The LG Optimus G 4G Android smartphone originally released with the Android operating system present out-of-the-box. That 4.0 Android OS was long-awaited, but needed some tweaking as far as speed and overall user experience was concerned. Rolling out first in Korea, the LG Optimus G is currently undergoing an update to the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 operating system, which provides a smoother and quicker user interface, cleans up a lot of the clutter which was on the previous OS, and improves camera operability.
The LG Optimus G landed on the Sprint 4G LTE network in the United States in early November of last year. Arriving in a sleek black chassis, the handset delivers one of the largest displays in the entire smartphone marketplace in a high resolution format, but manages to arrive in a form factor that is not as big or wide as popular smartphones like the Galaxy S III. The screen encompasses nearly the entire front of the handset, making for an almost nonexistent bezel.
While the Galaxy S III is only slightly bigger and wider, by stretching the high resolution display across the entire face of the LG Optimus G, the 4.70 inch screen gets all your focus. Delivering battery saving Power Saver and Eco Mode features, the LG Optimus G also delivers a Video Wiz application which allows you to combine several still photos and edit video. You can also use a stylus to doodle or draw on the screen with the included QuickMemo app.
And working in congress with the powerful quad core central processor is the QSlide function, which allows you to watch videos or movies while browsing the web, checking and sending e-mails or shooting out text messages. Slim for a smartphone at only 0.33 inches (8.45 mm), the LG Optimus G is the first smartphone offering by that manufacturer to deliver the new Zerogap Touch technology. This removes the layer of air that usually exists on a mobile handset between the exterior glass and the LCD panel.
That technology provides truer colors and better viewing outdoors, and resolution runs 768 x 1,280 pixels on the LG Optimus G. That IPS LCD display is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass, and single charge talk time runs 13.0 hours. The quad core CPU has been clocked at 1.5 GHz, and joins 32 GB of built-in storage and 2.0 GB of RAM system memory in the hardware package. The LG Optimus G for Sprint delivers a 13.0 megapixel camcorder with voice activation, which records video in 1080P HD resolution.