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LG's Optimus G arrives in the UK

Wed Mar 27 2013, 17:45
LG Optimus G with Android 4.0 UK

KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG's Optimus G smartphone has gone on sale in the UK, courtesy of online retailer Expansys.

It's about time, too. LG told The INQUIRER back in September that its Optimus G smartphone would be released in the UK, following its unveiling in August. Although it's not the 'early 2013' release date LG had promised, the Optimus G went on sale in the UK at online retailer Expansys on Wednesday.

On the retailer's website the phone can be picked up for £469.99 SIM-free, and Expansys is promising that it has a fair few in stock. However, given the handset's delayed release LG might struggle to shift that many Optimus G smartphones, with the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 set to be let into the wild later this month.

That said, the LG Optimus G isn't a bad phone. The handset, which was upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean earlier this month, features a Qualcomm S4 Pro quad-core processor and a 4.7in screen, although unlike its two Android rivals this is not HD 1080p.

Still, the handset also features a 13MP rear-facing camera, built-in NFC technology, a 2,100mAh battery and 2GB of RAM.

"The Optimus G is a groundbreaking premium device not only in the history of LG but also in the smartphone industry," said Dr Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics.

"With the Optimus G, users will be able to experience unsurpassed UX features that will allow them to perform tasks that really enhance their daily lives."

Check out our LG Optimus G hands-on review. µ


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