The new quad-core king: LG Optimus G

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.

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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?

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6 comments

  1. Looks like noble devices are going to get powerful enough to run ANYTHING that desktop can!

    Now, THAT is pushing the tech envelope. Not testing the limits of “Patent Abuse” by the “Big Bully”

    These Koreans are too much!

    This cool dude is also the first
    full touchscreen Android
    smartphone that I am seeing
    with a homescreen that
    supports landscape mode.

    “Display Orientator” is one cool Android app that handles screen orientation with aplomb, home screen inclusive

  2. “While made of plastic (bah), it is high quality plastic and looks damn cool too”

    I Just wish to correct that statement. The back of this fabulous device isn’t made of plastic! 

    The back of the LG Optimus G features LG’s patented Crystal Reflection finish, which uses glass material. It is supposed to display different patterns depending on the viewing angle and lighting.

    To quote from gsm arena; “The front and the back of the LG Optimus G are covered in glass. The sides of the handset are made of plastic, which has been manufactured through a process using a six-axis laser for extremely high quality and durability.”

  3. Samsung think they are going to mould the seat of their royal crown on 8MP camera and remain the king without reckoning with the other manufacturers who also want to be kings.

  4. Boys are not smiling anymore o. See LG dey vex. This is truly impressive. This phone dusts all the existing kings. That is quad-core krait for you. I have decided not to bother about upgrading from my Galaxy Note till sey end of next year. Some mad specs and OS will be coming out real soon.

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