Official: LG Optimus G Coming To Sprint November 11th For $200 – Pre-Orders Begin Nov. 1st

It’s one of the most impressive devices I’ve ever had the pleasure of placing inside my sweaty palms and only a few hours after the AT&T version was officially dated, now Sprint customers can get in on the excitement as well. Sprint has officially announced the LG Optimus G for a November 11th launch with pre-orders beginning on November 1st for early birds.

At only $200 with a 2-year agreement, the LG Optimus G packs a lot of bang for the buck. You’re getting a device with excellent build quality, a 4.7-inch True HD IPS 720p display, Qualcomm quad-core S4 processor, 13MP camera, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, NFC and running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The crème de la crème. Yes, this features LG’s all new skin but I must say, it’s definitely my favorite manufacturer UI so far (yes, I just totally went there). Don’t forget, LG recently announced the Optimus G would be receiving Android 4.2 Jelly Bean starting in December (for Korea), so we’d expect a US rollout shortly after.

We’ve been putting the device through its paces since last week, so expect a full review in the coming days. In the meantime, you can drool over the new features LG’s bringing to the table in their official product movie (trust us, it’s pretty amazing). Also, don’t forget to check out our comparison post between the Sprint and AT&T versions as well as our quick hands-on with the Sprint G at MobileCON last week. Stay tuned for more, folks.

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  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Such an awesome device. Loved it a lot more than I thought I would.

    • NYCHitman1

      Safe to assume you’ll be picking one up at release, Chris? I’m on the fence. I’ve been patiently waiting for a Nexus worth upgrading to, but currently it looks like I may be waiting a while for that.

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        I’m no longer with Sprint (T-Mobile for now, then AT&T w/Straight Talk down the road). While this is definitely a solid device for most Android enthusiasts and casual users (the spec sheet can attest to that), Android modders who want/need/demand the absolute latest software from Google the minute it becomes available will be better off with the Nexus version of this coming soon. :p

        It’s not a bad device by any stretch, I’m just not sure if it’s for the hardcore Google crowd (although I’ve loved using it as my day-to-day phone even over my Galaxy S3 this past week).

        • NYCHitman1

          Ughh, I just want some confirmed specifications before I make any decisions for the next two years.

          • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

            The only thing it’s really missing is Jelly Bean keeping me from recommending it whole heartedly. But LG confirmed an update IS coming (for Korea) but no word on how long it could take before it hits the US.

    • bob

      Will the International version be tmo compatible? I’m with vzw still on my Gnex but I’m still considering jumping ship and trying out Tmobile. Just hate to do it and lose my unlimited data and hate tmo

  • http://twitter.com/KaleDostick Kale Dostick

    This has the 13MP camera right?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Yeah. Totally forgot to list it amongst the beastly specs. Updated post.

  • oneillperson

    AT&T has never looked so appealing. Wait…what am I saying, they still aren’t appealing.

  • slsf617

    With such beastly specs does it have a battery to match?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Standby time is amazing even with -1 bars with Sprint in my area. Lol With regular usage, I average around 14 hours or so (about the same as my Galaxy Nexus and GS3).

  • Donovan Shore

    Is this the PadFone…?

    …Then I don’t care…

  • BigCiX

    at&t made it an 8mp camera. They are always doing something to limit data!

    Still have an upgrade. I don’t know if I should sell my One X and get the Nexus 4 or wait for next years version.

    • Ben Kapferer

      Actually, the AT&T version has the 13 MP camera, while the Sprint version has an 8MP camera (at least from what I’ve heard).

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        (other way around)

  • Daniel

    Take these specs add it to the Htc One X’s body and Droid Razr Maxxs battery and we have a deal.

  • toomuchgame441

    I hope LG does well this is really a great device

  • Pnutt916

    Once the Nexus device/device’s arrive, this will be forgotten and price dropped.

  • Sean Livingston

    I will wait for the Nexus version of this, and put it on straight talk. VZW getting canceled at the beginning of the year for sure.

  • http://twitter.com/pvwashington Patrick Washington

    Why even attempt to buy it? Its a LG nexus without jellybean. Anyone who buys this with the nexus right around the corner is insane.

    • RobWild

      You mean, why would any MFG launch a cool device without the latest? I am on board with that 100%. ;) I am Phan-droid, but does this phone look like an iphone to any one else or do I need to visit lens crafters soon?