I can’t be bothered going back and finding it, but I’m pretty sure I said last year – perhaps a few times – that in future, all smartphone flagships will (or at least should) be waterproof as standard.
The Sony Xperia Z gave credence to my crazy rambling, and now the LG Optimus GJ makes me look even less crazy. I hate to say I told you so…
In a nutshell, the LG Optimus GJ is a waterproof variant of the LG Optimus G, which is one notch below flagship (the Optimus G Pro currently having the most impressive spec sheet for LG).
Like the Optimus G, LG Optimus GJ specs include a 4.7in IPS display, quad-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP rear camera.
LG Optimus GJ storage is halved at 16GB, though it does have a microSD slot, and the battery is slightly larger at 2,280mAh (vs. 2,100mAh).
As for the LG Optimus GJ’s waterproofing, its IPX7 certification means it can hold its breath for 30 minutes in water up to 1m deep.