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Feast your eyes on some more leaked pictures and a video of the LG G2

0. phoneArena 09 Jul 2013, 18:54 posted on

We have seen pictures supposedly showing off the LG G2, including one that shows the volume rocker on the back of the device, just above the camera; just the other day a pair of low-resolution pictures confirmed that the LG G2's volume button will be on back, a unique placement of the rocker that allows LG to make the bezel narrower...

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posted on 09 Jul 2013, 19:00 2

1. papss (unregistered)

Hmmm I HATE seeing lines on the black screen, otherwise a beautiful phone.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 19:16 12

6. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

This device kinda resemble S4 and even that wallpaper.

But a good looking device :)

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 20:27 7

12. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1295; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

same here, when i first saw it, it automatically reminded me of the S4

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 20:44 6

14. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Add a front home button and you get a GSIV. Even their UI looks like touchwiz.
I don't understand why they're going that way, with buttons on the back, I actually like the design of the first OG.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 00:07 1

30. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4240; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I didn't get to see any UI other than the lock screen...don't know which one you're talking about, and i don't think it looks like touchwiz at all. I think a human holding the crystal is a nice touch.
And i don't think there's much they can do about the design now...but they did do away with the home button, which itself defines the device. The shape is S4-ish, but the design is not, that's what i would say.
I wish someone had the decency to rotate the the pictures before 'water-marking' and posting it.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 00:56

36. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4240; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

O, the first one...it looks more stock to me than touchwiz.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 01:53 3

39. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Dude, I don't think you know what you're talking about actually (Touchwiz and even stock Android) because one must be blind not to notice the flagrant similarity between this and Touchwiz! From the transparent status bar to the app icon on the right side. This is no where near stock Android!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 03:14

42. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4240; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

The icon, yes...but overall, no.
And what i meant was, between the two...it's more stock like than touchwiz (again overall).
Just pointing that out.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 06:37

46. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Well, I guess you're not familiar with Touchwiz, at all.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 20:43 1

13. cheetah2k (Posts: 1720; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

Kinda reminded me of the Nexus 4.. Dont know how you can compare it to the S4 when there is no dedicated home button...

I like where LG is going, they've learnt a lot of good things from the Nexus 4 design. I definitely like the omission of a front button, the one on the S4 is absolutely not necessary.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 21:03 4

16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3116; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

The icons, weather clock, and UI all look like Touchwiz, just because there is no home button doesn't have anything to do with the UI looking like Touchwiz.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 01:56 3

40. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Exactly, one must be blind not to notice the obvious!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 20:48 2

15. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

Its good looking phone with clean UI but not sure about the usability or ergonomics about the back buttons.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 21:19 4

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

LG is definitely taking design cues from Samsung in both hardware and software. The power button on the back of the phone is really.... odd but the display looks fantastic. Full HD IPS+?

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 22:52 1

23. phljcnth (Posts: 496; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Glass screen - GS3
Bezel and overall look - GS4
Size - GNote II
Lockscreen & UI - TouchWiz

Result: LG-branded Samsung smartphone

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 22:54

50. DONUT (Posts: 431; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)

are u serious? a glass screen means - GS3? it can be Nexus 4. and size, what can u expect from phones with such large screens -.-

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 19:04 4

2. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I like this except the LG logo at the bottom. Would have preferred it to only be on the back.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 23:01

24. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

Yeah a flush black front is sexy. I realized that when I saw the Nexus 4.

This phone is seriously great looking, and I even think the back buttons are cool. For the people nervous about the ergonomics of the buttons, I'm willing to reserve judgment until reviews come out.

Since I'm left handed I appreciate the neutral placement.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 19:05 3

3. Shaznek (Posts: 43; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

Buttons on the back is a bad idea...

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 23:43 3

28. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1573; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Actually, I'm willing to give it a try. If you think about it, it would be better for one-handed operation of the device. The reason I say this is because due to the larger screen when you are holding the device you have to shift your hand somewhat in order to access the side volume keys. In this case you wouldn't have to shift your hand in order to access the volume keys. I did some playing around with my device to realize this. It may not be the same for you, as we all have different size hands, but in my case I think it would work.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 00:22

31. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4240; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

There's more to the volume rocker, not just for adjusting the volume.
What happens when you want to zoom in to take a snap? Agreed that no one in their right mind uses digital zoom much but they do at times.
What happens when you want to zoom in to a picture?
Of course you always have the pinch-zoom option but tapping the volume rocker is more efficient in my opinion.
And when time comes for phones to have an optical zoom (it already has), that placement is going to be a bad move.
I don't think the key at the back will have any future implementation on phones.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 01:47

38. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1573; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

I think more people use the pinch-to-zoom function than they do the volume rocker. I have to disagree, I don't think it's more efficient to use the volume rocker as its quicker to zoom in using the pinch-to-zoom function. I, again, just tried that out on my phone as well, and I must say the pinch-to-zoom function worked much more smoothly and noticeably quicker.

I also agree/disagree with your assumption about implementations of buttons on future phones. It seems as these devices are progressing, we are seeing less and less actual hardware buttons. At the same time, we are seeing more and more gesture-based and touch-based controls. I don't think we are too far off from seeing devices that may offer an almost button-less design (except for maybe the power button). Of course, I still think you will still see devices with a dedicated camera button if the manufacturer wants to emphasize the camera function of the device.

If the device did offer an optical zoom, I would imagine they would place virtual W/T buttons on the touchscreen when the camera app opens. I am pretty sure that would alleviate any of the problems you presented. Actually, if I'm not mistaken, there are even Sony cameras that are out that don't offer dedicated zoom buttons and instead just place those buttons on the touchscreen itself.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 19:13 5

4. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1004; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Buttons on the back side, trust LG to do something odd like that.

I like it though, looks sleek and the UI seems to be incredibly fast and smooth, and that display looks great! Can't wait for this to go official. :)

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 19:16 5

5. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Holy mother, 5.2 inches with the 3 gigs of RAM for the LTE-A version. I think that Nexus 5 rumor back in Jan or Feb with the 5.2 inch screen and 3GB of RAM with SD 800 doesn't actually seem too far fetched, knowing that LG will be making the Nexus 5 which will be based on this. Loving the design, LG are really going that extra mile!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 19:17

7. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

LG! Why u put volume buttons on the back? Whats next? Off button on the back?

Hmm.. Why not make a capacitive touch volume buttons? I don't see any probs with that..

And if your going to make a sick smart phone.. be proud of your logo! put some lights on it
likes xperia T does..

Just saying..

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 20:10 1

11. hadouken (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)

Looks like the power button is placed in the back. Between the volume up and down.

I like the phone so far. Looks great. Hopefully the new button layout isn't uncomfortable to use.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 21:12

17. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Yeah, the power button is on the back. Points for trying something different, LG, but no thanks. All buttons on the back makes it a pain to do anything with the phone face up on a table.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 23:07

25. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

Can't think of any scenarios where that would be a problem to be honest...

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 00:27

32. hadouken (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)

maybe when you're trying to wake the phone up while having it docked on a car mount..

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 00:43

34. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

Thats what driving mode is for. In standby you can have it woken up with voice commands.

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