Move over Samsung Galaxy S III. Take a step back HTC One X. There’s a new quad-core king, and its from LG. It sports a spectacular 4.7″ WXGA (1280 x 768 pixels) True HD IPS Plus screen (that’s 318ppi), 2GB RAM, Dolby mobile sound enhancement (you know how I love my music), a 13 megapixel camera, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait with Adreno GPU, and there’s also TV-out and USB host. While made of plastic (bah), it is high quality plastic and looks damn cool too.
Oh, it is not just the specs either. The guys at GSM Arena have benchmarked this beastly beauty, and it blows the quad-core competition out of the water. Here’s a quote should you be too busy (or lazy) to click through:
The real shock came when we run the Linpack benchmark, which is designed to make use of multi-core CPUs. The Optimus G came so far ahead of its competitors here, that it’s almost hard to believe. It offered nearly three times the performance of the second-best quad-core smartphone we’ve tested on this occasion.
That’s a boss there. A real G!
This cool dude is also the first full touchscreen Android smartphone that I am seeing with a homescreen that supports landscape mode. Eureka! I am not so sure about the LG Optimus UI v3.0 though until I can get my hands on one, but so far it looks like a TouchWiz clone. Which is not a good thing in my books. I’m no fan of TouchWiz, but its not a dealbreaker. Here’s a hands-on video:
The Optimus G has just been launched, and here’s hoping that LG pushes it here in Nigeria. Do I want one? Duh; is my name Mo?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.