Recently, LG released Optimus G in India at Rs 34,500, however, online priced after launch dropped to Rs 30,999. However, the sad part of the news is that the price of the phone has again gone up to Rs 32990.
It seems like that the price of the brand new smartphone has spiked due to the proposed Finance Bill announced by the honorable Finance Minister of India on 28th Feb 2013 has made certain changes in the customs duty structure on all Mobile Phones with MRP greater than Rs. 2,000.
Speaking of specs, the flagship handset - Optimus G comes with a 4.7-inch IPS display with a 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 2,100 mAh Li-Po battery offering up to 135 hours standby and 15 hours talk time.
On the software side, Optimus G runs on Android Jelly Bean OS topped with Optimus UI. There are a couple of new features in the handset including QSlide, which allows users to use two different screens simultaneously on the handset. With QSlide users can also control the opacity of these windows.
Also, the camera interface as some nifty software enhancements including Cheese Shutter, which lets users to capture snaps by simply saying cheese, smile or LG. Further, Time Catch Shot allows capturing five photos and choose the best one.
On the whole, though it has arrived late to India, it can be said that the LG offering has some good traits. When talking of competition, how can one forget other flagship models including Galaxy S3, Lumia 920, BlackBerry Z10, One X+ and iPhone 5, all of which are priced around the same range.
Overall, the South Korean handset manufacturer LG has been struggling to get its withstand in the smartphone race since long. However, the company could not face the increasing competition from other companies including Samsung, the leading smartphone vendor in the world.
Speaking of LG's presence in the Indian market, it seems like the company has always considered the country not too significant. It can be said so as the smartphones and phablets from the company have always reached the shores of the nation only several months post release in other countries.
Same is the case with LG Optimus G India released, hence let see what kind of response does the manufacturer gets on the price hike of latest flagship handset.
What do you think? Will you consider buying LG Optimus G after the latest price hike or buy Galaxy S3, Lumia 920, BlackBerry Z10, One X+ or iPhone 5 instead? Let us know your opinions in the comments section below.