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LG Optimus G (Sprint) review

LG's most powerful yet phone arrives on Sprint

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With its massive screen and impressive specs, it's easy to forget that Optimus G makes calls too. While the microphone quality on the Optimus G isn't great, we never had any trouble getting a signal or maintaining a connection using Sprint's service in the San Francisco Bay area.

Calling

LG Optimus G Sprint review

As we mentioned, LG Optimus G's microphone is average at best. Calls often had a bit of static in the background, and voices over the line were fuzzy. It was usually necessary to play with the volume levels in order to get things comfortable. It leaves a little something to be desired, not a deal breaker, but not a feather in the Optimus G's cap either.

Speakerphone performance was equally fuzzy. When put over hald volume, calls got distorted and voices became harsh. The Optimus G has two pinhole microphones, and their range doesn't pick up very well beyond sitting at the end of a desk. Within that range voices came in loud and clear.

Your contact information can be found the Contacts app, as is standard with Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich. Unfortunately its been hijacked by AT&T Address Book, a rather quirky carrier app.

Contacts

Your contact information can be found the Contacts app, as is standard with Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich. The Sprint version of the Optimus G has a leg up on the competition here, since the AT&T model is saddled with AT&T Address Book, a rather quirky carrier app.

LG Optimus G Sprint review

We've never been crazy about how ICS imports contacts information from social networks and then doesn't let you edit some of them. The Optimus G's People app is hampered by this, imposing inscrutable restrictions on which of your contacts can be collected in the Groups feature. It's a real shame, because it displays your friends using great-looking tiles. Luckily, favorites is far more functional and just as good looking.