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Old November 15th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sprint Optimus G First Impressions

Hi all,

Brand new to the forums but have been browsing the past few weeks following the Nexus 4 launch. Being on Sprint, and not wanting to take the plunge to TMO or ATT because of my excellent plan/deal on Sprint, I decided to get the Optimus G (OG). My heart really wanted the Nexus 4, and I was going back and forth for awhile about it.

First impressions coming from the original Evo 4g:
The screen is extremely impressive. I was not sure about the size of it at first hating how all these new phones are so large. But now after using it for a day, I think the size is perfect. I wouldn't consider the GS3 because of how large the damn screen is.

Next, the phone is really light and thin, surprisingly so. I can see how people think the phone isn't well made because it doesn't have the brick feel of an iphone 4s and whatnot. But it's quite the opposite, the glass on both sides is excellent and well made, maybe a thinner quality glass? An insanely beautiful phone. Colors, like reds are really rich and deep.

ICS runs snappy of course. Hopefully we get JB, 4.2 that is, soon. The LG UI overlay is actually fairly nice. I prefer it to the HTC overlay. I have never rooted a phone before, but hopefully soon I will if that means I can run stock JB on this phone?

I have had no issues with the screen turning off/on or anything like some have complained about. The phone downloaded a software update immediately, which apparently addressed these issues.

Overall, I am absolutely impressed with the device, and am proud to be rocking the new LG phone. I haven't had it long enough to note the battery life, but I put it into eco mode for today to see how it lasts.

My initial plan was to test it out for the 14 day trial period, and maybe bail for the N4 on TMO, but that plan was abandoned within minutes of using the OG. Sure I will always want a N4 and be jealous of those that do, but for those in my kind of situation, hopefully this thread will make you really consider the OG.
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