LG Optimus LTE Complete review and specifications : First impressions of the 4.5-inch flagship Android

LG Optimus LTE Complete review and specifications

2011 was the year of smartphones – and a mobile phone manufacturers the past few months has slept pretty deeply. LG took place since the Mobile World Congress last February to see anything really interesting. Now the Koreans report back with a bang: The Optimus LTE has a 4.5 inch HD display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core fast processor and a wireless module for the UMTS successor LTE. Whether this is enough to create a comeback in the mobile market?

Our colleagues at have already had the opportunity to get to a press event in New York, the new hope of LG in the fingers. There, the U.S. provider of AT & T marketed device goes by the name Nitro HD – but we are accountable to the fact that the smartphone will be introduced to this country in the coming weeks as LG Optimus LTE.


The dominant feature of the LG Optimus LTE for the 4.5-inch display, which the manufacturer is true HD AH-called IPS. With a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixel display, it brings the ppi on the same pixel density as the iPhone 4 with the 326th In addition, the screen is extremely bright. LG confirms him a maximum luminance of 500 cd / m².

Given the technical data it is no surprise that the large display can also be seen in practice, very bright and glorious. The colors are very vivid and realistic. A final verdict, however, we are only able to give, if we can use the LG smartphone next to the giant cell phone direct competitor Titan HTC and Samsung Galaxy Nexus place.

After we finally losgeeist but from the high resolution display, let’s take a look at the rest of the smartphone. The black of the housing is broken only here and there by a couple of fine metallic silver accents, which run around the lens of the camera and the LG logo on the back. The shape with rounded corners itself is kept simple. The back has missed an interesting texture LG: Here is a fine zigzag pattern is on the cover. This ensures a good grip and is also not prone to fingerprints.

Die texturierte Rückseite des LG Optimus LTE sorgt für einen sicheren Sitz in der Hand.

The textured back of the LG Optimus LTE ensures a secure fit in the hand.

6.8 inches with 13.4 times the body is a tad shorter than the Galaxy Nexus and exactly the same width. However, the LG Optimus LTE is a touch thicker – about 1.5 millimeters.

LTE on the Optimus runs Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread. About the Google operating system developed by LG is the interface that is available on all phones with the Korean manufacturer. Next year there will be an update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).


Under the hood, tinkers the biggest change: LTE. The successor to UMTS enables data transfer rates of up to 300 Mbits per second. However, the network expansion in this country leaves much to be desired. Until we in Germany will benefit from the data turbo, it will probably take several months.

Besides the communication speed of course also plays a role in the computing speed. The Optimus LTE relies on a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor speed. During the time that the smartphone is available to us, we have no problems with stuttering, hangers or the like which is a good sign.

In addition, LTE has the Optimus features an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash that records and full-HD video in 1080p. On the front of the manufacturers also brings a 1.3-megapixel webcam for video calls and among self-portraits.

Under the hood brings the Optimus LTE with 4 GB of memory. In the U.S. network operator AT & T also creates a 16 GB microSD card with. This is not enough, eats the smartphone also includes 32 GB of storage media. Like many other recent smartphones, the LG mobile phone also supports DLNA streaming and so brings photos, music and videos from the built-in memory on a variety of playback devices on the network.

This photo have shot our colleagues from on the launch event of the Optimus LTE in New York with the LG smartphone.


Even if the court hears probably do not like: The ‘big ones’ in the Android business is one of the Korean manufacturer is not – at least not when it comes to the European market. Here, the manufacturer has with the first dual-core mobile phone and the first 3D smart phone devices quite interesting offer. But mile-long equipment list, despite the devices simply do not reach the level of Samsung, HTC, Apple & Co. – it simply lacks the polish and attention to detail. We are eagerly waiting for a standard unit of Optimus LTE for a detailed review. The first impressions were positive with the new flagship.