I’ve said it once before that few things are comparable to the strength and finesse of the LG Optimus products. The LG Optimus LTE Tag si a really awesome device. Besides the fact that it’s slick and irresistible to some individuals, it also has quite a strong performance that can keep up with some of the more powerful titans around. This phone is quite the masterpiece. The reason why I insisted on the fact that it is white and slim and attractive to the eye is because our society tends to applaud nifty white gadgets and their impact on the world. Just look out the window and you shall see how the world appreciates those of do not really deserve it. Take for example Nikola Tesla : he gave us electricity and now if you ask somebody who he was they will stumble and mumble like a baboon. However, ask any kid who Steve Jobs was and they’ll know each and every detail about him. True visionaries are never reminded of, but rich bastards that gave us white and shiny devices to play with are appreciated like demigods.
Well enough of my personal opinions, let’s get this review / preview started.
- Processor : Dual-core 1.2 GHz
- RAM : 1 GB
- AndrodOS : 2.3 Gingerbread
- Camera : 5 MP
- Display : 480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
Before moving forward, let’s take a look at the size of this phone. Let me just state that this phone is MASSIVE ( if you have tiny hands, otherwise it’s quite regular sized for someone with a regular sized hand ). The LG Optimus LTE Tag is 127 x 68 x 10 mm big and weighs about 142 grams. This phone doesn’t have any buttons, instead it has Touch-Sensitive controls.
Moving on to the display part. This LG Optimus phone has an HD-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. The resolution reached by the screen is 480 x 800 pixels and the screen itself is 4.3 inches big. The screen’s pixel density reaches 217 ppi ( which is quite well ) and the display has a multitouch option ( just like every other android phone available ).
As far as memory is concerned, this phone has 16 GB of internal storage space and about 1 GB of RAM. The 1 GB of RAM is currently the maximum amount of RAM available for Android Devices ( and mobile devices such as phones or tablets ), so it allows for quite a bit of multitasking and the running of the most complex programs available. If by any unholy reasons you require more than 16 GB of storage to fit your spacial needs, the MicroSD card can help ( you know the drill, anything goes if it is below – or equal – to 32 GB ).
The data connection part is next. This phone doesn’t have GPRS or EDGE usable on it. Also, the speed of this phone is a Rev. A and reaches a maximum of 3.1 MB/s. It also has HSDPA and LTE ( as the name suggests ). The WLAN part is a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. The LG Optimus LTE Tag also has Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and HS. It also has NFC and the USB is a microUSB (MHL) v2.0. That’s enough about the data connection for this phone.
Time for the camera to have a quick glance at. The primary camera is a 5 MP camera capable of taking snaps at resolutions as high as 3264 x 2448 pixels. Among the many features of the main camera, some of the more notable ones are : autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilization. The main camera also has a video recorder with a feature of its own. That feature is LED video light ( it may seem normal, but few phones actually have features for the video recorders ). The LG Optimus LTE Tag also has a secondary frontal camera of 1.3 MP of power. Not that impressive, but it’s way better than nothing. Actually, scratch that, it is pretty impressive, considering that the biggest frontal camera I’ve seen so far is only 2 MP. So, yeah, pretty impressive.
On the sound side, it has Vibration, MP3 and WAV ringtones as its alert types. It also has a Loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack. What is notable about the LG Optimus LTE Tag is the fact that it also has Dolby mobile sound enhancements. Back in the day Dolby was really something, and it hasn’t changed that much since then either.
Moving on to the hardware side : not much to be said about it. Perhaps it has no notable chipset or GPU, or perhaps there hasn’t been enough information leaked about this phone ( it’s pretty new, you know ). Still, let’s work with what we have : the LG Optimus LTE Tag is known for sure to have a Dual-Core 1.2 GHz processor. If any notable chipset or GPU exist on this phone, it remains to be seen. Only time will tell.
On another notion : this part will contain some of the more general information about this phone. The sensors of the LG Optimus LTE Tag include Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity sensors and Compass ( the Gyro part is something you don’t see everyday ). On the messaging part, you can “text” with this phone through quite a lot of methods. Some of those include : SMS (threaded view), MMS, E-Mail, Push E-Mail, IM and RSS. Moving on to the browser : it functions with WAP 2.0 / xHTML, HTML and it even has Adobe Flash. The LG Optimus LTE Tag has no radio ( sadly ). It does have a GPS with A-GPS support ( so do many others, however ). On the side of the things it doesn’t have, one of those things include Java. That means no Java items such as Minecraft on this phone ( sadly ). The colors the LG Optimus LTE Tag are black and white ( just like the old movies ).
Below you have a short list of features :
- Customizable Tag+ NFC stickers
- TV-Out (via MHL port)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- SNS applications
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV/DviX player
- MP3/WMA/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+/AC3/DTS player
- True HD movie editor
- Document viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input
Well this concludes our short review / preview of the LG Optimus LTE Tag. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you think something more needs to be added to this review or that anything is incomplete, do feel free to leave your suggestions in the comment box below and I will take notice of your suggestions when creating my future projects.