LG Optimus G: Launch & Unboxing

The LG Optimus G is finally launched in Singapore on the last week of January 2013. It is LG’s premium flagship model for its range of Android-powered smartphones. LG Optimus G will be available in Singapore from 2nd February 2013 at Starhub, M1 and Singtel stores. Pre-order is also available via Starhub and M1.

Since its launch in Korea, Japan and the United States last year, LG Optimus G have garnered numerous awards and accolades, notably; Innovation Award at the Korea Electronic Show, the Design and Engineering Award at CES Innovations 2013, and the iF Product Design Awards 2013.

Check out the launch images below.

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Check out the specifications below.

Specifications
CPU : Quad Core 1.5Ghz
Form Factor : DOP
Network : 2G: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
 3G: DC-HSPA + 42Mbps 900/2100
 LTE: 1800/2600
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
Display
Type : True HD IPS + LCD
Size : 4.7”
Resolution : WXGA (1280 x 768)
Touch
Type/Handwriting : In-cell touch sensor G2 LCD with multi touch/ Yes
Camera
Main/Front/Flash : 13MP AF/1.3MP/LED
Battery
Capacity/Type : 2,100mAh/Li-Polymer
Audio/Video
Audio Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/AMR-NB/WAV/WMA
Video Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264
Audio Jack : 3.5mm
Data Connectivity
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)
Memory
Internal RAM/Internal ROM : 2GB LP DDR2/32GB eMMC
Advanced Features
DLNA : Yes
Wi-Fi Direct : Yes


I am fortunate to receive this brand new set of LG Optimus G in a lucky draw conducted during the launch. I have taken photos of the unboxing. The initial usage indicated that this will be my -main phone for a long time to come. I will also be posting a review of this phone within 40 days  - as some of my friends believed that ONLY when a phone has gone through a live-in review of 30 days will they take postings of such reviews, seriously. Since I am going to be using this phone as my main phone, I believe it will be a good testament – or bad, if somehow LG Optimus G fails to live up to its hype. My review posting will indicate as such.

My review posting will also include the following highlights of the phone that I have yet to try, given that I am just trying it out. So by the time I post the review, you will see if the highlights are worth getting the LG Optimus G.

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 addition, smart and fun camera features in Optimus G will allow for capturing and seizing those special moments in our lives. Utilising a camera resolution of 13MP, users will have the opportunity to capture their favourite scenes with:

Smart Shutter senses camera vibration or the movement of the subject and automatically adjust the shutter speed for the best shot;

Time Catch Shot enables the user to choose the best among various shots taken before the shutter button is pressed;

Cheese Shutter takes photos easily with voice activation command just by saying cheese, kimchi, smile or even LG;

Low Light Shot Noise Reduction employs a light monitoring system and activates when the camera is used in a low-light situation for the least amount of noise.

In the meantime, check out the images of the unboxing below. :)

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As of this post, the following is an offer from Singtel.

Singtel Offer for LG Optimus G

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Article by Mohd Hisham

Focus on technology, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Dementia and supporting several other social causes. Write mostly about the independent Arts scene in Singapore as well as the general works as organized by the various government bodies. Has a fascination with photography and indulge in a little mix of video editing. Very keen on living the social media experience without going over the top.
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