home a review unit that evening, and before we'd even unboxed it, Joe Levi was asking questions. In an editorial on the first-of-its-kind device, Joe speculated that the huge pixel count on the Droid DNA's 1080p display might cause it to run more slowly than comparably specced devices. Devices like the LG Optimus G, which is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro backed up by 2GB of RAM, and one of which we just happen to have handy here in the office. Our ...

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  • by | November 13, 2012 1:53 PM

    LG's Optimus G is a powerhouse of a phone. It's got a 1.5 Quad-core S4 Pro SoC with 2GB RAM on board. Today we learned of a new phone with almost identical specs: the HTC Droid DNA. There's one significant difference between the two phones: the number of pixels on the screen. The screen on the Optimus G is a little better than 720P HD at 1280x768, which is 983,040 total pixels.  HTC's Droid DNA has a 1080P HD screen (1920x1080) which equates to 2,073,600 pixels -- yes, well over two million pixels! Higher resolutions require significantly more calculations just to keep up. Compared to ...

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  • by | November 3, 2012 5:44 AM

    The LG Optimus G is basically the foundation for the Nexus 4. If you would rather go with a phone that has a couple of LG goodies installed instead of the vanilla Android experience offered by the pure-Android Nexus 4, you can now grab the Optimus G from AT&T. It goes for $199.99 on a two-year contract or $549.99 outright. For the money you get a great phone which scored well in our own review which you should read for all the details if you're considering the device. The 'Bond' phone was recently announced and, as AT&T promised, the Sony Xperia TL is available as of November 2. ...

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  • by | October 31, 2012 6:04 PM

    I’ve learned that there are two things about being a mobile-phone reviewer. The first thing: you get to handle awesome gadgetry days or weeks ahead of its official release date, and you’re not just allowed to use the heck out of it; you need to, in order to do your job. That’s the awesome thing. The other, less-awesome thing: you eventually have to give it all back. “Empty Nest” is a recurring column discussing what I miss -and what I don’t- about the devices I’ve had to return. ___ The Optimus G for AT&T was a surprise to me in nearly every respect. It was my first ...

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  • by | October 24, 2012 1:44 PM

    "The Nexus 4." "The Nexus G." "The New Nexus." "The phone that kind of looks like the Galaxy Nexus, except built by aliens." Whatever special name you have for it, it's finally been confirmed that this year's headlining Google smartphone bearing the "pure Android experience" is coming from the company that we've reluctantly gotten used to calling the perennial also-ran, LG. At first, we weren't exactly bowled over by the news. The device's spec sheet is respectable: it offers a boost over the current Galaxy Nexus, trading that device's poor PenTile-hobbled AMOLED display for a ...

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  • by | October 24, 2012 3:06 AM

    Even though it will become available only on November 2, the LG Optimus G is available for pre-orders and we've spent some quality time with the device for our review. While the phone is an excellent performer due to the Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC, power users will probably want to tweak it further. However, this might be difficult. According to official wording from LG, "the Optimus G doesn’t support an unlocked bootloader". This means that until the community manages to hack it open (or someone over at AT&T or LG changes their minds) there will be no custom ROM flashing and alike. Even ...

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  • by | October 22, 2012 11:01 PM

    For the past few years, most new-product announcements from South Korea's LG have been greeted in America with a heaping helping of "who cares?" The company has spent so long in the shadow of its more-successful rival Samsung that its smartphones, particularly in the United States, have struggled for even moderate mind share. That struggle is also a product of the widely held conception that LG devices just aren't that good, a conception that devices like the LG Intuition have only reinforced. But recently, LG has caught a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel. We had the opportunity ...

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  • by | October 18, 2012 1:50 PM

    "Once we get a slow news week, we're gonna talk about this in-depth." That's been the go-to fallback phrase for the Pocketnow Weekly for the past few weeks, and as the holiday shopping season approaches, we doubt that's going to change anytime soon. On this installment of the densest podcast in mobile tech, we talk about the LG Optimus G and the Nexus 4, HTC's new Butterfly J, Apple's forthcoming iPad Mini, and the Microsoft Surface pre-orders and pricing. Plus, Brandon Miniman continues last week's riffing regarding pen-based input methods, and special guest Joe Levi the Android Guy, ...

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  • by | October 17, 2012 5:13 AM

    We know the Galaxy S III inside out as it is the most popular Android phone of the moment. The LG Optimus G, which we've recently unboxed, is the new kid on the block with its Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC and the best from all LG divisions in terms of components. Well, the two South Korean manufacturers are now competing directly against each other and LG claims its Optimus G owns the Galaxy S III in the battery life compartment. We'll be the judge of this claim in our upcoming full review. Until then, Korea Herald reports that LG tested both phones and the Optimus G allows for 15.8 hours voice ...

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  • by | October 16, 2012 2:28 AM

    We've heard official wording from AT&T about their flavor of the LG Optimus G, which we've recently unboxed. November 2 and $200 on contract are the things to remember about it and now Sprint is also weighing in on the first device to rock the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC. The Now Network, which recently announced its deal with Japanese carrier Softbank, will offer the LG Optimus G for $200 on a two-year agreement on November 11. In case you need a reminder of its specs, aside from the exciting SoC, the Optimus G also features a 4.7-inch TrueIPS display with HD resolution, 32GB of ...

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  • by | October 15, 2012 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through the photos of the Sony Nexus X that were recently discovered. Then we talk about the leaked price rage that we may find for the iPad Mini later this month along with the possible storage and wireless variances. We then discuss Softbank's recent purchase of Sprint, which still doesn't necessarily mean anything good or bad for current customers. Then we go through our coverage of the LG Optimus G and our first impressions. We end today's show by talking about Microsoft's new Xbox music and what's good and bad about it. All this and more after ...

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  • by | October 15, 2012 3:57 PM

    There's been so much talk lately about the Optimus G being the source of the hardware for the rumored Nexus 4, that it's been easy to forget that the Optimus G is a phone of its own, and one that's nearly about to arrive. We've been expecting the phone for both AT&T and Sprint, and while Sprint issued its own announcement about the Optimus G last week, it still wasn't ready to provide a release date or pricing. Today, though, AT&T steps forward to finally deliver some answers along those lines, revealing how the Optimus G will make its retail debut. Starting tomorrow, you'll be ...

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  • by | October 15, 2012 3:55 PM

    The Optimus G is the most significant flagship product we've seen from LG in a little while, and another in the company's long line of "firsts." This time, that accomplishment is processor-specific, with this smartphone the first to offer the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro. That means quad-core and LTE on the same device, which has until now been a rarity for much of the developed world. Along with the other hardware specs, like an 8MP camera, "True HD IPS Plus" display, and 2GB of RAM, the Optimus G also features unique glass construction with some interesting visual flairs. That's something ...

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  • by | October 11, 2012 7:57 AM

    That chill in the air as fall arrives doesn't just mean shorter days, longer nights, and time to break out your sweater collection; with the clock running down on 2012, it's high time we learned of a new Nexus smartphone. There are some hard-to-ignore rumors that a big change to the Nexus program could be on the horizon, and we'll be seeing a bunch of handsets crowned with Nexus names, but one way on another, at least something's bound to be on the way. When that new Nexus finally does get here, will you be buying one? The problem with talking about plans to purchase the next Nexus is just ...

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  • by | October 10, 2012 2:31 AM

    The LG Optimus G is the first phone to rely on Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and it is now officially coming to Sprint. The carrier just announced the phone which packs a 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus display, 32GB of storage, but only runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Sadly there is no information regarding pricing or availability at this moment. Alongside the LG Optimus G Sprint also announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 which we already know and the LG Mach, a slide-out QWERTY phone which is claimed to be one of the thinnest devices on the carrier to pack a hardware keyboard. ...

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