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Video: LG Takes Us on a 6-Minute Tour of the Optimus G

We just left the LG Optimus G event in NYC and will have video and photos from it up shortly, but for now, we recommend that you watch this video that LG has put together. While this phone boasts some of the most impressive specs on the planet, LG didn’t want to stop there. They created an entirely new UX with interactive features that help you “cross-task.” 

In the video, you’ll get to see the Optimus G and its quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor wipe the the floor with the competition in a Quadrant benchmark. After that, you get to see live zooming in videos, Q-Slide transparency multi-tasking, QuickMemo for capturing a note from any screen, and the phone’s ability to play a video on a TV while completing another task on the phone.

I’ve been harsh on LG in the past, but they are really creating some innovative new features with their latest Android skin.


  • feztheforeigner

    If that button on the right is a menu button I am out (HATE that on my S3).

    If it is the multi-tasking button I am in!

  • Ethan

    Honestly, I’m fascinated by the performance of this phone. The UI that LG put on this is absolutely amazing. No knock to JB or anything, but this is the most impressed I’ve been with an operating system this year. I’d love to see LG make a Nexus if they’re capable of something like this. (Doesn’t mean I’d buy it!)

  • Mario Mendez

    Take that LG haters. You have been served.

  • lgreg64

    Is it really a review or is this just a long commercial.

  • Amenemhat1

    nice skin, pretty impressive features. still hard to resist the temptation of not rooting a stock JB ROM though. I bet vanilla JB would fly on this thing! or AOKP, same difference!

  • HerroMoto

    Anyone else notice that keyboard looks exactly like the iPhone’s?

  • It is a SQUARE WITH ROUNDED CIRCLES!! apple will sue

  • shehippie

    Maybe now my husband will lay his enV touch to rest and get a real phone. LOL

  • Sven Enterlein

    The display looks too good to be real! I am waiting for the disclaimer “screen images simulated” 😀

  • Jason Burke

    Im seriously impressed. Granted I expected nothing from LG but this was pretty dang cool. I kept thinking that some of the features were pretty useless but cool nonetheless. I hope its enough to get LG back into the smartphone race

  • mustbepbs

    What’s with the TouchWiz-esque lockscreen complete with drip drop sounds?


    I’m very impressed with this. I’m looking at this more seriously to potentially buy since there is no word on the HTC “dlx” phone.

  • MKader17

    Holy crap! I just saw some features in a skin that I was very interested in having…. from LG!!!

  • Well, LG.. Initially I thought why LG got chance for Nexus device, but now— I am well impressed…

    However perfect you may be there is still room for improvement.. The new lock screen, cross multi-tasking, dual-screen_dual-task, reminds these words to me…

  • mbagasao

    Wow! That’s impressive! Now awaiting developers to port this to my GNex!

  • wickets

    this looks like its going to be *the phone* to own

  • Bigwavedave25

    OK, I’m impressed – UI and Specs.
    Not impressed by the simple brick form factor. Crystallized back panel is not enough, I need a little curve in there somewhere!

  • WOW!!!!! an LG just buried the i phone and stomped my gs3…….nice

  • rohicks

    As i said in the other post. The phone looks great except for that damn camera extruding out the back. I don’t understand the product designers.

  • DanWazz

    Phone looks good. If it wasn’t for that LG logo, it’d be comparable to how much I love the look of the GNex. The hardware is the only thing I’m a little jealous of since I bough my Nexus, but the capacitive buttons even it out. If LG makes this thing into a Nexus phone, and kills the capactive buttons, I might have to look into getting one.

  • MichaelFranz

    Could be my first LG since the LG Envy or Voyager….ROFLLL

    • Guest

      my s

  • Thank you for linking the video to YouTube! I browse almost exclusively on my phone, and being able to watch the video in its native app makes things so much easier. Cheers!

  • adb.push.Freedom

    I remember rocking a Venus back in the day with the little touch screen box at the bottom, then I bought the LG Dare with the full touch screen and I thought it was the coolest thing ever lol. Then I got my OG Droid and never looked back at LG in the rear view, it was then the DX and now Galaxy Nexus. But this looks nice

    • Bigwavedave25

      Oh yeah, my LG Dare was well loved. First touch memories.

  • i like it .. simple.. sleek.. thin… and it doesnt look to big either ..

  • Dan

    Ouch.. Charley bit my finger

  • I want some of these features on my GN Please and thank you 🙂 but good job LG

  • 13mp is the highest on smartphones? What about the HTC Titan 2 at 16mp and the Pureview 808 41mp lol

  • Very interesting, i’m going to have to wait on reviews and dev. support before jumping on that one. I sell cell phones everyday, and we all know how LG is.

  • Radgatt

    If this comes to Verizon I’ll pay full retail to keep unlimited data.

  • Buy This

    I’m extremely impressed. Good job LG

    • Buy This

      Also, that skin was not bad looking at all.

  • zUFC

    WOW!! that things prety nice. Might have to rethink about LG. I like that thing. How’s the batt supposed to be?

  • Liderc

    I have to be honest, this looks like a nice phone and I like its simplicity.

    Their skin is still hideous and I don’t trust them as a manufacturer, but overall – well done.

  • The S4 Pro handled all that bloat (decent bloat imo) well. I’m sold on the the processor. The deciding feature for this phone is the build quality. For myself, hackability and development as well.

  • JoeTi

    Wow. Looks nice! My sister in law has the T-Mobile G2X (first dual core US Android). Lots of potential but LG failed to update it with newer OS and bug fixes frequently enough to make it viable long term. let’s hope they don’t make the same mistake with this phone.

  • cleetose

    Capacitive buttons ruin it for me.

    • zUFC

      crap!!!!!! I didn’t notice that. Can somone please make a perfect phone that has EVERYTHING we want? please!!!!!! they are always missing a feature or two. Just when i thought I found my perfect phone they have to go backwards on something so simple. I hate Capacitive buttons. Why would they think anyone would want those. especially on such an advanced phone for advanced users.

    • Brandon White

      Why? On screen buttons take up screen space. Its annoying that I can’t use that space for the UI on my nexus. The only way they wouldn’t take up space would be to make the screen the size of the phone, which not many phones have. Physical buttons also tend to be more responsive when the OS gets overloaded.

      • cleetose

        Capacitive buttons take up just as much room as on-screen buttons, but on-screen buttons can hide when you don’t need them. And I have never found capacitive buttons to be very responsive.

  • New_Guy


  • Some of those features looked really nice, I can’t wait until stock Android absorbs the good ones. The thumbnail zooming in the gallery was really nice.

  • cancerous_it

    holy carp. i can’t believe i’m serious considering an LG phone as my next phone. LG has a deservedly bad rep but people forget that samsung made equally shittastic phones at one time.

    • New_Guy

      Yeah, everyone has to start somewhere. Hyundai is a great example that companies don’t have to always put out second-rate products. I’m glad that LG is finally stepping their game up.

  • WNflyer

    Very nice! The video zoom was definitely added with porn in mind. Boiiiiiiinnngggg.

    Looking forward to VZ screwing this one up.


    That transparent video player is slick!!

  • r0lct

    Kellex what was your impression of the speed? In some of the video it seemed to stutter.

  • All Day

    I like the UI features and the look of the phone, but always sigh when I see the batteries in these phones. I wish we could have a better selection of devices that will last an entire 4G day on one charge.

  • Sean Wood

    LG.. stepping it up… impressive compared to their last phone i picked up and played with at Verizon.

  • Jonathonflores

    If this thing comes unlocked, I’m on it.

  • ssss

    I am legit wowed by that video. This is the kind of game changer android needs to be able to separate from the pack and lead.

    • Nex__

      I gotta agree with that, some pretty impressive features.

  • T4rd

    Wow, LG may have actually created a competitive phone now. Those are some very intuitive features that aren’t found anywhere else now, many of which are improvements upon Touchwiz and Sense UIs. I really like the aesthetic design of the phone too, which is a first for me out of all LG’s previous smart phones.

    Too bad it probably won’t be on Verizon (my carrier) and even if it is, will have a locked bootloader =(.

  • the one

    looks pretty damn neat actually.

  • RedPandaAlex

    Awesome that they showed a benchmark in the video.

  • This is actually an impressive skin. Now, just to hear about battery life…


  • Chris Batson

    Actually kind of impressive on LG’s part.

    • FAL_Fan

      You said exactly what I was going to, it is truly impressive…especially from lg.

      • New_Guy

        Not a fan of custom skins. But, if you’re going to make one, might as well be sexy. I have ot admit that this thing is very nice. The zooming and cross/multi-tasking is just spectactular. Bravo LG *slow clap*

    • New_Guy

      I love the lock screen

      • DanWazz

        Yeah, I have to admit that the lockscreen is pretty cool. Way better than Samsung’s.

        • New_Guy


    • Very impressive all things considered. But the battery will be what, 30 minutes?

    • “Impressive…most impressive…” – Darth Vader

  • RedPandaAlex

    Google HAS to introduce simultaneous multitasking in the next version of Android. Both LG and Samsung have put in their own implementations, so Google really needs to step in and make it a standard feature to prevent further divergence.

  • Murphy


  • Marvin Tejada

    “No man should have all that power!”

    • paddypants

      no *one* man*

  • This phone looks amazing! I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these. Do we know anything in regards to release date? End of the year? Next year?

  • James

    Daddy Like!

  • so sick.. i must have…