Friday , April 28 2017

LG Optimus G to launch exclusively on Telstra in March

LG Optimus G

LG has just announced that the Optimus G will be launching in March in an exclusive deal that will see the flagship phone on the Telstra network. The Optimus G has recently broken the 1 million unit sales mark worldwide and the internal components of the phone are used to power the Google Nexus 4 but with the Optimus G you get the added bonus of an LTE radio.

Andrew Volard, Director, Telstra Mobile, said Telstra was looking forward to bringing Optimus G to Australia’s largest 4G-enabled network.

Optimus G is a phenomenal smartphone that combines superb build quality, a beautiful 4.7-inch display and latest quad-core processor technology. When paired with Telstra’s high-speed 4G coverage — which is available in more than 100 metropolitan and regional areas across the nation — it’s a high-performance package we know our customers will love.

Optimus G (E975) Specifications :

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU, Adreno 320 GPU with 4G LTE
  • Android 4.1 Jellybean
  • 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS+ (1280×768 pixels) / 15:9 ratio
  • 32GB on-board storage
  • 13.0MP Rear Camera/ 1.3MP Front Facing Camera
  • 4G LTE/3G/2G
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB2.0 HS, A-GPS, MHL, DLNA, NFC
  • 2,100 mAh Battery
  • 131.9×68.9×8.45mm @ 145grams

LG includes the QuickMemo, QSlide, Dual Play/Dual Screen software with their Optimus G which from having played with these are actually a very interesting and handy selection of utilities and features which add value to the Optimus lineup. Pricing and availability will be made available closer to the launch but customers wanting further information can go to and registrations of interest will be available soon.

No indication at this stage as to how long the Optimus G will remain an exclusive on Telstra for or even if other carriers will be getting the Optimus G but we look forward to getting our hands on the Optimus G to see how it stacks up against the rest of the market but also against the Nexus 4.


Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress and IFA.

  • George

    I would have been interested if this came out three months ago….

    • No_Underscore

      let alone in 3 months time..

  • A_A

    Would anyone pick this over the Sony Xperia Z that comes out the same month, also on Telstra (among numerous other networks)

  • Will

    I was interested in this phone until it was announced its coming exclusively to Telstra, why would any smartphone manufacturer sell its phones through a telco WITH THE WORST CUSTOMER RECORD IN AUSTRALIA? is beyond me, not interested anymore!!!

    • ZN

      Lol and this is based on your findings?

  • Joe

    By the time its get here…it’s already belongs to museum. No one interest anymore !!

  • Haydn

    If their supply (or lack of) is like the Nexus 4 they produce, then you will be waiting a very long time to get your hands on it.

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