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Optimus G

  • LS970

  • Discontinued Product

Key Features

  • 1.5GHz quad-core 4G LTE smartphone with 2GB of RAM with up to 13hrs talk-time
  • Advanced 13MP Digital Camera
  • Clear 4.7” True HD IPS Plus Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Mass Storage 32GB Internal Memory
Technical Specifications
Carrier Sprint
Form Factor Bar
Camera Yes
Smartphone Android™-Powered
Touch Screen Yes
Web Yes
Type Smart Phone
Form Factor Bar
4G Technology CDMA, LTE**
Processor 1.5 GHz Quad-Core
Frequencies 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS,800 MHz CDMA**
Data Transmission EVDO Rev. A, LTE
Dimensions 5.19" (H) x 2.71" (W) x 0.33" (D)
Weight 5.11 oz.
Display 4.7" (768 x 1280) True HD IPS Plus Display
Battery Capacity 2,100mAh
Talk Time Up to 13 hours*
Internal Memory 32 GB
* 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)
Improved User Experience Personal menu organization, home screen clean view, and more
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™
Network Sprint 4G LTE Network*,**
Bluetooth® Version 4.0
Mobile Hotspot share a 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.**
Wi-Fi® Connectivity 802.11b/g/n
Qualcomm Enhanced Location Service Aids in determing device location and helps conserve battery power when using location-based apps
* Sprint’s 4G LTE Network not available everywhere.
** 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.
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**
Front-Facing Camera 1.3 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera for Video Chat
Rear-Facing Camera 13.0 Megapixel HD Rear-Facing Autofocus Camera and Camcorder
Camera Resolutions Up to 4208 x 3120 (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
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
Eco Mode Extend battery life by optimizing CPU control
Sprint ID Downloadable packs of applications and content to easily and quickly customize your phone
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 Great phone I bought this phone 2.5 years ago and it served it's purpose well. The battery life was great at first, however, within the past few months it has started acting up; when the phone would hit 30% battery life, a red X would appear at the top as if there was no service and if not put on the charger right away, the phone would die. If the phone died and you plugged it in afterwards, the battery life would shoot back up to 50%. Also, the camera function became a little screwy as well; after taking a picture it would take a longer than usual to show you the picture you had just taken. Come to find out, the camera would take it's own pictures and you would have to go in and delete them all in hopes it wouldn't take any more in the mean time. All in all, this phone has served me well and I would recommend it, however, I'm sure since this is an older phone, you could probably find a better one.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from needs fixing asap so my brother gave me this phone at first and i liked the phone it worked perfectly and all that but the battery life is horrible. for example i can have it on the charger till its fully charged than it died on 98% and than when i tried to turn it on it would say that the phone died and i would have to charge it again. when i leave it on the charger for a little bit it last for like probably half and hour than boom dies on 90 percent... this needs some serious fixing
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Your Average Phone It was my first smartphone and I instantly fell in love with its low price & great features. Q memo and the knock knock feature makes this phone unique and easy to understand.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very decent & does the things I want and need! Been using it for 2 years - Everything I expect with a smart phone! Unless you want more features, get an upgrade.
Date published: 2015-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best LG I've ever owned I absolutely love the phone. I used to have the Lg Optimus s and after owning that I never thought I'd own another LG device. But then Bought this and I'm glad I did. It has a great camera, nice processor, a lot of memory for apps and music. Nice screen size. The battery could have been a little better but, its great.
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from it is a good product It worked fine while I had it. the Phone had a drawback and is the reason why I no longer have it. Once you crack the screen you can no longer use it. It cost nearly as much to replace the screen as it did for the phone itself.
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I have a LG optimus G with sprint, what a lie. while researching this phone it was said to have a 1.7 GHz processor, unfortunately not. its placed with a buggy Qualicomm 1.5ghz. There are a lot of built in features in this phone, however you will use none of them, for example you can watch a video and cruise trough the web or play a game. But once this video is over it will not play the next, it also takes away a lot of the devices performance and is really distracting and not useful all together. 2GB of RAM (memory) may seem like enough but you will be lucky to free up 1.2GB's. Next lets talk about everyone's favorite site and app, YouTube, short to say it doesn't work on the LG Optimums G. You can only watch a video if you are connected to Wi-Fi, in which the phone will only show a loading screen for a video if you are on data(you can wait forever and it wont work). The phone also will randomly turn off its Wi-Fi and switch to data crashing the app and loosing your place in the video. the music player will stop collecting music after 100+ songs. It is build with no quality and cheap material, I alone have had my 2.5mm headphone jack replaced, the battery replaced, and the connection between the micro USB and battery repaired. keep in mind i keep a protective duel layer case on my phone at all times and have only dropped it once or twice from a short distance. Now done with that lets talk about the extreme temperatures it will rise to just by watching a t.v show or movie, If i could i would add a screenshot and a photo of this. After watching a movie my phones temperature raised to 170 degrees Fahrenheit. I do have to say the 13mp camera does look quite nice for a phone. Again back to bad things, phone will have an incredible staggering amount of lag ON THE HOME screen if you have more than 2 things running in the background. I took screenshots of error messages i received while randomly doing nothing or on the web; "unfortunately the process has stopped." and "home isn't responding. Do you want to close it?", ask me if you want those pictures. DON'T YOU DARE LOOK at its battery life according to LG, at most 1 game ( i used Asphalt 8 Airborne to test this) you will get if your lucky little last than an hour three quarters (hour and forty five minutes). Like a lot of phone it had the king of all phone problems it randomly restarts itself for no reason. I use DU Speed Booster, CM security, and DR. Web for virus and malware protection and system optimization. I have had this phone for more than a year (more than enough time to get acquainted with ones phone).
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All Around Great Product! Very happy with the camera, features, quality, and durability! After trying all of the other popular smartphones, there was always something that kept me from being fully satisfied. Very happy to of discovered this product; I enjoy everything about this, especially how the Home Screens can be customized almost anyway I choose. Excited to see the G3!
Date published: 2014-06-04
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