LG smartphone buying guide

A guide to buying an LG smartphone

LG is arguably more renowned for its budget, low-end smartphones but the company produces a range of premium phones using both the Android and Windows Phone platforms.

LG Android phones

LG phones running the Android OS are marketed as the Optimus range. The Optimus range includes both low-end and premium models.

Many of the more popular Optimus models have been budget phones like the Optimus One and Optimus Me, though the Optimus 2X and Optimus Black are good examples of higher end Android phones.

LG was the first manufacturer to release a phone with a dual-core processor (the Optimus 2X) and was also the first manufacturer to release a glasses-free 3D smartphone in Australia (the Optimus 3D). The company has also partnered with Italian fashion label Prada to release the Prada Phone 3.0.

LG Windows Phone range

LG also manufactures smartphones running the Windows Phone operating system. The Windows Phone platform was redesigned from the ground up by Microsoft in 2010 as an advancement to its clunky predecessor, Windows Mobile 6.5.

LG currently has two Windows Phone powered smartphones on sale in Australia. The company's flagship device in this range is the 7Q, which is one of the only Windows Phones in Australia to feature a physical keyboard.

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Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

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