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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1. papss (unregistered)
Hmmm I HATE seeing lines on the black screen, otherwise a beautiful phone.
6. AnTuTu (Posts: 1571; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
This device kinda resemble S4 and even that wallpaper.
But a good looking device :)
12. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
same here, when i first saw it, it automatically reminded me of the S4
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.
30. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3493; 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.
36. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3493; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
O, the first one...it looks more stock to me than touchwiz.
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!
42. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3493; 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.
46. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Well, I guess you're not familiar with Touchwiz, at all.
13. cheetah2k (Posts: 1383; 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.
16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3101; 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.
40. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Exactly, one must be blind not to notice the obvious!
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.
19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10312; 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+?
23. phljcnth (Posts: 461; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Glass screen - GS3
Bezel and overall look - GS4
Size - GNote II
Lockscreen & UI - TouchWiz
Result: LG-branded Samsung smartphone
50. DONUT (Posts: 377; 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 -.-
2. Birds (Posts: 1150; 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.
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.
28. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1064; 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.
31. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3493; 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.
38. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1064; 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.
4. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 962; 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. :)
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!
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..
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.
17. roldefol (Posts: 4097; 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.
25. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Can't think of any scenarios where that would be a problem to be honest...
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..
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.
8. GoVinci (Posts: 16; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
That is one shiny phone. I wonder how LG will label that glossy exterior.
10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
it honestly reminded me of a Samsung lol otherwise nice phone
18. kozza3 (Posts: 696; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
20. Filip. (Posts: 20; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
THE ORB OF DEATH!! haha lock screen polygon..
21. mahekm (Posts: 7; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Buttons on back... I think this is good for a 5"+ display
22. dmakun (Posts: 295; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)
I like this direction LG is taking with the new button location. This is how innovation works; trying to redo/rework existing trends. As soon as i saw this phone I picked up my G note2 and interestingly reaching for the power and volume rocker at the back of the phone appears rather feasible/logical and is a good direction for LG to differentiate their devices. I'm having a feeling that this button placement might just work. I mean a lot of folks never thought the galaxy note (phablet) would ever catch on. GOOD JOB LG.
26. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Yep, I give credit to LG for actually taking a chance on a new and hopefully better/flexible way to use your phone.
27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5704; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it's seeming like a pretty damn nice device.
LG's been impressing me lately. o:
29. Donforreal (Posts: 43; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
Wow, actually I like. LG always surprises me!
33. maverick786us (Posts: 146; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
I didn't get this quite well. What is the significance of pacing those keys right on the camera? Everytime are you going to turn the phone around in order to manipulate those buttons?
35. Meleagru (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)
I hope this will be the next Nexus and Google gets rid of the stupid branding on the front. Otherwise looks great.
37. kangpinpapa (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 May 2013)
It looks pretty nice. .I wait this one for my upgrade from gs3.
41. spideyhead256 (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
looks absolutely beautiful! but wish they'd trash that crappy ui.something along the lines of motorola's UI would've been much more suitable for the phone's aesthetics.
43. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3690; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Looks good, kinda Nexus 4 like design.
45. vishu9 (Posts: 252; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)
Awesome screen, design looks great.. The buttons on the back? Hmm, interesting but I hope it isn't the death of easy screenshot coz I love "volume down+power"!
48. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)
look nice, but optimus g look better for me X)
if this got a nice camera atleast pair with lumis 925
if not i will go to nokia eos
Good Luck LG! :)
49. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
I actually kinda like the idea of buttons on the back. Holding the phone, the back button placement seems pretty logical. The only time I see it being an issue is maybe trying to turn on the phone while it's placed on a surface, but if they implement a double tap on the screen to wake it (like Nokia has done I think) then it should be fine.