LG claiming its 13MP Optimus G module camera is the best in the business

Daniel Bader

September 12, 2012 6:16pm

LG is furthering its claims as top dog in the Android market with another two teasers of the upcoming Optimus G. The 4.7-inch device is going to be a specs monster, but what’s most interesting is the built in-house 13MP camera sensor.

The backside illuminated module contains pixels that are comparatively smaller to most current smartphone cameras, allowing for a thinner design and and wider lens without sacrificing quality. In fact, LG claims that its new 13MP camera sensor takes the most detailed and noise-free photos in the industry, with excellent low-light support. We’re skeptical of the claim, since smaller pixels capture less light, which is why boosting the number of them doesn’t always equal an improved picture-taking experience.

LG is also claiming that they spent 15 months designing the back cover of the Optimus G, and that the True IPS display uses something called G2 Touch Hybrid Display technology for ultimate responsiveness. The company does admittedly have some good visual flair, releasing the popular Chocolate and Prada phones in the heyday before smartphones were ubiquitous. The back cover uses a “Crystal Reflection Method” which mimics jewels or a diamond and hardens the surface against scratches and other imperfections.

We’ll continue to be hopeful — and skeptical — of all the hyperbolic language used in these Optimus G teasers. As long as LG can pull off a decent Android experience, we’re confident the Optimus G will be a great smartphone.

Source: LG YouTube
Via: GSMArena

  • Wes

    lg sucks…. i have an lg optimus 2x…. that speaks for itself

    • Kroms

      You sir need to go get an education and then DON’T come back.
      Like ADAM said, why don’t you just go get a Iphone5.

    • Falco

      Ditto re ypur LG comments. I have 2X as well. Camera is major disappointment. I have 2 Sony’s—-Xperia Pro and U. I have yet to see any camera come close, including iPhn and HTC. Number of pixels irrelavent without quality sensors. I have an old T715 that takes better pics, fixed focus not withstanding, Even the Optimus 2X doesn’t have macro focusing in video format. I’m sticking with sony.

  • sukar!

    Yea and the slowest company in providing ICS updates, if they ever do..

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  • LGee

    If the dev community gets behind this phone then I’m in. LG is the only one who doesn’t lay some bullsh!t skin on their devices!

  • stylinred

    Let’s see it go up against the Nokia N8 let alone the 808 Pureview

    • Thilan

      QFT. Nokia has the best smartphone cameras without question…and have had for quite some time.

  • Skin 1.0

    Why would anyone buy an LG phone at this point?

  • mattprime86

    ^ yea, except that phone looks like a piece of Shit and has terrible specs.

    LG has made me want this phone already.

  • Joseph

    I still say Sony has the better camera module.

    • Falco

      Hey. Joseph, see my reply to Wes.

  • Darth Paton

    Next time I want to print out my own wallpaper from a picture taken by my phone, I might look at an LG. Until then I’ll take a phone designed to take high quality photos, not just a massive megapixel count stuffed into a puny little lens

  • Keith

    Let’s see this go up against the Lumia 920 and see who wins.

  • mattprime86

    This will. Hands down. Research

  • Sam

    when will phone have optical zoom? 🙁

    • robinottawa

      Nokia 808 Pureview has a better-than-optical zoom in terms of results, since it’s perfectly quiet, doesn’t need any moving parts, etc. The only weakness is that it doesn’t zoom very far compared to dedicated zooming cameras. But to have it on a phone with everything else that good, converged, Nokia tech comes with can’t be beat.

  • Adam

    @ Wes – Your a douche. Stop crying about not getting the updates on your 2X. It was still the best phone when you bought it at the time, camera was the best at the time, price was the best, etc etc. Period. Go troll another forum and get yourself an iPhone. The G series looks sick!!! Wes is a F**ktard get over it.

    • Falco

      Hey. Adam. read my replies to Joseph and Wes. No need to get nasty just because you’re wrong. I suppose you like the g reen tint the Op 2,X injects into pics and vids taken on overcast days. LG was never the best. Have you ever seen vids taken with the old Gossip? Right out of the dark ages.