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Review: LG G2
5 days ago
Excerpt: The LG G2 is the supercomputer of smartphones — at least for the time being. It’s the first phone in the U.S. to sport a Snapdragon 800 system-on-a-chip with a quad-core 2.26GHz CPU. It has two gigs of RAM. It has the 4G LTE and the NFC. It may be faster than your computer. All the phones and the processors and the miniaturization and the convergence and the cellular technology in history has been leading up to this phone.
Pros: Lightning-fast and fluid performance. Outstanding battery life. Beautiful 1080p screen with 423 pixels per inch. The 5.2-inch screen size feels right. Good video and image quality with optical stabilization system.
Cons: You’ll want to replace the keyboard immediately. Full of gimmicks and poorly implemented features. You’ll wish the buttons were in their normal places instead of on the back. No MicroSD slot. Possibly haunted. Moves around on tables by itself.
Excerpt: LG’s G2 is a well-appointed budget phone, offering an excellent balance between price, performance and intelligent design. While many mobile phones in its price point feature 4 to 4.5-inch screens, LG’s built the G2 around phablet-class 5.2-inch screen with an excellent resolution of 423 pixels per inch. For many users, the camera is just as important as the screen with stills and videos looking gorgeous thanks to a 13 megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization.
Excerpt: As smartphones become more prevalent, the differentiation between cheaper devices and expensive devices start to erode. LG’s G2 offers a lot for fairly little, its 5.2-inch screen offering 423 pixels per inch of resolution and its 13 megapixel camera offers optical image stabilization, with 32GB of data storage. It also offers side-by-side multitasking, a feature usually found on more expensive Android devices, and powered by a very up-to-date Snapdragon 800 processor.
Summary: LG has made some really good moves in the last couple of years, clawing their way out of relative obscurity in the Smartphone industry to a place where the upcoming launch of their latest handset – the LG G2 – was actually building the same sort of hype and consumer interest normally seen only for devices from Samsung and HTC – often seen as the leading manufacturers in Android.
Pros: Beautiful Screen, Blazingly Fast Performance, Great Camera
Cons: Slick Plastic case, Sometimes over the top Android skinning, Keyboard
Excerpt: The LG G2 is a solid phone that performed among the best on many of our lab tests.
Pros: Good battery life, Excellent display quality, Good camera quality, Excellent performance - great for the latest Android games and visual apps, Easy to type on, Comfortable to hold in hand, Easy to read on, Very easy to navigate
LG G2 review: this is the Android you’re looking for
8 March 2014
Conclusion: Let’s wrap up. LG’s G2 is a triumph. It’s one of the fastest phones on the market and for considerably less than the S4 and Note III, you’re getting a smartphone that can handle anything you throw at it. The only downside, and ironically what LG has marketed the most, is the oddly-placed volume/power keys located on the rear of the phone under the camera lens.
Excerpt: The LG G2 is an impressive Android phone and one that has a cool, almost novel hardware feature: its power and volume buttons are on the back of the phone. Most phones have them on the sides, but the G2 bucks the trend by moving all buttons to the back and in terms of aesthetics, it works. But as for functionality, it’s a loss. Imagine how difficult it is to adjust the volume. You need to hold the phone with two hands to do it comfortably.
Conclusion: It doesn't take a genius to see that LG needs this handset to be a big hitter and there's a lot of interesting new features that mean this looks, feels and performs up there - if not better - than the top phones already on the shelves. Rear buttons aside, the overall the design isn't revolutionary but then when was the last time we saw a phone design that really blew us away?
Conclusion: Now that I have covered my experience with the G2 as well as its performance stats, has my opinion of the phone changed from when it came in? Well yes, in both good and bad ways. When the G2 came in I had heard about its good battery life but I was surprised at how well the phone performed as a whole. The Snapdragon 800 processor did extremely well in our benchmarks but most importantly all through the time I tested the G2 I didn’t have any lag issues with the phone.
Excerpt: Where the Nexus 5 is the pure Android enthusiasts crown jewel of 2013 and the latest iteration of what the perfect (mobile) Google experience is, the LG G2 is what a true spec hound is after. While it is indeed far from pure Android and marred by a manufacturer skin (and hampered by slow updates), is the hardware inside enough to outweigh the aforementioned issues? Because let’s be honest, the hardware is class leading.