South Korean tech giant LG Electronics Inc.’s latest Optimus G has been picked as the best smartphone by a U.S. magazine in its latest handset survey, industry sources said Friday.
Consumer Reports said the Optimus G is the best smartphone choice for subscribers of two major mobile carriers in the United States.
It is the first time that an LG smartphone has been the top recommendation of Consumer Report, according to the sources.
The LG phone released by AT&T Inc. received the highest 79 points in categories of battery and display, outshining the Galaxy S3 from Samsung Electronics Co. at 78 points and the iPhone 5 from Apple Inc. at 77.
The Optimus G available via Sprint Nextel Corp. also garnered the top score of 77, while the Galaxy S3 got 76 points and the iPhone won 75.
The latest Optimus G has a 4.7-inch high-definition IPS+ display, developed by LG Display Co., and runs on Qualcomm Inc.’s Snapdragon S4 Pro processor run on the faster long-term evolution network. (Yonhap News)