One of the reasons people are now seriously considering the Nokia Lumia 920 over other top smartphones such as the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is because people are intrigued by the Windows Phone 8 experience. With iOS and Android more or less remaining the same, the prospect of a completely new interface does seem enticing. But if you’re not ready to completely let go of something familiar, perhaps the LG Optimus G is the way to go?
The LG Optimus G, LG’s new flagship Android-powered smartphone was launched in Korea yesterday, September 17th and has features that will allow it to hold its own against the Nokia Lumia 920 and other top-tier smartphones.
According to the spec sheet, the device will have a 4.7 inch screen with 1280 x 768 resolution which uses the new in-cell touch technology, allowing it to be brighter, thinner and less reflective. The LG Optimus G will be powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 32 GB flash memory and 2 GB RAM. The rear camera will be an impressive 13 MP shooter with flash while the front camera will have the standard 1.3 MP that we’ve gotten accustomed to. All this will be packed into a sexy 8.45 mm frame. The LG Optimus G will also have LTE, if that’s something that matters in your territory.
LG Optimus G is boasting of several new functions that may make the Android experience fresh. This list includes QSlide Function, Live Zooming, Dual Screen Dual Play, QuickMemo, Screen Zooming, Application Link and Icon Personalizer, plus camera funtionality such as Time Catch Shot, Cheese Shutter, Smart Shutter and Low Light Shot Noise Reduction.
Thinking of getting this instead of the Nokia Lumia 920? There is one downside though — the device will be shipping with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with no word of when it will be getting an official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade.
According to the Endgadget, the device retails for about $895. No word yet if any US carriers will be picking up the device.
Is the LG Optimus G a worthy alternative to the Nokia Lumia 920? Let us know what you think in the comments below!