Summary: The G2 is a really good device pockmarked by a few poor design choices. From the vivid screen to the ultra-fast processor to the sharp camera and outstanding battery life, the device is a powerhouse and a spec-hunter’s dream phone. With a case and some patience, this could be one of the year’s best Android devices.
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?
Summary: LG used to be cool. The Chocolate, En-V, and other phones were household names back when messaging phones and QWERTY keyboards ruled the world, and LG’s hit devices spawned multiple generations of imitators. But LG has struggled to replicate that success with its smartphones, despite quietly releasing solid devices year after year.
Pros: Beautiful display, Blistering performance, Great battery life
Excerpt: Finally – an LG phone we want. That’s not to say LG makes bad phones, we’ve just never fancied ourselves as mid-range phone chasers. Neither the LG Optimus 4X HD nor the Optimus G reached our shores in time to matter in the flagship wars, but the winds have changed. Introducing the LG G2 – quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 internals coupled with 2GB RAM and an impressive 3000mAh battery is just the beginning.
Pros: Class leading screen, Great battery, Strong camera experience
Cons: Heavy UI, Plastic build, No expandable storage
Excerpt: In a smartphone market dominated by Apple, Samsung and HTC, LG hasn't had a flagship device that can viably compete until now. The LG G2 is a big-screen smartphone with power to spare, both in terms of its processor speed and its unusually long-lasting battery. The layout of the physical buttons on the device might take some getting used to, but you'll hardly notice as you're having fun playing around with its great feature set.
Pros: The LG G2 has a bevy of hardware features, one of the best batteries we've seen in any smartphone, and a lightning-fast processor to boot.
Cons: The phone's button layout can take some getting used to, and some versions feel much more cheaply made than others. Its lack of expandable storage is a huge oversight.