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If you're looking to save a hundred bucks or so on the powerhouse Optimus G from LG on either AT&T or Sprint, Amazon Wireless is the place to be. The company just dropped the price of the device for both carriers down to $99, which is a fairly substantial savings for such a high-end device, especially compared to the $199 that both Sprint and AT&T are asking.

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For those who may not be aware, the Optimus G has the same hardware guts as the Nexus 4:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core at 1.5GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • Network Compatibility: AT&T: GSM quad-band with LTE, Sprint: CDMA with LTE
  • Operating System: Android 4.0.4 with Optimus UI 3.0
  • Display: 4.7" TrueHD IPS+ 768x1280 (320DPI, 15:9)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM / 16/32GB storage (depends on model)
  • Cameras: 1.3MP front, 8/13MP rear (depends on model)
  • Battery: 2100mAh, non-removable
  • NFC: Yes
  • Ports / Expandable Storage: microUSB / microSD (AT&T model only)
  • Thickness: 8.45mm
  • Weight: 145g

As noted above, the big difference between the two is in the area of storage: the AT&T model comes equipped with 16GB on-board, as well as a 16GB microSD card; whereas the Sprint version has 32GB with no microSD card slot.

Regardless of which variant you choose, this joker's $99 in every scenario - for both new contracts and upgrades on existing accounts. Sound good? Hit the link below to buy.

LG Optimus G (AT&T)

LG Optimus G (Sprint)

Cameron Summerson
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  • Thunder18

    Correction: the Sprint version has 32GB built in with no microSD slot, not 16GB.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Interesting. According to Amazon Wireless, it only has 16GB.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Amazon's specifications are often auto-generated, so it probably grabbed the AT&T specs or something. Thanks for the correction.

      • Thunder18

        Not a problem. Just didnt want anyone to see that and think they were getting shafted buying the Sprint version.

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  • Cuvis

    I wonder just how similar the hardware is. Could you flash a Nexus Rom to it?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I'm sure it'll need some tweaks, but I bet it will be pretty close. I'm thinking AT&T Optimus G + CM10.1 + LTE + expandable storage could be a real winner.

    • RocketScience11

      They're working on it...(and me with what I can). It won't be a problem soon. There will probably be functional AOSP/CM roms within a week or so. The bootloader was locked so that was the challenge for the devs that are smarter than me lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517264827 Cody Kain

    Best buy has this deal as well at least for sprint for those who don't want to wait for the mail.

  • TwilitSky

    Thanks for letting me know about this. I originally had my mind set firmly on the Nexus 4, but while it is a very solid phone, it isn't perfect, and I wasn't sure it was worth the trouble of breaking off from Sprint's Unlimited family plan. I'm hoping the Optimus G will be more than good enough for the 2 years contract until we see even better specs and advancements (particularly in battery life). Anyway, I'll still have my Nexus 7 for the latest Android updates... ;)

  • Andy Leon

    after reading this article http://www.lyfewin.com/black-friday-deals-marketing-stragety/ and a article on The Wall Street Journal, kind of got me thinking if all these "Black Friday Deals" are really that much of a steal. lol.