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LG G2: All you need to know

LG G2: All you need to know
Boom, another flagship smartphone has been announced today - the LG G2 is eagerly entering the deadly battlefield of the mobile industry, where countless bloodthirsty soldiers are ready to fire their weapons at the newcomer. But don't worry, by the looks of it, the G2 can take care of itself. After all, it's going to be among the bigger guys out there with that enormous 5.2" screen. Plus, it's pretty well armed with a bunch of ambitious features such as the 13MP camera with OIS technology and Snapdragon 800 chipset.

There are even more things in the LG G2 that can spur interest. For example, how about those physical keys hiding in the rear? Now, that's what we'd call a differentiator! Of course, whether or not those keys, or the future-proof hardware are going to make such a great difference in real-life usage remains to be seen, but one thing is certain - we are excited enough to be looking forward to actually seeing if those things make a difference.

Anyway, enough small talk. We've gathered here today for an overview of all the content that a real LG G2 enthusiast might ever need. Yep, it's right here, below these lines of text. Just browse through the titles and read the ones that grab your attention!


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posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:32 1

1. scott5626 (Posts: 49; Member since: 01 Sep 2009)


I still need to know price and release date on Verizon?

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 20:42

20. TBomb (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


same here

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:40 4

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8263; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You forgot the 3000mAh battery.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:58

7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3009; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


For some it is 2600+ mAh...location dependent and that kind of sucks.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 03:02

21. pocketdrummer (Posts: 19; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Yeah, but that 2600+ mAh battery is removable and allows you to have an SD Card.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 02:28

27. scumbledEGG (unregistered)


removable bat? imagine if this phone will release a version of android os, ios or wp8 os, haha! gonna buy them all, life's good!

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:48 4

3. Ninetysix (Posts: 1579; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


LG? Enjoy getting your OS update a year later--if any.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:55 3

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8263; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This is the fear I have with this phone. Great specs, but if LG doesn't update it, it will quickly fall behind other flagships in the future.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 21:48

14. BraggingBob (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 May 2013)


Updates are usually dependant on the carrier and if they need it to fix bugs. LG's quality has improved quite a bit. Jelly Bean has been very stable.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 05:42

16. joey_sfb (Posts: 2899; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Agreed. My phone update was promised by LG management

They promise just to sell their current model and when that model faint so does their promise.

Their good point is they are normally cheaper compare to Samsung equivalent spec.

This G2 is not my cup of tea due to the lack of microSD and removable battery. Extra battery is handy when i need to stay outside for more than 12 hours.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 03:05

22. pocketdrummer (Posts: 19; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Look up the Monoprice 5000mAh external battery. Buy it directly from Monoprice, not amazon ($28 vs $40).

When your phone gets low, plug it into the external battery and let it charge in your pocket. It should be good for 1 1/2 charges which is 50% more than you'd get with just a battery.

That said, the other battery would be 100% immediately, but this is at least another option.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:48

4. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)


Lol. Next post please. we don't want any useless phone specs coming from a desperate trying hard Company. hahaha For sure, after 2 months this phone will be like other LG phones that has never sold or heard. hahaha

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 12:56 2

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8263; Member since: 14 May 2012)


LG Optimus G did sell for competing against the Note II, GS3, and One X.

You make Samsung users look bad.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 13:01

8. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


100% true. now LG just a samsung wannabe

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 13:30 2

9. nobihitoshi (banned) (Posts: 9; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


looks like galaxy s4

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 14:07

10. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Nexus 5 only

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 21:52

15. BraggingBob (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 May 2013)


Probably similar specs as G2 but with a tasty Key Lime Pie.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 14:20

11. abde_nj_88 (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


nothing left for the next iPhone

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 15:12

12. najariner (Posts: 24; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)


woot!i want to see this become the nexus 5!!without the back located buttons tho...And i tend to disagree with this "it wont get updated" business. What you guys are basically saying is that LG won't update any of its phones. I would think they would update the flagship atleast...

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 21:36

13. Landmarkcm (Posts: 433; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


The 13mp sensor with ois doesn't sound like anything that special. Htc 8mp cameras with the image chip, variable flash, & low light BSI lenses f 2.0 aperture look more impressive (like on the One S I just scored a great deal on) . Lg doesn't even mention the aperture of the lenses. Point is for this being there "Flagship" It doesn't sound that special in the camera department.

posted on 10 Aug 2013, 08:37

18. monkeytown (Posts: 108; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


made by LG is all i need to know to keep me off

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 18:53

23. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


My thing is with all LG brand devices on sprint the antennas are horrible just like any samsung HTC or moto for sprint are great for signal. Just hope they improved that feature as well as the GS4 not sure what to get. It also bothers me why they keep not supporting SD for all these great things the devices do like hd videos and downloads not much room to work with as well as games.

posted on 22 Aug 2013, 01:06

24. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Did i really see people complain about updates making this phone fall behind. First off 4.2 is up to date as you can be, 4.3 just came out and all it does is improve performance. IDK bout you but i have a feeling this phone won't lack in performance with 4.2 on board. You people are crazy... this phone won't fall behind anything for many years. It's pretty much the first of it's kind in the US. So stop bashing LG. Samsung keeps their phones updated but the galaxies still lag like a bawse? So that argument is just dead.

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