The LG Optimus G was the company’s way of formally introducing quad-core mobile CPUs to the U.S with LTE support on board. Manufacturers have been using the Snapdragon S4 chip for the U.S as global quad core chips had no LTE support. But thanks to the new S4 Pro chip, quad core goodness finally came to the U.S. The smartphone has been available on Sprint and AT&T for $199.99 since quite some time now, and you will be pleased to hear that the device is now only $99.99 for existing and new customers on either of the carriers when buying on Amazon Wireless. Even though the Optimus G seems a little obsolete after the LG Nexus 4 was announced, this deal is too good to be missed. You might want to hurry up to avail the offer, as it might be a limited period promotion.
The Optimus G has slightly different specs for AT&T and Sprint, but merely looking at what Sprint is offering, it might not be a bad idea to lean more towards the carrier. The device packs a 4.7-inch True HD IPS LCD (768 x 1280), a 1.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 8MP rear camera on the AT&T version and a 13MP sensor on the Sprint version along. Both the smartphones feature a 1.3MP front facing camera for video calls and self portraits. The Sprint version offers 32GB of onboard storage with no microSD card slot, while the AT&T version comes with 16GB of storage but with an expandable storage via the microSD card slot. There’s a hefty 2GB of RAM, 2,100 mAh battery and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich powering the device. The Optimus G is believed to be the background for the LG Nexus 4, which features identical specs. Since the latter has the privilege of being a Nexus device, it is imperative that people will be more inclined towards it. But since the Nexus 4 isn’t available for purchase right now, it might not be a bad idea to have a look at the Optimus G as it pretty much has the same features, and even better in some areas. Surprisingly, the Sprint Optimus G comes with NFC tags while the AT&T version doesn’t.
Users on AT&T and Sprint should waste no time in grabbing this beauty from LG. Thankfully, both the devices are in stock. So you shouldn’t face any issues in getting this one, unlike the Nexus 4. It’s easy to forget stalwarts of the mobile world when something new arrives, and the Optimus G is a good example of that. What do you think of the deal? Will you be getting one yourself? Let us know.