LG Optimus G, a highly anticipated smartphone, one of the most feature rich smartphone, making waves and getting attention in other parts of the world, Korea, Japan, Unites States of America and Canada. On 31st January 2013, the LG Optimus G arrived in Singapore and was launched at the Jubilee Hall, Gardens By The Bay. This flagship smartphone will be available in Singapore from 2nd February 2013 at Starhub, M1 and Singtel stores.
I was at the official launch event and had a short hands on experience with the LG Optimus G that were present there for us to have a feel of the LG Optimus G and try it out. From my initial research and reading reviews of the LG Optimus G that was available in other parts of the world, there were rave reviews and quite highly rated. When I touched and tried the LG Optimus G for the first time, personally, I was very impressed with the LG Optimus G, the interface and feel of the smartphone. The screen was very rich in colours and resolution, besides, it was very smooth and allows easy movement on the smartphone screen.
The LG Optimus G packs a powerful quad-core CPU, Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor, together with LTE capabilities and 2GB of RAM, makes its Android Jelly Bean operating system zippy and responsive. This means that the device will be able to deliver blazing fast data transfer speeds using today’s 4G LTE telecommunication network. The LG Optimus G possesses the state-of-the-art display technologies including the Zerogap Touch and True HD IPS Plus Display from LG Innotek and LG Display harmonise to offer one of the slimmest, sharpest and clearest viewing experiences
LG Optimus G, the newest smartphone, offers LG unique User Experience (UX) and some of the UX functions showcase its multi-tasking capabilities and performance are:
- QSlide Function that can overlay two different screens simultaneously on one display, allowing users to do two things at once, such as send a text message or search the web while also watching a video;
- Live Zooming enhances the video-watching experience as users can zoom in up to five times while the video is being played so you’ll never miss another detail;
- Dual Screen Dual Play enables mirroring of displays between the smartphone and a TV, and also has the ability to display different content on each screen wirelessly. For example, a slide presentation can be displayed on the TV while the Optimus G shows the accompanying speaking notes;
- QuickMemo allows users to write, draw, or jot a memo with their finger directly on the captured screen for sharing instantly with others as an attachment or a URL. The QuickMemo can also be used as an overlay feature – like jotting down a number using the QuickMemo and directly dialling the number while the number is on the top layer;
In conjunction with the launch of Optimus G, LG Electronics Singapore is embarking on a campaign, ‘Change for Good’, to encourage and empower Singaporeans to make positive changes in their lives. A microsite,www.changeforgood.sg, is available for Singaporeans to make their pledges and connect with one another through the various social media platforms such as Twitter Instagram and Google+.A common hashtag (#ChangeGorGood) allows users to view and add to the campaign’s movement, making it a socially immersive campaign.
For more information about LG Optimus G, please visit www.lg.com.sg
For more information about LG’s “Change for Good” campaign, please visit www.changeforgood.sg.
Personally, I was mesmerised by the LG Optimus G and I did consider getting this Android smartphone for myself, having the best of both worlds (I am currently using an iPhone 5) of iOS and Android OS. I am considering to own this LG Optimus G, hopefully in the near future.
Here’s some technical specifications for the LG Optimus G :
CPU : Quad Core 1.5Ghz
Form Factor : DOP
2G: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
3G: DC-HSPA + 42Mbps 900/2100
Dimension( L x W x D)mm : 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45
Weight : 145g
Operating System : Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2/Optimus 3.0
Type : True HD IPS + LCD
Size : 4.7”
Resolution : WXGA (1280 x 768)
Type/Handwriting : In-cell touch sensor G2 LCD with multi touch/ Yes
Main/Front/Flash : 13MP AF/1.3MP/LED
Capacity/Type : 2,100mAh/Li-Polymer
Audio Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/AMR-NB/WAV/WMA
Video Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264
Audio Jack : 3.5mm
Bluetooth : 4.0 BLE
USB : 2.0 HS
Wi-Fi : 802.11A/B/G/N (Dual band)
GPS : A-GPS & GLONASS support
HDMI : MHL
NFC : Yes (Android Beam)
Internal RAM/Internal ROM : 2GB LP DDR2/32GB eMMC
DLNA : Yes
Wi-Fi Direct : Yes