LG as the second major mobile manufacturer in Korea, is trying to end the dominant of Samsung in Android OS based devices by introducing flagships with high end technology. LG G2 as the successor to the successful Optimus G is the latest masterpiece of LG engineers.
Let’s review the specifications of G2 to see if it's got what it takes to compete with other giant phones in 2013 like Galaxy S4, HTC One, the yet expected to see Hunami, and Galaxy Note 3. LG G2 is expected to hit all four major US carriers on the next couple of weeks (on September or October).
The design of the G2 is the most focused feature discussed in the introduction event. The front design is like other touch screen devices, but the back of the phone has a new feature: The physical buttons to control volume, power and camera shutter. This change in design leads to reducing the margins around the body (edge to edge display), and having a more ergonomic and pleasant experience working with the phone. LG claims they have designed the G2 based on the things learned from customers’ behaviors in holding their phones.
The most important hardware piece of the LG G2 is about the processor and more specifically, using the Snapdragon 800 clocked to 2.26GHz. This quad core device, has also features Adreno 330, 2GB of Ram, and 16/32 GB of internal storage with no memory card support.
The density per inches of this 5.2 inches phone reaches to 424 and we are facing a Full HD, True HD-IPS LCD screen protected with Gorilla Glass 3. The display utilizes Graphic RAM (GRAM), which is really helpful for more efficient battery consumption (As claimed by LG, it reduces the battery consumption up to 10%).
The 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and LED Flash, comes with a 2.1MP front camera, which both cameras can record video with Full HD quality (The rear camera can record with 60 frame per seconds).
It seems we should not expect Jelly Bean 4.3 on any devices other than Nexus devices soon. After Moto X with Jelly Bean 4.2, LG G2 comes with 4.2 as well. But LG has some cool software features waiting for us:
Knock On: You don't need to reach for the power button to turn your phone on any more. You just need to tap the screen to turn it on.
Answer Me: Simply put the phone to your ear to answer calls without touching or pressing any button.
Quick Remote: Control all home electronics with one touch.
Slide Aside: Multitasking is easier than ever and you can move freely between apps by swiping from the edges of the display.
Guest Mode: Enabling this mode lets you define different access level to the phone, and for example you can limit your kids, or your guests to reach to some specific applications of your device.
Plug & Pop: When plugging headset to the device, some related apps are suggested.
LG G2 Specifications at a glance:
- 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inches, True HD-IPS + LCD
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400, Adreno 330
- 2GB Ram, 16/32GB internal storage, No external SD card support
- 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash, with 2.1 MP front
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
- Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Infra-Red, Dual band Wi-Fi
- Pure Sound, 192KHz, 24bit
- Black and White colors