Last Updated: November 15th, 2012

Winner: Julian Lee, congrats!

If you haven't read our review of the LG Optimus G, you should definitely check it out - this is one powerhouse of a phone. And, courtesy of AT&T, you can win one on this very page. You can also pre-order the Optimus G directly from AT&T, for $199.99 on a new 2-year agreement, at this link.


The AT&T Optimus G is packing a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM, and I can tell you from first-hand experience that it is fast. In fact, it's easily the quickest smartphone I've ever used, and the 4.7" True HD IPS display is one of the very best I've seen on any handset. LG's unique design is simple and understated, and the glass-like rear cover with its subtle reflective patterning really is striking.

The AT&T Optimus G's 8MP camera snaps quick photos, and sits perfectly flush with the back of the phone - no humps or bumps on this thing. Android 4.0 (with an upgrade to 4.1 on the way) runs buttery smooth, and LG's Optimus UI 3.0 delivers a highly customizable user experience. And, of course, AT&T's 4G LTE and HSPA+ networks are in tow, to make sure every aspect of the Optimus G is as speedy as possible.

How To Enter

US residents only. To enter, leave a comment on this post explaining why you want to upgrade to an Optimus G - does your current smartphone have a shattered screen? Is it unbearably slow? Insufficient gee-bees? We'll pick one winner at random after 3 days.

Here are the more detailed rules:

  • One entry per person (we do check this by IP, so please, don't spam the comments).
  • Use your real email address to comment! We don't share it, and we need it to get in touch with you if you win.
  • US Residents only.
  • Contest ends on Sunday, October 28th, at 11:59PM.
  • Winner will be selected at random.
  • Service is not included with the phone.

Good luck, everyone!

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Evan Fleming

    I want to stay on the top tier of Android, and I'm sick of my GS3's cheap build quality and the mess that's TouchWiz. Seems like LG is REALLY stepping it up, and I wanna taste of it!

  • dahlin chalk

    I just broke the screen on my note and its over 300 bucks to replace it. I also dont have an upgrade for another 6 months. This would be a huge upgrade from the slow S3 processer. and im kind of sick of the huge size of the Note. PICK ME!

  • Sean Anderson

    Looking to dump my Atrix 4G since Motorola abandoned any future upgrade.

  • Monish Singh


  • Teddy Ku

    Upgrading to the LG Optimus G would be awesome for me. I'm still using the original Samsung Galaxy S, running CM10 which makes the phone much better, but still not good enough for web browsing and other heavy tasks. I'd also like to see how LG's Android skin compares to CM10

  • mattsledge

    Why do I want to upgrade? Compared to the G, my phone sucks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Hatman/1809636691 Jason Hatman

    My dinc is old and getting slow. I keep running out of space with only 8gb.y

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.zinewicz Joshua Zinewicz

    Would love to win this phone to give my old lady who has an un-smart phone and just had our first baby daughter.

  • bigcrav

    I want it cause I have the new phone itch but no upgrade on my account

  • messs17

    My phone needs more geebees in the RAM department please!

  • Emeriz

    I have an Atrix 4G and after the debacle of Motorola pulling the rug out from under us on ICS, it would be wonderful to be able to dump Motorola completely and move on to something better.

  • Jordan

    I would like to win this because my HTC Desire that I'm using right now is too slow for me and I want the most hottest phone :)

  • Ahp

    My LG android phone is gingerbread and I want to try the 4.1.x Android OS, and my phone only have 512MB memory. Please pick me so I can use the latest and greatest.

  • Nathan

    I still have an original Atrix, on AT&T. Take pity on me. :)

  • http://twitter.com/jasgalda Taffer

    I've never tried an LG smartphone. They've always been lowend. This recent turnabout intregues me.

  • KillerZed

    My Phone has an AMOLED screen, burns my eyes.... :(
    Would love to try a LCD HD screen

  • Gerald Points

    I've pushed my HTC EVO from 2.3 to 4.0.3 and it has had a good run. I need more cowbell! (... I mean Android...)

  • Andre Bradshaw

    This will have to do until someone releases a 6.5inch phone...

  • Paurav Raghuvanshi

    Would love to have this phone as my Galaxy S II is getting a bit old-in-the-tooth. Have not tried non-Samsung hardware yet either, and a 1280x768 screen beckons me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Skywalker.Luke Luke Oliver Vincent Edscorn-Sk

    What I would give for a quad core phone and this one is so pretty. best of luck to everyone.

  • Kernschatten

    I am not an early adopter. I seem to be about year behind for cutting edge phones.

  • Ali AlAli

    I want to get this phone because I need a new phone!

  • Davon Moody

    My android powered phone is very laggy I'm currently running cyanogenmod 9 really wishing for cyanogenmod 10 very soon. I really need a new android smartphone but really don't have the funds I have the HTC Inspire 4G

  • http://twitter.com/ABCBeerBrett Brett Hallenbeck

    My atrix 4g has a layer of baby drool And formula

  • Mat Hudspeth

    I just really like new phones. Plus, the fiancee could use a new phone, so I could pass along this one or my old phone :-)

  • Micah Hilton

    I want to upgrade because I'm still stuck on Android 3.2 and a 6 hour battery life. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/ccrew02 Cory Crew

    I want an LG Optimus G as an upgrade to my Samsung Infuse. Which is shattered, old, and has a slowish a single core processor with no memory left.

  • Micah Hilton

    Im stuck with an Inspire 4g and a 6 hour battery life.

  • elrubencito

    You know I love my sammy but I remember when LG use to rock the flip phones and were solid. I think it's about time they got to make a great smartphone and this is one is deffinetly awesome......

  • Geoff Johnson

    I'm stuck on my Thunderbolt, and would love an upgrade!

  • Mzsladyt

    I need an upgrade from Sprint and {whispers} my Palm Pre.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andddlay Andrew Black

    i have the s3, however i was thinking about switching to at&t from sprint due to internet speeds (at&t's lte recently lit up in my area), and i'd like a great phone.

  • http://twitter.com/702kahuna dan batz

    I have HTC Inspire on AT&T fake 4g network, I have waited patiently for LTE to be turned on, but now it's here. It is time to bury my Inspire. I will give it a good burial service. We have a nice wake planned all the family is coming over. My Inspire would want us to celebrate his life, and he knows his Optimus replacement will respectively honor him. Let us all pray for my Inspire he had a good rum, but it's over now.

  • RiftandDrew

    I want an upgrade because my G2x crashes and shuts down randomly all the time, not to mention i've been late to school and work a couple of times because of it. It'd be nice to have a phone that doesn't die on me, it's quite laggy and crashes to the homescreen constantly sometimes, plus im stuck on 2.3.4... it really sucks to be so far behind.

  • yogafrog

    i've been dying to get a smartphone and this one looks amazing!

  • wildkarrde21

    I don't have enough bling on my phone.

  • Jesse Gruber

    ME NEED MORE RAMMMM. Thanks guys, you're the best ;)

  • Alejandro Ballesteros

    I want to Upgrade because my phone won't be getting Jelly bean or even ICS!!!

  • Zaatour36

    sweet specs by LG, I was surprised about how awesome it is :)

    I want to upgrade because I like the HD IPS display, huge memory and RAM, and obviously LT FREAKING E!

  • http://twitter.com/a2Squard aSquard

    So I can show my brother that it's a worthy upgrade from the Galaxy Nexus

  • christoph411

    I'd love to upgrade to the Optimus G because then I could finally ditch my well loved but worn out OG EVO 4G and dump Sprint with their painfully slow 3G!

  • leo Finn

    I have a moto razr maxx that has been turned into a wifi only phone cause verizons network is expensive for no reason and has turned into the apple of cell carriers..... "were expensive cause were good bs"

  • Rubin Jean

    I need to upgrade to the Optimus G because #motofail Atrix 4G aka "The Worlds most powerful smartphone" will not be getting Ice Cream Sandwich:(

  • Hoshilove

    Samsung Captivate...That is all.

  • melan26

    I am in need of a new phone.

  • Josh Karwoski

    I would love this phone because I need more power!!

  • newguy

    I want to upgrade because it's the best Android phone available!


    I really want to see if LG is a viable Android manufacturer, and with the Optimus G, I think they have proven that.

  • DoomsDave

    I got an Iphone 4 as my first smart phone. I was not very smart in choosing this phone. I have been regretting this decision shortly after i got that device. Help me get get android into my life.. :D ..

  • Jeffery Edmonds

    Using a beat up atrix that won't ever get jelly bean.... I need to feel the magic

  • daniel candelaria

    I would like to upgrade to an optimus g because they are beautiful and amazing compared to my current phone which has been dropped too many times. I promise to get a case for it if I win :)

  • Marcial

    My brother would love to have that phone.

  • Deon Davis

    I have a Mytouch 4g with bad buttons I need to the upgrade!

  • http://twitter.com/sic4672 Chris Maher

    I'm looking to jump to ATT since VZ has no reception at my job, and what better way to do it than with this beast!

  • kasrhp

    I would love to have the Optimus G considering I'm a Windows Phone 7 upser and Microsoft just screwed all WP7 users with the new launch of Windows 8. I'd love to come back to Android!

    Thanks for the opportunity though folks!

  • Christian Lira

    I'd love to upgrade my now outdated Motorola Atrix 4G to the LG Optimus G's because of its specs, and I've never owned an LG product and would like to give their product a try.

  • Christopher Robert

    I got fooled by Motorola thinking my Atrix 4g4G was going to get an ics/jelly bean update, but they hosed me and now im getting nothing and need a new phone.

  • RangerJay

    I need one because my iPhone is too small to fill my big pockets.

  • JH

    I'm too sexy for my Droid RAZR?

  • nikov

    killer back side

  • Jesse Clark

    Beautiful. Thanks for being generous.

  • http://profiles.google.com/j.tylergunnell Jared Gunnell

    I like everything about my Galaxy Nexus except the pitiful battery life. Edit: Woo, 666'th/erd/ed/whatever comment. Hail Robot satan

  • Ryan Stuckmaier

    Shoot, I wasn't planning on getting this, but would take it for free for certain!

  • LjHe80

    Would love to have a screen that looks as good as this phones screen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001689995858 Grey Crow

    My phone is a slow single core.

  • gyz

    my galaxy s 1 is toooo slooow

  • Roman

    I want to upgrade because I destroyed my Galaxy S III and I refuse to buy the same phone twice.

  • Jesus Guajardo

    I would like some 4g action...

  • Derek

    I currently have a LG Thrill. Love LG products. I have LG TV, surround sound, etc. Just recently cracked the screen on my LG Thrill. Not completely broken but will need a new phone as the crack spiders. Save me $200 please!!! :-). Thank you._____

  • Raptor567

    Would love to replace my work iPhone with something with 4G

  • Fifth313ment

    I really want to give LG a chance which is why I really want the Optimus G! I love the specs and I'm hoping this phone takes off for LG as one more competitor in the Android arena only means good things for us all. My current phone is the EVO LTE and it has sever LTE connection issues which kills its usefulness. Thanks for the chance!

  • Newmexican

    There are n o good qwerty phones anymore, so to replace my TMO G2 I need to go to a powerhouse with huge screen. I'd love the Optimus G being just that

  • Paco

    my current device is held together with electrical tape and the battery lasts a good one 5 minute phone call.

  • http://twitter.com/SmoothTequila Turo

    That is one sexy looking phone. It would be nice to finally retire the qwerty slider I've been using.

  • Lekz

    My girlfriend needs a new phone and I'm broke.

  • Matt

    Just hard-bricked my Galaxy Nexus and I'm working a flip phone now, so.... yeah.

  • http://twitter.com/mlsm4 mlsm

    It has better specs than my current phone

  • mesograt

    This is my pet. Every morning I wake up to see his beady little eyes staring into mine. It scares me :( Please make it stop.

  • Bevon


  • namos23

    Need to ditch the old AMOLED and OMAP on my GNexus :(

  • Jeff B

    I would want it to give to my dad to replace his nexus one.

  • Ryan Uselmann

    I would likely sell this since we're on sprint, but I would turn around and buy the Nexus 4 when it is released!

  • Miles DuBois

    WOuld love an upgrade from an ipod touch

  • jagdeep singh

    I would love to try at&t lte and the quad core processor

  • Sravya Mummaneni

    I have been following Androidpolice from a long time and though I'm a GIRL, I'm a geek when it comes to technology. I am using a Nexus S and I would love to upgrade because though it is an awesome phone I don't think it has enough 'Gee-bees' to support the upcoming versions of android. Hoping I will get it. Cheers! :)

  • BigSky

    Optimus G looks sooo nice. I'd love to have that phone. My thunderbolt broke, uncommon boot loop problem that has no known cure..Now I'm using my bud's Droid 2. It's better than the 6 year old flip phone, but not good enough :(

  • Levi Haag

    I really hope I win, but it looks like other people are in more trouble than me with phones!!

  • Connor Moore

    I'd Like to upgrade from my LG Wine flip phone. (don't ask me why)

  • http://twitter.com/Alankrut Alankrut Patel

    I have a Galaxy Nexus, but i want to upgrade to this because of its processor and camera. Dont get me wrong the Galaxy Nexus is a great phone, but i would like a 8mp camera. Mobile gaming on the Galaxy Nexus isnt the best either.

  • Jason Jeffrey

    In a world of quad core phones, I'm feeling lost at sea with only an old single core to act as my life raft. A rescue via a shiny new Optimus G would be a welcome sight for sore eyes!

  • Sebastian Seymour

    Reason for upgrade? My Inspire has reached its limit, and that quad krait looks extremely promising.

  • jbo1018

    What can I say I always want the latest and greatest. Dual core is just soo 2011. ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/BionicSix MAR10 B6

    I want to upgrade because I am "Sin Mobile".

  • Bobby Quach

    I'm looking to be done w samsung and move on to the next oem for my android addiction!!! perhaps an LG might be in my future soon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micah-Madru/100001151887665 Micah Madru

    I'd like to give it to my dad. He's been out of work for over a year and he doesn't even have a cell phone at the moment due to prices of plans and what not.

  • stewartsoda

    Stupid Motorola and their lack of support for my Atrix 4G.

  • Slighter

    oooh shiny
    prize me

  • Kurt Wurmser

    I have a very old iOS device I'd love to replace with this.

  • mbmariogc3s

    a broken screen and horrible battery is no real android phone, This, however is

  • MR2_Turbo

    I want to upgrade to the Optimus G because my current phone is 2 years old and in tech years, that is OLD.

  • Orrett Douglas

    I want to upgrade to the LG Optimus G because i highly doubt the g2x (current phone) will be upgraded to ICS and without drivers/source/etc a custom ICS ROM will never be fully functional. Also, the data element of it's usb port randomly stopped working...(so sad).

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.acosta93 Alex Acosta

    I would actually truly appreciate to have an LG Handset. This OG Evo is not cutting it anymore! GL To everyone entering!

  • Chris

    I just want the phone :) Early Christmas gift?

  • kotajt

    My iPhone 4 has got to go! It is slow, the screen is tiny and the home button is failing. Not to mention that I grow tired of how locked down Apple has it. Optimus G here I come!

  • pinocytosis

    optimus G would be a great upgrade from optimus V. although the V is one solid little phone.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jared.cormier Jared Cormier

    I'd take it...would love to try and break the bootloader open...

  • http://www.facebook.com/iyer.rajashekar Rajashekar Iyer


  • mechapathy

    I love my Gnex, but I wanna give this beast a spin!

  • raj iyer

    My iPhone 4 is boring and slow and its glass is cracked in the front and back. That HAS to be reason enough.

  • phx_m

    my phone samsung epic 4g - constantly reboots itself ...& randomly locks & starts flipping thru screens i didnt ask it to.....it is like its possessed.

  • Aki I.

    I need one because I need to get rid of my dated Evo4g and expensive sprint and move on to a pre paid plan. Doesn't help I get no signal anywhere with sprint too.

  • kubuli00

    would love to upgrade from my infuse4g which freezes up and reboots at random

  • jeffrey beck

    Send it to me!

  • Cenarl

    Im using a RAZR *cough* v3 *cough* still...this would be a nice upgrade.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.t.peabody Michael T Peabody

    My HTC Inspire is having all sorts of problems as I come to the end of my contract... Would be nice to get a freebie upgrade that isn't last years technology!

  • Charlie Collins

    I'd love to get a Optimus G with all it's Quad-Core juicy goodness to use on AT&T. I have a fantastic AT&T S3 (22-26 Mbps at home) but I'm very open to something even MORE fantastic!

  • Daniel Thurman

    Upgrade for upgrade's sake! Twice the ram and cores as my 'old' phone.

  • http://twitter.com/ThePhillipBee Phillip Bee

    Droid 1 !! .. Please help !!

  • Lou

    Been on T-Mobile for years, and with my G2 aging having to run AOKP since CM is no longer supporting it. (And the screen had defects, had to get it replaced TWICE) Sadly I cannot upgrade yet due to my job loss, even if I could there are not that many high end choices at T-Mobile at the moment.

    I would love to have the Optimus G in my hands, I was hoping it would hit on our carrier but sadly we were given the sub-par Optimus L9, it seems T-Mobile has been swinging and missing with their options for their customers.

    I doubt I will hit this but who knows, might as well give it a try!

  • Carl Hoffman

    I'd love to get with the times and get a phone that has LTE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ice24790 Sam Abken

    Because my current Droid X is garbage. Buttons dont work, back is missing, and its very slow. Plus I'm done with verizon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/DaATXMan Danny Davis

    This would be a great android police wedding gift to us.

  • Kent Hua

    my current phone has a single core, doesn't do much, most of the time when i want it to do something, it'll likely reboot

  • http://twitter.com/thaigood mark j

    I have atoshiba thrive, it'ss slow REALLY REALLY badly done ICS, I need a machine where the vendor actually wasn't "giving" you current or near current verxsions of android and the resulting mediocrity. I also need four cores L:)

  • Jax

    I have an HTC Vivd, but honestly, it's looking a little long in the tooth. Even on a custom ROM, the processor can't keep up, and don't get me started on the abysmal battery life. Thanks, and even if I don't win, AP is still the best. :D

  • http://twitter.com/mattparrish Matt Parrish

    The LG Optimus G looks like an powerhouse phone. It has amazing hardware specs.

  • eagle3566

    Would love to upgrade to an Optimus G since my current phone's getting a bit old and has been abandoned by Motorola.

  • Jason

    Winning this phone would be awesome. It is just an impressive piece of technology. Especially when I read about it and then look at my OG Evo. I am ready looking to change to ATT because Sprint has horrible signal where I live now so this would just accelrate that change.

  • Sapko82

    I want it because it's the badest phone out right now

  • Alex Pena

    Inspire 4G nuff said!
    (Slower than a garden snail 0.3 mph)

  • Keyan X

    Why do I wanna win? Because I can't stand having old technology my 1 year ild phone isn't keeping up right now...and if I win I'll give away my old phone...on AIR

  • GreatNews

    i need the Optimus G cuz i am no on Pre Paid and i never get high end phones like on Post paid so i would like to change to Post paid as well #2 for a change i may win something from here! i never ever won anything here!

  • intellimigent

    I just want to experience something fast on android

  • http://www.facebook.com/deepumukundan Deepu Mukundan

    My HTC Widfire is too slow....can't even run gingerbread fine :(

  • http://cogizio.org/ Jeffrey Borcean

    I've been an Android user since the G1, and currently sport an original Galaxy S running CM9.
    I'd love to upgrade to an Optimus G!
    Best of luck to everyone!

  • Eli Wimmer

    Currently have an SGS2. Its a wonderful phone, but I have been with Samsung too long. Plus, the most important piece of hardware is going out on me, my audio jack!

  • EGOvoruhk

    My girlfriend just had her HTC stolen in RMA transit, and I may have accidentally smashed her backup iPhone 4 when she dropped it under the Lazy Boy... so this would come in very handy

  • http://www.facebook.com/rivapalacio Rudy Rivapalacio

    I'm sporting an HTC Hero and a blackberry. Winning this or getting a note 2.

  • Max Chiu

    I'd like to upgrade to an LG Optimus G because I'm still using the original HTC EVO 4G and would love to have something a little more up to date.

  • Robert

    Because winning things are fun! Plus I can do more multitasking with all that RAM!

  • http://twitter.com/CoolAirG1 coolair

    I want it because it over my Samsung Galaxy S II because it has better display, bigger screen and LTE.

  • Mike

    I have an iPhone and i hate siri! Google is the best!

  • http://profiles.google.com/cootang2 Jin Woo Shin

    I am using Nexus one. This should be enough reason for new one!!

  • SK

    I am using Samsung GalaxyS from ATT, which will not get JB update. so looking for a nice android phone. Love android police, always have latest news here.

  • Joseph Pojunis

    I have an unlocked G-nex with a cracked screen... an Optimus G would be awesome!

  • Jonny459

    I want to upgrade to an Optimus G, because I don't have a smart phone, let alone a cell phone, and am in need of a cell phone.

  • Sean Misa

    The reason I want to upgrade, is actually not meant for me. I'm quite happy with my Galaxy S3, but this is for my sister who own an older Windows phone. I want her to be able to enjoy the beauty of Android.

  • Marcos Soler

    I would definitely love to upgrade my Droid 3. At this point, jumping carriers isn't even an issue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768313717 Thomas Nord

    I don't want one for me. My wife really needs a new phone.

  • megalyte

    My Inspire has become old, laggy, and slow! It freezes constantly to the point where I can't even make a phone call or text!