The LG Optimus G running on the Sprint network launched in mid November of last year. Recently found in the Amazon Wireless store online at the bargain basement retail price of $49 on contract on the Sprint network, this is the first smartphone that was designed around the Qualcomm Fusion 3 chip set. If you are unfamiliar with that designation, you are not alone. However, tech analysts say that the pairing of a 1.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC processor and a 2G / 3G / LTE compatible radio is a good thing, and early sales support seems to echo that sentiment.
While still offering a large 4.70 inch display, the handset is slightly smaller and not as wide as the popular Galaxy S III. Delivering the Sprint ID service, owners of the LG Optimus G can customize their phone with 59 preselected groupings of their favorite music, news and other apps and widgets. For instance, country music lovers may want to download the Country Music Television ID pack, and sports enthusiasts will enjoy the ESPN Sprint ID package.
With optional Power Saver and Eco Mode features battery power is conserved, and the Power Saver software immediately kicks in once your battery power falls below 30%. It then adjusts your handset’s settings according to standards which you chose and set previously. If you choose the Eco Mode, your LG Optimus G 4G smartphone conserves battery power by using only 2 of the 4 processing cores. This is optional, and you can turn Eco Mode on or off as you see fit.
The handset is super slim at 0.33 inches (8.45 mm), but the display is big at 4.70 inches. That True HD IPS+ Touch Hybrid display is WXGA quality, and the LG Optimus G is the first smartphone from that manufacturer to deliver Zerogap Touch technology. Usually, there is a very slim layer of air located between the LCD panel and the exterior glass, and Zerogap Touch science does exactly what the name implies, removing that layer of air. This provides truer colors, easier viewing outdoors and in direct sunlight, and at extreme angles.
Pixel density runs 318 pixels per inch, at the upper end of the smartphone marketplace, and resolution runs 768 x 1,280 pixels overall. A full 16 million separate colors can be found on displays, and a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass offers scratch resistance. Talk time is above average at 13.0 hours from a single battery charge, and 2.0 GB of RAM system memory and 32 GB of built-in storage are on board. Built into the back of the LG Optimus G is a 13.0 megapixel camcorder with voice activation, recording video in 1,080P HD resolution. The handset also offers Dolby Mobile sound enhancement for its built-in music player, as well as a built-in YouTube video player.