The recent onslaught of LTE devices in Canada has been nothing short of impressive – everything from internet sticks, tablets and high0end smartphones. Bell has been pumping out the LTE products and they will soon release the LG Optimus LTE to the masses. This beast of a smartphone falls under their “Superphone” category as it comes with a dual-core processor, a large, high-quality display and is capable of fast download speeds.
Quick rundown of this device: It’s powered by Android OS 2.3.5 and there’s no word if it’ll get upgraded OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the answer is probably yes at some point. This is LG’s flagship device and the showstopper, besides the 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and 8MP camera that shoots 1080p HD videos, is the glorious 4.5-inch display – this thing is ridiculously gorgeous and when watching videos you’ll forget it’s on a smartphone. The colours are clear, vivid and stunningly beautiful.
LG stated in the official press release a month ago that the Optimus LTE features a ‘True HD IPS’ display which offers advanced resolution, brightness and clarity and shows colors in their most natural tones, as they were meant to be seen”. You’ll see in the video below how LG has made this happen – the resolution on the Optimus LTE is 1280 x 720 and has a ppi (pixel per inch) of 329. Competing devices such as the Apple iPhone has 326 ppi and the Samsung Galaxy SII has 218 ppi – however, the Optimus LTE doesn’t beat the recently announced LTE HTC Rezound that has a 342 ppi (hitting Verizon in the States and no word yet on a Canadian release date).
Overall, the device is really impressive. Curved edges all around, lightweight – mainly because it’s all plastic – at 135 grams, has a 1.3 front-facing camera, Wi-Fi and can create a Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA and dimensions are 32.9 x 67.9 x 10.4 mm. In addition, the Optimus LTE has an 1830 mAh battery so it should last you the day, but depends on what you’re doing.
We’ll follow up with a full review of the Bell LG Optimus LTE, but in the meantime check out the video below.