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LG Optimus G

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Optimus G is a phenomenal piece of hardware that combines refined design with superb build quality and provides gobs of performance without sacrificing battery life.

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83 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

80
Ljg00
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
rajasekhar
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
renemelzer
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
82
Average Critic Score
 
80
CNET
With its speedy internals, LTE data speeds, and stunning screen, the LG Optimus G is one of the phone-maker's best handsets so far, but it can't escape its weak battery and camera.
 
80
SlashGear
This device is the most well-refined package that LG has ever delivered, with a generous amount of processing power, a high-class physical feel, and a final product that finally does justice to the display power LG has been bringing on for months in past devices.
 
80
Computerworld
LG seems to have arrived at the smartphone party wearing a great outfit and fabulous jewelry. But Apple may have already moved on to the after-party with its many friends.
 
80
DroidLife
The LG Optimus G on AT&T is a fabulous device. The display is one of the best displays you will find on a smartphone, the hardware specs are the best in the business, battery life is above average ... and the UI experience, while custom, doesn’t suck.
 
80
IntoMobile
In an uphill battle for relevance, LG has come out with a sharp right hook. The Optimus G is a great device that certainly shows the world that it isn't going anywhere. We saw some great things comes from the LG Optimus 4XHD, and the Optimus G builds upon that.
 
80
PC Mag
The LG Optimus G for Sprint is the fastest Android phone today, but it isn't the best Android phone on Sprint.
 
90
Ubergizmo
It is fair to say that the LG Optimus G is an excellent smartphone. When compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3, ... it delivers a state-of-the-art product design in an ultra-thin body with a better build quality than its rival.
 
80
Mobiledia
Overall, the Optimus G is one of LG's best smartphones to date. If you're going to buy one, the Sprint version edges out AT&T's edition based on the software alone. But either one is a solid choice.
 
90
phoneArena
For the first time in a long time, it’s quite possible that LG’s fortunes might turn around for the better thanks to the LG Optimus G, especially when it’s packing that dreamy combination of a mighty quad-core processor and 4G LTE connectivity.
 
90
Phone Scoop
Wow, LG. Well done. I've been disappointed with nearly every smartphone made by LG for the last few years. The Optimus G erases those failures and elevates the game. The Optimus G may not be perfect, but it is as close as LG has ever come to perfection.

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