The original LG Optimus G was unveiled back in August 2012, some seven months ago, and ultimately kinda morphed into the Google Nexus 4 (you can compare the two here, should ye desireth).
We were told to expect the LG Optimus G to hit the UK in January, and it’s now finally on sale at Expansys. For £469.99 SIM free. Er, good luck with that.
Unless you’re desperate for that 32GB internal storage (or LTE compatibility, to be fair), it’s hard to imagine why anyone would opt for an LG Optimus G over the significantly cheaper Google Nexus 4.
The 8GB Google Nexus 4 in particular is almost half the price, and Nexusness guarantees speedy software updates.
Worse still, the South Koreans launched the LG Optimus G Pro at Mobile World Congress just a few weeks ago, while the LG Optimus G2 superphone is reportedly on the cards too.
And not forgetting the other big names that’ve arrived in the seven months since the LG Optimus G launch, including the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z.
In any case, LG Optimus G specs include a 4.7in IPS display (1280 x 768), quad-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP/1.3MP rear/front camera combo, 2,100mAh battery, and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Who’s buying one?