While the Nexus 4 is still facing problems thanks to short supply, it's twin brother—the LG Optimus G—seems to be doing very well. According to GSMArena, the Optimus G has crossed the one million landmark. While it may not have sold as well as the Samsung Galaxy S III or Apple's iPhone 5, the figure is still impressive.
LG Optimus G announced with in-cell touch technology
If you are still waiting to get your hands on a Nexus 4, you could look at the hack that was created by some members of XDA-Developers that turns the Optimus G into the Nexus 4. Thanks to the hack, the software side would be identical to the Nexus 4, with the only differences being the physical appearance of the device. The hack does this by swapping every LG-customised software element with a Nexus 4 parallel. The hack turns off LTE, caps the internal storage at 8GB and requires using Nexus 4 firmware for future upgrades.
LG had originally launched the Optimus G back in August. This smartphone is loaded with a plethora of features that will surely entice anyone who is remotely interested in smartphone technology. As the first 1.5GHz Quad-Core LTE smartphone to utilise Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor, LG’s newest device will not only offer blazing fast performance, but also longer battery life, thinner profile, brighter display and a new touchscreen panel technology as a result of the vertically-integrated development process.
Here is a quick look at some of the main features of the LG Optimus G:
- 4.7-inch True HD IPS+ display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels
- LTE, 3G, EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi capabilities for net access
- GPS with A-GPS
- 13 megapixel camera with LED flash and 1.3 megapixel secondary camera up front
- 32GB of internal memory
LG Chem developed a new battery that offers greater energy capacity without compromising on size and weight. Standard mobile phone batteries have a lifespan of 500 charges in best-case conditions. Utilising LG Chem’s high-density technology, the battery that was developed for the new flagship smartphone provides more power than other similarly-sized batteries by running 60 percent more efficiently. The brand claims that the new battery has a lifespan of 800 cycles, a first for a mobile device.
LG Display’s contribution to the project was in the development of a new mobile display that is clearer than AMOLED displays but requires less power. LG Display’s True HD IPS+ Display is sharper than today’s AMOLED displays due to its high pixel density of 320ppi (1280 x 768 pixels) and Stripe RGB IPS Panel. This new display is capable of generating 470 nits of brightness while consuming 70 percent less power compared to others when displaying a white background. Furthermore, True HD IPS+ Display does not suffer from screen burn-in as AMOLED displays have been known to do.
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