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We've just confirmed with Sprint that the Optimus G will be available on the Now Network on November 11th, for $199 on a 2-year agreement. Pre-orders begin on the 1st of November.

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The Optimus G, as a quick refresher, is the first mass-market phone to contain a Qualcomm S4 Pro quad-core processor, which by all accounts is currently the most powerful mobile chipset on the market. I've been using the G for a few days now, and I have to say, it is fast. We'll have our review of the Optimus G for AT&T and Sprint up some time this week.

David Ruddock
David's phone is an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Chris Webster

    If only it was the Nexus G, then I'd be pushing people over to get it

  • http://twitter.com/mastermind26 mastermind26

    Very fast phone on a very slow network. :/

    • fixxmyhead

      bahahaha good one. its true

    • yankeesusa

      It's true but thats a known fact already. Sprint is already fixing this in some markets and with the buyout from softbank things should start moving in a positive way soon. Plus right now most people on sprint aren't there for the fast speeds, they are there for the savings compared to verizon and att and for unlimited data. All I know is I"m happy and can't wait for the note 2 especially since my tow is on list of getting lte before end of year.

      • fixxmyhead

        tmobile is cheaper

      • http://twitter.com/mastermind26 mastermind26

        My point was all that speed for the phone will only lead to frustration when the service does not respond as sharply.

        I am near a 3G tower and my signal is usually 1 bar, MAYBE 2.

  • slsf617

    A monster of a phone indeed but how's the battery life?

  • Freak4Dell

    If the Nexus has the same hardware, I have no idea why anybody would buy this over that. Sure, this is a whole lot better looking, but direct updates from Google is good a good enough reason to overlook the ugly design of the Nexus.

    • http://twitter.com/fightcrazy Vinny

      8gb of int memory on the Nexus compared to 32gb on this beast. That is enough.

      • Freak4Dell

        True, but I don't think the Nexus will actually only have 8GB. I think it will be at least 16, and the CDMA versions of the GN have been 32.

      • Thomas Lovett

        That's speculation that the Nexus will only have 8 GB.

    • Freak4Dell

      Speaking of Sprint and Nexus devices, has the title of this page always been Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2?
      http://www.sprint.com/landings/galaxy-nexus-4g-lte/index.html?ECID=vanity:galaxynexus#home

  • Thomas Lovett

    I don't think I could get behind a non-Nexus LG phone. From what I've seen their ROM developer community has been pretty sparse, and I don't know too many people who are very happy with the regularity of US Carrier's OTA updates.

  • yankeesusa

    I still am not giving up on the note 2. I will go by the store and try it out just for kicks but I doub it will change my mind.

  • pooter

    The words sprint and fast don't belong together.

  • Justin Quang

    Um... That back looks like that something...
    Unless this gonna flop. But who wants their product to flop.
    So... LG, YA IN DANGER GURL!