Hands-on with the LG Optimus G (video)


  • First Poster


    • Osama

      yes, you’re the first loser of the day…

  • crunch204

    Yeah, but what about the battery? LG hasnt beena ble to grasp that challenge yet

  • Simian

    The UI looks almost TouchWiz-levels of suck but the rest of the package sounds nice. I wonder what the timeline for getting a 4.1 update will be.

    • Ron Mexico

      It’s LG, there won’t be a 4.1 update. The software it launches with is all you’ll get, ever.

  • Kristen

    Non-removable battery?? That kills it for me unfortunately.

  • Hilman

    Not an LG fan but looks like a very solid phone.

  • LolK

    Until LG learns to update their phones(Optimus 2x still at 2.2) no one should buy an LG phone. Seriously.

  • DocB

    No MicroSD slot? What am I supposed to do with my new 64 GB card???

  • Frank

    Amazing specs, but not a fan of the software- if this was an LG Nexus I’d be all over it in a heartbeat.

  • KevNIx

    what’s with the non-removable battery? These companies need to stop making ANDROID phones that way. First HTC, now LG. Who told them that is a good feature. What do you do when the battery starts giving out. That’s why I’ll be buying a Galaxy S3 phone.

  • Jack

    Why is the removeable battery such an import feature to you folks?
    Maybe if your phone lasted one work day, you wouldn’t need to carry a spare battery…. Like for the GS3.
    The razr v works like a charm and no need to replace the battery.

  • Mark

    The last LG phone I had didn’t even last 2 years and was unusable. How can I trust LG again?

  • AllanVS

    1:43 in the video… I think I spy a SGS3. *LOL*

  • imrangr1

    The non-removable battery isn’t as a big issue as missing the micro-SD slot. Function wise it’s step backward. Other then the iPhone 5 no phone vendor can fool you into buying a more GB phone with $100.00 mark-up for double GB.

  • Some Guy

    Was it just me, or was the hands on video kind of boring? Whose idea was it to shoot that video in front of a window? The automatic exposure of the video camera made it impossible to see the true quality of the screen of the phone, not that I would determine a phone’s screen quality by filming it, but I’m just saying…

    But all that aside, the specifications on this phone seem to look good, I’ve always enjoyed LG products, however we’ll how it does and how people like it.

    • Daniel Bader

      We were VERY limited in where we could shoot, and how far we could take the device.

    • Some Guy

      Oh, that’s unfortunate, but it makes sense, my apologies. Ultimately one would have to see the phone itself in order to get a true sense of how the phone is to use I suppose.

  • TheThought

    Why do people complain about non-removable batteries on phones but not for tablets?

  • SBR

    Canada only getting the 8mp camera version. Love the phone and still going to get it but I am extremely disappointed that LG shafted Canada in this respect. Such bs.

  • ByGeorge!

    I’m not hearing the best things about LG when it comes to Smartphones, but I know they make other really good products. The feedback seems that they are slow to post updates and that is a fair complaint – especially if things are not working properly. To be frank though, I’m drooling for this phone! The out-of-box specs seem incredible if not for the i/f, and 32GB is lots of storage, what with everyone having access to free or inexpensive always-accessible cloud storage. With the technology they’ve packed into it (which I believe is unmatched at this time), I wouldn’t want users opening the device to “fix” it either! Real tech folks will find a way to open it, strip it, mod it, etc. And if LG’s claim that the battery’s so effective, then why is it being trashed already if there are no benchmarks saying the battery dies in “4 hours”?!
    I really like the HTC One X although reviews haven’t been the best on that either. However, the users I spoke to really loved their devices! But I gotta say, I think this is the one for me.
    Next big Q: As it’s coming to Rogers, is it also coming to Fido?


    yo i****s, it has a non-removable battery and no expandable storage because it had to sacrifice it for the design. It’s worth it to get that premium look that they have made of the OG. They had to embed the battery to get the thinness, the 2000+battery and other goodies thats packed inside this device.

  • Romps

    Wonder when the SAMboys are going to start freaking out and saying this is the worst device ever.

  • Jason

    I think the camera will be dropped to 8mp in Canada.