LG Optimus GJ = waterproof Optimus G

LG Optimus GJ = waterproof Optimus GI 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.

Other waterproof handsets include the Sony Xperia ZR (though it’s not coming to the UK, apparently), while Samsung is tipped to announce the S4 Activ shortly.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 23, 2013 at 17:09

Speaking of the S4 Active - it's gonna be (most likely) a dual-core affair. So, in the "Mini" tradition, it has little to do with the big brother/sister (what gender are smartphones?)

SpeedyG  May. 23, 2013 at 18:47

Their males I think because 'Big Brother' is a common term used when comparing Flagships with mid-range and budget affairs in the same phone range.

I just wish they make all phones waterproof and a bit dust-proof all-round to save us the trouble. It doesn't look like it would be a major bother if manufacturers pulled their fingers out.

Treab  May. 24, 2013 at 09:00

female all technology is technically female (mostly cause they are always breaking down ;) lol)

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