LG Optimus G now available in Canada

Ian Hardy

November 13, 2012 9:08am

LG and a few Canadian carriers have made the LTE-enabled Optimus G available today. This is LG’s best smartphone to-date and also their most powerful. It comes with a 4.7-inch 1280×768 pixel True IPS+ display, 1.5Ghz quad-core processor, runs ICS but will be upgraded to Jelly Bean early 2013. In addition, the design is strikingly similar to the Nexus 4 that is launching today and has a glass backing – which makes it feel a bit more premium than other plastic devices on the market. Other notable specs have the Optimus G with 2GB RAM, 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front-facing camera and a 2100mAh battery.

Rogers has the 2,600MHz LTE Optimus G available online now, $129.99 on a 3-year and $599.99 on a month-to-month. Bell is selling it for $649.95 outright. TELUS has now listed the Optimus G for $129 on a 3-year, or $650 outright. SaskTel has not gone live yet, but will be available today.

Check out our full review of the Optimus G here.

  • Jessy

    Going to test it tonight.

  • brunes

    Locked bootloader with old OS, means stuck with no updates == non starter. Another great phone runined by a locked bootloader.

  • General Gustov

    Just waiting on WIND to see what devices they will pick up

  • Sean

    This would be a good phone if the Nexus 4 didn’t exist

  • Jessy

    Wait, Bell is offering the phone on a 3-year contract for $224.95? That’s not good.

    • Sean

      Nope $150

    • Tyson

      Pricing at Bell confirmed for $129.95 on a 3 year, not available on 1 and 2 years

    • Jessy

      The price was $124.95 the first time I checked. They changed it to 129.95.

  • mggiphone

    Thinking of getting OptimusG.
    Who can confirm if the Bell version has FM radio included ?
    I do not want to depend on data for FM radio, so I wanted to have a proper FM receiver. I know the Note2 does not have it.

  • It’s all about the Nexus!

    Nexus 4 all day every day!

  • Miknitro

    Only way you’d find that in my pocket is if I won it, an I would be on my way to sell it for a N4.

  • XR999

    Sorry LG, but you burned too many users in the past for me to consider buying a phone that relies on you keeping your promises for updates (since you locked the damn bootloader).

    Meanwhile the Nexus 4 is nearly identical spec wise, minus LTE and larger storage options, is backed by Google, launches with Jelly Bean 4.2 (not ICS) and costs almost half the price outright. If I was going to buy LG hardware, the Nexus 4 wins every time.

  • GOD

    you forgot something really interesting: its comes with 32gb of space instead the standard 16gb like other device

  • multimobile

    I tried the phone and it has nothing to do with the previous LG phones. it’s really quick and the touch screen is amazing. 129$ on a 3 year contract is a good deal.

  • mggiphone

    Ordered mine. Will see if I keep it. Moving from iPhone4s to this. If it is not good LG is going out the door and probably never coming back, ever.