LG Optimus G for AT&T Hands-on: An Android Powerhouse with a Slick Camera
When it rains, it pours. Android fans are getting hit with a glut of quad-core-powered 4G LTE devices all at once, and one of the first to hit the market will be LG’s Optimus G for AT&T. This is the first time we’ve seen a carrier specific version of the Optimus G, and should come as no surprise that it looks very much like the Optimus G we saw early last month.
The 4.7-inch G is powered by a a 1.5-GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM and offers up 32GB of on-board storage. It’s rear cover features a tight thatching pattern and is covered in a glossy coating that, unfortunately, picked up fingerprints rather quickly.
Unlike the Optimus G we previously saw, which came packed with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, AT&T’s iteration includes a less powerful 8-MP shooter. The smaller camera does, however, allow the lens to lay flush with the G’s back panel rather than sticking out slightly like the 13-MP lens.
As with the Optimus G we previously saw, AT&T’s version runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich and includes LG’s slick camera app, which allows you to zoom in on natively saved videos, as well as view videos while using other apps at the same time.
Check back with us for our fill review of the Optimus G for AT&T later this month.