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Optimus G

  • E970

Key Features

  • Powerful Snapdragon™ S4 Pro 1.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Seamless Performance with 2GB of RAM
  • Vivid 4.7" Zerogap Touch with True HD IPS Plus Display
  • Blazing-Fast 4G LTE* Connectivity
#1 RATED SMARTPHONE

#1 RATED SMARTPHONE

LG Optimus G is rated the best overall smartphone in the U.S. according to a leading consumer magazine as of 11/2012.

The Power of 4-in-1

The Power of 4-in-1

Performance Without Pause and Everlasting Endurance

Performance Without Pause and Everlasting Endurance

Express Yourself With QuickMemo™

Express Yourself With QuickMemo™

Capture any screen image, make notes with your finger, and share online, by text, email and more. Add a personal touch in all you do!

Cutting-Edge Multi-Tasking Using QSlide function

Cutting-Edge Multi-Tasking Using QSlide function

Work. Play. Simultaneously. Send an email or browse the web while watching a movie. QSlide lets you double your productivity - or fun - by simultaneously seeing two functions at once via transparent layers.

Share Your Vision

Share Your Vision

Turn your phone into a mobile theater or presentation center with SmartShare, enabling wireless sharing with bigger screens — and perform other tasks at the same time with Dual Screen Dual Play. Discreetly check notes on one screen while giving a presentation on another. Or send an email on your phone while watching a movie on your TV.

A Camera Without Compare

A Camera Without Compare

This advanced 8 MP camera with 1080p HD video recording leaves others behind — so you can, too. Featuring high-quality resolution and high-end features, it’s worthy of being the only camera you ever carry.

Sleek Design & Slim Bezel

Sleek Design & Slim Bezel

Put style on display with the contemporary design of Optimus G, featuring a slim Zerogap Touch and embedded battery unibody elegance, creating a sleek exterior and refined profile.

Flawless Clarity

Flawless Clarity

Watch your favorite movies and videos and play games in impressive detail with the Optimus G’s stunning 4.7” True HD IPS Plus Display. You’ll get clear, distortion-free content with natural, accurate color, sharp images via super-high pixel density (768 x 1280), and a stripe RGB IPS Panel with a 15:9 aspect ratio.

Durability Without Compromise

Durability Without Compromise

Be strong and sensitive. Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 is 20% thinner than previous versions, giving Optimus G a slim profile at just 0.33” thin. Yet, it offers strong protection, front and back, to keep up with your active lifestyle.

Zerogap Touch

Zerogap Touch

Bring the latest display technology to your fingertips with Zerogap Touch, a highgloss tempered glass design featuring a clearer picture, minimized reflections, better outdoor visibility, and super responsive touch input.

LIFE IS SWEET

LIFE IS SWEET

With the Optimus G, everything is a little bit sweeter. Relax while Android™ 4.1.2 Jelly Bean takes control and accomplishes simple tasks, giving you the user experience you’ve dreamed of… no matter what your personal flavor.

Google Play™

Google Play™

At Google Play™, you can browse and download thousands of free and paid apps from around the world.

Mobile Accessories

Mobile Accessories

Get all the fixings for your LG mobile phone (accessories sold separately).

Technical Specifications
Carrier AT&T
Form Factor Bar
Camera Yes
Smartphone Android™-Powered
Touch Screen Yes
Web Yes
Specifications
Type Smart Phone
Form Factor Bar
4G Technology HSPA+, LTE**
Processor 1.5 GHz Quad-Core
Network GSM Quad Band/UTMS Tri Band/LTE Dual Band***
Frequencies GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, HSPA+21 Mbps 850/1900/2100 MHz, LTE Cat. 3 CSFB 700/1700 MHz**
Dimensions 5.15" (H) x 2.82" (W) x 0.33" (D)
Weight 5.19 oz.
Display 4.7" (768 x 1280) True HD IPS Plus Display
Touch Screen Yes
Battery Capacity 2,100mAh
Talk Time Up to 10 hours*
Standby Time Up to 13.5 days*
Internal Memory 32 GB total memory (16GB built in memory and 16GB microSD card), and support for up to 64 GB of expandable memory.
* Certain features may use more power and cause actual time to vary.
** All listed frequency support is network/carrier specific. When roaming, network specific frequency support may not be available. Check with your network provider to see if and to what extent they offer support for this device.
LG and Android™ Enhancements
Android™ Platform Android™ 4.1.2 Platform (Jelly Bean)
Preloaded Apps Chrome™, Gmail™, Google+™, Latitude™ , Maps, Messenger, Navigation, Play Books™, Play Magazines™, Play Movies & TV™, Play Music™, Play Store™, Search™, Talk™, Voice Search, and YouTube™
Connectivity
Network AT&T 4G LTE Network*,***
Bluetooth® Version 4.0+LE
Mobile Hotspot Share a 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices*
Wi-Fi® Connectivity 802.11b/g/n
GPS S-GPS For Enhanced Location Accuracy
* All listed frequency support is network/carrier specific. When roaming, network specific frequency support may not be available. Check with your network provider to see if and to what extent they offer support for this device.
Entertainment
Dual Screen Dual Play Share content with a larger display while performing other tasks on the device
Live Zooming Zoom in/out on videos during playback
Video Player Resume Play Function; supports DivX,® WMV, MP4, 3GP, and 3G2 Formats
Music Player Supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, and WAV Formats
SmartShare Share media wirelessly to DLNA®- enabled devices
Video Wiz Make and edit your own movies
Media Sync (MTP) Transfer files or synchronize with Windows® Media Player
USB and Bluetooth Tethering Share your phone’s Internet connection with your computer
Accelerometer Control games by turning and tilting phone**
Camera/Video
Front-Facing Camera 1.3 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera for Video Chat
Rear-Facing Camera 8.0 Megapixel HD Rear-Facing Autofocus Camera and Camcorder
Camera Resolutions Up to 3264 x 2448 (default)
Full HD Video Recording Up to 1920 x 1080 (1280 x 720 default)
Video Resolutions Record video in 1080p for sharing or playing on a larger display
Audio Recording Record video with or without sound
Interactivity
Zerogap Touch Touch input is built into the display, reducing device size
QSlide Perform two functions simultaneously on the same screen (ex. watch a movie and reply to a text)
QuickMemo™ Create and share personalized memos by taking screen captures and adding handwritten drawings or messages
Android Beam Share contacts, web pages, and more via Near Field Communication (NFC)
LG Tag+ Preset, individual phone profiles activated using NFC technology tags
Web Yes
Wise Ringtone Ringtone volume automatically adjusts volume based on ambient noise
AT&T Messages™ Access your text and picture messages, call history, and voicemail all in one place
AT&T Navigator® Spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° destination views
Eco Mode Extend battery life by optimizing CPU control
Connect to Social Networks Send quick updates to Google+, Twitter®, Facebook®, and other social networks. Applications downloaded from Android Market.

What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good (for the novice) Well recieved the phone in excellent condition , That being said, I know i am kinda "hard" on my equipment, this phone held up a lot better than others i have had in the past. Again.... that being said soon after Rooting it, all sorts of issues starting happening . (and of course AT&T cant have anything to do with me or the phone.) other than that an excellent gift, dont know if i would pay the asking price for it in the store.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refuse to upgrade This is my third LG phone. I've had the Optimus G for 2 years now. I can easily upgrade but this one works so well that I do not see a need to. I cannot count the number of time i have dropped this phone, sat on it and more... but it just keeps working! Love this product.
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone Love this phone. Could do without all the useless included apps.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super fast and very durable Everything worked as advertised. Dropped it one too many times, but not a scratch. Gorrila glass indeed! Hoping there's a firmware for Kitkat. If there's one thing that needs improvement, then i would like that the power button be more subdued, not protruding. Performance-wise...AWESOME!
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome phone! This is the best phone I've ever had. It was very easy to learn to use. I like the length the battery stays charged....I LOVE the size!
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!! This phone is a sorry excuse for a phone my phone shattered BY ITSELF! And I was told that there was nothing that could be done. It is not durable at all. My phone nearly fell 2 feet and cracked and left me with no sensory on the bottom half. It also freezes up quite often and closes apps by itself as well. Overall LG should have thought things over with this phone. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND!!
Date published: 2014-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great service from this phone really like the phone. fast, very adaptable, lots of storage, would like the new g3 but this phone works great/
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't buy this phone! I've had this phone with at&t for about 7 months before it started acting up. I could not access the settings menu no matter what i tried. I took it to an at&t store and they could not fix the problem, they said it was a a problem with the phone and it was nothing that could be fixed, even by a factory reset. I ended up getting a second phone since it worked good for the first months i had it and i figured that the chances of it happening again were highly unlikely. However, i was mistaken in about two months i had the same problem, but i just kept the phone this time, and now about two months after that problem my phone shut off and will not turn on it at some points it lights up and says low battery but when it shut off the battery was over half full and it will not charge.I can not wait to be done with this phone, and get something that actually works.
Date published: 2014-06-25
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