LG Optimus LTE2 Hands-on
Until the next-gen iPhone is launched, the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be a sole leader in the market — even HTC’s most powerful smartphone, the One X, can’t compete with this beast. But everything has its beginning and end, and the S3’s glory lasted only a few days. Its triumph was stopped by the LG Optimus LTE2, and while the name doesn’t sound that impressive, the specs list and appearance of this handset really deserve much attention.
Though the LG Optimus LTE2 is still announced for Korea only, there is no doubt other markets will get it, too. The launch date for LG’s native country is set to be June, and a bit later we can all get our hands on the device. The Optimus LTE2 is exclusive in Korea, but some guys from AndroidCommunity and SlashGear have managed to get their hands on it.
The most attractive features of the LTE2 are the 4.7-inch True HD IPS touchscreen, which is better than the display found on the Galaxy S3, 2GB of RAM, which is identical to RAMs fitted on laptops, and a 2,150mAh battery for all-day battery life.
The other specs are good enough, too, though they can be found on almost any high-end Android device. I guess you’ll agree a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor, LTE support, full 1080p video recording capability, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.0 ICS Beam are on many Android smartphones. But LG has added some other custom features, too, like LG Tag+ and NFC support.
The design and the build quality of the phone are also great, and the soft-touch texture on the back gives a confidence that you won’t accidentally drop it. Shortly, everything is made at high level, and the Galaxy S3 (and the iPhone 5, too) has got some serious competition now.