Starting today, AT&T customers can now preorder the LG Optimus G for only $199 with 2-year contract. Customers who buy the AT&T LG Optimus G off contract will pay $549, which is a pretty good price for a high-end Android phone with 4G LTE. We are expecting Google to reveal the LG Nexus later this month and I loath carrier contracts, but this might be the only chance for AT&T subscribers to get this device with 4G LTE.
Early reviews of the LG Optimus G have been mostly positive, with the only major complaints being the massive amount of AT&T crapware pre-loaded on the device. AT&T’s version only has an 8 megapixel camera, but we know that megapixels don’t really matter and camera samples from Sprint’s 13 megapixel version have proven this.
I would strongly consider this device if I was currently on AT&T 4G LTE, but I would probably wait till the end of the month to see what Google does with the next Nexus. It is highly likely that we will see an unlocked LG Nexus that is compatible with AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ network, and there is always the small chance that we could see a carrier branded version (but I doubt it).
If you are in the market for a new AT&T phone, let us know what you are planning on buying.