LG Optimus G

Sick of waiting to get your hands on the LG Nexus 4 and looking for an alternative? If you don’t mind signing a contract, Amazon Wireless is now carrying the AT&T version of the Optimus G for just $49.

As you probably already know, the LG Optimus G and the Nexus 4 might look different on the outside, but are basically the same device internally, with the exception of 4G LTE support and the Nexus 4’s stock Android experience.

While you will need to sign a two-year contract with AT&T, $49 is quite a steal if you don’t mind dealing with a customized version of ICS over stock Android Jelly Bean. The promotional $49 pricing is applicable both for new and existing AT&T customers.

For those that need a refresher on the hardware, the AT&T version of the Optimus G packs quite a punch with a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Other specs include a 4.7-inch IPS display, NFC, microSD, a 2100mAh battery, 1.3MP front-cam, an 8MP rear cam and 4G LTE connectivity.

So what do you think, is the Optimus G worth a shot at this new, very affordable price point or will you continue to wait out for the LG Nexus 4 to come into stock? Or perhaps you are interested in another upcoming handset?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.